There is no doubting we are in the thrall of as masterly a dramatist as the theatre possesses.’ The times
It is 1936 and harvest time in county Donegal. In a house just outside the village of ballybeg live the five mundy sisters, barely making ends meet, there ages ranging from twenty-six up to forty. The two male members of the household are brother jack, a missionary priest, repatriated from Africa by his superiors after twenty-five years, and the seven-year-old child of the youngest sister.in depicting two days in the life of this ménage, Brian Friel evokes not simply the interior landscape of a group of human beings trapped in their domestic situation, but the wider landscape, interior and exterior, Christian and pagan, of which they are nonetheless a part.
The series will consist of ten volumes. There will be a supplementary volume on the history and development of the hatchment and any errors and omissions will be dealt with in an addendum when the series is completed.
This book contains an information introduction explaining the nature of kabuki performance patterns as well as the many variations in standard presentations. A helpful discussion of the different interpretations from the viewpoint of actors and critics precedes the text of each of the five plays included here – benten kozo, pulling the carriage apart and the village school (from sugawara’s secrets of calligraphy), Shunkan, and Naozamurai.
With a narrative that grips the reader like a detective story, Antonia Fraser brings the characters and events of the gunpowder plot to life. dramatically recreating the conditions and motives that surrounded the fateful night of 5th November 1605. She unravels the tangled web of religion and polities which spawned the plot.
It was the time when the rush for spoils filled a corner of the forest with the yelping of hounds, the cracking of whips, the flaring of torches. The appetites let loose were satisfied at last, shamelessly, amid the sound of crumbling neighborhoods and fortunes made in six months. the city had become an orgy of gold and women.