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Home Work: A Memoir of My Hollywood Years
by Julie Andrews

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English

Pages

316

Publication Date

October 15, 2019

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<b><i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER</b><b><br /></b><b>In this follow-up to her critically acclaimed memoir, <i>Home</i>, Julie Andrews shares reflections on her astonishing career, including such classics as <i>Mary Poppins</i>, <i>The Sound of Music</i>, and <i>Victor/Victoria</i>.</b> <br /> In <i>Home</i>, the number one <i>New York Times</i> international bestseller, Julie Andrews recounted her difficult childhood and her emergence as an acclaimed singer and performer on the stage. <br /> With this second memoir, <i>Home Work: A Memoir of My Hollywood Years</i>, Andrews picks up the story with her arrival in Hollywood and her phenomenal rise to fame in her earliest films--<i>Mary Poppins</i> and <i>The Sound of Music</i>. Andrews describes her years in the film industry -- from the incredible highs to the challenging lows. Not only does she discuss her work in now-classic films and her collaborations with giants of cinema and television, she also unveils her personal story of adjusting to a new and often daunting world, dealing with the demands of unimaginable success, being a new mother, the end of her first marriage, embracing two stepchildren, adopting two more children, and falling in love with the brilliant and mercurial Blake Edwards. The pair worked together in numerous films, including <i>Victor/Victoria</i>, the gender-bending comedy that garnered multiple Oscar nominations.<br /><br /> Cowritten with her daughter, Emma Walton Hamilton, and told with Andrews's trademark charm and candor, <i>Home Work</i> takes us on a rare and intimate journey into an extraordinary life that is funny, heartrending, and inspiring.
The Hangman (Chief Inspector Gamache Novel)
by Louise Penny

Language

English

Pages

96

Publication Date

October 24, 2011

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On a cold November morning, a jogger runs through the woods in the peaceful Quebec village of Three Pines. On his run, he finds a dead man hanging from a tree.<br />The dead man was a guest at the local Inn and Spa. He might have been looking for peace and quiet, but something else found him. Something horrible.<br />Did the man take his own life? Or was he murdered? Chief Inspector Armand Gamache is called to the crime scene. As Gamache follows the trail of clues, he opens a door into the past. And he learns the true reason why the man came to Three Pines.<br />This book is a quick and easy read for people on the go.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts One and Two: The Offici...
by , John Tiffany

Language

English

Pages

336

Publication Date

July 25, 2017

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<p><b>The official playscript of the original West End production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.</b><br /><br />It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn't much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband, and father of three school-age children.<br /><br />While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.<br /><br />The playscript for <i>Harry Potter and the Cursed Child </i>was originally released as a 'special rehearsal edition' alongside the opening of Jack Thorne's play in London's West End in summer 2016. Based on an original story by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne, the play opened to rapturous reviews from theatregoers and critics alike, while the official playscript became an immediate global bestseller.<br /><br />This definitive and final playscript updates the 'special rehearsal edition' with the conclusive and final dialogue from the play, which has subtly changed since its rehearsals, as well as a conversation piece between director John Tiffany and writer Jack Thorne, who share stories and insights about reading playscripts. This edition also includes useful background information including the Potter family tree and a timeline of events from the Wizarding World prior to the beginning of <i>Harry Potter and the Cursed Child</i>.</p>
Hamilton: The Revolution
by , Jeremy McCarter

Language

English

Pages

288

Publication Date

April 12, 2016

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<b>A backstage pass to the groundbreaking, hit musical <i>Hamilton, </i>winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Eleven Tony Awards, including Best Musical, including the award-winning libretto, behind-the-scenes photos and interviews, and exclusive footnotes from composer-lyricist-star Lin-Manuel Miranda.</b><br />Lin-Manuel Miranda's groundbreaking musical <i>Hamilton</i> is as revolutionary as its subject, the poor kid from the Caribbean who fought the British, defended the Constitution, and helped to found the United States. Fusing hip-hop, pop, R&B, and the best traditions of theater, this once-in-a-generation show broadens the sound of Broadway, reveals the storytelling power of rap, and claims our country's origins for a diverse new generation.<br /> <br />HAMILTON: THE REVOLUTION gives readers an unprecedented view of both revolutions, from the only two writers able to provide it. Miranda, along with Jeremy McCarter, a cultural critic and theater artist who was involved in the project from its earliest stages--"since before this was even a show," according to Miranda--traces its development from an improbable perfor顱mance at the White House to its landmark opening night on Broadway six years later. In addition, Miranda has written more than 200 funny, revealing footnotes for his award-winning libretto, the full text of which is published here.<br /> <br />Their account features photos by the renowned Frank Ockenfels and veteran Broadway photographer, Joan Marcus; exclusive looks at notebooks and emails; interviews with Questlove, Stephen Sond顱heim, leading political commentators, and more than 50 people involved with the production; and multiple appearances by Presi顱dent Obama himself. The book does more than tell the surprising story of how a Broadway musical became a national phenomenon: It demonstrates that America has always been renewed by the brash upstarts and brilliant outsiders, the men and women who don't throw away their shot.<br />
A New History of Medieval Japanese Theatre: Noh and Ky艒gen from ...
by Noel John Pinnington

Language

English

Pages

225

Publication Date

February 21, 2019

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This book traces the history of noh and ky艒gen, the first major Japanese theatrical arts. Going beyond P. G. O'Neill's <i>Early N艒 Drama</i> of 1958, it covers the full period of noh's medieval development and includes a chapter dedicated to the comic art of ky艒gen, which has often been left in noh's shadow. It is based on contemporary research in Japan, Asia, Europe and America, and embraces current ideas of theatre history, providing a richly contextualized account which looks closely at theatrical forms and genres as they arose.聽<br /><br />The masked drama of noh, with its ghosts, chanting and music, and its use in Japanese films, has been the object of modern international interest. However, audiences are often confused as to what noh actually is. This book attempts to answer where noh came from, what it was like in its day, and what it was for.聽To that end, it contains sections which discuss a number of prominent noh plays in their period and challenges established approaches. It also contains the first detailed study in English of the ky艒gen repertoire of the sixteenth-century.
Still Here: The Madcap, Nervy, Singular Life of Elaine Stritch
by Alexandra Jacobs

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English

Pages

337

Publication Date

October 22, 2019

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<p><b>Named a favorite nonfiction book of 2019 by <i>The New Yorker</i></b><br /><b></b><br /><b>"Compulsively readable . . . ravenously consuming . . . manna from heaven . . . If ever someone knew how to put a genuinely irresistible book together, it's Jacobs in <i>Still Here</i>." 鈥擩eff Simon, <i>The Buffalo News</i></b><br /><b></b><i></i><br /><i>Still Here</i> is the first full telling of Elaine Stritch鈥檚 life. Rollicking but intimate, it tracks one of Broadway鈥檚 great personalities from her upbringing in Detroit during the Great Depression to her fateful move to New York City, where she studied alongside Marlon Brando, Bea Arthur, and Harry Belafonte. We accompany Elaine through her jagged rise to fame, to Hollywood and London, and across her later years, when she enjoyed a stunning renaissance, punctuated by a turn on the popular television show <i>30 Rock</i>. We explore the influential鈥攁nd often fraught鈥攃ollaborations she developed with No毛l Coward, Tennessee Williams, and above all Stephen Sondheim, as well as her courageous yet flawed attempts to control a serious drinking problem. And we see the entertainer triumphing over personal turmoil with the development of her Tony Award鈥搘inning one-woman show,<i> Elaine Stritch at Liberty,</i> which established her as an emblem of spiky independence and Manhattan life for an entirely new generation of admirers.</p><p>In <i>Still Here,</i> Alexandra Jacobs conveys the full force of Stritch鈥檚 sardonic wit and brassy charm while acknowledging her many dark complexities. Following years of meticulous research and interviews, this is a portrait of a powerful, vulnerable, honest, and humorous figure who continues to reverberate in the public consciousness.</p>
An Actor Prepares
by Constantin Stanislavsky

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English

Pages

346

Publication Date

March 06, 2013

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鈥淎n Actor Prepares鈥?is a 1936 guide to acting by Konstantin Stanislavski. Konstantin Sergeievich Stanislavski (1863 鈥?1938) was an influential Russian theatre practitioner. He was himself a highly-esteemed character actor and directed many successful productions. However, he is most famous for his 'system' of learning to act, focusing on training, preparation, and technique. This was the first of Stanislavski's book on acting. Concentrating on preparation, it offers the aspiring actor or actress tips and instructions on how they should prepare for performances. This seminal volume constitutes a must-have for all with an interest in acting and the work of Stanislavski. Contents include: 鈥淭he First Test鈥? 鈥淲hen Acting Is An Art鈥? 鈥淎ction鈥? 鈥淚magination鈥? 鈥淐oncentration鈥? 鈥淥f Attention鈥? 鈥淩elaxation Of Muscles鈥? 鈥淯nits And Objectives鈥? 鈥淔aith And A Sense Of Truth鈥? 鈥淓motion Memory鈥? 鈥淐ommunion鈥? 鈥淎daptation鈥? 鈥淚nner Motive Forces鈥? 鈥淭he Unbroken Line鈥? 鈥淭he Inner Creative鈥? 鈥淪tate鈥? etc. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially-commissioned new biography of the author.
A Streetcar Named Desire (New Directions Paperbook)
by Tennessee Williams

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English

Pages

212

Publication Date

September 17, 2004

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<p><strong>The Pulitzer Prize and Drama Critics Circle Award winning play鈥攔eissued with an introduction by Arthur Miller (<em>Death of a Salesman</em> and <em>The Crucible</em>), and Williams' essay "The World I Live In."</strong></p><br />It is a very short list of 20th-century American plays that continue to have the same power and impact as when they first appeared鈥?7 years after its Broadway premiere, Tennessee Williams' <em>A Streetcar Named Desire</em> is one of those plays. The story famously recounts how the faded and promiscuous Blanche DuBois is pushed over the edge by her sexy and brutal brother-in-law, Stanley Kowalski. <em>Streetcar</em> launched the careers of Marlon Brando, Jessica Tandy, Kim Hunter and Karl Malden, and solidified the position of Tennessee Williams as one of the most important young playwrights of his generation, as well as that of Elia Kazan as the greatest American stage director of the '40s and '50s.<br /><br /><br /><br />Who better than America's elder statesman of the theater, Williams' contemporary Arthur Miller, to write as a witness to the lightning that struck American culture in the form of <em>A Streetcar Named Desire</em>? Miller's rich perspective on Williams' singular style of poetic dialogue, sensitive characters, and dramatic violence makes this a unique and valuable new edition of <em>A Streetcar Named Desire</em>. This definitive new edition will also include Williams' essay "The World I Live In," and a brief chronology of the author's life.
Acting (Re)Considered: A Theoretical and Practical Guide (Worlds ...
by Routledge

Language

English

Pages

422

Publication Date

June 28, 2005

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<em>Acting (Re)Considered</em> is an exceptionally wide-ranging collection of theories on acting, ideas about body and training, and statements about the actor in performance. This second edition includes five new essays and has been fully revised and updated, with discussions by or about major figures who have shaped theories and practices of acting and performance from the late nineteenth century to the present.<br />The essays - by directors, historians, actor trainers and actors - bridge the gap between theories and practices of acting, and between East and West. No other book provides such a wealth of primary and secondary sources, bibliographic material, and diversity of approaches. It includes discussions of such key topics as:<br />* how we think and talk about acting<br />* acting and emotion<br />* the actor's psychophysical process<br />* the body and training<br />* the actor in performance<br />* non-Western and cross-cultural paradigms of the body, training and acting.<br /><em>Acting (Re)Considered</em> is vital reading for all those interested in performance.
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (37 plays, 160 sonnets ...
by William Shakespeare

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English

Pages

93

Publication Date

September 09, 2016

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This collection gathers together the works by William Shakespeare in a single, convenient, high quality, and extremely low priced Kindle volume!<br /><br /><u><b>The Comedies</b></u><br /><i>A Midsummer Night's Dream<br />All's Well That Ends Well<br />As You Like It<br />Love鈥檚 Labour 鈥檚 Lost<br />Measure for Measure<br />Much Ado About Nothing<br />The Comedy of Errors<br />The Merchant of Venice<br />The Merry Wives of Windsor<br />The Taming of the Shrew<br />The Two Gentlemen of Verona<br />Twelfth Night; or, What you will</i><br /><br /><u><b>The Romances</b></u><br /><i>Cymbeline<br />Pericles, Prince of Tyre<br />The Tempest<br />The Winter's Tale</i><br /><br /><b><u>The Tragedies</u></b><br /><i>King Lear<br />Romeo and Juliet<br />The History of Troilus and Cressida<br />The Life and Death of Julius Caesar<br />The Life of Timon of Athens<br />The Tragedy of Antony and Cleopatra<br />The Tragedy of Coriolanus<br />The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark<br />The Tragedy of Macbeth<br />The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice<br />Titus Andronicus</i><br /><br /><b><u>The Histories</u></b><br /><i>The Life and Death of King John<br />The Life and Death of King Richard the Second<br />The Tragedy of King Richard the Third<br />The first part of King Henry the Fourth<br />The second part of King Henry the Fourth<br />The Life of King Henry V<br />The first part of King Henry the Sixth<br />The second part of King Henry the Sixth<br />The third part of King Henry the Sixth<br />The Life of King Henry the Eighth</i><br /><br /><u><b>The Poetical Works</b></u><br /><i>The Sonnets<br />Sonnets to Sundry Notes of Music<br />A Lover's Complaint<br />The Rape of Lucrece<br />Venus and Adonis<br />The Phoenix and the Turtle<br />The Passionate Pilgrim</i>

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