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By Amer Anwar. 2018
THE TIMES BOOKS OF THE YEAR 2018 GUARDIAN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR 2018BOOKS IN THE MEDIA BEST CRIME BOOKS…OF 2018FEATURED ON CRIME TIME BEST OF THE YEAR 2018 WINNER OF THE CWA DEBUT DAGGER'[A] brilliant debut' Sunday Times Crime Club'A fresh and exciting new voice to the genre' Ann Cleeves'Gritty, compelling and authentic' Daily Express'Fascinating' CJ Carver'Enjoyable. Fast-paced. Recommended.' Observer'Raw! Authentic! The crime thriller that I've been waiting for' Khurram Rahman'Terrific' The Times'One of the best books I've read this year' The Crime Novel Reader'Impressive, Brutal, Convincing' Mail on Sunday 'You won't be putting this book down' Hardeep Singh Kohli'A satisfying slice of action-led crime . . . readers (will be) hooked from the off' Skinny***THEY'RE NOT BOUND BY FAMILY. BUT A FAMILY COULD TEAR THEM APART.Southall, West London. After being released from prison, Zaq Khan is lucky to land a dead-end job at a builders' yard. All he wants to do is keep his head down and put the past behind him. But when Zaq is forced to search for his boss's runaway daughter, he quickly finds himself caught up in a deadly web of deception, murder and revenge. With time running out and pressure mounting, can he find the missing girl before it's too late? And if he does, can he keep her - and himself - alive long enough to deal with the people who want them both dead?
By Shauntay Grant. 2021
Set in a rural Black Nova Scotian community, The Bridge explores the complex relationship between two brothers strained over twenty…years of secrecy, deception, and dishonour. Secrets are revealed one by one from the brothers themselves, as well as a trio of community gossips who provide the musical backdrop for this gospel-infused tale. A story of a family torn apart by betrayal, The Bridge invites us to consider the roads we choose in life, and to wonder whether we can ever cross back over the bridges we burn along the way.
By Frank G. Ryder. 1993
The 400th anniversaries of Don Quixote in 2005 and 2015 sparked worldwide celebrations that brought to the fore its ongoing…cultural and ideological relevance. Living Quixote examines contemporary appropriations of Miguel de Cervantes's masterpiece in political and social justice movements in the Americas, particularly in Brazil. In this book, Cervantes scholar Rogelio Miñana examines long-term, Quixote-inspired activist efforts at the ground level. Through what the author terms performative activism, Quixote-inspired theater companies and nongovernmental organizations deploy a model for rewriting and enacting new social roles for underprivileged youth. Unique in its transatlantic, cross-historical, and community-based approach, Living Quixote offers both a new reading of Don Quixote and an applied model for cultural activism—a model based, in ways reminiscent of Paulo Freire, on the transformative potential of performance, literature, and art.
By Patricia Gaborik. 2021
Benito Mussolini has persistently been described as an 'actor' – and also as a master of illusions. In her vividly…narrated account of the Italian dictator's relationship with the theatre, Patricia Gaborik discards any metaphorical notions of Il Duce as a performer and instead tells the story of his life as literal spectator, critic, impresario, dramatist and censor of the stage. Discussing the ways in which the autarch's personal tastes and convictions shaped, in fascist Italy, theatrical programming, she explores Mussolini's most significant dramatic influences, his association with important figures such as Luigi Pirandello, Gabriele D'Annunzio and George Bernard Shaw, his oversight of stage censorship, and his forays into playwriting. By focusing on its subject's manoeuvres in the theatre, and manipulation of theatrical ideas, this consistently illuminating book transforms our understandings of fascism as a whole. It will have strong appeal to readers in both theatre studies and modern Italian history.
By Phoebe Waller-Bridge. 2019
Bestseller in the UK, Sunday Times, November 2019.The complete Fleabag. Every Word. Every Side-eye. Every Fox.Fleabag: The Scriptures includes new…writing from Phoebe Waller-Bridge alongside the filming scripts and the never-before-seen stage directions from the Golden Globe, Emmy and BAFTA winning series. 'Perfect' Guardian'Perfect' Daily Telegraph'Perfect' Stylist 'Perfect' Independent'Perfect' Evening Standard 'Perfect' Metro'Perfect' Irish Times 'Perfect' RTE'Perfect' Spectator'Perfect' Refinery29'Perfect' Catholic Herald'Perfection' Financial Times***HAIRDRESSERNO.(pointing to Claire)That is EXACTLY what she asked for.FLEABAGNo it's not. We want compensation.HAIRDRESSERClaire?CLAIREI've got two important meetings and I look like a pencil.HAIRDRESSERNO. Don't blame me for your bad choices. Hair isn't everything.FLEABAGWow.HAIRDRESSERWhat?FLEABAGHair. Is. Everything. We wish it wasn't so we could actually think about something else occasionally. But it is. It's the difference between a good day and a bad day. We're meant to think that it is a symbol of power, a symbol of fertility, some people are exploited for it and it pays your fucking bills. Hair is everything, Anthony.
By William Shakespeare. 2004
In its concentration of interest upon the protagonists, Macbeth can be seen as Shakespeare's experiment in unity of focus, whose…chief appeal arises from the struggles of the central characters with each other and with the infernal powers that inspire or govern them. <P><P> Over the centuries, the vision of directors like Welles, Nunn and Polanski, as well as the eloquent talents of actors like Garrick, Siddons, Olivier and McKellen have contributed to the central debate of the play: Who or what is culpable? <P><P> Bernice W. Kliman, in her analysis of Macbeth in performance, examines major productions of the play on both stage and screen, thereby inviting the reader to contemplate directors' and actors' choices for what is arguably Shakespeare's most compelling play.
By Ursula Sila-Gasser. 2021
Un libro que habla de exilio. Exilio geográfico a través de continentes, que a menudo separa dolorosamente a las personas…que se aman. Pero también del exilio interno, a veces aún más doloroso ya que puede alejarnos de nosotros mismos. Una historia entre Brasil y Suiza, que trata sobre el exilio y el maltrato psicológico. Un libro cuya historia pudiera ser la de muchas personas que por una razón u otra viven lejos de la familia, lejos de la tierra que los vió nacer.
By Demetrio Verbaro. 2021
Jack es un chico de Roma, Rebeca, de New York. El destino los encontrarà, su amor surgirà en el mismo…instante en que sus ojos se encuentren. Tienen un pasado difìcil a sus espaldas, su amor serà puesto a pruebas enormes. ¡Lograràn superarlas y estar juntos o serà màs fuerte el fardo de su pasado?
By Enrico Varrecchione. 2021
Esta es la historia de cómo la esperada partida a Suecia con el programa de estudios de Erasmus se perfila…en un primer momento como un desagradable encuentro con un universo en el que se intercalan la violencia, la sexualidad y los abusos. El protagonista, además de autor, narra los primeros doce días que pasó en la Escandinavia profunda entre la pequeña aldea de Uddevalla y la gran y cosmopolita Gotemburgo; la difícil convivencia con Lena, su compañera de piso, y ese sentimiento de inadaptación que desembocará con el tiempo en una crisis personal y psicólogica.
By Lázaro Droznes. 2014
Drame de fiction basé sur la relation clandestine de Sigmund Freud avec sa belle-soeur Minna Bernays, qui, pour aggraver les…choses, vivait dans la même maison avec toute sa famille. Cette relation a été récemment confirmée par des preuves historiques et a été l'un des secrets les mieux gardés de la vie de Freud. Martha Bernays et sa sœur Minna ont vécu ensemble 40 ans à Vienne avec les 5 enfants de la famille Freud et ont partagé l'amour de l'un des scientifiques qui a le plus contribué au changement des comportements sexuels au cours du XXe siècle
By Aeschylus, James Scully, C. John Herington. 1989
For readers accustomed to the relatively undramatic standard translations ofPrometheus Bound, this version by James Scully, a poet and winner…of the Lamont Poetry Prize, and C. John Herington, one of the world's foremost Aeschylean scholars, will come as a revelation. Scully and Herington accentuate the play's true power, drama, and relevance to modern times. Aeschylus originally wrotePrometheus Boundas part of a tragic trilogy, and this translation is unique in including the extant fragments of the companion plays.
By Thornton Wilder. 2013
This beautiful new edition features an eyeopening Afterword written by Tappan Wilder that includes Thornton Wilder's unpublished notes and other…illuminating photographs and documentary material.Our Town was first produced and published in 1938 to wide acclaim. This Pulitzer Prize-winning drama of life in the small village of Grover's Corners, an allegorical representation of all life, has become a classic. It is Thornton Wilder's most renowned and most frequently performed play.
By Narve Fulsås, Tore Rem. 2021
Henrik Ibsen, the 'Father of Modern Drama', came from a seemingly inauspicious background. What are the key contexts for understanding…his appearance on the world stage? This collection provides thirty contributions from leading scholars in theatre studies, literary studies, book history, philosophy, music, and history, offering a rich interdisciplinary understanding of Ibsen's work, with chapters ranging across cultural and aesthetic contexts including feminism, scientific discovery, genre, publishing, music, and the visual arts. The book ends by charting Ibsen's ongoing globalization and gives valuable overviews of major trends within Ibsen studies. Accessibly written, while drawing on the most recent scholarship, Ibsen in Context provides unique access to Ibsen the man, his works, and their afterlives across the world.
By Luis Valdez. 1992
This anthology includes three of playwright and screenwriter Luis Valdez's most important and recognized plays, Zoot Suit, Bandido! and I…Don't Have to Show You No Stinking Badges, and an introduction by noted theater critic Dr. Jorge Huerta of the University of California-San Diego. Valdez is the director of the famous farm-worker theater, El Teatro Campesino.
By Gabriela Curpan. 2021
This book rediscovers a spiritual way of preparing the actor towards experiencing that ineffable artistic creativity defined by Konstantin Stanislavski…as the creative state. Filtered through the lens of his unaddressed Christian Orthodox background, as well as his yogic or Hindu interest, the practical work followed the odyssey of the artist, from being oneself towards becoming the character, being structured in three major horizontal stages and developed on another three vertical, interconnected levels. Throughout the book, Gabriela Curpan aims to question both the cartesian approach to acting and the realist-psychological line, generally viewed as the only features of Stanislavski’s work. This book will be of great interest to theatre and performance academics as well as practitioners in the fields of acting and directing.
By Penelope Geng. 2021
The sixteenth century was a turning point for both law and drama. Relentless professionalization of the common law set off…a cascade of lawyerly self-fashioning – resulting in blunt attacks on lay judgment. English playwrights, including Shakespeare, resisted the forces of legal professionalization by casting legal expertise as a detriment to moral feeling. They celebrated the ability of individuals, guided by conscience and working alongside members of their community, to restore justice. Playwrights used the participatory nature of drama to deepen public understanding of and respect for communal justice. In plays such as King Lear and Macbeth, lay people accomplish the work of magistracy: conscience structures legal judgment, neighbourly care shapes the coroner’s inquest, and communal emotions give meaning to confession and repentance. An original and deeply sourced study of early modern literature and law, Communal Justice in Shakespeare’s England contributes to a growing body of scholarship devoted to the study of how drama creates and sustains community. Penelope Geng brings together a wealth of imaginative and documentary archives – including plays, sermons, conscience literature, Protestant hagiographies, legal manuals, and medieval and early modern chronicles – proving that literature never simply reacts to legal events but always actively invents legal questions, establishes legal expectations, and shapes legal norms.
Representing: Reminiscences; Humorous and Otherwise, of an Alaska Based Company Service Representative
By Douglas Anderson. 2015
Douglas Anderson, the author, was born in Derbyshire, England. After his father passed away, Douglas went to live on his…Grandfather's farm. Never very interested in animal husbandry, he leaned more toward the mechanical aspects of farming: maintaining and operating machinery. After an apprenticeship in the mechanical field, Douglas joined Rolls-Royce and began an interesting and diverse career. In the ensuing years, that career encompassed: jet engines, rocket engines and industrial gas turbines. Douglas immigrated to Canada in 1967, to the USA in 1977 and back to Canada in 2001. An adventurous fourteen years while supporting RR products in Alaska prompted Douglas to write and to become a published author. For many years, Anderson traveled and represented the company. Representing covers those years and some of the situations, humorous and otherwise, that he and his fellow Reps encountered at home base and at far-away places. The characters are real and these events actually happened as described. Most are documented for the first time in Representing.
By Anderson Douglas. 2015
My Adventurous Friend is based on accounts of my friend Hagen's life, as he related it to me, and of…the adventures we enjoyed together in Alaska. We would reminisce while sitting around a campfire in some wilderness area during our hikes and gold prospecting ventures. We could be debating current events and somehow our talk would drift back to events of earlier times. Over the years, piece by piece, I learned almost everything there was to know about my friend. Hagen had a varied and adventurous life beginning in wartime Germany and, by a circuitous route, eventually migrated to Alaska in 1973. Hagen had a longing for adventure and was never satisfied with the status-quo. He was strong, tenacious and once his mind was made up he would seldom deviate. In his mind, if it wasn't difficult then it wasn't worth doing. He always said he was born one hundred years too late to be a real pioneer but he sure did his best to emulate them. Hiking to our gold claim--forty miles from the nearest gravel road--and making it there alone in the dead of the Alaska winter was almost enough to satisfy his craving for adventure.
By Douglas Anderson. 1997
Gold in Trib 1 is an account of a flying, hiking, and gold prospecting adventure in wild, present-day Alaska. It…is the story of the exploits of two good friends and their adventures while prospecting for gold. It is a factual account where possible and where not factual, it is the way they would have liked it. As a result, readers will enjoy the book for what it is, and will not take it so seriously as to dash off with expectations of finding their fortune. There is still much gold in Alaska, but Douglas may have made discovering the Glory Hole, wherever it may be, sound somewhat easier and more financially rewarding than it really was.