Lucifer by Joost van den Vondel

By Joost van den Vondel

An influential and arguable paintings by way of Joost van den Vondel (1587-1679), the colossus of Dutch literature, considered as a huge impact on Milton’s Paradise Lost. An angel returns from Eden, his wings singed via the great thing about Adam and Eve’s international, eager for the pleasures in their flesh.

Show description

Read or Download Lucifer PDF

Best theatre books

Banned Plays: Censorship Histories of 125 Stage Dramas (Facts on File Library of World Literature)

As public tastes switch, so does the character of renowned drama. within the 5th century BCE, Aristophanes' "Lysistrata" attracted censors for its topics of wifely uprising and intercourse. From the fifteenth to the 18th centuries, performs have been censored basically for spiritual or political purposes. within the nineteenth century, social and sexual purposes for censorship emerged, and smooth moralists have objected to works through such playwrights as Arthur Miller, Eugene O'Neill, and Lillian Hellman.

Four Plays By Eugene O'Neill (Beyond the Horizon; The Emperor Jones; Anna Christie; The Hairy Ape)

Winner of 4 Pulitzer Prizes and the 1st American dramatist to obtain a Nobel Prize, Eugene O'Neill crammed his performs with wealthy characterization and cutting edge language, taking the outcasts and renegades of society and depicting their Olympian struggles with themselves-and with future.


Beyond the Horizon
The Emperor Jones
Anna Christie
The furry Ape

German Expressionist Theatre: The Actor and the Stage

German Expressionist Theatre considers the powerfully stylized, antirealistic sorts of symbolic performing on the German Expressionist level from 1916 to 1921. It relates this notable departure from the dominant ecu appearing culture of realism to the explicit cultural crises that enveloped the German country throughout the process its involvement in international warfare I.

A Retake Please!: Night Mail to Western Approaches

This memoir is an strange contribution to the heritage of movie and cinema. At its centre is the tale of the making of the British movie vintage Western methods, the 1st tale documentary in Technicolor, absolutely enacted by means of amateurs. It was once nominated for the simplest movie from any resource Oscar.

Additional resources for Lucifer

Example text

Wide open stands the Heavenly castle’s gate, Of stratagem or treason unafraid. BEELZEBUB: with the blade, If we our purpose strengthen 54 I see the Day-Star’s banner fluttering high – The heavenly order changing by and by! APOLLION: Michael bears God’s blessed Name, Archangel Upon his standard and his flag-staff wears The sun on top! LUCIFER: A name writ large in light? What use is that? Heroic deeds requite, Not pompous words, but courage and resource, Craft, cunning, common-sense – combined with force!

How can we best contrive to gain BELIAL: let’s begin … Weapons we need – with the Army APOLLION: hearts let’s win … BELIAL: digest – APOLLION: you suggest? BELIAL: to protect! Commanders first; the stoutest With something harmless – easy to Indeed, quite so! But what would Our Angels’ Charter, rank and honour Let them all choose a leader they respect. APOLLION: seed Well said, I know no finer stuff or For mutiny: nobles or commoners guaranteed To egg each other on, in factions banding, 57 Determined to preserve their rank and standing – Those legal rights, conferred by the Creator, Before he made Mankind – a good deal later!

In brotherly love, we’ll seek the malcontents And calm restore amid this turbulence. End of Act Two. 63 ACT THREE REBEL and LOYALIST ANGELS debate. Hubbub, groaning, cries of distress: noise gradually subsides. REBEL 1: disappointed? How can one’s hopes so soon be How wrong we were to judge our place, appointed In this most blissful realm bar none – Secure in status, like the Highest One – Changeless, more blest by far than those on Earth, Till Gabriel’s trumpet blast reversed our worth, Proclaiming, from the Golden Gate, God’s dread decree, Depriving Angels of that high degree He once, so bountifully bestowed on us.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.45 of 5 – based on 20 votes