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A play is a form of literature written by a playwright, usually consisting of scripted dialogue between characters, intended for theatrical performance rather than just reading. There are rare dramatists, notably George Bernard Shaw, who have had little preference whether their plays were performed or read. The term "play" can refer to both the written works of playwrights and to their complete theatrical performance.

 
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Onto the Stage : ‘Slighted Souls’ and other stage and radio plays

By: BS Murthy

This is a compendium of the author’s Indian stage and radio plays: "Slighted Souls" is a poignant love story set in rural Telangana, beset with feudal exploitation of the downtrodden dalits. Besides forcing the dalits to toil in the fields as bonded labor without impunity, the land owning doras had no qualms in reducing the womenfolk of this ilk as sex slaves in the gadis, which results in an armed rebellion engulfing two young lovers. "Men at work on Women at work...

Slighted Souls - A political stage play Scene – 1 Voice Over: Under the British Raj in India, the self-indulging Nizams of Hyderabad abdicated the administration of their vast principality to doralu, the village heads, letting them turn the areas under their domain into their personal fiefdoms. While the successive Nizams were obsessed with building palaces and acquiring jewelry, the village heads succeeded in ushering in an oppressive era of tyrannical order. Actin...

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Sthree Eninum Vanchitha!

By: TK Ramchand

When they grew up, Radha and Vinod moved so closely that Radha's mother Bindu had to warn them. Even if from too younger days, together a boy and girl lived moving very closely, once they turn adolescent the girl shall not believe the boy as for as bodily contact is concerned. Radha actively participates in the conference. Delegates from all over the world are present. They discuss how even from the time Man came into existence, the female sex had been treated as subo...

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) lists various forms of violence against women: rape and sexual harassment, child marriage, wife beating, prostitution, female genital cutting/mutilation, dowry-related violence, trafficking, sexual violence during wars, femicide, ‘honour’ killings, forced sterilization, pornography and bride kidnapping. “Violence against women also takes many forms of psychological abuse, intimidation and harassment. The lack of space or relucta...

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Xome, The Ever Cheated!

By: TK Ramchand

When they grew up, Radha and Vinod moved so closely that Radha's mother Bindu had to warn them. Even if from too younger days, together a boy and girl lived moving very closely, once they turn adolescent the girl shall not believe the boy as for as bodily contact is concerned. Radha actively participates in the conference. Delegates from all over the world are present. They discuss how even from the time Man came into existence, the female sex had been treated as subo...

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) lists various forms of violence against women: rape and sexual harassment, child marriage, wife beating, prostitution, female genital cutting/mutilation, dowry-related violence, trafficking, sexual violence during wars, femicide, ‘honour’ killings, forced sterilization, pornography and bride kidnapping. “Violence against women also takes many forms of psychological abuse, intimidation and harassment. The lack of space or relucta...

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«Ευτυχισμένο κοιμάμενο νερό» : Ο αληθινός θάνατος του Νίκου Καζαντ...

By: Γιάννης Φαρσάρης

Μια φοιτήτρια Φιλολογίας στο Ρέθυμνο, μελετώντας βιβλία στο αρχείο του Παντελή Πρεβελάκη, βρίσκει κρυμμένο ένα γράμμα που του είχε στείλει ο Νίκος Καζαντζάκης ένα μήνα μετά τον θάνατό του και αποκαλύπτει πως δεν έχει πεθάνει, καθώς έθαψαν το πτώμα κάποιου άλλου. Ο Καζαντζάκης επισκέπτεται κρυφά τον Πρεβελάκη στο σπίτι του στην Αθήνα και του εκμυστηρεύεται το σχέδιο τού υποτιθέμενου θανάτου του.

Θεατρικό έργο σε τρεις πράξεις: Ο αληθινός θάνατος του Νίκου Καζαντζάκη

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Bridge Bidding - Standard American Yellow Card

By: Nicolae Sfetcu

This book present some of the most important bridge bidding systems used in duplicate bridge tournaments, detailing the most known bridge bidding system, Standard American Yellow Card, by using a logical sequential order for openings, answers, competitive bids and defensive play in order to help the players during the games. Much of the complexity in bridge arises from the difficulty of arriving at a good final contract in the auction. A bidding system in contract brid...

Contract bridge, usually known simply as bridge, is a trick-taking card game using a standard deck of 52 playing cards played by four players in two competing partnerships with partners sitting opposite each other around a small table. For purposes of scoring and reference, each player is identified by one of the points of the compass and thus North and South play against East and West. The game consists of several deals each progressing through four phases: dealing the ...

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There is no Country Called Kenya : If you Must Steal, Just Steal a...

By: Levi Cheptora Cheruo

The year is 2030. A mysterious, rogue, and notorious Committee X has hijacked Kenya, defiled The Kenya Constitution 2010, grabbed forests, parks, whole counties, legalize prostitution, is openly cultivating coca, poppies, and cannabis sativa, and has stolen every coin from Central Bank…inflation rates are skyrocketing, unemployment rates are off the roof, the Shilling value is nose-diving, teachers, nurses, doctors, security personnel among others are either on strike or...

ACT III Scene 1 SETTING: Abunker at the US Embassy, Gigiri. Twotables with chairs on either side. Itis 9:00 AM, 4TH, Tuesday, June, 2030. AT RISE: JOHNis going through his typed speech. SARAH is all over him, her arms around hiswaist. JEZEBEL, PROFESSOR MAMBO and RETIRED GENERAL are busy with theirsmartphones, stiffly seated around the two tables. JEFFRY (Entering the bunker) Hi guys, sor...

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Τεσσερα Μονοπρακτα

By: Λουιτζι Πιραντελο; Χριστοσ Αλεξανδριδησ

Τέσσερα θεατρικά μονόπρακτα του Λουίτζι Πιραντέλο και ένα απόσπασμα από το "Θέατρο και λογοτεχνία", μεταφρασμένα από τα ιταλικά από τον Χρίστο Αλεξανδρίδη. Four one-acte plays by Luigi Pirandello, as well as an extract from "Theatre and Literature", translated into greek by Christos Alexandridis

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Henrik Ibsen and Nordic Myth : Folklore archetypes in his early plays

By: James W. Bowers

Henrik Ibsen told his readers if they were to understand his work, they should read all his dramas and live them in their person experience. Little has been published about his first plays. This book covers dramas from "Cataline" to "Peer Gynt," and demonstrates how "The Master Builder," "Hedda Gabler" and "The Lady from the Sea" are related to archetypal themes of his youthful work. The thesis is that Ibsen was a creator of myths. Using the psychology of Carl Jung, ...

Fifty years ago I began my graduate studies in order to become a professor of English. Among the requirements for the master's degree was the necessity of writing a thesis. I chose as a topic "Henrik Ibsen and Nordic Myth." There were several reasons for choosing that topic. As an undergraduate I had taken a course with Philip Wheelwright based upon his manuscript of "The Burning Fountain" and became interested in mythology. I subsequently spent a year at a Danish f...

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An Upside-Down World

By: Florentin Smarandache

This play does not represent time in suspension or a snapshot cartoon, but rather a living entity in never ending motion. As with two people reading the same book but not imagining the same things, the actors and producers will be the true creators of new models and ideas due to the existing framework. Consider the theater as a painting with ideas made out of a malleable material. Time stamps its features upon it and producers remodel its structure. Actors, as factor...

In some places, some speeches may be adapted or the actors may improvise for a better connection between the moduli and the integrity of the play. In order to test the reaction of the audience, to measure the flair of the critics for the illogicality of the play, and to determine the force of electricity in the thinking and power of adaptability to the environment to the unpropitious conditions of living (Darwin's theory) of the spectators in a hostile and constraini...

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A Trilogy of Theatrical Plays for Children

By: Florentin Smarandache

A collection of three plays made for children in Romanian.

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The Creation of the New Man : A Fanciful Tragedy of Four Scenes

By: Florentin Smarandache

This is a cerebral play that underlines the pettiness of a person lost among things (of an unnatural size), and much more: lost among ordinary people.

SCENE I A laboratory equipped with all the advantages of modern medicine. It appears to be a waiting room in a sanitarium, with four doors - one to either side of the stage and two against the back. The doors are marked in order, "0", "Ward 1", "Ward 2", and "Ward 3." The interior is dark. Stuffed people. A "New Man" is kept frozen in a trunk made of glass. He is a specimen of new technology, and above him are pinned up revelatory advertisements and newspaper clipp...

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The Country of the Animals : A Mute Play in Four Scenes of Desperation

By: Florentin Smarandache

A silent play.

SCENE 6 A plate is lowered: "THE PARADE" Scenery: Many mirrors on the stage multiply the number of participants, but they are supposed to distort and exaggerate the reality -- which is already gloomy enough. An official sheltered review stand on which there are many Instructors looking at the parading people. The procession is following the direction indicated on a plate: "Towards the Twang-oism" The people are parading! The stage may have the shape of a stadium. The ...

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Don Juan Tenorio

By: José Zorrilla; Tony Kline, Translator

Don Juan Tenorio, in English verse, with parallel Spanish text and line numbers (translated in collaboration with Nancy Mayberry).

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The Divine Comedy

By: Dante Alighieri; Tony Kline, Translator

A new, complete, downloadable, English translation, with hyper-linked in-depth name index, and comprehensive notes.

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The Odyssey

By: Homer; George Theodoridis, Translator

The wanderings of Odysseus.

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The Iliad

By: Homer; George Theodoridis, Translator

The killing fields of Troy.

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More Selected Poems and Fragments of Sappho

By: Sappho; George Theodoridis, Translator

Reconstructed from the source text.

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The Selected Poems of Sappho

By: Sappho; George Theodoridis, Translator

A selection of poetry by Sappho.

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Lines of Love, Wine and Song : The Muses at Work: The Muses at Work

By: Various; George Theodoridis, Translator

A selection of poetry by Anacreon and others.

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Women of Trachis

By: Sophocles; George Theodoridis, Translator

Tells the story of the death of Heracles by his wife.

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