A Brief History of Helen of Troy

The title of the scene is read or projected: 'A Brief History of Helen of Troy in Four Parts – Part One'. Sudden bright spotlight on CHARLOTTE. She reads from a paper, as if giving a book report of some sort. CHARLOTTE: Um. My report is ...

A Brief History of Helen of Troy

Charlotte is fifteen and grieving over the loss of her beautiful mother. Her relationship with her father is put to the test as she discovers sex, ambition and 'beauty products'. Inspired by Euripides but with its sights set firmly on contemporary America, A Brief History of Helen of Troy is an unsettling examination of complacency culture and the politics of beauty.

A Brief History of Helen of Troy

Inspired by Euripides but with its sights set firmly on contemporary America, A Brief History of Helen of Troy is an unsettling examination of complacency culture and the politics of beauty.

A Brief History of Helen of Troy

Charlotte is fifteen and grieving over the loss of her beautiful mother. Her relationship with her father is put to the test as she discovers sex, ambition and 'beauty products'. Inspired by Euripides but with its sights set firmly on contemporary America, A Brief History of Helen of Troy is an unsettling examination of complacency culture and the politics of beauty.

Everything Will be Different

THE STORY: Teenage Charlotte's beautiful mother is dead, and in the midst of her own grief and her father's unwillingness to cope, she turns for comfort to the story of Helen of Troy, convinced that beauty, desire and fame can help her ...

Everything Will be Different

THE STORY: Teenage Charlotte's beautiful mother is dead, and in the midst of her own grief and her father's unwillingness to cope, she turns for comfort to the story of Helen of Troy, convinced that beauty, desire and fame can help her bring her mo

Helen of Troy

Asked for the truth at the height of the confusion, Abby expostulates: “The truth is Helen of Troy! Helen of Troy!” The 15-year-old protagonist of Mark Schultz's play A Brief History of Helen of Troy (2005) feels similarly burdened by ...

Helen of Troy

Helen of Troy: From Homer to Hollywood is a comprehensive literary biography of Helen of Troy, which explores the ways in which her story has been told and retold in almost every century from the ancient world to the modern day. Takes readers on an epic voyage into the literary representations of a woman who has wielded a great influence on Western cultural consciousness for more than three millennia Features a wide and diverse variety of literary sources, including epic, drama, novels, poems, film, comedy, and opera, and works by Homer, Euripides, Chaucer, Shakespeare Includes an analysis of a radio play by the prize-winning author of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time and a Faust play by a contemporary Scottish playwright Explores themes such as narrative difficulties in portraying Helen, how legal history relates to her story, and how writers apportion blame or exculpate her Considers the aesthetic and narrative difficulties that ensue when literature translates myth

A Brief History of the Immortals of Non Hindu Civilizations

Female Demigods - Helen of Troy, Harmonia and Clymene Three famous female demigods (demigoddesses) are Clymene, Harmonia and, surprisingly to some, Helen of Troy. Clymene was a demigod and the daughter of the Titan gods Oceanus and ...

A Brief History of the Immortals of Non Hindu Civilizations

This book contains a complete analysis of the legendary myths of civilizations like Roman, Greek, Celtic, Arabian, British, Japanese and Chinese. From the stories of the Trojan war and adventures of Hercules, Perseus and Theseus to the stories of the White Snake and Battle of Red Cliffs, this book is about the mesmerizing past of our ancestors.

Helen of Troy

A noted historian reexamines the issue of the real Helen of Troy by delving into mythology, poetry, and art, and by examining the sparse shards of historical evidence for the possible reality of Helen's existence, tracing the fluid image of ...

Helen of Troy

A noted historian reexamines the issue of the real Helen of Troy by delving into mythology, poetry, and art, and by examining the sparse shards of historical evidence for the possible reality of Helen's existence, tracing the fluid image of Helen from ancient times to the present day. 60,000 first printing.

A Brief History of Misogyny

In The Iliad, the story of the siege of Troy Menelaus, the king of Sparta and Helen's husband, owes his throne to his wife. For Menelaus it is essential to get his wife back after she has eloped with Paris to Troy not just for her ...

A Brief History of Misogyny

In this compelling, powerful book, highly respected writer and commentator Jack Holland sets out to answer a daunting question: how do you explain the oppression and brutalization of half the world's population by the other half, throughout history? The result takes the reader on an eye-opening journey through centuries, continents and civilizations as it looks at both historical and contemporary attitudes to women. Encompassing the Church, witch hunts, sexual theory, Nazism and pro-life campaigners, we arrive at today's developing world, where women are increasingly and disproportionately at risk because of radicalised religious belief, famine, war and disease. Well-informed and researched, highly readable and thought-provoking, this is a refreshingly straightforward investigation into an ancient, pervasive and enduring injustice. It deals with the fundamentals of human existence -- sex, love, violence -- that have shaped the lives of humans throughout history. The answer? It's time to recognize that the treatment of women amounts to nothing less than an abuse of human rights on an unthinkable scale. A Brief History of Misogyny is an important and timely book that will make a long-lasting contribution to the efforts to improve those rights throughout the world.

Brief History of Ancient Peoples

Venus had promised Paris , son of Priam , King of Troy , that if he would pronounce her the most beautiful of the goddesses , he should have for wife the handsomest woman of his time , Helen , wife of Menelaus , King of Sparta .

Brief History of Ancient Peoples


A Brief History of Ancient Medi val and Modern Peoples

Paris granted the boon , and then going to Sparta carried off Helen to Troy . Menelaus , smarting under this wrong , appealed to the to express their views upon political * affairs . The. THE DEPARTURE OF ACHILLES ( FROM AN ANCIENT VASE ) ...

A Brief History of Ancient  Medi  val  and Modern Peoples


A Brief History of the Magna Carta

She was surely as beautiful – the troubadour Bertran de Born sighed to have the queen of England in his arms – and whereas Helen was content to play the femme fatale in besieged Troy, Eleanor would no doubt have taken charge of the ...

A Brief History of the Magna Carta

In 1215, the Barons of England forced King John to sign a revolutionary document which would change the political landscape of Britain and beyond for the next 800 years. Magna Carta was the forerunner of the Constitution that limited the powers of the crown and its echoes can be found in the seventeenth century Civil Wars, the struggles for American Independence, the work of Thomas Paine and in the bedrock of all contemporary liberal nations. As civil liberties and the rule of law are increasingly under question as part of the 'War on Terror', it has never been more essential to return to the original document, signed at Runnymede in June 1215. Leading medieval historian Geoffrey Hindley retells the story of events leading up to the conference and looks at the document itself, showing how it has resonated over centuries and throughout the world.

A Biography of Story A Brief History of Humanity

... imagination and story craft than to historical fact, the echoes of a conceivable past reverberate through the epic. ... scenes between the Greeks and Trojans, whose historic enmities are heightened by the abduction of Helen of Troy.

A Biography of Story  A Brief History of Humanity

An entertaining cultural history and a highly original take on the power of stories in societies past and present. Trish Nicholson brings us a unique interweaving of literature and history seen through the eyes of storytellers, making a fascinating journey for general readers and students alike. From tales of the Bedouin, to Homer, Aesop and Valmiki, and from Celtic bards and Icelandic skalds to Chaucer, Rabelais, Shakespeare, Scott and Chekhov, some of the many storytellers featured will be familiar to you; others from Africa, Asia and the Pacific may be fresh discoveries. Beginning with oral tales of our foraging ancestors, the emergence of writing, the great migrations, the age of exploration and the invention of printing through to the industrial revolution and the digital age, Nicholson brings us voices from all corners of the world. Combining this extraordinary breadth with telling myths, epics, fables, fairy tales and legends, she reveals their story-power in the comedy and tragedy of human affairs. And what of Story’s future..? A Biography of Story, A Brief History of Humanity is our own human epic, thoroughly researched and referenced, and told with the imaginative flair of an accomplished storyteller. This is a book-lover’s book, illustrated and handsomely presented in hardback and paperback volumes designed ‘to have and to hold’. Key selling points • Unique in scope, beginning with pre-history through to the digital age • Deeply researched but written in an easy, entertaining and accessible style with imagination and humour • Ideal foundation reading for students of literature, history, writing, and humanities.

Audition Speeches for Young Actors 16

young, American A BRIEF HISTORY OF HELEN OF TROY OR EVERYTHING WILL BE DIFFERENT MARK SCHULTZ Originally produced in the US by theSoho Repertory Theatre and first performed inthe UKat the Drum Theatre, Plymouth in 2005.

Audition Speeches for Young Actors 16

Finding good, interesting audition pieces is a demanding and difficult process. This revised edition contains over 40 speeches and includes a wide selection of pieces taken from plays written or produced recently, such as Nathan the Wise, All the Ordinary Angels, The Woman Before (first performed at the Royal Court in 2005), Oleanna, (David Mamet), Pygmalion and New Boy. There are speeches for a variety of accents and ages, taken from both classical and modern plays, to suit all audition requirements. There is also an introductory section containing advice from directors and casting directors on how to audition successfully, advice on attending drama schools and how to audition successfully.

Helen of Troy

Bestselling novelist, Margaret George, here imagines the story of Helen of Sparta and Troy, one of the most amazing female mythical characters, ancient or modern.

Helen of Troy

Bestselling novelist, Margaret George, here imagines the story of Helen of Sparta and Troy, one of the most amazing female mythical characters, ancient or modern. A war, which lasted for 10 years, was fought over her and nearly all the stories of the heroic age were bound into her story – a measure of her capacity to galvanise men into action. Using her unique gift for research and recreation, Margaret George brings to life a Helen who was a tantalizing enigma from the very first, flesh and blood certainly, but also immortal, as the daughter of Zeus. Her beauty is so overwhelming and dangerous that, as a child, she is protected from seeing her reflection. Kings and princes compete for her hand in marriage, and she marries Menelaus of Sparta, but before marrying him all her other suitors swear to help bring Helen back should she ever be abducted again. When she falls for Paris of Troy it is assumed that he has taken her by force, when her actions are far more complex. The suitors are obliged to honour their oath and so the Trojan War begins – the most pivotal event in the history of ancient Greece . . . and the tragedy of these individuals. ‘An epic novel... Margaret George recreates... passions... with extraordinary intensity. If only history lessons had been like this’ Cosmopolitan

A Brief History of Hitmen and Assassinations

After several yearsof detailed investigation, the first paper appeared which pronounced (wrongly) thatthiswas the drug used by Helen of Troy to make her guests become forgetful.26 Butthe results of thisdedicated team didnotjust ...

A Brief History of Hitmen and Assassinations

The true stories behind some of the most shocking assassinations in recent history. We live in a new age of political assassination; within our lifetimes all the senior members of the UN Security Council have used it as an extension of political policy in all corners of the globe. In every case, the orders came from the very top. Today, while leading governments use covert ops, drones and lazer guided missiles, the terrorist methods of car bombs and suicide bombers make the game even more dangerous. In his compelling history of hit men, assassinations and the men who command them, Richard Bellfield recalls the major hits in history from Julius Caesar to twenty of the most shocking assassinations in recent history. He also reveals: how the assassination of President Sadat of Egypt launched Al Qaeda. How President Kennedy ordered the death of President Diem of Vietnam. And with excerpts from CIA and Al Qaeda manuals he shows how they have changed the course of history. He also uncovers the hidden world of killers and cover ups.

Flying the Black Flag A Brief History of Piracy

A Brief History of Piracy Alfred S. Bradford ... Danish trade center, 59 Heimdall, Norse god, 58 Helen of Troy, 4 Hellespont, 21, 31 Henry IV of England, 122, 131 Heracleo, a Greek pirate, 46 Herodotus, 3 Heruli, a German tribe, ...

Flying the Black Flag  A Brief History of Piracy

Many peoples throughout history have fought pirates, writes Alfred Bradford in Flying the Black Flag. Some have lost and some have won. We should learn from their experience. From Odysseus—the original pirate of literature and lore—through Blackbeard and the feared pirates of the Spanish Main, his book reveals the strategies and methods pirates used to cheat, lie, kill, and rob their way into the historical record, wreaking terror in their bloody wakes. The story begins with a discussion of Piracy and the Suppression of Piracy in the Ancient World. It details, for example, how the Illyrians used pirate vessels to try to wrest control of the Adriatic Coast from the mighty Romans, as well as how the intrepid Vikings went from pirate raids to the conquest of parts of Western Europe. Moving into the 17th century and to the New World, Bradford depicts the golden age of the pirates. Here are the Spanish Buccaneers and the fabled Caribbean stronghold of Tortuga. Here are Henry Morgan, Captain Kidd, and their fearsome counterparts. But piracy was hardly just a Western phenomenon. The Barbary Pirates looks East to examine the struggle between Christian and Muslim in the Mediterranean, while To the Shores of Tripoli details the American conflict with the Barbary Pirates. It reveals the lessons of a war conducted across a great distance against a nebulous enemy, a war in which victory was achieved only by going after the pirates' sponsor. On the South China Coast, we meet the first Dragon Lady, leader of Chinese pirates. As intriguing as these tales of the past are in and of themselves, the stories and their swashbuckling villains hold lessons for us even today. In Conclusions and Reflections, Bradford gathers all of the chords together, discussing the conditions under which piracy arises, the conditions under which pirates organize and become more powerful, and the methods used to suppress piracy. Finally, he examines similarities between pirates and terrorists—and whether the lessons learned from the wars against pirates of the past might also apply to modern day terrorists.

Brief History of Greece

Paris granted the boon , and then going to Sparta carried off Helen to Troy . Menelaus , smarting under this wrong , appealed to the Grecian princes for help . They assembled under his brother Agamemnon , king of Mycenæ .

Brief History of Greece


Helen of Troy Influential Women in History

Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on Greek mythology.

Helen of Troy   Influential Women in History

This book is part of a series on historical female figures. It features Helen of Troy, the daughter of Zeus in Greek mythology whose abduction by Paris resulted in the Trojan War.

The Ruling Class

... Ruby Moon and Son of Man (Northern Stage); Last Easter (Birmingham Rep); Angels in America (Headlong/Lyric Hammersmith); Bad Jazz and A Brief History of Helen of Troy (ATC); The Birthday Party (Sheffield Crucible); The Caretaker ...

The Ruling Class

Etonians aren't exactly noted for their grey matter, but I've always found them perfectly adjusted to society. Jack, a possible paranoid schizophrenic with a Messiah complex, inherits the title of the 14th Earl of Gurney after his father passes away in a bizarre accident. Singularly unsuited to a life in the upper echelons of elite society, Jack finds himself at the centre of a ruthless power struggle as his scheming family strives to uphold their reputation. Bubbling with acerbic wit and feverish energy, Olivier Award-winning and Oscar-nominated-writer Peter Barnes's razor-sharp satire combines a ferocious mix of hilarity and horror whilst mercilessly exposing the foibles of the English nobility. This edition of the play is published to coincide with the first-ever revival of this classic cult comedy at the Trafalgar Studios, London, on 16 January 2015.

pool no water and Citizenship

Julia Horan CDG Casting Director Recent credits include: All About My Mother (Neal St/Old Vic), Gaddaffi (ENO/Asian Dub Foundation), Rabbit (Old Red Lion/Trafalgar Studios), Tintin (Young Vic/Barbican), A Brief History of Helen of Troy ...

 pool  no water   and  Citizenship

A famous artist invites her old friends out to her luxurious new home and, for one night only, the group is back together. However, celebrations come to an abrupt end when the host suffers an horrific accident. As the victim lies in a coma, an almost unthinkable plan starts to take shape: could her suffering be their next work of art? The group is ecstatic in its new found project until things slip out of their control and, to the surprise of all, the patient awakes... pool (no water) is a visceral and shocking new play about the fragility of friendship and the jealousy and resentment inspired by success. Citizenship is a bittersweet comedy about growing up, following a boy's frank and messy search to discover his sexual identity. It was developed as part of the National Theatre Shell Connections 2005 Programme

I See You

... Hammersmith); Bad Jazz, A Brief History of Helen of Troy (ATC); The Birthday Party, The Caretaker (Sheffield Crucible/Tricycle); Petrol Jesus Nightmare #5 (Traverse/Kosovo); Lovers & War (Strindbergs Intima Teater, Stockholm); Hair, ...

I See You

I SEE YOU (English) NGIYAKUBONA (Zulu) EK SIEN JOU (Afrikaans) NDIYAKUBONA (Xhosa) I don't need your sorries white boy, yes. You heard right. You know white people think we are the same? We both look black. But only one of us is black . . . Speak to me in your mother-tongue and I will let you go. Post-Apartheid South Africa, after dark. Ben meets Skinn for a night out. But the party is interrupted by the police. Ben, a young student who doesn't know his own history, is accused of a crime he didn't commit. And Officer Buthelezi, a former freedom fighter, can't let it go. Based on a real encounter. This programme text was published to coincide with the world premiere of the play at the Royal Court Theatre, Upstairs, on 25 February 2016.