• Avec la collaboration de : Francis Noel Lees, François Maguin Traduction (Anglais) : Jean-Louis Supervielle, Jules Supervielle Édition : Pascale Drouet Hermia et Lysandre s'aiment. Mais Thésée, tyran d'Athènes, impose à la jeune fille d'épouser Démétrius. Si elle refuse, elle risque la mort ou le cloître. Un soir, avec Lysandre, Hermia décide de fuir la cité, poursuivie par Démétrius et Héléna, elle-même amoureuse de ce dernier. Ensemble, ils plongent au coeur d'une forêt obscure et enchantée. Ils y croisent Obéron, roi des elfes, qui demande au malicieux Puck d'user de ses philtres pour nouer et dénouer les amours des voyageurs...
    Entre burlesque et féerie, mise en abyme et désordre des sentiments, Le Songe d'une nuit d'été est plus qu'un songe, c'est un «somme avec des rêves partagés».

    Dossier spécial : l'amour 1. À l'origine était l'amour contrarié 2. Réflexions sur le coup de foudre (love at first sight) 3. Réciprocité, non-réciprocité, réversibilité 4. Amour et violence, ou le motif de la discordia concors 5. La langue de l'amour : pétrarquisme, parodie et autres excès.

  • Plongez dans la version originale et intégrale d'une comédie de moeurs légendaire, par l'auteur le plus sulfureux du XIXe siècle.

    Avec la collection NOT SO CLASSIC, lire en anglais devient un vrai plaisir grâce à :
    Des notes de vocabulaire en marge (en français et en anglais) un dossier complet pour comprendre l'oeuvre, ses personnages, ses grands thèmes et son contexte des quiz pour mémoriser l'essentiel, de façon ludique des activités pour progresser en anglais, grâce au texte d'un auteur d'exception + les vidéos "Previously on" La synthèse (en anglais) de la pièce, acte par acte, pour ne pas perdre le fil de l'histoire.

    + 1 guide pédagogique destiné aux enseignants à télécharger sur belin-education.com des mises en oeuvre actionnelles et le déroulé des séances des analyses d'extraits une tâche finale un sujet BAC des fiches méthodologiques des fiches pour animer des clubs de lecture TOUS LES CORRIGÉS

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  • Shakespeare Beaucoup de bruit pour rien (Much Ado About Nothing) Entre une cérémonie de noces brutalement interrompue et un mariage unissant deux êtres connus pour se haïr, Beaucoup de bruit pour rien nous rappelle que l'amour ne suit jamais un cours régulier. Étincelante et jubilatoire, cette comédie romantique n'en repose pas moins sur un constat amer : tout n'est que vanité... et aimer, c'est d'abord s'éprendre de soi-même, pour le meilleur et pour le pire.

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  • This play tells the story of Willy Loman, an ageing salesman, who is a failure in both his business and private life. Fired by his firm, ignored by his children, his humiliation ends in suicide.

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  • Fading southern belle Blanche Dubois depends on the kindness of strangers and is adrift in the modern world. When she arrives to stay with her sister Stella in a crowded, boisterous corner of New Orleans, her delusions of grandeur bring her into conflict with Stella's crude, brutish husband Stanley.

  • Pygmalion

    Bernard Shaw

    Le professeur Higgins et le colonel Pickering prennent pour cobaye une jeune vendeuse de fleurs qu'ils tentent de transformer en une vraie dame de la bonne société. Ils lui apprennent comment prononcer un mot, un phrase, correctement et enrichissent son vocabulaire, croyant que l'appartenance à la classe supérieure est une question de prononciation. Eliza fait des progrès surprenants et évolue de mieux en mieux dans le milieu de la grande bourgeoisie. Mais elle reste consciente de ses origines et s'émancipe de son « maître ». Une expérimentation sociétale dans l'air du temps, où Bernard Shaw détourne le mythe antique avec humour.

    Shaw défendait avec virulence un théâtre engagé et livra avec ses plus de cinquante pièces une cinglante critique de la morale dominante. Son arme fut la comédie, sa poudre son esprit. Dans l'art de descendre les puissants par l'ironie de leur piédestal il était un maître.

  • Offers newly edited texts of five of the British playwright's works, including the great farcial comedy The Importance of Being Earnest. . Reissue.

  • Set in Salem, Massachusetts, 1692, a community stands accused of witchcraft, and in the mood of fear and recriminations that develops, men denounce their neighbours and truth is perverted by superstition.

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  • Anglais Importance of being Earnest

    Oscar Wilde

    • Dover
    • 1 Juillet 1990

    A carefully curated library of the world's greatest literature, Dover Thrift Editions are the most affordable choice for today's readers. The series offers a vast selection of complete and unabridged titles, each a classic work of fiction, nonfiction, poetry or drama. Here is Oscar Wilde's most brilliant tour de force, a witty and buoyant comedy of manners that has delighted millions in countless productions since its first performance in London's St.
    James' Theatre on February 14, 1895. The Importance of Being Earnest is celebrated not only for the lighthearted ingenuity of its plot, but for its inspired dialogue, rich with scintillating epigrams still savored by all who enjoy artful conversation. From the play's effervescent beginnings in Algernon Moncrieff's London flat to its hilarious denouement in the drawing room of Jack Worthing's country manor in Hertfordshire, this comic masterpiece keeps audiences breathlessly anticipating a new bon mot or a fresh twist of plot moment to moment.
    This finely produced volume is an unabridged, unaltered reprinting of an authoritative early British edition.

  • Eddie Carbone is a longshoreman and a straightforward man, with a strong sense of decency and of honour. For Eddie, it's a privilege to take in his wife's cousins, straight off the boat from Italy. But, as his niece begins to fall for one of them, it's clear that it's not just, as Eddie claims, that he's too strange, too sissy, too careless for her, but that something bigger, deeper is wrong, and wrong inside Eddie, in a way he can't face. Something which threatens the happiness of their whole family.

  • Anglais Twelve Angry Men

    Reginald Rose

    Originally published: U.S.A.: Dramatic Pub., 1955.

  • Two minor characters from "Hamlet" offer a novel view of the melancholy Dane

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  • Abandoned by her husband, Amanda Wingfield comforts herself with recollections of her earlier, life in Blue Mountain when she was pursued by 'gentleman callers'. Her son Tom, a poet with a job in a warehouse, longs for adventure and escape from his mother's suffocating embrace, while Laura, her daughter, has her glass menagerie and her memories.

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  • 'Big Daddy' Pollitt, the richest cotton planter in the Mississippi Delta, is about to celebrate his sixty-fifth birthday. His two sons have returned home for the occasion: Gooper, his wife and children, Brick, an ageing football hero who has turned to drink, and his feisty wife Maggie. This is a portrayal of family tensions.

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  • "An inspector calls", the title play in this collection, was written inside a week in 1944. Inspector Goole, investigating a girl's death, calls on the Birlings, an outwardly virtuous household.

  • Anglais Endgame

    Samuel Beckett

    Originally written in French, this play gave its first London performance at the Royal Court Theatre in 1957.

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  • 'Nothing happens, nobody comes, nobody goes, it's awful.' This line was adopted by Jean Anouilh, to characterize the first production of "Waiting For Godot" at the Theatre de Babylone, in 1953. Anybody acquinted with Beckett's masterly black comedy would not question the recognition of this twentieth-century literature classic.

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  • HarperCollins is proud to present its new range of best-loved, essential classics.
    ''All the world''s a stage, And all the men and women merely players.'' Featuring Rosalind, one of Shakespeare''s most likeable and strong female protagonists, As You Like It is a comedic play centred around concealed identity, love, exile and artifice. Banished from the court by her uncle, Rosalind flees to the forest with her cousin Celia and her jester, joining her already exiled father, and disguising herself as a boy. In the guise of a young man, she instructs her would-be lover Orlando in the ways of love and in doing so allows Shakespeare to explore the dynamics of the city and the country as well as the sexual politics of the time.

  • Biographical noteTennessee Williams was born in 1911 in Columbus, Mississippi, where his grandfather was the episcopal clergyman. When his father, a travelling salesman, moved with his family to St Louis some years later, both he and his sister found it impossible to settle down to city life. He entered college during the Depression and left after a couple of years to take a clerical job in a shoe company. He stayed there for two years, spending the evenings writing. He entered the University of Iowa in 1938 and completed his course, at the same time holding a large number of part-time jobs of great diversity. He received a Rockefeller Fellowship in 1940 for his play Battle of Angels, and he won the Pulitzer Prize in 1948 and 1955. Among his many plays Penguin have published The Glass Menagerie (1944), A Streetcar Named Desire (1947), Summer and Smoke (1948), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1955), Baby Doll (1957), Suddenly Last Summer (1958) and Sweet Bird of Youth (1959). Tennessee Williams died in 1983. Main descriptionThese three dramatic works by Tennessee Williams explore the darker side of human nature and are haunted by a sense of isolation and regret. 'Suddenly Last Summer' is the starkly told story of Catherine, who seemingly goes insane after her cousin Sebastian dies in grisly circumstances on a trip to Europe. 'The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore' is a passionate examination of a wealthy old woman as she recounts her memories in the face of death, while in 'Small Craft Warnings' a motley group of people - including a blowsy beautician, a discredited alcoholic doctor, a vulnerable waif and two gay men - sit around a seedy bar on the Californian coast, each contemplating their own desperate fate.

  • Middle-aged history professor George, and his wife Martha, are joined for a social evening by another faculty couple at a New England college. The result is an all-night drinking session that erupts into a nightmare of revelations.

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  • Anglais Happy Days

    Samuel Beckett

    Happy Days was written in 1960 and first produced in London at the Royal Court Theatre in November 1962

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