Vera; Or, the Nihilists

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Vera

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Download or read book Vera written by Oscar Wilde and published by ReadHowYouWant.com. This book was released on 2008-08-08 with total page 122 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Vera (1880) by Oscar Wilde is a tragic play that is bound to touch your heart. The story revolves around Vera and Alexis, two Nihilists, who love each other. Like others of their group, their mission is to start a revolution in order to bring democracy. Vera's greatness of spirit is evident when she says I have saved Russia. Encompassing the elite as well as the people who had revolutionary ideas, the work presents different segments of the Russian society.

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Download or read book Vera; Or, the Nihilists (1880). By: Oscar Wilde written by Oscar Wilde and published by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform. This book was released on 2016-10-08 with total page 40 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Vera Ivanovna Zasulich (Russian:8 August [O.S. 27 July] 1849 - 8 May 1919) was a Russian Menshevik writer and revolutionary. Vera; or, The Nihilists is a play by Oscar Wilde. It is a melodramatic tragedy set in Russia and is loosely based on the life of Vera Zasulich. It was Wilde's first play, and the first to be performed. In 1880, with only a few copies privately printed, arrangements were made with noted actresses for a production the United Kingdom, but this never materialized. The first ever public performance was in New York in 1883 at the Union Square Theatre based on revisions made by Wilde while lecturing in America in 1882. The play was not a success and folded after only one week.It is rarely revived. At the time of writing, the reform-minded Tsar Alexander II was involved in a struggle with revolutionaries who sought to assassinate him (and eventually succeeded). Though none of Wilde's characters correspond to actual Russian people of the time, the above situation was well-known both to Wilde and to the audience for which he was writing. It has been suggested that the plot was inspired by true events. In 1878, three years before the play's completion, Vera Zasulich shot the St Petersburg Chief of Police, Trepov.[2] Wilde described himself as a Socialist, although Ellmann describes his Socialism as more "a general hatred of tyranny" than a specific political belief. Marie Prescott and her husband, Mr Perzel purchased the rights to perform the play, and she was the leading actress in its first performance at the Union Square Theatre. Wilde travelled to America for the second time in his life specifically to oversee the production. The play was withdrawn after one week. Mr Perzel stated to newspapers "the play is withdrawn simply because it did not pay," citing that he had lost $2,500 on the piece the previous week. He also implied that he had hoped Wilde himself would lecture between the acts, allowing him to capitalise on Wilde's popularity as a public speaker... Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (16 October 1854 - 30 November 1900) was an Irish playwright, novelist, essayist, and poet. After writing in different forms throughout the 1880s, he became one of London's most popular playwrights in the early 1890s.

Vera Or, The Nihilists

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Download or read book Vera Or, The Nihilists written by Oscar Wilde and published by . This book was released on 2020-10-13 with total page 52 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Vera or, The Nihilists By Oscar WildeVera or, The Nihilists is a play by Oscar Wilde. It is a melodramatic tragedy set in Russia and is loosely based on the life of Vera Zasulich. It was Wilde's first play, and the first to be performed. In 1880, with only a few copies privately printed, arrangements were made with noted actresses for a production in the United Kingdom, but this never materialized. The first public performance was in New York City in 1883 at the Union Square Theatre, based on revisions made by Wilde while lecturing in America in 1882. The play was not a success and folded after only one week.It is rarely revived.At the time of writing, the reform-minded Tsar Alexander II was involved in a struggle with revolutionaries who sought to assassinate him (and eventually succeeded). Though none of Wilde's characters correspond to actual Russian people of the time, the above situation was well-known both to Wilde and to the audience for which he was writing. It has been suggested that the plot was inspired by true events. In 1878, three years before the play's completion, Vera Zasulich shot the Governor of St Petersburg, Trepov. Wilde described himself as a Socialist, although Ellmann describes his Socialism as more "a general hatred of tyranny" than a specific political belief.Marie Prescott and her husband, Mr Perzel purchased the rights to perform the play, and she was the leading actress in its first performance at the Union Square Theatre. Wilde travelled to America for the second time in his life specifically to oversee the production.The play was withdrawn after one week. Mr Perzel stated to newspapers "the play is withdrawn simply because it did not pay," citing that he had lost $2,500 on the piece the previous week. He also implied that he had hoped Wilde himself would lecture between the acts, allowing him to capitalise on Wilde's popularity as a public speaker.Peter Sabouroff (an Innkeeper).Vera Sabouroff (his Daughter).Michael (a Peasant).Dmitri Sabouroff.Colonel Kotemkin.Ivan the Czar.Prince Paul Maraloffski (Prime Minister of Russia).Prince Petrovitch.Count Rouvaloff.Marquis de Poivrard.Baron Raff.General Kotemkin.A Page.A Colonel of the Guard.Peter Tchernavitch, President of the Nihilists.Michael.Alexis Ivanacievitch, known as a Student of Medicine.

Imitations of Life

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Download or read book Imitations of Life written by Louise McReynolds and published by Duke University Press. This book was released on 2002-03-29 with total page 358 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: DIVUses the under-studied genre of melodrama as a critical prism for understanding Russian/Soviet history, politics and culture--in particular, the uses to which popular culture was put in the Soviet period./div

Vera the Nihilists

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Download or read book Vera the Nihilists written by Oscar Wilde and published by ReadHowYouWant.com. This book was released on 2008-08-08 with total page 126 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Oscar Wilde Eros and Aesthetics

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Download or read book Oscar Wilde Eros and Aesthetics written by Patricia Flanagan Behrendt and published by Springer. This book was released on 2016-07-27 with total page 194 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This study explores the relationship between Wilde's treatment of sexual subject matter and the development of his literary aesthetics from the earliest volume of poetry through the social comedies which highlighted his career. In addition, the study considers the earliest critical responses to Wilde's works, since they reveal how references to sexual subject matter, particularly to homoerotic themes, were received in Wilde's own period.

Vera Or the Nihilists

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Download or read book Vera Or the Nihilists written by Oscar Wilde and published by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform. This book was released on 2018-08-11 with total page 42 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Vera Or The Nihilists By Oscar Wilde, 1902 After becoming involved with the Nihilist movement and being trained as an assassin, Vera falls in love with Alexis, another member of the group. But Vera soon finds out that the truth about Alexis puts the two of them at odds, and she will have to choose between him and her cause. Loosely based on the life of Russian revolutionary Vera Zasulich, Vera was not performed until years after it was written, when an American actress, Marie Prescott, and her husband purchased... We are delighted to publish this classic book as part of our extensive Classic Library collection. Many of the books in our collection have been out of print for decades, and therefore have not been accessible to the general public. The aim of our publishing program is to facilitate rapid access to this vast reservoir of literature, and our view is that this is a significant literary work, which deserves to be brought back into print after many decades. The contents of the vast majority of titles in the Classic Library have been scanned from the original works. To ensure a high quality product, each title has been meticulously hand curated by our staff. Our philosophy has been guided by a desire to provide the reader with a book that is as close as possible to ownership of the original work. We hope that you will enjoy this wonderful classic work, and that for you it becomes an enriching experience.

Oscar Wilde

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Download or read book Oscar Wilde written by Karl Beckson and published by Psychology Press. This book was released on 1997 with total page 454 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Oscar Wilde (1854-1900). British dramatist whose works and wit often attracted scandalized protest. Writings include: The Happy Prince, The Picture of Dorian Gray, The Importance of Being Earnest.

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Download or read book Vera; Or, the Nihilists (1880). By: Oscar Wilde written by Oscar Wilde and published by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform. This book was released on 2016-12-21 with total page 42 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Vera; or, The Nihilists is a play by Oscar Wilde. It is a melodramatic tragedy set in Russia and is loosely based on the life of Vera Zasulich. It was Wilde's first play, and the first to be performed... Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (16 October 1854 - 30 November 1900) was an Irish playwright, novelist, essayist, and poet. After writing in different forms throughout the 1880s, he became one of London's most popular playwrights in the early 1890s. He is remembered for his epigrams, his novel The Picture of Dorian Gray, his plays, as well as the circumstances of his imprisonment and early death. Wilde's parents were successful Anglo-Irish Dublin intellectuals. Their son became fluent in French and German early in life. At university, Wilde read Greats; he proved himself to be an outstanding classicist, first at Dublin, then at Oxford. He became known for his involvement in the rising philosophy of aestheticism, led by two of his tutors, Walter Pater and John Ruskin. After university, Wilde moved to London into fashionable cultural and social circles. As a spokesman for aestheticism, he tried his hand at various literary activities: he published a book of poems, lectured in the United States and Canada on the new "English Renaissance in Art," and then returned to London where he worked prolifically as a journalist. Known for his biting wit, flamboyant dress and glittering conversation, Wilde became one of the best-known personalities of his day. At the turn of the 1890s, he refined his ideas about the supremacy of art in a series of dialogues and essays, and incorporated themes of decadence, duplicity, and beauty into his only novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray (1890). The opportunity to construct aesthetic details precisely, and combine them with larger social themes, drew Wilde to write drama. He wrote Salome (1891) in French in Paris but it was refused a licence for England due to the absolute prohibition of Biblical subjects on the English stage. Unperturbed, Wilde produced four society comedies in the early 1890s, which made him one of the most successful playwrights of late Victorian London. At the height of his fame and success, while his masterpiece, The Importance of Being Earnest (1895), was still on stage in London, Wilde had the Marquess of Queensberry prosecuted for criminal libel. The Marquess was the father of Wilde's lover, Lord Alfred Douglas. The charge carried a penalty of up to two years in prison. The trial unearthed evidence that caused Wilde to drop his charges and led to his own arrest and trial for gross indecency with men. After two more trials he was convicted and imprisoned for two years' hard labour. In 1897, in prison, he wrote De Profundis, which was published in 1905, a long letter which discusses his spiritual journey through his trials, forming a dark counterpoint to his earlier philosophy of pleasure. Upon his release he left immediately for France, never to return to Ireland or Britain. There he wrote his last work, The Ballad of Reading Gaol (1898), a long poem commemorating the harsh rhythms of prison life. He died destitute in Paris at the age of 46.

Anarchist Seeds Beneath the Snow

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Download or read book Anarchist Seeds Beneath the Snow written by David Goodway and published by Liverpool University Press. This book was released on 2006-01-01 with total page 414 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From William Morris to Oscar Wilde to George Orwell left-libertarian thought has long been an important but neglected part of British cultural and political history. This work seeks to recover that indigenous anarchist tradition. It argues that a recovered anarchist tradition could be a touchstone for contemporary political radicals.

The Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish Theatre

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Download or read book The Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish Theatre written by Nicholas Grene and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2016-07-28 with total page 688 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish Theatre provides the single most comprehensive survey of the field to be found in a single volume. Drawing on more than forty contributors from around the world, the book addresses a full range of topics relating to modern Irish theatre from the late nineteenth-century theatre to the most recent works of postdramatic devised theatre. Ireland has long had an importance in the world of theatre out of all proportion to the size of the country, and has been home to four Nobel Laureates (Yeats, Shaw, and Beckett; Seamus Heaney, while primarily a poet, also wrote for the stage). This collection begins with the influence of melodrama, looks at arguably the first modern Irish playwright, Oscar Wilde, before moving into a series of considerations of the Abbey Theatre, and Irish modernism. Arranged chronologically, it explores areas such as women in theatre, Irish-language theatre, and alternative theatres, before reaching the major writers of more recent Irish theatre, including Brian Friel and Tom Murphy, and their successors. There are also individual chapters focusing on Beckett and Shaw, as well as a series of chapters looking at design, acting and theatre architecture. The book concludes with an extended survey of the critical literature on the field. In each chapter, the author does not simply rehearse accepted wisdom; all of the authors push the boundaries of their respective fields, so that each chapter is a significant contribution to scholarship in its own right.

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Download or read book Vera written by Oscar Wilde and published by ReadHowYouWant.com. This book was released on 2008-08-08 with total page 142 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Anarchism and the Avant-Garde

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Download or read book Anarchism and the Avant-Garde written by and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2019-11-04 with total page 294 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Anarchism and the Avant-Garde: Radical Arts and Politics in Perspective offers a fresh approach to the encounter of the classical anarchisms (1860s−1940s) and the artistic and literary avant-gardes of the same period, probing its dimensions and limits.

Stars and Spies

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Download or read book Stars and Spies written by Christopher Andrew and published by Random House. This book was released on 2021-10-14 with total page 426 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A vastly entertaining and unique history of the interaction between spying and showbiz, from the Elizabethan age to the Cold War and beyond. 'A treasure trove of human ingenuity' The Times Written by two experts in their fields, Stars and Spies is the first history of the extraordinary connections between the intelligence services and show business. We travel back to the golden age of theatre and intelligence in the reign of Elizabeth I. We meet the writers, actors and entertainers drawn into espionage in the Restoration, the Ancien Régime and Civil War America. And we witness the entry of spying into mainstream popular culture throughout the twentieth century and beyond - from the adventures of James Bond to the thrillers of John le Carré and long-running TV series such as The Americans. 'Thoroughly entertaining' Spectator 'Perfect...read as you settle into James Bond on Christmas afternoon.' Daily Telegraph

Vera, Or, the Nihilists

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Download or read book Vera, Or, the Nihilists written by Oscar Wilde and published by Franklin Classics. This book was released on 2018-10-06 with total page 74 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

The Routledge History of Terrorism

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Download or read book The Routledge History of Terrorism written by Randall D. Law and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2015-03-27 with total page 528 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Though the history of terrorism stretches back to the ancient world, today it is often understood as a recent development. Comprehensive enough to serve as a survey for students or newcomers to the field, yet with enough depth to engage the specialist, The Routledge History of Terrorism is the first single-volume authoritative reference text to place terrorism firmly into its historical context. Terrorism is a transnational phenomenon with a convoluted history that defies easy periodization and narrative treatment. Over the course of 32 chapters, experts in the field analyze its historical significance and explore how and why terrorism emerged as a set of distinct strategies, tactics, and mindsets across time and space. Chapters address not only familiar topics such as the Northern Irish Troubles, the Palestine Liberation Organization, international terrorism, and the rise of al-Qaeda, but also lesser-explored issues such as: American racial terrorism state terror and terrorism in the Middle Ages tyrannicide from Ancient Greece and Rome to the seventeenth century the roots of Islamist violence the urban guerrilla, terrorism, and state terror in Latin America literary treatments of terrorism. With an introduction by the editor explaining the book’s rationale and organization, as well as a guide to the definition of terrorism, an historiographical chapter analysing the historical approach to terrorism studies, and an eight-chapter section that explores critical themes in the history of terrorism, this book is essential reading for all those interested in the past, present, and future of terrorism.