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The Actor and the Housewife

By Shannon Hale
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Isbn : 160819132X
  • Pages : 352
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 306
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Becky is seven months pregnant with her fourth child when she meets her dream actor Felix Callahan by chance. Twelve hours, one elevator ride, and one alcohol-free dinner later something has happened, though nothing has happened... it isn't sexual. It isn't even quite love. But soon Felix shows up in the Utah 'burbs to visit and before they know what's hit them, Felix and Becky are best friends. Really. Becky's husband is pretty cool about it. Her children roll their eyes. Her best (girl)friend can't get her head around it. But Felix (think Colin Firth) and Becky have something special... something unusual, something completely impossible to sustain. Or is it? Shannon Hale's latest novel is at turns hilarious and heartbreaking, completely real, and utterly surreal too. One of those magical stories that explores all the permutations of what happens when your not-so-secret celebrity crush walks right into real life, and changes everything...

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  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
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By Eric Csapo
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Isbn : 9781444318043
  • Pages : 248
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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Actors and Icons of the Ancient Theater examines actors andtheir popular reception from the origins of theater in ClassicalGreece to the Roman Empire Presents a highly original viewpoint into several new andcontested fields of study Offers the first systematic survey of evidence for the spreadof theater outside Athens and the impact of the expansion oftheater upon actors and dramatic literature Addresses a study of the privatization of theater and revealshow it was driven by political interests Challenges preconceived notions about theater history

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  • Publisher : Inkshares
  • Isbn : 1942645872
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"A gorgeously messy and misguided heroine. I love this story." —Laura Dern "The perfect blend of salty and sweet." —Booklist (starred review) "Hilarious." —Refinery29 The year is 1969. Dick Nixon was just sworn in as the thirty-seventh President of the United States. Neil Armstrong just took one small step for man and one giant leap for mankind. And notable Palm Springs socialite Maxine Simmons just found out that her husband is leaving her for his twenty-two-year-old secretary. After a public meltdown at Thanksgiving, Maxine finds herself not only divorced but exiled to Scottsdale, Arizona. However, these desert boondocks will not be her end—only her Elba. The former beauty queen sets her eyes on a new crown: that of the Mrs. American Pie pageant, awarded to the nation’s best wife and mother. Maxine only has one problem: to win the crown she’ll need to find—or build—a family of her own.

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By Stratton-Porter G.
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  • Publisher : Рипол Классик
  • Isbn : 5521057366
  • Pages : 505
  • Category : Fiction
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Джин Страттон-Портер – известная американская писательница начала XX века, чьи произведения продолжают покорять читателей во всём мире. «Пчеловод» - одно из самых известных и успешно экранизированных произведений, повествующее о судьбы израненного ветерана войны Джеймса Льюиса Макфарлана. Волею судеб он становится наследником пасеки и пытается обрести мирную и тихую жизнь заново... Читайте зарубежную литературу в оригинале!

Acting and Performance in Moving Image Culture

By Jörg Sternagel,Deborah Levitt,Dieter Mersch
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : transcript Verlag
  • Isbn : 3839416485
  • Pages : 488
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Reads : 281
  • File Pdf: acting-and-performance-in-moving-image-culture.pdf

Book Summary:

This volume offers transdisciplinary perspectives on the study of acting and performance in moving image forms. It assembles 26 international scholars from dance, theatre, film, media and cultural studies, art history and philosophy to investigate the art of acting and the presence of the human body in analog and digital film, animation and video art. The volume includes classical case studies and essays devoted to acting history and acting and genres, but its particular emphasis is on introducing a wide range of groundbreaking theoretical approaches - from continental and analytic philosophy to new media theory and cognitivist research - all of which interrogate the fundamental conceptions of »act« and »actor« that underwrite both popular and academic notions of performance in moving image culture.

Turning the Tables

By Teresa Giudice,K.C. Baker
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 1501135120
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 406
  • File Pdf: turning-the-tables.pdf

Book Summary:

Teresa Giudice, star of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, has seen it all but nothing could compare to the media firestorm that ensued after she was convicted on federal fraud charges—and sentenced to fifteen months in prison. What was a skinny Italian to do? Keep a diary, of course… In her very first tell-all memoir, Teresa comes clean on all things Giudice: growing up as an Italian-American, starting a family, dealing with chaos on national television, and coming to terms with the reality of life in prison. Featuring scans from her coveted prison diary, Turning the Tables captures some of the most memorable moments of her stay, including the fights she witnessed, the awkward conundrum of being trapped when a fellow inmate had a…guest…over, and the strength she found while confined between four concrete walls. Now with an exclusive bonus chapter, Teresa reflects on the days following her December 2015 release, and the heart-wrenching weeks leading up to the night she had to say good-bye to her husband, Joe…who has left to serve his own prison sentence. Even at her lowest of lows, Teresa was able to live la bella vita by staying positive and realizing her purpose. Friends, foes, and fans have speculated about Teresa’s life off-camera, but nothing will prepare you for the revelations she makes in this entertaining and ultimately heartwarming memoir.

The Actor's Book of Monologues for Women

By Various
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn : 1101173904
  • Pages : 352
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Reads : 246
  • File Pdf: the-actor-s-book-of-monologues-for-women.pdf

Book Summary:

A diverse collection of monologues featuring the voices of women through the ages Drawn from poetry, fiction, diaries, journals, and documents of public record, these selections, although not originally intended for theatrical or cinematic performances, offer unique dramatic opportunities for actors, speakers, students, or anyone interested in women’s studies. Stefan Rudnicki has brought together selections from well-known as well as obscure authors, providing a tremendous range of women’s perspectives from a variety of sources: poems by Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Emily Dickinson, Christina Rossetti, and Sappho, among others; passages from Mary Shelley’s journal, the diaries of Anais Nin, and the memoirs of Isadora Duncan; polemics from Mary Wollstonecraft and Joan of Arc, as well as Susan B. Anthony’s “On Woman’s Right to Suffrage”; and selections from the novels of Emily and Charlotte Bronte, Jane Austen, Ursula K. LeGuin, and others.

An Actor's Task

By Baron Kelly
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Hackett Publishing
  • Isbn : 1585107514
  • Pages : 96
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Reads : 545
  • File Pdf: an-actor-s-task.pdf

Book Summary:

An Actor's Task provides a framework for studying the dual arts of acting: inhabiting a character both physically and psychologically. Actors at all levels can use this book to explore, develop, and review the sensory tools and training that enable them to be the best versions of themselves and, ultimately, to bring that understanding of "self" to their art. Innovative new exercises and selected classics--updated for today's students--comprise more than 100 exercises. Introductions to each exercise explain its aims and benefits. Clear step-by-step prompts provide guidance. Debriefing sections engage actors in reflection on what they have experienced and learned. This inspired text is equally suited to classroom use and individual study.

Performance, Politics and Activism

By P. Lichtenfels,J. Rouse
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn : 113734105X
  • Pages : 274
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Reads : 860
  • File Pdf: performance-politics-and-activism.pdf

Book Summary:

Considering both making political performance and making performance politically, this collection explores engagements of political resistance, public practice and performance media, on various scales of production within structures of neoliberal and liberal government and power.

Plowed Under

By Ann Folino White
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • Isbn : 0253015383
  • Pages : 322
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 551
  • File Pdf: plowed-under.pdf

Book Summary:

During the Great Depression, with thousands on bread lines, farmers were instructed by the New Deal Agricultural Adjustment Act to produce less food in order to stabilize food prices and restore the market economy. Fruit was left to rot on trees, crops were plowed under, and millions of piglets and sows were slaughtered and discarded. Many Americans saw the government action as a senseless waste of food that left the hungry to starve, initiating public protests against food and farm policy. White approaches these events as performances where competing notions of morality and citizenship were acted out, often along lines marked by class, race, and gender. The actions range from the "Milk War" that pitted National Guardsmen against dairymen, who were dumping milk, to the meat boycott staged by Polish-American women in Michigan, and from the black sharecroppers' protest to restore agricultural jobs in Missouri to the protest theater of the Federal Theater Project. White provides a riveting account of the theatrical strategies used by consumers, farmers, agricultural laborers, and the federal government to negotiate competing rights to food and the moral contradictions of capitalist society in times of economic crisis.

Shirley Booth

By David C. Tucker
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Isbn : 9780786482054
  • Pages : 220
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Reads : 938
  • File Pdf: shirley-booth.pdf

Book Summary:

An Oscar-winning Best Actress for her tour-de-force role in Come Back, Little Sheba, Shirley Booth would ultimately win every major acting award that could be bestowed on an actress. Awarded three Tony Awards, two Emmys, and a Golden Globe, Booth was described by the judges at the Cannes Film Festival as “The World’s Best Actress.” Yet today fans know her best as the warm-hearted, busybody maid of television’s Hazel. This, the first biography of the beloved star, provides complete coverage of a career that encompassed theater, film, radio, and television, and co-stars such as Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn. It begins with Shirley’s childhood in Brooklyn, and her rebellious decision to become an actress against the wishes of her strict father. Included is complete coverage of her tumultuous marriage to radio comedian Ed Gardner (of “Duffy’s Tavern” fame), and a second, happier union that ended abruptly with her husband’s death of a heart attack. Readers of this exhaustively researched biography will come to know a versatile and gifted star whose career spanned almost 60 years. Appendices provide extensive details of her Broadway, film, radio and television (episode-by-episode) credits.

The False Princess

By Eilis O'Neal
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Carolrhoda Lab ®
  • Isbn : 1606842420
  • Pages : 336
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reads : 144
  • File Pdf: the-false-princess.pdf

Book Summary:

Princess and heir to the throne of Thorvaldor, Nalia has led a privileged life at court. But everything changes when she learns, just after her sixteenth birthday, that she is a false princess, a stand-in for the real Nalia, who has been hidden away for her protection. Cast out with little more than the clothes on her back, the girl now called Sinda must leave behind the city, her best friend, Kiernan, and the only life she's ever known. Sent to live with her only surviving relative—a cold, scornful woman with little patience for her newfound niece—Sinda proves inept at even the simplest tasks. Then she discovers that magic runs through her veins—long-suppressed, dangerous magic that she must learn to control—and she realizes that she will never learn to be just a simple village girl. Sinda returns to the city to seek answers. Instead, she rediscovers the boy who refused to forsake her, and uncovers a secret that could change the course of Thorvaldor's history forever. An intricately plotted and completely satisfying adventure, The False Princess is both an engaging tale in the tradition of great fantasy novels and a story never before told that will enchant—and surprise—its readers.

Standing Strong

By Teresa Giudice
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 1501179209
  • Pages : 240
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 394
  • File Pdf: standing-strong.pdf

Book Summary:

The Real Housewives of New Jersey star and New York Times bestselling author Teresa Giudice opens up about the last few tumultuous years in her candid emotional memoir. In her second memoir, Teresa chronicles her life since her release from prison and what it’s been like to weather difficult times as a single mother. Though she recounts the happy memories she has experienced, she also touches upon some of the darkest times of her life, including her parents’ hospitalizations for severe medical issues in late 2016, which led to the tragic passing of her mother in 2017. With unparalleled honesty and courage, Teresa opens up in Standing Strong in ways she never has before, showing her fans what it truly means to be a survivor.