Download The Cambridge History of American Theatre. Vol. 2: 1870-1945 by Don B. Wilmeth PDF

By Don B. Wilmeth

Vol. I: Beginnings to 1870

Volume One bargains with the colonial inceptions of yank theatre throughout the post-Civil struggle interval: the ecu antecedents, the hot international affects of the French and Spanish colonists, and the improvement of uniquely American traditions in tandem with the emergence of nationwide identity.

Vol. II: 1870–1945

Volume of the authoritative, multi-volume Cambridge historical past of yank Theatre starts off within the post-Civil battle interval and lines the improvement of yankee theatre as much as 1945. It covers all facets of theatre from performs and playwrights, via actors and appearing, to theatre teams and administrators. themes tested contain vaudeville and renowned leisure, eu affects, theatre in and past ny, the increase of the Little Theatre circulation, altering audiences, modernism, the Federal Theatre circulation, scenography, stagecraft, and structure. Contextualising chapters discover the position of theatre in the context of yankee social and cultural heritage, and the position of yankee theatre in terms of theatre in Europe and past. This definitive background of yank theatre contains contributions from the next unique lecturers - Thomas Postlewait, John Frick, Tice L. Miller, Ronald Wainscott, Brenda Murphy, Mark Fearnow, Brooks McNamara, Thomas Riis, Daniel J. Watermeier, Mary C. Henderson, and Warren Kliewer.

Vol. III: Post-World struggle II to the 1990s

Volume three of this authoritative and wide-ranging historical past of yank theater examines the theater after global conflict II, via Broadway and past, in addition to nearby theater around the state. individuals additionally examine new instructions in theater layout, directing, and performing, in addition to key performs and playwrights in the course of the Nineties.

Show description

countinue reading

Download The "Constitution of Medina": Muḥammad’s First Legal by Michael Lecker PDF

By Michael Lecker

This rfile, identified in Orientalist jargon because the “Constitution of Medina,” is authorised, even via iconoclasts of the sector, as an unique record going again to the Prophet Muhammad. but, for a few cause, it has now not acquired its justifiable share of scholarly consciousness. This e-book is an try and therapy this example, and comprises the 2 identified models of the “Constitution,” based on many assets. this can be by way of introductory chapters facing the Muslim and Jewish teams that participated within the record. eventually, there's a translation and a close statement at the clauses. during this ebook, the writer argues that the majority of the Jewish tribes of Medina, together with the massive ones, didn't perform the “Constitution”; the most tribes had extra rudimentary, non-belligerency treaties with Muhammad. additionally, the idea that the “Constitution” declared each one Jewish workforce as an umma or group rests on a defective analyzing: in reality the engaging Jews bought a warrantly of protection (amana). This monograph will enhance the assets to be had for the research of Muhammad’s techniques and rules almost immediately after his arrival at Medina.

Show description

countinue reading

Download Les carnets de Guantanamo by Mohamedou Ould Slahi PDF

By Mohamedou Ould Slahi

Détenu depuis août 2002 à Guantánamo, Mohamedou Ould Slahi n’a jamais été inculpé par los angeles justice américaine. Et alors qu’un juge fédéral a ordonné sa libération, le gouvernement des États-Unis a décidé d’ignorer cette décision.

En 2005, trois ans après son arrestation, Mohamedou a commencé à rédiger un magazine. Il y raconte sa vie telle qu’elle était avant qu’il disparaisse dans les limbes du système pénitentiaire américain, pour ce qu’il qualifie « d’interminable journey du monde » de los angeles détention et des interrogatoires ; il y décrit son quotidien de prisonnier à Guantánamo. Son magazine n’est pas seulement los angeles chronique fascinante d’un déni de justice, c’est aussi un récit profondément group of workers : terrifiant, parfois férocement drôle, et d’une grande élégance.

Show description

countinue reading

Download De la Colonisation au Brésil by Charles Maximilien Louis van Lede PDF

By Charles Maximilien Louis van Lede

De l. a. Colonisation au Brésil. Mémorie historique, descriptif, statistique et advertisement sur l. a. province de Sainte-Catherine, formant le deuxiéme rapport a los angeles Société Belge-Brésilienne de Colonisation; continant los angeles structure du Brésil, sa state of affairs financière, etc.

Première booklet de los angeles Société Belge-Brésilienne de Colonisation.

Show description

countinue reading

Download The Routledge Concise History of Canadian Literature by Richard J. Lane PDF

By Richard J. Lane

The Routledge Concise historical past of Canadian Literature introduces the fiction, poetry and drama of Canada in its ancient, political and cultural contexts.

In this transparent and established quantity, Richard Lane outlines:

  • the heritage of Canadian literature from colonial instances to the current
  • key texts for Canadian First Peoples and the literature of Quebec
  • the influence of English translation, and the Canadian immigrant adventure
  • critical issues resembling panorama, ethnicity, orality, textuality, conflict and nationhood
  • contemporary debate at the canon, feminism, postcoloniality, queer concept, and cultural and ethnic range
  • the paintings of canonical and lesser-known writers from Catherine Parr Traill and Susanna Moodie to Robert carrier, Maria Campbell and Douglas Coupland.

Written in an interesting and available type and supplying a word list, maps and extra analyzing sections, this guidebook is a vital source for college kids operating within the box of Canadian Literature.

Show description

countinue reading