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Lysistrata (AmazonClassics Edition)

by Aristophanes,

The Peloponnesian War seems to have no end, and one woman has had enough. Lysistrata, the outspoken, practical-minded heroine of Aristophanes’s comedic masterpiece, crafts a plan to end the conflict once and for all with a surefire means to unity: she implores all the women of Greece to withhold sexual privileges until a peace treaty is signed. What begins as a sworn oath becomes a movement that tests both sides and could change the course of history.Aristophanes’s irresistibly bawdy play is both a timeless antiwar set piece and an insightful comedy that is as fresh and poignant as ever.AmazonClassics brings you timeless works from the masters of storytelling. Ideal for anyone who wants to read a great work for the first time or rediscover an old favorite, these new editions open the d...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Theater, Literature & Fiction, Drama & Plays, Greek & Roman, Classics, Nonfiction, Classical & Early
Size: 119 pages
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Reading Breath in Literature (Palgrave Studies in Literature, Science and Medicine)

by Arthur Rose

This open access book presents five different approaches to reading breath in literature, in response to texts from a range of historical, geographical and cultural environments. Breath, for all its ubiquity in literary texts, has received little attention as a transhistorical literary device. Drawing together scholars of Medieval Romance, Early Modern Drama, Fin de Siècle Aesthetics, American Poetics and the Postcolonial Novel, this book offers the first transhistorical study of breath in literature. At the same time, it shows how the study of breath in literature can contribute to recent developments in the Medical Humanities.  ...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Theater, Literature & Fiction, Contemporary Fiction, Nonfiction
Size: 134 pages
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Actors and the Art of Performance: Under Exposure (Performance Philosophy)

by Susanne Granzer

Actors and the Art of Performance: Under Exposure combines the author's two main biographical paths: her professional commitment to the fields of both theatre and philosophy. The art of acting on stage is analysed here not only from the theoretical perspective of a spectator, but also from the perspective of the actor. The author draws on her experience as both a theatre actor and a university professor whose teachings in the art of acting rely heavily on her own experience and also on her philosophical knowledge. The book is unique not only in terms of its content but also in terms of its style. Written in a multiplicity of voices, the text oscillates between philosophical reasoning and narrative forms of writing, including micro-narratives, fables, parables, and inter alia by Carroll, Ho...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Performing Arts, Theater, Humor & Entertainment, Movies & Video, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Professional & Technical, Professional Science, Science & Math
Size: 120 pages
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The Shadows I Followed: A Phoenix Rises (This Shadow Follows Me)

by Joseph McGinnis

This Shadow Follows Me was a story about Alec imposing his own terms on life or accepting what life offers him.By popular demand the story continues in The Shadows I Followed. Alec Andrews is back, and the life he thought he would always lead, has been turned upside down. Alec’s story is fraught with hard life changing decisions and intense drama. Like all shadows they tend to follow us no matter what life brings.Alec’s story will bring the reader to understand that there is a way out of self destructive behaviors, past mistakes, and abuse. In a world that seems to be tearing him down, will Alec find a way to crawl out of the shadows and see the light? Anyone who has dealt with overcoming adversity will be able to identify with Alec’s story and help find their own answers....

Genre: Arts & Photography, Theater, Comics & Graphic Novels, Gay & Lesbian, Literature & Fiction, Drama & Plays, Anthologies & Literature Collections, Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Fiction, Teen & Young Adult
Size: 350 pages
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