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Hamilton: The Revolution

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Pdf:Hamilton: The Revolution.From School Library Journal This glorious, oversize testament to the multiple Tony Award-winning musical Hamilton is a joy to anyone who loves the sound track or who has been lucky enough to score tickets to the show. Miranda's annotations are in the margins of the lyrics, which are usually overlaid on full-spread photographs of the cast. He explains the many homages to rappers of his youth, as well as why he used literary devices, changed music tempos, and added fiction when Ron Chernow's biography couldn't fill in the gaps. Thirty-two essays offer teens even more background knowledge of how the show was created and often include lyrics that were cut from the final show. Through interviews with cast members and mentors, readers will be engrossed in the narrative and listening along to the sound track. The line 'Immigrants: We get the job done,' from 'Yorktown (the World Turned Upside Down),' stirs rousing applause during performances, and the revolutionary twist of nonwhite actors portraying the Founding Fathers will be inspiring to young people. VERDICT An uplifting, gorgeous, diverse, and emotional libretto that will be performed in high schools as soon as the rights are available, and a must-have for initiated and uninitiated alike.—Sarah Hill, Lake Land College, Mattoon, IL Read more About the Author Jeremy McCarter wrote cultural criticism for New York magazine and Newsweek before spending five years on the artistic staff of the Public Theater, where he created, directed, and produced the Public Forum series. He served on the jury of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, and is writing a book about young American radicals during World War One. He lives in Chicago. Lin-Manuel Miranda (Book, Music, and Lyrics/Alexander Hamilton) is the Tony and Grammy award-winning composer-lyricist-star of Broadway's In the Heights--winner of four 2008 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Orchestrations, and Best Choreography with Miranda receiving the award for Best Score. Additionally, he is the co-composer and co-lyricist of Broadway's Tony-nominated Bring It On: The Musical and provided Spanish translations for the 2009 Broadway revival of West Side Story. Miranda, along with Tom Kitt, won the 2014 Creative Arts Emmy for Best Original Music and Lyrics for their work on the 67th Annual Tony Awards. In 2015, Miranda was named as a Fellow of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. He lives with his family in New York City. Read more

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Journal: Ballerinas (Pink) 6x9 - LINED JOURNAL - Writing journal with blank lined pages (Journals for Children Lined Journal Series)

Pdf Arts Journal: Ballerinas (Pink) 6x9 - LINED JOURNAL - Writing journal with blank lined pages (Journals for Children Lined Journal Series)

Pdf:Journal: Ballerinas (Pink) 6x9 - LINED JOURNAL - Writing journal with blank lined pages (Journals for Children Lined Journal Series).Express your creativity with this beautiful softcover journal book. Perfect for your thoughts and feelings. Ideal for note-taking, to-do lists, personal reflections, dreams, memories, observations and creative writing projects. This journal is your place to explore in writing and drawing of all kinds. • Measures 6”x 9” • Softcover • 160 pages • Black and white interior • Lined; college-ruled spacing SEARCH "Premise Content" for more journals and sketch journals.

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Josephine Baker and LA Revue Negre: Paul Colin's Lithographs of Le Tumulte Noir in Paris, 1927

Pdf Arts Josephine Baker and LA Revue Negre: Paul Colin's Lithographs of Le Tumulte Noir in Paris, 1927

Pdf:Josephine Baker and LA Revue Negre: Paul Colin's Lithographs of Le Tumulte Noir in Paris, 1927.Amazon.com Review When graphic designer Paul Colin published a limited edition of lithographs he'd made of dancer Josephine Baker and her revue in Paris in 1927, the French fascination with American jazz musicians and dancers was at its peak--and the 500 hand-colored copies quickly sold out. The 45 lithographs collected under the title Le Tumulte Noir (the book's notes list uproar, frenzy, sensation, brouhaha, and craze among the possible translations for the word tumulte) include a dynamic sketch of Baker in her famous banana skirt, a chalklike drawing of a jazz band in full swing, a feather-bedecked woman dancing in the rain, an interracial flapper couple kicking up their heels, and other images that capture the joie de vivre of the era. Henry Louis Gates Jr. introduces this edition of the lithographs with an essay that reminds readers of the haven African Americans found in France at a time when overt racism and bigotry were rampant in the United States. He then maps the wild success the new musical form jazz, and its beloved interpreter Baker, achieved there. Colin's lithographs are faithfully reproduced in the same size and vertical orientation of the original edition with just the three colors he employed, the original title page, and Baker's own handwritten forward to the work. Read more

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Sketchbook: Ballerinas (Purple) 6x9 - BLANK JOURNAL WITH NO LINES - Journal notebook with unlined pages for drawing and writing on blank paper (Journals for Children Sketchbook Series)

Pdf Arts Sketchbook: Ballerinas (Purple) 6x9 - BLANK JOURNAL WITH NO LINES - Journal notebook with unlined pages for drawing and writing on blank paper (Journals for Children Sketchbook Series)

Pdf:Sketchbook: Ballerinas (Purple) 6x9 - BLANK JOURNAL WITH NO LINES - Journal notebook with unlined pages for drawing and writing on blank paper (Journals for Children Sketchbook Series).Express your creativity with this softcover sketchbook journal. Blank pages with no lines - yours to fill. Perfect for sketches, doodles, thoughts, notes, to-do lists, anything you'd like to journal, write or draw. Great for writing and drawing projects Softcover binding - flexible and easy to carry Blank interior with cream-colored pages and ballerinas on the cover A perfect gift sketchbook for kids and a fun gift for adults, too Makes a great writing journal, story journal or sketchbook for kids Makes a pretty unlined journal, sketch book, diary, notepad or notebook for adults Blank pages are perfect for making your own bars and graphs - record, log and keep track of habits, plans, moods and more Ideal for drawing, doodling, writing and sketching with pens, pencils and colored pencils Scroll up to purchase your copy.

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Sketchbook: Ballerinas (Pink and Green) 6x9 - BLANK JOURNAL WITH NO LINES - Journal notebook with unlined pages for drawing and writing on blank paper (Journals for Children Sketchbook Series)

Pdf Arts Sketchbook: Ballerinas (Pink and Green) 6x9 - BLANK JOURNAL WITH NO LINES - Journal notebook with unlined pages for drawing and writing on blank paper (Journals for Children Sketchbook Series)

Pdf:Sketchbook: Ballerinas (Pink and Green) 6x9 - BLANK JOURNAL WITH NO LINES - Journal notebook with unlined pages for drawing and writing on blank paper (Journals for Children Sketchbook Series).Express your creativity with this softcover sketchbook journal. Blank pages with no lines - yours to fill. Perfect for sketches, doodles, thoughts, notes, to-do lists, anything you'd like to journal, write or draw. Great for writing and drawing projects Softcover binding - flexible and easy to carry Blank interior with cream-colored pages and ballerinas on the cover A perfect gift sketchbook for kids and a fun gift for adults, too Makes a great writing journal, story journal or sketchbook for kids Makes a pretty unlined journal, sketch book, diary, notepad or notebook for adults Blank pages are perfect for making your own bars and graphs - record, log and keep track of habits, plans, moods and more Ideal for drawing, doodling, writing and sketching with pens, pencils and colored pencils Scroll up to purchase your copy.

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Sketchbook: Ballerinas (Pink) 6x9 - BLANK JOURNAL WITH NO LINES - Journal notebook with unlined pages for drawing and writing on blank paper (Journals for Children Sketchbook Series)

Pdf Arts Sketchbook: Ballerinas (Pink) 6x9 - BLANK JOURNAL WITH NO LINES - Journal notebook with unlined pages for drawing and writing on blank paper (Journals for Children Sketchbook Series)

Pdf:Sketchbook: Ballerinas (Pink) 6x9 - BLANK JOURNAL WITH NO LINES - Journal notebook with unlined pages for drawing and writing on blank paper (Journals for Children Sketchbook Series).Express your creativity with this softcover sketchbook journal. Blank pages with no lines - yours to fill. Perfect for sketches, doodles, thoughts, notes, to-do lists, anything you'd like to journal, write or draw. Great for writing and drawing projects Softcover binding - flexible and easy to carry Blank interior with cream-colored pages and ballerinas on the cover A perfect gift sketchbook for kids and a fun gift for adults, too Makes a great writing journal, story journal or sketchbook for kids Makes a pretty unlined journal, sketch book, diary, notepad or notebook for adults Blank pages are perfect for making your own bars and graphs - record, log and keep track of habits, plans, moods and more Ideal for drawing, doodling, writing and sketching with pens, pencils and colored pencils Scroll up to purchase your copy.

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Hamilton: The Revolution

Pdf Arts Hamilton: The Revolution

Pdf:Hamilton: The Revolution.Winner, 2017 APA Audie Awards - Audiobook of the Year Lin-Manuel Miranda's groundbreaking musical, Hamilton, 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. Hamilton: The Revolution gives listeners an unprecedented insight into 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 performance at the White House to its landmark opening night on Broadway six years later. In addition, Emmy and Gold Globe-winning actor Mariska Hargitay lends her voice to the audiobook, and Miranda reads more than 200 funny, revealing footnotes for his award-winning libretto, the full text of which is included in the PDF with this audiobook. The audiobook 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 shots. "Mariska, in addition to being the number-one fan of the show, represents, to me, much of what Hamilton is about - tough, smart, and New York. She's an essential part of this city; it feels only right for her to narrate the story." (Lin-Manuel Miranda)

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80's Ladies: Coloring Book for Adults Stress Relieving Fashion & Trends from the 80's and 90's

Pdf Arts 80's Ladies: Coloring Book for Adults Stress Relieving Fashion & Trends from the 80's and 90's

Pdf:80's Ladies: Coloring Book for Adults Stress Relieving Fashion & Trends from the 80's and 90's.About the Author Latoya Nicole is an Author and Entrepreneur and she is also a native of Raleigh, NC. She currently holds a Master's Degree in Counseling/Psychology. Being passionate about uplifting other female entrepreneurs she wanted to also empower other African American women by creating something they could relate to when coloring! She also teaches women how to start and run their own online boutique business. Find her at @_thechicboss_ on Instagram. Read more

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Tell It to My Heart: How I Lost My S#*T, Conquered My Fear, and Found My Voice

Pdf Arts Tell It to My Heart: How I Lost My S#*T, Conquered My Fear, and Found My Voice

Pdf:Tell It to My Heart: How I Lost My S#*T, Conquered My Fear, and Found My Voice.If the hardcover is out of stock or delayed, please try -- tinyurl.com/Hardcover-in-stock Tell It to My Heart: How I Lost My S#*T, Conquered My Fear, and Found My Voice captures Taylor Dayne's ascent against all odds, and the stories behind the dance soundtrack of our lives. From her early life growing up in a challenging blue-collar Long Island home in the 1960s and 1970s through her years touring as a chart-topping musician through New York, LA, Shanghai, London, Paris, and Tokyo in the 1980s and 1990s, she tells-almost-all about her experiences with renowned talents including Michael Jackson, Elton John, and Whitney Houston. Readers will be immersed in her enduring 30-year career, performing for audiences worldwide, as she raises twins as a single mother by choice. Taylor has a powerful voice, not only as a singer, but as a storyteller as well. Her personal journey is proof that childhood reverie can become reality. The humor, strength, resilience and grace that led her to stardom are woven through the scenes of her book--showing how vulnerability turns out to be strength, and how strength comes from somewhere inside when you least expect it. Tell It to My Heart should be read by fans, musicians, artists, and women of all ages. She inspires us to live our lives with courage--to raise our voices, to take action, to believe in ourselves, and to never give up on our dreams. Taylor describes her memoir: "It's gritty, it's real, and it's truthful. It's about love, which is good even when it doesn't last, and God, who is good, even when it seems like He's being kind of a dick. It's also about friendship, but most of all, it's about the voice which was my salvation. At fifty-fffrrshx, I feel like I'm the closest I've ever been to knowing peace, knowing who I am and what I need. Loving, learning, mentoring and mothering--these are tall tasks that require a strong backbone of authenticity and integrity. I hope this book will inspire readers to do the same."

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The Actor's Life: A Survival Guide

Pdf Arts The Actor's Life: A Survival Guide

Pdf:The Actor's Life: A Survival Guide.Jenna Fischer's Hollywood journey began at the age of 22 when she moved to Los Angeles from her hometown of St. Louis. With a theater degree in hand, she was determined, she was confident, she was ready to work hard. So, what could go wrong? Uh, basically everything. The path to being a professional actor was so much more vast and competitive than she'd imagined. It would be eight long years before she landed her iconic role on The Office, nearly a decade of frustration, struggle, rejection, and doubt. If only she'd had a handbook for the aspiring actor. Or, better yet, someone to show her the way-an established actor who could educate her about the business, manage her expectations, and reassure her in those moments of despair. Jenna wants to be that person for you.    With amusing candor and wit, Fischer spells out the nuts and bolts of getting established in the profession, based on her own memorable and hilarious experiences. She tells you how to get the right headshot, what to look for in representation, and the importance of joining forces with other like-minded artists and creating your own work-invaluable advice personally acquired from her many years of struggle. She provides helpful hints on how to be gutsy and take risks, the tricks to good auditioning and callbacks, and how not to fall for certain scams (auditions in a guy's apartment are probably not legit-or at least not for the kind of part you're looking for!). Her inspiring, helpful guidance feels like a trusted friend who's made the journey, and has now returned to walk beside you, pointing out the pitfalls as you blaze your own path towards the life of a professional actor.   This title is narrated by a full cast. Narrators include: Jenna Fischer, Rainn Wilson, Natalie Zea, Sean Gunn, Derek Waters, Reed Birney, and Mark Proksch. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

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The Actor's Life: A Survival Guide

Pdf Arts The Actor's Life: A Survival Guide

Pdf:The Actor's Life: A Survival Guide.Review 'I loved reading Jenna's honest and sincere appraisal of the actualities of breaking into, finding one’s way, and then thriving in this business. I hope it is given out as a guidebook of sorts to any young actor when they land at LAX.'—Jon Hamm 'In The Actor's Life, Jenna Fischer lays out exactly what aspiring actors can expect from this crazy, unpredictable industry both practically and emotionally. Nothing is sugar-coated, nor is it cynical. It's just reality, plain and simple. At every level of success, we are all just artists trying to figure it out day by day. That’s the truth.'—Christina Applegate 'If I had Jenna's book when I was a struggling actor it would have eased the pain and encouraged my journey. This is an insightful, funny, sweet story from one actor to another; we all need a leg up, a hand to hold, and the encouragement to keep going when we truly find our passion. Jenna manages to do that and more in this very helpful guide for an actor finding their way into the business.'—Julianna Margulies 'How lucky for those who dream that Jenna Fischer has written this book and candidly explained the hard work, persistence, and delusion required to become a working actor. This book is generous, practical, and in the right hands will be a talisman for the deserving few who refuse to give up.'—Matthew Weiner, creator of Mad Men 'Jenna Fischer's story is an excellent resource for anyone who is involved in the life of an actor. Much of this information was new to me; I have always respected the actor's journey, but now I am in awe of it. It's also entertaining from beginning to end.'—Allison Jones, Casting Director Read more About the Author Jenna Fischer is best known for playing Pam Beesly on the acclaimed television show The Office, for which she received an Emmy nomination for Best Supporting Actress and two SAG Awards for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble Comedy.   After wrapping The Office, Fischer went on to star in the UK/SKY B limited series You, Me and the Apocalypse along with Rob Lowe and Megan Mullally. She also starred in the Off-Broadway play Reasons to Be Happy, written and directed by Neil LaBute. Most recently, Fischer was on stage in the world premiere of Steve Martin's newest absurdist play Meteor Shower for a record-breaking run at the Old Globe Theatre.   Fischer's film credits include The Giant Mechanical Man (which she also produced), The Farrelly Brothers’ comedy Hall Pass, Solitary Man, opposite Michael Douglas, Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, produced by Judd Apatow, and Blades of Glory, opposite Will Ferrell.  She is upcoming in the Mike White feature Brad's Status starring Ben Stiller. Read more

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If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face?: My Adventures in the Art and Science of Relating and Communicating

Pdf Arts If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face?: My Adventures in the Art and Science of Relating and Communicating

Pdf:If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face?: My Adventures in the Art and Science of Relating and Communicating.From iconic actor and best-selling author Alan Alda, an indispensable guide to communicating better - based on his experience with acting, improv, science, and storytelling. The beloved actor shares fascinating and powerful lessons from the science of communication and teaches listeners to improve the way they relate to others using improv games, storytelling, and their own innate mind-reading abilities. With his trademark humor and frankness, Alan Alda explains what makes the out-of-the-box techniques he developed after his years as the host of Scientific American Frontiers so effective. This book reveals what it means to be a true communicator and how we can communicate better in every aspect of our lives - with our friends, lovers, and families; with our doctors; in business settings; and beyond.

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Blowing the Bloody Doors Off: And Other Lessons in Life

Pdf Arts Blowing the Bloody Doors Off: And Other Lessons in Life

Pdf:Blowing the Bloody Doors Off: And Other Lessons in Life.With more than 100 movies and two Academy Awards to his credit over six decades, Hollywood legend Michael Caine shares the wisdom, stories, insight, and skills that life has taught him in his remarkable career - and now his 85th year. One of our best-loved actors, Michael Caine has starred in a huge range of films from the classic movies Alfie, Zulu, and The Italian Job (the inspiration for the audiobook title) to the Hollywood blockbusting Dark Knight trilogy, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Hannah and Her Sisters, and Cider House Rules. Caine has excelled in every kind of role - with a skill that's made it look easy. He knows what success takes - he's made it to the pinnacle of his profession from humble origins. But as he says, "Small parts can lead to big things. And if you keep doing things right, the stars will align when you least expect it." Now in his 85th year - and more beloved than ever - he wants to share everything he's learned. With brilliant new insight into his life and work and showcasing his wonderful gift for storytelling, Blowing the Bloody Doors Off is Caine at his wise and entertaining best.

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Upright Citizens Brigade Comedy Improvisation Manual

Pdf Arts Upright Citizens Brigade Comedy Improvisation Manual

Pdf:Upright Citizens Brigade Comedy Improvisation Manual.The Upright Citizens Brigade Comedy Improvisation Manual is a comprehensive guide to the UCB style of long form comedy improvisation. Written by UCB founding members Matt Besser, Ian Roberts, and Matt Walsh, the manual covers everything from the basics of two person scene work (with a heavy emphasis on finding 'the game' of the scene), to the complexities of working within an ensemble to perform long form structures, such as 'The Harold' and 'The Movie'. A practical 'how to' book, the guide provides exercises throughout to help the reader master each new concept and technique introduced. While the manual is written to be understood by beginners with no previous exposure to improvisational comedy, experienced improvisors will find it to be an excellent resource for honing their skills, clarifying concepts, and generally taking their work to a higher level. Read more

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Audition

Pdf Arts Audition

Pdf:Audition.Review 'What a book! Yet it's so simple that you learn without feeling it happen. Thank you, Michael; we needed it.'—Joshua Logan Read more From the Publisher Michael Shurtleff has been casting director for Broadway shows like Chicago and Becket and for films like The Graduate and Jesus Christ Superstar. His legendary course on auditioning has launched hundreds of successful careers. Now in this book he tells the all-important HOW for all aspiring actors, from the beginning student of acting to the proven talent trying out for that chance-in-a-million role! 'What a book! Yet it's so simple that you learn without feeling it happen. Thank you, Michael; we needed it.'--Joshua Logan Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Kathleen Turner on Acting: Conversations About Film, Television, and Theater

Pdf Arts Kathleen Turner on Acting: Conversations About Film, Television, and Theater

Pdf:Kathleen Turner on Acting: Conversations About Film, Television, and Theater.Few actors have had a career as dynamic as that Kathleen Turner's; success has followed her from the television screen to major blockbusters, from indie films to the theater stage. Over her 40-year career, Turner has developed an instinctual knowledge of what it takes to be a successful actor, and, in her conversations with esteemed film professor Dustin Morrow, she shares these lessons with the world.With her iconic wit on full display, Turner dazzles listeners with her shrewd insights on the craft of acting and charming anecdotes from her own storied career. Touching on each of her roles, she expounds on the lessons she's learned and describes her journey of discovery in the world of acting.  An epic and intense one-on-one master class in acting from the best teacher imaginable, Kathleen Turner on Acting is a must for acting and directing students of every age, established actors and directors, filmmakers, theater pros, and artists of every stripe.

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Actions: The Actors' Thesaurus

Pdf Arts Actions: The Actors' Thesaurus

Pdf:Actions: The Actors' Thesaurus.From the Publisher This new book just released by Drama Publishers gathers together -- for the first time -- the acting community’s –- formerly — secret lists of action words and makes them available in an organized and comprehensive format. Read more From the Author ACTIONS is primarily for actors: for established professionals and beginners alike; for students or amateur actors; for those with training and those without. ACTIONS can also be useful: for music theatre performers; for actors wrestling with audition speeches; for those who have to breathe life into a one-dimensional television or radio commercial; or for those who have been performing a play for months and need to reinvigorate their performance. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Sanford Meisner on Acting

Pdf Arts Sanford Meisner on Acting

Pdf:Sanford Meisner on Acting.Amazon.com Review Sanford Meisner has been called 'the theater's best-kept secret,' and Sanford Meisner on Acting by Dennis Longwell gives some insight into what techniques the hugely influential drama teacher used in his 50-plus years of work. One of the founding members of the Actors Studio (with Lee Strasberg, Stella Adler, and Harold Clurman), Meisner developed his own special lessons based upon his understandings of the great Russian teacher Stanislavsky. Turning away from the sense-memory exercises common among his colleagues, his training focused instead on a realistic approach to imagination and creativity. Unlike many other educators associated with 'the Method,' Meisner had little tolerance for self-absorption or striving after strong emotional effect, instead preaching that clarity of purpose and efficient use of the psyche are the actor's greatest tools. Longwell's book follows a class of eight men and eight women through one of Meisner's 15-month courses at New York's Neighborhood Playhouse, with extensive transcripts taken directly from Meisner's notes to the students on the basis of their exercises. With an introduction by director Sydney Pollack, one of the many influential artists who studied with Meisner (the book includes accolades from Maureen Stapleton, Arthur Miller, Gregory Peck, and Eli Wallach), this is an excellent introduction that helps to demystify the work of a great theatrical teacher. --John Longenbaugh Read more From Library Journal Meisner, a member of the Theater Guild and the Group Theater, has devoted most of 50 years to teaching acting and is one of the great unsung resources in American theater. This book is not an acting text, but a journal of a 15-month course taken by 16 adult actors. We follow them as they progress from early exercises through preparation to detailed scene work. Meisner emphasizes emotional truth and acting as the reality of doing. His students find the course difficult, but most improve markedly. Not all survive. Though Meisner is not well, he is a superb teacher and his enthusiasm is undiminished. This is required reading for all actors and those interested in acting. Thomas E. Luddy, English Dept., Salem State Coll., Mass.Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The Actor's Life: A Survival Guide

Pdf Arts The Actor's Life: A Survival Guide

Pdf:The Actor's Life: A Survival Guide.Jenna Fischer's Hollywood journey began at the age of 22 when she moved to Los Angeles from her hometown of St. Louis. With a theater degree in hand, she was determined, she was confident, she was ready to work hard. So, what could go wrong?Uh, basically everything.  The path to being a professional actor was so much more vast and competitive than she’d imagined.  It would be eight long years before she landed her iconic role on The Office, nearly a decade of frustration, struggle, rejection and doubt.If only she’d had a handbook for the aspiring actor. Or, better yet, someone to show her the way—an established actor who could educate her about the business, manage her expectations, and reassure her in those moments of despair.Jenna wants to be that person for you.   With amusing candor and wit, Fischer spells out the nuts and bolts of getting established in the profession, based on her own memorable and hilarious experiences.  She tells you how to get the right headshot, what to look for in representation, and the importance of joining forces with other like-minded artists and creating your own work—invaluable advice personally acquired from her many years of struggle.  She provides helpful hints on how to be gutsy and take risks, the tricks to good auditioning and callbacks, and how not to fall for certain scams (auditions in a guy’s apartment are probably not legit—or at least not for the kind of part you’re looking for!).Her inspiring, helpful guidance feels like a trusted friend who’s made the journey, and has now returned to walk beside you, pointing out the pitfalls as you blaze your own path towards the life of a professional actor.  

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Respect for Acting

Pdf Arts Respect for Acting

Pdf:Respect for Acting.From the Inside Flap 'Uta Hagen wanted us never to settle, period, to keep on endlessly exploring, digging deeper, and aiming higher in our scenes, in our plays, in our careers. Respect for Acting is not a long book, and with any luck, it will take you the rest of your life to read it.' —David Hyde Pierce (from the Foreword) Legendary actress and teacher Uta Hagen knew that an actor's finest work was often achieved for love rather than for money. She lived this philosophy alongside her husband, Herbert Berghof, at HB Studio, their acting school in New York. It was there that they created a workplace and spiritual home for actors such as Robert DeNiro, Jack Lemmon, Anne Bancroft, and Bette Midler. Respect for Acting is Hagen's blueprint for the actor, her design for 'enlightened stage acting.' This classic book has helped generations of actors hone their craft, and its advice is as useful now as it was when it was first published. Hagen draws on her own struggle with the techniques of acting as well as her decades of teaching experience to break down the areas in which actors can work and search for realities in themselves that serve the character and the play. This approach helps actors to be specific in their actions in order to communicate an artistic statement. Hagen's instructions and examples also guide the aspiring actor through practical problems such as 'How do I talk to the audience?' and 'How do I stay fresh in a long run?' Part One, 'The Actor,' deals with the actor's concept of him or herself, as well as techniques that set an actor in motion physically, verbally, and emotionally. Part Two, 'The Object Exercises,' offers specific and detailed work for the actor, covering a broad range of problems and circumstances, from making an entrance to using the Fourth Wall. Part Three, 'The Play and the Role,' covers how to approach the play and identify with the character the actor will undertake. It also shares practical thoughts and answers the questions young actors ask most. Uta Hagen's influence endures in many of today's most compelling stage and screen performances. Informative and inspiring, Respect for Acting will bring her timeless techniques to actors and audiences for years to come. Read more From the Back Cover Respect for Acting 'This fascinating and detailed book about acting is Miss Hagen's credo, the accumulated wisdom of her years spent in intimate communion with her art. It is at once the voicing of her exacting standards for herself and those she [taught], and an explanation of the means to the end.' —Publishers Weekly 'Hagen adds to the large corpus of titles on acting with vivid dicta drawn from experience, skill, and a sense of personal and professional worth. Her principal asset in this treatment is her truly significant imagination. Her 'object exercises' display a wealth of detail with which to stimulate the student preparing a scene for presentation.' —Library Journal 'Uta Hagen's Respect for Acting . . . is a relatively small book. But within it, Miss Hagen tells the young actor about as much as can be conveyed in print of his craft.' —Los Angeles Times 'There are almost no American actors uninfluenced by Uta Hagen.' —Fritz Weaver 'This is a textbook for aspiring actors, but working thespians can profit much by it. Anyone with just a casual interest in the theater should also enjoy its behind-the-scenes flavor.' —King Features Syndicate Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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A Practical Handbook for the Actor

Pdf Arts A Practical Handbook for the Actor

Pdf:A Practical Handbook for the Actor.Review 'This is the best book on acting written in the last twenty years.' --from the introduction by David Mamet'Simple, clear and consise--just what was needed. A deeply interesting and valuable piece of work.' --Sidney Lumet'This terse and lucid handbook might well be for the actor what Strunk and White's The Elements of Style is for the writer.' --John Guare'This book is wonderful. It is clear, direct, and to the point, with none of the hokum that accompanies most books on the theatre, especially about acting. I learned an enormous amount.' --Robert Benton'This beautifully written book offers a clear guide to the most profound acting technique I  know. Every young actor should read it, re-read it, and then keep it under his pillow.' --Lindsay Crouse Read more From the Inside Flap 6 working actors describe their methods and philosophies of the theater. All have worked with playwright David Mamet at the Goodman Theater in Chicago. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Truth in Comedy: The Manual for Improvisation

Pdf Arts Truth in Comedy: The Manual for Improvisation

Pdf:Truth in Comedy: The Manual for Improvisation.Amazon.com Review Who would have ever thought that learning the finer points of improvisation could be such fun? The 'Harold,' an innovative improvisational tool, helped Saturday Night Live's Mike Myers and Chris Farley, George Wendt (Norm on 'Cheers') and many other actors on the road to TV and film stardom. Now it is described fully in this new book for the benefit of other would-be actors and comics. The 'Harold' is a form of competitive improv involving six or seven players. They take a theme suggestion from the audience and free-associate on the theme, creating a series of rapid-fire one-liners that build into totally unpredictable skits with hilarious results. The teams compete with scoring based on applause. The 'Harold' is a fun way to 'loosen up' and learn to think quickly, build continuity, develop characterizations and sharpen humor. Read more From Booklist The brain wave of three improv gurus, this book is a complete guide to improvisation for both novice and professional actors and comics. An outgrowth of the successful curriculum initiated by two of the authors at the ImprovOlympic, it describes improvisational tools and techniques, from the 'Pattern Game' and 'The Hot Spot' to the innovative and sophisticated 'Harold.' Far from an ordinary how-to handbook, this clearly composed authority on comedic improvisation stresses intuitive thinking, listening skills, continuity, characterization, and, most important, teamwork. Numerous testimonials from reputed actors strengthen the text's credibility, already secured by the expertise of its authorship. Sample scenes and games take hilarious twists while illustrating the inevitability of connections and the importance of justification among team members. The authors' primary focus is the achievement of the group mind, and the book's chapter construction necessarily culminates with that creative misnomer known as the Harold. The manual is flexibly designed to allow for easy performance in both acting classes and professional settings and will prove a valuable reference source to actors and directors alike. Kathleen Chrysler Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Seduction: Sex, Lies, and Stardom in Howard Hughes's Hollywood

Pdf Arts Seduction: Sex, Lies, and Stardom in Howard Hughes's Hollywood

Pdf:Seduction: Sex, Lies, and Stardom in Howard Hughes's Hollywood.Review “Guaranteed to engross anyone with any interest at all in Hollywood, in movies, in #MeToo and in the never-ending story of men with power and women without.” (New York Times Book Review)“The stories Longworth uncovers—about Katharine Hepburn and Jane Russell, yes, but also Ida Lupino and Faith Domergue and Anita Loos—are so rich, so compelling, that they urge you to question how much else in history has been lost within the swirling vortex of Great Men.” (Atlantic)“A compelling and relevant must-read.” (Entertainment Weekly)“A first-rate work of cultural curation, in which Longworth combs the countless stacks of Hollywood memoirs and biographies, with a focus on the pathological predations of Howard Hughes, Texas millionaire, starmaker and film producer.” (USA Today (four stars)) “An astute and entertaining takedown of the movie industry, the press and the multimillionaire turned wannabe filmmaker Howard Hughes. Hardly anyone emerges from the pages of Seduction unblemished by selfishness and greed once they are touched by the movie business and its promise of wealth, power and fame.” (Associated Press)“From the force behind the You Must Remember This podcast comes a book exploring the glamour of classic Hollywood cinema through the lens of Texas business magnate, filmmaker (Hell’s Angels, Scarface), and notorious womanizer Howard Hughes—think a Harvey Weinstein–esque character decades before #MeToo.” (Vanity Fair)“Longworth blasts through the seductive narratives propagated by men in the film business to uncover the dark stories underneath.” (The Cut)“Vibrant… A compulsive page-turner… Much of Seduction reads like a long overdue act of redress, repositioning women into the more central positions where they belong.” (Los Angeles Times)“Longworth pulls back the curtain on Hollywood’s golden age to reveal, through the stories of some of the actresses pursued by legendary millionaire mogul Howard Hughes, its dark and lasting legacy of power inequity, harassment, and abuse.” (Bustle)“Seduction reads like a scandal sheet tempered with primary and secondary research.” (Los Angeles Review of Books) Read more About the Author Karina Longworth is the creator, writer, and host of You Must Remember This, a podcast on the secret and forgotten history of twentieth-century Hollywood. A former film editor of LA Weekly and critic for the Village Voice, she is the author of four previous books, including Hollywood Frame by Frame and Meryl Streep: Anatomy of an Actor. She lives in Los Angeles. Read more

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Seduction: Sex, Lies, and Stardom in Howard Hughes's Hollywood

Pdf Arts Seduction: Sex, Lies, and Stardom in Howard Hughes's Hollywood

Pdf:Seduction: Sex, Lies, and Stardom in Howard Hughes's Hollywood.In this riveting popular history, the creator of You Must Remember This probes the inner workings of Hollywood's glamorous Golden Age through the stories of some of the dozens of actresses pursued by Howard Hughes, to reveal how the millionaire mogul's obsessions with sex, power, and publicity trapped, abused, or benefited women who dreamt of screen stardom.In recent months, the media has reported on scores of entertainment figures who used their power and money in Hollywood to sexually harass and coerce some of the most talented women in cinema and television. But as Karina Longworth reminds us, long before the Harvey Weinsteins, there was Howard Hughes - the Texas millionaire, pilot, and filmmaker whose reputation as a cinematic provocateur was matched only by that as a prolific womanizer. His supposed conquests between his first divorce in the late 1920s and his marriage to actress Jean Peters in 1957 included many of Hollywood's most famous actresses, among them Billie Dove, Katharine Hepburn, Ava Gardner, and Lana Turner. From promoting bombshells like Jean Harlow and Jane Russell to his contentious battles with the censors, Hughes - perhaps more than any other filmmaker of his era - commoditized male desire as he objectified and sexualized women. Yet there were also numerous women pulled into Hughes' grasp who never made it to the screen, sometimes virtually imprisoned by an increasingly paranoid and disturbed Hughes, who retained multitudes of private investigators, security personnel, and informers to make certain these actresses would not escape his clutches.Vivid, perceptive, timely, and ridiculously entertaining, Seduction is a landmark work that examines women, sex, and male power in Hollywood during its Golden Age - a legacy that endures nearly a century later.

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How to Be The Greatest Improviser on Earth

Pdf Arts How to Be The Greatest Improviser on Earth

Pdf:How to Be The Greatest Improviser on Earth.Become great at performing long-form improv! We skip the basics and get into advanced topics like: being truly present, being authentic, dealing with difficult performers, being actually funny (!) and the rarely discussed but essential skill of being healthy. This book was written by a long-time teacher and performer from the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre based on his years of teaching and directing people to improvise. Even FAMOUS PEOPLE have studied with him!

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How to Stop Acting: A Renowned Acting Coach Shares His Revolutionary Approach to Landing Roles, Developing Them and Keeping them Alive

Pdf Arts How to Stop Acting: A Renowned Acting Coach Shares His Revolutionary Approach to Landing Roles, Developing Them and Keeping them Alive

Pdf:How to Stop Acting: A Renowned Acting Coach Shares His Revolutionary Approach to Landing Roles, Developing Them and Keeping them Alive.From Publishers Weekly No, this isn't a guide to helping introverts learn how to loosen up and be themselves. Rather, it's a new perspective on auditioning for theater. 'Acting doctor' Guskin, who's worked with Kline, Glenn Close, James Gandolfini, Steve Martin and others, explains his strategy, which, at its core, states that actors do not have a responsibility to create characters, but to be continually responsive to their lines, wherever their inclinations take them. It's an honest, non-gimmicky take on a perennial problem. With specific anecdotes (e.g., 'Peter Fonda came to me in 1993, he wanted to rethink his acting') and concrete advice (e.g. 'take it slow' and 'let the script guide the research'), Guskin covers various acting scenarios, from the stage (including Shakespeare) to film and television. He imparts much wisdom, yet counsels, 'discover what makes you tick as an actor. Use what works and discard whatever gets in the way, no matter how sound the concept.'Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc. Read more Review “Ask an actor who the coach of the moment is and no matter whose name comes up as well, Guskin's is mentioned three times out of four.” ―The Village Voice“Reading through these pages, I realize not only how much I learned from Harold, but also how safe he made me feel. The courage to take the risks that pushes us into new discoveries-new emotional territory-does not come without trust. Harold created a place filled with a trust that ultimately freed me to find my wings . . . one role at a time. This book will be invaluable for anyone passionate about learning the craft of acting and for those of us who need to be reminded of the basics of the craft we have dedicated our lives to.” ―Glenn Close“Many actors, newcomers and veterans alike, often wonder why it's so difficult to be as real, natural, and emotionally charged on stage or in front of the camera as we are in our daily lives. Harold Guskin explains how, by habit and misconception, we tend to undermine our potential. How to Stop Acting is a clear and concise actor's guide to living the truth in our work.” ―Christopher Reeve“Harold gives a very sane point of view to a very insane business and a very insane craft. Sometimes, when I read a script, I'm tempted to put on seven different wigs and change everything and do all this stuff-like knock my head against the wall twenty times before I know what I'm doing. Then I'll come to Harold, and I'll realize it's a lot simpler than that.” ―James Gandolfini Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Monologues They'll Remember You By: 80 Unique and Compelling Monologues That Leave a Lasting Impression

Pdf Arts Monologues They'll Remember You By: 80 Unique and Compelling Monologues That Leave a Lasting Impression

Pdf:Monologues They'll Remember You By: 80 Unique and Compelling Monologues That Leave a Lasting Impression.Review Critical Praise:'If ever there was a poster boy for 'write what you know', it's Biss, because what he knows really does entertain us.' -- Views from the Gods, London'Theatrical crack...One hell of a good time.' -- OC Weekly'Andrew Biss proves that simplicity can be far more engaging...Biss' writing is warm and funny' -- Time Out'I loved it, it was immediate, punchy writing and - crucially - extremely witty.' -- There Ought To Be Clowns, London'Delightful...touching and unique.' -- Offoffonline'Smart...Compelling.' -- nytheatre.com Read more About the Author From the Royal Court Theatre in London to the Playhouse Theatre in Tasmania, the works of award-winning playwright Andrew Biss have been performed across the globe, spanning four continents. His plays have won awards on both coasts of the U.S., critical acclaim in the U.K., and quickly became a perennial sight on Off and Off-Off Broadway stages.In London his plays have been performed at The Royal Court Theatre, Theatre503, Riverside Studios, The Pleasance Theatre, The Union Theatre, The White Bear Theatre, The Brockley Jack Studio Theatre, Fractured Lines Theatre & Film at COG ARTSpace, and Ghost Dog Productions at The Horse & Stables.In New York his plays have been produced at Theatre Row Studios, The Samuel French Off-Off-Broadway Festival, The Kraine Theater, The Red Room Theater, Times Square Arts Center, Manhattan Theatre Source, Mind The Gap Theatre, 3Graces Theatre Company, Emerging Artists Theatre, Curan Repertory Company, Pulse Ensemble Theatre, American Globe Theatre, The American Theater of Actors, and Chashama Theatres, among others.His plays and monologues are published in numerous anthologies from trade publishers Bedford/St. Martin's, Smith & Kraus, Inc., Pioneer Drama Service, and Applause Theatre & Cinema Books.Andrew is a graduate of the University of the Arts London, and a member of the Dramatists Guild of America, Inc. Read more

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Set Your Voice Free: How to Get the Singing or Speaking Voice You Want

Pdf Arts Set Your Voice Free: How to Get the Singing or Speaking Voice You Want

Pdf:Set Your Voice Free: How to Get the Singing or Speaking Voice You Want.The greatest vocal coach in the world will help you get the voice you want. Every time we open our mouths, we have an effect on ourselves and the way others perceive us. The ability to speak clearly and confidently can make or break a presentation, an important meeting, or even a first date. Now, with the advent of Skype, YouTube, podcasting, Vine, and any number of reality talent competitions, your vocal presence has never been more necessary for success or more central to achieving your dreams. Roger Love has over 30 years of experience as one of the world's leading authorities on voice. Making use of the innovative techniques that have worked wonders with his professional clients, Love distills the best of his teaching in Set Your Voice Free and shares exercises that will help listeners bring emotion, range, and power to the way they speak. This updated edition incorporates what he's learned in the last 15 years, as the Internet and talent competitions have completely changed the role your voice plays in your life. These are the new essentials for sounding authentic, persuasive, distinctive, and real in a world that demands nothing less. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

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The Power of the Actor: The Chubbuck Technique -- The 12-Step Acting Technique That Will Take You from Script to a Living, Breathing, Dynamic Character

Pdf Arts The Power of the Actor: The Chubbuck Technique -- The 12-Step Acting Technique That Will Take You from Script to a Living, Breathing, Dynamic Character

Pdf:The Power of the Actor: The Chubbuck Technique -- The 12-Step Acting Technique That Will Take You from Script to a Living, Breathing, Dynamic Character.Review 'This is my bible. I don’t leave home without it.'—Eva Mendes'Ivana Chubbuck is the premier acting coach of the twenty-first century.... Ivana’s innovative methods of teaching both complement and rival those methods of the great teachers of the past.... Under Ivana’s tutelage, the course of my career and depth of my work have changed dramatically.'—Halle Berry Read more About the Author Ivana Chubbuck founded Ivana Chubbuck Studios more than twenty years ago, becoming one of the most sought-after acting coaches in Hollywood. She also works as a script consultant and has been widely profiled in the media. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Actions: The Actors' Thesaurus

Pdf Arts Actions: The Actors' Thesaurus

Pdf:Actions: The Actors' Thesaurus.A vital companion for actors in rehearsal - a thesaurus of action-words to revitalise performance, with a foreword by Terry Johnson.Finding the right action is an essential part of the process of preparation for the actor. Using this thesaurus of active verbs, the actor can refine the action-word until s/he hits exactly the right one to help make the action come alive. The method of 'actioning' is widely used in rehearsal rooms, but has never before been set down in a systematic and comprehensive way.'If you want to act, or act better, Actions will take you a long way on the journey to excellence' Terry JohnsonThis bestselling book is now available as an app for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.In addition to the full list of action-words found in the book, the app includes:A to Z search, and predictive search functionEmotional groupings to help you pinpoint the action you requireBookmark, note-making and random word functionsShare your actions on social media or by emailFull instructions on how to use actioning in rehearsal, plus how to use the appTo learn more, and download your copy, visit the iTunes website.'This condenses all the usefulness of the book into a neat little app. Absolutely invaluable!' - User review

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Know Small Parts: An Actor's Guide to Turning Minutes into Moments and Moments into a Career

Pdf Arts Know Small Parts: An Actor's Guide to Turning Minutes into Moments and Moments into a Career

Pdf:Know Small Parts: An Actor's Guide to Turning Minutes into Moments and Moments into a Career.Based on 20 years in the industry as an actor, producer, writer and director, Know Small Parts is real life advice from someone who's lived it. The Foreword is written by Academy and Golden Globe Award winner Richard Dreyfuss and the book contains behind-the-scenes stories of Quentin Tarantino, Leonardo DiCaprio, Shirley MacLaine, David Carradine and Tony Scott, among many others. This clear-eyed, realistic step-by-step guide offers wisdom on breaking down a scene, standing out at an audition, talking to celebrities, how to work without representation, developing marketing materials, landing commercials, creating your own momentum, what to do when it all goes wrong, working outside Los Angeles, surviving rejection, how to get clothing for the red carpet and much, much more. With information for beginners and pros alike, it's not just invaluable insight for actors looking to mark their mark in the industry, it's great advice for anyone looking to take control of their destiny. Filled with specific examples from movies and television, the book also reveals personal, often funny, stories from the author's own journey through successes and blunders turning minutes into moments and moments into a career."She is a role model… and a true leading lady. Enjoy what she has to say and see if you can see yourself in her journey.”Kevin Costner (Academy and Golden Globe Award Winner)“She’s nailed the daily life of an actor in LA about as perfectly detailed as it gets.”Richard Dreyfuss (Academy and Golden Globe Award Winner)“She has literally figured out a way to bottle lightning.  I’m sure that her observations and guidance will be invaluable to the actor who is looking to make his or her mark in the film world and to build a career, moment by moment.” Lou Diamond Phillips (Golden Globe Nominee)“She knows what a director wants and what an editor needs to tell the story. She’s the real deal.”Dennis Christopher (Golden Globe Nominee)“Laura has strength, courage and the conviction and - pardon my French but, the balls - to hold on to her place in this business. Read her book and you’ll find out how.”Joanna Cassidy (Golden Globe Winner)“After 30 years in casting....I feel like Laura was sitting on my shoulder all these years.  She has expertly explained key notes for an actor to know and understand  pursuing their career.  An Actor is in "SHOW" and 'BUSINESS." This book helps the Know How!”Victoria Burrows (Casting Director: Lord of the Rings and Hobbit trilogies, Cast Away)“Laura Cayouette is a working actress that also has a happy, well-balanced life. Figuring out how she manages this feat is certainly worth a read.”Reginald Hudlin (Producer: Django Unchained; Director: Boomerang) “I write off most of these books.  But this one I can’t.  It stands far above most giving smart, logical, realistic and poignant advice.”George W. Perkins (Executive Producer: Desperate Housewives, 3-time Emmy Nominee)“Laura’s smart, sensible and no nonsense step by step approach to achieving a career as an actor is certain to be the new bible for everyone yearning to break into the biz.”Adam Rifkin (Writer/Director. Showtime’s Reality Show, Detroit Rock City, Mousehunt)“A must read gift for actors. Laura Cayouette, a successful actor and renowned journalist thoroughly lays out a path to artistic fulfillment and success. Bravo! The Dude Abides.”Jeff “The Dude” Dowd  (Producer, movie marketing maven)“A clear eyed, detailed, no nonsense guide to the often mysterious world of TV/Film auditioning and performing.  Laura’s experience as an actor and producer gives her a 360 view of the process which she shares in the voice of your audition guru; she’s been to the mountain and returned with all the wisdom you’ll ever need.”Alicia Ruskin (Agency Partner: Kazarian/Spencer/Ruskin & Assoc.)

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Body Learning: An Introduction to the Alexander Technique, Second Edition

Pdf Arts Body Learning: An Introduction to the Alexander Technique, Second Edition

Pdf:Body Learning: An Introduction to the Alexander Technique, Second Edition.Review “The approach to learning and the techniques outlined in Body Learning transformed my life. Read and practice, and Michael Gelb's profound message will transform yours.” ―Tony Buzan, author of The Mind Map Book Read more From the Back Cover Essentially a type of therapy that aims to treat and prevent a range of disorders through a system of postural changes, the Technique stresses the importance of reeducating the muscular system as a means to achieve physical and mental well-being. By unlearning common bad postural habits and ways of using the body, people can alleviate tension, fatigue, back pain, neck stiffness, asthma, headaches, depression, and many other ailments. The book also shows how the Technique can be applied to every kind of learning experience, from children's education and the acquiring of basic skills to the most advanced needs of musicians, entertainers, professionals, and athletes. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face?: My Adventures in the Art and Science of Relating and Communicating

Pdf Arts If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face?: My Adventures in the Art and Science of Relating and Communicating

Pdf:If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face?: My Adventures in the Art and Science of Relating and Communicating.NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Award-winning actor Alan Alda tells the fascinating story of his quest to learn how to communicate better, and to teach others to do the same. With his trademark humor and candor, he explores how to develop empathy as the key factor.“Invaluable.”—Deborah Tannen, #1 New York Times bestselling author of You’re the Only One I Can Tell and You Just Don’t Understand Alan Alda has been on a decades-long journey to discover new ways to help people communicate and relate to one another more effectively. If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face? is the warm, witty, and informative chronicle of how Alda found inspiration in everything from cutting-edge science to classic acting methods. His search began when he was host of PBS’s Scientific American Frontiers, where he interviewed thousands of scientists and developed a knack for helping them communicate complex ideas in ways a wide audience could understand—and Alda wondered if those techniques held a clue to better communication for the rest of us. In his wry and wise voice, Alda reflects on moments of miscommunication in his own life, when an absence of understanding resulted in problems both big and small. He guides us through his discoveries, showing how communication can be improved through learning to relate to the other person: listening with our eyes, looking for clues in another’s face, using the power of a compelling story, avoiding jargon, and reading another person so well that you become “in sync” with them, and know what they are thinking and feeling—especially when you’re talking about the hard stuff. Drawing on improvisation training, theater, and storytelling techniques from a life of acting, and with insights from recent scientific studies, Alda describes ways we can build empathy, nurture our innate mind-reading abilities, and improve the way we relate and talk with others. Exploring empathy-boosting games and exercises, If I Understood You is a funny, thought-provoking guide that can be used by all of us, in every aspect of our lives—with our friends, lovers, and families, with our doctors, in business settings, and beyond.“Alda uses his trademark humor and a well-honed ability to get to the point, to help us all learn how to leverage the better communicator inside each of us.”—Forbes“Alda, with his laudable curiosity, has learned something you and I can use right now.”—Charlie Rose

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Working Actor: Breaking in, Making a Living, and Making a Life in the Fabulous Trenches of Show Business

Pdf Arts Working Actor: Breaking in, Making a Living, and Making a Life in the Fabulous Trenches of Show Business

Pdf:Working Actor: Breaking in, Making a Living, and Making a Life in the Fabulous Trenches of Show Business.Veteran character actor David Dean Bottrell draws on his 35-plus tumultuous years of work in the entertainment industry to offer a guide to breaking in, making a living, and making a life in the fabulous trenches of show business. Covers every facet of the business, including: Capturing the perfect headshotStarting (and maintaining) your networkPicking an agentAudition do's and don'tsJoining the union(s): SAG-AFTRA and Actors Equity Association (AEA)On stage vs. on screen Paying the billsSelf-promotionLate bloomersWhen to get out David Dean Bottrell has worn many different hats during his decades in showbiz: television actor with appearances on Boston Legal, Modern Family, The Blacklist, Mad Men, True Blood, NCIS, and Days of Our Lives; screenwriter for Paramount and Disney; respected acting teacher at UCLA and AADA; and regular expert columnist for esteemed acting site Backstage. In Working Actor, Bottrell offers a how-to manual jammed with practical information and insider advice, essential reading for any artist (aspiring or established) in need of insight or inspiration. Mixing prescriptive advice ("Getting Started", "Learning Your Craft", "Finding an Agent") with wisdom drawn from Bottrell's own professional highs and lows and those of his acting compatriots, this book's humorous, tell-it-like-it-is tone is a must-have guide for anyone hoping to successfully navigate show business.

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Audiobook Narration: A Beginner's Guide to Recording Audiobooks for Audible & iTunes using Audacity

Pdf Arts Audiobook Narration: A Beginner's Guide to Recording Audiobooks for Audible & iTunes using Audacity

Pdf:Audiobook Narration: A Beginner's Guide to Recording Audiobooks for Audible & iTunes using Audacity.*This book was last updated on June 2, 2018.Start Creating and Selling Audiobooks on Audible and iTunes today!Have your ever thought about working from home as an audiobook narrator? Are you an independent author interested in increasing your monthly royalty payments by turning your book into an audiobook that's sold at places like Audible and iTunes?This book walks you step-by-step through the process of turning a normal book into a professional quality audiobook that's available for sale through the major audiobook retailers like Audible and iTunes using the free software program Audacity. It's written from the perspective of a complete novice so if you don't have any prior experience with audiobook narration, editing or production, this book is a must-have!Here's A Preview Of What You'll Learn...Why right now is the best time to get into the audiobook market, How narrators are paid and the factors that determine how successful an audiobook will be,How to easily find books to narrate if you are just starting out in the voice over business,How audiobooks are recorded and sold on the major audiobook sites like Audible and iTunes,How to set up your own home audiobook recording studioHow to use the free software program, Audacity, to record, edit, master and produce audiobooks in accordance with Audible's production standards,How to prepare your manuscript for recording)How to address revision requests,How to use audiobooks to create a passive income stream that continues to pay you substantial royalties over time,Much, much more!This book is more than just an overview of the audiobook creation process. It's a technical guide full of tutorials that shows you everything you need to get turn a manuscript or book into retail-ready audiobook and have it listed for sale in the Audible and iTunes marketplaces.Don't have any experience with Audacity? No problem. This guide shows you each step that you need to take to setup a home recording studio, record your narration, edit outtakes, master your audio files, submit your final produced audiobook project, and build your professional narration or voice over profile.Tags: create audiobooks, how to create audiobooks, become a narrator, become a voice actor, voice over, how to get my Kindle book on Audible, how to turn a Kindle book into an audiobook, how to use Audacity to create audiobooks, Audacity, how to use Audacity to record audiobooks, how to get an audiobook on iTunes, how to get an audiobook on Audible, work from home as a narrator, voice over jobs, find narration jobs, iTunes, Audible, Audacity, audiobook, narration, narrate audiobooks, passive income, royalties, royalty income, work from home, kindle books, publish audiobooks.

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The Art of Acting

Pdf Arts The Art of Acting

Pdf:The Art of Acting.From Library Journal This second collection of Adler's papers precedes the material found in the previous collection (Stella Adler on Ibsen, Strindberg and Chekov, LJ 4/15/99), ending as she begins text analysis. Here Kissel (David Merrick) has taken tapes, transcriptions, notebooks, and other sources to reconstruct an acting course in 22 lessons. What results is Adler at her strongest. Coming from a theatrical family and having studied with Stanislavsky, she became an old-fashioned autocratic teacher determined to pass on the best that she knows. She was certainly the best of her generation. The lessons are graduated from very basic matters to quite complex issues of textual analysis and decorum. Though mostly monologs, they include enough exercises and student responses to get the flavor of Adler's work. Some themes run through these classes: American culture is bankrupt, Lee Strasberg got Stanislavsky wrong, and class and its formality must be learned in order to do major plays through the realist period. This is required reading for anyone interested in theater practice.DThomas E. Luddy, Salem State Coll., MA Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc. Read more From Booklist When Adler died in 1992, the theater lost a great teacher, whose depth of experience alone made her invaluable. Daughter of one of the greats of Yiddish theater, Jacob Adler, she studied with Stanislavski, was a founder of the Group Theater and appeared in many of its seminal productions, married the brilliant critic Harold Clurman (they later divorced), and after the Group Theater folded, founded an acting school that rivaled Lee Strasberg's. But she never wrote a book about her theories and techniques. This collection, culled from sound recordings of her at work, at least re-creates the feel of her classes. Editor Kissel deserves great credit for shaping what could have been a chaotic collage of pronouncements into a coherent whole. The book's 22 lively chapters detail Adler's techniques for preparing her students for a life on the stage. Theater aficionados will appreciate Adler's discussion of modern plays and her belief that acting is a rare, privileged profession, and young actors will benefit from the many acting exercises sprinkled throughout the text. Jack HelbigCopyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The Actor's Art and Craft: William Esper Teaches the Meisner Technique

Pdf Arts The Actor's Art and Craft: William Esper Teaches the Meisner Technique

Pdf:The Actor's Art and Craft: William Esper Teaches the Meisner Technique.Review 'Utterly inspirational. . . . The best book on the craft of acting that I have ever read.' --Mary Steenburgen'As far as I'm concerned, there is only way to learn the craft of acting, and that is through the Meisner technique. And there is only one person to learn that technique from, and that is William Esper.' --Patricia Heaton'The essence of this book is like William Esper himself: kind/clear, caring/generous, passionate/graceful, brilliant/profound. Inspiring. Invaluable.' --Jeff Goldblum'A veritable magnum opus on acting from a Master Teacher.' --Olympia Dukakis'Working with Bill Esper was an inspiring and unforgettable experience. . . . Every serious actor who dreams of becoming a first-rate artist must read this book!' --Calista Flockhart Read more About the Author William Esper is a graduate of Western Reserve University and the Neighborhood Playhouse School of Theatre in New York City. Bill trained as both actor and teacher under Sanford Meisner. Bill and Sandy worked closely together for 17 years, during which time Bill served as Associate Director of the Playhouses's Acting Department (1973-1976). Bill founded the William Esper Studio in 1965 and the Professional Actor Training Program at Rutgers University's Mason Gross School of the Arts in 1977. These two schools are renowned for routinely contributing actors of the highest quality to the International stage and screen.Damon DiMarco earned his MFA from the Rutgers University Mason Gross School of the Arts under Bill Esper's tutelage. He has acted professionally on stage, screen, and TV and currently teaches acting and directing at Drew University. Damon's other books include, Tower Stories: an Oral History of 9/11; Out of Bounds (with Roy Simmons); and Heart of War: Soldiers' Voices from the Front Lines of Iraq. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Voice and the Actor

Pdf Arts Voice and the Actor

Pdf:Voice and the Actor.From the Back Cover 'Speaking is part of a whole: an expression of inner life.' Cicely Berry has based her work on the conviction that while all is present in nature our natural instinct have been crippled from birth by many processes – by the conditioning, in fact, of a warped society. So, an actor needs precise exercise and clear understanding to liberate his hidden possibilities and to learn the hard task of being true to the 'instinct of the moment'. As her book points out with remarkable persuasiveness 'technique' as such is a myth, for there is no such thing as a correct voice. There is no right way-there are only a million wrong ways, which are wrong because they deny what would otherwise be affirmed. Wrong uses of the voice are those that constipate feeling, constrict activity, blunt expression, level out idiosyncrasy, generalize experience, coarsen intimacy. These blockages are multiple and are the results of acquired habits that have become part of the automatic vocal equipment; unnoticed and unknown, they stand between the actor's voice as it is and as it could be and they will not vanish by themselves. So the work is not how to do but how to permit: how, in fact, to set the voice free. And since life in the voice springs from emotion, drab and uninspiring technical exercises can never be sufficient. Cicely Berry never departs from the fundamental recognition that speaking is part of the whole: an expression of inner life.... After a voice session with her I have known actors speak not of the voice but of growth in human relationships. This is a high tribute to work that is the opposite of specialization. Cicely Berry sees the voice teacher as involved in all of a theatre's work. She would never try to separate the sound of words from their living context. For her the two are inseparable. —from Peter Brook's foreword to Voice and the Actor Cover design by Richard Rossiter Read more About the Author Cicely Frances Berry CBE was a British theatre director and vocal coach. Berry trained under Elsie Fogerty at the Central School of Speech and Drama, then based at the Royal Albert Hall, London. Peter Stephen Paul Brook, CH, CBE is an English theatre and film director who has been based in France since the early 1970s. He has won multiple Tony and Emmy Awards, a Laurence Olivier Award, the Praemium Imperiale, and the Prix Italia. He has been called 'our greatest living theatre director'. Read more

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Dark Star: A Biography of Vivien Leigh

Pdf Arts Dark Star: A Biography of Vivien Leigh

Pdf:Dark Star: A Biography of Vivien Leigh.Review “What makes this account of a familiar story outstanding is that Strachan wins the reader's trust ... As an experienced man of the theatre, he suggests, qualifies and adds interesting views of his own.” ―The Spectator“[Vivien Leigh's] life, lived to the full at every second, will never be better told than it is in these pages.” ―The Sunday Times“A gripping new biography.” ―The Daily Mail“Strachan's meticulously researched, elegantly written volume is an eye-opener. Strachan's attention to detail is striking ... a valuable, authoritative record that supports [Leigh's] status as a great stage and screen actress.” ―The Herald“This is a well-written biography of a much-loved star. Strachan achieves that rare thing of exposing his subject whilst maintaining their integrity. Leigh, who was fiercely private, would have been proud of this book.” ―The Lady“Alan Strachan does a fine job in reasserting [Vivien Leigh's] status, not merely re-examining her stage work, but also becoming the first biographer to give due attention to the underrated films she made.” ―Country Life Read more About the Author Alan Strachan is a theatre director. In London's West End he has directed over thirty productions, and has also worked in regional theatre as well as in Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Dublin and New York often with leading actors and on plays ranging from Shakespeare, Shaw and Tennessee Williams to Alan Ayckbourn and Tom Stoppard. He is the author of Secret Dreams: A Biography of Michael Redgrave and Putting It On: The West End Theatre of Michael Codron. Read more

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Voice-Over Voice Actor: The Extended Edition

Pdf Arts Voice-Over Voice Actor: The Extended Edition

Pdf:Voice-Over Voice Actor: The Extended Edition.Interested in pursuing a career in VO? Curious what goes on behind the scenes in a business where people talk funny for money? This updated edition of the award-winning audiobook offers a fun and comprehensive look at what it takes, what goes on, and what it's like behind the mic from two (still) working pros who started from scratch.  In this audiobook you will discover:  The ins and outs of auditioning Vocal warm-ups and exercises Tips for reading copy to maximum effect Hints to help you stand out Advice for setting up your own home studio Keys to marketing yourself Demo to agent to job What to expect when you book the job A bonus workbook to hone your skills that is included in the audio Performance capture, podcasting, and more!  Voice-Over Voice Actor: The Extended Edition is narrated by authors Lowenthal and Platt and features bonus warm-up tracks.

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An Actor Prepares (Bloomsbury Revelations)

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Pdf:An Actor Prepares (Bloomsbury Revelations).An actor prepares is the most famous acting training book ever to have been written and the work of stanislavski has inspired generations of actors and trainers this translation was the first to introduce stanislavskis system to the english speaking world and has stood the test of time in acting classes to this day stanislavski here deals with the inward preparation an actor must undergo in order to explore a role to the full he introduces the concepts of the magic if units and objectives, of emotion memory, of the super-objective and many more now famous rehearsal aids now available in the bloomsbury revelations series to mark the 150th anniversary of stanislavskis birth, this is an essential read for actors, directors and anyone interested in the art of drama Read more

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An Actor Prepares

Pdf Arts An Actor Prepares

Pdf:An Actor Prepares.Amazon.com Review So much mystery and veneration surrounds the writings of the great Russian teacher and director Stanislavski that perhaps the greatest surprise awaiting a first-time reader of An Actor Prepares is how conversational, commonsensical, and even at times funny this legendary book is. After many productions with the Moscow Arts Company, Stanislavski sought a way to introduce his new style of acting to the world outside of his rehearsal hall. The resulting book is a 'mock diary' of an actor describing a series of exercises and rehearsals in which he participates. He details his own emotional and intellectual reactions to each effort, and how his superficial tricks and mannerisms begin to disappear as he increasingly gives over his conscious ego to a faith in the creative power of his subconscious. Rarely has any writer on the theater achieved the sort of lucid and inspired analysis of the acting process as Stanislavski does here, and his introduction of such now-standard concepts as 'the unbroken line,' 'the magic if,' and the idea of emotional memory has laid the groundwork for much of the great acting of the 20th century. While much excess and nonsense was to follow in the steps of Stanislavski's writings, his original texts remain invaluable, and surprisingly accessible, to any actor or student of drama. --John Longenbaugh Read more Review [O]ne of the most inspired and inspiring manifestos of our art that I know. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Acting for the Camera: Revised Edition

Pdf Arts Acting for the Camera: Revised Edition

Pdf:Acting for the Camera: Revised Edition.Review 'So clear and informative I read it like a novel. And when I finsihed it I learned a thing or two.'--Karl MaldenA'One of the most helpful, most outstanding books for actors.'--Eva Marie SaintA'The actor searching for practical advice on the technique of acting for film will be hard-pressed to find a more comprehensive and inspirational volume.''--Drama-Logue''A first-class book for the beginner and refreshing review for any pro.''--Los Angeles Times''Tony Barr has made [acting] eloquently simple with 'Acting for the Camera . It is fast reading, easily understood, and beautifully laid out.'--Ed Asner, from the foreword Read more From the Back Cover Culled from Tony Barr's 40 years' experience as a performer, director and acting teacher in Hollywood, this highly praised handbook provides readers with the practical knowledge they need when performing in front of the camera. This updated edition includes plenty of new exercises for honing on-camera skills; additional chapters on imagination and movement; and fresh material on character development, monologues, visual focus, playing comedy and working with directors. Inside tips on the studio system and acting guilds make it particularly helpful for people new to the business, and numerous anecdotes from actors such as Morgan Freeman and Anthony Hopkins and examples from current movies illustrate its many lessons. It is perfect for acting classes, workshops, all actors who work in front of the camera-- and all those who want to. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Notes to an Actor

Pdf Arts Notes to an Actor

Pdf:Notes to an Actor."Do you have any notes for me?" Actors always ask for notes on their performance, and they will take them from just about anyone. Ron Marasco's Notes to an Actor grew out of the actor's profession. In his years as an actor, scholar, and teacher of acting, Mr. Marasco found that most acting books were either outdated classics that were rarely read, or quasi-textbooks that actors only "skimmed." So he developed Notes to an Actor, a compact, user-friendly audiobook geared specifically to the way actors work. The book is based on the innovative idea that notes, given one on one, are the essential tool of creative learning.

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Backwards & Forwards: A Technical Manual for Reading Plays

Pdf Arts Backwards & Forwards: A Technical Manual for Reading Plays

Pdf:Backwards & Forwards: A Technical Manual for Reading Plays.Review “In fewer than one hundred pages, this marvelously instructive book shows how to unlock the secrets of plot, character, theme, exposition, imagery, motivation, conflict, theatricality and pacing. . . . Our editor says he learned more about dramatic structure in the few hours he spent with this ninety-six-page book than he has in his twenty years of theater experience.”—Stage Directions “Ball wrote [Backwards and Forwards] to help people who put on plays understand how a play works. . . . He argues that scripts represent a special kind of writing—because it is writing meant to be staged, not read— and thus requires special reading techniques; these techniques are what he offers.”—Dramatics “David Ball’s Backwards and Forwards is without a doubt the most practical, useful, and inspiring book I've used in my graduate playwriting classes. Its value extends beyond playwrights to directors, actors, and anyone interested in how plays are constructed, analyzed, and appreciated. It’s the bible for all theater practitioners.”—Stephen DiMenna, faculty at New York University “This book is invaluable for teaching writers how to read a play and hence how to craft their own. So many craft books try to redefine the language around writing. Ball keeps it simple and true, which is why it is a classic in theater pedagogy. I can’t teach without it.”—Darrah Cloud, Goddard College “David Ball’s Backwards and Forwards is the standard for anyone trying to understand the nature of dramatic action. No book has more succinctly and pragmatically described how plays actually work than this one, and the worth of this book is proven by its ubiquity on the shelves of playwrights, dramaturgs, and teachers of dramatic literature all over the English-speaking world.”—Michael M. Chemers, author of Ghost Light: An Introductory Handbook for Dramaturgy“Backwards and Forwards is the foundation text for my undergraduate script analysis class. Concise, easy to navigate, and thought-provoking, Ball's work provides a common language and methodology with which theatre artists can navigate dramatic text. Accessible to those both new to and familiar with script analysis, Ball's text paves the way for rich discussion and meaning making in the classroom and on stage.”—Elizabeth Horn, assistant professor of theatre, University of Central Florida    “David Ball's brilliantly conceived and written book is a valuable asset in all of my scripting classes. Though aimed at playwriting, Backwards and Forwards is of particular use in my screenwriting classes, where we use his concepts to understand why there are so many flimsy plotlines in modern films. Ball's book . . . is an essential text for classes and professional writers.”—Michael Wright, University of Tulsa “Backwards and Forwards is an essential part of my acting class. I have found no better book to lay the groundwork for the principles we will be working on over our four-year training program. One of the strengths of the book is its ability to get students from such diverse backgrounds and levels of experience to work together and get on the same page.”—Richie Call, Utah State University  “Indispensable in my directing classes, this slender little volume contains an elusive mix of uncommon clarity, bracing provocation, and immediate usefulness. Never one to linger on his own cleverness, Ball makes an immediate case for action and propulsion in both script analysis and theatrical production. Directors must learn to read plays before they can direct plays, and Ball’s book gives them the tools they need to read plays carefully and purposefully.”—Matthew Reeder, Ball State University  “David Ball's little tome may have been written for directors of theater, but I find its practical and straightforward manner in explaining how to read a script essential for writers. I require this book for my screenwriters, television writers, and playwrights. It is a core part of my library.”—Sean Gaffney, director of the MFA in script and screenwriting, Regent University “Backwards and Forwards: succinct, clear, incisive. As long as stories are valued, this book will stay young. I just keep going back to it. Students love it. And so do their teachers.”—David Feldshuh, Cornell University   “Backwards and Forwards is a brilliant, unique, and influential book. I have used it for many years in my work as a professional actor and director, as well as in the classroom when teaching directing and play analysis.”—Harold Dixon, distinguished professor emeritus, School of Theatre Arts, University of Arizona   “It's extremely rare that you will read a book and it changes your perspective on not only what you do creatively but also how you do what you do. David Ball's Backwards and Forwards is that book for me. It gave me a practical way to inject new life into techniques that I'd been using for years which allowed me to become a much better writer, acting coach, and college professor.”—Kenneth Cosby, former writing professor at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, and New York University “I first encountered Backwards and Forwards as an undergraduate and now, as a college professor, teach it to my own students. The book’s deceptively simple, straightforward approach to play analysis not only is timeless but also continues to provide me with fresh insights as both a scholar and a practitioner.”—Inga Meier, Stephen F. Austin University   “In less than one hundred pages Backwards and Forwards has taught me more about theatre than any other book. It makes me a better artist and a better teacher.”—Matt Fotis, Albright College “For such a little book, Backwards and Forwards packs a wallop. For decades, Ball’s thoroughly enjoyable read has been my secret weapon for every class that I taught in theatre arts. I have used it faithfully as the key reference text guiding student actors through in-depth analyses of the classics of world theatre. . . . For the first-time reader, it can be devoured in one sitting. For the most experienced actor, director, or scenographer it is a text best kept on the shelf as a well-worn reference. Breezy, engrossing, and succinct, Backwards and Forwards is the key to unlocking the universe of the theatrical canon of world plays.”—Theresa Larkin, California State University, Los Angeles   Read more About the Author David Ball wrote Backwards and Forwards when he was  Professor of playwriting, acting, theater history, and literature at Carnegie-Mellon University. He had earlier been on the senior directing and literary staffs at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, and more recently was Head of Drama at Duke University during that department's 'Golden Years.' His students have gone on to win  Emmies, Oscars, Obies, and Tony awards in every area of theater, TV, and film.  Backwards and Forwards has been the field's standard text for a quarter century, making Dr. Ball one of the most influential and respected of theater and film theorists, educators, and trainers of his generation. His own professional directing, producing, and writing credits encompass Broadway, off-Broadway, regional theater, and film; and his landmark adaptation of Moliere's The Miser was staged in major regional theaters from coast to coast as one of Theatre de la Jeune Lune's Tony-award-winning productions. Read more

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The Warner Loughlin Technique: An Acting Revolution

Pdf Arts The Warner Loughlin Technique: An Acting Revolution

Pdf:The Warner Loughlin Technique: An Acting Revolution.Review 'I was able to find my voice, and to find tears and to find levels, because I was able to have a safe place to go, that I could come back from. With your technique, in character prep, when I visit a character's life, her past and create an event good or tragic - that belongs to her. I don't take ownership of that pain with me. I don't take it on as my own...So this allows me not to be scared to go there, which allows me freedom as an actress to do anything, because I don't own it. It belongs to my character.'-Amy Adams'Working with Warner was a revelation. I doubted that I could ever work without 'observing' and judging every moment. I will be forever grateful [to Warner] for helping me get back to the joy of living in the spontaneous truth of every scene.'-Kyra Sedgwick'I've been working with Warner Loughlin for years. Not only has she helped me become a better actor, but she's also helped me truly enjoy this work in ways I never imagined.'-Ryan Reynolds'Before I started working with Warner on the technique, I felt like acting was just something that I could some days do, and some days not do. It was only through doing deep emotion with detail on each of the characters I got, that I could act everyday how I wanted to, because I ended up knowing the character inside and out. The thoughts are no longer my own, but the characters', so I don't have to work as hard during the scenes. Now being on set and being the character is fun and never feels pushed. I love the technique and it has helped me immensely.' -Sosie Bacon'I met Warner over 10 years ago. She has coached me through comedy, drama, and even life! She has not only given me tools to be better at my job, but tools to be 100% confident through the process.'-Emma Roberts'Warner's Technique has become part of my creative process... It's simply the most intuitive way for me to find a character's base human emotion. Warner worked with us on Disney's Frozen for many months and helped us create truthful characters... I've never felt so comfortable animating a character before and I think the sophistication in the performance in the film speaks for itself.' -Lino DiSalvo, Head of Animation for Disney's Frozen Read more

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Improvise: Scene from the Inside Out

Pdf Arts Improvise: Scene from the Inside Out

Pdf:Improvise: Scene from the Inside Out.Review Award-winning director and experienced improv instructor Mick Napier presents Improvise.: Scene from the Inside Out, now in an expanded and revised second edition with additional tips, tricks, and techniques as well as a full reproduction of Napier's web journal from his time directing 'Paradigm Lost' for The Second City. Chapters teach the reader about the oft-misunderstood art of improvisation - creating performance art (comedy, drama, or what-have-you) on the spot with no script, whether by oneself or as part of a group. Topics covered include how to use context to one's advantage, two-person scenes, balanced large-cast scenes, advice for successful auditioning, solo exercises one can practice at home, and much more. Actors of all walks of life (whether their primary venue is improv-heavy or not) will directly benefit from Napier's expertise; comedian and talk show host Stephen Colbert certainly did, as he testifies in a brief yet hilarious foreword! --Midwest Book ReviewMick Napier's Improvise contains excellent examples of actual development of improvisational ideas, showing how dialogue can be improvised and developed with specificity. The Wizard of Oz example is often used, and makes it easy to identify with each of the techniques as they are introduced. The book contains many practical ideas throughout and the breadth of the book is excellent, especially for those who are serious about considering entering the world of improvisation professionally or even as a hobby. Further, audition techniques and a journal from his work with Second City take us into the real world of improvisational theater and help many who are interested in moving in that direction. Mick Napier has really created an exceptional handbook for improvisation. --Reader's FavoriteNapier, founder of Chicago's Annoyance Theater and a veteran Second City director, is the author of my favourite how-to improv book, Improvise: Scene from the Inside Out. --Chris Hannay, Improv Embassy, Ottowa, Canada Read more About the Author Mick Napier is the founder of the acclaimed Annoyance Theatre in Chicago and New York, as well as aDirector and Artistic Consultant for The Second City, the most influential and prolific comedy theater in theworld. Napier is known both nationally and internationally as an innovator and creative force in comedy,improvisation, and theater.With the Annoyance, Mick has spent more than 25 years developing and cultivating a style of work andproduction that has been both acclaimed and imitated. As a Director and Artistic Consultant for the globallyrenowned Second City, he made his mark, having directed more than 10 revues there including the 40th and 50thAnniversary revues, and Paradigm Lost, which earned him a Joseph Jefferson Award for Direction. Throughouthis career, Mick has directed such high profile actors and writers as Aidy Bryant and Vanessa Bayer (Swear Jar),Tina Fey, Jason Sudeikis, and Stephen Colbert (The Second City), Martin Short (Martin Short & Friends,) JeffGarlin (I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With), and David and Amy Sedaris in their Obie Award-winning hit OneWoman Shoe. Read more

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Actor In You: Twelve Simple Steps to Understanding the Art of Acting, The (6th Edition)

Pdf Arts Actor In You: Twelve Simple Steps to Understanding the Art of Acting, The (6th Edition)

Pdf:Actor In You: Twelve Simple Steps to Understanding the Art of Acting, The (6th Edition).About the Author Robert Benedetti, a distinguished teacher of acting and directing, and three-time Emmy and Peabody Award-winning film producer, received his PhD from Northwestern University. After serving as Director of Theatre and Artistic Director of the Court Theatre at the University of Chicago, he became an early member of Chicago’s Second City Theatre.   He taught for fifty years at schools such as the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Carnegie-Mellon University, The National Theatre School of Canada, the Australian Victorian College of the Arts, and the University of California, Riverside.   He was Chairman of Theatre at York University in Toronto, Head of the Acting Program at the Yale Drama School, and for eight years Dean of Theatre at The California Institute of the Arts. He recently retired as a tenured Full Professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and Artistic Director of the Nevada Conservatory Theatre.   Benedetti was Company Director of the Milwaukee Repertory Theatre and has directed at many other regional theatres, including the Tyrone Guthrie Theatre, the South Coast and San Diego Repertory Theatres, and Australia’s Melbourne Theatre Company, with multiple productions at the Oregon, Colorado, and Great Lakes Shakespeare festivals.    As a screenwriter and producer, Benedetti has won three Emmys and a Peabody Award. He has written six books on acting and film production, including The Actor at Work 10th edition, The Actor in You, 5th edition (now translated into Danish,) ACTION! Acting for Film and Television and From Concept to Screen (now translated into Chinese.)   In 2005 he received the Lifetime Career Achievement Award from the American Association for Theatre in Higher Education, and in April, 2012, he was inducted into the College of Fellows of the American Theatre at the Kennedy Center. Read more

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Because of Burt...

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Pdf:Because of Burt....Burt Reynolds was one of the biggest entertainment stars of all-time. His influence and impact was felt worldwide. As a former student, personal assistant, actor and writer for Burt Reynolds, Mark Fauser was inspired to share his amazing stories that could only be possible because of Burt Reynolds. "Because of Burt …" is 32 years of incredible insight of this legendary icon. So buckle up Smokey fans for a wild ride with the Bandit!

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Speaking With Skill: A Skills Based Approach to Speech Training: An Introduction to Knight-Thompson Speech Work (Performance Books)

Pdf Arts Speaking With Skill: A Skills Based Approach to Speech Training: An Introduction to Knight-Thompson Speech Work (Performance Books)

Pdf:Speaking With Skill: A Skills Based Approach to Speech Training: An Introduction to Knight-Thompson Speech Work (Performance Books).Review “Knight’s clear writing and the accompanying audio files make for an engaging independent learning experience … I fully expect that Dudley Knight’s excellent new book will become the dominant text in the speech classes of American acting conservatories in the years to come. Though the book challenges conservative traditions in actor training, the skills readers/students acquire through its processes are invaluable and essential.” –Voice and Speech Review Read more About the Author Dudley Knight is Professor Emeritus of Drama at the University of California, Irvine, USA. An award-winning actor and director, he has written – and been written about – extensively in journals and books regarding voice and speech issues. He was Editor-in-Chief of A World of Voice; and has trained many leading voice and speech faculty in major professional theatre programs. Read more

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I Like You Just the Way I Am: Stories About Me and Some Other People

Pdf Arts I Like You Just the Way I Am: Stories About Me and Some Other People

Pdf:I Like You Just the Way I Am: Stories About Me and Some Other People.A New York Times best seller! By the actress, writer, and one of the funniest women on Twitter, an outrageous, hysterical memoir of acting on impulse, plotting elaborate hoaxes, and refusing to acknowledge boundaries in any form. Jenny Mollen is an actress and writer living in Los Angeles. She is also a wife, married to a famous guy (which is annoying only because he gets free shit and she doesn't). She doesn't want much from life. Just to be loved - by everybody: her parents, her dogs, her ex-boyfriends, her ex-boyfriends' dogs, her husband, her husband's ex-girlfriends, her husband's ex-girlfriend's new boyfriends, etc. Some people might call that impulse crazy, but isn't "crazy" really just a word boring people use to describe fun people? (And Jenny is really, really fun, you guys!) In this program, you'll find stories of Jenny at her most genuine, whether it's stalking her therapist (because he knows everything about her so shouldn't she get to know everything about him?); throwing a bachelorette party so bad that one of the guests is suspected dead; or answering the eternal question: Would your best friend blow your husband on a car ride to dinner if she didn't know you were hiding in the backseat? I Like You Just the Way I Am is about not doing the right thing - about indulging your inner crazy person. It is Jenny when she's not trying to impress anyone or come across as a responsible, level-headed member of society. With any luck it will make you better acquainted with who you really are and what you really want. Which, let's be honest, is most likely someone else's email password.

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How to Be the Greatest Improviser on Earth

Pdf Arts How to Be the Greatest Improviser on Earth

Pdf:How to Be the Greatest Improviser on Earth.Become great at performing long-form improv! We skip the basics and get into advanced topics like: being truly present, being authentic, dealing with difficult performers, being actually funny (!) and the rarely discussed but essential skill of being healthy. "Will Hines was my first improv teacher. He's not an improv nut, but he is, you know? He has perspective. " - Ilana Glazer, Broad City"Will is one of those teachers that makes you feel like you have something special inside yourself- that you can possibly change the world. " - Abbi Jacobson, Broad City"Despite being a mild mannered man from Connecticut, it's fair to consider Will one of improv's war chiefs, or maybe witch doctors. I'm not sure. This analogy has run its course. " -Chris Gethard, The Chris Gethard Show"I haven't improvised in a loooong time, but Will Hines wrote a book that makes me want to. I'm tearing through it" - Rich Sommer, Mad Men, UCB improv team America"I read this book" - Shannon O'Neill, Artistic Director of UCB NY

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Showtime at the Apollo: The Epic Tale of HarlemÂ’s Legendary Theater

Pdf Arts Showtime at the Apollo: The Epic Tale of HarlemÂ’s Legendary Theater

Pdf:Showtime at the Apollo: The Epic Tale of Harlem’s Legendary Theater.Review 'This graphic treatment adds a new dimension to a music book that was already hailed as a classic. Most graphic adaptations aim to reach new generations of readers with a work that is flashier but less substantial than the original. This collaboration between Fox (In the Groove: The People Behind the Music, 1986, etc.) and illustrator Smith represents a new experience for readers, one with an immediacy and vitality that text alone might never approach.'  (Kirkus Reviews - STARRED review)“The graphic novel “Showtime at the Apollo: The Epic Tale of Harlem’s Legendary Theater” is like a sprawling Hollywood biopic… The book also shines a light on Harlem and black culture in America.” (The New York Times)'It’s a fizzy, entertaining, jubilant window into a space where so many artists became icons, overcoming hate and ignorance. It’s an essential guide to one of New York City’s greatest cultural institutions.' (Entertainment Weekly)“Anyone interested in African American music and history and pop culture history will find this a captivating read.”             —Library Journal   (Library Journal)“This is a vibrant, exultant, and soulful history.” (Publishers Weekly)“This lively graphic novel traces the theater’s place in rhythm and blues, jazz and hip-hop history and its significance to New York City.” (Variety)'Showtime not only adapts Fox’s book, originally published in 1983, it expands upon it, bringing the story of the venue up to date, including events as recent as 2018 as it tells the complete story of one of the most iconic venues in the country.' (The Hollywood Reporter)'...even those who are deeply familiar with the Apollo will find some delightful surprises in this evocative fusion of text and images.'  (The New York Jazz Record)'...this graphic version is a beautiful, heartfelt, and rich tribute to a musical form, a vital location, and a pure American vision of connecting with the audience in the theater and everywhere else. We can feel the Apollo's heartbeat on every page, and that sensation will make a true believer of even the most jaded reader.' (PopMatters)“Music lovers and history buffs alike will delight in this updated classic, and Smith’s stunning visuals will bring this important and exciting work to a whole new generation of readers.” (Bookish) Read more About the Author TED FOX is the author of Showtime at the Apollo: The Story of Harlem’s World Famous Theater—the definitive and only full-scale history of Harlem’s legendary showplace and the source material for this graphic novel adaptation—and In the Groove, a collection of interviews with those who have shaped the music industry. He is also a producer and manager, most notably for four-time Grammy nominee Buckwheat Zydeco. He lives in Manhattan and upstate New York.  JAMES OTIS SMITH is a multitalented artist whose work spans illustration, comics, motion graphics, and video. Formerly a member of the Act-i-vate Comics collective, he designed and illustrated the children’s book Madunia: Stories of the Ancient Lands with writer James McCammon, among other titles. Smith lives in Brooklyn, New York.Showtime at the Apollo is his debut graphic novel.   Read more

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Brotherhood In Rhythm: The Jazz Tap Dancing of the Nicholas Brothers

Pdf Arts Brotherhood In Rhythm: The Jazz Tap Dancing of the Nicholas Brothers

Pdf:Brotherhood In Rhythm: The Jazz Tap Dancing of the Nicholas Brothers.Review Patiently, accurately, warmly and quite intelligibly, Constance Valis Hill guides the reader through the Nicholas brothers' career, number by number, positioning them within both white and black theatrical traditions, which she authoritatively delineates. (Mindy Aloff The New York Times)Hill's book, one of the few sustained analyses of tap, supplies the background-minstrelsy, 'class' acts, swing-and, along the way, a history of American racism...It also tells a love story. (The New Yorker)A natural for dance enthusiasts, this is also essential reading for anyone interested in entertainment history. (Library Journal) Read more About the Author Constance Valis Hill's articles and reviews have appeared in such publications as Dance Magazine, The Village Voice, and Dance Research Journal. She lives in Albany, New York. Gregory Hines is a world-renowned tap dancer and actor. Read more

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Sketchbook: 8.5 x 11 Large Black Sketchbook Journal, Blank Notebook Unlined Paper for Drawing, Sketching, Doodling, Writing (Art Sketch Pad), 100 Durable Unruled Pages, Matte Soft Cover

Pdf Arts Sketchbook: 8.5 x 11 Large Black Sketchbook Journal, Blank Notebook Unlined Paper for Drawing, Sketching, Doodling, Writing (Art Sketch Pad), 100 Durable Unruled Pages, Matte Soft Cover

Pdf:Sketchbook: 8.5 x 11 Large Black Sketchbook Journal, Blank Notebook Unlined Paper for Drawing, Sketching, Doodling, Writing (Art Sketch Pad), 100 Durable Unruled Pages, Matte Soft Cover.Black High Quality  Sketchbook Notebook includes: 100 Blank Quality Pages Dimensions: 8.5" x 11" Perfect Bound Binding Matte Finish Softcover  Perfect for Drawing,Writing, Sketching, Note Taking, and much more! Great gift for all ages! Use this book to capture all of your ideas! 

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Journal: Water, 6 x 9 Journal Notebook, Blank Journal with Lines to Write In (Diary, Daily Gratitude), Black Spine, Ruled White Paper, 110 Durable Lined Pages, Nature Notebook

Pdf Arts Journal: Water, 6 x 9 Journal Notebook, Blank Journal with Lines to Write In (Diary, Daily Gratitude), Black Spine, Ruled White Paper, 110 Durable Lined Pages, Nature Notebook

Pdf:Journal: Water, 6 x 9 Journal Notebook, Blank Journal with Lines to Write In (Diary, Daily Gratitude), Black Spine, Ruled White Paper, 110 Durable Lined Pages, Nature Notebook.High Quality Journal for writing that can be used for multiple purposes such as: Taking Notes, Writing Thoughts, Daily Activities, Goals, Poetry, Gratitude, and much more. Calming, Quality Glossy Cover Cover image taken in Brooklyn, New York 110 Blank Quality Lined Pages Perfect Bound Binding Dimensions: 6" x 9" Great gift for all occasions!

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Sketchbook: 8.5 x 11 Large Sketch book, Yellow Cover, Blank Book for Drawing, Sketching, Doodling, Writing (Notebook, Journal) White Paper, 100 Unlined Blank Pages

Pdf Arts Sketchbook: 8.5 x 11 Large Sketch book, Yellow Cover, Blank Book for Drawing, Sketching, Doodling, Writing (Notebook, Journal) White Paper, 100 Unlined Blank Pages

Pdf:Sketchbook: 8.5 x 11 Large Sketch book, Yellow Cover, Blank Book for Drawing, Sketching, Doodling, Writing (Notebook, Journal) White Paper, 100 Unlined Blank Pages.Yellow Matte Cover Sketchbook, 100 durable blank pages to sketch, draw, write or take notes. Use this book to capture all of your ideas.

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Sketch: 8.5 x 11 Large Graffiti Sketch Book Journal, “Big City Dreams” Cover, Blank Notebook Unlined Paper for Drawing, Writing, Doodling (Art Sketch Pad), 200 Durable Unruled Pages

Pdf Arts Sketch: 8.5 x 11 Large Graffiti Sketch Book Journal, “Big City Dreams” Cover, Blank Notebook Unlined Paper for Drawing, Writing, Doodling (Art Sketch Pad), 200 Durable Unruled Pages

Pdf:Sketch: 8.5 x 11 Large Graffiti Sketch Book Journal, “Big City Dreams” Cover, Blank Notebook Unlined Paper for Drawing, Writing, Doodling (Art Sketch Pad), 200 Durable Unruled Pages.This High Quality Sketch Book is for all artists with Big Dreams! Includes: 200 Blank Quality Pages, Perfect Bound Binding Dimensions: 8.5" x 11" Glossy Cover with Graffiti "Big City Dreams" wrapped around book. Photo taken in Brooklyn, New York Perfect for drawing, writing, sketching, note taking, etc. Great gift for all occasions! Use this book to capture all of your ideas! 

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Journal: 6 x 9 Calm Bird House Journal Notebook, Blank Journal with Lines to Write In (Diary, Daily Planner), Ruled White Paper, 110 Durable Lined Pages

Pdf Arts Journal: 6 x 9 Calm Bird House Journal Notebook, Blank Journal with Lines to Write In (Diary, Daily Planner), Ruled White Paper, 110 Durable Lined Pages

Pdf:Journal: 6 x 9 Calm Bird House Journal Notebook, Blank Journal with Lines to Write In (Diary, Daily Planner), Ruled White Paper, 110 Durable Lined Pages.High Quality Journal for writing that can be used for multiple purposes such as: Taking Notes, Writing Thoughts, Daily Activities, Goals, Poetry, Gratitude, etc High Quality Glossy Cover Image taken in Queens, New York 110 Blank Quality Lined Pages Dimensions: 6" x 9" Great gift for all occasions!

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Country Fair Coloring Book: An Adult Coloring Book Featuring Beautiful and Relaxing Country Fair Scenes and Fun Carnival Rides and Stands

Pdf Arts Country Fair Coloring Book: An Adult Coloring Book Featuring Beautiful and Relaxing Country Fair Scenes and Fun Carnival Rides and Stands

Pdf:Country Fair Coloring Book: An Adult Coloring Book Featuring Beautiful and Relaxing Country Fair Scenes and Fun Carnival Rides and Stands.19 Holiday Gift Idea - Beautifully Detailed Country Fair Designs - Enjoy Hours of Meditative Relaxation by Bringing to Life Fun and Beautiful Carnival Scenes with Your Creativity The delightful carnival images in this "Country Fair Coloring Book" provide a hours of relaxation and creativity. These ready-to-color pages include a mixture of charming scenes of country fairs and outdoor beauty -- including horses with carousels, clowns, acrobats, flower and food stands, and fun carnival rides.Do you remember what it was like to go to the county fair as a child? Well now you can re-live your most cherished memories through this stunning colouring book."Country Fair Coloring Book" features 25 illustrations of classic country fair scenes such as caramel apples, piñatas, and popcorn stands, all gleaming with the promise of fun and creativity. These beautiful illustrations include classic country fair imagery for you to color and decorate. Some of the designs also incorporate fun lemonade and cotton candy stands as well as games, and rides to give you the total country fair experience.Coloring Book DetailsEach coloring page is printed on a separate page to avoid bleed throughSuitable for markers, gel pens, coloring pencils, fine liners, water colorsDesigns range from simple to more complex for every skill levelLarge 8 x 10" format, professional quality designsEnjoy 25 unique illustrations (2 copies of each image included) SCROLL UP AND CLICK "Add to Cart" TO ORDER YOUR COPY INSTANTLY

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A Doll's House, Part 2 (TCG Edition)

Pdf Arts A Doll's House, Part 2 (TCG Edition)

Pdf:A Doll's House, Part 2 (TCG Edition).Review 'Smart, expertly crafted, moving and very funny.' (Adam Green Vogue)'Hnath has written one of this year's best plays... The focus is on the collision of viewpoints. Freedom versus responsibility, attachment versus solitude, domestic stability versus individual growth―these subjects are thrashed out in the explosive context of gender and social class.' (Charles McNulty LA Times)'Welcome back, Nora. A terrific explosively funny new play, and an audacious Broadway debut for Lucas Hnath.' (David Rooney The Hollywood Reporter)“Provocative, funny and, ultimately, generous…A Doll’s House, Part 2 demonstrates just how imposing is that big doorway Nora walked through once upon a time, and the guts it takes to keep walking through it, again and again.” (Peter Marks Washington Post)“An endlessly stimulating, whiplash producing, lightning-bolt of a play.” (Charles Isherwood Broadway News)“Humor abounds in Hnath’s creative sequel…His script is an irreverent yet respectful take on the source material…A worthy companion piece to the original, A Doll’s House, Part 2 is an imaginative postscript to a well-loved standard.” (Maya Stanton Entertainment Weekly)“An incredibly enjoyable play…The true triumph of A Doll’s House, Part 2 is its refreshingly feminist political message.” (Christian Lewis Huffington Post)'Lucid and absorbing... A Doll’s House, Part 2 judiciously balances conflicting ideas about freedom, love and responsibility.' (Adam Feldman Time Out New York) Read more About the Author Lucas Hnath’s plays include Hillary and Clinton, Red Speedo, The Christians, A Public Reading of an Unproduced Screenplay about the Death of Walt Disney, Isaac’s Eye, and Death Tax. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Kesselring Prize, a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Whiting Award, an Outer Critics Circle Award, the Steinberg Playwright Award, an Edgerton Foundation New Play Award, an Obie Award, and the Windham-Campbell Prize for Drama. He is a resident playwright at New Dramatists, a member of Ensemble Studio Theatre, and a New York Theatre Workshop Usual Suspect. Read more

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Failing Up: How to Take Risks, Aim Higher, and Never Stop Learning

Pdf Arts Failing Up: How to Take Risks, Aim Higher, and Never Stop Learning

Pdf:Failing Up: How to Take Risks, Aim Higher, and Never Stop Learning.Leslie Odom Jr. burst on the scene in 2015, originating the role of Aaron Burr in the Broadway musical phenomenon Hamilton. Since then he has performed for sold-out audiences, sung for the Obamas at the White House, and won a Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical. But before he landed the role of a lifetime in one of the biggest musicals of all time, Odom put in years of hard work as a singer and an actor. With personal stories from his life, Odom asks the questions that will help you unlock your true potential and achieve your goals even when they seem impossible. What work did you put in today that will help you improve tomorrow? How do you surround yourself with people who will care about your dreams as much as you do? How do you know when to play it safe and when to risk it all for something bigger and better? These stories will inspire you, motivate you, and empower you for the greatness that lies ahead, whether you're graduating from college, starting a new job, or just looking to live each day to the fullest. Cover photo by Christopher Boudewyns

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Failing Up: How to Take Risks, Aim Higher, and Never Stop Learning

Pdf Arts Failing Up: How to Take Risks, Aim Higher, and Never Stop Learning

Pdf:Failing Up: How to Take Risks, Aim Higher, and Never Stop Learning.About the Author Leslie Odom, Jr. has most recently been seen in the blockbuster Broadway musical Hamilton, for which he won the Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical for the role of “Aaron Burr.” He is a Grammy Award winner as a principal soloist on Hamilton’s Original Broadway Cast Recording, which won the 2015 award for Best Musical Theater Album. Odom, Jr. originated the role of “Burr” in a sold-out run at The Public Theater in 2015, earning a Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical and a Lucille Lortel Award nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Musical. As a recording artist, his self-titled debut album was part-funded by a successful Kickstarter campaign which raised $40,971. The album was released in 2014 by Borderlight Entertainment, Inc. Odom, Jr. has appeared on “Smash,' “Law & Order: SVU,' “Gotham,” “Person of Interest,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “House of Lies,” “Vanished” and “CSI: Miami.” He also starred in the feature film Murder on the Orient Express. Read more

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Something Wonderful: Rodgers and Hammerstein's Broadway Revolution

Pdf Arts Something Wonderful: Rodgers and Hammerstein's Broadway Revolution

Pdf:Something Wonderful: Rodgers and Hammerstein's Broadway Revolution.Review Named a Best Book of the Year by The Christian Science Monitor and PlaybillSarasota Herald-Tribune Holiday Book Guide“Affectionate and richly researched. . . . Something Wonderful offers a fresh look at the milieu and circumstances that contributed to the creation of some of the musical theater’s greatest and most enduring treasures. . . . In giving us access to the world that gave birth to them, Purdum’s authoritative and ultimately moving book brings these masterpieces to life with bracing clarity.”―The New York Times Book Review (Editor's Choice)'A veteran political reporter, Purdum goes moonlighting to delightful effect in Something Wonderful. His journalistic skills are evident in this affectionate tribute to the team that rewrote the rules for American musical theater. Something Wonderful is thoroughly researched and briskly written, seamlessly blending a chronological narrative of the productions with cogent analyses of their effect on American culture.'―The Washington Post'Todd Purdum’s skillful dual biography…strips away the accretions of time and reputation to retrieve the craft and dynamism with which his subjects created a new kind of musical.'―The Economist'[A] brisk, thoroughly reported, very readable new account of the Rodgers-Hammerstein partnership. . . . Purdum gives the pair far more complexity and feeling than they are generally credited for.'―Corby Kummer, The Atlantic'A revelatory portrait. . . detailed and sharp.'―Time“Todd Purdum’s timely examination of the life and works of Rodgers and Hammerstein is a beautifully balanced accounting of two complicated men, the theater artists who surrounded them, and the quite astounding works they created. Purdum writes with grace and care about the creation of their best and their least achievements, and he subtly points to their differences and difficulties as human beings without ever stooping to gossip or nastiness. Like the R&H catalog itself, he takes on his subject with taste, relish, fairness, and a clear sense of the importance of the subject matter. A wonderful read.”―Jack Viertel, author of The Secret Life of the American Musical“Fresh. . . . A neatly proportioned study . . . perhaps most helpful [in] reminding us of the bold breadth of the business―in the broadest sense―of the Rodgers and Hammerstein partnership” [whose] “melodies . . . ventured sprawlingly across the planet, all day and deep into the night.' ―The Wall Street Journal, lead review'Something Wonderful is above all a marvelous book about the arts and the artistic process. Todd S. Purdum provides a more than satisfying biography of Rodgers and Hammerstein, their successes and failures, their marriages, their money. But he’s just as comfortable, and very acute, writing about their craft. . . . On top of everything else, Something Wonderful has soul. . . . I'm happy to have read this book, and I was also extremely happy while I was reading it. It's a very happy book, and you can’t say that about everything we read.' ―Nick Hornby, The Believer'Purdum is a lifelong fan of musical theater, and that passion shows in 400 pages that fly by in double-time. . . . [He] has a gift for scene painting, making us feel like we’re in the room when some of the most memorable moments in musical theater history take place. . . . Such a pleasure to read.'―DC Metro Theater Arts'[A] delightful new book. . . . Broadway magic if anything is, and Todd Purdum has given readers the most elaborate and entertaining exploration of that magic they're ever likely to read.'―The Christian Science Monitor'Purdum’s excellent book continues an argument that is well worth having. . . . Bloom and grow forever, indeed.'―America Magazine'A fresh and revelatory look at the personalities of these legendary figures, their relationship with each other, their creative process, and their groundbreaking innovations....Full of illuminating anecdotes about the biggest stars of the day....A celebration of the lives and legacy of one of the most iconic partnerships in artistic history, sure to please anyone who loves musical theater.' ―Broadway World'This brisk and lively biography of the greatest team in musical-theater history remains happily focused on what matters most: the shows. . . . A solid, affectionate description of artists who look more important today than at any time since, oh, 1945.'―BroadwayDirect.com“Purdum keeps his well-researched book zipping along in concise, crystalline prose. . . . [Something Wonderful] serves as an excellent reminder of the startling ways in which these classic musicals were boundary-pushing.”―American Theatre'Unapologetic in its appreciation of the team's talents but inclusive enough to consider their darker moments as well.'―Dallas News'Readers will learn the stories behind the music and how this most successful of writing duos crafted some of the finest musicals to grace the American stage...Something wonderful, indeed.' ―Booklist (starred review)'Joyous, brisk, and gossipy...An exuberant celebration of musical genius.' ―Kirkus Reviews'Purdum’s anecdote-filled account is a sterling primer on the influential duo, both for newcomers to their work and to those looking to rekindle an old flame.' ―Publishers Weekly“A scrupulously researched and infinitely fascinating history of the collaboration of Rodgers & Hammerstein―two giants who propelled the musical theater to uncharted heights. Todd Purdum acknowledges the contribution of directors, orchestrators, composers of incidental music, designers, and performers who helped produce the seamless integration that influenced those of us who were their disciples. His book is a fair-minded appreciation of these gods but acknowledges that they had feet of clay. It is an impressive addition to the literature celebrating the American musical theater.” ―Harold Prince“Rodgers and Hammerstein drew pictures, made lists. They understood and rewrote the longings of the heart. My favorite of their songs happens to be the book’s title: ‘Something Wonderful.’ I have sung it live, on stage, on recordings, and with the man I felt the same way about. I love the intimacy of the stories Todd Purdum tells―he shows himself to be especially sensitive to Oscar Hammerstein’s special connection with Richard Rodgers.” ―Carly Simon“Before there was Netflix and Hulu, some of the most gifted writers on the cultural landscape wrote beautiful and clever songs. And of the composers who bundled those songs together to accompany a story and thus gave us the Broadway musical, none have had more of an impact on the genre, or the business, than Rodgers and Hammerstein. Todd Purdum’s book is a piece of American history you should devour, as nothing tells us about our times and ourselves quite like our songs.” ―Alec Baldwin'Engaging. . . . A lively, sometimes gossipy narrative.'―Forward“A reminder in these tribalized times that musical theater, once so central to our culture, is still vividly alive – and that the art’s twin titans, Rodgers and Hammerstein, still matter deeply. Clear, precise, and passionate, this is a necessary book, and even better, one that is a joy to read.” ―James Kaplan, author of Frank: The Voice and Sinatra: The Chairman“Come backstage...It's all here in Purdum's book. From describing the real-life moment that inspired 'Some Enchanted Evening' to detailing the drafts for 'Edelweiss,' Purdum has produced Something Wonderful indeed.”―BookPage Read more About the Author Todd S. Purdum is the author of An Idea Whose Time Has Come and A Time of Our Choosing. He is a staff writer for The Atlantic, having previously worked for more than twenty years at The New York Times, where he covered beats from City Hall to the White House and served as Los Angeles bureau chief. He has also been a contributing editor at Vanity Fair and a senior writer at Politico. A native of Macomb, Illinois, and a graduate of Princeton University, he lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Dee Dee Myers, and their two children. Read more

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Dear Evan Hansen: Through the Window

Pdf Arts Dear Evan Hansen: Through the Window

Pdf:Dear Evan Hansen: Through the Window.About the Author Steven Levenson's plays include The Unavoidable Disappearance of Tom Durnin (Roundabout Theatre Company, Outer Critics Circle John Gassner Memorial Playwriting Award), Core Values (Ars Nova, Drama Desk Nomination for Outstanding Play), The Language of Trees (Roundabout), Seven Minutes in Heaven (Colt Coeur; Emerging America Festival/Huntington Theater Company). A graduate of Brown University and former Artist in Residence at Ars Nova, he has received new play commissions from Roundabout, Lincoln Center, MCC, and Ars Nova. He is currently a writer and producer on Showtime's Masters of Sex, and he is a founding member of Colt Coeur and an alumnus of MCC's Playwrights Coalition and Ars Nova's Play Group.Benj Pasek & Justin Paul wrote the music and lyrics for Dear Evan Hansen. In 2017, they won an Academy Award for Best Original Song for their lyrics in 'City of Stars' from La La Land. Their musical Dogfight had its world premiere at Second Stage Theatre, where it won the Lortel Award for Best New Musical. Other theater credits include A Christmas Story, The Musical on Broadway, which received Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle nominations for Outstanding New Broadway Musical; James and the Giant Peach; and Edges. TV credits include Smash, Sesame Street, and Johnny and the Sprites. Upcoming film projects include The Greatest Showman, Trolls, Medusa, and Tom and Jerry Return to Oz. Honors include the Richard Rodgers Award for Musical Theatre (American Academy of Arts and Letters), the ASCAP Richard Rodgers New Horizons Award, and the Jonathan Larson Award. Both are BFA Musical Theatre graduates of the University of Michigan and members of the Dramatists Guild of America, Inc. Read more

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Hamilton 2019 Wall Calendar: An American Musical

Pdf Arts Hamilton 2019 Wall Calendar: An American Musical

Pdf:Hamilton 2019 Wall Calendar: An American Musical.Based on Lin-Manuel Miranda's Broadway musical, the Hamilton 2019 Wall Calendar is a celebration of the most popular theatrical experience on Broadway. A must-have for any Hamilton fan, this beautifully designed collectible wall calendar features gorgeous images of the original cast by photographer Josh Lehrer, lyrics from the show, as well as important historical dates. With book, music, and lyrics by Tony Award®-winner Lin-Manuel Miranda, direction by Thomas Kail, choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler, and musical direction and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire, Hamilton is the story of America's Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington's right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and was the new nation's first Treasury Secretary. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B, and Broadway, Hamilton is the story of America then, told by America now.

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The Secret Life of the American Musical: How Broadway Shows Are Built

Pdf Arts The Secret Life of the American Musical: How Broadway Shows Are Built

Pdf:The Secret Life of the American Musical: How Broadway Shows Are Built.Review 'Both revelatory and entertaining. Viertel combines a scholarly approach with a light touch that enables us to see anew familiar songs and musical theater moments we'd long taken for granted.' ―The New York Times Book Review'Viertel’s knowledgeable, engaging blueprint of [the] Broadway musical framework is instructive fun for cognoscenti and general readers alike.' ―The Washington Post'A lively manual for writers and public alike on how the songs suit the story and how the story needs the songs.' ―The Wall Street Journal'The best general-audience analysis of musical theater I have read in many years.' ―The Charlotte Observer “Jack Viertel changed my theater-going life, and he might change yours . . . The Secret Life of the American Musical: How Broadway Shows Are Built is a delightful, accessible guide to why your favorite productions work. It’s a little bit history, a little bit memoir, a little bit criticism and, for any theater fan, a whole lot of fun.” ―The Dallas Morning News'Viertel is well-steeped in Broadway culture, lore and productions . . . An enlightening trip for lovers of musicals.' ―Kirkus Reviews'A valuable addition to the theater lover’s bookshelf.' ―Publishers Weekly '[An] engaging, insightful anatomy of a singularly American art form . . . There is much to savor.' ―MORE'Viertel articulates his rules of commercial success so lucidly that even seasoned hands will come away with a clearer understanding of why some shows work while others flop.' ―Commentary'Thoroughly interesting . . . There’s just something very pleasant about reading someone intelligently and affectionately look at what make a show tick, beat by choreographed beat.' ―The A.V. Club'Viertel has written what will become a classic textbook on the architecture and construction of the American musical . . . What Harold Bloom did for Shakespearean exegesis and Peter Drucker for management, Viertel has done for theater: written a definitive work by raising the curtain and laying bare the work of playwrights, composers, librettists, choreographers, and directors.' ―Barry X. Miller, Library Journal (starred review)“Viertel is well-steeped in Broadway culture, lore and productions . . . An enlightening trip for lovers of musicals.” ―Kirkus Review“Jack Viertel writes about the master craftsmen of the American musical, past and present, and reveals his own mastery on every page―his knowledge of the Broadway musical and of the intricate formula in the making of a show (or the breaking of it), and his passion for Broadway and the citizens who make the street come alive. I’ve been schooled.” ―Patti LuPone“In The Secret Life of the American Musical, Jack Viertel, a Broadway producer and dramaturgical swami, has broken down Broadway’s greatest musicals into their constituent storytelling parts (a sort of anatomy of joy) and delivered a showstopper: one of the best-written, most illuminating, and most infectiously entertaining books on the genre I know. Delight and insight vie with each other on every scintillating page. ‘It’s boffo!’ as they say on the Rialto.” ―John Lahr, author of Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh“This is unfair: no one who knows so much should be able to write so well. And no one in the world knows as much about the shape and substance of the classic American musical as Jack Viertel. His book is a treasure.” ―Daniel Okrent, author of Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition“Jack Viertel’s remarkable book has the uncanny effect of making us see something we thought we knew everything about in a way that makes us feel as though we are seeing it all for the first time. He invents a way of thinking about musicals that is utterly fresh and insightful, and while doing so he makes us remember exactly why we love them so much―by somehow re-creating the overwhelming, heart-stopping feeling we had when we were likely ten years old and fell in love with them the second our first overture began. By simultaneously (and brilliantly) embracing and deconstructing a beloved American art form, he brings us back to our most innocent selves, and all we can do is be grateful to him for reminding us of who we used to be.” ―Scott Rudin Read more About the Author Jack Viertel is the senior vice president of Jujamcyn Theaters, which owns and operates five Broadway theaters. He has been involved in dozens of productions presented by Jujamcyn since 1987, including multiple Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winners, from City of Angels to Angels in America. He has also helped shepherd six of August Wilson’s plays to Broadway. He is the artistic director of New York City Center’s acclaimed Encores! series, which presents three musical productions every season. In that capacity he has overseen fifty shows, for some of which he adapted the scripts. He conceived the long-running Smokey Joe’s Cafe and the critically acclaimed After Midnight and has been a creative consultant on many shows, including Hairspray, AChristmas Story, and Dear Evan Hansen. He was the Mark Taper Forum’s dramaturg and the drama criticand arts editor of the Los Angeles Herald Examiner, and he has spent a decade teaching musical theaterat the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. Read more

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Peter and the Starcatcher: Acting Edition (Peter and the Starcatchers)

Pdf Arts Peter and the Starcatcher: Acting Edition (Peter and the Starcatchers)

Pdf:Peter and the Starcatcher: Acting Edition (Peter and the Starcatchers).About the Author Rick Elice saw his first Broadway show when he was three. His mother said he was very well behaved. That night he dreamed of working in the theater. And since the age of nineteen he has. Along with Marshall Brickman he wrote Jersey Boys which won the Tony, Grammy, and Olivier awards for Best Musical. Other musicals include Turn of the Century and The Addams Family. He has a BA from Cornell, an MFA from the Yale School of Drama, and was a teach fellow at Harvard while a charter member of the American Repertory Theater. He lives in New York City. Read more

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Sugar, Butter, Flour: The Waitress Pie Book

Pdf Arts Sugar, Butter, Flour: The Waitress Pie Book

Pdf:Sugar, Butter, Flour: The Waitress Pie Book.About the Author Jenna Hunterson is the proprietor and chief baker of Lulu's, a pie emporium renowned for its fanciful and fall-down delicious pies, each one baked from the heart. Jenna is proud as punch to have been the inspiration for the much-loved movie Waitress, starring Keri Russell and Nathan Fillion, and now a hit Broadway musical of the same name featuring music and lyrics by Sara Bareilles. Jenna lives with her daughter Lulu in a small American town somewhere in our imaginations. Read more

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Today Is Going To Be A Good Day and Here's Why:: Blank Journal and Broadway Musical Gift

Pdf Arts Today Is Going To Be A Good Day and Here's Why:: Blank Journal and Broadway Musical Gift

Pdf:Today Is Going To Be A Good Day and Here's Why:: Blank Journal and Broadway Musical Gift.A simple sentimental gift, inspirational quote, and artistic rendering for musical theater fans and fans of "Dear Evan Hansen," Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (lyricists and composers), and popular actors like Ben Platt. ***** As of Aug. 2018... This blank journal alternates between 8 LINED pages for writing and 2 BLANK pages for sketching/drawing throughout - also includes 4 mini black & white character artistic renderings and 10 show quotes on random pages. Size 5.2” x 0.2” x 8” with 110 pages total. ***** Not only does it make a great inspirational gift for fans of the book and Broadway musical, “Dear Evan Hansen," its pages can be used for show notes, as a diary of milestones, a record of special memories, a place for random sketches and diagrams, a very long bucket list, a notebook for tips and tricks, and much more. Make the journal even more special by stuffing a gift certificate or a little cash into the folds. On the BACK COVER: Novel and Broadway Musical: "Dear Evan Hansen" This quote is from the song, “Finale,” written by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. The song is featured in “Dear Evan Hansen,” a Broadway musical that evolved from the novel written by Steven Levenson. All his life, Evan Hansen has felt invisible. But when a tragic event shocks the community and thrusts him into the center of a rapidly evolving controversy, Evan is given the opportunity he never saw coming: the chance to be somebody other than the lonely teenager nobody ever notices. Every day is a good day! --- Also Available from Write Run Books: --- “When You’re Broken on the Ground, You Will Be Found” ISBN-13: 978-1978196315 ISBN-10: 1978196318 --- “You Will Be Found” ISBN-13: 978-1978174955 ISBN-10: 1978174950 --- “Today a Least You’re You and That’s Enough” ISBN-13: 978-1978194670 ISBN-10: 1978194676 --- “Today a Least You’re You and That’s Enough” ISBN-13: 978-1978197657 ISBN-10: 1978197659 --- “Today is going to be a good day and here’s why:” ISBN-13:978-1978410145 ISBN-10:197841014X --- “Today is going to be a good day and here’s why:” ISBN-13: 978-1978197084 ISBN-10: 197819708X --- "Today at Least You’re You and That’s Enough" ISBN-13: 978-1979594646 ISBN-10: 1979594643

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Hamilton 2019 Day-to-Day Calendar: An American Musical

Pdf Arts Hamilton 2019 Day-to-Day Calendar: An American Musical

Pdf:Hamilton 2019 Day-to-Day Calendar: An American Musical.Based on Lin-Manuel Miranda's Broadway musical, the Hamilton 2019 Day-to-Day Calendar is a celebration of the most popular theatrical experience on Broadway, and the history of America. The calendar features 365 days of historical dates, excerpts from Hamilton's own writings, and lyrics from the score.With book, music, and lyrics by Tony Award®-winner Lin-Manuel Miranda, direction by Thomas Kail, choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler, and musical direction and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire, Hamilton is the story of America's Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington's right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and was the new nation's first Treasury Secretary. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B, and Broadway, Hamilton is the story of America then, told by America now.

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Les Miserables: Vocal / Piano Selections

Pdf Arts Les Miserables: Vocal / Piano Selections

Pdf:Les Miserables: Vocal / Piano Selections.Amazon.com Review The international musical sensation Les Misérables is captured in this piano/vocal book that includes 14 of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg's songs--about everything you could want, save the full-company number 'One Day More.' The book has an introduction by Boublil and a full synopsis with color photos. --David Horiuchi Read more

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Stephen Sondheim and the Reinvention of the American Musical

Pdf Arts Stephen Sondheim and the Reinvention of the American Musical

Pdf:Stephen Sondheim and the Reinvention of the American Musical.From West Side Story in 1957 to Road Show in 2008, the musicals of Stephen Sondheim and his collaborators have challenged the conventions of American musical theater and expanded the possibilities of what musical plays can do, how they work, and what they mean. Sondheim's brilliant array of work, including such musicals as Company, Follies, Sweeney Todd, Sunday in the Park with George, and Into the Woods, has established him as the preeminent composer/lyricist of his, if not all, time. Stephen Sondheim and the Reinvention of the American Musical places Sondheim's work in two contexts: the exhaustion of the musical play and the postmodernism that, by the 1960s, deeply influenced all the American arts. Sondheim's musicals are central to the transition from the Rodgers and Hammerstein - style musical that had dominated Broadway stages for 20 years to a new postmodern musical. This new style reclaimed many of the self-aware, performative techniques of the 1930s musical comedy to develop its themes of the breakdown of narrative knowledge and the fragmentation of identity. Stephen Sondheim and the Reinvention of the American Musical offers close readings of all of Sondheim's musicals and finds in them critiques of the operation of power, questioning of conventional systems of knowledge, and explorations of contemporary identity. The book is published by University Press of Mississippi.

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Phantom of the Opera - Souvenir Edition: Piano/Vocal Selections (Melody in the Piano Part)

Pdf Arts Phantom of the Opera - Souvenir Edition: Piano/Vocal Selections (Melody in the Piano Part)

Pdf:Phantom of the Opera - Souvenir Edition: Piano/Vocal Selections (Melody in the Piano Part).Amazon.com Review This piano/vocal book includes nine favorite songs from Andrew Lloyd Webber's smash blockbuster musical The Phantom of the Opera. Sing Christine's star-making aria 'Think of Me,' the Phantom's haunting ballad 'The Music of the Night,' or the love duet 'All I Ask of You.' The book includes bios of Lloyd Webber and lyricists Charles Hart and Richard Stilgoe as well as 11 pages of production photos featuring Michael Crawford and Sarah Brightman. --David Horiuchi Read more

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Musicals: The Definitive Illustrated Story

Pdf Arts Musicals: The Definitive Illustrated Story

Pdf:Musicals: The Definitive Illustrated Story.Review 'Musicals is sure to be a toe-tapping hit for fans of the footlights.' — Shelf Awareness (Starred Review)'A visual feast for theater fans and an incredible compendium of musical history and development.' — Library Journal (Starred Review)'This lavishly illustrated coffee table book…is a great reference for theater-lovers who want to know more about their favorite shows.' — The Buffalo News'The photos are wonderful and will bring back lots of great memories.' — Dayton Daily News'Fans can never get enough.' — Booklist Read more

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On Broadway: From Rent to Revolution

Pdf Arts On Broadway: From Rent to Revolution

Pdf:On Broadway: From Rent to Revolution.Review 'The secrets of Broadway theatre are laid bare in this lush coffee-table book . . . As titles pop and colors snap on the page, it's like looking at a behind-the-scene history of the Broadway scene. This is a delight for theatre lovers and anyone interested in the artistic design process itself.' -PUBLISHERS WEEKLY'[On Broadway] is a revelation. One of the best I’ve ever seen on our passion - the theatre. Elegant, insightful, personal, and just plain gorgeous.'-JOEL GREY 'Peek behind the curtains at some of the most colorful - and brilliant - marketing razzle-dazzle to ever light up the New York nighttime sky in Drew Hodges' On Broadway: From Rent to Revolution, a lovely coffee-table book bursting with color, overflowing with photos and packed with stars, and all about bringing Broadway's biggest shows to life in the past 20 years.' -PARADE MAGAZINE'Filled with more stars and backstage stories than an opening night party at Sardi's, On Broadway: From Rent to Revolution shines a spotlight on the last 20 years of hits!' -ART DAILY 'A full-service extravaganza of a coffee-table book that reveals how Broadway has changed the cultural conversation. Brimming with insider dish from on- and offstage talent, On Broadway unveils a treasure trove of previously unseen posters and provocative promotional campaigns, a delightful what-if of alternate realities for now-iconic shows. Its behind-the-scenes anecdotes and strategies give fascinating insights into how the some of Broadway’s most intriguing projects unfolded, and the twists and turns beloved and controversial shows took on their path to (mostly) success.'-THE HUFFINGTON POST'On Broadway is a fascinating history of Broadway theatre. Drew Hodges has done a wonderful job of collecting hundreds of posters and ads as well as memories in one place to build the story of Broadway. . . The book is so beautifully manufactured with hundreds of stunning photographs that it's a pleasure to hold it in your hands.' -THE WASHINGTON BOOK REVIEW'For many people, name a show and the first image that pops to mind is the poster. On Broadway turns the creation of those posters into a thumbnail sketch of the Great White Way for the past two decades. It's a reminder that working in the theater can mean a lot more than just performing on stage - anyone with a passion for theater can find a role they're suited for, from being the 'suit' (legal representation) to an artist that captures the spirit of a show in a poster.' -StageNotes.net'Drew Hodges's visual and oral history of Broadway's best productions is a must-have for musical-theater geeks. Illustrated with posters and Playbill artwork (2004's La Cage aux Folles is a highlight), [On Broadway is] an insightful peek into the staging of the unforgettable - and forgotten - shows of the past two decades.' -OUT.com'A perfect addition to the coffee table of every theater lover, [On Broadway] is full of photographs, posters, concept drawings and personal anecdotes from stars of the stage. SpotCo, the ad agency responsible for promoting many of the biggest theatrical campaigns of the past two decades, offers an intimate glimpse into the design process that captures the spirit of a show and captivates theatergoers.'-M&V Magazine 'On Broadway: From Rent to Revolution is more than a picture book for your coffee table. Written by Drew Hodges, the founder of Broadway advertising agency SpotCo - the place that works tirelessly to translate the meaning of a show to theatregoers looking to buy tickets - the tome takes readers through 20 years of theatre (in show posters).' -Playbill.com'The creators of artwork used to promote Broadway shows are often unheralded, even though they create images that forever endear audiences to their respective productions. Now, with the publication of this lush coffee table book by design firm founder Drew Hodges, these creators finally get their due. On Broadway: From Rent to Revolution traces the last 20 years of Broadway through interviews, photos, and art - highlighting the visuals behind hits from Chicago to Kinky Boots to Hamilton.'-METROSOURCE Read more About the Author Drew Hodges is the founder of SpotCo. David Sedaris is the internationally renowned author of books including Naked, Me Talk Pretty One Day, and Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls. Chip Kidd is a preeminent designer and author. Read more

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Spring Awakening

Pdf Arts Spring Awakening

Pdf:Spring Awakening.About the Author Steven Sater plays include the long-running 'Carbondale Dreams,' 'Perfect for You,' 'Doll' (Rosenthal Prize, Cincinnati Playhouse), 'Umbrage' (Steppenwolf New Play Prize), 'A Footnote to the Iliad' (New York Stage and Film, The Miniature Theatre of Chester), 'In Search of Lost Wings' (Sanford Meisner) and a reconceived version of Shakespeare's 'The Tempest,' which played London's Lyric Hammersmith. Grammy award nominated singer-songwriter Duncan Sheik collaborated with playwright Steven Sater on 'The Nightingale,' a musical based on the Hans Christian Andersen classic which premiered at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center. Sheik has composed original music for the Public Theatre's Shakespeare in the Park production of 'Twelfth Night' and for 'The Golden Rooms of Nero.' Read more

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Sunday in the Park with George (Applause Libretto Library)

Pdf Arts Sunday in the Park with George (Applause Libretto Library)

Pdf:Sunday in the Park with George (Applause Libretto Library).Book by James LapineIntroduction by André BishopWinner of the 1985 Pulitzer Prize! "Sunday is itself a modernist creation, perhaps the first truly modernist work of musical theatre that Broadway has produced ... a watershed event that demands nothing less than a retrospective, even revisionist, look at the development of the serious Broadway musical."- Frank Rich, The New York Times Magazine

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Kids' Broadway Songbook Edition (Vocal Collection)

Pdf Arts Kids' Broadway Songbook  Edition (Vocal Collection)

Pdf:Kids' Broadway Songbook Edition (Vocal Collection).About the Author Founded in 1947, Hal Leonard LLC has become the worlds largest print music publisher, representing some of the greatest songwriters and artists of all time. We are proud to publish titles of interest to all musicians as well as music lovers, from songbooks and instructional titles to artist biographies and instrument price guides to books about the music industry and all the performing arts. Read more

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Fosse

Pdf Arts Fosse

Pdf:Fosse.We see Bob Fosse's legacy everywhere - from Broadway to "Billy Jean" to Beyoncé's moves in the "Single Ladies" video. Yet in spite of Fosse'sdeep cultural significance, no biography has ever brought him fully to life, unveiling the man behind the bowler hat and the swaggering sex appeal. Now acclaimed cultural historian Sam Wasson traces Fosse's numberless reinventions of himself over a career that would spawn The Pajama Game, Cabaret, Pippin, Chicago, All That Jazz, and other iconic works of art andearn him Tonys, Emmys, and an Oscar. Wasson traces not only Fosse's prodigious professional life but his intense relationships with everyone from Liza Minnelli, FredAstaire, and Neil Simon to Shirley MacLaine, Jessica Lange, and Dustin Hoffman.Through extensive interviews with collaborators and lovers and unprecedented access to Fosse's archives, Wasson also reveals the deep wounds that propelled his subject's excessive appetites - for spotlights, women, and life itself. In Fosse, Wasson's stylish, effervescent prose proves the ideal vehicle for reanimating Bob Fosse as he truly was - after hours, close up, and in vibrant color.

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Rent: Movie Vocal Selections

Pdf Arts Rent: Movie Vocal Selections

Pdf:Rent: Movie Vocal Selections.Review 'The most exuberant and original American musical to come along this decade.'-- 'Time'Rent is the breakthrough musical for the 90's.'-- 'Newsweek Read more From the Back Cover In these pages, Rent offers what most theater books can't: a chance to step behind the curtain and feel the electricity of a stage phenomenon as it unfolds. Rent captures the heart and spirit of a generation, reflecting it onstage through the emotion of its stirring words and music, and the energy of its young cast. Now, for the first time, Rent comes to life on the page - through vivid color photographs, the full libretto, and a behind-the-scenes oral history of the show's creation. Read more

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The Best Broadway Songs Ever (The Best Ever Series)

Pdf Arts The Best Broadway Songs Ever (The Best Ever Series)

Pdf:The Best Broadway Songs Ever (The Best Ever Series).About the Author Founded in 1947, Hal Leonard LLC has become the worlds largest print music publisher, representing some of the greatest songwriters and artists of all time. We are proud to publish titles of interest to all musicians as well as music lovers, from songbooks and instructional titles to artist biographies and instrument price guides to books about the music industry and all the performing arts. Read more

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A Doll's House, Part 2 (TCG Edition)

Pdf Arts A Doll's House, Part 2 (TCG Edition)

Pdf:A Doll's House, Part 2 (TCG Edition).“Smart, funny and utterly engrossing…This unexpectedly rich sequel reminds us that houses tremble and sometimes fall when doors slam, and that there are living people within, who may be wounded or lost…Mr. Hnath has a deft hand for combining incongruous elements to illuminating ends.” —Ben Brantley, New York Times It has been fifteen years since Nora Helmer slammed the door on her stifling domestic life, when a knock comes at that same door. It is Nora, and she has returned with an urgent request. What will her sudden return mean to those she left behind? Lucas Hnath’s funny, probing, and bold play is both a continuation of Ibsen’s complex exploration of traditional gender roles, as well as a sharp contemporary take on the struggles inherent in all human relationships across time.

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Finishing the Hat: Collected Lyrics (1954-1981) with Attendant Comments, Principles, Heresies, Grudges, Whines and Anecdotes

Pdf Arts Finishing the Hat: Collected Lyrics (1954-1981) with Attendant Comments, Principles, Heresies, Grudges, Whines and Anecdotes

Pdf:Finishing the Hat: Collected Lyrics (1954-1981) with Attendant Comments, Principles, Heresies, Grudges, Whines and Anecdotes.Review 'Finishing the Hat is a show stopper! If you love Stephen Sondheim, hate him, or never even heard of him, you'll still have a great ride—so take it! This book is filled with humor, controversy, stories about talented and glamorous people and, above all, life. And his lyrics! Everything you've ever wanted to know—about anything—is in those lyrics.' —Phyllis Newman  “There is so much to be learned and appreciated from Finishing the Hat. It's filled with fascinating, entertaining, unique and compelling lessons from a man who encompasses the essence of what is truly great about American Musical Theatre.” —Michael Feinstein “Just as Stephen Sondheim is, without dispute, THE master lyricist for the theater of our generation (not to mention his superb music!), he now has written THE book on the art and craft of lyric writing. It is a book that will enrich and entertain anyone with an interest in music and theater, either as a life’s work or a life’s pleasure. It is like no other writing on the subject. It is Sondheim.” —Alan & Marilyn Bergman “Seeing my first Sondheim musical, Follies, I was like the farm girl brought to the Homes of Tomorrow exhibit; breathless, nose pressed to the glass. This book takes the glass away. It’s a thrill to experience these shows again with Steve as your guide. What a gift to the theatre this book is! For actors, it's a must. For lyricists, it a primer.” —Joanna Gleason “The book is a masterpiece. There never has been and never will be one like it. It is about the grain of sand that produces the pearl and is indeed as honest and simple as that pearl. If you pay attention to this book you could learn how to write a song, though not a great song. That is forever mysterious as genius will always be. The main lesson is that this particular genius is dead practical. All the hocus pocus attached to art has no meaning in the mind of Sondheim. You must read it to see what does matter to him and you will marvel and read it again. And then again.” —Mike Nichols “Stephen Sondheim’s book can be read for pleasure, information, wisdom, humor or inspiration; all of the pleasures I received. Or because it tells a few secrets about how genius works.” —Stanley Donen Read more About the Author Stephen Sondheim has written award-winning music and lyrics for theater, film and television. He is also the coauthor of the film The Last of Sheila and the play Getting Away with Murder. Sondheim is on the council of the Dramatists Guild of America, having served as its president from 1973 to 1981. He lives in New York City. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Rent: The Complete Book and Lyrics of the Broadway Musical

Pdf Arts Rent: The Complete Book and Lyrics of the Broadway Musical

Pdf:Rent: The Complete Book and Lyrics of the Broadway Musical.Finally an authorized libretto to this modern day classic! ÊRentÊ won the 1996 Pulitzer Prize for Drama as well as four Tony Awards including Best Musical Best Book and Best Score for Jonathan Larson. The story of Mark Roger Maureen Tom Collins Angel Mimi JoAnne and their friends on the Lower East Side of New York City will live on along with the affirmation that there is no day but today. Includes 16 color photographs of productions of ÊRentÊ from around the world plus an introduction ( Rent Is Real ) by Victoria Leacock Hoffman.

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Come From Away: Welcome to the Rock: An Inside Look at the Hit Musical

Pdf Arts Come From Away: Welcome to the Rock: An Inside Look at the Hit Musical

Pdf:Come From Away: Welcome to the Rock: An Inside Look at the Hit Musical.Review 'The catharsis we need in this American moment.'―Ben Brantley, The New York Times'It does what all the best musicals do. Takes you to a place you never want to leave.'―Joe Westerfield, Newsweek Read more About the Author Irene Sankoff and David Hein (Book, Music & Lyrics) are a Canadian married writing team. Come From Away enjoyed a record setting world premiere at the La Jolla Playhouse and Seattle Repertory. Come From Away won three 2017 Dora Mavor Moore Awards, four Helen Hayes Awards, five Outer Critics Circle Awards, and three Drama Desk Awards including Best Musical. David and Irene were nominated for Tony Awards for Best Book and Score and a Grammy nomination for the Come From Away album. David and Irene are the recipients of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Award. Laurence Maslon (Text) is an arts professor at NYU's Graduate Acting Program. He hosts the weekly radio program, 'Broadway to Main Street' on the NPR-member station WPPB 88.3FM. His most recent book is Broadway to Main Street: How Show Tunes Enchanted America. He has written several PBS documentaries, The Sound of Music Companion, The South Pacific Companion, and edited the acclaimed Library of America's two-volume set of American musicals (1927-1969). He served on the nominating committee for the Tony Awards from 2007 to 2010 and has written about musical theater for the New York Times, the New Yorker, HuffPost, Slate, WSJ, and more. Read more

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The Book of Mormon Script Book: The Complete Book and Lyrics of the Broadway Musical

Pdf Arts The Book of Mormon Script Book: The Complete Book and Lyrics of the Broadway Musical

Pdf:The Book of Mormon Script Book: The Complete Book and Lyrics of the Broadway Musical.Review Rave reviews for The Book of Mormon:'The best musical of this century. Heaven on Broadway. The Book of Mormon achieves something like a miracle.' —Ben Brantley, The New York Times'A crowning achievement. A huge smash success. So good it makes me angry.' —Jon Stewart, The Daily Show'★ ★ ★ ★ The new gold standard for Broadway. The Book of Mormon is on its march into legend. History is made.' —Peter Travers, Rolling Stone'Matt and Trey: Where have you been all my life? The Book of Mormon deserves worship. Approach the altar of Parker and Stone.' —Peter Marks, Washington Post'The Book of Mormon is not just great theater. [It’s] great writing.' —Mark Harris, from the Foreword Read more About the Author Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the creators of South Park, met Bobby Lopez, the co-creator of Avenue Q, in 2003. That meeting inspired them to create a musical comedy that the New York Times would one day call 'the best musical of this century.' Read more

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I GOT IN! The Ultimate College Audition Guide For Acting And Musical Theater

Pdf Arts I GOT IN! The Ultimate College Audition Guide For Acting And Musical Theater

Pdf:I GOT IN! The Ultimate College Audition Guide For Acting And Musical Theater.Review This practical, straight forward book is a valuable tool for students navigating what often seems to be an arduous and mysterious process. Through her acting coaching, Mary Anna Dennard, has helped numerous students get into prestigious theatre training programs across the United States. She understands the audition process and what schools are looking for. --Barbara Mackenzie-Wood, Dept. of Acting/Music Theatre, Carnegie Mellon University Read more About the Author Since 2000, Mary Anna Dennard has been a college audition coach for programs in acting and musical theater and founded the first-ever online prep for performing arts college applicants, collegeauditioncoach.com. As a nationally recognized expert in her field, Mary Anna has coached hundreds of students from all over the country, who have been accepted into the most prestigious college training programs in the United States and Europe. Read more

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PLAYBILL: I Break Out into Show Tunes: Blank Journal and Broadway Musical Theater Gift

Pdf Arts PLAYBILL: I Break Out into Show Tunes: Blank Journal and Broadway Musical Theater Gift

Pdf:PLAYBILL: I Break Out into Show Tunes: Blank Journal and Broadway Musical Theater Gift.A simple sentimental gift for the ultimate performer, theater buff, playgoer, cast member, or theater geek. **** This journal alternates between 8 LINED pages for writing and 2 BLANK pages for sketching/drawing throughout – no text. Size 5.2” x 0.2” x 8” with 110 pages total. Use it as a simple journal, or its pages can be used for rehearsal schedules, lyrics and lines from shows, workshop and show notes, choreography sketches, stage diagrams, music compositions, script ideas, a very long bucket list, a small class notebook, and much more. Make the journal even more special by stuffing a gift certificate or a little cash into the folds. Related terms: actress, actor, dancer, choreographer, director, producer, production, performer, performance, backstage, stage crew, drama, theater, musical theater, venue, dramatic play, Broadway theater, Broadway bound, Off-Broadway production, theater debut, theater industry, premiere, production, stage, solo, rehearsal, try-out, review, workshop, opening night, closing night, Tony Awards. On the BACK COVER: A PLAYBILL for the ultimate performer, theater buff, playgoer, cast member, or theater geek. If you suffer from a number of these symptoms, you are probably one of them. • Acts, sings, and/or dances pretty much everywhere. • Any line reminds them of a show. • Moves and thinks like they are on stage. • Shares inside jokes with other theater geeks. • Great at memorizing lyrics and monologues, but not much else. • Always in a choir, musical production, or play. • Happy to play any part, but prefers the lead. • Is forever at a rehearsal, cast, or wrap party. • Never wants to see a show end. • Always thinking of the next show. • Has memorized scripts, songs, and dance numbers. • Knows the backstory of every character. • Knows the names and IMDB of everyone involved in the production. • Gets upset when friends say or sing the wrong words. • Is supercritical of bad performances.

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The Road to Broadway and Beyond Disney Aladdin: A Whole New World

Pdf Arts The Road to Broadway and Beyond Disney Aladdin: A Whole New World

Pdf:The Road to Broadway and Beyond Disney Aladdin: A Whole New World.About the Author Michael Lassell is a widely published, award-winning author of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, whose work has appeared in scores of newspapers, magazines, literary journals, and anthologies. A former theater critic, he holds degrees from Colgate University, the California Institute of the Arts, and the Yale School of Drama. He lives in New York City. Read more

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Flower Drum Song

Pdf Arts Flower Drum Song

Pdf:Flower Drum Song.Review “Flower Drum Song shines in this jubilant, top-to-bottom revision. David Henry Hwang’s wised-up book adds more humor and political savvy and fits perfectly into Robert Longbottom’s seductive and opulent musical.”- David Cote, Time Out New York“Part fashion show, part nightclub act, part hymn to Asian American diversity, Flower Drum Song’s intelligence may be rooted in Asian American cultural contradictions, but its heart belongs to Broadway.” –John Lahr, New Yorker“The dramatist and his director-choreographer, Robert Longbottom, have worked brilliantly…to create a new Broadway show of high and low seriousness, which was Rodger and Hammerstein’s intention in the first place.” –John Heilpern, New York Observer“David Henry Hwang and Robert Longbottom have retained the show’s irresistible sweetness and added more of the unabashed grandeur that distinguishes Rodgers and Hammerstein’s best-loved material.” –Elysa Gardner, USA Today'A bold theatrical operation, an artistic success, revealing a revitalized score and a dramatic complexion that’s far richer than the original.'—Variety“Flower Drum Song shines in this jubilant, top-to-bottom revision. David Henry Hwang’s wised-up book adds more humor and political savvy and fits perfectly into Robert Longbottom’s seductive and opulent musical.”- David Cote, Time Out New York“Part fashion show, part nightclub act, part hymn to Asian American diversity, Flower Drum Song’s intelligence may be rooted in Asian American cultural contradictions, but its heart belongs to Broadway.” –John Lahr, New Yorker“The dramatist and his director-choreographer, Robert Longbottom, have worked brilliantly…to create a new Broadway show of high and low seriousness, which was Rodger and Hammerstein’s intention in the first place.” –John Heilpern, New York Observer“David Henry Hwang and Robert Longbottom have retained the show’s irresistible sweetness and added more of the unabashed grandeur that distinguishes Rodgers and Hammerstein’s best-loved material.” –Elysa Gardner, USA Today'A bold theatrical operation, an artistic success, revealing a revitalized score and a dramatic complexion that’s far richer than the original.'―Variety Read more About the Author David Henry Hwang is the author of the Tony Award-winning M. Butterfly, Yellow Face (OBIE Award, 2008 Pulitzer Prize finalist), Golden Child (1997 OBIE Award), FOB (1981 OBIE Award), Family Devotions (Drama Desk nomination), and the books for musicals Aida ( co-author), Flower Drum Song (2002 Broadway revival), and Tarzan, among other works. David Henry Hwang graduated from Stanford University, attended the Yale School of Drama, and holds honorary degrees from Columbia College in Chicago and The American Conservatory Theatre. He lives in New York City with his wife, actress Kathryn Layng, and their children, Noah David and Eva Veanne. Read more

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You Will Be Found: Blank Journal and Broadway Musical Gift

Pdf Arts You Will Be Found: Blank Journal and Broadway Musical Gift

Pdf:You Will Be Found: Blank Journal and Broadway Musical Gift.A simple sentimental gift, inspirational quote, and artistic rendering for musical theater fans and fans of "Dear Evan Hansen," Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (lyricists and composers), and popular actors like Ben Platt. ***** As of Aug. 2018... This blank journal alternates between 8 LINED pages for writing and 2 BLANK pages for sketching/drawing throughout - also includes 4 mini black & white character artistic renderings and 12 show quotes on random pages. Size 5.2” x 0.2” x 8” with 110 pages total. ***** Not only does it make a great inspirational gift for fans of the book and Broadway musical, “Dear Evan Hansen,” its pages can be used for show notes, as mini diary or notebook, a place for random sketches and diagrams, a very long bucket list, and much more. Make the journal even more special by stuffing a gift certificate, tickets, or a little cash into the folds. On the BACK COVER: Book and Broadway Musical: Dear Evan Hansen All his life, Evan Hansen has felt invisible. But when a tragic event shocks the community and thrusts him into the center of a rapidly evolving controversy, Evan is given the opportunity he never saw coming: the chance to be somebody other than the lonely teenager nobody ever notices. This uplifting statement reinforces the healing power of empathy and is the title of the song, “You Will Be Found,” written by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. The song is featured in “Dear Evan Hansen,” a Broadway musical that evolved from the book written by Steven Levenson. --- Also Available from Write Run Books: --- “When You’re Broken on the Ground, You Will Be Found” ISBN-13: 978-1978196315 ISBN-10: 1978196318 --- “Today a Least You’re You and That’s Enough” ISBN-13: 978-1978194670 ISBN-10: 1978194676 --- “Today a Least You’re You and That’s Enough” ISBN-13: 978-1978197657 ISBN-10: 1978197659 --- “Today is going to be a good day and here’s why:” ISBN-13:978-1978410145 ISBN-10:197841014X --- “Today is going to be a good day and here’s why:” ISBN-13: 978-1978197084 ISBN-10: 197819708X --- “Today is going to be a good day and here’s why:” ISBN-13: 978-1978161290 ISBN-10: 1978161298 --- “Today at Least You’re You and That’s Enough” ISBN-13: 978-1979594646 ISBN-10: 1979594643

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Hamilton: The Revolution

Pdf Arts Hamilton: The Revolution

Pdf:Hamilton: The Revolution.About the Author Jeremy McCarter wrote cultural criticism for New York magazine and Newsweek before spending five years on the artistic staff of the Public Theater, where he created, directed, and produced the Public Forum series. He served on the jury of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, and is writing a book about young American radicals during World War One. He lives in Chicago. Lin-Manuel Miranda (Book, Music, and Lyrics/Alexander Hamilton) is the Tony and Grammy award-winning composer-lyricist-star of Broadway's In the Heights--winner of four 2008 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Orchestrations, and Best Choreography with Miranda receiving the award for Best Score. Additionally, he is the co-composer and co-lyricist of Broadway's Tony-nominated Bring It On: The Musical and provided Spanish translations for the 2009 Broadway revival of West Side Story. Miranda, along with Tom Kitt, won the 2014 Creative Arts Emmy for Best Original Music and Lyrics for their work on the 67th Annual Tony Awards. In 2015, Miranda was named as a Fellow of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. He lives with his family in New York City. Read more

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Torch Song Trilogy: Plays

Pdf Arts Torch Song Trilogy: Plays

Pdf:Torch Song Trilogy: Plays.Review “Harvey Fierstein has created characters so vivid and real that they linger in the mind, talking the night away, long after the lights have been turned out and everyone has left.”—Time“Gorgeously funny . . . a devastatingly comic play with just the right resonances.”—New York Post “Sassy, sweet, and moving.”—People Read more About the Author Harvey Fierstein is the Tony Award-winning author of Torch Song Trilogy and La Cage Aux Folles. His other theater writing includes Kinky Boots (Tony-nominated), Newsies (Tony-nominated), Casa Valentina (Tony-nominated), A Catered Affair (twelve Drama Desk nominations), Safe Sex, Spookhouse, and Legs Diamond, among others. He wrote the teleplays of Hairspray Live! and The Wiz Live!, both for NBC. For HBO he’s written On Tidy Endings (Ace Award), The Sissy Duckling (Humanitas Award), and Common Ground. He’s written political editorials for The New York Times, HuffPost, TV Guide, and PBS, as well as authoring the beloved children’s book The Sissy Duckling. Beginning his acting career in Andy Warhol’s Pork at LaMama, Fierstein is also well-known for his theater performances, including Torch Song Trilogy (Tony Award), Hairspray (Tony Award), Fiddler on the Roof, La Cage Aux Folles, Gently Down the Stream, and A Catered Affair, as well as film performances in Mrs. Doubtfire, Independence Day, and Bullets Over Broadway. TV audiences know him from shows like The Good Wife, Nurse Jackie, and Cheers (Emmy-nominated) and recognize his voice from appearances on BoJack Horseman, Family Guy, The Simpsons, How I Met Your Mother, Mulan, and Sesame Street. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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They Made Us Happy: Betty Comden & Adolph Green's Musicals & Movies

Pdf Arts They Made Us Happy: Betty Comden & Adolph Green's Musicals & Movies

Pdf:They Made Us Happy: Betty Comden & Adolph Green's Musicals & Movies.Review 'What a lovingly researched journey through the duo-careers of two of our most talented wordsmiths. What good times they provided for us! Carefree, urbane, intelligent, tender hearted, playful - indeed they were 'a party of two.'' --Tommy Tune'Andy Propst has done it again! His They Made Us Happy is a love letter to anyone who loves musical theatre, its history, and two of its greatest titans - Betty Comden and Adolph Green. He pulls back the curtain on the life and career of this once-in-a-generation pair of talents with humor, elegance, and grace. I read it in one sitting with Comden and Green's On the Town, Wonderful Town, Singin' in the Rain, Hallelujah Baby!, On the Twentieth Century, and The Will Rodgers Follies playing on my record player. Rest assured - if you don't have a record player, Andy's masterpiece is musical enough.' --Will Nunziata, Director'Thank you, Andy Propst, for the memories and for the history and revelations about these two remarkable artists and their time. They Made Us Happy made me so happy!' --Penny Fuller, Actor Read more About the Author Andy Propst is an arts journalist and the author of You Fascinate Me So: The Life & Times of Cy Coleman (2014). His career has encompassed work with New York Shakespeare Festival founder Joseph Papp and Tony Award-winning director George C. Wolfe, as well as five years as on-air talent at XM Satellite Radio's XM 28 On Broadway channel. His writing has appeared in The Village Voice, Time Out/NY, Back Stage, and The Sondheim Review, and online at the site he founded, AmericanTheaterWeb.com, as well as TheaterMania.com. Read more

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The Big Book of Broadway, Fourth Edition

Pdf Arts The Big Book of Broadway, Fourth Edition

Pdf:The Big Book of Broadway, Fourth Edition.From the Back Cover This book contains songs from over 50 shows including: Annie Get Your Gun, Carousel, Company, Guys and Dolls, Les Miserables, South Pacific, Sunset Boulevard, and much more. Read more About the Author Founded in 1947, Hal Leonard LLC has become the worlds largest print music publisher, representing some of the greatest songwriters and artists of all time. We are proud to publish titles of interest to all musicians as well as music lovers, from songbooks and instructional titles to artist biographies and instrument price guides to books about the music industry and all the performing arts. Read more

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The Untold Stories of Broadway: Tales from the World's Most Famous Theaters, Volume 1

Pdf Arts The Untold Stories of Broadway: Tales from the World's Most Famous Theaters, Volume 1

Pdf:The Untold Stories of Broadway: Tales from the World's Most Famous Theaters, Volume 1.Do you wish you were in the audience during Barbra Streisand's final performance of Funny Girl on Broadway? Do you wonder how far Jonathan Groff was willing to go to score tickets to Thoroughly Modern Millie? And are you dying to know which beloved TV star and Tony Award winner was caught with his pants down in front of a movie legend? From opening nights to closing nights. From secret passageways to ghostly encounters. From Broadway debuts to landmark productions. Score a front row seat to hear hundreds of stories about the most important stages in the world, seen through the eyes of the producers, actors, stage hands, writers, musicians, company managers, dressers, designers, directors, ushers, and door men who bring The Great White Way to life each night. You'll never look at Broadway the same way again. This is the first audiobook in a multi-volume series that will tell the stories of all of the Broadway houses. Volume 1 includes the Winter Garden, the Richard Rodgers, the Marriott Marquis, the Al Hirschfeld, the Neil Simon, the August Wilson, the Mark Hellinger, and the Lyceum: eight Broadway theaters that light up New York City.

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Not Since Carrie: Forty Years of Broadway Musical Flops

Pdf Arts Not Since Carrie: Forty Years of Broadway Musical Flops

Pdf:Not Since Carrie: Forty Years of Broadway Musical Flops.Review “Highly readable...strong opinions backed up by solid judgment. Mr. Mandelbaum has seen nearly everything and is not easily taken in....Justified affection for worthy scenes, wisely tempered by shrewd analysis...Mr. Mandelbaum has a very good ear that leads him to champion scores that have had smaller cult followings...As befits the subject, Not Since Carrie is full of entertaining backstage reportage...The illustrations are also fun and wittily chosen, whether embarrassing production photos or sadly hopeful posters and advertising.” ―Frank Rich, The New York Times/WQXR“A must-read.” ―Alex Witchel, The New York Times“Best theater book of 1991...breathtaking research and pointed, but not cruel, wit.” ―David Patrick Stearns, USA Today“Of all the theater books I've come across lately, none has entertained me more than Ken Mandelbaum's Not Since Carrie, a lively, illustrated account of forty years of Broadway musical flops.” ―Doug Watt, New York Daily News“An enormously amusing read...I cannot recall enjoying a theatre book as much as Not Since Carrie in a long time.” ―Hap Erstein, The Washington Times“The book we have all been waiting for. Not only does [Mandelbaum] identify more than two hundred flops by name, he analyzes each and every one of them at some length and misses very little in the way of backstage intrigue. Mandelbaum's chapter 'Don't Let This Happen to You' could double as a primer for people who write musicals or aspire to write them. Fascinating book, this-- most definitely not a flop. It practically reads itself. And just chockful of stuff that's hard to find elsewhere.” ―Nels Nelson, Philadelphia Daily News“Essential and hilarious.” ―The New Yorker Read more About the Author Ken Mandelbaum is a theater critic. He is the author of A Chorus Line and the Musicals of Michael Bennett and Not Since Carrie: Forty Years of Broadway Musical Flops. Read more

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George S. Kaufman & Co.: Broadway Comedies (LOA #152): The Royal Family / Animal Crackers / June Moon / Once in a Lifetime / Of Thee I Sing / You ... Stage Door / The Man Who (Library of America)

Pdf Arts George S. Kaufman & Co.: Broadway Comedies (LOA #152): The Royal Family / Animal Crackers / June Moon / Once in a Lifetime / Of Thee I  Sing / You ... Stage Door / The Man Who (Library of America)

Pdf:George S. Kaufman & Co.: Broadway Comedies (LOA #152): The Royal Family / Animal Crackers / June Moon / Once in a Lifetime / Of Thee I Sing / You ... Stage Door / The Man Who (Library of America).Review “The best anthology of American plays that anyone’s put out in years.” — Boston Phoenix Read more About the Author George Simon Kaufman (1889–1961) was an award-winning playwright, theatre director and producer, humorist, and drama critic. Laurence Maslon, editor, is an associate arts professor at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and a former associate artistic director at Arena Stage in Washington, D.C. He was senior consultant and co-writer for two episodes of the six-part PBS series Broadway: The American Musical, as well as coauthoring, with Michael Kantor, the companion volume for the documentary. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The Costume Making Guide: Creating Armor and Props for Cosplay

Pdf Arts The Costume Making Guide: Creating Armor and Props for Cosplay

Pdf:The Costume Making Guide: Creating Armor and Props for Cosplay.About the Author Svetlana Quindt (KamuiCosplay), Nuremburg, Germany, www.kamuicosplay.com, started making costumes in 2003 and has never stopped. She runs a successful website and travels to cons all over the world participating in cosplay and conducting workshops. She has a strong following in the cosplay community. Read more

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Instant Pot Cookbook: 575 Best Instant Pot Recipes of All Time (with Nutrition Facts, Easy and Healthy Recipes)

Pdf Arts Instant Pot Cookbook: 575 Best Instant Pot Recipes of All Time (with Nutrition Facts, Easy and Healthy Recipes)

Pdf:Instant Pot Cookbook: 575 Best Instant Pot Recipes of All Time (with Nutrition Facts, Easy and Healthy Recipes).Review Praise for Instant Pot Cookbook by Rachel CollinsWhether you're new to pressure cooking or have been using one for years-you NEED this cookbook. It's the A-Z of instant pot pressure cooking -- a teaching tool full of valuable information for all aspects of pressure cooking along with clearly written, easy to follow recipes. -- Mark Matthews, Amazon ReaderWith a new Instant Pot in the house we needed some recipes tailored to that cooking tool. Rachel's cookbook was perfect.I really liked the comprehensive recipes. For example, cooking onions and mushrooms and the SAUTE setting, then adding other ingredients for pressure cooking. That's an integrated, comprehensive approach that really shows the strengths of the Instant Pot.-- Grace McConnell, DietitianThis isn't just a cookbook. It is so much more. Rachel opens her heart and life to the reader in the most vulnerable ways. I pre-ordered this book and anxiously awaited release date to find it on my doorstep.-- Lina Lowry, Amazon CustomerWith a new Instant Pot in the house we needed some recipes tailored to that cooking tool. Rachel's cookbook was perfect.--Margaret White, Amazon Reader, Verified PurchaseI'm not one for cookbooks (normally), but this little beauty is worth its weight in gold! Rachel's pressure cooker ribs create tender, delectable morsels of deliciousness that practically fall off the bone and make your taste buds tingle with happiness. --Daphne Trisler, Amazon Customer Read more

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For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf

Pdf Arts For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf

Pdf:For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf.Review 'Extraordinary and wonderful...Ntozake Shange writes with such exquisite care and beauty that anyone can relate to her message.' -The New York Times'Celebrates the capacity to master pain and betrayals with wit, sister-sharing, reckless daring, and flight and forgetfulness if necessary. She celebrates most of all women's loyalties to women.' -Toni Cade Bambara, Ms. Magazine'These poems and prose selections are...rich with the author's special voice: by turns bitter, funny, ironic, and savage; fiercely honest and personal.' -New York Post'Ntozake Shange's extraordinary 'choreopoem'...is a dramatic elegy for black women with an undercurrent message for everyone. Its theme is not sorrow...but courage. Its strength is its passion and its reality....An unforgettable collage of one woman's view of the women of her race, facing everything from rape to unrequited love....Wisdom and naivete go hand in hand. Wounds and dream intermingle; strong passions melt into simple courage.' -L.I. Press/Newhouse Newspapers Read more About the Author Ntozake Shange (1948–2018) was a poet, novelist, playwright, and performer. She wrote the Broadway-produced and Obie Award-winning for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf, as well as numerous works of fiction, including Sassafras, Cypress & Indigo; Betsey Brown; and Liliane. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The Crucible: (Penguin Orange Collection)

Pdf Arts The Crucible: (Penguin Orange Collection)

Pdf:The Crucible: (Penguin Orange Collection).About the Author Arthur Miller (1915–2005) was born in New York City and studied at the University of Michigan. His remarkable creative output includes plays, fiction, memoir, and screenplays. Among other honors, he received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the John F. Kennedy Lifetime Achievement Award. Read more Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved. THE CRUCIBLEARTHUR MILLER was born in New York City in 1915 and studied at the University of Michigan. His plays include All My Sons (1947), Death of a Salesman (1949), The Crucible (1953), A View from the Bridge and A Memory of Two Mondays (1955), After the Fall (1964), Incident at Vichy (1965), The Price (1968), The Creation of the World and Other Business (1972), and The American Clock (1980). He has also written two novels, Focus (1945) and The Misfits, which was filmed in 1960, and the text for In Russia (1969), In the Country (1977), and Chinese Encounters (1979), three books of photographs by Inge Morath. His most recent works include a memoir, Timebends (1987), the plays The Ride Down Mt. Morgan (1991), The Last Yankee (1993), Broken Glass (1994), and Mr. Peters’ Connections (1999), Echoes Down the Corridor: Collected Essays, 1944-2000, and On Politics and the Art of Acting (2001). He has twice won the New York Drama Critics Circle Award, and in 1949 he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize. CHRISTOPHER BIGSBY has published more than twenty books on British and American culture. His works include studies of African-American writing, American theater, English drama, and popular culture. He is the author of two novels, Hester and Pearl, and he has written plays for radio and television. He is also a regular broadcaster for the BBC. He is currently professor of American Studies at the University of East Anglia, in Norwich, England.BY ARTHUR MILLERDRAMA The Golden Years The Man Who Had All the Luck All My Sons Death of a Salesman An Enemy of the People (adaptation of a play by Ibsen) The Crucible A View from the Bridge After the Fall Incident at Vichy The Price The American Clock The Creation of the World and Other Business The Archbishop’s Ceiling The Ride Down Mt. Morgan Broken Glass Mr. Peters’ Connections ONE-ACT PLAYS A View from the Bridge, one act version, with A Memory of Two Mondays Elegy for a Lady (in Two-Way Mirror) Some Kind of Love Story (in Two-Way Mirror) I Can’t Remember Anything (in Danger: Memory!) Clara (in Danger: Memory!) The Last Yankee OTHER WORKS Situation Normal The Misfits (a cinema novel) Focus (a novel) I Don’t Need You Anymore (short stories) In the Country (reportage with Inge Morath photographs) Chinese Encounters (reportage with Inge Morath photographs) In Russia (reportage with Inge Morath photographs) Salesman in Beijing (a memoir) Timebends (autobiography) Homely Girl, A Life (novella) Echoes Down the Corridor (essays) On Politics and the Art of Acting COLLECTIONS Arthur Miller’s Collected Plays (Volumes I and II) The Portable Arthur Miller The Theater Essays of Arthur Miller (Robert Marin, editor) VIKING CRITICAL LIBRARY EDITIONS Death of a Salesman (edited by Gerald Weales) The Crucible (edited by Gerald Weales) TELEVISION WORKS Playing for Time SCREENPLAYS The Misfits Everybody Wins The CrucibleTable of ContentsCoverAbout the AuthorsAlso by Arthur MillerTitle PageCopyright PageIntroductionA Note on the Historical Accuracy of This Play ACT ONE - (AN OVERTURE)ACT TWOACT THREEACT FOUR ECHOES DOWN THE CORRIDORTHE CRUCIBLEAPPENDIX - ACT Two, SCENE 2INTRODUCTIONIn 1692 nineteen men and women and two dogs were convicted and hanged for witchcraft in a small village in eastern Massachusetts. By the standards of our own time, if not of that, it was a minor event, a spasm of judicial violence that was concluded within a matter of months. The bodies were buried in shallow graves or not at all, as a further indication that the convicted had not only forfeited participation in the community of man in this life, but in the community of saints in the next. Just how shallow those graves were, however, is evident from the fact that the people buried there were not eradicated from history: their names remain with us to this day, not least because of Arthur Miller, for whom past events and present realities have always been pressed together by a moral logic. In his hands the ghosts of those who died have proved real enough even if the witches they were presumed to be were little more than fantasies conjured by a mixture of fear, ambition, frustration, jealousy, and perverted pride.In 1957 the Massachusetts General Court passed a resolution stating that “No disgrace or cause for distress” attached itself to the descendants of those indicted, tried, and sentenced. Declaring the proceedings to be “the result of popular hysterical fear of the Devil,” the resolution noted that “more civilized laws” had superseded those under which the accused had been tried. It did not, however, include by name all those who had suffered, and it was not until 1992 that the omissions were rectified in a further resolution of the court. It had taken exactly three hundred years for the state to acknowledge its responsibility for all those who died.This was the long-delayed end of a story whose beginnings lay in the woods that surrounded the village of Salem when, in 1692, a number of young girls were discovered, with a West Indian slave called Tituba, dancing and playing at conjuring. To deflect punishment from themselves they accused others, and those who listened, themselves insecure in their authority, acquiesced, partly because it served their interests to do so and partly because they inhabited a world in which witchcraft formed a part of their cosmology. Their universe was absolute, lacking in ambivalence. There was only one text to consult, and that text reserved only one fate for witches.Why should it have taken so long to acknowledge error? More significantly, why offer apology at all for an event so long in the past? Perhaps because the needs of justice and the necessity for sustaining the authority of the court have not always been coincident and because there will always be those who defend the latter, believing that by doing so they sustain the possibility of the former. Perhaps because there are those who believe that authority is all of a piece and that to challenge it anywhere is to threaten it everywhere.It was not the first such apology. In 1711 the governor of Massachusetts, acting on behalf of the general court of the province, set his hand to a reversal of attainder that offered restitution for this miscarriage of justice. In particular he granted one hundred and fifty pounds damages to John and Elizabeth Proctor. Elizabeth had survived, by virtue of the child she carried. Her husband was not so lucky; he was executed on August 19, 1692. His accusers were young girls, barely on the verge of puberty. Perversely, damages were paid not only to the victims but also to such people as William Good, who was his wife’s accuser, and Abigail Hobbs, a “confessed witch” who became a hostile witness. The affair, it seemed, was to be treated as a general calamity from which all suffered and in which the state was essentially innocent. Indeed the incident was ascribed to “The Influence and Energy of the Evil Spirits so great at that time,” a time that, despite the declared purpose of the document, was described as being “Infested with a horrible Witchcraft.”Arthur Miller first encountered the story of Salem and its witches while a student at the University of Michigan. It stayed in his mind, but only as one of those mysterious incidents from a past separated from us by more than time: “It never occurred to me that I would ever deal with it ... because I had never formulated an aesthetic idea of this tragedy.” Then, in 1949, he came upon a new book about the trials, by Marion Starkey, called The Devil in Massachusetts.Not the least fascinating aspect of the book lay in the fact that the author recognized the dramatic potential of the events. Claiming to have tried to “uncover the classic dramatic form of the story itself” Starkey insisted that “here is real Greek tragedy,” with “a beginning, a middle and an end.” Interestingly, in the notebook Arthur Miller started at this time, he noted that “It must be ‘tragic’” and, when The Crucible opened in New York, in 1953, he remarked, “Salem is one of the few dramas in history with a beginning, a middle and an end.”Starkey recognized, too, a truth that has always lain at the center of Miller’s own approach to theater and the public world it shadows:The human reality of what happens to millions is only for God to grasp; but what happens to individuals is another matter and within the range of mortal understanding. The Salem story has the virtue of being a highly individualized affair. Witches in the abstract were not hanged in Salem; but one by one were brought to the gallows such diverse personalities as a decent grandmother grown too hard of hearing to understand a crucial question from the jurors, a rakish, pipe-smoking female tramp, a plain farmer who thought only to save his wife from molestation, a lame old man whose toothless gums did not deny expression to a very salty vocabulary.... And after you have studied their lives faithfully, a remarkable thing happens; you discover that if you really know the few, you are on your way to understanding the millions. By grasping the local, the parochial even, it is possible to make a beginning at understanding the universal.Starkey also acknowledged the wider implications of Salem, implications Miller would choose to amplify. For the witch hunt was scarcely a product only of the distant past. “It has been revived,” Starkey insisted, “on a colossal scale by replacing the medieval idea of malefic witchcraft by a pseudo-scientific concept like ‘race,’ ‘nationality’ and by substituting for theological dissension a whole complex of warring ideologies. Accordingly the story of 1692 is of far more than antiquarian interest; it is an allegory of our times.”It was as an allegory of our times that Miller seized upon it, and though it was to be the McCarthyite witch-hunts of the House Un-American Activities Committee that seemed to offer the most direct parallel, he, like Starkey, recognized other parallels, in a war then only four years behind them, for the Nazis, too, had their demons and deployed a systematic pseudo-science to identify those they regarded as tainted and impure.But for the moment it was the domestic danger that commanded Miller’s imagination. It was “the maturation of the hysteria at the time which pulled the trigger; without the latter I’d never have launched.” As he remarked at the time, to his friend and colleague Elia Kazan, director of All My Sons and Death of a Salesman, the Salem trials offered a persuasive parallel: “It’s all here... every scene.” And certainly Miller’s own account suggests that what had once struck him as an impenetrable mystery had now begun to make psychological and social sense. As he has explained in his autobiography,At first I rejected the idea of a play on the subject.... But gradually, over weeks, a living connection between myself and Salem, and between Salem and Washington, was made in my mind—for whatever else they might be, I saw that the hearings in Washington were profoundly and even avowedly ritualistic. ... The main point of the hearings, precisely as in seventeenth-century Salem, was that the accused make public confession, damn his confederates as well as his Devil master, and guarantee his sterling new allegiance by breaking disgusting old vows-whereupon he was let loose to rejoin the society of extremely decent people. In other words, the same spiritual nugget lay folded within both procedures-an act of contrition done not in solemn privacy but out in the public air.Molly Kazan objected, feeling that the parallel was a false one, since witches manifestly did not exist, but Communists did. It was an objection later echoed by others, but not one accepted by Miller. For, as he has pointed out, not only was Tituba in all probability practicing voodoo on that night in 1692, but witchcraft was accepted as a fact by virtually every secular and religious authority. To that end he quotes the eighteenth-century British jurist Sir William Blackstone as insisting that it “is a truth to which every nation in the world hath in its turn borne testimony,” and John Wesley, founder of Methodism, as stating, “The giving up of witchcraft is, in effect, giving up the Bible.” Indeed, by the end of the seventeenth century an estimated two hundred thousand people worldwide had been executed as witches. The question is not the reality of witches but the power of authority to define the nature of the real, and the desire, on the part of individuals and the state, to identify those whose purging will relieve a sense of anxiety and guilt. What lay behind the procedures of both witch trial and political hearing was a familiar American need to assert a recoverable innocence even if the only guarantee of such innocence lay in the displacement of guilt onto others. To sustain the integrity of their own names, the accused were invited to offer the names of others, even though to do so would be to make them complicit in procedures they despised and hence to damage their sense of themselves. And here is the root of a theme that connects virtually all of Miller’s plays: betrayal, of the self no less than of others.Nor was the parallel a product of Miller’s fanciful imagination. In 1948 Congressman George A. Dondero, in the House debate on the Mundt-Nixon bill, to “protect the United States against Un-American and subversive activities,” observed that “the world is dividing into two camps, freedom versus Communism, Christian civilization versus paganism.” More directly Judge Irving Kaufman, who presided over the Rosenberg espionage trial in 1951, accused those before him of “diabolical conspiracy” and “denial of God.” Interestingly, on the night the Rosenbergs were executed, the cast and audience of The Crucible stood in silence as a gesture of respect.The past had attractions for Miller because a rational analysis and dramatic presentation of the political realities of early-fifties America presented problems. He has said,The reason I think that I moved in that direction was that it was simply impossible any longer to discuss what was happening to us in contemporary terms. There had to be some distance, given the phenomena. We were all going slightly crazy trying to be honest and trying to see straight and trying to be safe. Sometimes there are conflicts in these three urges. I had known this story since my college years and I’d never understood why it was so attractive to me. Now it suddenly made sense. It seemed to me that the hysteria in Salem had a certain inner procedure or several which we were duplicating once again, and that perhaps by revealing the nature of that procedure some light could be thrown on what we were doing to ourselves. And that’s how that play came to be.The hostility of the Kazans toward the project came from Elia Kazan’s decision to be a cooperative witness before the Committee and thus to identify by name those who, in his judgment, had been members of the Communist party in the 1930s. By a strange irony Miller was returning from Salem, where he had been researching the play, when he heard on his car radio news of Kazan’s testimony before the Committee. Kazan had offered names: Harry Elion, John Bonn, Alice Evans, Anne Howe. He was the first of a number of Miller’s colleagues and friends to capitulate to the Committee’s demands and blandishments. The following month Miller’s role model, the radical playwright Clifford Odets, also named names; in June of the following year, six months after The Crucible opened, so did Lee J. Cobb, who originated the role of Willy Loman on Broadway. They did so partly out of fear for their careers—uncooperative witnesses would almost inevitably find themselves dismissed from their jobs-and partly because they genuinely felt guilty about the naïveté of their earlier commitments. The Committee thus offered what religion offers: the opportunity for confession and the grace of redemption.The irony lay not only in the fact that in doing so they replicated the processes of the 1692 trials, where the children cried out against Sarah Good, Bridget Bishop, George Jacobs, Martha Bellows, Alice Barrow, but that in Miller’s plays there usually comes a moment when the central character cries out his own name, determined to invest it with meaning and integrity. Almost invariably this moment occurs when he is on the point of betraying himself and others. A climactic scene in The Crucible comes when John Proctor, on the point of trading his integrity for his life, finally refuses to pay the price, which is to offer the names of others to buy his life. “I like not to spoil their names. ... I speak my own sins; I cannot judge another. I have no tongue for it.” He thus recovers his own name by refusing to name others: “... now I do think I see some shred of goodness in John Proctor.” Three years later, Miller himself was called before the Committee. His reply, when asked to betray others, was a virtual paraphrase of the one offered by Proctor. He announced, “I am trying to, and I will, protect my sense of myself. I could not use the name of another person and bring trouble on him.” Asked to comment on this, thirty years later, he replied, “Well, there’s only one thing to say to them. You don’t have much choice.” Salem in 1692 was in turmoil. The Royal Charter had been revoked. Original land titles had been canceled and others not yet secured. Neighbor accordingly looked on neighbor with some suspicion, for fear that land might be reassigned. It was also a community riven with schisms, which centered on the person of the Reverend Parris, whose materialism and self-concern were more than many could stomach, including a landowner and inn-keeper called John Proctor.Miller observed in his notebook, “It is Shakespearean. Parties and counter-parties. There must be a counter-party. Proctor and others.” John Proctor quickly emerged as the center of the story Miller wished to tell, though not of the trials, where he was one among many. But to Miller, as he wrote in the notebook, “It has got to be basically Proctor’s story. The important thing-the process whereby a man, feeling guilt for A, sees himself as guilty of B and thus belies himself,—accommodates his credo to believe in what he knows is not true.” Before this could become a tragedy for the community it had to be a tragedy for an individual : “A difficulty. This hanging must be ‘tragic‘-i.e. must [be] result of an opportunity not grasped when it should have been, due to ‘flaw.’ ”That flaw, as so often in Miller’s work, was to be sexual, not least because there seemed a sexual flavor to the language of those who confessed to possession by the devil and who were accused of dancing naked in a community in which both dancing and nakedness were themselves seen as signs of corruption. But that hardly seemed possible when Abigail Williams and John Proctor, who were to become the central characters in Miller’s drama, were eleven and sixty, respectively. Accordingly, at Miller’s bidding she becomes seventeen and he thirty-five, and so they begin to move toward each other, the gap narrowing until a sexual flame is lit. Elizabeth Proctor, who had managed an inn, now becomes a solitary farmer’s wife, cut off from communion not only with her errant husband, who has strayed from her side, but also in some degree from the society of Salem.Other changes are made. Giles Corey, a cantankerous old man who carelessly damns his wife by commenting on her fondness for books, was killed, pressed to death by stones, on September 19, 1692, a month after Proctor’s death. Miller brings that death forward so that it can prove exemplary. By the same token John Hale’s growing conversion to skepticism did not come to its climax with Proctor’s death, but only later, when his own wife was accused. The event is advanced in order to keep Proctor as the focus. At the same time the playwright resisted an aspect of the story that would have damaged the parallel to fifties America, though it would have struck a chord with people in many other countries who were later to seize on The Crucible as an account of their own situation. For the fact is that John Proctor’s son was tortured. Proctor wrote in a petition, “My son William Proctor, when he was examin’d, because he would not confess that he was Guilty, when he was Innocent, they tied him Neck and Heels till the Blood gushed out of his Nose.” The effect on the play of including this detail would have been to transform Proctor’s motivation and diminish the significance of the sexual guilt that disables him.Historically, John Proctor did not immediately intervene on learning of the trials and does not do so in the play. The historical account offers no explanation. In the notebooks Miller searched for one: “Proctor—guilt stays his hand (against what action?).” The guilt derives from his adultery; the action becomes his decision to expose Abigail.In his original plan Miller toyed with making Proctor a leader of the anti-Parris faction, who backtracks on that role and equivocates in his dealings with Hale. He toyed, too, with the notion that Proctor should half wish his wife dead. He abandoned both ideas. If Proctor emerges as a leader, it is inadvertently as he fights to defend the wife he has wronged and whose life he has placed in jeopardy because of his affair with Abigail.What is at stake in The Crucible is the survival of Salem-which is to say, the survival of a sense of community. On a literal level the village ceased to operate. The trials took precedence over all other activities. They took the farmer from his field and his wife from the milk shed. In the screenplay for the film version Miller has the camera observe the depredations of the countryside: unharvested crops, untended animals, houses in disrepair. But, more fundamentally than this, Miller is concerned with the breaking of the social contract that binds a community together, as love and mutual respect bind individuals. What took him to Salem was not, finally, an obsession with McCarthyism nor even a concern with a bizarre and, at the time, obscure historical incident, but a fascination with “the most common experience of humanity, the shifts of interest that turned loving husbands and wives into stony enemies, loving parents into indifferent supervisors or even exploiters of their children ... what they called the breaking of charity with one another.” There was evidence for all of these in seventeenth-century Salem but, as Miller implies, the breaking of charity was scarcely restricted to a small New England settlement in a time distant from our own. For him the parallel between Salem in 1692 and America in 1953 was clear:People were being torn apart, their loyalty to one another crushed and ... common human decency was going down the drain. It’s indescribable, really, because you’d get the feeling that nothing was going to be sacred anymore. The situations were so exact it was quite amazing. The ritual was the same. What they were demanding of Proctor was that he expose this conspiracy of witches whose aim was to bring down the rule of the Church, of Christianity. If he gave them a couple of names he could go home. And if he didn’t he was going to hang for it. It was quite the same excepting we weren’t hanged, but the ritual was exactly the same. You told them anyone you knew had been a left-winger or a Communist and you went home. But I wasn’t going to do that.Neither was John Proctor.One dictionary definition of a crucible is a place of extreme heat, “a severe test.” John Proctor and the others summoned before the court in Salem discovered the meaning of that. Yet such tests, less formal, less judicial, less public, are the small change of daily life. Betrayal, denial, rash judgment, self-justification are remote neither in time nor place.The Crucible, then, is not finally concerned with reanimating history or even merely with implying contemporary analogies for past crimes. It is Arthur Miller’s most frequently produced play not, I think, because it addresses affairs of state nor even because it offers us the tragic sight of a man who dies to save his conception of himself and the world, but because audiences understand all too well that the breaking of charity is no less a truth of their own lives than it is an account of historical process.There is, thus, more than one mystery here. Beyond the question of witchcraft lies the more fundamental question of human nature, for which betrayal seems an ever-present possibility. The Crucible reminds us how fragile is our grasp on those shared values that are the foundation of any society. It is a play written not only at a time when America seemed to sanction the abandonment of the normal decencies and legalities of civilized life but in the shadow of a still greater darkness, for Miller has acknowledged that the fact of the Holocaust was in his mind, as it had been in the mind of Marion Starkey.What replaces the sense of natural community in The Crucible, as perhaps in Nazi Germany and, on a different scale, 1950s America, is a sense of participating in a ritual, of conformity to a ruling orthodoxy and hence a hostility to those who threaten it. The purity of one’s religious principles is confirmed by collaborating, at least by proxy, in the punishment of those who reject them. Racial identity is reinforced by eliminating those who might “contaminate” it, as one’s Americanness is underscored by identifying those who could be said to be un-American. In the film version of his play, Miller, free now to expand and deepen the social context of the drama, chose to emphasize the illusory sense of community: “The CROWD’s urging rises to angry crescendo. HANGMAN pulls a crude lever and the trap drops and the two fall. THE CROWD is delirious with joyful, gratifying unity.”Alexis de Tocqueville identified the pressure toward conformity even in the early years of the Republic. It was a pressure acknowledged equally by Hawthorne, Melville, Emerson, and Thoreau. When Sinclair Lewis’s Babbitt abandons his momentary rebellion to return to his conformist society, he is described as being “almost tearful with joy.” Miller’s alarm, then, is not his alone, nor is his sense of the potentially tyrannical power of shared myths that appear to offer absolution to those who accept them. If his faith in individual conscience as a corrective is also not unique, it is, perhaps, harder to sustain in the second half of a century that has seen collective myths exercising a coercive power, in America and Europe. Read more

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The Fifth Elephant

Pdf Arts The Fifth Elephant

Pdf:The Fifth Elephant.Sam Vines is a man on the run. Yesterday he was a duke, a chief of police, and ambassador to the mysterious, fat-rich country of Uberwald. Now he has nothing but his native wit and the gloomy trousers of Uncle Vanya. And if he can't make it through the forest to civilization, there's going to be a terrible war. But there are monsters on his trail. They're werewolves - and they're catching up. Sam Vines is out of time and already out of breath...

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Air Fryer Cookbook: 250 Everyday Vegan Recipes

Pdf Arts Air Fryer Cookbook: 250 Everyday Vegan Recipes

Pdf:Air Fryer Cookbook: 250 Everyday Vegan Recipes.Forget about greasy meals, about fat ingredients!If you decided to become a vegan, you should probably find a healthier way to cook your dishes!Air fryers cook your meals using rapid air technology. This means that you can cook, steam, bake everything in such a healthy way!In this cookbook, we collected over 250 vegan recipes for breakfast, lunch, snacks, mains and desserts that you can cook in Air Fryer.Check out some of the recipes you are about to discover:Tomatoes Breakfast SaladPotato StewIndian ChickpeasEggplant StewCranberry Coconut QuinoaEasy Portobello MushroomsCauliflower CrackersChard Party SpreadEasy Cocoa PuddingSweet Cauliflower Rice...and moreGet your copy today!

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Romeo and Juliet: Arkangel Shakespeare

Pdf Arts Romeo and Juliet: Arkangel Shakespeare

Pdf:Romeo and Juliet: Arkangel Shakespeare.In the world's most celebrated and lyrical love story, the sublime devotion of two young lovers transcends their earthly fate. The noble Veronese houses of Montague and Capulet are locked in a bitter feud. When Romeo (a Montague) and Juliet (a Capulet) fall in love, they are swept up in a series of violent events and cruel twists of fortune. Despite the passion and innocence of their love, they fall victim to the enmity between their families, and their story ends in tragedy. In this production, Romeo is played by Joseph Fiennes and Juliet by Maria Miles. Elizabeth Spriggs is the Nurse.

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The Art Of Dramatic Writing: Its Basis in the Creative Interpretation of Human Motives

Pdf Arts The Art Of Dramatic Writing: Its Basis in the Creative Interpretation of Human Motives

Pdf:The Art Of Dramatic Writing: Its Basis in the Creative Interpretation of Human Motives.Amazon.com Review For many years, Lajos Egri's highly opinionated but very enjoyable The Art of Dramatic Writing has been a well-guarded secret of playwrights, scriptwriters, and writers for television. Unlike many other books on playwrighting (several of which Egri criticizes during the course of this one), the author's systematic breakdown of the essentials for creating successful realistic plays and screenplays effectively demystifies the process of creative writing. Egri, who formulated his thoughts about 'a well-made play' during its heyday (the 1940s and '50s), places a premium on an exhaustive analysis of characters and discussion of their psychological motivations. The writer is exhorted to find a premise to explore and to discover which characters will most effectively demonstrate this thesis, then is shown how most effectively to place them into conflict with each other. Conflict itself is also discussed, particularly how to create scenarios in which the crisis develops at a pace that feels unforced and natural. While Egri's view of the well-made play has little space for either the spare musings of Beckett and Pinter or the conscious excesses of non-narrative and other experimental writing, it nonetheless remains an essential text for writers drawn to realistic drama, and to any writer interested in the fundamental motivations of human behavior. --John Longenbaugh Read more Review Moss Hart I found Lajos Egri's book enormously interesting -- one of the best I have ever read. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The Hero's 2 Journeys

Pdf Arts The Hero's 2 Journeys

Pdf:The Hero's 2 Journeys.Make your story the best it can be on two levels. Hear each superstar teacher present his unique approach to story telling. The "Outer Journey" is the essential structural principles driving every successful plot. Each brings years of practical experience and extensive research to story structure, character arc, and how to give your story greater commercial appeal. Full of specific examples. The "Inner Journey" is the deeper storyline that makes a story truly great. Hauge's view: The Hero moves from hiding within a protective identity to experiencing his or her true essence. Vogler's view: The Hero's inner need is invisible at first, but is revealed to the Hero by the end of the story. Full of specific examples. This is ideal listening for all writers (including screenwriters, novelists, and playwrights), actors, filmmakers, studio executives, game designers and developers, storytellers, and anyone with a passion for movies and stories.

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The Mousetrap

Pdf Arts The Mousetrap

Pdf:The Mousetrap.A group of strangers is stranded in a boarding house during a snow storm, one of whom is a murderer. The suspects include the newly married couple who run the house, and the suspicions in their minds nearly wreck their perfect marriage. Others are a spinster with a curious background, an architect who seems better equipped to be a chef, a retired Army major, a strange little man who claims his car has overturned in a drift, and a jurist who makes life miserable for everyone. Into their midst com

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Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Pdf Arts Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Pdf:Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?.Review “Albee can…be placed high among the important dramatists of the contemporary world theatre.”—New York Post“An irreplaceable experience…A crucial event in the birth of contemporary American theatre.”—Village Voice Read more About the Author Edward Albee, the American dramatist, was born in 1928. He has written and directed some of the best plays in contemporary American theatre and three of his plays: A Delicate Balance, Seascape and Three Tall Women have received Pulitzer Prizes. His most famous play, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? won the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play. His other plays include The Zoo Story, The Death of Bessie Smith, The Sandbox, The American Dream, Tiny Alice, All Over, Listening, The Lady from Dubuque, The Man Who Had Three Arms, Finding the Sun, Fragments, Marriage Play and The Lorca Play. Read more

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How to Get Dressed: A Costume Designer's Secrets for Making Your Clothes Look, Fit, and Feel Amazing

Pdf Arts How to Get Dressed: A Costume Designer's Secrets for Making Your Clothes Look, Fit, and Feel Amazing

Pdf:How to Get Dressed: A Costume Designer's Secrets for Making Your Clothes Look, Fit, and Feel Amazing.Review A New York Times Best Seller'Professional costume designer Freer spills all her secrets for transforming your closet into a truly functional wardrobe. Her tips tackle clothing fitting issues, closet organization, undergarment truths, brilliant thrifting tips, and more. For someone looking to overhaul their closet, this is not a book to miss.'--Bustle'Freer has quite a few styling tricks up her sleeve, and now it’s easier for everyone to gain access to her straight-forward advice for cheap. Her new book How To Get Dressed gets to the nitty-gritty of revamping your wardrobe.'--Huffington Post'[Freer is] refreshingly down-to-earth in her first book, which is packed full of helpful tips for building and maintaining a stylish wardrobe . . . for those looking for a comprehensive and highly readable clothes-care book, this is the one.'--Publishers Weekly“Alison really nails the basics of good style while allowing room for readers to inject their own personality into a look. Most of all, her writing constantly reminds me of what fashion is really supposed to be: fun for everyone.” --Jane Pratt, founder of xoJane.com  'Years in the trenches of Hollywood have made Alison Freer an authority on every single clothing problem that could befall a person. As a result, this book is crammed full of wardrobe tricks that really work and is a truly indispensable guide to getting dressed.' --Nancy Jo Sales, Author of The Bling Ring and contributing editor at Vanity Fair'Not everyone can have two maids at her beck and call. Alison is right about many things, but mainly this: ironing really is for mere mortal humans. Her purrrfect fashion advice will have you looking your very best (but not better than moi!). Two paws up, dahhhlings!'--Ashley Tschudin, Official Voice of Choupette Lagerfeld, @ChoupettesDiary Read more About the Author ALISON FREER is a costume designer from Texas living and working in Hollywood. With more than 150 TV shows, films, commercials, and music videos under her belt, she has reams of hard-won, practical wardrobe expertise at her fingertips. Alison is also the clothes editor at xoJane.com, where her unique take on how to solve common fashion and style conundrums has won her a dedicated following. Alison is also a contributing editor to Racked.com, in addition to hosting TLC's A Makeover Story during its fifth season. She also appeared on Melissa River's TV Candy on the TV Guide network as the show's resident style expert. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The Idea: The Seven Elements of a Viable Story for Screen, Stage or Fiction

Pdf Arts The Idea: The Seven Elements of a Viable Story for Screen, Stage or Fiction

Pdf:The Idea: The Seven Elements of a Viable Story for Screen, Stage or Fiction.Review 'Before starting any project, every film or TV writer, whether new or experienced, should read this book. When Erik sent it to me, I was just  beginning a new script. This book showed me problems with the idea I didn't know I had. Better yet, it showed me how to find solutions.'- Graham Yost, Screenwriter/Executive Producer/Showrunner - Justified, The Americans, Speed 'Don't write a word of your next screenplay or novel, and don't dive into any other books - including mine - until you've read Erik Bork's The Idea. His simple, essential insights will spare you the pain of spending months or years on your project, only to learn that your concept was doomed from the start. Instead, apply his 7 Elements and guarantee your story goes to the top of every reader's RECOMMEND list.' - Michael Hauge, Author - Writing Screenplays That Sell; Selling Your Story in 60 Seconds; Storytelling Made Easy'Having read over 60,000 screenplays in a twenty-year career, I've learned that most scripts are fatally flawed at the idea stage. Too bad the screenwriter didn't figure it out before investing six months in a screenplay that will never work. Emmy-winning screenwriter Erik Bork also recognizes this problem and solves it with a different kind of P-R-O-B-L-E-M, a clever and insightful way for writers to analyze and diagnose their story ideas. This quick and fun book examines the dramatic principles that create a strong idea and is certain to save writers a lot of time and effort.'     - Christopher Lockhart, Story Editor - William Morris Endeavor Agency  Read more About the Author Erik Bork won two Emmy Awards and two Golden Globe Awards for his work as a writer-producer on the HBO miniseries Band of Brothers and From the Earth to the Moon, for executive producer Tom Hanks (and Steven Spielberg, on Band of Brothers). Erik has sold original series pitches to the broadcast networks, worked on the writing staff of primetime drama series, and written feature screenplays for Universal, HBO, TNT, and Playtone. He teaches for UCLA Extension's Writers' Program, and National University's MFA Program in Professional Screenwriting. He has also been called one of the 'Top Ten Most Influential Screenwriting Bloggers' for his website, Flyingwrestler.com, and offers consulting and coaching to writers at all levels. His book The Idea: The 7 Elements of a Viable Story for Screen, Stage or Fiction was released in September 2018. Twitter: @flyingwrestler Read more

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Applied Anatomy of Aerial Arts: An Illustrated Guide to Strength, Flexibility, Training, and Injury Prevention

Pdf Arts Applied Anatomy of Aerial Arts: An Illustrated Guide to Strength, Flexibility, Training, and Injury Prevention

Pdf:Applied Anatomy of Aerial Arts: An Illustrated Guide to Strength, Flexibility, Training, and Injury Prevention.Review “This book is a great resource for aerial instructors and students. Being able to visualize and pinpoint the specific muscles used in a skill will help demystify how aerial tricks work and how they affect the practitioner’s body.”—Elsie Smith, cofounder of NECCA and Nimble Arts Aerial Teacher Trainings“I’ve noticed through the years I’ve known Emily Scherb that in addition to being extraordinarily knowledgeable and generous, she is consistently curious, questing for a more complete model of human anatomy and movement. Applied Anatomy of Aerial Arts is a compendium of information pertinent to your body and to circus. Though thorough and detailed, it reads like a page-turner. It is filled with arcane knowledge from the most forward-thinking in the sports medical community, and every page yields discoveries. Through her practice she has enabled countless circus artists to continue to do what they love. With this book, she extends the performing life of an entire community of professionals.” —Terry Crane, cofounder and artistic director of Acrobatic Conundrum “This is the anatomy book for aerial we’ve all been waiting for! With clear explanations alongside expert photographs, all the aerial classics are demystified. Dr. Scherb covers everything from beginning hangs to advanced poses. Relate anatomy to your aerial practice with the help of the examples, including what not to do.  Many injuries are going to be prevented by getting this book in the hands of every aerial student and teacher.” —Rebekah Leach, author of The Aerial Dance Manual Series and founder of Born to Fly Productions “Scherb has a gift for explaining complex physical actions in ways that anyone can understand. This book belongs in the library of every aerial studio. Even if you think you understand functional anatomy, this book will help students execute those skills correctly and safely.” —Beverly Sobelman, founder and executive director, Versatile Arts, director of the American Circus Educators Safety Program Read more About the Author DR. EMILY SCHERB is a physical therapist specializing in the care, treatment, and education of circus performers. The owner of Pure Motion Physical Therapy in Seattle, WA, she is also the Resident Physical Therapist at SANCA, a circus school, where she works with students and staff to keep their bodies healthy. Since 1992 Dr. Scherb has trained, taught, and performed aerial arts around the world; with her love of circus arts and of the circus community, she has dedicated her practice to educating performers of all levels to prevent and recover from injuries through proper movement, balanced strength, and joint motion. Dr. Scherb also lectures nationwide to educate healthcare professionals on the unique challenges of treating and understanding the needs of circus artists. She continues to train on the trapeze in her free time. Read more

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Frankenstein: The Modern Prometheus

Pdf Arts Frankenstein: The Modern Prometheus

Pdf:Frankenstein: The Modern Prometheus.Frankenstein is infused with some elements of the Gothic novel and the Romantic movement and is also considered to be one of the earliest examples of science fiction. Includes introduction and commentary by Mary Shelley. Required reading for any fan of science fiction and horror genres. A classic.

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Long Day's Journey into Night

Pdf Arts Long Day's Journey into Night

Pdf:Long Day's Journey into Night.Review 'The restoration of several previously missing lines of dialogue and stage direction likely make this the definitive edition of a 'play of old sorrow, written in tears and blood,' as O’Neill described it in dedicating it to his wife, Carlotta.'—Boston Globe'Drawing upon recent textual scholarship, the sixty-first printing of the Yale edition incorporates missing lines of dialogue accidentally dropped by O’Neill’s wife Carlotta as she retyped.'—American Literature'Attractive frontispiece. Recommended for all college and university libraries.'―Choice'No play Eugene O'Neill ever wrote speaks more eloquently to the reader. . . . Certainly no one, henceforth, will write of this other plays without remembering this, his most revealing of himself.'—Lewis Gannett, New York Herald Tribune'I think he wrote it as an act of forgiveness. Not as a pontifical forgiveness, mind you, not as absolution for the harm that had been done to him. That he was damaged by his family is only a fact now, a piece of truth to be but down out of respect of the whole truth; there is no residual rancor. He seems to be asking forgiveness for his own failure to know his father, mother, and brother well enough at a time when the need for understanding was like an upstairs cry in the night; and to be reassuring their ghosts, wherever they may be, that he knows everything awful that they have done, and loves them.'―Walter F. Kerr, New York Herald TribuneWinner of the 1957 New York Drama Critics Circle Award given by the New York Drama Critics' CircleWinner of the 1957 Pulitzer Prize in Drama'Long Day’s Journey Into Night has long since become a classic not only of the American stage, but of universal theater. And apart from its secure place in literature, the play is an invaluable key to its author’s creative evolution. It serves as the Rosetta Stone of O’Neill’s life and art.'—Barbara Gelb'Only an artist of O’Neill’s extraordinary skill and perception can draw the curtain on the secrets of his own family to make you peer into your own. Long Day’s Journey Into Night is the most remarkable achievement of one of the world’s greatest dramatists.'―Jose Quintero 'Long Day's Journey is O'Neill's last, most realized play, a grand act of mercy upon his family and his own life.'—Arthur Miller'The helplessness of family love to sustain, let alone heal, the wounds of marriage, of parenthood, and of sonship, have never been so remorselessly and so pathetically portrayed, and with a force of gesture too painful ever to be forgotten by any of us.'—Harold Bloom, from the Foreword Read more From the Back Cover 'By common consent, Long Day's Journey into Night is Eugene O'Neill's masterpiece. . . . The helplessness of family love to sustain, let alone heal, the wounds of marriage, of parenthood, and of sonship, have never been so remorselessly and so pathetically portrayed, and with a force of gesture too painful ever to be forgotten by any of us.'—Harold Bloom, from the foreword 'Only an artist of O'Neill's extraordinary skill and perception can draw the curtain on the secrets of his own family to make you peer into your own. Long Day's Journey into Night is the most remarkable achievement of one of the world's greatest dramatists.'—Jose Quintero 'The play is an invaluable key to its author's creative evolution. It serves as the Rosetta Stone of O'Neill's life and art.'—Barbara Gelb 'The definitive edition of a 'play of old sorrow, written in tears and blood,' as O'Neill described it in dedicating it to his wife, Carlotta.'—Boston Globe Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Ventriloquism Made Easy: How to Talk to Your Hand Without Looking Stupid! Second Edition

Pdf Arts Ventriloquism Made Easy: How to Talk to Your Hand Without Looking Stupid! Second Edition

Pdf:Ventriloquism Made Easy: How to Talk to Your Hand Without Looking Stupid! Second Edition.Review This is must reading for 'budding' ventriloquists. -- Robert H. Ladd, DialogueWonderful book!...the best resource book currently on the market for the aspiring ventriloquist. -- Clinton Detweiler, North American Association of VentriloquistsYou will start with very basic instructions and move through learning to talk through your nose...It's terrific. -- Rainbo Reviews Read more About the Author Paul Stadelman is a professional ventriloquist who starred on his own TV show for many years. Read more

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HOLLYWOOD WHISPERS: CELEBRITY SUPERSTAR GOSSIP: 'Odd & Unusual Stories About the Famous'

Pdf Arts HOLLYWOOD WHISPERS: CELEBRITY SUPERSTAR GOSSIP: 'Odd & Unusual Stories About the Famous'

Pdf:HOLLYWOOD WHISPERS: CELEBRITY SUPERSTAR GOSSIP: 'Odd & Unusual Stories About the Famous'.HOLLYWOOD WHISPERS - HOLLYWOOD SECRETS & HOLLYWOOD GOSSIP SCOOP are collections of interesting celebrity gossip. There is really no other way to put it except we like to know the antics, shortcomings and behavior of celebrities, and that is gossiping. We read their biographies and turn to take note when there is some new rumor about a screen idol’s romance. We go to their movies and concerts or watch them on television. After all, why should we care about a movie star marriage or famous people and their divorces? It has always been this way. Before movies, television and radio, people would gather, hundreds deep, under the balconies of royal castles in Europe to catch a glimpse of the style and color of the queen’s or a princess’s new gown. Why would the National Enquirer sell 1,100,000 copies per week, because people love to search for the famous face of their idol and a rising star on the pages? Why are most British newspapers presented in a tabloid style because celebrity bios and dirt on the superstar sells? It always has and likely always will be fascinating fodder. Smart or not and like it or not we measure our lives against theirs. Would we do the same and make the same choices? If we were the celeb with all that money and power would we throw the same tantrums or dip our toes in the drug bucket? What if you were the target of all the attention? In 2008 Wesley Snipes was sentenced to prison for three years for failing to file his federal income tax returns, and he become inmate #4355-018. Why was that interesting because every April 15th we remember that we do not want to follow in Wesley Snipes footsteps? We must file our tax returns, and he should have filed his as well. When Brad Pitt became a cheating husband breaking Jennifer Aniston’s heart and making Angelina Jolie the other woman, it held the public's attention. Why, because at one time or another we have all experienced the trifecta of life. We have been broken hearted or been the cheater or cheated upon. We probably consider our lives mundane because we are not they, but being “them” comes with burdens. Imagine if you were constantly being watched and scrutinized and some troll wanted nothing more than to click the photo of you in your birthday suit? Gossip is interesting not exclusively for the juicy details but for the personal ethics of those movie and TV celebrities who have, against all odds, achieved stardom and fame. It’s a diversion, and we a bit like peeping Toms but we are also learning more about ourselves, and where those lines in the sand must be drawn and should never be crossed.

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The Backstage Handbook: An Illustrated Almanac of Technical Information

Pdf Arts The Backstage Handbook: An Illustrated Almanac of Technical Information

Pdf:The Backstage Handbook: An Illustrated Almanac of Technical Information.First published in 1988, Backstage Handbook is one of the most widely used stagecraft textbooks in the United States, with about 10,000 copies sold every year.This handy reference book brings together under one cover an incredible variety of information useful to designers, technicians and students who work behind the scenes in theatre, film and television. Its sturdy leatherette binding will stand up to years of constant use.The third edition updates this popular reference book with new terminology and materials, and adds dozens of new illustrations of grip hardware, film lighting equipment and painting tools. Backstage Handbook includes chapters on Tools, Hardware, Materials, Electrics, Shop Math, Architecture and Theatre. There are hundreds of illustrations, tables and charts which cover everything from the stock sizes and specs of wood screws, to safe working loads for several kinds of rope, to illustrations of twenty-two types of standard lamp bases.

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The Big Dreams Beach Hotel: The funny feel good romantic comedy about best friends happy ever afters

Pdf Arts The Big Dreams Beach Hotel: The funny feel good romantic comedy about best friends happy ever afters

Pdf:The Big Dreams Beach Hotel: The funny feel good romantic comedy about best friends happy ever afters.“Utterly fabulous, completely hilarious, a pure escapist read!" Rachel’s Random ReadsWriggle your toes in the sand and feel the warm breeze on your face at the hotel that’s full of dreams…Three years after ditching her career in New York City, Rosie never thought she’d still be managing the quaint faded Victorian hotel in her seaside hometown. What’s worse, the hotel’s new owners are turning it into a copy of their Florida properties. Flamingos and all. Cultures are clashing and the hotel’s residents stand in the way of the developers’ plans. The hotel is both their home and their family.That’s going to make Rory’s job difficult when he arrives to enforce the changes. And Rosie isn’t exactly on his side, even though it’s the chance to finally restart her career. Rory might be charming, but he’s still there to evict her friends. How can she follow her dreams if it means ending everyone else’s?Fans of Jane Green The Sunshine Sisters and The Beach House, Mary Kay Andrews and Elin Hilderbrand will love this hilarious, witty and inspiring romcom about never letting go of your dreams."The happy plot is charming... very entertaining." Publisher's Weekly“Absolutely gorgeous!” Debbie Johnson, winner of the RNA's Contemporary Romantic Novel of the Year 2017"A fun, sassy writer who always makes me smile." Carole Matthews, USA Today, New York Times and Sunday Times Top 5 Bestseller"So engaging and witty." Sophie Kinsella, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Confessions of a Shopaholic“Full of enjoyment, humour and utter brilliance - 5 Stars" Ali the Dragon Slayer“Funny, charming and irresistibly sweet. I loved every minute of this and raced through from first page to last.” Jen Med’s Book Reviews“Wowzer, it’s phenomenal! Rosie is one of the best characters I’ve read this year - 10 out of 10." Paige Turner Reviews“I was buzzing through the pages – a story I HIGHLY recommend!” Mrs Mommy Booknerd“Enchanting, huggable, gigglefest – the perfect antidote for when antics in the real world are severely tragic."The Writing Garnet“A brilliant cast of eccentric and very memorable characters.” Cheryl’s M-M Reviews“A fun, fondant-sweet, dream of a plot but with a melancholic edge to tug at your heartstrings.” My Chestnut Reading Tree“Witty dialogue, engaging and relatable characters – I flew through this story in record time.” Books of All Kinds“A beautiful story – a perfect pick-me-up – such a lot of laugh-out-loud moments” BrizzleLass Books“Delightful friendships, witty writing and a sweet romance that is guaranteed to entertain.” Rae Reads

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The Empty Space: A Book About the Theatre: Deadly, Holy, Rough, Immediate

Pdf Arts The Empty Space: A Book About the Theatre: Deadly, Holy, Rough, Immediate

Pdf:The Empty Space: A Book About the Theatre: Deadly, Holy, Rough, Immediate.Amazon.com Review Peter Brook's career, beginning in the 1940s with radical productions of Shakespeare with a modern experimental sensibility and continuing to his recent work in the worlds of opera and epic theater, makes him perhaps the most influential director of the 20th century. Cofounder of the Royal Shakespeare Company and director of the International Center for Theater Research in Paris, perhaps Brook's greatest legacy will be The Empty Space. His 1968 book divides the theatrical landscape, as Brook saw it, into four different types: the Deadly Theater (the conventional theater, formulaic and unsatisfying), the Holy Theater (which seeks to rediscover ritual and drama's spiritual dimension, best expressed by the writings of Artaud and the work of director Jerzy Grotowski), the Rough Theater (a theater of the people, against pretension and full of noise and action, best typified by the Elizabethan theater), and the Immediate Theater, which Brook identifies his own career with, an attempt to discover a fluid and ever-changing style that emphasizes the joy of the theatrical experience. What differentiates Brook's writing from so many other theatrical gurus is its extraordinary clarity. His gentle illumination of the four types of theater is conversational, even chatty, and though passionately felt, it's entirely lacking in the sort of didactic bombast that flaws many similar texts. --John Longenbaugh Read more

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Color Theory for the Makeup Artist: Understanding Color and Light for Beauty and Special Effects

Pdf Arts Color Theory for the Makeup Artist: Understanding Color and Light for Beauty and Special Effects

Pdf:Color Theory for the Makeup Artist: Understanding Color and Light for Beauty and Special Effects.Review 'I had the privilege of seeing this book prior to publication as well as in the finished form. As a Make-up Artist in the film and television industry for over 30 years, I am so pleased that this is now available as an excellent resource for any artist’s education and practical work. This is a much needed work within the make-up field and will help artists raise their game. The concepts are clearly explained and illustrated with ample visual images. The application of color theory to all forms of make-up artistry is made simple, even fun, and will ignite the enthusiasm of the reader to see their craft in a whole new way… and want to start applying it immediately!'-Stan Edmonds, Department Head of Make-Up Design for Film and Television at Vancouver Film School (IATSE 891) Read more About the Author Katie Middleton is a professional make-up artist for film and television with a background in fine art, specializing in portrait and representational painting. She earned her Bachelor Degree in Fine Art from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York where she was honored with the Early Career Achievement Award in 2016. Some of her make-up credits include the film Loving, where she was nominated for a Make-up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Award in 2017; Showtime’s Homeland; AMC’s Turn: Washington’s Spies; PBS’s Mercy Street; and Mystery Science Theater 3000. Katie also studied make-up and special effects at Vancouver Film School where she received the Make-up Achievement Award. Read more

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The Pilgrim's Progress (Illustrated)

Pdf Arts The Pilgrim's Progress (Illustrated)

Pdf:The Pilgrim's Progress (Illustrated).•This e-book publication is unique which include biography and Illustrations. •A new table of contents has been included by the publisher. •This edition has been corrected for spelling and grammatical errors.

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Set Lighting Technician's Handbook

Pdf Arts Set Lighting Technician's Handbook

Pdf:Set Lighting Technician's Handbook.Review 'Harry Box's Set Lighting Technician's Handbook (Focal Press) is a gold mine of information about safety, lighting and studio procedures.' - Ron Dexter, ASC Read more From the Back Cover 'Harry has taken the mystery out of set lighting for the beginner or pro. Current and includes the most up-to-date tricks of the trade. A book written by a pro who loves and respects his craft and is selfless in sharing information.' –Mike G. Moyer, gaffer, Steel Magnolias, In the Line of Fire, Ground Hog Day 'Box’s style is reminiscent of an old buddy showing his best friend the ropes…perhaps the most easily read technical handbook to date…the broadest in scope and coverage, yet carefully covers the essential details.' –Seth Greenspan, Filmcrew Magazine The Set Lighting Technician’s Handbook is a friendly, hands-on manual covering lighting and rigging equipment, day-to-day practices and tricks of the trade essential to anyone doing motion picture lighting. The book delves into every aspect of lighting: from lighting design decisions to set protocol and teamwork; from rigging safety to equipment troubleshooting; from basic electricity to advanced electrical systems planning. Whether you’re a lamp operator, best boy, rigger, gaffer, or director of photography, this trusted, long time industry favorite covers what's important on set. New to the expanded Fourth Edition: * Expanded coverage of LED lights, lighting control networks, computer applications in lighting, advanced automated and digital lighting devices, creating effects with ellipsoidal spotlights, wet locations and GFCI protection, rigging, dimmer systems, modern battery technology, small generators and much more *Reflects all the current industry safety standards, guidelines, practices, and codes *Companion website offers exclusive content, including tables, illustrations, articles, historical information, and more. Please see http://booksite.focalpress.com/box/setlighting Harry C. Box has worked in television and motion picture production since 1989. Over the years he has done substantial work as a lighting technician, gaffer, camera operator, director of photography, and as an educator. His recent credits include network and cable television series, such as Heroes (NBC), Brothers and Sisters (ABC), and Everybody Hates Chris (CW). He has worked on major motion pictures, independent feature films, telefilms, documentaries, music videos, commercials, and industrials. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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A Complete Guide to Special Effects Makeup: Conceptual Creations by Japanese Makeup Artists

Pdf Arts A Complete Guide to Special Effects Makeup: Conceptual Creations by Japanese Makeup Artists

Pdf:A Complete Guide to Special Effects Makeup: Conceptual Creations by Japanese Makeup Artists.About the Author The 7 talented artists who have contributed to this book are Akihito, Tomonobu Iwakura, Keizo, Yuga Takahashi, Akiteru Nakada, Manabu Namikawa, and Tomu (Hyakutake). Between them they have worked on scores of TV series and movies, including Japanese productions like Casshern and Ultraman Max, and Hollywood movies including Alien vs Predator and Land of the Dead. Read more

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Make: Props and Costume Armor: Create Realistic Science Fiction & Fantasy Weapons, Armor, and Accessories

Pdf Arts Make: Props and Costume Armor: Create Realistic Science Fiction & Fantasy Weapons, Armor, and Accessories

Pdf:Make: Props and Costume Armor: Create Realistic Science Fiction & Fantasy Weapons, Armor, and Accessories.About the Author Shawn Thorsson is the founder of Thorsson & Associates Workshop. A lifelong tinkerer, he learned at a very young age that the best way to have the coolest toys is often to make them yourself. A hopeless Halloween addict and fan of all things science fiction and fantasy, Shawn's hobby of building prop and costume pieces for his own collection has long since gotten out of control. He now spends his days immersed in his workshop for countless hours turning whatever he can find into pure, concentrated awesome. Shawn and his props and armor have become a major attraction at the annual Bay Area Maker Faire. Today, his workshop regularly produces props, costumes, and set pieces for films, convention appearances, and collectors. Read more

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Improvisation at the Speed of Life: The TJ and Dave Book

Pdf Arts Improvisation at the Speed of Life: The TJ and Dave Book

Pdf:Improvisation at the Speed of Life: The TJ and Dave Book.About the Author TJ Jagodowski began improvising in the mid-1990s. He has been a member of The Second City as well as a performer and teacher at iO (formerly ImprovOlympic) and The Annoyance theaters. TV and film credits include Sonic ads, Stranger Than Fiction, The Ice Harvest, The Great and Powerful Oz, Prison Break, and Get Hard. TJ is co-founder and co-artistic director of Chicago's Mission Theater. Read more

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Stage Lighting Design (Crowood Theatre Companions)

Pdf Arts Stage Lighting Design (Crowood Theatre Companions)

Pdf:Stage Lighting Design (Crowood Theatre Companions).Review 'A firm foundation for the beginning designer to understand the true purpose of lighting design . . . and a useful addition to undergraduate theatre collections.' —Choice'Not only are the manuals attractive, they are practical, concise and free from theories.' ―Times Educational Supplement on Lighting and Sound Read more About the Author Neil Fraser spent 17 years as Head of Lighting at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, and is currently RADA's Director of Technical Training. Richard Attenborough was a British filmmaker and actor. Read more

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Foam Patterning and Construction Techniques: Turning 2D Designs into 3D Shapes

Pdf Arts Foam Patterning and Construction Techniques: Turning 2D Designs into 3D Shapes

Pdf:Foam Patterning and Construction Techniques: Turning 2D Designs into 3D Shapes.About the Author Mary McClung has designed costumes, puppets, masks, and sets for theatre, video, and television for over 17 years. As Artistic Director and craftsperson at Animax Designs, she had the opportunity to design and build for companies such as Disney, Children’s Television Workshop, and Universal Studios. McClung has also designed productions with The Dallas Children’s Theatre, The Idaho Repertory Theatre, and The Colorado Shakespeare Festival. She teaches full time at West Virginia University as Professor of Costume Design. Read more

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A Practical Handbook for the Actor

Pdf Arts A Practical Handbook for the Actor

Pdf:A Practical Handbook for the Actor.This simple and essential book about the craft of acting describes a technique developed and refined by the authors, all of them young actors, in their work with Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Mamet, actor W. H. Macy, and director Gregory Mosher. A Practical Handbook for the Actor is written for any actor who has ever experienced the frustrations of acting classes that lacked clarity and objectivity, and that failed to provide a dependable set of tools. An actor's job, the authors state, is to "find a way to live truthfully under the imaginary circumstances of the play." The ways in which an actor can attain that truth form the substance of this eloquent book.

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Color & Light: Navigating Color Mixing in the Midst of an LED Revolution, A Handbook for Lighting Designers

Pdf Arts Color & Light: Navigating Color Mixing in the Midst of an LED Revolution, A Handbook for Lighting Designers

Pdf:Color & Light: Navigating Color Mixing in the Midst of an LED Revolution, A Handbook for Lighting Designers.Review In this extraordinary book Clifton Taylor offers a clear, concise explanation of COLOR, its manifestation in nature, the old and new technologies, and, most essentially, how to think about and select color for the stage. No one can now run a credible lighting design course without this book. --Beverly Emmons, Tony Award and Drama Desk Award­ nominated lighting designerFor anyone who has to choose color in light, this book is invaluable. It offers a contemporary understanding of the effects of colored light in the theater and of where the new lighting technology shall lead us. --Jules Fisher, nine-time Tony Award winning lighting designerColor & Light is a wonderful resource for lighting designers, photographers, and visual artists. It is well laid out and easy to navigate. Clifton touches on necessary components like storytelling, communicating style, service to performers, scenery and costumes, and rendering space. This is a great educational tool for both beginning and seasoned artists and will be an asset to any designer s library. Bravo! --Howell Binkley, two-time Tony Award winning lighting designer Read more About the Author Clifton Taylor has created designs for theater, dance, and opera companies on Broadway, regionally across the United States, and in 17 countries around the world. His designs have been seen in productions by the Alvin Ailey, Martha Graham, and Paul Taylor dance companies, as well as in numerous works for the American Ballet Theatre and the ballet companies of Boston, Washington, D.C., San Francisco, and Rio de Janeiro. His international dance credits also include the Mikhailovsky Theatre (St. Petersburg, Russia), the Rambert Dance Company (London), the Ningbo Song and Dance Company (China), the Ballet de Lorraine (Nancy, France), and many others. Designs by Clifton Taylor for opera and classical music performances have been commissioned by the New York Philharmonic, the National Symphony Orchestra, Italy s Haydn Orchestra, France s Opéra de Lorraine, the Tanglewood Music Center, the Boston Pops Orchestra, the Yokohama Noh Theater, and both the Japan Society and the Japan Foundation. He is a sought-after teacher and lecturer on theatrical lighting, especially in the areas of color and light, regularly speaking at NYU and at LDI (Live Design International). He presented lectures on color at New York s Broadway Lighting Master Class for 17 years and is a former member of the Juilliard School s dance faculty. Read more

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A Dream of Passion: The Development of the Method

Pdf Arts A Dream of Passion: The Development of the Method

Pdf:A Dream of Passion: The Development of the Method.From Publishers Weekly In this short work, noted director Strasberg (1901-1982) tells how the teachings of Stanislavsky changed his life and describes his own discoveries and techniques in the art of acting. PW designated this as 'essential reading for actors, directors and students of theater.' Photos. Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc. Read more Review “The definitive source book on acting.”—Los Angeles Times   “A must for young actors—for old ones, too, for that matter.”—Paul Newman   “An exploration of the creative process that will reward all who are interested in the nature of inspiration.”—Library Journal   “An important cultural document.”—Booklist Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Draping for Apparel Design

Pdf Arts Draping for Apparel Design

Pdf:Draping for Apparel Design.From the Inside Flap The Third Edition of Draping for Apparel Design brings together Joseph-Armstrong's classic step-by-step instructions in a user-friendly two-color format. Three draping principles and techniques are presented manipulating dart excess, adding fullness, and contour draping showing how to turn two-dimensional drawings into three-dimensional garments. New and updated design projects prepare the reader with the draping techniques and creative elements needed to develop a pattern. Designers will gain essential skills that can be applied to their own designs. Read more About the Author Helen Joseph-Armstrong is a Professor of Fashion Design at the Fashion Center of the Los Angeles Trade-Technical College, USA. A teacher, designer, consultant, and author, Armstrong is a recipient of the Nisod Excellence Award from the University of Texas at Austin and a Life Time Achievement Award from the Association of Sewing and Design Professionals. Read more

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Arcadia (Faber Drama)

Pdf Arts Arcadia (Faber Drama)

Pdf:Arcadia (Faber Drama).Review “There's no doubt about it. 'Arcadia' is Tom Stoppard's richest, most ravishing comedy to date, a play of wit, intellect, language, brio and ... emotion. It's like a dream of levitation: you're instantaneously aloft, soaring, banking, doing loop-the-loops and then, when you think you're about to plummet to earth, swooping to a gentle touchdown of not easily described sweetness and sorrow.” ―Vincent Canby, The New York Times Read more From the Back Cover In a large country house in Derbyshire in April 1809 sit Lady Thomasina Coverly, aged thirteen, and her tutor, Septimus Hodge. Through the window may be seen some of the '500 acres inclusive of lake' where Capability Brown's idealized landscape is about to give way to the 'picturesque' Gothic style: 'everything but vampires', as the garden historian Hannah Jarvis remarks to Bernard Nightingale when they stand in the same room 180 years later.Bernard has arrived to uncover the scandal which is said to have taken place when Lord Byron stayed at Sidley Park.Tom Stoppard's absorbing play takes us back and forth between the centuries and explores the nature of truth and time, the difference between the Classical and the Romantic temperament, and the disruptive influence of sex on our orbits in life -- 'the attraction which Newton left out'. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Character Costume Figure Drawing, Second Edition: Step-by-Step Drawing Methods for Theatre Costume Designers

Pdf Arts Character Costume Figure Drawing, Second Edition: Step-by-Step Drawing Methods for Theatre Costume Designers

Pdf:Character Costume Figure Drawing, Second Edition: Step-by-Step Drawing Methods for Theatre Costume Designers.Review 'At present, I know of no other books that address this important aspect of costume design. I am particularly pleased that the author addresses CHARACTER so heavily in her presentation of material. This is, after all, what plays are about.'--Madeline Ann Kozlowski, Emmy Award winning Costume Designer and Professor of Costume Design'Not only are there body types, movement and mediums. It covers fabrics and works in a way my students can understand as well as use. The artwork is lush! A must for any design teacher.'--Barbara Sack, Professor of Costume Design Read more

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The Prop Effects Guidebook: Lights, Motion, Sound, and Magic

Pdf Arts The Prop Effects Guidebook: Lights, Motion, Sound, and Magic

Pdf:The Prop Effects Guidebook: Lights, Motion, Sound, and Magic.About the Author Eric Hart is the props master for Triad Stage in North Carolina. He is the author of The Prop Building Guidebook: For Theatre, Film, and TV, also published by Routledge. Eric has built props for numerous theatres on and off Broadway and throughout the United States. He has worked with some of America's top actors, directors, and designers at the Santa Fe Opera, the Actors Theatre of Louisville, and the Public Theater. Eric has also constructed props for display and exhibition including the holiday window displays at several major New York City retail stores. Read more

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Seven Pillars Acting: A Comprehensive Technique for the Modern Actor

Pdf Arts Seven Pillars Acting: A Comprehensive Technique for the Modern Actor

Pdf:Seven Pillars Acting: A Comprehensive Technique for the Modern Actor.Review 'This is a practical handbook for solving acting problems. It's not just for entry level actors; it's helpful no matter what your experience is. Seven Pillars Acting was helpful to me.'Mike Starr, over 200 film/tv credits, including Goodfellas'Seven Pillars Acting is comprehensive outline to the craft of acting. Its progression of exercises integrate many different approaches to acting, creating a step-by-step guide from listening and simple presence to camera-ready performance. Sonya Cooke‘s writing is very clear as she describes in detail the many elements an actor can use to make his work both truthful and dependable.' ―Stephen Wangh, author of An Acrobat of the Heart and The Heart of Teaching Read more About the Author Sonya Cooke is the creator of Seven Pillars Acting, with branches in Southern California, the Actor’s Studio of Orange County and Seven Pillars Acting Studio in Los Angeles. She started her teaching career by coaching actors in New York in 2008 and launched a blog on acting technique. In addition, she has worked with many institutions all over the country as a teacher, curriculum writer, and program developer; these include the Relativity School in Los Angeles, University of California at Irvine, the Guthrie Theatre, San Francisco Shakespeare Festival, and more. She coaches privately in Los Angeles and Orange County as well as internationally through Skype. Sonya designs the Seven Pillars Acting curriculum, trains and certifies instructors, and is the master teacher at both schools.Sonya Cooke is a working actress and director in Los Angeles. Originally from Texas, she has acted in TV, film, New York and regional theatre, as well as commercials, print, and voice-over media. Career highlights include Louie by Louie C.K., creating devised theatre at the Guthrie, and playing the title role in feature film, Lily Grace. She earned degrees from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and UC Irvine’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts. She is passionate about acting technique and loves helping her students discover their talents. Read more

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The Complete Phantom of the Opera

Pdf Arts The Complete Phantom of the Opera

Pdf:The Complete Phantom of the Opera.From School Library Journal YA A lavishly illustrated book that surveys the background and theatrical treatments of the Phantom story. Perry has included a discussion of the Paris Opera building, the 1911 novel by Gas ton Leroux, the films, and Andrew Lloyd Webber's current stage hit (which comprises two-thirds of the book). The entire libretto, but none of the score, is included. The composer, cast, and production staff appear in text and pictures. There are some fascinat ing behind-the-scenes tidbits about makeup, costuming, and stagecraft techniques. Reasons for certain pre- production decisions are discussed by Lloyd Webber, Hal Prince, and others in positions of artistic direction. Many color photographs show the production itself. This book will be enjoyed by teenagers who love the theater from ei ther side of the proscenium. Rita G. Keeler, St. John's School, HoustonCopyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc. Read more From Library Journal Based on Gaston Leroux's potboiler of the same name, Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical The Phantom of the Opera is a solid hit in London and a box-office success in New York. Perry's volume, which serves essentially as a souvenir of the stage production, includes the musical's libretto, a fascinating account of the show's genesis, and spectacular color photographs and drawings. Introductory material covers the Paris Opera House, Leroux, the original novel, and its various film versions. The book's plum is the show's libretto, which, even devoid of its evocative score, is the finest adaptation to date of Leroux's original idea. A memento of a highly creative musical; for theater buffs. Eric W. Johnson, Univ. of Bridgeport Lib., Ct.Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc. Read more

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A Complete Guide to Special Effects Makeup - Volume 2: Introduction to Dark Fantasy and Zombie Makeups

Pdf Arts A Complete Guide to Special Effects Makeup - Volume 2: Introduction to Dark Fantasy and Zombie Makeups

Pdf:A Complete Guide to Special Effects Makeup - Volume 2: Introduction to Dark Fantasy and Zombie Makeups.About the Author The 7 talented artists who have contributed to this book are Akihito, Tomonobu Iwakura, Keizo, Yuga Takahashi, Akiteru Nakada, Manabu Namikawa, and Tomu (Hyakutake). Between them they have worked on scores of TV series and movies, including Japanese productions like Casshern and Ultraman Max, and Hollywood movies including Alien vs Predator and Land of the Dead. Read more

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HOLLYWOOD SECRETS: CELEBRITY SUPERSTAR GOSSIP: 'The Famous Can be Strange'

Pdf Arts HOLLYWOOD SECRETS: CELEBRITY SUPERSTAR GOSSIP: 'The Famous Can be Strange'

Pdf:HOLLYWOOD SECRETS: CELEBRITY SUPERSTAR GOSSIP: 'The Famous Can be Strange'.HOLLYWOOD SECRETS - HOLLYWOOD WHISPER & HOLLYWOOD GOSSIP SCOOP are collections of interesting celebrity gossip. There is really no other way to put it except we like to know the antics, shortcomings and behavior of celebrities, and that is gossiping. We read their biographies and turn to take note when there is some new rumor about a screen idol’s romance. We go to their movies and concerts or watch them on television. After all, why should we care about a movie star marriage or famous people and their divorces? It has always been this way. Before movies, television and radio, people would gather, hundreds deep, under the balconies of royal castles in Europe to catch a glimpse of the style and color of the queen’s or a princess’s new gown. Why would the National Enquirer sell 1,100,000 copies per week, because people love to search for the famous face of their idol and a rising star on the pages? Why are most British newspapers presented in a tabloid style because celebrity bios and dirt on the superstar sells? It always has and likely always will be fascinating fodder. Smart or not and like it or not we measure our lives against theirs. Would we do the same and make the same choices? If we were the celeb with all that money and power would we throw the same tantrums or dip our toes in the drug bucket? What if you were the target of all the attention? In 2008 Wesley Snipes was sentenced to prison for three years for failing to file his federal income tax returns, and he become inmate #4355-018. Why was that interesting because every April 15th we remember that we do not want to follow in Wesley Snipes footsteps? We must file our tax returns, and he should have filed his as well. When Brad Pitt became a cheating husband breaking Jennifer Aniston’s heart and making Angelina Jolie the other woman, it held the public's attention. Why, because at one time or another we have all experienced the trifecta of life. We have been broken hearted or been the cheater or cheated upon. We probably consider our lives mundane because we are not they, but being “them” comes with burdens. Imagine if you were constantly being watched and scrutinized and some troll wanted nothing more than to click the photo of you in your birthday suit? Gossip is interesting not exclusively for the juicy details but for the personal ethics of those movie and TV celebrities who have, against all odds, achieved stardom and fame. It’s a diversion, and we a bit like peeping Toms but we are also learning more about ourselves, and where those lines in the sand must be drawn and should never be crossed.

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The Playbook: Improv Games for Performers

Pdf Arts The Playbook:  Improv Games for Performers

Pdf:The Playbook: Improv Games for Performers.About the Author William Hall co-founded the Bay Area Theatresports organization, now BATS Improv, and the BATS School of Improv in 1986. He was driven by the desire to put the power in the actors’ hands — BATS continues to empower actors to be the writers, directors, and producers to create. William has been a professional actor since graduating from Boston University. He has appeared in a few features films, including Hemmingway and Gellhorn with Nicole Kidman and Twisted with Ashley Judd. And, yes, if you look closely you can see his face explode at the end of Raiders of the Lost Ark. He is also a founding member of Fratelli Bologna, a business theatre company helping companies increase engagement and develop authentic leadership. He has worked with Kaiser, Salesforce.com, Ancestry.com, and HP, among others. He has served as an entertainment consultant to Disneyland, the Queen Mary, and the World of Coca-Cola. Additionally, he develops and delivers High Performance Communication and Leadership trainings from Beijing to Bangalore. William has spoken at many conferences about education and has presented at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Read more

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The Right to Speak (Performance Books)

Pdf Arts The Right to Speak (Performance Books)

Pdf:The Right to Speak (Performance Books).Review “Whenever I read one of Patsy Rodenburg’s books, it’s as if she is speaking directly to me. Not only is it comforting to be reassured that I am on the right track with my teaching, but she says many of the things I say to my students – only she says them better. Her passionate, practical approach makes her books readable and accessible … The Right to Speak: Working with the Voice continues that tradition … The Right to Speak is a practical, accessible, inspiring guide for the experienced voice practitioner, the beginner, and anyone and everyone in between.” – Methods: A Journal of Acting Pedagogy Read more About the Author Patsy Rodenburg is Head of Voice at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and was formerly at the Royal National Theatre. She trained in Voice Studies at the Central School of Speech and Drama and is recognized as one of the world's leading voice and acting coaches. Previously, Patsy was in residence with the Royal Shakespeare Company for nine years and also work with the Royal Court Theatre, the Donmar Warehouse and the Almeida Theatre, London. She has worked extensively with many of the great world theatres including the Moscow Art Theatre, Complicite, Cheek by Jowl and Comédie-Française. Patsy has worked regularly with some of the best-known actors and biggest names in theatre, film and television including: Nicole Kidman, Rachel Weisz, Emily Watson, Jude Law, Tom Wilkinson, Hugh Jackman, Daniel Day-Lewis, Cate Blanchett, Minnie Driver, Kim Cattrall and David Schwimmer. Read more

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Modern Coin Magic

Pdf Arts Modern Coin Magic

Pdf:Modern Coin Magic.Originally published in 1952, this classic guidebook provides a complete treatise on sleight of hand coin conjuring, making an excellent companion for those who want to impress and entertain with some classic magic tricks. Complete with instructional diagrams, it explains a variety of coin act techniques, including vanishing, sleeving and cuffing. The final chapter helps you to prepare the routine for your coin magic performance. Contents include: Preface; J. B. Bobo; Acknowledgments; Prologue - of Coins and Conjuring; 1 Coin Concealments; 2 Basic Technique; 3 Coin Vanishes; 4 Complete Coin Vanishes; 5 Quick Tricks; 6 Cuffing; 7 The Art of Sleeving; 8 Coins Across; 9 Coin Classics; 10 Coin Boxes; 11 Trick Coin Trickery; 12 Shell and Folding Half; 13 Stage Coin Magic; 14 The Miser’s Dream; 15 The Stanley Collins Section, 16 Routines. We are republishing this rare work in a modern, high quality, and affordable edition, complete with a newly written introduction and reproductions of the original illustrations.

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Kazan on Directing

Pdf Arts Kazan on Directing

Pdf:Kazan on Directing.Review “To read this book is to sit with Kazan as he talks about his work. You feel his energy, devotion, and openness. You are given rare and fascinating access to the insights and techniques of a great director.” —Sidney Lumet“Kazan stands alone in his work both on stage and screen. This book provides an excellent opportunity to deepen our understanding of Kazan’s achievements.” —Alec Baldwin“A fascinating account of how a master director works. . . .  It is also, quite simply, a good read.” —The New Criterion “A wonderfully conflicted yet curiously confident self-portrait of a great director.” — Los Angeles Times “Unusually entertaining . . . It’s not just his insights, it’s the incisive way he expresses them.” —New York Observer“This is Kazan the professional speaking, a giant of the Method spilling his secrets. . . . An indispensable resource for anyone hoping to understand the direction of actors and the differences between stage and screen. . . . Revelatory and instructive.” —Directors Guild of America Quarterly “Kazan on Directing displays Kazan’s interpretive genius at work, analyzing each major play and movie, working with writers on scripts and actors on interpretations. . . . Invaluable.” —The Providence Journal “[Kazan] may be the most influential director of his time after Hitchcock. . . . If only every living American director would read this..” —The Buffalo News “Remarkable. . . . A portrait of the artist in his own words. . . . A marvelous dissection and explanation of how Kazan brought to life some of America’s greatest pieces of drama, and at what personal price.” —Eric Lax, truthdig.com  “Elia Kazan possessed a treasure trove of knowledge about acting and storytelling. What a gift it is to have his ideas between covers in Kazan on Directing—a wonderful compilation of Kazan’s shrewd insights and vast experience.” —George Stevens, Jr. “Kazan has been called the greatest actor’s director. In this illuminating book he details his methods. A must-read for everyone in show business.” —Carroll Baker “[This] riveting book is Kazan talking to us—pushing us, lifting us, motivating us. Every student of stage and film should read it.” —Karl Malden “[Kazan’s] experience as an actor in the Group Theatre helped train him to become one of the greatest directors of actors in the twentieth century. This amazing book demonstrates his rich understanding of the actor as an artist.”  —Ellen Adler, Stella Adler Studio of Acting “Astounding. . . . I have never, ever read anything as clear and personal and detailed (not to mention well-written) as this book. . . . I devoured it.” —André Bishop, Artistic Director, Lincoln Center Theater Read more About the Author Elia Kazan was born in 1909 in Istanbul. He graduated from Williams College and attended the Yale School of Drama before joining the Group Theatre. He was the founder of the Actors Studio, and he won three Tony Awards for direction (for All My Sons, Death of a Salesman, and J.B.) and two Academy Awards (for Gentleman’s Agreement and On the Waterfront), as well as an honorary Oscar in 1999 for lifetime achievement. He died in September 2003. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Impro for Storytellers

Pdf Arts Impro for Storytellers

Pdf:Impro for Storytellers.Impro for Storytellers is the follow-up to Keith Johnstone's classic Impro, one of the best-selling books ever published on improvisation. Impro for Storytellers aims to take jealous and self-obsessed beginners and teach them to play games with good nature and to fail gracefully.

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Scene Design: A Guide to the Stage

Pdf Arts Scene Design: A Guide to the Stage

Pdf:Scene Design: A Guide to the Stage.Anyone working on scene design for the first time will find this book indispensable — amateur and semi-professional groups, high school students and their teachers, even puppeteers who will find the advice on model building invaluable for their own sets. Whatever play you are putting on, designing the set will be no problem when you have this book to guide you.It contains an excellent discussion of scenery, sets, models, the principles of design, painting scenery, and arena design. Throughout this discussion, the author gives many tips that will save you much wasted materials and hours of work; working out sightlines before you design the set, choosing among different kinds of sets, constructing flats, making a truly realistic model, constructing a convertible set, working with a color chart and tone solid, spatter painting, adding touches, and much more. When technical terms are used, all are defined with extreme clarity: raked set, cyclorama, set axes, flats, flippers, masking pieces, etc. The author's 110 drawings and diagrams are especially helpful floor plans of sets, audience views, reverse views, different scene designs on the same basic set, and similar material. There is also a complete index.

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Electricity for the Entertainment Electrician & Technician

Pdf Arts Electricity for the Entertainment Electrician & Technician

Pdf:Electricity for the Entertainment Electrician & Technician.About the Author Richard Cadena is a freelance lighting designer, lighting consultant, and the author of Automated Lighting: The Art and Science of Moving Light, Lighting Design for Modern Houses of Worship, Electricity for Entertainment Electricians & Technicians, and Focus on Lighting Technology. He has worked on concert tours, television, and theatre, and he has designed dozens of lighting systems for permanent installations and concert tours. He has written many articles about lighting for Lighting & Sound America, Lighting & Sound International, Protocol, PLSN, CX, and Technologies for Worship magazines, and he is the founder of the Academy of Production Technology. He is also an ETCP Recognized Trainer, and he is currently the technical editor for PLASA. Read more

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QLab 4: Projects in Video, Audio, and Lighting Control

Pdf Arts QLab 4: Projects in Video, Audio, and Lighting Control

Pdf:QLab 4: Projects in Video, Audio, and Lighting Control.About the Author Jeromy Hopgood is a Professor of Entertainment Design & Technology at Eastern Michigan University. In addition to his teaching, Jeromy has designed more than 150 plays, musicals, dance and opera productions over the last decade. His work in scenery, lighting, projections and sound has been showcased at professional theatres across the Southeast and Midwest United States. He worked at the Williamstown Theatre Festival in its Tony-Award-Winning season and is an artistic associate at the Michigan Shakespeare Festival, where he is the resident scenic designer and technical director. Professor Hopgood is a long-standing member of the United States Institute of Theatre Technology. In addition to presenting panels on projection design, media, and educational theatre at numerous USITT annual conferences, he is also a regular presenter at Live Design International. Read more

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Performing Shakespeare Unrehearsed

Pdf Arts Performing Shakespeare Unrehearsed

Pdf:Performing Shakespeare Unrehearsed.About the Author Bill Kincaid is a Professor of Theatre at Western Illinois University, and founder of Bard in the Barn, an event that has mounted Unrehearsed productions of 17 of Shakespeare’s plays. He has acted in Shakespeare productions at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, the New England Shakespeare Festival, and Chicago’s Vitalist Theatre, and directs regularly at the Crossroads Repertory Theatre in Indiana and New York’s Cortland Repertory Theatre. He is a three-time recipient of the Classical Acting Coach Award from the National Partners― American Theatre, and was presented with the Illinois Theatre Association’s Award of Honor in 2014. Read more

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Show Networks and Control Systems: Formerly 'Control Systems for Live Entertainment'

Pdf Arts Show Networks and Control Systems: Formerly 'Control Systems for Live Entertainment'

Pdf:Show Networks and Control Systems: Formerly 'Control Systems for Live Entertainment'.Show Networks and Control Systems, the industry standard since 1994, is both a learning guide for beginners and a reference for experienced technicians. With its unique combined focus on computers, networks, and control systems, the book covers the art and practice of using these tools for live shows such as concerts, theatre productions, theme park attractions, themed-retail installations, cruise ship shows, museum exhibits, interactive media projects, and traditional performing arts. The book offers an in-depth examination of the technology used behind the scenes in lighting, lasers, audio, video, stage machinery, animatronics, special effects, and pyrotechnics and show control, the technique used to interconnect and synchronize two or more show systems. In this extensively revised and updated second edition (after three editions with the previous title, Control Systems for Live Entertainment), Huntington draws on more than three decades of experience in the field and classroom to clearly explain what goes on behind the scenes and inside the machines that bring bold performances to life in real-world settings.

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Digital Media, Projection Design, and Technology for Theatre

Pdf Arts Digital Media, Projection Design, and Technology for Theatre

Pdf:Digital Media, Projection Design, and Technology for Theatre.About the Author Alex Oliszewski is the Assistant Professor of Media Design for Live Performance & Installation at The Ohio State University. He specializes in theatrical media design + devising. He has presented at SETC and USITT on projection design and technology. Daniel Fine designs projections and systems for theatre, dance, music, and interactive installations. By combining the simple, traditional forms of storytelling with that of digital media, he collaborates on large-scale and intimate experiences in order to engage the imaginations and hearts of a twenty-first century audience. Daniel is an Assistant Professor of Digital Media in Performance, with a co-appointment in Theatre Arts and Dance and is a core faculty member of the Public Digital Arts Cluster at the University of Iowa. He received an MFA in interdisciplinary digital media for performance from Arizona State University. Daniel Roth is an Adjunct Professor of Media Design, University of California San Diego. His experience and interests include creative design and production, project management, and digital media technology. Projects have included holographic displays, large-scale projection mapping, mobile video applications, and interactive art pieces. Read more

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Corsets: Historical Patterns & Techniques

Pdf Arts Corsets: Historical Patterns & Techniques

Pdf:Corsets: Historical Patterns & Techniques.5 beautiful and historically accurate pattern of corsets 1750-1917 taken from private and museum collections.Each stunning example is accompanied by a pattern, photographs and drawings, plus an historical overview giving invaluable insight into making up these period pieces.This book also contains two step-by-step projects, a 1790 hand stitched corset and a 1900 machined corset.The book includes practical advice on construction and period detail, from inserting gussets and split buskinsertion to eyelets and flossing.Students of Costume and Fashion should find this a necessary addition to their bookshelf.

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Local Acts: Community-Based Performance in the United States (RUTGERS SERIES ON THE PUBLIC LIFE OF THE ARTS)

Pdf Arts Local Acts: Community-Based Performance in the United States (RUTGERS SERIES ON THE PUBLIC LIFE OF THE ARTS)

Pdf:Local Acts: Community-Based Performance in the United States (RUTGERS SERIES ON THE PUBLIC LIFE OF THE ARTS).About the Author Jan Cohen-Cruz is an associate professor of drama at New York UniversityÂ’s Tisch School of the Arts, where she participated in the founding of the Center for Art and Public Policy. She has edited two books, Playing Boal: Theatre, Therapy, and Activism (with Mady Schutzman) and Radical Street Performance: An International Anthology. Read more

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Creative Haven Japanese Prints Coloring Book (Creative Haven Coloring Books)

Pdf Arts Creative Haven Japanese Prints Coloring Book (Creative Haven Coloring Books)

Pdf:Creative Haven Japanese Prints Coloring Book (Creative Haven Coloring Books).Lose yourself in "pictures of the floating world," the distinctive Japanese art form known as Ukiyo-e. Includes over 30 detailed, ready-to-color reproductions of woodblock prints by Kiyonaga, Utamaro, Hokusai, Hiroshige, and other masters. Pages are perforated and printed on one side only for easy removal and display. Specially designed for experienced colorists, Japanese Prints and other Creative Haven® coloring books offer an escape to a world of inspiration and artistic fulfillment. Previously published as Japanese Prints Coloring Book.

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The Best Dance Moves in the World...Ever!: 100 New and Classic Moves and How to Bust Them

Pdf Arts The Best Dance Moves in the World...Ever!: 100 New and Classic Moves and How to Bust Them

Pdf:The Best Dance Moves in the World...Ever!: 100 New and Classic Moves and How to Bust Them.Review 'The guide, published by Chronicle Books, has hilarious step-by-step illustrations, the inspirations behind the moves, suggested music and skill level ratings. Most pages also list helpful tips to get the most out of your moves.' Oregon Daily Emerald Read more About the Author Matt Pagett is a Brighton, England-based writer and illustrator. He won a Disco Dance award for a routine based on Kool and the Gang's 'Celebration' in the early '80s. Read more

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Two by Two: Tango, Two-Step, and the L.A. Night

Pdf Arts Two by Two: Tango, Two-Step, and the L.A. Night

Pdf:Two by Two: Tango, Two-Step, and the L.A. Night.Amazon.com Review Two by Two is a whirlwind tour of the Los Angeles dancing scene by Eve Babitz, who has made a career of delineating the social comedies of L.A. Here, in a series of loosely connected chapters, she talks with instructors of various forms of social dance--including tango, salsa, country two-step, and both East and West Coast swing--about why dancing has become so popular again, even with all the difficulties of learning the steps. The story does not so much progress in a linear direction as it orbits around a shifting core, propelled by the occasionally sparkling dialogue. Apart from a sharply unexpected dose of reality in the book's epilogue, Two by Two occupies a pleasantly hazy daydream that, while it may or may not inspire you to hit the dance floor, reveals the charms that Babitz and her friends have found there. Read more From Publishers Weekly In each chapter of this erratic look at the Los Angeles dance scene, Babitz (Black Swans) focuses on a different style of dance, with most of the text consisting of interviews with dance teachers. Predictably, the atmosphere of each dance space varies greatly. Paul McClure teaches two-step and insists that his studio, In Cahoots, is 'just like the Cheers bar, everybody knows your name'; the salsa scene is, as Babitz describes it, 'grisly' and far less friendly. The Stevens sisters, who run Pasadena Ballroom Dance, brag that their lessons have been the source of more than 450 marriages. Throughout, Babitz insists that dancing is flirty fun (as well as a good way to stay trim). Many of her observations are annoyingly flippant, such as her bizarre take on gender politics (male-female relations today are 'ridiculous,' she statesArather than sending for mail-order brides, American men just need to learn to dance). In a straightforward epilogue, Babitz tells of an accident she had while lighting a cigar that led to six weeks in the intensive care unit being treated for third-degree burns, then casually admits that, since her accident put her out of commission for a year, the information here may be out-of-date. While the book may waver past the radar of the uninitiated, those immersed in the ballroom world will identify with Babitz's obsession with dance. Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Dancing Revelations: Alvin Ailey's Embodiment of African American Culture

Pdf Arts Dancing Revelations: Alvin Ailey's Embodiment of African American Culture

Pdf:Dancing Revelations: Alvin Ailey's Embodiment of African American Culture.Review 'In Dancing Revelations: Alvin Ailey's Embodiment of African American Culture, Thomas F. DeFrantz sets out to provide an appraisal of one of the most important figures in the short history of American modern dance, as well as a 'stabilizing narrative' of his work. The result is an impeccable piece of dance scholarship--one that achieves its objectives and affirms Ailey's contribution to the African-American cultural canon...Dance students, scholars, and Ailey enthusiasts will all value this groundbreaking study.'--Times Literary Supplement'Dancing Revelations is an enjoyable read, not only for those concerned with Ailey's dances as they relate to larger struggles within American society, but for anyone who loves the art and artist.'--Dance Magazine'DeFrantz's study...is not the first book about the protean Ailey, who was born in hardscrabble Texas in 1931 and died in 1989 after creating close to 80 works. But it is perhaps the most comprehensive, combining biography, criticism, the analysis of dance criticism, and a sort of corporate history, siting the now firmly established Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in the international cultural landscape.'--Village Voice Read more About the Author Thomas DeFrantz earned degrees from Yale, the City University of New York, and the Performance Studies Department of New York University. He organized the dance history program at the Ailey School, and is editor of Dancing Many Drums: Excavations in African American Dance. His writings have appeared in the Encyclopedia of African American Culture and History, and the Village Voice. Also a performer and choreographer, DeFrantz has taught at NYU and Stanford University. He is currently Associate Professor of Theater Arts at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Read more

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The Smash Broadway Collection: 100 Great Songs of the Century

Pdf Arts The Smash Broadway Collection: 100 Great Songs of the Century

Pdf:The Smash Broadway Collection: 100 Great Songs of the Century.From the Publisher All The Things You Are (Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II) Bill (Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II) Make Believe (Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II) Smoke Gets In Your Eyes (Jerome Kern, Otto Harbach) Who Home (Charlie Smalls) Believe In Yourself (Charlie Smalls) You Are My Lucky Star (Arthur Freed, Nacio Herb Brown) Heart (Richard Adler, Jerry Ross) Let The Sunshine In (James Rado, Gerome Ragni, Galt MacDermot) Almost Like Being In Love (Alan Jay Lerner, Frederick Loewe) Big Spender - Folio (Cy Coleman, Dorothy Fields) This Is The Life (Lee Adams, Charles Strouse) Her Face Once Upon A Time (Charles Strouse, Lee Adams) Tomorrow (Charles Strouse, Martin Charnin) Don't Get Around Much Anymore C (Duke Ellington, Bob Russell) Good Morning Starshine (James Rado, G. Ragni, Galt MacDermot) A Lot Of Livin' To Do (Charles Strouse, Lee Adams) Applause (Lee Adams, Charles Strouse) Aquarius (James Rado, G. Ragni, Galt MacDermot) Steam Heat (Richard Adler, Jerry Ross) Love Makes The World Go 'round (Bob Merrill) But World Goes Ro Satb Crazy World (Henry Mancini, Leslie Bricusse) You've Got Possibilities (Charles Strouse, Lee Adams) Put On A Happy Face (Lee Adams, Charles Strouse) Cant Help Lovin Dat Man (Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein) Ain't Misbehavin' (Waller, Brooks, Andy Razaf) It Don't Mean A Thing (Duke Ellington, Irving Mills) Corner Of The Sky (Stephen Schwartz) It's The Hard-Knock Life (Martin Charnin, Charles Strouse) On A Clear Day You Can See Foreverfr.'On A (Lane Burton, Alan Jay Lerner) Bewitched (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) Come Back To Me (Lane Burton, Alan Jay Lerner) Falling In Love With Love (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) I Wish I Were In Love Again (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) My Funny Valentine (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) Summertime See Note Re Wrtr Credit (George Gershwin, Dubose, Dorothy) Things Are Looking Up (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) Stars Stars Stars (Richard Maltby, David Shire) Second Chance (Fred Ebb, John Kander) Somebody Older (Fred Ebb, John Kander) In Whatever Time We Have (Stephen Schwartz) I Don't Know How To Love Him (Tim Rice, Andrew Lloyd Webber) Superstar (Time Rice, Andrew L Weber) Don't Cry For Me Argentina (Tim Rice, Andrew Lloyd Webber) Another Suitcase In Another Hall (Tim Rice, Andrew Lloyd Webber) On This Night Of Thousand Stars (Tim Rice, Andrew Lloyd Webber) Be Our Guest (Menken, Asham) One Night In Bangkok (Benny Andersson, Tim Rice, Bjorn Ulvaeus) I Want To Be Happy (Vincent Youmans, Irving Caesar) I Get A Kick Out Of You (Cole Porter) Mack The Knife (Kurt Weill, Bert Brecht, Marc Blitzstein) Room Without Windows (Ervin Drake) We're In The Money (Al Dubin, Harry Warren) Lucky To Be Me (Leonard Bernstein, Betty Comden) But Not For Me (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) He Loves And She Loves (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) Who Cares? (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) Beautiful City (Stephen Schwartz) Mr. Bojangles (Jerry Jeff Walker) Somewhere That's Green (Alan Menken, Howard Ashman) Good Thing Going (Stephen Sondheim) Not A Day Goes By (Stephen Sondheim) Sometimes A Day Goes By (John Kander, Fred Ebb) Not While I'm Around (Stephen Sondheim) Pretty Women (Stephen Sondheim) We're Gonna Have A Good Time (Micki Grant) Today Is The First Day Of The Rest Of My Life (David Shire, Richard Maltby, Jr.) Marry Me (John Kander, Fred Ebb) Walking Happy (Sammy Cahn, James Van Heusen) Thank Heaven For You (Micki Grant) Putting It Together (Stephen Sondheim) No One Is Alone Part I (Stephen Sondheim) I'll Never Fall In Love Again (Burt Bacharach, Hal David) Ol' Man River (Oscar Hammerstein, Jerome Kern) Mr Wonderful (George David Weiss, Jerry Bock, L Holofcener) If My Friends Could See Me Now (Cy Coleman, Dorothy Fields) Hey, Look Me Over (Cy Coleman, Carolyn Leigh) Our Private World From 'On The Twentieth Centur (Cy Coleman, Betty Comden, Adolph Green) Real Live Girl (Cy Coleman, Carolyn Leigh) Closer Than Ever (David Shire, Richard Maltby, Jr) Don't Bother Me I Can't Cope (Micki Grant) Send In The Clowns (Stephen Sondheim) Little Tin Box (Sheldon Harnick, Jerry Bock) 'til Tomorrow (Sheldon Harnick, Jerry Bock) She Loves Me (Sheldon Harnick, Jerry Bock) How Could I Ever Know? (Marsha Norman, Lucy Simon) You Are My Home (Nan Knighton, Frank Wildhorn) Kiss Of The Spider Woman (Fred Ebb, John Kander) If I Were A Rich Man (Sheldon Harnick, Jerry Bock) Sunrise, Sunset (Sheldon Harnick, Jerry Bock) To Life (Sheldon Harnick, Jerry Bock) I've Gotta Be Me (Walter Marks) Loving You (Stephen Sondheim) Beauty And The Beast (Howard Ashman, Alan Menken) Artificial Flowers (Sheldon Harnick, Jerry Bock) Wheels Of A Dream Musical:Ragtime (Stephen Flaherty, Lynn Ahrens) Make Them Hear You Musical: Ragtime (Stephen Flaherty, Lynn Ahrens) Read more About the Author Founded in 1947, Hal Leonard Corporation has become the worlds largest print music publisher, representing some of the greatest songwriters and artists of all time. We are proud to publish titles of interest to all musicians as well as music lovers, from songbooks and instructional titles to artist biographies and instrument price guides to books about the music industry and all the performing arts. Read more

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Wabi-Sabi for Artists, Designers, Poets & Philosophers

Pdf Arts Wabi-Sabi for Artists, Designers, Poets & Philosophers

Pdf:Wabi-Sabi for Artists, Designers, Poets & Philosophers.Review 'Wabi-Sabi for Artists, Designers, Poets and Philosophers is a touchstone for designers of all stripes. . . .' -The New York Times'In a prominent spot near Square's welcome lobby stands a communal bookshelf. . . Most titles lining the shelves cover subjects you might expect at a high-flying tech startup. . . And then there are books placed on the shelf by [Twitter and Square co-founder Jack] Dorsey. He offers up Wabi-Sabi for Artists, Designers, Poets & Philosophers --an explication of the Japanese concept of serendipitous beauty.' -The Wall Street Journal'Indeed, you could say that Koren has spearheaded the design equivalent of the slow food movement.' -The New York Times Read more From the Author Sorry, there is no Kindle/digital edition of this book. For an explanation please read Wabi-Sabi: Further Thoughts. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Lucy Comes Home

Pdf Arts Lucy Comes Home

Pdf:Lucy Comes Home.Review ...the perfect addition to the library of any classic entertainment fan. (LA Explorer)Olsen's hard work turned into an opportunity, and now, through his book, the people who love Lucy and the community she once called home are the beneficiaries. (Scott Kindberg The Post-Journal) Read more About the Author Chris Olsen's work was inspired after seeing a photograph of Desi Arnaz kissing Homecoming Queen, Janice Swanson, who happens to be his mother. In addition to being a practicing attorney, Olsen is a film producer and a Jamestown history buff who lives with his wife, Tricia, and their four children in Los Angeles, CA. Read more

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We B*Girlz

Pdf Arts We B*Girlz

Pdf:We B*Girlz.About the Author Cooper and Kramer first began documenting the new breed of B-Girlz in a breaking competition in Germany in 2004. Following the dancers to the biggest battles—including Mighty4 in San Francisco, the Spinfactor Finals in Rhode Island, Breaklanta in Atlanta, IBE in the Netherlands, and the International Battle of the Year in Germany—they photographed and interviewed B-Girlz representing everywhere from South Africa to New Zealand, from New York to California, and from Japan to Germany. Culminating in the first annual We B*Girlz competition at veteran B-Boy Ken Swift’s studio in Brooklyn, Cooper and Kramer’s work will introduce a new generation to the art of B-Girling. Martha Cooper is a documentary photographer who has specialized in urban vernacular art and architecture for more than twenty-five years. Cooper worked as a staff photographer for the New York Post from 1977 to 1980, when she left to follow the emerging Hip Hop scene. In 1984, in collaboration with Henry Chalfant, she published Subway Art (Thames & Hudson), the classic book showcasing the best painted trains of the era that has been dubbed “The Bible” by graffiti writers. Cooper’s other books of photographs include Hip Hop Files: Photographs 1979–1984 (From Here To Fame, 2004) and R.I.P.: Memorial Wall Art (Henry Holt, 1994) with text by folklorist Joseph Sciorra. The Director of Photography at City Lore, the New York Center for Urban Folk Culture, she lives in Manhattan. Nika Kramer, writer and translator, is the text editor of Hip Hop Files: Photographs 1979–1984 (From Here To Fame, 2004). She lives and works in Berlin and New York. Ana “Rokafella” Garcia is a Spanish Harlem–born Hip Hop dancer and choreographer who has danced with crews such as The Transformers and The Breeze Team before joining the Hip Hop dance company GhettOriginal. Rokafella has appeared in music videos such as Fabolous’ “Youngin’”; is the cofounder of Full Circle Productions, a Hip Hop artist collective; and appeared in Soular Power’d, a Hip Hop theater show she codirected with her husband, B-Boy Kwikstep. Rokafella has done work for artists like Will Smith, Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, and Tito Puente, among others. She lives in New Jersey. Read more

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The Hollywood Parents Guide: Your Roadmap to Pursuing Your Child's Dream

Pdf Arts The Hollywood Parents Guide: Your Roadmap to Pursuing Your Child's Dream

Pdf:The Hollywood Parents Guide: Your Roadmap to Pursuing Your Child's Dream.About the Author Bonnie J. Wallace is the author of the acclaimed Hollywood Parents Guide, producer of the popular Hometown to Hollywood podcast, and writes a blog for parents of young actors at bonniejwallace.com. She teaches and speaks on the acting business for parents at panels and events across the country. Bonnie also offers private consultations with parents who want to help their child become a happy professional actor. Mother of Dove Cameron, star of Liv and Maddie, Disney Descendants, Hairspray Live, Agents of Shield and more, Bonnie is dedicated to inspiring others on this journey. Bonnie is a Hollywood mom, a small-business owner, and a former nonprofit theater board member. Read more

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How to Become a Voice Over Artist: Make a Living from Home with Your Voice!

Pdf Arts How to Become a Voice Over Artist: Make a Living from Home with Your Voice!

Pdf:How to Become a Voice Over Artist: Make a Living from Home with Your Voice!.Interested in voice over? Want to make money from home using your voice? Or, maybe you're curious to get insider information on how to start and develop a voice over business. This step-by-step, easy to understand guide from industry veteran, Natalie Roers, details everything she did from the equipment she used, to how she broke into the business, to how she built her client base to become a full-time home-studio voice over recording artist. Whether you're simply interested in what the field entails, are looking to do voice overs as a hobby, or are ready to take your voice work to the next level, this guide addresses your most pressing questions quickly and clearly.

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Selling Contemporary Art: How to Navigate the Evolving Market

Pdf Arts Selling Contemporary Art: How to Navigate the Evolving Market

Pdf:Selling Contemporary Art: How to Navigate the Evolving Market.Review 'Edward Winkleman will rightfully make you love and admire people you think you should hate: art dealers, the hell they go through trying to make ends meet, keeping artists happy, talking to critics, collectors, curators, electricians, and everyone else who wants a piece of the art action, all while operating businesses that are free to the public. I love art dealers and love that Winkleman will make you see how hard they work. Amen!' —Jerry Saltz, senior art critic, New York magazine 'Edward Winkleman delivers an absorbing, well-researched, and much-needed book on the gallery world of the last seven years. He provides in-depth analysis based on research along with his own astute observations making this book a must-read for those contemplating a start-up as much as for those who have spent their lives in the gallery business.' —Dorsey Waxter, partner, Van Doren Waxter Gallery, New York'Edward Winkleman delivers an absorbing, well-researched, and much-needed book on the gallery world of the last seven years. He provides in-depth analysis based on research along with his own astute observations making this book a must-read for those contemplating a start-up as much as for those who have spent their lives in the gallery business.' —Dorsey Waxter, partner, Van Doren Waxter Gallery, New York'Edward Winkleman will rightfully make you love and admire people you think you should hate: art dealers, the hell they go through trying to make ends meet, keeping artists happy, talking to critics, collectors, curators, electricians, and everyone else who wants a piece of the art action, all while operating businesses that are free to the public. I love art dealers and love that Winkleman will make you see how hard they work. Amen!' —Jerry Saltz, senior art critic, New York magazine Read more About the Author Edward Winkleman is the director of the Winkleman Gallery in New York. He is cofounder of the Moving Image art fair and has participated in art fairs such as ARCO, Art Chicago, Pulse, Year 06, Aqua Art, and NADA. He is the author of How to Start and Run a Commercial Art Gallery (Allworth Press) and of EdwardWinkleman.com, a blog that focuses on art (in particular, demystifying the gallery system) and politics. He lives in New York City. Read more

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The Art of Movement

Pdf Arts The Art of Movement

Pdf:The Art of Movement.Review 'Dance lovers, here is your Rodeo Drive shopping spree, your Four Seasons spa day, your celeb-indulgence wrapped in intoxicating finery. All you need ask yourself is: Do I prefer my ballerinas in tutus or inball gowns? Here, the dramatic lighting and compressed storytelling of a Vogue shoot are paired with gorgeous creatures who seem to be floating, flying or balanced on nothingness.' - The Washington Post 'A new book from NYC Dance Projects captures the stunning athleticism of ballet.' - Self Magazine'The photos capture the art and athleticism of some of today's best dancers with striking and intimate portraits.' - CNN 'In The Art of Movement: NYC Dance Project, stars from the world of dance are captured in evocative poses that sometime suggest weightlessness or even flight. ' - Photo District News 'What makes Browar and Ory's photos stand out is that they communicate not just movement, but interact with the viewer on a personal and emotional level. Their photographs are now gathered together in a sumptuous new book, The Art of Movement, where they have been beautifully reproduced and bound; a worthy frame to enhance their work. The book's title is a modest one, because the art of movement comes from not just from their subjects, but it is the art of the photographer which captures it so vividly. Unputdownable.' - Gramilano 'The hundreds of images in this volume defy the static limitations of the page with brilliant dynamism in a breathtaking homage to the art and beauty of the human form.  It celebrates the dance community through visually stunning portraits in a magnificent compendium of their work.' - Harper's Bazaar 'Ken Browar and Deborah Ory have selected some ravishing images for the forthcoming book, which contains hundreds of incredible photographs of over 70 dancers from American Ballet Theatre, New York City Ballet, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre and more.' - Elle Magazine'An elegant exploration of movement, The Art of Movement presents the beauty and grace of dance. Each subject appears to dance across the page, striking impossible poses with easeand showcasing the skill, strength, and poise that their passion demands. Beautifully portrayed and masterfully captured, the elegant spreads offer an intimate glimpse into the incredible lives of dancers.'  - My Modern Met'Ken Browar and Deborah Ory capture some of the most accomplished dancers in the world in a series of striking poses.' - The Guardian Read more From the Inside Flap 'Ken Browar and Deborah Ory's breathtaking dance photography captures both the stillness of a single instant and the vitality of movement.  Their portfolio was the highlight of our March issues with their recreation of Edgar Degas's masterworks, featuring Misty Copeland and their oeuvre doesn't end there.  Bravo, Ken and Deborah, on a stunning and visceral body of work' - Glenda Bailey, Editor-in-Chief of Harper's Bazaar  'Ken Browar and Deborah Ory have captured dazzling strength, fierce focus and abundant joy in these arresting images of extraordinary artists.  All of us who love dance love moments that crackle with electricity and possibility. Thanks for Deborah and Ken, we have an abundance of riches.' - Kara Medoff Barnett, Executive Director, American Ballet Theatre Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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A Twenty Minute Silence Followed by Applause

Pdf Arts A Twenty Minute Silence Followed by Applause

Pdf:A Twenty Minute Silence Followed by Applause.Review Editorial Praise for A Twenty Minute Silence Followed by Applause“[Shawn] Wen’s whimsical ode to Marcel Marceau showcases the performer’s determination to ‘fill the blank spaces’ with a silence that stirs.” —O, The Oprah Magazine, “10 Titles to Pick Up Now”“Artist and radio producer Wen’s first book is about one of the most fascinating performance artists of the last century: French mime Marcel Marceau, known for his ‘Bip the Clown’ persona. Wen uses videos of Marceau’s performances, as well as interviews with him, to pay tribute to the enigmatic actor and Holocaust survivor.” —Men’s Journal, “The Seven Best Books of July 'Marceau was a case study for Wen’s personal queries of selfhood — what it means to be an adult, what it means to be a good person, or an artist, or both. It was also an exercise in form and its limits and capabilities.... Her lyric essays observe the life of Marceau from slanted angles: traces of performance scenes, brief excerpts of his views drawn from interviews, lists of Marceau’s gleaming collections of worldly possessions whose accumulation reflects an emptiness. The terse, often poetic vignettes leave a quality of hauntedness appropriate to someone like Marceau.' —San Francisco Chronicle'A unique, poetic critical appreciation of Marcel Marceau.... A fascinating book.... Readers will marvel not only at Marceau, but at the book itself, which displays such command of the material and such perfect pitch.' —Kirkus Reviews, starred review“Effectively pays homage to both the history of mime and its solitary master, Marcel Marceau. . . . Wen crafts diamond-cut paragraphs that place the reader in Marceau’s enthralled audiences. . . . These invaluable descriptions by a writer versed in the tradition of making the nonvisible vibrant should be read slowly and with the same seemingly effortless focus Marceau gave to his art.” —Booklist, starred review Bookseller Praise for A Twenty Minute Silence Followed by Applause, an Indie Next Pick for July'If writing about music is like dancing about architecture, then what is writing about mime like? In Shawn Wen's capable hands, it can be descriptive and fresh, aphoristically wise, and artfully somber. Whether Wen's animating, with her precise words, the motions of Marcel Marceau's famous stage persona ('Bip the Clown'), or spotlighting his private life through lists of his holdings, or revealing scraps of speech (interview answers, commercial transcripts, his advocacy for fencing as a 'school of humility,' or his belief that Michael Jackson had 'the soul of a mime'), A Twenty Minute Silence Followed by Applause rivets and rewards its reader. Read it to learn a new kind of body language, from an exciting writer worth watching.' —John Francisconi, Bank Square Books, Mystic, CT 'Wen uses the omnivorous form of the essay to full effect in this elegant, winsome biography of the iconic mime Marcel Marceau. Through an intricately structured series of scenes, lists, quotes, and breathy meditations on the body and voice, Marceau comes alive on the page: dancing with an unseen woman, ducking bullets on a silent battlefield. 'He is not exactly a comedian,' Wen writes. 'Not a tragedian. He swings between these two poles.' Between those poles, and between the covers of this deceptively slim volume, the full range of human emotion is splayed and felt.' —Mairead Stead, Literati Bookstore, Ann Arbor, MI'A Twenty Minute Silence Followed by Applause is as mesmerizing as a performance from Marceau himself. With perfect concision and vivid prose, Wen depicts a legend with humor, empathy, and keen observation. I loved this book.' —Katie Eelman, Papercuts J.P., Boston, MA 'As in the work of Marcel Marceau, Shawn Wen crafts a language of silence and absence around the life of her subject to give a much richer picture of a true and unusual talent. These are essays as pantomime, drawing readers in to reveal work of simple and delicate elegance, executed with the utmost precision.” —Jarrod Annis, Greenlight Bookstore, Brooklyn, New York “If you’re into elliptical meditations on silence, performance, the weirdness of bodies, and loss, this is the book for you.” — Stephen Sparks, Point Reyes Books, Point Reyes Station, CA'Shawn Wen’s A Twenty Minute Silence Followed By Applause is a loving tribute to a most untranslatable figure: Marcel Marceau, the mime who defined his art for the 20th century. A connoisseur of silence who could out-talk Studs Terkel, a world-famous performer who felt like a failure, Marceau presents contradictions that make him hard to grasp, but these nimble essays rise to the task beautifully. You don’t need to know anything about mime, or Marceau, to appreciate Wen’s lyrical and innovative take on biography.'— Travis Smith, Flyleaf Books, Chapel Hill, NC'A Twenty Minute Silence Followed by Applause is the sort of book that makes every line feel like a revelation. A meditation on the French mime Marcel Marceau, Wen weaves a mixture of poetry and journalism to create a beautiful look at a misunderstood art. Reminiscent of Maggie Nelson and Sarah Manguso, Shawn Wen is a an exciting and talented new voice.'— Emily Baillaine, Green Apple Books on the Park, San Francisco, CA'Shawn Wen’s book isn’t just an exploration of the unique genius of Marcel Marceau, but also of how performers, writers, and other artists shape the space of our thoughts. Wen dives through one of the most misunderstood forms of performance to reach for more fundamental ideas of how and why we try to communicate with each other. A strange and beguiling book.” —Josh Cook, Porter Square Books, Cambridge, MA Additional praise for A Twenty Minute Silence Followed by Applause“Threading the subtle seam between what lives and what remains, A Twenty Minute Silence Followed By Applause succeeds in conjuring the poetry of Marcel Marceau’s performance as both a character on stage and in history. Just as description evokes the illusion of a body, Wen’s bio-essay shapes the surreal beauty and contradictions within Marceau’s life. Like pulling a ghost from a dark room, this is an accomplished work of historical portraiture: precise in its objects, complex in its melancholy, and insightful in its humor. Most surprising is how Wen holds an uncanny mirror between the mime’s non-verbal brilliance and the pleasures of the text.” —Thalia Field, author of Experimental Animals “Intellectually agile and tenderly imagined, Shawn Wen's incandescent essay reminds readers that writing is gesture, that movement is a language of thought, and that the union of the two is a thing of beauty.  In reading it, you'll come to know Marcel Marceau—but more importantly, you'll feel some of his strange, daring brilliance on every page.” —Alexandra Kleeman, author of You Too Can Have a Body Like Mine “Shawn Wen has written a surprising, impressionistic portrait of a man who was among the best-known artists of his day. With deep research and a clear love for her subject, Wen shows how Marceau’s stripped-down performances, in the post World War II era, became part of the world’s attempt to recover from the enormity of what had happened. He made the case for silence, and audiences around the world loved him for it.”—Nancy Updike, producer This American Life 'In A Twenty Minute Silence Followed by Applause, Shawn Wen draws a portrait of Marcel Marceau that is equal parts heartbreaking and delightful. Her poetic and tender prose gorgeously captures the man whose body and life were inextricable from his art, an art written by silence. The play of the mime through Wen's loving gaze becomes the play of us all as we live, and love, and like him, eventually pass off the stage into our own ultimate quiet. ' —Hannah Lillith Assadi, author of Sonora   Read more About the Author Shawn Wen is a writer, radio producer, and multimedia artist. Her writing has appeared in ,n+1, The New Inquiry, The Seneca Review, The Iowa Review, The White Review, and the anthology City by City: Dispatches from the American Metropolis. Her radio work has broadcast on This American Life, Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and Marketplace, and her video work has screened at MoMA and elsewhere. She is the recipient of numerous fellowships, including the Ford Foundation Professional Journalism Training Fellowship and the Royce Fellowship. Read more

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Get Shit Done July 2019-June 2020: Black Floral Cover, Daily/Weekly/Monthly/Yearly Calendar Book July 2019-June 2020 Journal, Large 8 x 10 Calendar ... With Holidays and inspirational Quotes

Pdf Arts Get Shit Done July 2019-June 2020: Black Floral Cover, Daily/Weekly/Monthly/Yearly Calendar Book July 2019-June 2020 Journal, Large 8 x 10 Calendar ... With Holidays and inspirational Quotes

Pdf:Get Shit Done July 2019-June 2020: Black Floral Cover, Daily/Weekly/Monthly/Yearly Calendar Book July 2019-June 2020 Journal, Large 8 x 10 Calendar ... With Holidays and inspirational Quotes.July 2019-June 2020 PlannerThe elegant 12-Month July 2019-June 2020 Planner is all you need to keep things organized! The Daily, Weekly and Monthly planner features 12 Month Calendar, monthly spreads with extra space for taking notes, weekly spreads for recording daily activities and daily to-do lists. Happy Planning!Book Details:July 1, 2019 to June 31, 2020Matte Finish Cover Design 8 inches By 10 inches Printed on Quality PaperCalendar on each Monthly View (12 months)Weekly spreads to record your everyday scheduleTo-do-list section for each day of the weekMade in the USA.

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A Twenty Minute Silence Followed by Applause

Pdf Arts A Twenty Minute Silence Followed by Applause

Pdf:A Twenty Minute Silence Followed by Applause."Threading the subtle seam between what lives and what remains, A Twenty Minute Silence Followed by Applause succeeds in conjuring the poetry of Marcel Marceau's performance as both a character on stage and in history. . . . Like pulling a ghost from a dark room, this is an accomplished work of historical portraiture: precise in its objects, complex in its melancholy, and insightful in its humor." —Thalia FieldPart biographic inquiry, part lyric portraiture, radio producer Shawn Wen reanimates world-renowned mime Marcel Marceau's silent art.The book opens in darkness, a single figure standing in the spotlight. It's Marceau in his signature hat, painted face, black clothes, and ballet slippers. Over time, the text accumulates objects: dolls, paintings, icons, wives, children, cities, and performances. By turns whimsical and melancholic, this spare volume takes shape through capsule histories, interview clips, vivid scenes, and archival research.Shawn Wen is a writer, radio producer, and multimedia artist. Her writing has appeared in The New Inquiry, The Seneca Review, The Iowa Review, The White Review, and the anthology City by City: Dispatches from the American Metropolis (Faber and Faber, 2015). Her radio work broadcasts regularly on This American Life, Freakonomics Radio, and Marketplace. She is the recipient of numerous fellowships, including the Ford Foundation Professional Journalism Training Fellowship and the Royce Fellowship.

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Mime Very Own Book

Pdf Arts Mime Very Own Book

Pdf:Mime Very Own Book.Review 'I found myself literally laughing out loud as I turned the pages and was left wanting to share the images instantly with others. . . . Looking for a fun time? Be sure to check out this book.' —Mike Gencarelli, www.MediaMikes.com (January 2012)'Mime Very Own Book is a collection of full color photographs of vignettes . . . [presenting] a unique brand of humor using the style of the mime. . . . A worthy choice for art lovers who don't mind a bit of silence.'  —Wisconsin Book Watch (March 2012) Read more From the Author Our Mime, The amazing Doug Jones: 24 year acting career and the most familiar face you might not recognize. Doug's incredible talents have brought some of the most memorable and amazing screen characters to life, like Billy Butcherson in Hocus Pocus, Pan and the Pale Man in the multi-Oscar-winning Pan's Labyrinth, the Silver Surfer, Abe Sapien in the Hellboy movies, and some incredible film work too on shows like CSI, Criminal Minds, and his infamous role as the lead Gentleman in the Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode, HUSH. Doug worked as a mime to pay the bills and Mime Very Own Book brings those humble beginnings full circle.Foreword by the hilarious Josh the Ponceman Perry: Star of the hit YouTube series Retarded Policeman and original shorts on The Perry Brothers Abnormal Comedy channel which have garnered over 100 million views and whose audience continues to grow. Josh has starred on the big screen with such icons as Bruce Willis, Joseph Gordon Levitt, Emily Blunt,Val Kilmer, Rip Torn, Cloris Leachman and Peter Falk. Josh has not let the fact that he has Down Syndrome stop him from pursuing a successful career as an actor.Photography through the stunning lens of Eric Curtis: Originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico, Eric moved to California after college and lives in LA where he has photographed such Hollywood notables as David Lynch, Danny Glover, rocker Tommy Lee, the bands My Chemical Romance and Linkin Park, and rapper Method Man. Eric's unique approach to photography emphasizes bringing studio lighting to the outside world, which allows him to dictate the terms of the world he's shooting.Makeup by Oscar nominated artist Thomas Floutz: Some of Thom's work, Hellboy I&II, X-Men First Class, Sucker Punch, Breaking BadCostumes by Connie Perry: An over 30 year career producing and creating live events and costume extravaganzas, Connie's professionalism and creative eye were key in making the endless costume changes and challenges of Mime Very Own Book possible. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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THE ESSENTIAL INSTANT POT RECIPES FOR BEGINNERS: Easy & Most Delicious Foolproof Recipes for Your Whole Family with Beginners Guide (Electric Pressure Cooker Cookbook) (Instant Pot Cookbook).

Pdf Arts THE ESSENTIAL INSTANT POT RECIPES FOR BEGINNERS: Easy & Most Delicious Foolproof Recipes for Your Whole Family with Beginners Guide (Electric Pressure Cooker Cookbook) (Instant Pot Cookbook).

Pdf:THE ESSENTIAL INSTANT POT RECIPES FOR BEGINNERS: Easy & Most Delicious Foolproof Recipes for Your Whole Family with Beginners Guide (Electric Pressure Cooker Cookbook) (Instant Pot Cookbook)..Enjoy Quick and Foolproof Recipes - The Easy Way! We know you want to become a master chef in the kitchen! We know you want to impress your guests, friends and all your loved ones with your great culinary skills. The Essential Instant Pot Recipes for Beginners provides you with the tools required to make the best dishes in the world with your Instant Pot. This cookbook consists of 250+ easy and most delicious foolproof recipes that are hand-picked and specially tried in our kitchen to help you master the instant pot from your very first meal. The ingredients are well listed and each recipe is accompanied by a foolproof instruction to help you make delicious meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner without breaking a sweat. With this fabulous cookbook, you will learn how to make the best dishes in the world in the easiest way possible. You'll discover lots of tips, step-by-step guide for beginners and consist of 250+ quick and foolproof recipes under various chapters such as: Meaning and Benefits of Pressure Cooking Function Keys of Your Instant Pot & Cleaning Tips Instant Pot Must-Have Tools (Accessories) Breakfast Recipes Lunch & Dinner Recipes Soup & Stew Recipes Poultry Recipes Pork & Beef Recipes Fish & Seafood Recipes Beans, Rice & Grain Recipes Egg Recipes Vegan & Vegetarian Recipes Desserts Appetizers Inside this great cookbook, you'll discover a hearty array of contemporary meals, consisting of easy and foolproof recipes like: Burrito Breakfast Bowl Vegetable Beef Soup Indian Butter Chicken Salsa Shredded Chicken Cheeseburger Macaroni Western Omelet Quiche Vegan Lasagna Soup Sweet BBQ Meatballs Hawaiin Meatballs And Whole Lots More Each of the recipes can be made with few ingredients in a matter of few minutes to improve the quality of your mealtimes. Grab your copy now.

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Get Shit Done 2019-2023: Floral Five Year Monthly Planner, 60 Months Planner For The Next Five Year 8' x 10' Monthly Calendar Agenda Planner and ... With Holidays and inspirational Quotes

Pdf Arts Get Shit Done 2019-2023: Floral Five Year Monthly Planner, 60 Months Planner For The Next Five Year 8' x 10' Monthly Calendar Agenda Planner and ... With Holidays and inspirational Quotes

Pdf:Get Shit Done 2019-2023: Floral Five Year Monthly Planner, 60 Months Planner For The Next Five Year 8' x 10' Monthly Calendar Agenda Planner and ... With Holidays and inspirational Quotes.Five Year Planner 2019-2023The Academic Five year 2019-2023 Planner is all you need to keep things organized! The Monthly planner features 60 Month Calendar, One month per each two page spread with unruled daily blocks.Book Details:January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2023 (60 Months Calendar)Matte Finish Cover Design 8 inches By 10 inches Printed on Quality PaperCalendar on each Monthly ViewBest for Christmas gift and New Year giftMade in the USA.

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Tracing Letters: ABC Tracing Book for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Pdf Arts Tracing Letters: ABC Tracing Book for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Pdf:Tracing Letters: ABC Tracing Book for Toddlers and Preschoolers.The perfect letter tracing workbook for your child! This fun workbook is a great way for children ages 3 and up to practice fine motor skills, build and improve handwriting skills, learn the letters of the alphabet and early reading "sight" words. WHAT'S INSIDE: 108 pages of practice 4 pages per letter including one full blank writing page (per letter) for your child to practice without tracing Large 8 x 10 inch pages Fun pictures to color for every letter BONUS: Includes 100 early reading "sight words" to practice writing!

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3 Column Ledger: Accounting Ledger Notebook for Small Business, Bookkeeping Ledger, Account Book, Accounting Journal Entry Book, 120 Pages, 8.5 x 11 inches (Note Book Ledger) (Volume 7)

Pdf Arts 3 Column Ledger: Accounting Ledger Notebook for Small Business, Bookkeeping Ledger, Account Book, Accounting Journal Entry Book, 120 Pages, 8.5 x 11 inches (Note Book Ledger) (Volume 7)

Pdf:3 Column Ledger: Accounting Ledger Notebook for Small Business, Bookkeeping Ledger, Account Book, Accounting Journal Entry Book, 120 Pages, 8.5 x 11 inches (Note Book Ledger) (Volume 7).Bookkeeping Records, Cash accounting book To record of Cash Received and Paid Out120 Pages, 8.5 x 11 inches

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Mime, Music and Drama on the Eighteenth-Century Stage: The Ballet d'Action

Pdf Arts Mime, Music and Drama on the Eighteenth-Century Stage: The Ballet d'Action

Pdf:Mime, Music and Drama on the Eighteenth-Century Stage: The Ballet d'Action.Book Description The eighteenth-century 'ballet d'action' was innovative, moving, difficult, sometimes bizarre and often controversial. This study does justice to the distinctive hybrid nature of this theatrical form by taking a comparative approach, using contemporary literature and literary criticism, music, mime and dance from a wide range of English and European sources. Read more About the Author Edward Nye is Fellow of Lincoln College and Lecturer in French at the University of Oxford. His research centres on the eighteenth century and on artistic aesthetics in particular, and he is also interested in the history of ideas across centuries and national borders. He is the author of Literary and Linguistic Theories in Eighteenth-Century France (2000), the editor of a volume of literary reflections on dance, Sur Quel Pied Danser? Danse et Littérature (2005) and the editor of a scholarly anthology on the literature of cycling, A Bicyclette (2000). Read more

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2018-2020 Three Year Planner: 36 Months Calendar Yearly Goals Monthly Task Checklist Organizer Agenda Schedule Logbook Appointment Notebook Personal ... Year Monthly Calendar Planner) (Volume 1)

Pdf Arts 2018-2020 Three Year Planner: 36 Months Calendar Yearly Goals Monthly Task Checklist Organizer Agenda Schedule Logbook Appointment Notebook Personal ... Year Monthly Calendar Planner) (Volume 1)

Pdf:2018-2020 Three Year Planner: 36 Months Calendar Yearly Goals Monthly Task Checklist Organizer Agenda Schedule Logbook Appointment Notebook Personal ... Year Monthly Calendar Planner) (Volume 1).18-2020 Three Year Planner2018-2020 Three Year Planner for Yearly Organizer & Monthly Task Checklist, Writing JournalDetailsCalendar schedule organizerPersonal Time Management Notebook,Office Equipment & Supplies NotebookThe pages in this Planner contain sections for personal profile,contact names,yearly overview, 36 months calendar, yearly goals, monthly task checklist,noteIt's a perfect gift for family and friends172 pages of 2018-2020 Three Year Planner8.5 inches By 11 InchesMatte CoverPaperback CoverGet start 2018-2020 Three Year Planner today!

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The Comedy of Charlie Chaplin: Artistry in Motion

Pdf Arts The Comedy of Charlie Chaplin: Artistry in Motion

Pdf:The Comedy of Charlie Chaplin: Artistry in Motion.Review 'Dan Kamin's The Comedy of Charlie Chaplin is indispensable. Its detailed, penetrating analysis of the how and why of Chaplin's body language reveals the craft behind the art of the greatest clown of them all.' --Scott Eyman in books editor of The Palm Beach Post and author of Lion of Hollywood--The Life and Legend of Louis B. Mayer'Dan's insights are amazing.' -- Robert Downey, Jr.'Kamin has deciphered the magic that was Chaplin--the poetry and eloquence of the movement ...There are hundreds, perhaps thousands, of books and other materials concerning the life and films of Chaplin. Kamin takes a new approach...excellent.' --Library Journal Read more From the Back Cover From his early shorts in the 1910s through his final film in 1967, Charlie Chaplin's genius embraced many arts--mime, dance, acting, music, writing, and directing. The Comedy of Charlie Chaplin: Artistry in Motion examines Chaplin's fusion of these arts in his films, providing new understanding of how movement communicates, how comedy routines are structured, and how stage skills can be translated to the screen. An acclaimed comic performing artist himself, Dan Kamin brings a unique insider's perspective to the subject. He explores how Chaplin's physical virtuosity led him to create the timeless visual comedy that brought silent films to their peak. Kamin uncovers the underlying principles behind the filmmaker's gags, illuminating how Chaplin conjured comedy from the fundamental physical laws of movement. He then presents provocative new interpretations of the comedian's sound films, showing how Chaplin remained faithful to his silent comedy roots even as he kept reinventing his art for changing times. Kamin also offers new insights into how Chaplin achieved rapport with audiences and demonstrates how comedy created nearly a century ago is still fresh today. Lavishly illustrated with many never-before-published images, The Comedy of Charlie Chaplin provides the only in-depth analysis of Chaplin as a movement artist and physical comedian. Revealing the inner working of Chaplin's mesmerizing art, this book will appeal not just to Chaplin fans but to anyone who loves comedy. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Movement for Actors (Second Edition)

Pdf Arts Movement for Actors (Second Edition)

Pdf:Movement for Actors (Second Edition).Review 'The most complete survey to date of the available physical components of modern actor training. Invaluable.' —George Morrison, former president, the New Actor Works, former emeritus professor, SUNY Purchase“This wonderful, eclectic book offers both theoretical and practical insights to actors, directors, and students, while providing fascinating insights to anyone who seeks a greater understanding of the process of creating theater. We often speak of the need to move beyond the seminal work of Stanislavski. For those who wish to do so, Ms. Potter has furnished us with an excellent roadmap.” —Barbara MacKenzie-Wood, head of acting/music theater, Carnegie Mellon University“A marvelous, instructive, and coherent sourcebook. It brings back memories of my own experiences, working with Mme. Fedro and her stick and learning the lessons of the Alexander Technique, during those exhilarating days of rigorous physical training for a lifelong career.” —Lisa Eichborn, internationally renowned actress and two-time Golden Globe and BAFTA nominee“A timely collection of essays, which synthesizes a broad range of movement techniques that have deeply influenced performance training. The authors’ passions are palpable, their information clearly articulated, and their expertise firmly grounded as their insights add to the growing interdisciplinary study of the body.” —Robert H. Vorlicky, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University Read more About the Author Nicole Potter, who passed away in 2013, served as a senior editor at Allworth Press and as an adjunct professor in the theater department of Marymount Manhattan College. She edited numerous theater, film, and art publications and wrote for film magazines, and her performance background included appearances in film and television.Mary Fleischer is a professor of theatre arts at Marymount Manhattan College. She holds a PhD in theatre from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and is the author of Embodied Texts: Symbolist Playwright-Dancer Collaborations.Barbara Adrian is a professor of theatre arts at Marymount Manhattan College and an associate artist with the off-Broadway theatre company New York Classical Theatre. She also coaches professional actors for television, film, and stage. She is the author of Actor Training the Laban Way: An Integrated Approach to Voice, Speech, and Movement (Allworth Press). Read more

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Clowns and Tricksters: An Encyclopedia of Tradition and Culture

Pdf Arts Clowns and Tricksters: An Encyclopedia of Tradition and Culture

Pdf:Clowns and Tricksters: An Encyclopedia of Tradition and Culture.From Library Journal Christen (religious studies, Arizona State Univ.) and Gill (religious studies, Univ. of Colorado), a scholar who has written many works on Native American religion and mythology, have created a reference to tricksters and clowns, figures found in cultures and myths worldwide but whose characteristics differ according to the culture in which they originate. The work lists 185 cultures by geographical area, followed by a main section consisting of 194 alphabetically arranged entries related to tricksters and clowns; the entries, which are heavily cross-referenced, cite the name of the character with its culture or country of origin followed by stories or other information. The entries conclude with bibliographic citations, and there is a comprehensive bibliography as well. The scope of this work is vast, covering clowns and tricksters from the ancient world to the present and including some references to cultures that no longer exist as well as material from current popular culture. As the introduction states: 'This volume is meant as a general introduction to both the characters and the people who see the world through their eyes.' It succeeds admirably. For public and academic libraries.AJoan W. Gartland, Detroit P.L.Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc. Read more Review 'This volume is meant as a general introduction to both the characters and the people who see the world through their eyes. It succeeds admirably. For public and academic libraries.' - Library Journal'This interesting focus on a particular slice of cultural mythology succeeds in bringing to life the various clowns and trickster figures from around the world.' - Colorado Libraries Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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July 2019-June 2020 Planner: Black Book Flowers, Daily/Weekly/Monthly/Yearly Calendar Book July 2019-June 2020 Journal, Large 8 x 10 Calendar Schedule ... With Holidays and inspirational Quotes

Pdf Arts July 2019-June 2020 Planner: Black Book Flowers, Daily/Weekly/Monthly/Yearly Calendar Book July 2019-June 2020 Journal, Large 8 x 10 Calendar Schedule ... With Holidays and inspirational Quotes

Pdf:July 2019-June 2020 Planner: Black Book Flowers, Daily/Weekly/Monthly/Yearly Calendar Book July 2019-June 2020 Journal, Large 8 x 10 Calendar Schedule ... With Holidays and inspirational Quotes.July 2019-June 2020 PlannerThe elegant 12-Month July 2019-June 2020 Planner is all you need to keep things organized! The Daily, Weekly and Monthly planner features 12 Month Calendar, monthly spreads with extra space for taking notes, weekly spreads for recording daily activities and daily to-do lists. Happy Planning!Book Details:July 1, 2019 to June 31, 2020Matte Finish Cover Design 8 inches By 10 inches Printed on Quality PaperCalendar on each Monthly View (12 months)Weekly spreads to record your everyday scheduleTo-do-list section for each day of the weekMade in the USA.

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2018-2022 Five Year Planner: Elegant Marble 60 Months Calendar Yearly Goals Monthly Task Checklist Personal Management Record Journal Writing ... Year Monthly Calendar Planner) (Volume 3)

Pdf Arts 2018-2022 Five Year Planner: Elegant Marble 60 Months Calendar Yearly Goals Monthly Task Checklist Personal Management Record Journal Writing ... Year Monthly Calendar Planner) (Volume 3)

Pdf:2018-2022 Five Year Planner: Elegant Marble 60 Months Calendar Yearly Goals Monthly Task Checklist Personal Management Record Journal Writing ... Year Monthly Calendar Planner) (Volume 3).18-2022 Five Year Planner2018-2022 Five Year Planner for Yearly Organizer & Monthly Task Checklist, Writing JournalDetailsCalendar schedule organizerPersonal Time Management Notebook,Office Equipment & Supplies NotebookThe pages in this Planner contain sections for personal profile,contact names,yearly overview, 60 months calendar, yearly goals, monthly task checklist,notesIt's a perfect gift for family and friends190 pages of 2018-2022 Five Year Planner8.5 inches By 11 InchesGlossy CoverPaperback CoverGet start 2018-2022 Five Year Planner today!

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Exposed by the Mask: Form and Language in Drama (Playwrights Canada Press)

Pdf Arts Exposed by the Mask: Form and Language in Drama (Playwrights Canada Press)

Pdf:Exposed by the Mask: Form and Language in Drama (Playwrights Canada Press).Britain’s Sir Peter Hall is considered by many the most important director in his generation. As the artistic director of the Royal Shakespeare Company, the National Theatre and the Old Vic, he has directed the greatest actors of our time in numerous seminal interpretations of Shakespeare and the Classics.In his latest work, Sir Peter Hall ranges over the extraordinary history of world drama to find the common experiences that are able to create the theatrical form. This series of 4 lectures were delivered at Trinity College in Cambridge as part of the famed Clark lectures which began in the nineteenth century.The argument of the lectures is that theatre is only created when emotions are contained by a form. That very form paradoxically gives freedom of expression. Thus the Greek mask enables the actor to express hysteria. The mask, whether it may be the actual physical mask on the face, or the form of the drama itself, makes expression possible. Shakespeare’s verse is his mask. Mozart’s sonata is his. And Beckett and Pinter (by the metaphors of their plays) have brought poetry back to the theatre. Without form there can be no freedom.Peter Hall is currently in Denver, Colorado, in rehearsals for the world premiere production of Tantalus, a 15 hour, 10 play cycle based on Greek tragedy to open at the Denver Center Theatre in October 2000.

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Manipulation: How to Deal and Fight Back against Manipulation and Mind Control (Manipulation, Persuasion and Human Psychology)

Pdf Arts Manipulation: How to Deal and Fight Back against Manipulation and Mind Control (Manipulation, Persuasion and Human Psychology)

Pdf:Manipulation: How to Deal and Fight Back against Manipulation and Mind Control (Manipulation, Persuasion and Human Psychology).Discover The Best Manipulation Techniques (Mind control, Human Psychology)I’m here to tell you that Manipulation and Mind Control are an important human psychology tool that can bring you immense benefits. That is exactly what I want to talk to you about in this book.Manipulation can be incredibly helpful, and I can show you how to use it and why, as well as open your eyes to the malicious manipulation of others and teach you how to deal with it.This book can be your guide to manipulation in all of its aspects – from how to deal and identify manipulative behavriors, as well as how to fight against that. It’s all in here, at your fingertips.Don’t hesitate to educate yourself on what manipulation entails and how you can make use of it, yourself.We’ve all encountered manipulation, mind control in our lives in one way or another, so it’s time to learn how to identify it and what to do when you’re confronted with a manipulative person.Invest in Yourself now! So Go Ahead, Grab Your Copy & learn everything about human psychology and behaviorYou won't regret it!

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Bip in a Book

Pdf Arts Bip in a Book

Pdf:Bip in a Book.From Publishers Weekly This ingenious square volume makes brilliant use of both the great mime's talents and the idea of the book as a physical object. Fans of Marceau will recognize one of his most famous pieces, 'The Cage,' taken to a new level here. The opening spreads feature a seemingly fathomless glossy black background on the left as, opposite, the inventive mime plays out his drama, photographed against a crisp white background. As Marceau approaches readers, he comes up against an invisible wall, which he indicates with hands outspread; in the next photos, he moves toward the right-hand edge of the page, eventually coming to a dead-end there as well. But here's where he expands on his work in 'The Cage': he next begins to 'climb' the edge of the page until he hits the 'ceiling,' or top edge of the page. Rothfeld's photos brilliantly create a cinematic effect: Marceau first loses his hat to gravity, then loses his own tenuous hold, falling (over several spreads) to the bottom of the page. This whole sequence leads to a cleverly imagined interplay with the mysterious blackness that has hitherto remained confined to the left of each spread. Marceau begins to get sucked into the darkness, saves himself, but loses his hat into the black vastness. Much playfulness prevails as Marceau finds a way to retrieve his chapeau. For the uninitiated, this thoughtfully conceived volume is an ideal introduction to the art of mime at its finest; for Marceau's followers, it is a must. All ages. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc. Read more About the Author MARCEL MARCEAU is universally acclaimed as the world's greatest mime. His enduring wordless dramas include 'The Cage,' 'Walking Against the Wind,' 'Youth, Maturity, Old Age, and Death,' and satires of everything from matadors to sculptors. In 1949 he formed the only pantomime company in the world, and in 1955 he made his U.S. debut. Since then the artist has performed in every major U.S. city and around the world, and has gained an even larger international following through his many television and movie appearances. Among his many honors are an Emmy Award and France's coveted Legion of Honor. BRUCE GOLDSTONE is the author of The Beastly Feast (Holt), and Ten Friends (Holt). He lives happily trapped inside an invisible cage known as New York City. STEVEN ROTHFELD is the photographer of Entrez (Artisan), French Dreams (Workman), Irish Dreams (Chronicle), and Italian Dreams (Collins). He has also illustrated the works of prominent figures in the food and travel world, including Frances Mayes, Patricia Wells, and Wolfgang Puck. Read more

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The Mime Book (Umbrella Book)

Pdf Arts The Mime Book (Umbrella Book)

Pdf:The Mime Book (Umbrella Book).Amazon.com Review The great French mime performer, Claude Kipnis, reveals the mechanisms and techniques of mime in an easy-to-understand translation. This is not a theoretical 'art of' book, but a functional 'how to' and 'why to' instructional guide. Individual exercises are included, together with detailed coverage of body movements, the illusion and how to create a world. We know of no other book that so comprehensively explains how the functions of mime are achieved. Certainly a basic text for any aspiring mime. Read more Review '[His pieces] carry messages and metaphors that are both timeless and incisive.' --Anna Kisselgoff, The New York Times Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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From Mime to Sign

Pdf Arts From Mime to Sign

Pdf:From Mime to Sign.From Mime To Sign can enlarge and enrich your communication skills. It helps you become more visually aware. It trains you to think in pictures instead of words. Read more

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Ketogenic Diet: 21 Days for Rapid Weight Loss

Pdf Arts Ketogenic Diet: 21 Days for Rapid Weight Loss

Pdf:Ketogenic Diet: 21 Days for Rapid Weight Loss.Do you want to lose weight, have energy all day long and feel amazing? Don’t leave it for next Monday, and start upgrading your life TODAY! Many people struggle when it comes to losing weight, trying different kind of diets with different recipes. Everyone knows that the most important factor when trying to lose weight, it’s what we eat. But don’t worry because we made this book just for you with all the information you need to know about the Ketogenic Diet. The Ketogenic diet is something which has been around for a long time.  It has been shown to work, and with its unique method of burning fats rather than carbohydrates, it has been proven to assist with weight loss, while improving your overall health too.   Now, in this latest book on the subject, we will show you how the Ketogenic diet will start to work for you, in just 21 days. What will you discover in this book What is the Ketogenic Diet Benefits of the Ketogenic Diet Common Mistakes to Avoid Foods to Eat and Foods to Avoid 21 Day Meal Plan Tips for Losing Weight Breakfast Recipes Lunch & Dinner Recipes Delicious Dessert Recipes Drinks Recipes And much more!   What better investment than investing in your own health?  21 days is all it will take to have the body you've always wanted and feel amazing!   Download your copy TODAY!Tags:ketogenic diet, ketogenic diet for beginners, ketogenic cookbook, ketogenic diet recipes, ketogenic diet mistakes, ketogenic diet plan, ketogenic diet guide

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Get Shit Done 2019 Budgeting Planner: Art Flowers, Daily Weekly & Monthly Budget Planner, 12 Months Calendar Financial Expense Tracker, Monthly Bill Organizer 8' x 10'

Pdf Arts Get Shit Done 2019 Budgeting Planner: Art Flowers, Daily Weekly & Monthly Budget Planner, 12 Months Calendar Financial Expense Tracker, Monthly Bill Organizer 8' x 10'

Pdf:Get Shit Done 2019 Budgeting Planner: Art Flowers, Daily Weekly & Monthly Budget Planner, 12 Months Calendar Financial Expense Tracker, Monthly Bill Organizer 8' x 10'.Budgeting Planner 2019This Book comprises of neatly organized spaces for the week, month and year that you wish to plan your expenses and account for your bills.Book Details:January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019 (12 Months Calendar)Matte Finish Cover Design 8 inches By 10 inches Printed on Quality PaperCalendar on each Monthly ViewBest for Christmas gift and New Year giftMade in the USA.

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July 2019-June 2020 Monthly Planner: Pink Floral, Daily/Weekly/Monthly/Yearly Calendar Book July 2019-June 2020 Journal, Large 8 x 10 Calendar ... With Holidays and inspirational Quotes

Pdf Arts July 2019-June 2020 Monthly Planner: Pink Floral, Daily/Weekly/Monthly/Yearly Calendar Book July 2019-June 2020 Journal, Large 8 x 10 Calendar ... With Holidays and inspirational Quotes

Pdf:July 2019-June 2020 Monthly Planner: Pink Floral, Daily/Weekly/Monthly/Yearly Calendar Book July 2019-June 2020 Journal, Large 8 x 10 Calendar ... With Holidays and inspirational Quotes.July 2019-June 2020 PlannerThe elegant 12-Month July 2019-June 2020 Planner is all you need to keep things organized! The Daily, Weekly and Monthly planner features 12 Month Calendar, monthly spreads with extra space for taking notes, weekly spreads for recording daily activities and daily to-do lists. Happy Planning!Book Details:July 1, 2019 to June 31, 2020Matte Finish Cover Design 8 inches By 10 inches Printed on Quality PaperCalendar on each Monthly View (12 months)Weekly spreads to record your everyday scheduleTo-do-list section for each day of the weekMade in the USA.

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Costume in Performance: Materiality, Culture, and the Body

Pdf Arts Costume in Performance: Materiality, Culture, and the Body

Pdf:Costume in Performance: Materiality, Culture, and the Body.Review “[A] richly illustrated, compelling analysis of historical and contemporary costume design. The book successfully provokes a scholarly conversation that makes a marked departure from the kind of how-to book or fashion history that tends to dominate the shelves ... [It] ... explores interdisciplinary theoretical territory and makes broader arguments about the function of costume within a variety of performance genres, time-periods, and sociopolitical contexts.” - Project Muse“Barbieri (London College of Fashion, UK) offers a refreshing look at costumes and their use throughout history in creation, use, and affect in the development of live performance. The author finds connections between contemporary work and historical costume in pageantry, theater, and dance. Six chapters take up a wide variety of topics, exploring for example the transformative ritual of costume, costuming of choruses, the grotesque “Other” body, flying technology and costume, and costume in the present representing the past. Chapter 5, contributed by Trimingham (drama and theater, Univ. of Kent, UK), offers a compelling look at the effective power of costume as art. This well-written, beautifully illustrated book brings to light the importance of costume to live performance in terms of its preparation and presentation. Drawing examples from ancient Greece as well as a wide variety of European theater, from medieval theater to more contemporary and experimental productions, this book is sure to become required reading for students and scholars of costume design and history. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Lower-division undergraduates through faculty and professionals, including students in technical programs.” - CHOICE Read more About the Author Donatella Barbieri is Senior Research Fellow in Design for Performance at London College of Fashion, UK, and, previously, at the Victoria and Albert Museum, UK.With contributions from Melissa Trimingham, Senior Lecturer in Drama at the University of Kent, UK. Read more

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Before They Were Belly Dancers: European Accounts of Female Entertainers in Egypt, 1760-1870

Pdf Arts Before They Were Belly Dancers: European Accounts of Female Entertainers in Egypt, 1760-1870

Pdf:Before They Were Belly Dancers: European Accounts of Female Entertainers in Egypt, 1760-1870.Focusing on Egypt during the period 1760 to 1870, this book fills in some of the historical blanks for a dance form often known today in the Middle East as raqs sharki or raqs baladi, and in Western countries as “belly dance.” Eyewitness accounts written by European travelers, the major primary source for modern scholars, provide most of the research material. The author shapes these numerous accounts into a coherent whole, providing a picture of Egyptian female entertainers of the period as professionals in the arts, rather than as a group of unnamed “ethnic” dancers and singers. Analysis is given of the contexts of this dance—that was a legitimate performing art form in Egyptian society appreciated by a wide variety of audiences—with a focus on actual performances—and a re-creation of choreography.

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Life in a Clown House: A Manual and a Memoir

Pdf Arts Life in a Clown House: A Manual and a Memoir

Pdf:Life in a Clown House: A Manual and a Memoir.Life in a Clown House: A Manual and a Memoir is an invaluable resource for both professionals and aspiring clowns. The first part of the book, The Manual, presents the Eccentric Principles, the core of the pedagogy she and her husband, Avner Eisenberg have developed and refined in over 25 years of teaching together. It all begins with the breath, and quickly moves into entrance onto the stage and the creation of the world of the clown. This is not the clown of the circus, but rather the clown that finds problems to solve at every turn. Even entering the stage is a problem to be addressed. Armed with this new approach, the reader is guided into a careful study of relationships with partners, place, and props. Having spent her formative years living and training in Italy, Julie brings a keen appreciation of the Commedia Dell’Arte to her practice of clowning with exercises from both the historical literature of Commedia and from her vast experience as a performer.The second part of the book, The Memoir, tells the stories of Julie’s days as the Clown of Piazza Navona in Rome, Italy, her extensive touring throughout Europe, and founding one of the first mime troupes in America. Following these early stories is Julie’s account, told with poignancy, humor, and grit, of confronting and living with a debilitating neurodegenerative condition.Life in a Clown House also includes a delightful photographic retrospective of Julie’s career as an actor, mime and musician.

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Body Space Image : Notes Toward Improvision and Performance

Pdf Arts Body Space Image : Notes Toward Improvision and Performance

Pdf:Body Space Image : Notes Toward Improvision and Performance.The first of its kind, 'Body, Space, Image' is a remarkable book about improvisation - a narrative of discovery that sets the mind loose from the rut of everyday perception. From a starting point in movement, improvisation is extended to include groups working together and the physical setting of performance - space, light, sound, objects. Generously illustrated with examples drawn from twenty years of experimental performance, 'Body, Space, Image' explores ways of working and ways of thinking about performance that will inspire both the beginner and the experienced artist. It is a manual intended to stimulate rather than a comprehensive system of working, and includes a unique collection of images - from dance, theatre and painting - and statements by working artists. Words and images combine to celebrate and record one of the most exacting art forms developed in the twentieth century.

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Notebook: water structure outdoors travel destination Italy Italian Milan Modena San Marino

Pdf Arts Notebook: water structure outdoors travel destination Italy Italian Milan Modena San Marino

Pdf:Notebook: water structure outdoors travel destination Italy Italian Milan Modena San Marino.Small Notebooked 5 x 8 inches (12.7cm x 20.32cm), Ruled, 150 Pages, Softcover. Wild Pages Press are creators of unique notebooks and journals. Perfectly spaced between lines to allow plenty of room to write. Wild Pages Press are publishers of unique notebooks, journals, school exercise books, college or university lecture pads, memo books and travel journals that are a little bit quirky and different. Stunning covers, sturdy for everyday use. Great quality, we offer thousands of different designs to choose from. Our quality products make amazing gifts perfect for any special occasion or for a bit of luxury for everyday use. Our products are so versatile, they come in a wide range, be it the perfect notebook, travel companion, or a stylish lecture pad for college or university, cool composition book for school, comprehensive notebook for work, or as a journal, the perfect family heirloom to be treasured for years to come. Our quality products are made in the USA and competitively priced so they can be enjoyed by everyone.

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Stage Fright and Performance Anxiety: An Essential Guide to Staying Calm and Focused Under Pressure - ( How to Overcome Stage Fright and Performance Anxiety )

Pdf Arts Stage Fright and Performance Anxiety: An Essential Guide to Staying Calm and Focused Under Pressure - ( How to Overcome Stage Fright and Performance Anxiety )

Pdf:Stage Fright and Performance Anxiety: An Essential Guide to Staying Calm and Focused Under Pressure - ( How to Overcome Stage Fright and Performance Anxiety ).If you want to conquer stage fright and performance anxiety once and for all, then this book is for you!Today only, get this incredibly useful guide for only $2.99. Regularly priced at $4.99. Read on your PC, Mac, smart phone, tablet or Kindle device.So, you have a performance coming up. It could be anything from a dance recital, a musical concert, or a public-speaking event. And you're quaking in your boots just thinking about it. Of course you’ve heard the same old cliché advice: “Just visualize the audience in their underwear.” But that really just raises more questions than answers, doesn't it? “Which underwear?” “Are we talking lingerie? Or laundry day Granny Panties?” and “Should I be distracting my brain with this matter when I really need to focus on remembering my steps or speech?” I developed this ebook specifically to present to you, my frightened and nervous peers, something different, and far more specific: a guide to forever vanquishing the twin dragons of stage fright and performance anxiety. Let’s get started!Here Is A Preview Of What You'll Learn...Understanding Your FrenemySeven Tips and Exercises For the Long TermThe Difference Between a Mediocre Performer and a Great PerformerThe Story of My Superman UndiesDeveloping a Performance Day RitualEight Tips and Tricks for the Short TermLine of Sight Tricks to Appear more ConfidentMuch, much more!Download your copy today!Tags: how to overcome stage fright, performance anxiety, stage fright, stagefright, staying calm, under pressure, staying focused

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Before They Were Belly Dancers: European Accounts of Female Entertainers in Egypt, 1760-1870

Pdf Arts Before They Were Belly Dancers: European Accounts of Female Entertainers in Egypt, 1760-1870

Pdf:Before They Were Belly Dancers: European Accounts of Female Entertainers in Egypt, 1760-1870.About the Author Kathleen W. Fraser has had a varied professional career encompassing magazine publishing, foreign development, human rights education, employment equity, and the teaching of essay writing and dance history at the university level. Her dance-related writing has appeared in Dance Research Journal (reviews), Impulse magazine, the UCLA Journal of Dance Ethnology, and Canadian Dance: Visions and Stories (articles), and she has presented at professional conferences held by Dance History Scholars, Conference on Research in Dance, and the International Bellydance Conferences of Canada. She lives in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Read more

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Mime Spoken Here : The Performer's Portable Workshop

Pdf Arts Mime Spoken Here : The Performer's Portable Workshop

Pdf:Mime Spoken Here : The Performer's Portable Workshop.For more than 40 6ears, Tony Montaro has been a celebrated mime, at the top of his field. And for the past 20 years, he has shared his insights and skills as a mentor to hundreds of performers. At last, here's Tony's book, a book for all performing artists - actors, musicians, dancers, poets...To Tony Montanaro, mime is 'eloquent gesture,' with or without words, with or without props. His approach is more than an invaluable lesson in theatre; it's a lesson in communication. Knowing what you want to project, sensing what the audience sees, and developing the skill necessary to bring the two together with eloquence and personal style are the goals of 'Mime Spoken Here.' CONTENTS: 1) Definition & History of Mime * 2) Warming Up * 3) Premise Work * 4) Isolation Exercises and Illusions * 5) Character Work * 6) Preparatory Exercises * 7) Improvisation * 8) Creating Sketches * 9) The Subtleties of Performing Read more

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Mime Time! (Christian Drama Director Book 4)

Pdf Arts Mime Time! (Christian Drama Director Book 4)

Pdf:Mime Time! (Christian Drama Director Book 4).Every actor needs to learn the art of mime. It not only helps them to create believable environments when the stage is empty, but gives them the control and awareness of making ANY stage environment real. The exercises will benefit the actor's facial and body control and help him develop three dimensional characters.

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Movement for Actors (Second Edition)

Pdf Arts Movement for Actors (Second Edition)

Pdf:Movement for Actors (Second Edition).In this updated rich resource for actors, renowned movement teachers and directors reveal the physical skills needed for the stage and the screen. Readers will gain remarkable insights into the physical skills and techniques used in a wide variety of performance styles through ready-to-use exercises and approaches. Included in this new edition are chapters covering:Stage combatYoga for actorsMartial artsBody-mind centeringAuthentic movementBartenieff fundamentalsGrotowski-based movementThose who want to pursue serious training will be able to consult the appendix for listings of the best teachers and schools in the country. This inspiring collection is a must-read for all actors, directors, and teachers of theater looking for stimulation and new approaches.Allworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, publishes a broad range of books on the visual and performing arts, with emphasis on the business of art. Our titles cover subjects such as graphic design, theater, branding, fine art, photography, interior design, writing, acting, film, how to start careers, business and legal forms, business practices, and more. While we don't aspire to publish a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are deeply committed to quality books that help creative professionals succeed and thrive. We often publish in areas overlooked by other publishers and welcome the author whose expertise can help our audience of readers.

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2019-2023 Monthly Planner: Black Art Abstract Cover, 8' x 10' Five Year 2019-2023 Calendar Planner, Monthly Calendar Schedule Organizer (60 Months ... With Holidays and inspirational Quotes

Pdf Arts 2019-2023 Monthly Planner: Black Art Abstract Cover, 8' x 10' Five Year 2019-2023 Calendar Planner, Monthly Calendar Schedule Organizer (60 Months ... With Holidays and inspirational Quotes

Pdf:2019-2023 Monthly Planner: Black Art Abstract Cover, 8' x 10' Five Year 2019-2023 Calendar Planner, Monthly Calendar Schedule Organizer (60 Months ... With Holidays and inspirational Quotes.Five Year Planner 2019-2023The Academic Five year 2019-2023 Planner is all you need to keep things organized! The Monthly planner features 60 Month Calendar, One month per each two page spread with unruled daily blocks.Book Details:January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2023 (60 Months Calendar)Matte Finish Cover Design 8 inches By 10 inches Printed on Quality PaperCalendar on each Monthly ViewBest for Christmas gift and New Year giftMade in the USA.

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The Complete Book of Hand Shadows: Instructions for Shadowgraphy (Dover Books on Magic, Games and Puzzles)

Pdf Arts The Complete Book of Hand Shadows: Instructions for Shadowgraphy (Dover Books on Magic, Games and Puzzles)

Pdf:The Complete Book of Hand Shadows: Instructions for Shadowgraphy (Dover Books on Magic, Games and Puzzles).From the Back Cover Generations of entertainers have amused audiences of children and adults with the art of hand shadows, using only a light source and their own two hands to form immediately recognizable profiles of people and animals. Lovers of nostalgia and aspiring hand shadow artists will delight in this facsimile of a 1913 book, which features more than 50 hand shadows. These quaint illustrations depict many different types of shadows, from swans, rabbits, and other animals to historic figures and fictional characters. Each hand shadow is accompanied by a description of specific hand positioning and an illustration. Additional helpful tips include instructions on lighting, projection screens, and hand exercises. www.doverpublications.com Read more About the Author In addition to publishing books on magic and hand shadows, Louis Nikola (1878–1936) performed in Great Britain and Australia during the World War I era. Read more

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Get Shit Done 2019-2023: Monthly Planner, Dark Floral Cover, 60 Months Planner For The Next Five Year 8' x 10' Monthly Calendar Agenda Planner and ... With Holidays and inspirational Quotes

Pdf Arts Get Shit Done 2019-2023: Monthly Planner, Dark Floral Cover, 60 Months Planner For The Next Five Year 8' x 10' Monthly Calendar Agenda Planner and ... With Holidays and inspirational Quotes

Pdf:Get Shit Done 2019-2023: Monthly Planner, Dark Floral Cover, 60 Months Planner For The Next Five Year 8' x 10' Monthly Calendar Agenda Planner and ... With Holidays and inspirational Quotes.Five Year Planner 2019-2023The Academic Five year 2019-2023 Planner is all you need to keep things organized! The Monthly planner features 60 Month Calendar, One month per each two page spread with unruled daily blocks.Book Details:January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2023 (60 Months Calendar)Matte Finish Cover Design 8 inches By 10 inches Printed on Quality PaperCalendar on each Monthly ViewBest for Christmas gift and New Year giftMade in the USA.

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Positive Vibes Wedding Planner: Wedding Planner Organizer and Checklist Journal, Wedding Planning Notebook Journal,Wedding Planner Binder ... (Wedding Planners and Organizers) (Volume 3)

Pdf Arts Positive Vibes Wedding Planner: Wedding Planner Organizer and Checklist Journal, Wedding Planning Notebook Journal,Wedding Planner Binder ... (Wedding Planners and Organizers) (Volume 3)

Pdf:Positive Vibes Wedding Planner: Wedding Planner Organizer and Checklist Journal, Wedding Planning Notebook Journal,Wedding Planner Binder ... (Wedding Planners and Organizers) (Volume 3).Wedding Planner Checklist|Wedding Planning Book|Wedding Planners and Organizers|Wedding Planner Binder|Wedding Planner JournalTo keep any bride organized during the wedding planning process. Fill with thoughts and ideas tracking of every detail leading up to their Big Day.Calendar ChecklistMaid of Honor Duties ChecklistMaid of Honor Planning TimelineBridal Party and Vendor Contact InformationBridal Shower Party PlanningBeauty WorksheetsWedding Day ScheduleWedding Day Emergency KitUndated Monthly Calendar

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Manipulation: How to Deal and Fight Back Against Manipulation and Mind Control

Pdf Arts Manipulation: How to Deal and Fight Back Against Manipulation and Mind Control

Pdf:Manipulation: How to Deal and Fight Back Against Manipulation and Mind Control.Discover the best manipulation techniques! I'm here to tell you that manipulation and mind control are important human psychology tools that can bring you immense benefits. That is exactly what I want to talk to you about in this audiobook. Manipulation can be incredibly helpful, and I can show you how to use it and why, as well as open your eyes to the malicious manipulation of others and teach you how to deal with it. This book can be your guide to manipulation in all of its aspects - from how to deal and identify manipulative behaviors, as well as how to fight against them. It's all in here, at your fingertips. Don't hesitate to educate yourself on what manipulation entails and how you can make use of it. We've all encountered manipulation and mind control in our lives in one way or another, so it's time to learn how to identify it and what to do when you're confronted with a manipulative person. Invest in yourself now! Get this audiobook today!

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Pierrots on the Stage of Desire: Nineteenth-Century French Literary Artists and the Comic Pantomime (Princeton Legacy Library)

Pdf Arts Pierrots on the Stage of Desire: Nineteenth-Century French Literary Artists and the Comic Pantomime (Princeton Legacy Library)

Pdf:Pierrots on the Stage of Desire: Nineteenth-Century French Literary Artists and the Comic Pantomime (Princeton Legacy Library).This book, a companion to the author's Pierrot: A Critical History of a Mask (Princeton, 1978), provides a detailed history of nineteenth-century French pantomime, from the feeries of Jean-Gaspard Deburau at the Theatre des Funambules to the cabaret entertainments of Georges Wague at the height of la Belle Epoque.Originally published in 1985.The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

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Towards a Theory of Mime

Pdf Arts Towards a Theory of Mime

Pdf:Towards a Theory of Mime.Towards a Theory of Mime is a genuinely unique book about non-verbal communication and performance. Combining a broad global history of the evolution of human communication with an introduction to the general practice of mime, Alexander Iliev traces a lineage from Marceau and Barrault to his own distinguished practice as performer and teacher. The book moves from a fascinating description of the first principles of gestural language to a stunning sequence of specific exercises in practical training.Written in a sometimes poetic, always accessible and often humorous style, Towards a Theory of Mime conveys complex ideas in a strikingly accessible way.Alexander Iliev has over forty years experience practising and teaching both theatre and anthropology around the world. He is currently Associate Professor at the National Academy in Sofia.

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The Kabuki Theatre of Japan

Pdf Arts The Kabuki Theatre of Japan

Pdf:The Kabuki Theatre of Japan."Highly recommended." — Library Journal. One of the most comprehensive handbooks available on Kabuki theatre provides readers with all the information they need to understand and appreciate this exciting amalgam of dramatic and musical arts. A clear and thoughtfully written text describes the theater's development in the context of Japanese history, with detailed analyses of actors' techniques, music and dance, plays and playwrights, the playhouse's design evolution, and six representative Kabuki plays. Includes glossary of Japanese terms. Invaluable to students, scholars and anyone intrigued by classical Japanese theater.

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The Art of Pantomime

Pdf Arts The Art of Pantomime

Pdf:The Art of Pantomime.Review 'This book should interest films actors, directors, and scenario writers ... besides several chapters on the possibilities of silent drama it contains what is probably our largest and most accurate collection of drawings illustrating emotional attitudes as portrayed by facial expressions and bodily postures.' Read more

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Modern Americana Expanded Edition

Pdf Arts Modern Americana Expanded Edition

Pdf:Modern Americana Expanded Edition.About the Author Todd Merrill grew up immersed in the antiques trade, representing the third generation of his family in the business. Though his family's collecting passion was for eighteenth and nineteenth-century American furniture, at the start of his career, Merrill shifted his focus to the post-war era of American design. One of the first gallerists to realize the significance of this formerly overlooked period of design, Merrill dramatically increased its popularity. Read more

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Chair: 500 Designs That Matter

Pdf Arts Chair: 500 Designs That Matter

Pdf:Chair: 500 Designs That Matter.Review 'Whether you favour primitive wooden creations, mid-century design classis or cutting-edge contemporary pieces, Chair: 500 Designs that Matter champions the skill behind some of the most prestigious seating designs.'—Homes & Antiques'A fascinating insight into the evolution of this household staple... Aligning the chair designs with their eras makes for thought-provoking and surprising reading.'—English Home'This quirky tome celebrates the humble chair as never before, from early examples to today's cutting-edge creations. It invites the reader to sit back and be taken on a journey through the creative imaginations of hundreds of internationally renowned designers.'—New Design'If you obsess with details of interior design and worship at the altar of Charles & Ray Eames then you probably need Phaidon's new Chair book on your shelf.'—Acquire Mag'A celebration of the humble chair, showcasing cutting-edge creations and all-time classics. If you appreciate interior design, whether it?s modern, quirky, or timeless, you?ll find chairs here that jive with your style.'—Cool Material'Phaidon's glossy new tome delves into the high art of sitting down... Just don?t call it a coffee table book.'—UrbanDaddy'[A] beautiful survey of design; page after page features seating ingenuity that proves an object of utility can also be beautiful or thought-provokingly conceptual.'—Vogue Online'Compelling... sit back and be taken on a journey through the creative imaginations of hundreds of internationally renowned designers... venture no further if you're looking for something funky to furnish your newly completed interiors.'—Self Build & Design'Pulls together some of the most noteworthy [chairs] from antiquity to the modern era.'—Uncrate'The chairs make a statement.'—New York Post'Showcases our fascination with chairs by pairing examples together ? sometimes decades or centuries apart ? and highlighting similarities... Fascinating and diverse, one doesn't need to be a furniture aficionado to appreciate these eclectic designs.'—The Lady'Few forms excite a designer's mind more than a chair... Phaidon's squat little compendium of chairs includes some of the hits... As well as some lesser known experimental designs.'—New York Magazine Online'Chair: 500 Designs That Matter explores the infinite ways designers have experimented with methods and materials to elevate and reinterpret the parameters of an object that primarily exists for one very practical purpose. From Eames to Van der Rohe, the plain to the sculptural and the playful to the practical, discover how the chair's evolution has changed not only the way we sit, but also how we interact with furniture and interior spaces.'—Elle Decoration (South Africa)'A delight... We have all seen many books about chairs. This one is the most fun, with a healthy dose of scholarship, as well.'—Interior Design'It's rare for a book on interior design to span a millennium but Chair: 500 Designs that Matter from Phaidon is an exception. From the Chinese Yoke-Back dated around 1000AD to today's optical illusion Slip Chair by Snarkitecture, it's an expansive study of the chair in all its forms. Presented in smart visual pairings, highlighting links across the centuries in design or construction, it also includes a detailed timeline explaining each piece's history and influence.'—Themodernist.house'A book that celebrates the humble chair as never before, from early examples to today's cutting-edge creations.'—Mosa Magazine (Netherlands) Read more About the Author Conceived and edited by Phaidon Editors Read more

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Dieter Rams: As Little Design as Possible

Pdf Arts Dieter Rams: As Little Design as Possible

Pdf:Dieter Rams: As Little Design as Possible.Review 'Shines by painting a refreshingly realistic picture of the design process... The easiest way to describe Mr. Rams’s impact on design is to say that he made Braun the “Apple” — in other words the It-brand — of its time.'—Alice Rawsthorn, International Herald Tribune'While many of the books about Dieter Rams are predominantly dry catalogues, Lovell's book examines the relevance of his work from a contemporary design standpoint by featuring interviews with some of today's top industrial designers...'—Apphia Michael, Wallpaper.com'As Little Design as Possible is well-structured, thorough and provides background context to the many facets of Rams’s career, and also considers the continuation of his Ten Principles of Good Design.'—Thomas Phongsathorn, V&A (Victoria and Albert Museum magazine)'The design bible from the greatest industrial designer of the 20th century.' —Tomas Maier, Esquire Read more About the Author 'Dieter Rams was born in Wiesbaden, Germany in 1932. In 1955 he began work at Braun, a company at which he became head of design in 1961, and at which he stayed until 1995. While there, he produced and oversaw some of the seminal products of the twentieth century, including radios, shavers and kitchen appliances. At the same time, he designed furniture for a small company, Vitsoe + Zapf (later Vitsoe), which is still in production today. In addition to his work as a designer and design manager, he is well known as a lecturer and for his 'ten commandments' of good design, which advocate innovative, useful and durable products.Sophie Lovell was born in London. After graduating from Chelsea College of Art & Design, she moved to Berlin in 1994. She is an artist, designer, writer, art director, consultant and has been a long‐term contributing editor and the German editor of Wallpaper* magazine. She is the author of several books including Limited Edition: Prototypes, One‐Offs and Design Art Furniture, This Gun Is for Hire and Furnish – Furniture and Interior Design for the 21st Century.Dr. Klaus Kemp is the Head of Exhibitions at the Frankfurt Museum of Applied Arts. He was previously head of the culture department of the city of Frankfurt, and of the municipal galleries located in the former Karmeliterkloster (Karemliter Monastery) and the Leinwandhaus. Since 1998, he has been an associate lecturer in design history and theory and public design in Nurnberg, Wiesbaden and Wurzburg and since 2008, honorary professor at Rhein Main University of Applied Science in Wiesbaden. He has published numerous articles in the fields of architecture, design and fine arts.Jonathan Ive is senior vice‐president of design at Apple Inc. He is responsible for the design of some of the most iconic and well‐used objects of the late twentieth century, including the iMac, iBook, Powerbook, iPod, and the iPhone.' Read more

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The Rise of Everyday Design: The Arts and Crafts Movement in Britain and America

Pdf Arts The Rise of Everyday Design: The Arts and Crafts Movement in Britain and America

Pdf:The Rise of Everyday Design: The Arts and Crafts Movement in Britain and America.Review “an invaluable catalog.”—Edward Rothstein, Wall Street Journal Read more Book Description This fresh look at the Arts and Crafts Movement charts its origins in reformist ideals, its engagement with commercial culture, and its ultimate place in everyday households. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Design of the 20th Century

Pdf Arts Design of the 20th Century

Pdf:Design of the 20th Century.About the Author Charlotte & Peter Fiell have written numerous TASCHEN books, including 1000 Chairs, Design of the 20th Century, Industrial Design A–Z, Scandinavian Design, Designing the 21st Century, Graphic Design for the 21st Century, 1000 Lights and Contemporary Graphic Design. They also edited TASCHEN’s Decorative Art series and the 12-volume domus 1928–1999. Read more

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Alma Allen & J.B. Blunk: In Conversation

Pdf Arts Alma Allen & J.B. Blunk: In Conversation

Pdf:Alma Allen & J.B. Blunk: In Conversation.Alma Allen and J.B. Blunk: In Conversation presents an encounter between two California-based artists who never met but whose work shares a deep affinity in material and sensibility: contemporary sculptor and designer Alma Allen (born 1970) and J.B. Blunk (1926–2002), whose work encompassed ceramics, furniture and sculpture in redwood and cypress.Both Blunk and Allen designed their own homes and studios, as well as many of the furnishings and objects in them. The work of both artists blurs the line between design and sculpture, with both men creating evocative organic work from natural materials, inspired by the nature outside of their remote studios. The first publication on both of these artists’ work, Alma Allen and J.B. Blunk: In Conversation stages an impossible meeting between two kindred spirits, grounded in a shared exploration of the materials, processes and sites of art making.

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The Art of the Bar Cart: Styling & Recipes

Pdf Arts The Art of the Bar Cart: Styling & Recipes

Pdf:The Art of the Bar Cart: Styling & Recipes.About the Author Vanessa Dina is a design director and party-planning expert. She lives in San Francisco.Antonis Achilleos is a food and lifestyle photographer based in New York City. Read more

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Red Dot Design Yearbook 2018/2019: Living, Doing, Working & Enjoying (Red Dot Design Concept Yearbook) (English and German Edition)

Pdf Arts Red Dot Design Yearbook 2018/2019: Living, Doing, Working & Enjoying (Red Dot Design Concept Yearbook) (English and German Edition)

Pdf:Red Dot Design Yearbook 2018/2019: Living, Doing, Working & Enjoying (Red Dot Design Concept Yearbook) (English and German Edition).About the Author Professor Dr. Peter Zec, born 1956, is an international well-known design expert. He is the founder and CEO of Red Dot. He has been active for over 20 years as a communications and design consultant for numerous companies and lectures throughout the world in design-relevant topics. As an expert on the international design scene he is the publisher of the Red Dot Design Yearbook and the International Yearbook Communication Design. He has published the following books among others: Informationsdesign (1988), Design goes virtual! (1996), German Design Standards (1997; 2005), Designing Success (1999), Good Design (2000), Orientierung im Raum (2002), Hall of Fame. Companies Searching for Excellence in Design (2003; 2007), Return on Ideas - Better by Design (2006), Who's Who in Design (2003; 2007), The Design Value - a Strategy for Business Success (2010). Read more

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Factory Man: How One Furniture Maker Battled Offshoring, Stayed Local - and Helped Save an American Town

Pdf Arts Factory Man: How One Furniture Maker Battled Offshoring, Stayed Local - and Helped Save an American Town

Pdf:Factory Man: How One Furniture Maker Battled Offshoring, Stayed Local - and Helped Save an American Town.Review A New York Times Notable Book of 2014 One of Janet Maslin's Top 10 Books of 2014 in the New York Times One of The Christian Science Monitor's Top 10 Nonfiction Books of 2014 One of Publishers Weekly Best Books of 2014: Nonfiction A Goodreads Choice Awards Finalist: Business 'In a class with other runaway debuts like Laura Hillenbrand's 'Seabiscuit' and Katherine Boo's 'Behind the Beautiful Forevers': These nonfiction narratives are more stirring and dramatic than most novels. And Ms. Macy writes so vigorously that she hooks you instantly. You won't be putting this book down.'―Janet Maslin, New York Times'Nonfiction storytelling at its finest.... It does what the best business books should: It delivers a heavily researched, highly entertaining story, at the end of which you realize you've learned something.... This is a great American story, the kind that we don't read often enough.'―Bryan Burrough, New York Times'A truly remarkable work of researched narrative nonfiction, one the probes every corner of its topic and values every subject who has something to say.... Factory Man does justice to every hidden corner of the story. It's a book that leaves you feeling better for having read it.'―Lucas Mann, San Francisco Chronicle'In a world of blue-collar victims, where logging chains seal forever the doors of mills and factories from the Rust Belt to the Deep South, Beth Macy's award-winning look at one furniture maker's refusal to give in is a breath of hope-and a damn fine story to read. The book tracks John Bassett's fight to keep American jobs on this side of borders and oceans, and keeps one American town from becoming a place of empty storefronts and FOR SALE signs.'―Rick Bragg, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Most They Ever Had'Beth Macy has done a masterful job in personalizing the biggest American economic story of our time--how to save American jobs in the 21st Century. John Bassett III is a cinematic figure and quintessential American, battling for his company, his town and his country.'―Jonathan Alter, author of The Center Holds: Obama and His Enemies'The author's brightly written, richly detailed narrative not only illuminates globalization and the issue of offshoring, but succeeds brilliantly in conveying the human costs borne by low-income people displaced from a way of life.... A masterly feat of reporting.'―Kirkus (starred review)'Macy chronicles Bassett's saga with vigor, integrity, soul, and skill, offering a humdinger of a globalization story and a true drama that reads like a novel.'―Christian Science Monitor'Macy's down-to-earth writing style and abundance of personal stories from manufacturing's beleaguered front lines make her work a stirring critique of globalization.'―Carl Hays, Booklist'Macy's riveting narrative is rich in local color.... Vivid reporting.'―Publishers Weekly (starred review)'The unlikely hero of Factory Man is a determined, ornery, and absolutely indomitable...business man. He's the head of a family furniture company and damned if he's going to be pushed around. Beth Macy has given us an inspiring and engaging tale for our times, but not the expected one.'―Alex Jones, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Losing the News: The Future of the News that Feeds Democracy, Director of the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy and Laurence M. Lombard Lecturer in the Press and Public Policy Read more About the Author Beth Macy won the J. Anthony Lukas Work-in-Progress Award, a joint project of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard for 'her extraordinary reporting and narrative skills' and her work on Factory Man. The daughter of a factory worker, she writes about outsiders and underdogs. Her articles have appeared in national magazines and the Roanoke Times, where her reporting has won more than a dozen national awards, including a Nieman Fellowship at Harvard. She lives in Roanoke, Virginia. Read more

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Watercolors by Finn Juhl

Pdf Arts Watercolors by Finn Juhl

Pdf:Watercolors by Finn Juhl.Among the great Danish designers, Finn Juhl (1912–89) ranks alongside such giants as Hans J. Wegner and Arne Jacobsen. He was particularly well known for his sculptural, seemingly organic tables, chairs and sofas, but the complex interior designs that he developed in the 1940s and ‘50s were also enormously successful. These include the Danish Embassy in Washington, DC, and the conference room of the United Nations Trusteeship Council in New York.However, it is not widely known that Finn Juhl was also a talented watercolor painter who used the medium to devise gorgeous, exacting sketches of his pieces. For the first time, this publication allows readers to take a unique look at the designer’s working methods. Here, more than 125 subtle works on paper communicate the ingenuity of their creator. Finn Juhl’s furniture classics, living concepts and interior designs can finally be experienced in all their complexity, as one traces their development from genesis to realization.

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New Wave Clay: Ceramic Design, Art and Architecture

Pdf Arts New Wave Clay: Ceramic Design, Art and Architecture

Pdf:New Wave Clay: Ceramic Design, Art and Architecture.About the Author Tom Morris is a London-based writer, editor and content consultant. He writes about design, craft and architecture for numerous titles including Architectural Digest, FT Weekend, i-D, Newsweek and Departures. Tom acted as design editor at Tyler Brule�s Monocle magazine for many years and remains a contributing editor there. Tom is the author of The Hinterland: Cabins, Love Shacks and Other Hide-Outs (Gestalten, 2016), and he also edited The Monocle Guide To Cosy Homes (2015). He was also the host of more than 100 episodes of the Section D design podcast on iTunes. Commercial clients have included Louis Vuitton, Lexus, Uniqlo and Soho House. Read more

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Joris Laarman: Lab

Pdf Arts Joris Laarman: Lab

Pdf:Joris Laarman: Lab.Furniture generated by smart algorithms, the first fully functional 3-D printed steel bridge, and a 3-D printable chair that can be downloaded from the Internet these are but a few examples of the ingenious oeuvre of Dutch designer and inventor Joris Laarman (b. 1979), who works at the intersection of design, art and engineering. Part of the recent high-profile Dutch design movement, Laarman quickly set himself apart from his peers with the Heat Wave Radiator, which erases the lines between the functional and the decorative. Quickly embracing digital technologies and applying them to the traditional field of design, Laarman has produced instant icons such as the ''Bone Chair'' designs, which harnesses a computer algorithm to mimic bone growth for the form of the designs. He has also bridged the distance between digital technology and craftsmanship with his Makerchair, downloadable as an open-source design. Abolishing the distinctions between natural and manmade, Laarman s work opens a new avenue for the future of design.In parallel with the touring exhibition, this handsome hardcover catalog with over 300 color illustrations goes far beyond the exhibition, revealing Laarman s process, his studio and numerous designs in office, home and workshop settings. Flowing throughout the book are informative project descriptions, a statement from the LAB and assorted essays. The American museum tour includes the Cooper Hewitt, NY (2017), the High Museum, Atlanta, and MFA, Houston (2017 18).

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The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s

Pdf Arts The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s

Pdf:The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.Review “The book scrutinizes a particularly glittering facet of the era with a subtle but steadfastly political eye, unveiling unseen depths behind the stunningly crafted bijous and objets d’art.”—Alex Javonivich, Bookforum Read more Book Description Using jazz as its unifying metaphor, this book offers an exciting look into America’s role in the development of Art Deco design during the 1920s.  Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Kartell

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Pdf:Kartell.About the Author Elisa Storace is a curator and organizer of cultural events, a specialist in the fields of corporate museology and design. In her role of museologist and researcher she was in charge of reorganizing the Compasso d’Oro ADI Collection. As an independent curator she realized a series of internationally traveling design exhibitions for Promos, a Special Agency of the Milan Chamber of Commerce. In 2008 she became the curator of the Museo Kartell, and in 2011 an adviser for the museum’s foundation. Read more

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100 Masterpieces from the Vitra Design Museum Collection

Pdf Arts 100 Masterpieces from the Vitra Design Museum Collection

Pdf:100 Masterpieces from the Vitra Design Museum Collection.The collection of the Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein, Germany, comprises numerous objects and is one of the most significant of its kind. Grouped according to the main themes of technology, construction, reduction, organic design, decoration and furniture programs, the most important collection items--spanning 150 years of furniture design--are presented in this volume in great detail: chairs and armchairs, chaise longues and stools, tables and desks, landscaped interiors and shelves. Copies of the original documents and detailed texts reveal the special features of each design. 100 Masterpieces from the Vitra Design Museum Collection contains a comprehensive bibliography and biographies of the designers, whoinclude Karl Friedrich Schinkel, Marcel Breuer, Eero Saarinen, Charles and Ray Eames, Frank Gehry, Alberto Meda, Philippe Starck, Richard Sapper, Josef Hoffmann, Eileen Gray, Pierre Chareau, Le Corbusier, Jean Prouvé, Gerrit Rietveld, André Bloc, Willy Guhl, Harry Bertoia, George Nelson, Poul Kjaerholm, Mies van der Rohe, Arne Jacobsen, Gio Ponti, Ron Arad, Alvar Aalto, Isamu Noguchi, Carlo Mollino, Sori Yanagi, Verner Panton, Frank Lloyd Wright, Ettore Sottsass, Robert Venturi, Andrea Branzi and many others.

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The World of Charles and Ray Eames

Pdf Arts The World of Charles and Ray Eames

Pdf:The World of Charles and Ray Eames.The World of Charles and Ray EamesCharles (1907-1978) and Ray (1912-1988) Eames are among the most important designers of the 20th century, and the story of the Eames Office is that of visual and material culture in the post-war, modern period. The World of Charles and Ray Eames charts the history of their inspiring and prolific world and brings together key works and ideas explored at the Eames Office throughout its extraordinary history. This definitive monograph explores the era-defining work of the Eames Office, a Read more

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Dancers After Dark

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Pdf:Dancers After Dark.Review “Thrilling and breathtaking photographs of professional dancers and performers posing naked at night. It's a celebration of the outrageous, the unlikely — and courage to say yes.” —BUST.com “We are loving this celebration of strength, adventure, risk and fearless beauty!” —ESSENCE.com Read more About the Author Jordan Matter is the author of the New York Times bestseller Dancers Among Us. He and his work have been featured on television, in print, online, and in exhibitions throughout the world, including Buzzfeed, ABC World News Tonight, Today, the BBC, The New York Times, The Huffington Post, #1 on Reddit, Daily Mail U.K., O, The Oprah Magazine, NPR, and the Savina Museum of Contemporary Art in Seoul, Korea. Matter lives with his wife and two children in New York.   Read more

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The Dramatic Imagination: Reflections and Speculations on the Art of the Theatre, Reissue (Theatre Arts Book)

Pdf Arts The Dramatic Imagination: Reflections and Speculations on the Art of the Theatre, Reissue (Theatre Arts Book)

Pdf:The Dramatic Imagination: Reflections and Speculations on the Art of the Theatre, Reissue (Theatre Arts Book).Review 'It's easily my favorite book.'-Robert Cacioppo, 'Fort Myers (FL) News-Press Read more About the Author The American scenic designer Robert Edmond Jones (1887-1954) studied with Max Reinhardt and worked with Eugene O'Neill and other playwrights. Read more

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Freelancer's Guide to Corporate Event Design: From Technology Fundamentals to Scenic and Environmental Design

Pdf Arts Freelancer's Guide to Corporate Event Design: From Technology Fundamentals to Scenic and Environmental Design

Pdf:Freelancer's Guide to Corporate Event Design: From Technology Fundamentals to Scenic and Environmental Design.Review 'Offers fascinating insight into the bigger picture of how events are assembled, a great sense of where video fits into the corporate event designer's vision, and the perception fo the role of the video crew in the event design world.'--EventDVLive 'Written in a conversational tone, this guide offers an overview of the corporate event-design industry and gives many on-the-job tips and advice usually only found in training or internships. Information is presented in the same order experienced by an intern in a small event-design agency or production company. Coverage encompasses technical aspects such as rigging, video and projection, audio, and speaker support, as well as team and planning issues such as design processes, fire marshal approval, and drafting software. The guide also covers developing a design palette, corporate versus theatrical approaches to scenic design, scenic materials and construction, and how to present the design. The book is illustrated with color photos. The guide can be used by new designers, by theatrical designers and producers transitioning to corporate event planning, and by members of the corporate event planning committee. Halsey is an event producer and production manager.'--SciTech Book News Read more From the Back Cover While many books have been written discussing the strategies and approaches to successful Corporate Event Production, only the Freelancer's Guide to Corporate Event Design offers a fundamental overview of the industry previously left to on-the-job training and mentoring. Complemented by full color illustrations and diagrams, this book covers the information required to jump start a career in event planning and design, including: *Details on scenic design and production aspects of corporate live events, including venue selection, seating, rigging, lighting, audio, and video *Insights on tips, tricks, industry standards, and common mistakes that will build and train a production team prepared for just about anything *Environmentally friendly 'green' suggestions, and more Whether you are theatrical designer looking for a steady paycheck, a freelance producer transitioning to live events, or a member of a corporate event planning committee, this book will teach you the essential technologies and processes needed to design a successful event of any size. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Concert Lighting, Third Edition: Techniques, Art and Business

Pdf Arts Concert Lighting, Third Edition: Techniques, Art and Business

Pdf:Concert Lighting, Third Edition: Techniques, Art and Business.Review 'Jim Moody writes with authority, clarity, and conviction, and insists on keeping it fresh. Concert Lighting 3rd Edition updates his body of knowledge with the latest gear and trends in the industry. Moody's writing is easy to understand, not just because he knows his stuff, but because he's been living it for decades. Anyone who wants to understand any facet about the nuts and bolts of concert lighting should absorb this book into their personal library.' - Steve Shelley, lighting designer, author of A Practical Guide to Stage Lighting, and Field Template designer 'Jim Moody is one of the captains of the concert and touring industry, having spent time on the road and at the head of the class leading new generations of aspiring professionals into the field. This, the third edition of Concert Lighting is the most up-to-date and complete work on the subject that you will find. Moody masterfully covers a lot of ground with just the right amount of depth and breadth of the subject, interjecting his own considerable experience with that of several major lighting designers and artists. If you consider yourself a professional or an aspiring professional you will devour this book.' - Richard Cadena, author of Automated Lighting and Electricity for the Entertainment Electrician and Technician 'This book is a great read, and I recommend it for those just starting out or for seasoned professionals. This book helps you keep your knowledge fresh and is a reminder that the industry is moving forward and that we should try to keep up with the advances that seem to be happening daily. This book should be considered a tool in the lighting technician and/or designer's toolkit. I highly recommend that you beg, borrow, or buy yourself a copy of this text.' - Stephen Dean, CX Magazine   Read more From the Back Cover Get ready to pack your bags and go on tour with the most trusted and comprehensive text for concert lighting. With a special focus on rock and roll, learn how to use computer aided drafting, moving luminaires, learn about the people and the history that shaped the field and more. Expand your design possibilities by learning about cross-media use of concert lighting techniques and their application in film, video, theatre and the corporate world. From snagging those precious contracts to knowing the best equipment to use to designing a show, Concert Lighting: Techniques, Art and Business covers everything you need to know. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Nurses Be Like...: From Bedpans to Bleedouts, What They Didn't Tell You In Nursing School

Pdf Arts Nurses Be Like...: From Bedpans to Bleedouts, What They Didn't Tell You In Nursing School

Pdf:Nurses Be Like...: From Bedpans to Bleedouts, What They Didn't Tell You In Nursing School.Review This book is a must buy for every person in the medical field. It kept us laughing and entertained for hours. I have given it to so many people and each one has absolutely loved it. I look forward to the chance to give it to someone else and see the smile and laughter that it brings every time. After a long week of dealing with stool, sputum, and a myriad of other bodily fluids you can't help but enjoy the relaxation of coloring your stress away. Clearly this was written by a nurse with a sizable sense of humor but any nurse will enjoy this book. Read more

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The Business of Theatrical Design

Pdf Arts The Business of Theatrical Design

Pdf:The Business of Theatrical Design.About the Author James L. Moody, considered one of the founders of lighting design, is the head of the TechnicalTheatre program and technical director and lighting designer for the Theatre Academy at LosAngeles City College. He has designed lighting for over 350 theatrical productions, most recentlyDoubt at the Kansas City Repertory Theatre Company. He has received numerous theatricaldesign awards including the Drama Logue Award, a Los Angeles Theatre Critics Award, and theDistinguished Achievement Award in Lighting Design from the United States Institute for TheatreTechnology. Moody’s other distinctions include two Emmy Award nominations for his televisionwork. In addition to The Business of Theatrical Design he is the author of Concert Lighting;Techniques, Art, and Business, now in its third edition. He lives in Los Angeles, CA. Read more

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Automated Lighting: The Art and Science of Moving Light in Theatre, Live Performance, and Entertainment

Pdf Arts Automated Lighting: The Art and Science of Moving Light in Theatre, Live Performance, and Entertainment

Pdf:Automated Lighting: The Art and Science of Moving Light in Theatre, Live Performance, and Entertainment.About the Author Richard Cadena is the author of 'Focus on Lighting Technology,' technical editor for PLASA, former editor of Pro Lights and Staging News magazine, an Authorized WYSIWYG Trainer, and 20 year veteran of the entertainment lighting industry including stints with two of the world's largest automated lighting manufacturers. He has a background in electrical engineering and electronics, and he is a freelance lighting designer with a portfolio of several major lighting designs and installations and is proficient in WYSIWYG, LD Assistant, and Vectorworks. He has been an instructor of classes in automated lighting technology with the Show Training Network, and a moderator of several lighting panels and seminars at Pro Production and Inspiration trade shows. Read more

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Small Stage Sets on Tour: A Practical Guide to Portable Stage Sets

Pdf Arts Small Stage Sets on Tour: A Practical Guide to Portable Stage Sets

Pdf:Small Stage Sets on Tour: A Practical Guide to Portable Stage Sets.From Library Journal pap. $7.95. theater This text continues Miller's efforts to make simple and workable scenery available to those with no background in theater technology or design. Although duplicating some of the material from his earlier books, most notably Self-Supporting Scenery (self-published, 1976. 3d ed.), this slim volume examines the possibilities for touring shows with very limited budgets. Intended primarily for teachers, students, community theaters, and those regularly suffering from lack of financial backing or construction capabilities, this book provides basic information on converting less than ideal spaces into theatrical performance areas quickly and inexpensively. Andi Lyons, SUNY at AlbanyCopyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc. Read more About the Author James Hull Miller, a graduate of Princeton, combined an academic background in literature and philosophy with many years of actual theatre experience, twelve of which were spent in teaching. From 1958 until his death in 2007, he was a freelance designer and consultant. His field of special interest was the development of a new stagecraft for the theatre which took the form of freestanding scenery. He designed numerous open-stage theaters based on this system of stagecraft for colleges, communities, student unions, schools and churches. For many years he maintained a scenic studio, the Arts Lab, in Shreveport, Louisiana, where he gave workshops as well as constructed sets for use in a variety of spaces.Mr. Miller was a Charter Member of the U.S. Institute for Theatre Technology and in 1978 was named a Fellow of the Institute. He was also a Founding Member of the American Society of Theatre Consultants. Read more

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Concert Lighting: The Art and Business of Entertainment Lighting

Pdf Arts Concert Lighting: The Art and Business of Entertainment Lighting

Pdf:Concert Lighting: The Art and Business of Entertainment Lighting.About the Author Jim Moody is the Head of the Technical Theatre Program, Technical Director, and Lighting Designer for The Theatre Academy at Los Angeles City College (A Professional Conservatory Program). Considered one of the founders of concert lighting he received the first Concert Lighting Designer of the Year Award from Performance magazine in 1980. Active also in television, his work has been recognized with two Emmy nominations and one team award. Paul Dexter has been the lighting and set designer for such concerts and concert tours as Rick James, Motley Crue, DIO, Ozzy Osbourne, and Elton John, Paul McCartney, and Rod Stewart. Paul is president of his own design firm, Masterworks Design, Inc. His recent activities include touring the world with REO Speedwagon as production and lighting designer, production designer for Heaven & Hell and architectural lighting designer for Activision Motion Capture Studios. Read more

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Lighting Design on Broadway: Designers and Their Credits, 1915-1990 (Bibliographies and Indexes in the Performing Arts)

Pdf Arts Lighting Design on Broadway: Designers and Their Credits, 1915-1990 (Bibliographies and Indexes in the Performing Arts)

Pdf:Lighting Design on Broadway: Designers and Their Credits, 1915-1990 (Bibliographies and Indexes in the Performing Arts).Review 'This is a comprehensive volume that enhances the author's other volumes on theater. It will be valuable to researchers and professionals in lighting design, related design areas, and theater history in general.'-ARBA'This is a comprehensive volume. It will be valuable to researchers and professionals in lighting design, related design areas, and theater history in general.'-ARBA?This is a comprehensive volume. It will be valuable to researchers and professionals in lighting design, related design areas, and theater history in general.?-ARBA?This is a comprehensive volume that enhances the author's other volumes on theater. It will be valuable to researchers and professionals in lighting design, related design areas, and theater history in general.?-ARBA Read more About the Author BOBBI OWEN is Professor of Dramatic Art at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and has published widely on drama and theater. Read more

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Theatrical Design and Production: An Introduction to Scene Design and Construction, Lighting, Sound, Costume, and Makeup

Pdf Arts Theatrical Design and Production: An Introduction to Scene Design and Construction, Lighting, Sound, Costume, and Makeup

Pdf:Theatrical Design and Production: An Introduction to Scene Design and Construction, Lighting, Sound, Costume, and Makeup.Theatrical Design and Production is a comprehensive and practical survey that examines the technical and design aspects of play production, including scene design and construction, lighting, sound, costume, and makeup. Design is presented as both an art closely integrated with the director’s, actor’s, and playwright’s visions, and a craft that provides practical solutions for the physical manipulation of stage space.Instructors and students can now access their course content through the Connect digital learning platform by purchasing either standalone Connect access or a bundle of print and Connect access. McGraw-Hill Connect® is a subscription-based learning service accessible online through your personal computer or tablet. Choose this option if your instructor will require Connect to be used in the course. Your subscription to Connect includes the following:• SmartBook® - an adaptive digital version of the course textbook that personalizes your reading experience based on how well you are learning the content.• Access to your instructor’s homework assignments, quizzes, syllabus, notes, reminders, and other important files for the course.• Progress dashboards that quickly show how you are performing on your assignments and tips for improvement.• The option to purchase (for a small fee) a print version of the book. This binder-ready, loose-leaf version includes free shipping.Complete system requirements to use Connect can be found here: http://www.mheducation.com/highered/platforms/connect/training-support-students.html

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Moment Work: Tectonic Theater Project's Process of Devising Theater

Pdf Arts Moment Work: Tectonic Theater Project's Process of Devising Theater

Pdf:Moment Work: Tectonic Theater Project's Process of Devising Theater.Review “Tectonic Theater Project is a monumental and pioneering voice in American theater. Their work gracefully merges the political and the poetic to excavate truths about the human condition.” —Lynn Nottage, Pulitzer Prize–winning playwright  “For theater professionals, this invaluable book offers boundless inspiration as it reinvents the way in which great plays are made.  For theater enthusiasts, it offers thrilling, behind-the-scenes accounts of the birth of seminal works. . . . It is every bit as exciting as the indelible scripts the Tectonic Theater Project creates.  —Doug Wright, Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning playwright and screenwriter  “Tectonic Theater artists give us an insider’s perspective to their uniquely diverse and imaginative Moment Work process.  A powerful wake up call to artists.” —Mark Bly, former Chair, MFA Playwriting Program Yale School of Drama  “An important text for the field of devised theater-making, and theater-making in general. . . . This book invites us to interrogate how a play is made, piece by piece (or moment by moment), from initial research through to experimentation, sequencing, and composition.” —Andrew Kircher, Director, Devised Theater Initiative, The Public Theater “Moment Work has become the foundation of my devising methodology: these practices elevate the theatre maker’s ability to precisely articulate their artistic intentions, which makes for strong devisers as well as actors, directors, designers and playwrights.” —Rich Brown, Professor of Acting and Movement, Western Washington University   “I have been devising theater for over twenty years. . . . Encountering Moment Work was extremely refreshing because it introduces a crystal-clear vocabulary for creating and analyzing devised work. It should be considered the “ur” method of devising.” —Dr. Rachel Bowditch, Associate Professor at Arizona State University and author of On the Edge of Utopia Read more About the Author MOISÉS KAUFMAN is the founder and artistic director of Tectonic Theater Project, a theater company based in New York City. His 1997 play Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde was named one of the best plays of the year by Time, Newsday, the New York Post, The Advocate, and The New York Times. With Tectonic he has directed works by Samuel Beckett, Tennessee Williams, Benjamin Britten, and others, and created new works including The Laramie Project and 33 Variations. He is the recipient of the 1997 Joe A. Callaway Award for excellence in the craft of stage direction. In 2016, President Obama awarded Kaufman a 2015 National Medal of Arts for 'his powerful contributions to American theater.'  BARBARA PITTS MCADAMS was an actor/dramaturg for The Laramie Project, performing at BAM, Alice Tully Hall, Union Square Theater, LaJolla Playhouse, Berkeley Rep, and Denver Center. She also appears in the HBO Films adaptation and shares an Emmy Nomination for the screenplay. Barb originally codified Moment Work for an internal teaching manual, and, as a Moment Work master teacher, leads trainings and devises new plays at colleges and high schools. She has also served as an adjunct professor for Drew University and CUNY’s Applied Theater MA program. She is a two-time Orchard Project and Sundance Theater Lab alum and a proud cast member of the award-winning web series Anyone But Me, about lesbian teens in the post-9/11 era. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Automated Lighting: The Art and Science of Moving and Color-Changing Lights

Pdf Arts Automated Lighting: The Art and Science of Moving and Color-Changing Lights

Pdf:Automated Lighting: The Art and Science of Moving and Color-Changing Lights.Review 'Automated Lighting features detailed design and operating information on automated light fixtures and systems used in live performances, TV broadcasts, and other entertainment arenas.' - Studio Photography, October 2006'In all this is a throughly recommended book - even as a reference for the more seasoned practitioner. To have such a wealth of information in one place is rare and it would serve well as a course text book for student lighting designers.' Lighting and Sound, December 2006 Read more About the Author Richard Cadena is an ETCP-recognized trainer and an ETCP-certified entertainment electrician. As a freelance technician, designer, and consultant he has worked on concert tours, in television and theatre and he has designed dozens of lighting systems for permanent installations. He is also currently the technical editor for PLASA Media. Read more

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A Practical Guide to Stage Lighting

Pdf Arts A Practical Guide to Stage Lighting

Pdf:A Practical Guide to Stage Lighting.Review 'Any student or professional seeking to work as a lighting designer in theater or dance should read this book. I've been using this book since the first edition, as it's a wonderful tool for education. This book goes into the details behind the creation of a lighting design. The knowledge you gain by studying this text will free you to create art with your lighting, instead of being caught up in the mundane tasks required to execute a design.' Stephen Ellison, Lighting Systems Design Consultant 'Steven L Shelley has done it again. After reading the second edition of 'A Practical Guide to Stage Lighting' (the only one of its kind), I didn't think there was anything else to say about technically creating a lighting design. Mr. Shelley has done it! He found more information and better and clearer ways to communicate his ideas. The added graphics help the reader to understand the writing, and they alone are worth the price of the book. He's gone into more depth -- when the reader is finished, they have a greater and clearer understanding of the process involved in creating a lighting design. They'll also have an easier time working through the process than anyone did before this book was written. The time Shelley spends with his own stories helps the reader understand why things are done a certain way. They make the reader understand he's a professional and not just someone who is writing a textbook for tenure. Overall, the third edition of 'A Practical Guide to Stage Lighting' is a book that anyone interested in the process of lighting design must have on their bookshelf.' David Griffith, Educator and professional lighting designer '...the book presents further value in the latest incarnation. However, be warned...the sheer volume of professional gold within is more than one person can shovel in a sitting...This book could be subtitled 'Everything Mr Shelley has ever experienced and thought about lighting in his long and illustrious career.'...the whole book is an avalanche of practical advice, notes, tips, pro tips, detail, So much detail. This is the value right here, folks.' Rob Sayer, On Stage Lighting 'The beauty of A Practical Guide to Stage Lighting has always been that it takes the designer and brings them down to the nitty gritty.  The wonder of the third edition is that you now have expanded resources to communicate not only to the beginning lighting student, but to the 201, 301, and 401 levels as well.  I have students that carry this book through multiple levels of courses and by the end come out with an understanding that is unmatched in terms of executing a comprehensive design from top to bottom.  The expanded sections help clarify complicated concepts seamlessly.  I require this text in all of my lighting classes and the students get so excited to go to conferences and meet 'the REAL STEVE SHELLEY' in person.  He's like a super-star to them and this insightful textbook is the reason.' Ruth Hutson 'Several months ago, I received a call from a university student wanting advice on a career in stage lighting...We discussed approaches to design and useful software, but when she asked what she should read to learn more, I recommended Steve Shelley's A Practical Guide to Stage Lighting, second edition. It was the best book I knew about how to light the stage and earn a living as a lighting designer. Now there is a better book: A Practical Guide to Stage Lighting, third edition...I would recommend it for any instructor teaching stage lighting at any level. There is a lot in this book that can stimulate thoughts about what a lighting design should be, how one goes about practically realizing a design, and about working as part of an artistic team in a venture that has to fit a budget...it would be a great gift any time of the year, whether for an ambitious student or for yourself.' Karl G. Ruling, Protocol 'The scope and breadth of the A Practical Guide to Stage Lighting, Third Edition make it equally useful for the emerging young designer needing reference material, the experienced professional looking for new perspectives, and the seasoned designer looking for new tips, reminders of shortcuts, or inspiration to be a little more organized and prepared for the task at hand. The examples of plots, sections, paperwork, cue masters, magic sheets, focus charts, and working drawings are excellent resources. The updates and expansions make A Practical Guide to Stage Lighting, Third Edition a valuable addition to your theatre library, even if you have a previous version of the book.' Ellen E. Jones, Lighting & Sound America 'A Practical Guide to Stage Lighting (Third Edition), by Steven Louis Shelley, has long been a standard text and reference on preparing lighting designs and creating the paperwork needed to mount a production. In the latest edition, Shelly...zeroes in on communication skills, adding ideas (and checklists) for efficient and productive meetings with both management and creative teams. Also new are 'Shelley's Periodic Table of Fundamental Lighting Systems, ' plus ground plans, sections and front elevations that demonstrate basic system wash configurations for each direction of light. Particularly useful is his explanation of a manufacturer's information sheet and how to determine the beam size, foot candles and gel transmission for various lighting instruments.' Stephen Peithman, Stage Directions Read more About the Author Steven Louis Shelley has worked in theatre for over 40 years as a lighting designer, production manager, and stage manager in New York City, throughout the United States, and on four continents. His lighting designs are included in the repertories of many dance companies. He's designed lighting on Broadway, Off-Broadway, as well as concerts, television, regional theatre, and regional opera. Steve is also the inventor and patent holder of the award-winning Field Templates™ and SoftSymbols™ (www.fieldtemplate.com). He is a member of United Scenic Artists, Local 829. Read more

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Designing with Light

Pdf Arts Designing with Light

Pdf:Designing with Light.This comprehensive survey of the practical and aesthetic aspects of basic stage lighting design treats its subject as an art closely integrated with that of the director, actor, and playwright, and as a craft that provides practical solutions for the manipulation of stage space. An eight-page color section provides a discussion of the practical applications of color theory as well as an analysis of the color choices for the lighting design of an actual production. Numerous illustrations of technical tools, equipment, and exemplary play designs visualize designing with light for students

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Film Lighting: Talks with Hollywood's Cinematographers and Gaffers

Pdf Arts Film Lighting: Talks with Hollywood's Cinematographers and Gaffers

Pdf:Film Lighting: Talks with Hollywood's Cinematographers and Gaffers.About the Author Kris Malkiewicz, author of the classic work Cinematography, is a graduate of the prestigious Polish State Film Academy. He is a co-founder of the film department of the California Institute of the Arts and taught film at the Film Division of The Polytechnic in London, England. Read more

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Painting With Light

Pdf Arts Painting With Light

Pdf:Painting With Light.Few cinematographers have had as decisive an impact on the cinematic medium as John Alton. Best known for his highly stylized film noir classics T-Men, He Walked by Night, and The Big Combo, Alton earned a reputation during the 1940s and 1950s as one of Hollywood's consummate craftsmen through his visual signature of crisp shadows and sculpted beams of light. No less renowned for his virtuoso color cinematography and deft appropriation of widescreen and Technicolor, he earned an Academy Award in 1951 for his work on the musical An American in Paris. First published in 1949, and long out of print since then, Painting With Light remains one of the few truly canonical statements on the art of motion picture photography, an unrivalled historical document on the workings of the postwar, American cinema. In simple, non-technical language, Alton explains the job of the cinematographer and explores how lighting, camera techniques, and choice of locations determine the visual mood of film. Todd McCarthy's introduction, written especially for this edition, provides an overview of Alton's biography and career and explores the influence of his work on contemporary cinematography.

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Moment Work: Tectonic Theater Project's Process of Devising Theater

Pdf Arts Moment Work: Tectonic Theater Project's Process of Devising Theater

Pdf:Moment Work: Tectonic Theater Project's Process of Devising Theater.A detailed guide to the collaborative method developed by the acclaimed creators of The Laramie Project and Gross Indecency--destined to become a classic. A Vintage Original.By Moisés Kaufman and Barbara Pitts McAdams with Leigh Fondakowski, Andy Paris, Greg Pierotti, Kelli Simpkins, Jimmy Maize, and Scott Barrow. For more than two decades, the members of Tectonic Theater Project have been rigorously experimenting with the process of theatrical creation. Here they set forth a detailed manual of their devising method and a thorough chronicle of how they wrote some of their best-known works. This book is for all theater artists—actors, writers, designers, and directors—who wish to create work that embraces the unbridled potential of the stage.

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Motion Picture and Video Lighting (Volume 3)

Pdf Arts Motion Picture and Video Lighting (Volume 3)

Pdf:Motion Picture and Video Lighting (Volume 3).Motion Picture and Video Lighting, Second Edition, is the indispensable guide to film and video lighting. Written by the author of the industry bible Cinematography, this book explores technical, aesthetic, and practical aspects of lighting for film and video. It will show you not only how to light, but why. Written by an experienced professional, this comprehensive book explores light and color theory, equipment, and techniques to make every scene look its best.Now in full color, Motion Picture and Video Lighting is heavily illustrated with photos and diagrams throughout.This new edition also includes the ultimate 'behind the scenes' DVD that takes you directly on a professional shoot and demonstrates technical procedures and equipment. In addition, 20 video clips include lighting demonstrations, technical tests, fundamentals of lighting demos, and short scenes illustrating different styles of lighting. * The definitive book on film and video lighting * Now in full color, with hundreds of illustrations and diagrams * NEW ultimate DVD including 'behind-the-scenes' video, lighting demonstrations, technical tests, fundamentals of lighting demos and so much more Read more

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A Practical Guide to Stage Lighting

Pdf Arts A Practical Guide to Stage Lighting

Pdf:A Practical Guide to Stage Lighting.In the first edition of A Practical Guide to Stage Lighting, Steve Shelley cracked open his production book and showed how to prepare a lighting design and create the paperwork needed to mount a production.In the second edition, he pulled back the curtain and showed the methods and processes that go on before the light plot is finalized and ready to go to into the shop, even dealing with cutting the plot in half.In this third edition, Shelley throws the door wide open and shows step-by-step how to construct every lighting system in the Hokey light plot. Combining his diacritical analysis, killer drafting, and analytic use of the Slinky Method and Slinky Calculations, he presents the Periodic Table of Fundamental Lighting Systems and shows the basic methods used to create multi-instrument lighting systems. Highlights include:-Over 100 new topics, including analysis and application of the three categories of collaboration; a detailed examination of production meetings and one-on-one meetings; and meeting checklists with management and the creative team.-Over 50 new illustrations, including Shelley's Periodic Table of Fundamental Lighting Systems; groundplans, sections, and front elevations that illustrate basic system wash configurations for each direction of light. -Analysis, calculation, and step-by-step technical construction of each lighting system in the Hokey light plot.-Explanation of a manufacturer's cut sheet, and how to apply basic formulas to determine the beam size, footcandles, and gel transmission for lighting instruments.-Updated process of pre-programming computer lighting consoles prior to the load-in.-Comprehensive overview of archiving paperwork and softcopy for a production.

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Scene Design and Stage Lighting

Pdf Arts Scene Design and Stage Lighting

Pdf:Scene Design and Stage Lighting.About the Author R. Craig Wolf is a professional lighting designer as well as an educator. Mr. Wolf's designs have been seen nationwide, including productions for San Diego's Old Globe Theatre, San Diego Repertory Theatre, Dance Theatre Workshop in New York, Virginia Shakespeare, Richmond Ballet Company, Theatre Artaud in San Francisco, and Japan America Center and Odyssey Theatre Ensemble of Los Angeles. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT) and is vice chair of their Publications Committee and, for five years, he was lighting commissioner. He became a lighting associate member of the United Scenic Artists Design Union in 1977. Mr. Wolf has taught at the Universities of Michigan and Virginia and is currently professor of design, MFA graduate adviser, and head of the design program in the School of Theatre, Television, and Film at San Diego State University. Read more

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The Assistant Lighting Designer's Toolkit (The Focal Press Toolkit Series)

Pdf Arts The Assistant Lighting Designer's Toolkit (The Focal Press Toolkit Series)

Pdf:The Assistant Lighting Designer's Toolkit (The Focal Press Toolkit Series).Review 'The Assistant Lighting Designer's Toolkit is a book the lighting world needs and should be required reading for all new – and not so new – lighting designers.' – Ken Billington 'The Assistant Lighting Designer's Toolkit sets out to fill a big gap in the market of lighting books -- a huge help to so many aspiring ALD's and teaches us 'mature' designers how to better behave! This book is marvelous.'– Richard Pilbrow, internationally known Author and Lighting Designer; voted 'one of the 50 most powerful people in the entertainment technology industry' (Live Design 2010) 'The Assistant Lighting Designer's Toolkit is a great addition to just about everyone's lighting library. Lots of how-to info from the tech table battle front.'– Scott Parker, Lighting Designer, Columbus State University 'This unique, impressive book has the detail of a Broadway lighting show “bible” with each element of a lighting design clearly prepared, presented and documented...It is vital reading for a designer or student going to work or study in the US.' - Paul Davies, Focus Magazine 'The Assistant Lighting Designer’s Toolkit is...chock-full of information and insights. Whatever your experience level, it is a worthy addition to your theatre library. For those making the transition from life as a lighting design student to the professional market, it is an invaluable resource.' - Ellen E. Jones, Lighting & Sound America 'The Assistant Lighting Designer's Toolkit is now on my short list of the two or three most important books for aspiring professional lighting designers. She [Anne E. McMills] has completed a task that began twenty-five years ago with a brief magazine article by Craig Miller. As he would have said, 'A Plus, Gold Star!'' - Michael Lincoln, Threatre Design & Technology Read more About the Author Anne E. McMills’ career extends across the vast landscape of the lighting world – from theatre (including Broadway and the West End) to television and theme parks to architecture, industrials, concerts, awards shows, dance, and opera. In addition to designing her own work, Anne works as an associate lighting designer assisting award-winning Broadway designers such as Brian MacDevitt, Howell Binkley, Peter Kaczorowski, Jason Lyons, David Lander, Brian Monahan, and Ken Billington. Anne is the Head of Design at California State University, Los Angeles, and a member of United Scenic Artists, Local 829. In the Fall of 2014, Anne will join the faculty of San Diego State University, leading the MFA in Lighting Design. Read more

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Stage Lighting Design: Second Edition (Crowood Theatre Companions)

Pdf Arts Stage Lighting Design: Second Edition (Crowood Theatre Companions)

Pdf:Stage Lighting Design: Second Edition (Crowood Theatre Companions).Stage Lighting Design is a comprehensive introduction to technical theatre, tracing the evolution of lighting design from ancient drama to contemporary performance. Neil Fraser covers everything that today's designers will need to know, from the simple nuts and bolts of equipment, through to the complexity of a full lighting rig, including all aspects of the stage electrician and lighter designer's roles. This revised second edition includes new material on historical development, intelligent control systems and the latest advances in LED fixtures and luminaires. Each chapter includes key exercises, now totalling 100, that enable the reader to practise their skills on a wide variety of lighting challenges. The work of current designers is showcased and analysed, with examples from complete and detailed lighting designs.Includes: Choosing and using equipment; Applying colour; Techniques for focusing; Lighting in the round and other stage layouts; Creating mood and atmosphere; Lighting effects and LED source fixtures; Planning, testing and executing a lighting design.Superbly llustrated with over 150 colour, black & white photographs and line artworks.

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Unmasking Theatre Design: A Designer's Guide to Finding Inspiration and Cultivating Creativity

Pdf Arts Unmasking Theatre Design: A Designer's Guide to Finding Inspiration and Cultivating Creativity

Pdf:Unmasking Theatre Design: A Designer's Guide to Finding Inspiration and Cultivating Creativity.Review 'I have read other design books and, while they are valuable, [Unmasking Theatre Design] is the first that I read from start to finish. The language and topics flowed wonderfully and I was fully engaged in what I was reading. I feel very strongly that [this] book is an asset to me as a designer and a resource that I will suggest to other designers in the future.' - M.K. Hughes, Southern Illinois University 'Your book completely changed my perspective and approach to design, and I think this is going to do wonders for the way that I teach, and the way my students learn.' - Julia Fisher, Theatre Teacher at Saint Martin de Porres High School   Read more About the Author Lynne Porter is Resident Designer and Director of the Theatre Program at Fairfield University, where she has been teaching, administrating, and making theatre since 1995.She is also the Academic Director of Creative Life Residential College, a sophomore experience focused on inspiring the creative impulse. She regularly designs for the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble, where she is an Affiliated Artist of the Ensemble. She also designs with the Guerrilla Shakespeare Project in New York and various theatres from Maine to Georgia. Lynne is an associate member of the Shakespeare Theatre Association of America and a member of the United States Institute for Theatre Technology, as well as the Association for Theatre in Higher Education. She holds an MFA in scenic design from Indiana University. Read more

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Technical Theater for Nontechnical People

Pdf Arts Technical Theater for Nontechnical People

Pdf:Technical Theater for Nontechnical People.Technical Theater for Nontechnical People helps actors, directors, stage managers, producers, and event planners understand every aspect of technical theater—from scenery, lighting, and sound to props, costumes, and stage management. In this thoroughly revised new edition, the popular guide firmly embraces the digital age with new content about digital audio, intelligent lighting, LED lighting, video projection, and show control systems, all explained in the same approachable style that has kept this book in the pockets of industry professionals for many years. A brand-new chapter on sound design has also been added, and every chapter has been updated with more information about the basics of theater technology, including draperies, lighting instruments, microphones, costume sketches, and more. This book teaches:Who’s who on a theatrical production teamWhat is needed to know about technical theater and whyWhat to look for when choosing a space for a showHow to communicate with lighting, scenery, audio, and costume designersHow to stage manage an effective show or presentationCovering both traditional and digitally supported backstage environments, this book is an essential guide for working with every technical aspect of theater!Allworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, publishes a broad range of books on the visual and performing arts, with emphasis on the business of art. Our titles cover subjects such as graphic design, theater, branding, fine art, photography, interior design, writing, acting, film, how to start careers, business and legal forms, business practices, and more. While we don't aspire to publish a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are deeply committed to quality books that help creative professionals succeed and thrive. We often publish in areas overlooked by other publishers and welcome the author whose expertise can help our audience of readers.

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Vectorworks for Entertainment Design: Using Vectorworks to Design and Document Scenery, Lighting, and Sound

Pdf Arts Vectorworks for Entertainment Design: Using Vectorworks to Design and Document Scenery, Lighting, and Sound

Pdf:Vectorworks for Entertainment Design: Using Vectorworks to Design and Document Scenery, Lighting, and Sound.About the Author Kevin Lee Allen is an Emmy Award winning scenic and lighting designer who works in theatre, film, television, as well as corporate environments, themed architecture, corporate and museum exhibits, special events, and specialty graphics. Projects include work for the United States Government, CNN, CNBC, CNN International, a virtual interview with Benjamin Franklin, productions of Romeo & Juliet, the Tempest, and Once Upon a Time in New Jersey. Mr. Allen has been a Vectorworks beta tester and has taught and lectured on the use of Vectorworks at universities and at the Broadway Lighting Master Classes. Read more

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Sound, Lighting and Video: A Resource for Worship

Pdf Arts Sound, Lighting and Video: A Resource for Worship

Pdf:Sound, Lighting and Video: A Resource for Worship.Review 'Finally! Thank you, Brad Herring and Focal Press, for bringing us a terrific overview of Technical Production for Houses of Worship. Your experience, skill, and artistry are evident throughout. I especially appreciate your attitude of humility and step-by-step suggestions for dealing with 'choir complaints.' This immediately is required reading for my production volunteers.' - John Weygandt, Scenic and Lighting Designer, Willow Creek Community Church ''I really like Brad's heart for the local church. I think he approaches the subject in a genuine and honest manner that is encouraging.' - Mike Sessler, ChurchTech Arts 'I'm very excited about having this book available for my church, and for churches where I assist in ministry.' - David Scott, Worship Leader and Associate director of Georgia Festival Chorus 'I like the conversational, friendly tone. It makes the material seem accessible to the reader. It's as if the author is seated next to the reader at the mixing console and is pointing out things to watch for.' - Bruce Bartlett, audio engineer and author of Practical Recording Techniques 'What a great book! Brad has taken his years of audio/ visual training and personal experience and produced an excellent resource for every Worship Leader and every Audio Visual Tech. From the most basic sound, lighting and video systems to fairly complex systems, Brad has put together an encyclopedia of knowledge that builds on the basics to provide an easy transition to larger and more sophisticated systems. Not only does he address the 'how to,' but the 'why we should and why we should not's' associated with this important area of our ministry. Brad has a heart for excellence in Worship that resounds throughout the book. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned veteran, I heartily recommend this book to you. I believe that you, like I, will count it one of your most valuable tools in ministry.'  - Dennis J. Brown, Associate Pastor Worship Arts, First Baptist Church Read more From the Back Cover Hallelujah! Finally the book you've been waiting for! Sound, Lighting & Video: A Resource for Worship is the only book that tackles the integration and use of light, sound and video for houses or worship. Connect with more people in ways you never thought possible. Written by the managing editor of 'Worship Arts & Technology Magazine' you'll learn how to: * Integrate sound, lighting and video together from the ground up for easy application * Connect with more people in ways you've never imagined * Re-examine and re-incorporate your current media systems * Be up and running like the pros with this beginner-friendly guide * Solve your greatest technical problems efficiently, without the information overload * Better communicate your message using media solutions Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The Perfect Stage Crew: The Complete Technical Guide for High School, College, and Community Theater

Pdf Arts The Perfect Stage Crew: The Complete Technical Guide for High School, College, and Community Theater

Pdf:The Perfect Stage Crew: The Complete Technical Guide for High School, College, and Community Theater.About the Author John Kaluta is a public high school teacher who has overseen dozens of school and community theater productions. During the last twenty-five years, he has served as a technical director, museum artist, carpenter, television studio equipment installer, pyrotechnics operator, lighting designer, set designer, and rock tour 'roadie.' He lives in Beltsville, Maryland. Read more

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Performance Lighting Design: How to Light for the Stage, Concerts and Live Events (Backstage)

Pdf Arts Performance Lighting Design: How to Light for the Stage, Concerts and Live Events (Backstage)

Pdf:Performance Lighting Design: How to Light for the Stage, Concerts and Live Events (Backstage).Review “This book has to be essential reading for any potential student of lighting design because it manages to combine the aesthetic with technique so successfully. The descriptions of the objectives of lighting design as a creative medium not only inform the student but also inform all the various aspects of theatrical collaboration that makes performance work. There's much to be gained from reading this book for directors, set and costume designers, performers and indeed anyone who is intrigued by our mysterious artform” ―Peter Mumford, international lighting designer“Nick Moran's book is a great guide to the subject of how to design light for the stage (or other performance space). It is perfect for anyone studying the art and craft of lighting both designers and technicians as it covers both how and why to make lighting decisions… it is easy to dip in and out of the book for reference as well as reading it through for an overview of current lighting practice.” ―Nick Peel, Lecturer in lighting design and technology, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, UK Read more About the Author Nick Moran is a practising lighting designer and leads the lighting courses at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London, UK. Read more

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Theatrical Design and Production: An Introduction to Scene Design and Construction, Lighting, Sound, Costume, and Makeup

Pdf Arts Theatrical Design and Production: An Introduction to Scene Design and Construction, Lighting, Sound, Costume, and Makeup

Pdf:Theatrical Design and Production: An Introduction to Scene Design and Construction, Lighting, Sound, Costume, and Makeup.Theatrical Design and Production is a comprehensive and practical survey that examines the technical and design aspects of play production, including scene design and construction, lighting, sound, costume, and makeup. Design is presented as both an art closely integrated with the director’s, actor’s, and playwright’s visions, and a craft that provides practical solutions for the physical manipulation of stage space.Instructors and students can now access their course content through the Connect digital learning platform by purchasing either standalone Connect access or a bundle of print and Connect access. McGraw-Hill Connect® is a subscription-based learning service accessible online through your personal computer or tablet. Choose this option if your instructor will require Connect to be used in the course. Your subscription to Connect includes the following:• SmartBook® - an adaptive digital version of the course textbook that personalizes your reading experience based on how well you are learning the content.• Access to your instructor’s homework assignments, quizzes, syllabus, notes, reminders, and other important files for the course.• Progress dashboards that quickly show how you are performing on your assignments and tips for improvement.• The option to purchase (for a small fee) a print version of the book. This binder-ready, loose-leaf version includes free shipping.Complete system requirements to use Connect can be found here: http://www.mheducation.com/highered/platforms/connect/training-support-students.html

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The Business of Theatrical Design, Second Edition

Pdf Arts The Business of Theatrical Design, Second Edition

Pdf:The Business of Theatrical Design, Second Edition.Written by a leading design consultant and carefully updated with the latest information on the industry, this is the essential guide to earning a living, marketing skills, furthering a design career, and operating a business. With more than thirty years of backstage and behind-the-scenes experience in theater, film, television, concerts, and special events, James Moody shares his success secrets for the benefit of design students and working designers. Topics include: Finding and landing dream assignmentsNegotiating feesSetting up ideal working spacesBuilding the perfect staffOvercoming fears of accounting and record-keepingChoosing the right insuranceJoining the right unions and professional organizationsAnd more In addition to revealing how to get the great design jobs in traditional entertainment venues, the author shows designers how to think outside the box and seize creative, lucrative opportunities—such as those in theme parks, in concert halls, and with architectural firms. Providing the keys for passionate, talented designers to become successful businesspeople, The Business of Theatrical Design is a must-read for novices and established professionals alike.

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Digital Technical Theater Simplified: High Tech Lighting, Audio, Video and More on a Low Budget

Pdf Arts Digital Technical Theater Simplified: High Tech Lighting, Audio, Video and More on a Low Budget

Pdf:Digital Technical Theater Simplified: High Tech Lighting, Audio, Video and More on a Low Budget.About the Author Drew Campbell has been in the technical side of the entertainment business for more than twenty years, as a stage technician, designer, film lighting technician, videographer, editor, director, and teacher. He is the author of Technical Theater for Nontechnical People, now in its second edition; Technical Film and TV for Nontechnical People, which was honored with the Golden Light Book Award as Film Book of the Year by the Mine Photographic Institute, and Digital Technical Theater Simplified. He lives in Woodland Hills, California. Read more

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Theatrical Design and Production: An Introduction to Scene Design and Construction, Lighting, Sound, Costume, and Makeup

Pdf Arts Theatrical Design and Production: An Introduction to Scene Design and Construction, Lighting, Sound, Costume, and Makeup

Pdf:Theatrical Design and Production: An Introduction to Scene Design and Construction, Lighting, Sound, Costume, and Makeup.This comprehensive and practical survey examines the technical and design aspects of play production, including scene design and construction, lighting, sound, costume, and makeup. Design is presented as both an art closely integrated with the director’s, actor’s, and playwright’s vision, and a craft that provides practical solutions for the physical manipulation of stage space. Health and safety precautions for the backstage crew appear throughout in boxes labeled “Safety Tips,” and “Design Inspiration” boxes show how professional designers create the desired look.

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Sketching Light: An Illustrated Tour of the Possibilities of Flash (Voices That Matter)

Pdf Arts Sketching Light: An Illustrated Tour of the Possibilities of Flash (Voices That Matter)

Pdf:Sketching Light: An Illustrated Tour of the Possibilities of Flash (Voices That Matter).From the Back Cover Following up on the great success of 'The Moment It Clicks 'and 'The Hot Shoe Diaries: Big Light from Small Flashes, ' legendary magazine photographer Joe McNally takes us on another memorable ride with Sketching Light, another trip into the land of light--but this time running the gamut from small flash to big flash, and everywhere in between. Of course, Joe includes coverage of Nikon Speedlights, but he also covers big flash, as well as 'in-between' lights as the Elinchrom Quadra. The exploration of new technology, as well as the explanation of older technology. No matter what equipment Joe uses and discusses, the most important element of Joe's instruction is that it is straightforward, complete, and honest. No secrets are held back, and the principles he talks about apply generally to the shaping and quality of light, not just to an individual model or brand of flash. He tells readers what works and what doesn't via his let's-see-what-happens approach, he shows how he sets up his shots with plentiful sketches and behind-the-scenes production shots, and he does it all with the intelligence, clarity, and wisdom that can only come from shooting in the field for 30 years for the likes of 'National Geographic, Time, Life, ' and 'Sports Illustrated'--not to mention the wit and humor of a clearly warped (if gifted) mind. Read more About the Author JOE McNALLY is an internationally acclaimed American photographer and longtime photojournalist. His most notable series is “Faces of Ground Zero—Portraits of the Heroes of September 11th,” a collection of giant Polaroid portraits. He also photographed “The Future of Flying,” the first all-digital story for National Geographic. His award-winning work has appeared in numerous magazines. Joe's previous books are the critically acclaimed and bestselling The Moment It Clicks and The Hot Shoe Diaires: Big Light from Small Flashes.  Read more

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Introduction to Stage Lighting: The Fundamentals of Theatre Lighting Design

Pdf Arts Introduction to Stage Lighting: The Fundamentals of Theatre Lighting Design

Pdf:Introduction to Stage Lighting: The Fundamentals of Theatre Lighting Design.About the Author Charles I. Swift brings nearly three decades of experience to his work as a lighting designer, educator and theatre consultant. Mr. Swift has designed a wide range of productions and worked in various capacities on production teams throughout the United States. He has brought his skills to bear in implementing technical systems in theatres the world over and is currently engaged in designing systems for a variety of venues throughout the Southeast.Mr. Swift is an Associate Member of the American Society of Theatre Consultant (ASTC), a member of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA), the United States Institute for Theatre Technology (U.S.I.T.T.) and maintains membership in the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE).He received his B.S. in Design and Production from the State University of New York at New Paltz and earned an M.F.A. in Scene and Lighting Design from Carnegie Mellon University.Mr. Swift has taught stagecraft and lighting design in the State University System of New York and is currently an adjunct theatre faculty member in the College of the Arts at Kennesaw State University. Read more

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The Freelancer's Guide to Corporate Event Design: From Technology Fundamentals to Scenic and Environmental Design

Pdf Arts The Freelancer's Guide to Corporate Event Design: From Technology Fundamentals to Scenic and Environmental Design

Pdf:The Freelancer's Guide to Corporate Event Design: From Technology Fundamentals to Scenic and Environmental Design.Freelancer's Guide to Corporate Theatre and Event Production (tentative title) will bring you up to speed on the ever changing and growing industry of Corporate Theatre. Written by one of the industry's leading designers, this book uses a candid and straight-forward style to guide you through the process of designing a successful event. Learn the fundamentals of venue selection, rigging, lighting, audio, video, and scenic design with informative diagrams and detailed illustrations. With the help of this book you will learn how to plan, design, and execute events of any size. Additionally, you will be armed with a strong knowledge of common mistakes, tips and tricks, and industry standards that will allow you to build and train a production team prepared for just about anything.

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Designing with Light: An Introduction to Stage Lighting

Pdf Arts Designing with Light: An Introduction to Stage Lighting

Pdf:Designing with Light: An Introduction to Stage Lighting.Designing with Light is a comprehensive survey of the practical and aesthetic aspects of stage lighting design. The authors approach stage lighting design as an art that integrates the vision of director, actor, and playwright, and as a craft that provides practical solutions for the manipulation of stage space. The sixth edition offers a wealth of new information on new trends in lighting design.

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Technical Theater for Nontechnical People, 2nd Edition

Pdf Arts Technical Theater for Nontechnical People, 2nd Edition

Pdf:Technical Theater for Nontechnical People, 2nd Edition.Review A resource that is concise, entertaining, and eminently practical. -- American Association of Community TheaterAn excellent handbook for the beginner and occasional technician, or indeed for the professional regularly working with the less experienced. -- Stagetechbooks.com Read more From the Publisher With constantly changing technology, new generations of producers, actors, dancers, playwrights, directors, and others can find themselves in the dark on the technical matters of their art. More than ever, those involved in live performance need an easy tool to help them grasp the technical side. A newly revised and expanded resource is doing just that. Technical Theater for Nontechnical People second edition by Drew Campbell helps readers to understand and utilize every aspect of the backstage environment. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Directing Plays (Theatre Arts)

Pdf Arts Directing Plays (Theatre Arts)

Pdf:Directing Plays (Theatre Arts).Directing Plays explores both the theory and practice of directing plays, with particular emphasis on textual interpretation. Don Taylor guides the student through the complex process of choosing a play, the working partnership of director, playwright and designer, the delicate matter of casting a play, the rehearsal process and everything which needs to happen before the production is up and running.

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The Automated Lighting Programmer's Handbook

Pdf Arts The Automated Lighting Programmer's Handbook

Pdf:The Automated Lighting Programmer's Handbook.Review 'The Automated Lighting Programmer's Handbook will, without a doubt, become the resource for newcomers to the field of moving light programming and rightly so.' - Lighting Dimensions'For all those who want to be the guy behind the moving light console this book is a great first step on the road. For all those who are already that guy, this book has some good tips and tricks from one of the best.' --Mike Falconer, A.C.T Lighting, Inc. Read more About the Author Brad Schiller has nearly 30 years of experience in the lighting industry. He has worked as a Technical Director and Lighting Designer as well as an Automated Lighting Programmer. He has been employed by leading manufacturers including High End Systems, Vari-Lite, and Martin where he has assisted with product development, training, and testing for many popular fixtures and consoles. Brad has experience with various types of productions including theatre, television, concerts, film, architectural, dance, and corporate events. Project favorites include: the 1996 Academy Awards, The Sydney 2000 Olympic Games Opening and Closing Ceremonies, The Crystal Method, and Metallica. Brad is also a featured columnist for Project Lights and Staging News (PLSN). His monthly column titled 'Feeding the Machines' teaches programming principles in a simple and straightforward manner. Furthermore he has written for other industry publications and authored several industry manuals. Brad was presented with the Technician of the Year award at the 2005 LDI awards ceremony and described as 'the programmer’s programmer'. Read more

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Fabric Painting and Dyeing for the Theatre

Pdf Arts Fabric Painting and Dyeing for the Theatre

Pdf:Fabric Painting and Dyeing for the Theatre.About the Author DEBORAH DRYDEN is a professor of theatre at the University of California at San Diego. She has designed costumes for many theatres across the country, including the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland and Portland, the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego, the Berkeley Repertory Theatre, the Minnesota Opera, the Mark Taper Forum, and the La Jolla Playhouse. She is also the costume designer for Malashock Dance and Company based in San Diego.In addition to designing costumes, Deborah has worked as a fabric dyer/painter at several theatres, including the Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis and the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles. She has conducted classes and workshops on fabric painting and dyeing throughout the United States and Canada. Read more

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A Mad Love: An Introduction to Opera

Pdf Arts A Mad Love: An Introduction to Opera

Pdf:A Mad Love: An Introduction to Opera.Review 'Vivien Schweitzer is also under opera's spell, and in her delicious history, A Mad Love: An Introduction to Opera, she regales us with all you need to know...'―New York Times'A Mad Love provides such a breezy yet thorough introduction to opera that die-hard fans may want to read it first before gifting it to nieces or nephews. An experienced critic, Schweitzer has a knack for concision, and she covers plenty of ground here, hitting major points about repertoire while tucking in musical terminology, historical developments, cultural movements, and the social aspects of operagoing.'―Opera News'Schweitzer brings both expertise and passion to her guide to the essential elements of opera. For readers ready to engage with opera more deeply and more enthusiastically, this book will be a delight and an eye-opener.'―Christian Science Monitor'What emerges clearly is Schweitzer's profound passion for opera, her determination to explain the elements of the art so that others might embrace it, and her deep belief that opera is both flourishing now and certain to continue doing so. Affection is the subterranean river that frequently bursts through the surface to splash readers and, perhaps, convince them to put down the money for tickets.'―Kirkus Reviews'Dynamic. Passionate. Searing. ALIVE! Vivien Schweitzer's A Mad Love: An Introduction to Opera captures everything I love about this often misunderstood art form. She connects the stories and musical treasures from across the centuries of opera to go straight to the heart of why opera is addictive and life-affirming. This is the perfect starting point if you're a beginner, and an ideal landing point if you need to be reminded of why you fell in love with opera in the first place!'―Joyce DiDonato'A lively and engaging introduction to an art form that belongs to us all, whether or not we know it yet. Welcome in.'―Tim Page, Pulitzer Prize-winning critic and professor of music and journalism, University of Southern California'A wonderful and welcoming introduction to an art form that can seem elusive and forbidding. A Mad Love is engaging and entertaining for anyone from the opera newbie to the cognoscenti. I was drawn in by Schweitzer's intimate conversational style, and you will be as well.'―Francesca Zambello, artistic and general director of the Glimmerglass Festival and artistic director of the Washington National Opera'Opera composers often spin out just a thought or two into expansive arias. Vivien Schweitzer does the opposite, deftly packing centuries of music and a profusion of astute observations into this lean delight of a book. If you think you might like opera, but have no idea where to start, the answer is: right here.'―Justin Davidson, Pulitzer Prize-winning classical music critic for New York Magazine'A delightfully informative ticket to the world of opera.'―Anthony Gottlieb, All Souls College, Oxford'Finally, a book that shines a spotlight on opera, making it accessible and relevant without dumbing it down. A Mad Love shows why opera is an art form for everyone.'―Lawrence Brownlee, tenor Read more About the Author Vivien Schweitzer is a writer and pianist based in New York. She worked for ten years as a classical music and opera critic for the New York Times. She has also written for the BBC, the Moscow Times, and The Economist. Read more

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Musical Theatre: A History

Pdf Arts Musical Theatre: A History

Pdf:Musical Theatre: A History.About the Author John Kenrick combines a passion for entertainment history with the practical know-how earned working on stage productions at every level from amateur to Broadway. This New York native pulls back the curtain and introduces audiences and students to the fascinating people behind show business legends. Every month, his website Musicals101.com introduces thousands of visitors to the history of stage and screen musicals. He has appeared on PBS, Biography, BBC TV and radio, National Public Radio and the Travel Channel. John currently teaches at the New School University and New York University's Steinhardt School. Read more

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2019 Planner Weekly And Monthly: Calendar Schedule + Organizer | Inspirational Quotes And Llama Lettering Cover | January 2019 through December 2019

Pdf Arts 2019 Planner Weekly And Monthly: Calendar Schedule + Organizer | Inspirational Quotes And Llama Lettering Cover | January 2019 through December 2019

Pdf:2019 Planner Weekly And Monthly: Calendar Schedule + Organizer | Inspirational Quotes And Llama Lettering Cover | January 2019 through December 2019.19 Llama Planner | Pretty Simple Planners Our new 2019 Academic Planner is finally here! This beautiful planner is printed on high quality interior stock with a cute llama cover. Each monthly spread (January 2019 through December 2019) contains an overview of the month, a notes section, inspirational quotes, and fun holidays such as National Donut Day! The cute weekly spreads include space to write your daily schedule as well as a to-do list. Grab your colored pens and washi tape and let's get organized! (Pssst - These also make wonderful gifts for the planners, teachers and llama lovers in your life!) This Beautiful Planner Contains: Premium matte cover design Printed on high quality 60# interior stock Perfectly sized at 8" x 10"

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2019 Planner Weekly And Monthly: Calendar Schedule + Organizer | Inspirational Quotes And Fancy Unicorn Cover | January 2019 through December 2019

Pdf Arts 2019 Planner Weekly And Monthly: Calendar Schedule + Organizer | Inspirational Quotes And Fancy Unicorn Cover | January 2019 through December 2019

Pdf:2019 Planner Weekly And Monthly: Calendar Schedule + Organizer | Inspirational Quotes And Fancy Unicorn Cover | January 2019 through December 2019.CALLING ALL UNICORN ENTHUSIASTS! Our new 2019 Academic Planner is finally here! This beautiful planner is printed on high quality interior stock with a gorgeous unicorn cover. Each monthly spread (January 2019 through December 2019) contains an overview of the month, a notes section, inspirational quotes, and fun holidays such as National Donut Day! The cute weekly spreads include space to write your daily schedule as well as a to-do list. Grab your colored pens and washi tape and let's get organized! (Pssst - These also make wonderful gifts for the planners, teachers and unicorn lovers in your life!) This Beautiful Planner Contains: Premium matte cover design Printed on high quality 60# interior stock Perfectly sized at 8" x 10"

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Michael Jackson All the Songs: The Story Behind Every Track

Pdf Arts Michael Jackson All the Songs: The Story Behind Every Track

Pdf:Michael Jackson All the Songs: The Story Behind Every Track.The complete, definitive study of Michael Jackson's artistic legacy.This is the only book that tells the story behind every single song that the King of Pop ever released - from his formative years with the Jackson Five to his incredible and much-loved output as a solo artist. Over 200 songs, videos and revolutionary dance moves are analysed, uncovering the fascinating stories around their creation and allowing fans the chance to truly understand the artistry behind them. Written by two Michael Jackson experts - the creators of the MJ Data Bank and MJ Stranger websites and editor-in-chief of Michael Jackson magazine, Invincible - this is the definitive book for Michael Jackson fans.

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Rebus: Long Shadows: The New Play

Pdf Arts Rebus: Long Shadows: The New Play

Pdf:Rebus: Long Shadows: The New Play.The stage debut for the legendary detective John Rebus in this brand new, original story by Ian Rankin, written alongside the award-winning playwright Rona Munro.John Rebus is not as young as he was, but his detective instincts have never left him. And after the daughter of a murder victim turns up outside his flat, he's going to need them at their sharpest.Enlisting the help of his old friend DI Siobhan Clarke, Rebus is determined to solve this cold case once and for all. But Clarke has problems of her own, problems that will put her at odds with her long-time mentor and push him into seeking help from his age-old adversary: 'Big Ger' Cafferty.This haunting story takes Rebus to places he has never been before, sets him and his long-time foe on a collision course and takes us deeper into one of the most satisfying conflicts in modern fiction.Featuring an introduction from Rankin himself, a Q&A between writers Ian and Rona, an interview with the director, and behind-the-scenes production materials, this book is one Rebus fans will not want to miss out on.

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Plays: Ivanov; The Seagull; Uncle Vanya; Three Sisters; The CherryOrchard (Penguin Classics)

Pdf Arts Plays: Ivanov; The Seagull; Uncle Vanya; Three Sisters; The CherryOrchard (Penguin Classics)

Pdf:Plays: Ivanov; The Seagull; Uncle Vanya; Three Sisters; The CherryOrchard (Penguin Classics).About the Author Anton Chekhov (1860-1904) was a Russian physician and writer of short stories and plays, including the masterpieces: 'Uncle Vanya', 'The Seagull', and 'The Cherry Orchard'. Peter Carson learned Russian during National Service in the Navy at the Joint Services School for Linguistics, Crail and London, and at home - his mother's family left Russia after the Bolshevik Revolution. His working life has been spent on the editorial side of London publishing. Read more

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The Laramie Project

Pdf Arts The Laramie Project

Pdf:The Laramie Project.A chorus of voices brings to life the thoughts and feelings of the people of Laramie, Wyoming, in the wake of the murder of Matthew Shepard, a young gay man.

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The Penguin Arthur Miller: Collected Plays (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

Pdf Arts The Penguin Arthur Miller: Collected Plays (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

Pdf:The Penguin Arthur Miller: Collected Plays (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition).Review “Here we find the true compassion and catharsis that are as essential to our society as water and fire and babies and air. I remember walking and running and jumping out of the theater after seeing Death of a Salesman, like a child in the morning, because Miller awakened in me the taste for all that must be—the empathy and love for the least of us, out of which bursts a gratitude for the poetry of these characters and the greatness of their creator.”—Philip Seymour Hoffman “His plays and his conscience are a cold burning force.”—Edward Albee “You can usually tell if a writers loves actors or not by the parts he gives you. He gives you tap dances. He gives you arias.”—Dustin Hoffman “[Death of a Salesman] was our story that we did not know until we heard it.”—David Mamet “Arthur Miller is a playwright for all seasons and all nations.”—Christopher Bigsby'The greatest playwright of the 20th Century.'—Vaclav Havel'Writing meant, for him, an effort to locate in the human species a counterforce to the randomness of victimisation.'—Salman Rushdie'He was so honest and a man of rare integrity in his writing.'—Harold Pinter'Arthur was the last of the three great theatrical voices of the American century - O'Neill, Williams, Miller.'—David Hare'[Miller] has looked with compassion into the hearts of some ordinary Americans and quietly transferred their hope and anguish to the theatre.'—Brooks Atkinson Read more About the Author Arthur Miller (1915–2005) was born in New York City and studied at the University of Michigan. His remarkable creative output includes plays, fiction, memoir, and screenplays. Among other honors, he received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the John F. Kennedy Lifetime Achievement Award. Read more

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The Playwright's Guidebook: An Insightful Primer on the Art of Dramatic Writing

Pdf Arts The Playwright's Guidebook: An Insightful Primer on the Art of Dramatic Writing

Pdf:The Playwright's Guidebook: An Insightful Primer on the Art of Dramatic Writing.From Publishers Weekly A practical compendium based on author Stuart Spencer's experience crafting plays (Resident Alien; The Rothko Room; etc.) and teaching at Sarah Lawrence College, The Playwright's Guidebook offers counsel on issues like structure, conflict, character and problem-solving. This contemporary guide fills the gaps left open by many books, supplying organized and realistic advice for would-be playwrights. As Spencer says, 'A play is more wrought than written. A playwright constructs a play as a wheelwright once constructed a wheel: a general shape is laid out, and then hammered, bent, nailed, reshaped, hammered again and again, until finally a functionaly and artful product has emerged.' Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information, Inc. Read more From Library Journal Spencer has written many plays (Resident Alien is his most recent) and has taught playwriting at Sarah Lawrence College for the last ten years. Frustrated by not being able to find a playwriting handbook that addressed key issues and also included useful exercises, he decided to better his craft by writing his own how-to. The result is this succinct but insightful manual. In Part 1, Spencer lays out the 'rules' of playwriting with the caveat that they are not written in stone but still need to be studied and understood, especially by new writers. Part 2 covers the creative process, describing how to define an idea and use gut instincts to write what you need to say. Part 3 deals with problems and tips on how and when to rewrite (e.g., how to create 'cut lines' files). Finally, Part 4 is loaded with advice on what to read and how to write cover letters and contact literary agents. Well structured and easy to read and use, this book will be helpful to aspiring playwrights. Public and academic libraries should consider adding it to their collections. Lisa J. Cihlar, Monroe P.L., WI Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information, Inc. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The Penguin Arthur Miller: Collected Plays (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

Pdf Arts The Penguin Arthur Miller: Collected Plays (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

Pdf:The Penguin Arthur Miller: Collected Plays (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition).To celebrate the centennial of his birth, the collected plays of America’s greatest twentieth-century dramatist in a beautiful bespoke hardcover edition In the history of postwar American art and politics, Arthur Miller casts a long shadow as a playwright of stunning range and power whose works held up a mirror to America and its shifting values. The Penguin Arthur Miller celebrates Miller’s creative and intellectual legacy by bringing together the breadth of his plays, which span the decades from the 1930s to the new millennium. From his quiet debut, The Man Who Had All the Luck, and All My Sons, the follow-up that established him as a major talent, to career hallmarks like The Crucible and Death of a Salesman, and later works like Mr. Peters’ Connections and Resurrection Blues, the range and courage of Miller’s moral and artistic vision are here on full display.This lavish bespoke edition, specially produced to commemorate the Miller centennial, is a must-have for devotees of Miller’s work. The Penguin Arthur Miller will ensure a permanent place on any bookshelf for the full span of Miller’s extraordinary dramatic career.The Penguin Arthur Miller includes: The Man Who Had All the Luck, All My Sons, Death of a Salesman, An Enemy of the People, The Crucible, A View from the Bridge, After the Fall, Incident at Vichy, The Price, The Creation of the World and Other Business, The Archbishop’s Ceiling, The American Clock, Playing for Time, The Ride Down Mt. Morgan, The Last Yankee, Broken Glass, Mr. Peters’ Connections, and Resurrection Blues.

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A Raisin in the Sun (Modern Library)

Pdf Arts A Raisin in the Sun (Modern Library)

Pdf:A Raisin in the Sun (Modern Library).Review “A beautiful, lovable play. It is affectionately human, funny and touching. . . . A work of theatrical magic in which the usual barrier between audience and stage disappears.”John Chapman, New York News“An honest, intelligible, and moving experience.”Walter Kerr, New York Herald Tribune“Miss Hansberry has etched her characters with understanding, and told her story with dramatic impact. She has a keen sense of humor, an ear for accurate speech and compassion for people.”Robert Coleman, New York Mirror“A Raisin in the Sun has vigor as well as veracity.”Brooks Atkinson, New York Times“It is honest drama, catching up real people. . . . It will make you proud of human beings.”Frank Aston, New York World-Telegram & Sun“A wonderfully emotional evening.”John McClain, New York Journal American Read more From the Inside Flap 'Never before, the entire history of the American theater, has so much of the truth of black people's lives been seen on the stage,' observed James Baldwin shortly before 'A Raisin in the Sun opened on Broadway in 1959. Indeed Lorraine Hansberry's award-winning drama about the hopes and aspirations of a struggling, working-class family living on the South Side of Chicago connected profoundly with the psyche of black America--and changed American theater forever. The play's title comes from a line in Langston Hughes's poem 'Harlem,' which warns that a dream deferred might 'dry up/like a raisin in the sun.' 'The events of every passing year add resonance to 'A Raisin in the Sun,' said 'The New York Times. 'It is as if history is conspiring to make the play a classic.' This Modern Library edition presents the fully restored, uncut version of Hansberry's landmark work with an introduction by Robert Nemiroff. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The Art of Dramatic Writing: Its Basis in the Creative Interpretation of Human Motives

Pdf Arts The Art of Dramatic Writing: Its Basis in the Creative Interpretation of Human Motives

Pdf:The Art of Dramatic Writing: Its Basis in the Creative Interpretation of Human Motives.Learn the basic techniques every successful playwright knows Among the many "how-to" playwriting books that have appeared over the years, there have been few that attempt to analyze the mysteries of play construction. Lajos Egri's classic, The Art of Dramatic Writing, does just that, with instruction that can be applied equally well to a short story, novel, or screenplay. Examining a play from the inside out, Egri starts with the heart of any drama: its characters. All good dramatic writing hinges on people and their relationships, which serve to move the story forward and give it life, as well as an understanding of human motives - why people act the way that they do. Using examples from everything from William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet to Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House, Egri shows how it is essential for the author to have a basic premise - a thesis, demonstrated in terms of human behavior - and to develop the dramatic conflict on the basis of that behavior. Using Egri's ABCs of premise, character, and conflict, The Art of Dramatic Writing is a direct, jargon-free approach to the problem of achieving truth in writing.

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The Noel Coward BBC Radio Drama Collection: Seven BBC Radio Full-cast Productions

Pdf Arts The Noel Coward BBC Radio Drama Collection: Seven BBC Radio Full-cast Productions

Pdf:The Noel Coward BBC Radio Drama Collection: Seven BBC Radio Full-cast Productions.Seven BBC radio full-cast productions of Noël Coward's classic plays - plus bonus material including a profile of Coward and extracts from his diaries. Renowned for his wit, style and sophistication, Noël Coward was one of the greatest playwrights of the 20th century. His plays, set in the glittering world of high society in which he lived, are much admired and have remained in the popular theatre repertoire to this day.This collection brings together the very best radio adaptations of Coward's works, encompassing sparkling comedies of manners 'Private Lives' and 'Hay Fever', farcical ghost story 'Blithe Spirit', and daring ménage à trois drama 'Design for Living'. Here, too, is his controversial first hit 'The Vortex'; the poignant 'Still Life' (the inspiration for the film Brief Encounter); and the semi-autobiographical 'Present Laughter'.Among the star-studded cast are Helena Bonham-Carter, Bill Nighy, Judi Dench, Celia Imrie, Roger Allam, Harriet Walter, Paul Rhys, Stephanie Cole and Paul Scofield.Also included is a BBC World Service profile of Noël Coward, comprising interviews, musical extracts and archive clips; and the BBC Radio 4 programme 'From His Diaries', featuring a selection of passages from Coward's journal read by Simon Cadell. Track listing: 1-2: Private Lives 3-4: Hay Fever 5-6: Blithe Spirit 7-10: Design for Living 11-12: The Vortex 13: Still Life 14-16: Present Laughter 17: Meridian: Noël Coward profile 18-20: Noël Coward - From His Diaries Private Lives Amanda...Helena Bonham-Carter Elyot...Bill Nighy Sibyl...Andrea Riseborough Victor...Paul Ritter Louise...AnnaRose Cattanach Directed by Sally Avens  Hay Fever Judith Bliss...Judi Dench David Bliss...Michael Williams Richard Greatham...Geoffrey Palmer Marya Arundel...Celia Imrie Jackie Coryton...Patricia Brake Sandy Tyrell...Christopher Blake Simon Bliss...Patrick Pearson Sorel Bliss...Alison Reid Qara...Patricia Hayes Directed by Leslie Lawton  Blithe Spirit Charles...Roger Allam Madame Arcati...Maggie Steed Elvira...Zoe Waites Ruth...Hermione Gulliford Dr Bradman...David Killick Mrs Bradman...Tilly Tremayne Edith...Natalie Cassidy Directed by Philip Franks  Design for Living Gilda...Cheryl Campbell Otto...Alex Jennings Leo...Michael Kitchen Ernest Friedman...James Laurenson Mr Birbeck...Alan Barker Henry Carver...Bradley Lavell Miss Hodge/Helen...Joanna Myers Grace Torrence...Linda Marlowe Directed by Ned Chaillet  The Vortex Florence Lancaster...Harriet Walter Nicky...Paul Rhys Helen...Frances Jeater Pawnie...John Rye Clara Hibbert...Jenny Funnell Tom Veryan...Robert Portal David Lancaster...Peter Blythe Bunty Mainwaring...Federay Holmes Bruce Fairlight...Keith Drinkel Preston...Pamela Grace Directed by John Tydeman Still Life Laura Lesson...Amanda Root Dr Alec Harvey...John Duttine Myrtle Bagott...Stephanie Cole Albert Godby...Trevor Peacock Beryl Waters/Lady on Train...Sunny Ormonde Stanley...Brian Parr Dolly Messiter...Josephine Tewson Bill...Richard Curnow Johnny/Guard...Malcolm McKee Directed by Sue Wilson  Present Laughter Gary Essendine...Paul Scofield Liz Essendine...Joy Parker Monica Reed...Patricia Routledge Joanna Lyppiatt...Fenella Fielding Henry Lyppiatt...Alan Rowe Morris Dixon...Bernard Joyner Daphne Stillington...Miriam Margolyes Lady Saltburn...Betty Huntley-Wright Fred...Timothy Bateson Miss Erikson...Diana Olsson Roland Maule...David Timson Produced by Ian Cotterell  

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The Price: A Play (Penguin Plays)

Pdf Arts The Price: A Play (Penguin Plays)

Pdf:The Price: A Play (Penguin Plays).Now a Broadway play starring Mark Ruffalo, Tony Shalhoub, Danny DeVito, and Jessica Hecht, Miller’s riveting story about family, sacrifice, and the struggle to make peace with the past.Years after an angry breakup, Victor and Walter Franz are reunited by the death of their father. As they sort through his possessions in an old brownstone attic, the memories evoked by his belongings stir up old hostilities. The Price was nominated for two Tony Awards, including best play.

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for colored girls who have considered suicide - when the rainbow is enuf

Pdf Arts for colored girls who have considered suicide - when the rainbow is enuf

Pdf:for colored girls who have considered suicide - when the rainbow is enuf.This groundbreaking work of literature was originally written as an extended choreopoem, debuted on Broadway in 1976, and is an upcoming star-studded movie. For the first time, it is brought to live in audio in this powerful and moving performance by one of the film's stars, acclaimed actress Thandie Newton. Playwright, poet, and novelist Ntozake Shange originally composed for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf in as a mesmerizingly original choreopoem. The New York Post called it "rich with the author's special voice: by turns bitter, funny, ironic, and savage; fiercely honest and personal." Now a new audiobook, it chronicles the interconnected lives of a group of women facing shatteringly difficult issues, and evokes the indomitable power of enduring hope and joy. Thandie Newton, from the movies Crash, The Pursuit of Happyness, and W., captures each emotion with heartbreaking honesty in a fearless, passionate, and inspiring performance of the author's vivid and lyrical language. The New York Times says "Ntozake Shange writes with such exquisite care and beauty that anyone can relate to her message."

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Arthur Miller: Collected Plays Vol. 1 1944-1961 (LOA #163) (Library of America Arthur Miller Edition)

Pdf Arts Arthur Miller: Collected Plays Vol. 1 1944-1961 (LOA #163) (Library of America Arthur Miller Edition)

Pdf:Arthur Miller: Collected Plays Vol. 1 1944-1961 (LOA #163) (Library of America Arthur Miller Edition).From the Back Cover ARTHUR MILLER: COLLECTED PLAYS 1944-1961 Tony Kushner, editor 'For American playwrights who come after Arthur Miller, there is of course an unpayable debt,' writes Tony Kushner. 'Those of us who seek mastery of dramatic realist narrative have his plays to try to emulate. Scene after scene, they are perhaps our best constructed plays, works of a master.' 'Miller takes his rightful place in The Library of America with this volume containing Death of a Salesman, The Crucible, A View from the Bridge, All My Sons, The Man Who Had All the Luck, An Enemy of the People, A Memory of Two Mondays, and The Misfits.' --Library Journal (starred review) Read more About the Author Arthur Miller was born in New York City in 1915 and studied at the University of Michigan. His plays include All My Sons (1947), Death of a Salesman (1949), The Crucible (1953), A View from the Bridge and A Memory of Two Mondays (1955), After the Fall (1963), Incident at Vichy (1964), The Price (1968), The Creation of the World and Other Business (1972) and The American Clock. He has also written two novels, Focus (1945), and The Misfits, which was filmed in 1960, and the text for In Russia (1969), Chinese Encounters (1979), and In the Country (1977), three books of photographs by his wife, Inge Morath. More recent works include a memoir, Timebends (1987), and the plays The Ride Down Mt. Morgan (1991), The Last Yankee (1993), Broken Glass (1993), which won the Olivier Award for Best Play of the London Season, and Mr. Peter's Connections (1998). His latest book is On Politics and the Art of Acting. Miller was granted with the 2001 Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. He has twice won the New York Drama Critics Circle Award, and in 1949 he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize. Read more

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A Raisin in the Sun (Thirtieth Anniversary Edition)

Pdf Arts A Raisin in the Sun (Thirtieth Anniversary Edition)

Pdf:A Raisin in the Sun (Thirtieth Anniversary Edition).Drama / 7m, 3f, 1 boy / Int. This groundbreaking play starred Sidney Poitier, Claudia McNeill, Ruby Dee and Diana Sands in the Broadway production which opened in 1959. Set on Chicago's South Side, the plot revolves around the divergent dreams and conflicts within three generations of the Younger family: son Walter Lee, his wife Ruth, his sister Beneatha, his son Travis and matriarch Lena, called Mama. When her deceased husband's insurance money comes through, Mama dreams of moving to a new home and a better neighborhood in Chicago. Walter Lee, a chauffeur, has other plans, however: buying a liquor store and being his own man. Beneatha dreams of medical school. The tensions and prejudice they face form this seminal American drama. Sacrifice, trust and love among the Younger family and their heroic struggle to retain dignity in a harsh and changing world is a searing and timeless document of hope and inspiration. This Thirtieth Anniversary edition was revised by the late author's husband and executor, Robert Nemiroff in 1989. Winner of the NY Drama Critic's Award as Best Play of the Year "Pivotal play in the history of the American Black theatre." - Newsweek "A milestone in the American Theatre." - Ebony

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Network (Faber Drama)

Pdf Arts Network (Faber Drama)

Pdf:Network (Faber Drama).About the Author Lee Hall is an English playwright and screenwriter. He is best known for the 2000 film Billy Elliot. Read more

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The Art and Craft of Playwriting

Pdf Arts The Art and Craft of Playwriting

Pdf:The Art and Craft of Playwriting.Jeffrey Hatcher knows the nuts and bolts of writing for the theater. Here, he shares his views on it all--from building tension and plotting a scene, right down to moving a character from one side of the stage to the other. From crafting an intriguing beginning to delivering a satisfying ending.In Hatcher's one-on-one discussions with acclaimed American playwrights Lee Blessing, Marsha Norman and Jose Rivera, you'll find a wealth of practical advice, tricks of the trade and insight that will help you in your own creative efforts.

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The Pillowman (Faber Drama)

Pdf Arts The Pillowman (Faber Drama)

Pdf:The Pillowman (Faber Drama).Review “Energizing . . . a blindingly bright black comedy.” ―Ben Brantley, The New York Times“A complex tale about life and art, about fact and illusion, about politics, society, cruelty and creativity.” ―Alastair Macaulay, Financial Times“Martin McDonagh, master of bad taste in black comedy's cause and persistent enfant terrible, leaps towards maturity in this dazzling, disquieting nightmare of a play which makes up its own Grimm fairy-tales.” ―Nicholas de Jongh, Evening Standard“A play of extraordinary power and stunning theatrical bravura.” ―Michael Coveney, Daily Mail Read more From the Inside Flap Praise for author Martin McDonagh:'McDonagh is destined to be one of the theatrical luminaries of the 21st century.' --The New Republic Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Mom and Son : Mom's Love and Game : mother and son: mom son : mother son

Pdf Arts Mom and Son : Mom's Love and Game : mother and son: mom son : mother son

Pdf:Mom and Son : Mom's Love and Game : mother and son: mom son : mother son.Shaппoп шas proud of herself. It шas the first tiмe she delivered a traУ of food to a taЬle шithout Ьuмpiпg iпto soмethiпg, пearlУ spilliпg a driпк, or мissiпg oпe of the iteмs. It had Ьeeп a мoпth siпce Shaппoп had started шorкiпg at the diпer at пights. Ьeiпg a шaitress шas a huge chaпge froм Ьeiпg a teacher, Ьut due to stagпaпt paУ aпd a lacк of overtiмe paУ for supervisiпg cluЬs afterschool, Shaппoп шaпted to fiпd a Ьetter шaУ to help coпtriЬute to her soп's upcoмiпg college Ьills..Tags: mom son : mother and son : mother son : mom and son : mommy : mom son : mommy mother : mom's love and game : Romance : forbidden : tales : sexs : Romance : forbidden

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The 21st Century Screenplay: A Comprehensive Guide to Writing Tomorrow's Films

Pdf Arts The 21st Century Screenplay: A Comprehensive Guide to Writing Tomorrow's Films

Pdf:The 21st Century Screenplay: A Comprehensive Guide to Writing Tomorrow's Films.From the Inside Flap “A brilliant book. Linda Aronson is one of the great and important voices on screenwriting.” —Linda Seger, author of Making a Good Script Great “A very wonderful book. I love the strategies for plumbing the unconscious story mind. There's no other book that gives such an in-depth analysis of the 'bone structure' for all these various kinds of narratives.” —Robin Swicord, screenwriter, The Jane Austen Book Club, Memoirs of a Geisha, Little Women “It's a huge achievement, an incredibly comprehensive analysis of what the screenwriter does, of what can go right and what can go wrong and how to fix it when it does. I highly recommend it.” —Andrew Bovell, screenwriter, Edge of Darkness, Blessed, Lantana “As a screenwriting professor at NYU I tend to the view that most screenwriting books offer something of value and each is essentially as good as the person who reads it. In the case of Linda Aronson's work I make an exception. The book provides the services of a personal script editor, dramaturg or even co-writer. Don't leave home without it.” —from the Foreword by Paul Thompson Read more About the Author Linda Aronson has won awards as scriptwriter, playwright and novelist. Primarily a working writer, she has over twenty years experience, with credits in feature film, TV series and serials, mini-series,  children's TV, radio drama, stage plays fiction, and TV drama-documentary. Her fiction has been published in nine countries. Linda teaches screenwriting and script analysis for leading film schools and film industry organisations all over the world and works internationally as a script consultant. Her award-winning book Screenwriting Updated (Los Angeles, 2001)  was widely acclaimed as being the first book to provide practical strategies for writing complex non-linear and multiple protagonist scripts and fiction. The 21st Century Screenplay: a comprehensive guide to writing tomorrow's films (2010)  sold out in the UK before the consignment of books arrived at the warehouse from the docks is, along with Screenwriting Updated, used by professional writers and film schools all over the world.   The book has been widely celebrated and bears endorsements from Andrew Bovell,  Robin Swicord and Linda Seger, who says of it, 'A brilliant book. Linda Aronson is one of the great and important voices on screenwriting.'Other books by Linda Aronson on writing are TV Writing:The Ground Rules of Series, Serials and Sitcom (AFTRS/Allen and Unwin, 2000)and Writing with Imagination (Macmillan Education). Linda's contribution to ed Tom Jeffrey's collection of essays for producers,  Film Business is 'Script Mechanics: Understanding and Fixing the Script'Linda is currently writing nonlinear multiple storyline short film pieces for immersive virtual reality applications. Read more

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The Story Factor: Inspiration, Influence, and Persuasion through the Art of Storytelling

Pdf Arts The Story Factor: Inspiration, Influence, and Persuasion through the Art of Storytelling

Pdf:The Story Factor: Inspiration, Influence, and Persuasion through the Art of Storytelling.Review 'Highly readable.'―Library Journal'The Story Factor provides valuable tools for using storytelling as a means for self-discovery and as a springboard for creating a more meaningful and successful future. This is vital new reading.'―Robert K. Cooper, Ph.D. author of Winning at New Products'As the author herself notes, you can't make someone listen; you can only entice, inspire, cajole, stimulate, or fascinate. Stories do that; so does this book. It's a pleasure to dive into and an extremely useful tool for the would-be influencer or change builder.'―Art Kleiner, author Schools That Learn and The Age of Heretics'This wonderful book...will unleash your capacity to be more effective in whatever your line of work. Everyone who cares about positive change at an individual, organizational or global level should experience The Story Factor.'―Gail C. Christopher, JFK School of Government, Harvard University'It's not as hard as you think! Annette Simmons lays out the storytelling agenda in clear, simple steps. You can (and you must) tell a story if you expect to succeed as a marketer. This book ought to help.'―Seth Godin, Author of All Marketers Are Liars'Once upon a time, story was banished from business. Then Annette Simmons came along to show us the error of our ways. This book is a smart, practical guide to tapping the power of narrative to improve your business and your life.'―Daniel H. Pink, Author of A Whole New Mind'The Story Factor is full of entertaining and useful stories to enhance our ability to communicate effectively. It will be very useful to teachers and managers alike.'―Edgar E. Schein, Sloan Fellows Professor of Management, Emeritus, and Senior Lecturer, MIT Sloan School of Management Read more About the Author Annette Simmons is founder of Group Process Consulting, specializing in helping organizations build more collaborative behaviors for bottom-line results. A popular speaker, community activist, and author of Territorial Games and A Safe Place for Dangerous Truths, she lives in Greensboro, North Carolina. Read more

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The Line

Pdf Arts The Line

Pdf:The Line.From Booklist Ever since Harold took his purple crayon out for a ride, tots in picture books have been using the elements of the very pages they inhabit for postmodern explorations of imagination. The little girl here starts her flight of fancy when she comes across a pencil line and instantly whips it into a slide. The fun progresses through an inventive array of possibilities until the line seems to take on a mind of its own, growing into the outline of a monstrous creature with an appetite for tykes. The creature is driven away in the nick of time, however, by a friendlier beast, and we start to suspect that the girl is being told a story rather than just creating one, an idea born out by a surprise on the last page. Bossio’s scratchy, unkempt style gives the figures a sense of frenetic excitement and animation, and the backgrounds include vague shadows of scribbles and smears, all of which lends the sense of something handmade, a work of unfettered imagination. Preschool-Kindergarten. --Jesse Karp Read more Review Bassio's wordless story celebrates childhood fun, from the way the girl sticks out her tongue at the vanquished dragon to the smudges reproduced all over the pages.―Publishers WeeklyBossio's scratchy, unkempt style gives the figures a sense of frenetic excitement and animation, and the backgrounds include vague shadows of scribbles and smears, all of which lends the sense of something handmade, a work of unfettered imagination.―Booklist OnlineThe Line will help some young readers free their imaginations and produce their own story adventures. A teacher might want to have children respond to the book by laying out lines of yarn and seeing what each child can create. The book could also inspire children to see what their own sketchbook doodles might transform into.―CM MagazineThe Line subtly sparks a child's imagination. The book doesn't have to tell you to put away your iPad, it shows you just why you don't need it: a child's wonder is far more interesting.―The Washington Post Read more

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Amadeus: A Play by Peter Shaffer

Pdf Arts Amadeus: A Play by Peter Shaffer

Pdf:Amadeus: A Play by Peter Shaffer.About the Author Peter Shaffer is a dramatist familiar to American audiences as the author of Equus and of a string of other theatrical successes: Five Finger Exercise, the Private Ear and the Public Eye, The Royal Hunt of the Sun and Black Comedy. Read more

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The Inheritance (Faber Drama)

Pdf Arts The Inheritance (Faber Drama)

Pdf:The Inheritance (Faber Drama).Review ‘Lopez has, in effect, written the great American novel as a stage play, and it allows him to double down on Forster’s famous maxim: “Only connect!” He retains the individual empathy of literary fiction, taking us into his characters’ inner lives, alongside the collective experience of public performance… a born-again classic descended from “Angels.”’ Variety‘While Lopez’s play has a literary framework, it teems with life and incident: watching it, as a neighbour remarked, is like bingewatching a box-set. It tells multiple stories’ Guardian Read more About the Author Matthew Lopez is the author of The Whipping Man (Luna Stage Company, Manhattan Theatre Club), The Legend of Georgia McBride (Denver Center for the Performing Arts; Manhattan Class Company, Geffen Playhouse), Somewhere (The Old Globe, Hartford Stage), Reverberation (Hartford Stage Company), and Zoey's Perfect Wedding (Denver Center for the Performing Arts). In London, he was represented in Headlong Theatre's 9/11 Decade anthology with his short play The Sentinels. Read more

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Invisible Ink: A Practical Guide to Building Stories that Resonate

Pdf Arts Invisible Ink: A Practical Guide to Building Stories that Resonate

Pdf:Invisible Ink: A Practical Guide to Building Stories that Resonate.Acclaimed by successful screenwriters and authors, Invisible Ink is a helpful, accessible guide to the essential elements of the best storytelling. Brian McDonald, an award winning screenwriter who has taught his craft at several major studios, supplies writers with tools to make their work more effective and provides readers and audiences a deeper understanding of the storyteller's art. When people think of a screenplay, they usually think about dialogue-the "visible ink" that is readily accessible to the listener, reader, or viewer. But a successful screenplay needs Invisible Ink as well, the craft below the surface of words. Invisible Ink lays out the essential elements of screenplay structure, using vivid examples from famous moments in popular movies as well as from one of his own popular scripts. You will learn techniques for building a compelling story around a theme, making your writing engage audiences, creating appealing characters, and much more.

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10-Minute Plays For Kids (Applause Acting Series)

Pdf Arts 10-Minute Plays For Kids (Applause Acting Series)

Pdf:10-Minute Plays For Kids (Applause Acting Series).In Ê10-Minute Plays for KidsÊ young thespians will find terrific plays by some of our most prominent playwrights ä such as Sharyn Rothstein Alex Broun Jenny Lyn Bader Claudia I. Haas and Mark Harvey Levine and by others less well known but equally terrific such as Sharai Bohannon Suzanne Bailie and Shirley King. The characters and situations portrayed are perfect for the kid actor. Some of the plays explore relatable tales of friendship and family while others allow the actors to take on the personas of nonhuman characters such as fish and chess pieces! Ê10-Minute Plays for KidsÊ is ideal for theater students youth groups and acting classes.

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Voyeur exhibitionist : The Nudist

Pdf Arts Voyeur exhibitionist : The Nudist

Pdf:Voyeur exhibitionist : The Nudist.Are you going to tell me where we're going now?" Carson swatted away a mosquito while tromping through the brush under the oak and cedar. For all the fond memories he had of running around his friend's wilderness backyard while growing up, playing their imaginary games as alien hunters or fugitives on the run, he never could quite shake his fear of stumbling upon a rattlesnake, scorpion, or even the odd tarantula. They'd rarely ever seen any such creatures, but it wasn't impossible to come across one in this part of Texas.Exhibitionist, exhibitionism, exhibition public, voyeur, voyeur fantasy, voyeur romance, voyeurism, voyeur exhibitionist

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Six Characters in Search of an Author and Other Plays (Penguin Modern Classics)

Pdf Arts Six Characters in Search of an Author and Other Plays (Penguin Modern Classics)

Pdf:Six Characters in Search of an Author and Other Plays (Penguin Modern Classics).Language Notes Text: English (translation) Original Language: Italian Read more About the Author Luigi Pirandello was born of rich, middle-class parents in Girgenti (Agrigento), Sicily, on 28 June 1867. As a young man he studied at the Universities of Palermo, Rome, and Bonn, where he gained his doctorate in 1891. His first published work, Mal giocondo (1889), was a collection of poems. It was followed by other volumes of poems, critical essays, novels, short stories, and over forty plays. In 1894 he married Antoinetta Portulano, the daughter of his father's business associate. Financial disaster and a severe illness brought on by the birth of their third child drove his wife to a hysterical form of insanity. Only in 1918, when her presence in the family constituted a real threat to their daughter's safety did Pirandello agree to have his wife committed to an asylum. The enormous emotional strain he felt at this time is reflected in the intense pessimism found in his work. Pirandello's first real success in the theatre came about in 1921 when Six Characters in Search of an Author was performed. Henry IV followed the next year and confirmed his position as a playwright. In the following years Pirandello travelled abroad extensively. He embarked on a career as a producer and in 1925 founded his Art Theatre in Rome. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1934 and died in Rome on 10 December 1936.Mark Musa is a professor at the Center for Italian Studies at Indiana University. A former Fulbright and Guggenheim Fellow, Musa is the author of a highly acclaimed translation of Dante's Divine Comedy. Read more

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The Vagina Monologues: 20th Anniversary Edition

Pdf Arts The Vagina Monologues: 20th Anniversary Edition

Pdf:The Vagina Monologues: 20th Anniversary Edition.A landmark in women’s empowerment—as relevant as ever in the age of #MeToo—that honors female sexuality in all its complexity  It’s been more than twenty years since Eve Ensler’s international sensation The Vagina Monologues gave birth to V-Day, the radical, global grassroots movement to end violence against women and girls. This special edition features six never-before-published monologues, a new foreword by National Book Award winner Jacqueline Woodson, a new introduction by the author, and a new afterword by One Billion Rising director Monique Wilson on the stage phenomenon’s global impact. Witty and irreverent, compassionate and wise, this award-winning masterpiece gives voice to real women’s deepest fantasies, fears, anger, and pleasure, and calls for a world where all women are safe, equal, free, and alive in their bodies.Praise for The Vagina Monologues “Probably the most important piece of political theater of the last decade.”—The New York Times“This play changed the world. Seeing it changed my soul. Performing in it changed my life. I am forever indebted to Eve Ensler and the transformative legacy of this play.”—Kerry Washington “Spellbinding, funny, and almost unbearably moving . . . both a work of art and an incisive piece of cultural history, a poem and a polemic, a performance and a balm and a benediction.”—Variety “Often wrenching, frequently riotous. . . . Ensler is an impassioned wit.”—Los Angeles Times “Extraordinary . . . a compelling rhapsody of the female essence.”—Chicago Tribune

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Barefoot in the Park: A Comedy in Three Acts

Pdf Arts Barefoot in the Park: A Comedy in Three Acts

Pdf:Barefoot in the Park: A Comedy in Three Acts.Comedy / 4m, 2f / Int. Paul and Corie Bratter are newlyweds in every sense of the word. He's a straight-as-an-arrow lawyer and she's a free spirit always looking for the latest kick. Their new apartment is her most recent find-too expensive with bad plumbing and in need of a paint job. After a six day honeymoon, they get a surprise visit from Corie's loopy mother and decide to play matchmaker during a dinner with their neighbor-in-the-attic Velasco, where everything that can go wrong, does. Pa

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Playwriting 101: A Quick Guide on Writing and Producing Your First Play Step by Step from A to Z

Pdf Arts Playwriting 101: A Quick Guide on Writing and Producing Your First Play Step by Step from A to Z

Pdf:Playwriting 101: A Quick Guide on Writing and Producing Your First Play Step by Step from A to Z.To write for the theater, you need to know about theater. Ideas are easy to come by. Examine your background, interest, and beliefs. Examine the world around you. Exercises can help you come up with ideas. Choose the audience you want to reach, and write to that audience. To learn to write dialogue, listen to and record everyday conversations. Dialogue should sound like ordinary conversations but have more direction.  Know as much as you can about your central characters. Do a character analysis. Choose the character traits to emphasize. A character should come across as both typical and individual. Most plays have a plot, which involves conflict between the protagonist and the antagonist. The parts of a plot are: inciting incident, rising action, turning point, climax, and falling action. Other types of organization for a play are circular and thematic.  Before starting to write, you need to develop a central idea. Plays exist for a number of reasons - entertainment, to bring attention to something, and to teach. You need to decide what you want to accomplish. It's easier to gain an audience's interest if you start with a theme with which they agree.  A play needs a sense of universality. A play should be unified, but it also needs contrast. Since theater is a collaborative art, the director, actor, and designers may see the different facets differently than you do. It's not difficult to have a well-written production. Possible markets are schools, organizations, and professional theater. Finished plays have to follow a particular format.  About the expert: Marsh Cassady has had 38 plays published and/or produced - including off-Broadway. A former theater professor with a PhD degree, he started a playwriting program at Montclair State in New Jersey that included beginning and advanced classes, workshops, and individual projects. He also taught creative writing, including playwriting, at UCSD. Marsh is the author of 60 published books in a variety of genres, from theater textbooks to novels to true crime, and hundreds of shorter pieces. For about 35 years, he led all-genre writing workshops in San Diego and in Rosarito, BC, Mexico, where he has lived since 1997.  

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Stop Motion: Craft Skills for Model Animation, Second Edition (Focal Press Visual Effects and Animation)

Pdf Arts Stop Motion: Craft Skills for Model Animation, Second Edition (Focal Press Visual Effects and Animation)

Pdf:Stop Motion: Craft Skills for Model Animation, Second Edition (Focal Press Visual Effects and Animation).Review 'A wonderful introduction to a rather complicated and unique art form.' Ray Harryhausen director of The 7th Voyage of Sinbad, and Jason and the Argonauts'Don't attempt stop motion before you read this book! Susannah has covered everything in this no-nonsense approach to the industry.'Richard Goleszowski director of Creature Comforts and Rex the Runt'contains a huge amount of valuable information for the budding stop-frame film maker. A great addition to the film craft library.'David Sproxton, co-founder and Managing Director of Aardman Animations'...a mine of information. This book gives an unrivalled detailed technical overview of the subject.'The Times Higher Education Supplement'... clear and concise text...This is the perfect book for anyone contemplating getting into model animation.'Dope Sheet'Practical, informative and full of quotes from key characters in the story of the stop-frame industry. I wish I'd had this book when I was a student.'Joan Ashworth, Head of Animation, Royal College of Art Read more

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Speculative Everything: Design, Fiction, and Social Dreaming (The MIT Press)

Pdf Arts Speculative Everything: Design, Fiction, and Social Dreaming (The MIT Press)

Pdf:Speculative Everything: Design, Fiction, and Social Dreaming (The MIT Press).Review Designers are usually seen as problem solvers. Their function is to make a product better or more beautiful, or to make a process more efficient. But what if, instead of solving problems, they posed them? That is the premise behind Speculative Everything, the first book to look in detail at the kinds of results such an approach might throw up.... Anthony Dunne and Fiona Raby, professors at London's Royal College of Art, have been the most articulate proponents of the idea of “critical design”. Their concern is not to design products to be sent out into a slightly uncertain future but rather to imagine how that future might be entirely different. The result is a series of scenarios that help to illuminate moral, ethical, political and aesthetic problems.―Financial TimesSpeculative Everything neatly and quietly dispels the myths, misunderstandings and simplifications surrounding speculative design. Of course, there will always be people who dismiss Dunne and Raby's work for being too arty, and, well, too speculative to be strictly design but if some of them ever read the book, i'm quite convinced that they will at least agree on the fact that its authors ask some valid questions and more importantly perhaps articulate them in an intelligent, compelling way.―We Make Money Not ArtIn conclusion, something should be said about how refined and handsome this book is, as a designed artifact. Though it's a work for the academy and not for the coffee-table, it deliberately upholds a high standard. All the illustrations, and there are many, are in crisp resolution, while starkly obvious pains have been taken to see that due credit was given to every creative person involved in every image. It's the polar opposite of the carefree, slobbering virality of Youtube, Tumblr, and this weblog, and there's something heart-lifting in its living demonstration of what can be achieved today. Not tomorrow, and not in the imagination―but really, right here and now.―Bruce Sterling, Beyond the Beyond Read more Review In Speculative Everything Dunne and Raby continue to inspire and challenge us to consider design as a unique mode of sociocultural inquiry. Rather than resigning design to either problem solving or styling, what Dunne and Raby offer is a vibrant practice of using design to materialize and experiment with alternate worldviews and futures. Speculative Everything is an important contribution to the field of design and should be read widely.―Carl DiSalvo, author of Adversarial DesignIn a period where existing systems are reaching their effective limits, Speculative Everything describes an expanded and refreshing role for design. Dunne and Raby show how speculative design can stimulate debate and reveal choices that exist beyond the constraints of existing business, social, and technological approaches.―Tim Brown, CEO, IDEOAnthony Dunne and Fiona Raby have set out to change the landscape of contemporary design. They remind us that design is about asking questions, as well as answering them. Speculative Everything, their provocative manifesto, is an intriguing contribution to the search for a new direction for design.―Deyan Sudjic, Director, Design Museum, London Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Speak with Distinction: The Classic Skinner Method to Speech on the Stage

Pdf Arts Speak with Distinction: The Classic Skinner Method to Speech on the Stage

Pdf:Speak with Distinction: The Classic Skinner Method to Speech on the Stage.Widely recognized as the most complete and rigorous text of its kind since it was first published in 1942 ÊSpeak With DistinctionÊ is an invaluable resource. It presents a comprehensive study of the sounds of Spoken English in their most important phonetic environments. This most recent revision also adds much material for comparisons of speech sounds; suggestions for accurate efficient and conversational ways of combining the sounds into connected utterance; indications that foster a working knowledge of two dialects of speech (General American and what Mrs. Skinner called Good Speech for classic and elevated texts); and beginning material to show application of the principles of Good Speech to well-written texts.ÞSome important additions to the book are the extensive Glossary and Index abundant guides to pronunciations new sections featuring such details as the complete Ask-List of words a program for the elimination of glottal attacks of vowel and dipthong sounds greatly expanded practice material of phrases and sentences and an updated Chart showing several levels of phonetic transcription and spelling equivalents in current usage.ÞÊSpeak With DistinctionÊ can be used in several ways: as a primary educational textbook for both the beginning and advanced actor; as a supplementary textbook for teachers and students who have their own methods and agenda for study; and as a reference book for teachers speech coaches and directors.

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Set Your Voice Free: How to Get the Singing or Speaking Voice You Want

Pdf Arts Set Your Voice Free: How to Get the Singing or Speaking Voice You Want

Pdf:Set Your Voice Free: How to Get the Singing or Speaking Voice You Want.About the Author Roger Love is recognized as one of the world's leading authorities on voice. His singing clients range from John Mayer to Gwen Stefani to Maroon 5, and his acting clients include celebrities such as Reese Witherspoon and Joaquin Phoenix in Walk the Line, Jeff Bridges in Crazy Heart, and the cast of Glee. He has also worked with professional speakers such as Anthony Robbins and Suze Orman. Read more

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Hello World: Being Human in the Age of Algorithms

Pdf Arts Hello World: Being Human in the Age of Algorithms

Pdf:Hello World: Being Human in the Age of Algorithms.Review “Hello World is an action-packed read during which you will be outraged, provoked, and challenged. The numerous, meticulously researched examples reveal the astonishing new world we’re living in, one where secret decisions with ambiguous goals are deciding our individual and collective fates.” - Cathy O’Neil, author of Weapons of Math Destruction“Expertly told, wise and with a lightness of touch, Hannah Fry’s brilliant exploration of how we live our lives in the age of AI will prompt arguments in pubs and over dinner tables for years to come.” - Adam Rutherford, author of A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived“Computers used to be tools, then they were toys, and now they’re all around us. You couldn’t ask for a better guide to this bewildering new world than Hannah Fry, who fills Hello World with wit, storytelling, and superbly clear insight. Bravo!” - Tim Harford, author of Fifty Inventions That Shaped the Modern Economy“Hannah Fry is one of the best explainers on the planet. In Hello World, she takes a serious subject and leavens it delightfully with her clear writing and captivating stories, and her trademark sense of humor and fun.” - Steven Strogatz, professor of mathematics, Cornell University, and author of The Joy of x“Hello World is a brisk and friendly guidebook to the algorithms all around us.” - Jordan Ellenberg, author of How Not to Be Wrong“Hello World is a gem of accessible science writing. With eloquence and charm, Hannah Fry outlines the math of computer algorithms and explains how they are transforming fields such as health, justice, transport, and the arts. She is a wise guide to the benefits―and horrors―of our increasingly data-driven world.” - Alex Bellos, author of Here's Looking at Euclid“Fascinating and funny. I learned something on every page.” - Tom Chivers, Buzzfeed“A well-constructed tour of technology and its discontents―timely, too, given the increasing prominence of AI in our daily lives.” - Kirkus Reviews“A lucid and timely analysis.” - Booklist (starred)“For a reader unfamiliar with the technical aspects of AI, this book offers among the best lay explanations of how algorithms work.” - Science Read more About the Author Hannah Fry is an associate professor in the mathematics of cities at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis at University College London. A regular presenter for the BBC, she lives in London and tweets @FryRsquared. Read more

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Fewer, Better Things: The Hidden Wisdom of Objects

Pdf Arts Fewer, Better Things: The Hidden Wisdom of Objects

Pdf:Fewer, Better Things: The Hidden Wisdom of Objects.Review 'Inspiring . . . Fewer, Better Things is deeply personal, full of stories about Adamson’s family that are by turns funny, eye-opening, and moving . . . Adamson invites readers to follow along on a series of thought experiments about the objects in our lives, our relationships to them, what they mean, and how we might go about distilling them so that our material footprint is greatly reduced. And this isn’t just an exercise--the future of humanity might depend on it.' - Architectural Digest'[Adamson] makes a powerful case for limiting our purchases to things (including food) that we find to be beautiful, meaningful, or useful.' - Psychology Today'A powerful and personal account of the meaning and wonder of craft by one of its leading voices. Through a compelling mix of family lore and cultural history, Adamson explores the practice and purpose of craft with elegance and insight. As craft enjoys a well earned renaissance, this work explains why it matters and why more of us are realising it matters.' - Tristram Hunt, Director, Victoria and Albert Museum'Genial and elegant writing . . . Combining elements of memoir, reportage, material history, and curatorial studies, Fewer, Better Things is an erudite but accessible global survey of the contemporary material landscape and how we can be better informed to shape it . . . For the design-inclined, Fewer, Better Things will sharpen the way you think about the world around you.' - Modern Magazine'If we are to navigate out of our cluttered and over-accessorized worlds, we need the kind of critical thinking that Fewer, Better Things beautifully and succinctly delivers. Reflecting a lifetime of study on material intelligence, Glenn Adamson’s remarkable book asks us to radically reconsider the objects we choose to surround ourselves with. I thoroughly enjoyed it and can see it becoming a manifesto for modern living.' - Alexander Langlands, author of CROEFT: AN INQUIRY INTO THE ORIGINS AND TRUE MEANING OF TRADITIONAL CRAFTS'Rich with examples and stories of objects and their makers . . . Adamson’s crafty enthusiasm is infectious.' - Kirkus Reviews'Adamson, a former director of the Museum of Arts and Design in New York and author of several books on craft, views the suffering of the natural world through the prism of our increasingly tortured relationship with it.' - New York Review of Books'In Fewer, Better Things, scholar and former museum curator Glenn Adamson inspires readers to reflect on the physical items they encounter . . . Adamson argues that objects cross cultural barriers . . . and provide a shared understanding of culture and history. By creating meaningful connections to objects, we can move towards a sustainable world where we surround ourselves with fewer, but better, things.' - Shelf Awareness'[Adamson’s] book will awaken those who have tuned out from their surroundings.' - Publishers Weekly'This new attention to craft, to work done through some close contact between hand and thing, has been enriched by the publication of The Craft Reader . . . Even readers who think they're not interested in craft will be more engaged than they expected, if they give the anthology half a chance.' - Barry Schwabsky, The Nation on THE CRAFT READER'At a time when technical skill has been widely dismissed or outsourced in the production of art, Glenn Adamson crucially adds an entire spectrum of hand-crafted objects to the creative history of the post-war era.' - Thomas Crow, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University on THINKING THROUGH CRAFT'[Adamson] is the best writer on craft since Peter Dormer . . . From the politics of labour to the intricacies of lacemaking, this is a superb book that covers a huge territory and is stuffed full of ideas and unexpected associations.' - Edwin Heathcote, Icon Magazine on THE INVENTION OF CRAFT Read more About the Author Glenn Adamson is a senior scholar at the Yale Center for British Art and works across the fields of design, craft, and contemporary art. Until March 2016 he was the director of the Museum of Arts and Design in New York and has been head of research at the Victoria and Albert Museum, and curator at the Chipstone Foundation in Milwaukee. His books include Art in the Making (coauthored with Julia Bryan-Wilson) and The Craft Reader, among others. He lives in Brooklyn, New York. Read more

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Hello World: Being Human in the Age of Algorithms

Pdf Arts Hello World: Being Human in the Age of Algorithms

Pdf:Hello World: Being Human in the Age of Algorithms.Shortlisted for the 2018 Royal Society Investment Science Book Prize   A look inside the algorithms that are shaping our lives and the dilemmas they bring with them.   If you were accused of a crime, who would you rather decide your sentence - a mathematically consistent algorithm incapable of empathy or a compassionate human judge prone to bias and error? What if you want to buy a driverless car and must choose between one programmed to save as many lives as possible and another that prioritizes the lives of its own passengers? And would you agree to share your family's full medical history if you were told that it would help researchers find a cure for cancer?   These are just some of the dilemmas that we are beginning to face as we approach the age of the algorithm, when it feels as if the machines reign supreme. Already, these lines of code are telling us what to watch, where to go, whom to date, and even whom to send to jail. But as we rely on algorithms to automate big, important decisions - in crime, justice, healthcare, transportation, and money - they raise questions about what we want our world to look like. What matters most: Helping doctors with diagnosis or preserving privacy? Protecting victims of crime or preventing innocent people being falsely accused?   Hello World takes us on a tour through the good, the bad, and the downright ugly of the algorithms that surround us on a daily basis. Mathematician Hannah Fry reveals their inner workings, showing us how algorithms are written and implemented, and demonstrates the ways in which human bias can literally be written into the code. By weaving in relatable, real world stories with accessible explanations of the underlying mathematics that power algorithms, Hello World helps us to determine their power, expose their limitations, and examine whether they really are improvement on the human systems they replace.

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Japanese Design: Art, Aesthetics & Culture

Pdf Arts Japanese Design: Art, Aesthetics & Culture

Pdf:Japanese Design: Art, Aesthetics & Culture.Review 'A treasury for art connoisseurs as well as students and scholars in search of inspiration, Japanese Design: Art, Aesthetics & Culture is highly recommended.' —Midwest Book Review'Japanese design has been a source of global appeal and fascination at least since the mid-19th century. In this unprecedented work, its underlying aesthetic and cultural roots that are essential for the success of Japanese design are explained engagingly and accessibly by Graham in reference to key concepts illustrated with a many examples of art and architecture. A must-read for designers, artists, connoisseurs and scholars of Japanese art and culture, and many others.' —Andreas Marks, Head, Department of Japanese and Korean Art and Director of the Clark Center at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts'Graham has crafted a compact, jewel-like resource for all who seek to understand the sources, evolution, impact, and value of Japanese aesthetics and design principles in our modern world.' —Jan Schall, Ph.D., Sanders Sosland Curator, Modern Art, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art'Graham's book gives a thoughtful account of Japanese art and design, its cultural context in Japan and its proponents abroad. Her discussion of design terminology, including the origins as well as the uses and misuses through the decades of terms like wabi, sabi, and shibui is essential reading for anyone interested in Japanese art.' —Janice Katz, Roger L.Weston Associate Curator of Japanese Art, Art Institute of Chicago'This book, Japanese Design, is truly a treasure of information and adds another layer of appreciation to Japanese art – a must for anyone who has a passion for anything Japanese.' —Asian Lifestyle Design blog'This book is a must-read for anyone who likes Japan and its arts! Even a long-term collector like me finds new delights in its illustrations and text. It is a winner! Don't miss the chance to acquire it as I know you will truly enjoy it.' —Bill Clark, Japanese art collector and founder of the Clark Center for Japanese Art, Hanford, California'This splendid book stimulates the mind and delights the eye in equal measure. It will engross the art historian as well as the art lover. Graham's elegantly concise exploration of some key aesthetic principles, social contexts, and modern interpreters of Japanese design recalls many of the works beautifully illustrated here.' —Kendall H. Brown, Professor of Asian Art, School of Art, California State University, Long Beach'This well- formatted and illustrated handbook with clear explanations of modern concepts of Japanese design, their cultural sources, along with biographies of Euro-American promoters of the Japan idea, will provide a welcome guide for students and travelers.' —Christine Guth, Royal College of Art and Victoria and Albert Museum, London Read more About the Author Patricia J. Graham is an author, lecturer, and professional consultant on Asian art. She is a certi?ed appraiser who works with private collectors, museums, attorneys, insurance companies, auction houses, and universities. Her books include Faith and Power in Japanese Buddhist Art, 1600–2005, and Tea of the Sages: The Art of Sencha, both published by the University of Hawaii Press. Find out more from Patricia on patriciagraham.net Read more

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Design for Information: An Introduction to the Histories, Theories, and Best Practices Behind Effective Information Visualizations

Pdf Arts Design for Information: An Introduction to the Histories, Theories, and Best Practices Behind Effective Information Visualizations

Pdf:Design for Information: An Introduction to the Histories, Theories, and Best Practices Behind Effective Information Visualizations.Review 'Meirelles (Northeaster Univ.) has made an important contribution to the field of information design. In the 1980s and 1990s Edward Tufte wrote Visual Display of Quantitative Information (CH, Nov'83), Envisioning Information (CH, Nov'90, 28-1398), and Visual Explanations (CH, Jul'97, 34-6236). Not since Tufte's work has a book on information design promised such an advance. The key here is the careful classification of information into six kinds of 'structures.' These are reflected by the six chapter titles: 'Hierarchical Structures: Trees'; 'Relational Structures: Networks'; 'Temporal Structures: Timelines and Flows'; 'Spatial Structures: Maps'; 'Spatio-Temporal Structures'; and 'Textual Structures.' Very well illustrated and well written, this book will probably become the benchmark for teaching information design. With an appendix, detailed bibliography, and comprehensive index, this is a key resource in the field. It also makes a contribution to general graphic design theory, as its structural classification can be extended to all kinds of visual communication. Summing Up: Essential.' - Choice Read more About the Author Isabel Meirelles is Associate Professor in Graphic Design at Northeastern University in Boston, MA, where she teaches Information Design. For the past 15 years, she has worked in communication design as art director in publication design, as well as in motion and interactive design. Her research revolves around the theoretical and experimental examination of the fundamentals underlying how information is structured, represented, and communicated in different media. Read more

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Less and More: The Design Ethos of Dieter Rams

Pdf Arts Less and More: The Design Ethos of Dieter Rams

Pdf:Less and More: The Design Ethos of Dieter Rams.This is Dieter Rams’s 808-page book about his work, back in print in its original form with a PVC softcover and slipcase. The relevance of famous Braun designer Dieter Rams in ­modern design remains unbroken. In his more than 40 years at Braun, Rams established himself as one of the most influential designers of the twentieth century. True to the principle of “less but better” his elegantly clear visual language not only defined product design for generations, but also our fundamental understanding of what design is and what it can and should do. Less and More offers boundless inspiration for anyone interested in the aesthetic and functional aspects of applied design. Endlich wieder erhältlich: das Referenzwerk zu Dieter Rams, der wie kein Zweiter das deutsche Produktdesign der Moderne prägte und zu globaler Wirkung brachte. Nach der Devise „weniger, aber besser“ orientierte er sich immer an Sinn und Zweck und schuf damit auch ästhetisch neue Maßstäbe. In über 40-jähriger Tätigkeit bei Braun hat sich Dieter Rams als einer der wichtigsten Designer des 20. Jahrhunderts etabliert. Less and More: The Design Ethos of Dieter Rams dokumentiert sein Schaffen. Begegnungen mit Produkten und Gedanken von Dieter Rams werden zu Schlüsselerlebnissen für alle, die sich an ästhetischen wie funktionalen Aspekten gut gestalteter Gebrauchsgegenstände erfreuen. Seine klare, elegante visuelle Sprache hat für ganze Generationen das Verständnis davon, was Design ist und leisten kann, geformt. Berühmt wurde Dieter Rams auch mit seinen Thesen, heute so relevant wie damals: Gutes Design ist innovativ, verständlich, ästhetisch und macht ein Produkt brauchbar. Gutes Design ist unaufdringlich, ehrlich, langlebig, konsequent bis ins letzte Detail und umweltfreundlich. Gutes Design ist so wenig Design wie möglich. Less and More erfasst dieses Designverständnis: mit Hunderten von Produktabbildungen, Skizzen, Vorstufen und Modellen der weltberühmten Braun-Stereoanlagen und -Rasierapparate, der Möbelsysteme für Vitsœ. Dieter Rams’ beispielloses Werk erfährt hier eine zeitgemäße Neubewertung; Texte internationaler Experten setzen die Arbeiten in aktuellen Bezug.

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The Beauty of Everyday Things (Penguin Modern Classics)

Pdf Arts The Beauty of Everyday Things (Penguin Modern Classics)

Pdf:The Beauty of Everyday Things (Penguin Modern Classics).Review Acclaim for Soetsu Yanagi:   “Yanagi's work is characterized by pure, organic form, an economy of means and material, and an emphasis on beauty in even the most functional and quotidian objects. Over time the designer's work has become, well, timeless.” —T: The New York Times Style Magazine   “Radical and inspiring . . . Yanagi's vision puts the connection between heart and hand before the transient and commercial.” —Edmund de Waal, OBE, author of The Hare with Amber Eyes   “Soetsu Yanagi's unerring eye has influenced generations of makers. His notion of Zen and the art of design continues to inspire all those involved in shaping our everyday world.” —Jasper Morrison, British designer   “It would not be entirely amiss to describe Yanagi's position in Japan as comparable to that of Ruskin and Morris in England. . . . He left as a legacy an aesthetic and religious creed of vital importance to men and women all over the world.” —Bernard Leach, British potter   “What impresses me most in Yanagi is the strength of his vision, his direct eye for beauty. His was an immediate and intuitive faculty of an extraordinary kind.” —Shoji Hamada, Japanese potter Read more About the Author Soetsu Yanagi (1889–1961) was a philosopher, art historian, aesthete and poet. He evolved a theory of why certain objects made by unknown craftsmen were so beautiful, and became the founding father of the Japanese folk crafts (“mingei”) movement. He helped establish, and was the first director of, the Japanese Folk Crafts Museum. Read more

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The Minard System: The Complete Statistical Graphics of Charles-Joseph Minard

Pdf Arts The Minard System: The Complete Statistical Graphics of Charles-Joseph Minard

Pdf:The Minard System: The Complete Statistical Graphics of Charles-Joseph Minard.Review 'A forefather of modern information visualization, as writer and editor [Sandra] Rendgen calls him, Minard created more than 60 statistical graphics that capture the economic and social changes of the industrial revolution in Europe and around the globe. He meticulously interpreted the data for each topic and created a narrative intended to shine through each map. This stunning collection includes them all-from visual depictions of the transport of mineral fuels in France in 1856 to a series on the European import of cotton over eight years.' - Scientific American'Today Minard is best known for a statistical graphic that details the French army's staggering losses during Napoleon's Russian campaign, a masterpiece popularized by the writings of statistician and political scientist Edward Tufte. The piece is a devastating beauty. Even so, as data visualization specialist Sandra Rendgen demonstrates in her forthcoming book, The Minard System, there's a great deal more to discover about the man and his work. Dozens of Minard's creations-all from the collection of the École nationale des ponts et chaussées in Paris-appear in its pages, meticulously reproduced and augmented by Rendgen's thoughtful and penetrating discussion. Among the many gems included is the Russian campaign graphic's lesser-known companion, which depicts losses to Hannibal's army during its march over the Alps. Rendgen presents it alongside the more celebrated graphic, as originally intended.' - American Scientist'The book showcases many of Minard's classics, famously brought to light in Edward Tufte's books, but it also uncovers many hidden gems. It is ultimately a treasure trove for anyone interested in the history of data visualization....This is a long overdue tribute to the grand master of information design.' - Manuel Lima'Some have called Charles-Joseph Minard's map of Napoleon's disastrous Russian invasion 'the best statistical graphic ever drawn'-nerdy praise, to be sure, but one that suggests fellow design geeks will revel in the antiquated-yet-beautiful designs of Minard, a 19th century French engineer..Vibrantly colorful and chocked full of data, The Minard System is sure to delight any designers willing to look to history for inspiration.' - Metropolis Magazine Online'A new book out this week,The Minard System by Sandra Rendgen, catalogues much of his other work and shows how many forms of infographic design he pioneered. Here's just a small sample of those of those graphs. You'll have to check out the full, beautiful book for the rest.' - Popular Science Online Read more About the Author Sandra Rendgen is an author and editor with a focus on information graphics, interactive media, and the history of information visualization. Based in Berlin, Germany, she studied art history and cultural theory and is the co-author of Information Graphics and Understanding the World: The Atlas of Infographics. Read more

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Staging the Great Circus Parade

Pdf Arts Staging the Great Circus Parade

Pdf:Staging the Great Circus Parade.Milwaukee was home to the Great Circus Parade for almost 30 years. Beginning in 1963 and continuing until 1972, the parade became an annual tradition, except in 1967 when the event was cancelled because of civil unrest. Revived on a smaller scale in 1980, the parade traveled between Baraboo and Chicago until it returned to Milwaukee in 1985. Each year, it grew in size and scope, gaining national prominence. The old-fashioned circus parade became an event of mammoth proportions, requiring an army of volunteers working behind the scenes.

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2019-2023 Five Year Planner: Monthly Schedule Organizer - Agenda Planner For The Next Five Years, 60 Months Calendar, Appointment Notebook, Monthly ... Cover (2019-2020 calendar planner) (Volume 6)

Pdf Arts 2019-2023 Five Year Planner: Monthly Schedule Organizer - Agenda Planner For The Next Five Years, 60 Months Calendar, Appointment Notebook, Monthly ... Cover (2019-2020 calendar planner) (Volume 6)

Pdf:2019-2023 Five Year Planner: Monthly Schedule Organizer - Agenda Planner For The Next Five Years, 60 Months Calendar, Appointment Notebook, Monthly ... Cover (2019-2020 calendar planner) (Volume 6).19 - 2023 Five Year Monthly Calendar Planner Five year planner for 2019-2023 including January 2019 - December 2023 (60 Months Calendar). Book Details: You can use for personal, work, to do list, small diary for note of the day and all purposes. Monthly and Weekly Action plan 60-month calendar : From January 2019 up to December 2023. One month per each two page spread with unruled daily blocks. Printed on quality paper. Light weight. Easy to carry around. Made in the USA. Best for Christmas gift and New Year gift. Everyone need to have the best planner since the first of the year.Give it for yourself friends family and co-worker and Have a great year together.

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On Weaving: New Expanded Edition

Pdf Arts On Weaving: New Expanded Edition

Pdf:On Weaving: New Expanded Edition.Review '[A] pioneering compendium.'---Leslie Camhi, T Magazine'The chief argument of the book―that the hand-made and mechanically reproduced can happily co-exist―is told visually as well as verbally. . . . [Anni Albers] emerges from the new On Weaving as both a historical figure and a living one.'---Charles Darwent, Burlington Magazine'It is over 50 years since On Weaving was first published in 1965, but in this new edition it is as fresh and inspiring as ever. Indeed, the colour plates alone . . . could furnish hours of contemplation.'---Cally Brooker, Journal of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers'This new edition of On Weaving [is] achingly timely. In an age in which millennials are desperately searching for 'mindfulness' to counter the relentless, bleak news cycle, downloading breathing apps to their phones, and seeking peace in coloring books and knitting, Albers’s celebration of weaving, which forces the weaver to practice a patient and rhythmic meditation, sings to a new generation. . . . The transcultural modernist values and designs of both Anni and Josef Albers still seem fresh and vibrant. . . . By bringing their works to new audiences, making explicit their wide-ranging inspirations, and highlighting the historicity of their seemingly abstract forms [recent exhibitions] and the republication of On Weaving ensure that the Alberses’ legacies will continue to resonate.'---Sophie Pitman, West 86th: A Journal of Decorative Arts, Design, History, and Material Culture'[On Weaving] has luminous simplicity and clarity. . . . [B]y illustrating images that most weavers would regard as quotidian in On Weaving, such as the chequer-board graphics of weave notations, she gave the art world space to make links with other forms of abstraction. By writing with no assumption of a craft audience, Albers was able to announce that weaving was ‘the event of a thread’ and ‘a method of forming a pliable plane of threads by interlacing them rectangularly’, thus allowing all of us to look at the discipline anew.'---Tanya Harrod, Apollo'With enviable clarity, Albers reviews the basics of weaving materials and techniques while threading the history of weaving from Peru and Persia to China, Europe, and beyond. Her emphasis on tactility seems especially urgent today, as she offers the next generation a profound corrective to an increasingly digital monoculture.'―Jenny Anger, author of Paul Klee and the Decorative in Modern Art'On Weaving is a book that one reads again and again for the insightful logic about the meaning of art, and the reasons and methods governing the creation of good design. Anni Albers is perhaps more relevant today than she was during her lifetime.'―Virginia Gardner Troy, author of Anni Albers and Ancient American Textiles: From Bauhaus to Black Mountain Read more From the Back Cover 'With enviable clarity, Albers reviews the basics of weaving materials and techniques while threading the history of weaving from Peru and Persia to China, Europe, and beyond. Her emphasis on tactility seems especially urgent today, as she offers the next generation a profound corrective to an increasingly digital monoculture.'--Jenny Anger, author of Paul Klee and the Decorative in Modern Art'On Weaving is a book that one reads again and again for the insightful logic about the meaning of art, and the reasons and methods governing the creation of good design. Anni Albers is perhaps more relevant today than she was during her lifetime.'--Virginia Gardner Troy, author of Anni Albers and Ancient American Textiles: From Bauhaus to Black Mountain Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Victoria: The Heart and Mind of a Young Queen: Official Companion to the Masterpiece Presentation on PBS

Pdf Arts Victoria: The Heart and Mind of a Young Queen: Official Companion to the Masterpiece Presentation on PBS

Pdf:Victoria: The Heart and Mind of a Young Queen: Official Companion to the Masterpiece Presentation on PBS.Review “Rappaport’s text beautifully and chronologically guides the reader through the early years of Victoria’s reign… This is a volume fans of the Masterpiece series will look at again and again.” (Newark Star Ledger)“A marvelous companion to this series, with wonderful illustrations and an engaging backstory…” (New York Journal of Books) Read more From the Back Cover Discover the world of the young Victoria, a world of court drama, sumptuous splendor, and the epic tale of an unexpected queen.At only eighteen years old, Victoria was a rebellious and headstrong teenager when she ascended the throne as Queen of Great Britain, but she grew to become one of the most memorable, unshakable, and powerful women in history. Tracing the coming-of-age of one of Britain’s greatest monarchs, this official companion to the Masterpiece series on PBS reveals her triumphs over scandal and corruption, and the intimate loves, heartbreaking losses, fallouts, and family dramas that accompanied her early reign.Written by internationally bestselling author and Victoria historical consultant Helen Rappaport, and including a foreword by Daisy Goodwin—acclaimed novelist and screenwriter of the series—Victoria details the history behind the show. It includes fascinating letters from the Queen, her family, confidants, and Prince Albert, offering truly authentic insight into the private life of the young Queen and the inner workings of the royal household, and painting a vivid picture of life in Victorian England.Go behind the palace doors and discover the girl behind the Queen, as you’ve never seen her before.  Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Milady Standard Nail Technology

Pdf Arts Milady Standard Nail Technology

Pdf:Milady Standard Nail Technology.Review 'Milady has been the choice of textbook at all of the schools I have been employed, including the current college in which I facilitate. The information contained in the textbooks continues to evolve and allow students to learn practical applicable accurate industry driven content. I commend the companies continued effort to allow our industry to grow and remain current.''The emphasis placed on Communications, Life Skills and Nail art sold me. As the leading factors in business success for the current nail industry I was really pleased to see the adjustments and attention to their development.' Read more About the Author The Premier Source for Education Resources in Cosmetology, Esthetics, Barbering, Nail Technology, Makeup, Massage Therapy, Salon & Spa Management and Business Training. Serving the Beauty and Wellness Industry since 1927. Read more

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Anni Albers: Selected Writings on Design

Pdf Arts Anni Albers: Selected Writings on Design

Pdf:Anni Albers: Selected Writings on Design.Review “I have consistently found Albers’s writings, in both On Weaving and the already re-released Selected Writings on Design (Wesleyan University Press, 2001), to be eye-opening on a range of topics. Materiality, tactility, nonverbal language, the histories of both handcraft and factory production — Albers provides clear and rigorous analysis of these and other issues throughout her books.”—Becky Peterson, HYPERALLERGIC Read more Review 'The weavings of Anni Albers have bridged the gap between craft and art. They stand on their own as complete and thoughtful statements of her approach to life and to design.' ―Cecil Lubell, former Executive Editor of American Fabrics Magazine'Anni Albers brings an extraordinary order to weaving. She distinguishes 'useful' weaving (the worn, walked-on, and sat-upon) from the 'useless' (the pictorial), but in her hands both share the virtue of being unique as works of art. Masterful with the hand loom, Anni Albers exerts a similar mastery over the machine in so ordering her design that the machine also produces a work of art.'―Paul Schweikher, former Head of the Department of Architecture, Carnegie Institute of Technology Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Ballerina Project

Pdf Arts Ballerina Project

Pdf:Ballerina Project.About the Author Dane Shitagi is a New York City-based photographer who created the Instagram phenomenon: @ballerinaproject_ Read more

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Truevine: Two Brothers, a Kidnapping, and a Mother's Quest: A True Story of the Jim Crow South

Pdf Arts Truevine: Two Brothers, a Kidnapping, and a Mother's Quest: A True Story of the Jim Crow South

Pdf:Truevine: Two Brothers, a Kidnapping, and a Mother's Quest: A True Story of the Jim Crow South.Review A New York Times Notable Book of 2016One of Janet Maslin's Top 10 Books of 2016 in the New York TimesOne of The San Francisco Chronicle's Top Ten Books of 2016One of the Best Books of 2016 - Amazon, Kirkus, The Tampa Bay Times, The Houston Chronicle, BookPage, St. Louis Post-DispatchA Kirkus Prize Finalist Longlisted for the Carnegie Medal for Excellence A New York Times Book Review Editors' ChoiceNamed one of fall's most anticipated titles by Vulture, Entertainment Weekly, Kirkus, The Millions, Literary Hub and others!''It's the best story in town,' a colleague told Beth Macy decades ago, 'but no one has been able to get it.' She now has, with tenacity and sensitivity. She gives a singular sideshow its due, offering these 'Ambassadors from Mars' a remarkable, deeply affecting afterlife.'―Stacy Schiff, author of The Witches'This compelling account of one family's tragic exploitation provides an important lens through which America's tortured racial history and the cruel legacy of Jim Crow can be seen anew.'―Bryan Stevenson, author of Just Mercy and founder and director of the Equal Justice Initiative'Taking us into the dark corners of American history that are discussed only in whispers, Beth Macy shines a bright light on the racial profiteering of circus freak shows and the Jim Crow South. In the remarkable Truevine, Macy manages to do what all the exploitative showmen wouldn't dare; she humanizes the Muse brothers, and in doing so, she has written an unforgettable story of both heartbreak and enduring love.'―Gilbert King, author of Devil in the Grove'A consummate chronicler of the American South spotlights the extraordinary history of two kidnapped African-American brothers enslaved as a circus sideshow act... Macy vividly illustrates circus life during the 1920s, and she movingly depicts how the brothers' protective, determined mother, Harriett, eventually discovered and rescued them almost a decade and a half later... A sturdy, passionate, and penetrating narrative. This first-rate journey into human trafficking, slavery, and familial bonding is an engrossing example of spirited, determined reportage.'―Kirkus (starred)'Macy's exploration of the long-hidden fate of two young African Americans and how that fate illuminates the atrocities of the Jim Crow South is as compelling as Rebecca Skloot's The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks...both are absolutely stunning examples of narrative nonfiction at its best...Certain to be among the most memorable books of the year.'―Connie Fletcher, Booklist (starred review)'Beth Macy has a way of getting under the skin of American life, burrowing into the seemingly ordinary to find the weird and wonderful taproots of our society. This true tale from rural Virginia will enrage you, inspire you, make you shake your head and rear your fist. And as the pages keep turning, you'll feel yourself slipping into a gothic world of freaks and geeks, and surreal racial thinking, that seems both deeply strange and yet, sadly, all too familiar.'―Hampton Sides, author of In the Kingdom of Ice, Blood and Thunder, and Americana'If over a hundred years ago there had been Black Lives Matter, the mother of George and Willie Muse would have joined and marched for the safe return of her sons. Back then, almost a century ago, she could only keep learning and finding folk who agreed she had a right to her family...a right to the love and protection of her sons. Beth Macy in Truevine has given us a stirring story of the persistence of faith...the strength of love...in this tale of a mother's journey to reclaim not only her sons but her right to them.'―Nikki Giovanni, poet and one of Oprah Winfrey's 'Twenty-five Living Legends''Love and kinship impelled Harriet's family to try for a century to protect George and Willie...from a world that saw them as objects for exploitation. Macy, for her part, works hard to illuminate the brothers' story...Macy is a gifted storyteller and a dogged researcher, and readers will be riveted by her account of Harriet Muse's struggle to find her sons.'―Edward E. Baptist, New York Times Book Review'Expert...[Macy's] reportorial methods are inspiringly persistent (and [her] books certainly bear that out)...you can feel Ms. Macy's admiration wafting off the page.'―Janet Maslin, New York Times'Extraordinary... 'Truevine' is at once poignant and rigorous, a compassionate dual biography and a forthright examination of codified racism. Macy is a resourceful reporter and a strong but never showy writer... This book, her second after 'Factory Man,' is the work of a journalist whose persistence, empathy and commitment to accuracy can't be doubted.... 'Truevine may focus on events that began a century ago, but its guiding spirit couldn't be more urgent.'―Kevin Canfield, The San Francisco Chronicle Read more About the Author Beth Macy writes about outsiders and underdogs, and she is the author of the New York Times bestseller, Factory Man. Her work has appeared in national magazines and newspapers and The Roanoke Times, where her reporting has won more than a dozen national awards, including a Nieman Fellowship for Journalism at Harvard and the Lukas Prize from the Columbia School of Journalism. She lives in Roanoke, VA. Read more

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Mosaics Hexagon Coloring Book: Animals Color by Number for Adults Stress Relieving Design (Mosaics Hexagon Color by Number)

Pdf Arts Mosaics Hexagon Coloring Book: Animals Color by Number for Adults Stress Relieving Design (Mosaics Hexagon Color by Number)

Pdf:Mosaics Hexagon Coloring Book: Animals Color by Number for Adults Stress Relieving Design (Mosaics Hexagon Color by Number).THE BEST GIFT IDEA | COLOR BY NUMBER FOR GROWN-UPSEach number means a particular color from a 25-color palette. You will KNOW the secrect pictures that HIDDEN on the pages when you START COLORING them.• Each coloring page is designed to help relax and inspire • Each coloring page is specifically designed for stress relief, relaxation and inspiration • Use your choice of coloring tool (pens, pencils, markers) • Each coloring page is on a separate sheet •Single-Sided Pages At 8.5x11 These relaxing illustrations of this coloring are sure to bring you calm and peace with every page. And these pictures are easy to see to make this a stress free coloring experience for colorists of all ages and skill levels. So sit back, relax, and color!

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A Girl and Five Brave Horses

Pdf Arts A Girl and Five Brave Horses

Pdf:A Girl and Five Brave Horses.11 Reprint edition of 1961. Full facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. Sonora Carver was an American entertainer, most notable as one of the first female horse divers. Carver answered an ad placed by "Doc" William Frank Carver in 1923 for a diving girl and soon earned a place in circus history. Her job was to mount a running horse as it reached the top of a forty-foot (sometimes sixty-foot) tower and sail down along the animal's back as it plunged into a deep pool of water directly below. Sonora was a sensation and soon became the lead diving girl for Doc Carver's act as they traveled the country. In 1931, Sonora was blinded, a retinal detachment, due to hitting the water off-balance with her eyes open.while diving her horse, Red Lips, on New Jersey's Steel Pier, the act's permanent home since 1929. After her accident Sonora continued to dive horses until 1942.

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The Electric Woman: A Memoir in Death-Defying Acts

Pdf Arts The Electric Woman: A Memoir in Death-Defying Acts

Pdf:The Electric Woman: A Memoir in Death-Defying Acts.The Electric Woman is Tessa Fontaine's astonishing audiobook memoir about a life-affirming journey of loss and self-discovery. Narrated by the author, this audiobook recounts Tessa's life on the road with the last traveling American sideshow and her relationship with an adventurous, spirited mother.   Turns out, one lesson applies to living through illness, keeping the show on the road, letting go of the person you love most, and eating fire: The trick is there is no trick. You eat fire by eating fire. Two journeys - a daughter's and a mother's - bear witness to this lesson in The Electric Woman.  For three years Tessa Fontaine lived in a constant state of emergency as her mother battled stroke after stroke. But hospitals, wheelchairs, and loss of language couldn't hold her mother back; she and her husband would see Italy together, come what may. Thus Fontaine became free to follow her own piper, a literal giant inviting her to "come play" in the World of Wonders, America's last traveling sideshow. How could she resist?  Transformed into an escape artist, a snake charmer, and a high-voltage Electra, Fontaine witnessed the marvels of carnival life: intense camaraderie and heartbreak, the guilty thrill of hard-earned cash exchanged for a peek into the impossible, and, most marvelous of all, the stories carnival folks tell about themselves. Through these, Fontaine trained her body to ignore fear and learned how to keep her heart open in the face of loss.  A story for anyone who has ever imagined running away with the circus, wanted to be someone else, or wanted a loved one to live forever, The Electric Woman is ultimately about death-defying acts of all kinds, especially that ever constant: good old-fashioned unconditional love.

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The Electric Woman: A Memoir in Death-Defying Acts

Pdf Arts The Electric Woman: A Memoir in Death-Defying Acts

Pdf:The Electric Woman: A Memoir in Death-Defying Acts.Amazon.com Review We all have things that we’re afraid of, from the mundane (spiders) to the profound (boasts about the size of one’s nuclear buttons). Tessa Fontaine’s greatest fear was losing her mother — and after suffering a series of debilitating strokes, this was imminently becoming a reality. Despite her precarious health, Fontaine’s mom decided to defer a dream no longer and tour Italy with her husband — a courageous, if not medically advised, adventure. It was also just the cue her daughter needed to cross off a bucket list item of her own: Join the circus. Like any other job, a certain skill set is required, one that Fontaine (not so convincingly) espoused. But she was a quick study, and over the course of a season with the World of Wonders, the last touring sideshow in America, she learned to eat fire, charm snakes, become a human flashlight, and fit in with her sideshow family (perhaps the biggest feat of all). Turns out, there isn’t much smoke and mirrors involved; to perform these death defying acts, you must “un-train your instincts, unlearn self-preservation.” You have to, essentially, make peace with pain. That also happens to be one of the keys to living a full life and the overarching message of this unique and moving memoir: If you don’t face your fears and open yourself up to heartache, you’re closing yourself off from the best life has to offer. The Electric Woman is a fascinating behind-the-scenes peek at carnival life and an ode to unconditional love. --Erin Kodicek, Amazon Book Review Read more Review A New York Times Editors' ChoiceAn Amazon Editors' Top 100 Pick of 2018An Amazon Best Memoir of 2018A BBC Book to Read in MayA Patch Book You Need To Read in MayA San Francisco Magazine Memoir to Read Right NowThe Interrobang Summer Reading Pick'An assured debut that doesn’t shy away from the task of holding the ordinary and otherworldly in its hand, at once. It’s herein that the book’s power lies . . . Throughout this narrative is the story of [Fontaine's] relationship with her mother, a story that is sometimes its own hard-to-watch sideshow act. Fontaine is unafraid to write the ugliness ― the imperfect care and love ― that takes place between people, and the memoir is most 'electric' when it doesn’t shy from that imperfection . . .' ―Rachel Khong, The New York Times Book Review 'While caring for her mother following a stroke, Tessa Fontaine became enchanted by the world of the carnival sideshow, learning to charm snakes, swallow swords, and escape handcuffs. What Fontaine finds, as she recounts in her fascinating memoir, The Electric Woman (FSG), is that there's no trick to overcoming one's deepest fears.' ―Vogue 'Beautiful, disturbing and strange ― all combined in one hallucinatory package.' ―Susannah Cahalan, New York Post'This is a fascinating, moving memoir about growing up and facing loss, and it also serves as a look behind the scenes at the circus.' ―BookPage 'This is the story of a daughter and her mother. It’s also a memoir, a love story, and a tale of high-flying stunts. It recounts an adventure toward and through fear as Tessa Fontaine performs as an escape artist, fire-eater, and snake charmer with the World of Wonders, a traveling sideshow.' ―Southern Living'Astounding, amazing, inspiring and a little bit terrifying . . . Fontaine’s circus adventures are nicely juxtaposed against her mother’s long journey of recovery, as both women learn to overcome their fears and meet life’s challenges.' ―Laurie Hertzel, Minneapolis Star Tribune 'Marvellous . . . [Fontaine's] account of her coming-of-age summer on the road is filled with small miracles.' ―BBC 'Vivid and hallucinatory, joyful and disturbing―one of the most creative memoirs I’ve encountered.' ―Susannah Cahalan, The New York Post 'Chronicles of Fontaine’s frequently strange experiences with the carnival are interspersed with poignant reflections on the bonds shared by mother and daughter.' ―San Francisco Chronicle 'The Electric Woman is a story of loss, love and acceptance, of learning to overcome one's fears and insecurities and of letting go of what was in order to accept what is. She shows readers how to live each day to the fullest despite obstacles―or perhaps, because of them.' ―Shelf Awareness 'If you've ever dreamed of running away to join the circus, this is the book you need to read.' ―Patch 'Honest and emotionally vulnerable . . . In this memoir that seamlessly balances grief, loss and wild-eyed determination, Fontaine makes a compelling case for using fear as an unexpected gift.'―BookPage'A fascinating behind-the-scenes peek at carnival life, and an ode to unconditional love.' ―Erin Kodicek, Omnivoracious 'Fascinating . . . This remarkable, beautifully written memoir explores the depth of mother-daughter love and the courageous acts of overcoming fear and accepting change.' ―Publishers Weekly, starred review'Fascinating and heartfelt, Fontaine’s memoir brushes with death but, more important, finds life and light in unexpected places, giving value to otherness in an unpredictable world.' ―Booklist 'Fontaine smashes together two distinct memoirs, one focused on grieving her mother’s prolonged illness and death, the other her unlikely, brave’n’crazy season as a small-time carnival performer . . . As exciting as the snake handling, card tricks, and “secret rituals” of the carnival’s insides are, it is the grinding journey of mom-grief that will resonate with readers . . . Take a walk on the wild side, why dontcha?' ―Library Journal“In a word: wow. I read The Electric Woman in a hallucinatory fever filled with hospital beds and carnival rides, gray eyes and biting boa constrictors, brain bleeds and headless bodies, fire eaters and electrified women. Tessa Fontaine is a real-life snake charmer―her writing hooked and hypnotized me from page one. I had to read just one more chapter, just one more until I reached the end of her extraordinary memoir, dismayed that it was over but so grateful for the unforgettable ride.” ―Susannah Cahalan, author of Brain on Fire“Somewhere between knives and fire beats the heart of a young woman daring herself to live. In her memoir, The Electric Woman, Tessa Fontaine weaves her way through a mother-death story and a daughter-coming-alive story against the backdrop of America’s last traveling sideshow. There are so many ways to bring ourselves back to life. So many people along the way who become our secular guardian angels. This story is a breathtaking, fire-eating, heart-stopping, death-defying thrill.” ―Lidia Yuknavitch, author of The Book of Joan“This is a memoir like no other. One in which reinvention means starting out as a heartbroken girl and becoming a fire eater, a snake charmer, an escape artist, an electric woman. These are not metaphors, and yet again they are: expertly developed, sustained, and revealed in intensifying and sometimes terrifying complexity, as Tessa Fontaine enters, embraces, and finally allows herself to be transformed by the carnival’s World of Wonders and the unforgettable cast of characters who calls the sideshow home.” ―Pam Houston, author of Contents May Have Shifted“Yes, I have done it. I have run away to the circus, a realm of wonder, harsh reality, and colorful characters, vividly described by a remarkable writer who pulls off her own high-wire act with honesty and abandon, moving from loss to delight. In The Electric Woman, Tessa Fontaine is an escape artist determined to detonate the grim reality of mere existence, taking us on the most original journey I can remember in a recent memoir. As she moves through guises and adventures, she learns how to become the woman her mother loves and the person she didn’t think she could be: her own marvelous self.” ―George Hodgman, author of Bettyville“A beautiful and ferocious book, The Electric Woman comes packed with magnificent stories of carnival tricks, transcending the limits of the body, and the bravery of survivors and caretakers. Yet, somehow no marvel is more wondrous than the writing itself. Fontaine's memoir is a brilliant testament to family, grief, love, and the astonishing trick of being―and feeling―alive.” ―Annie Hartnett, author of Rabbit Cake“The Electric Woman is a love story, a coming-of-age, a brilliant exploration of discovery by a young woman ultimately set free by the flames of fire.” ―Leslie Zemeckis, author of Goddess of Love Incarnate“With fearless grace and piercing intensity, Tessa Fontaine juxtaposes the thrill of eating fire with the luminous mystery of her mother’s devastating strokes and harrowing transformations. I have never read a book more tender or more true. We all live in a World of Wonders, a world of terror. The Electric Woman delivers us to the potent mercy of unmitigated love, the passion of shared suffering, the resilience of the spirit, and the ecstasies of our transfigurations. The heart breaks, and breaks open―in the divine light of despair, we discover radiant joy: the hidden holiness of every breath, every being, every moment.” ―Melanie Rae Thon, author of Sweet Hearts Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Modoc: The True Story of the Greatest Elephant That Ever Lived

Pdf Arts Modoc: The True Story of the Greatest Elephant That Ever Lived

Pdf:Modoc: The True Story of the Greatest Elephant That Ever Lived.Amazon.com Review Modoc is the joint biography of a man and an elephant born in a small German circus town on the same day in 1896. Bram was the son of an elephant trainer, Modoc the daughter of his prize performer. The boy and animal grew up devoted to each other. When the Wunderzircus was sold to an American, with no provision to take along the human staff, Bram stowed away on the ship to prevent being separated from his beloved Modoc. A shipwreck off the Indian coast and a sojourn with a maharajah were only the beginning of the pair's incredible adventures. They battled bandits, armed revolutionaries, cruel animal trainers, and greedy circus owners in their quest to stay together. They triumphed against the odds and thrilled American circus audiences with Modoc's dazzling solo performances, only to be torn apart with brutal suddenness, seemingly never to meet again. Hollywood animal trainer Ralph Helfer rescued Modoc from ill-treatment and learned her astonishing story when Bram rediscovered her at Helfer's company. His emotional retelling of this true-life adventure epic will make pulses race and bring tears to readers' eyes. --Wendy Smith Read more Review “Heartwarming, captivating...a beautifully true story that will make you think twice about the incredible and very real feelings of elephants, and probably the greatest love story ever told.” (African Sun-Times)“Once I started this incomparable story, I couldn’t put it down, and I cannot get it out of my mind--nor will I ever. The message of what can be accomplished by training through affection and joy will thrill all animal lovers.” (Betty White)“Once in a while, a book comes along to prove that wonderful friendships can occur between the animal kingdom and mankind. Ralph Helfer has done it with Modoc.” (San Antonio Express-News)“A captivating tale.” (Publishers Weekly)“Heartwarming, captivating...a beautifully written true story that will make you think twice about the incredible and very real feelings of elephants, and probably the greatest love story ever told.” (African Sun Times) Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The Greatest Shows on Earth: A History of the Circus

Pdf Arts The Greatest Shows on Earth: A History of the Circus

Pdf:The Greatest Shows on Earth: A History of the Circus.Dazzling, clamorous and exotic, the circus is a theatre of the improbable and impossible. From the days of travelling troupes of acrobats and jugglers to the grand spectacle of the Cirque du Soleil, the circus has exerted an indelible fascination. Of all our myths of reinvention, rebirth, second acts and new identities, running away to join the circus has a special allure. In this book Linda Simon asks why we long to soar on the flying trapeze; to ride bareback on a spangled horse; to parade through city streets in costumes of glitter and gold. Why have artists and writers repeatedly or obsessively taken the circus as their subject? What does the circus offer us that we think we so desperately need? The Greatest Shows on Earth takes us from eighteenth-century hippodromes in Britain to intimate one-ring circuses in nineteenth-century Paris, where Toulouse-Lautrec and Picasso became enchanted by aerialists and clowns. We meet P. T. Barnum, James Bailey and the enterprising Ringling Brothers, who created the golden age of American circuses. We explore contemporary transformations of the circus, from the whimsical Circus Oz in Australia to New York City’s Big Apple Circus. Circus people are central to the story: trick riders and tightrope walkers, sword swallowers and animal trainers, contortionists and clowns – these are the men and women who create the sensational, raucous, titillating and incomparable world of the circus.Beautifully illustrated, rich in historical detail and full of colourful anecdotes, Linda Simon’s vibrant history is as enchanting as a night at the big-top itself.

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The Art of Clowning: More Paths to Your Inner Clown

Pdf Arts The Art of Clowning: More Paths to Your Inner Clown

Pdf:The Art of Clowning: More Paths to Your Inner Clown.The Art of Clowning is the first book on clowning technique and offers a step-by-step process for actors and other theatrical enthusiasts to discover their inner clown. This fun and accessible guide expands on theories and exercises to help students and beginners develop solo and group performances. Now with even more ways to find your inner clown!

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The Electric Woman: A Memoir in Death-Defying Acts

Pdf Arts The Electric Woman: A Memoir in Death-Defying Acts

Pdf:The Electric Woman: A Memoir in Death-Defying Acts.A New York Times Editors' Choice; A Southern Living Best Book of 2018; An Amazon Editors' Best Book of 2018; A Refinery29 Best Book of 2018; A New York Post Most Unforgettable Book of 2018"Fascinating." —Vogue“This is the story of a daughter and her mother. It’s also a memoir, a love story, and a tale of high-flying stunts . . . An adventure toward and through fear.” —Southern Living Tessa Fontaine’s astonishing memoir of pushing past fear, The Electric Woman, follows the author on a life-affirming journey of loss and self-discovery—through her time on the road with the last traveling American sideshow and her relationship with an adventurous, spirited mother. Turns out, one lesson applies to living through illness, keeping the show on the road, letting go of the person you love most, and eating fire:The trick is there is no trick. You eat fire by eating fire. Two journeys—a daughter’s and a mother’s—bear witness to this lesson in The Electric Woman. For three years Tessa Fontaine lived in a constant state of emergency as her mother battled stroke after stroke. But hospitals, wheelchairs, and loss of language couldn’t hold back such a woman; she and her husband would see Italy together, come what may. Thus Fontaine became free to follow her own piper, a literal giant inviting her to “come play” in the World of Wonders, America’s last traveling sideshow. How could she resist? Transformed into an escape artist, a snake charmer, and a high-voltage Electra, Fontaine witnessed the marvels of carnival life: intense camaraderie and heartbreak, the guilty thrill of hard-earned cash exchanged for a peek into the impossible, and, most marvelous of all, the stories carnival folks tell about themselves. Through these, Fontaine trained her body to ignore fear and learned how to keep her heart open in the face of loss. A story for anyone who has ever imagined running away with the circus, wanted to be someone else, or wanted a loved one to live forever, The Electric Woman is ultimately about death-defying acts of all kinds, especially that ever constant: good old-fashioned unconditional love.

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The Walk: Previously published as To Reach The Clouds

Pdf Arts The Walk: Previously published as To Reach The Clouds

Pdf:The Walk: Previously published as To Reach The Clouds.Review “By evoking his youthful passion for the World Trade Center, Petit brings the towers’ awesomeness back to life.”—SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE“Every time I watch Philippe Petit perform, my heart beats a mile a minute, and I wonder, ‘What is going through his mind and heart up there?’ Now I know. This book is as awe-inspiring as his accomplishments on the wire.”—MILOŠ FORMAN“Philippe Petit is an artist whose theater is the sky. In this absorbing book, he reveals himself to be equal parts Houdini, Nureyev, and da Vinci.”—ROBIN WILLIAMS“How good to remember that morning in 1974 when a young man gave New York a gift of astonishing, indelible beauty. How good that he has sat down now to give us this lively and often heart-stopping account of how he achieved his masterpiece.”—PAUL AUSTER“It was Philippe Petit who connected the twin towers of the World Trade Center, in an act of beauty and ecstasy. Now that an act of terror has destroyed them both, his book resurrects and reunites them, in sheer defiance of gravity.”—WERNER HERZOG Read more About the Author Philippe Petit is the world’s most famous high-wire performer, making more than eighty high-wire walks around the world. He also street-juggles, lectures, and practices close-up magic. He is the subject of the award-winning documentary film Man on Wire. When he’s not traveling, Philippe shares his time between The Cathedral St. John the Divine in New York City and a small hideaway in the Catskills. Read more

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Truevine: Two Brothers, a Kidnapping, and a Mother's Quest: A True Story of the Jim Crow South

Pdf Arts Truevine: Two Brothers, a Kidnapping, and a Mother's Quest: A True Story of the Jim Crow South

Pdf:Truevine: Two Brothers, a Kidnapping, and a Mother's Quest: A True Story of the Jim Crow South.The true story of two African American brothers who were kidnapped and displayed as circus freaks, and whose mother endured a 28-year struggle to get them back. The year was 1899, and the place a sweltering tobacco farm in the Jim Crow South town of Truevine, Virginia. George and Willie Muse were two little boys born to a sharecropper family. One day a white man offered them a piece of candy, setting off events that would take them around the world and change their lives forever. Captured into the circus, the Muse brothers performed for royalty at Buckingham Palace and headlined over a dozen sold-out shows at New York's Madison Square Garden. They were global superstars in a pre-broadcast era. But the very root of their success was in the color of their skin and in the outrageous caricatures they were forced to assume: supposed cannibals, sheep-headed freaks, even "ambassadors from Mars". Back home their mother never accepted that they were gone and spent 28 years trying to get them back. Through hundreds of interviews and decades of research, Beth Macy expertly explores a central and difficult question: Where were the brothers better off? On the world stage as stars or in poverty at home? Truevine is a compelling narrative rich in historical detail and rife with implications to race relations today.

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Balloon Sculpting: A Fun and Easy Guide to Making Balloon Animals, Toys, and Games

Pdf Arts Balloon Sculpting: A Fun and Easy Guide to Making Balloon Animals, Toys, and Games

Pdf:Balloon Sculpting: A Fun and Easy Guide to Making Balloon Animals, Toys, and Games.Rubber rabbits, bubbly bees, balloon dogs, camels, and frogs. These are just a few of the colorful, rubbery animals that can be created out of simple balloons. Used by clowns and magicians to delight and entertain audiences, the art of balloon sculpting is now available to all. In this delightful book, Dr. Dropo, shares his secrets for making dozens of popular balloon figures. Includes the following: giraffe, mouse, swan, ladybug, squirrel, hummingbird, bumblebee, brontosaurus, tyrannosaurus, alligator, cobra, parrot, penguin, seal balancing a ball on his nose, Captain Marvel, extraterrestrial, troll, Bubbles the clown, airplane, flyers, spinners, whistlers, pirate sword, a balloon gun that shoots bubbly bullets, and many others. Over 50 figures in all. Easy-to-make, fun-to-create, and kids love 'em!

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Truevine: Two Brothers, a Kidnapping, and a Mother's Quest: A True Story of the Jim Crow South

Pdf Arts Truevine: Two Brothers, a Kidnapping, and a Mother's Quest: A True Story of the Jim Crow South

Pdf:Truevine: Two Brothers, a Kidnapping, and a Mother's Quest: A True Story of the Jim Crow South.Amazon.com Review At the center of Beth Macy’s exhaustively researched and fascinating Truevine are two brothers, either abducted or bartered to a circus where the African American albinos were forced to present themselves as “Ambassadors from Mars,” or “White Ecuadorian Cannibals,” or “Sheep-Headed Men” (no matter the iteration, they could play mandolin and guitar, too!). George and Willie Muse traveled the world, even performing for the Queen of England, while their mother remained in the Jim Crow South, not knowing where and how they were. She never gave up hope, however, and nearly three decades later they were reunited, setting off a protracted legal battle, the result of which ensured that her sons would be paid their due. Now think about that for a second. It’s almost easier to believe that her children were, in fact, from Mars than to accept that a black woman was able to utilize and benefit from a legal system during a time when lynchings were still horrifyingly common. And yet that’s how determined and fearless she was. Macy deftly, and with palpable reverence, captures the extraordinary bond between the three of them—a bond unscrupulous scouting agents, greedy circus owners, a perfidious father, and 28 years of separation couldn’t break. But this isn’t a story with a bow tacked on at the end. There is an uncomfortable thread that runs throughout: For all mother Muse did to bring her boys home, did the circus provide a better one? A place where the “freaks” found community, purpose--where their otherness was exploited, but also celebrated? (Even rewarded?) And there are other complex racial questions Truevine raises, questions we are still grappling with today. It’s a multi-layered story that will captivate, haunt, and challenge you. --Erin Kodicek, The Amazon Book Review Read more Review A New York Times Notable Book of 2016One of Janet Maslin's Top 10 Books of 2016 in the New York TimesOne of The San Francisco Chronicle's Top Ten Books of 2016One of the Best Books of 2016 - Amazon, Kirkus, The Tampa Bay Times, The Houston Chronicle, BookPage, St. Louis Post-DispatchA Kirkus Prize Finalist Longlisted for the Carnegie Medal for Excellence A New York Times Book Review Editors' ChoiceNamed one of fall's most anticipated titles by Vulture, Entertainment Weekly, Kirkus, The Millions, Literary Hub and others!''It's the best story in town,' a colleague told Beth Macy decades ago, 'but no one has been able to get it.' She now has, with tenacity and sensitivity. She gives a singular sideshow its due, offering these 'Ambassadors from Mars' a remarkable, deeply affecting afterlife.'―Stacy Schiff, author of The Witches'This compelling account of one family's tragic exploitation provides an important lens through which America's tortured racial history and the cruel legacy of Jim Crow can be seen anew.'―Bryan Stevenson, author of Just Mercy and founder and director of the Equal Justice Initiative'Taking us into the dark corners of American history that are discussed only in whispers, Beth Macy shines a bright light on the racial profiteering of circus freak shows and the Jim Crow South. In the remarkable Truevine, Macy manages to do what all the exploitative showmen wouldn't dare; she humanizes the Muse brothers, and in doing so, she has written an unforgettable story of both heartbreak and enduring love.'―Gilbert King, author of Devil in the Grove'A consummate chronicler of the American South spotlights the extraordinary history of two kidnapped African-American brothers enslaved as a circus sideshow act... Macy vividly illustrates circus life during the 1920s, and she movingly depicts how the brothers' protective, determined mother, Harriett, eventually discovered and rescued them almost a decade and a half later... A sturdy, passionate, and penetrating narrative. This first-rate journey into human trafficking, slavery, and familial bonding is an engrossing example of spirited, determined reportage.'―Kirkus (starred)'Macy's exploration of the long-hidden fate of two young African Americans and how that fate illuminates the atrocities of the Jim Crow South is as compelling as Rebecca Skloot's The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks...both are absolutely stunning examples of narrative nonfiction at its best...Certain to be among the most memorable books of the year.'―Connie Fletcher, Booklist (starred review)'Beth Macy has a way of getting under the skin of American life, burrowing into the seemingly ordinary to find the weird and wonderful taproots of our society. This true tale from rural Virginia will enrage you, inspire you, make you shake your head and rear your fist. And as the pages keep turning, you'll feel yourself slipping into a gothic world of freaks and geeks, and surreal racial thinking, that seems both deeply strange and yet, sadly, all too familiar.'―Hampton Sides, author of In the Kingdom of Ice, Blood and Thunder, and Americana'If over a hundred years ago there had been Black Lives Matter, the mother of George and Willie Muse would have joined and marched for the safe return of her sons. Back then, almost a century ago, she could only keep learning and finding folk who agreed she had a right to her family...a right to the love and protection of her sons. Beth Macy in Truevine has given us a stirring story of the persistence of faith...the strength of love...in this tale of a mother's journey to reclaim not only her sons but her right to them.'―Nikki Giovanni, poet and one of Oprah Winfrey's 'Twenty-five Living Legends''Love and kinship impelled Harriet's family to try for a century to protect George and Willie...from a world that saw them as objects for exploitation. Macy, for her part, works hard to illuminate the brothers' story...Macy is a gifted storyteller and a dogged researcher, and readers will be riveted by her account of Harriet Muse's struggle to find her sons.'―Edward E. Baptist, New York Times Book Review'Expert...[Macy's] reportorial methods are inspiringly persistent (and [her] books certainly bear that out)...you can feel Ms. Macy's admiration wafting off the page.'―Janet Maslin, New York Times'Extraordinary... 'Truevine' is at once poignant and rigorous, a compassionate dual biography and a forthright examination of codified racism. Macy is a resourceful reporter and a strong but never showy writer... This book, her second after 'Factory Man,' is the work of a journalist whose persistence, empathy and commitment to accuracy can't be doubted.... 'Truevine may focus on events that began a century ago, but its guiding spirit couldn't be more urgent.'―Kevin Canfield, The San Francisco Chronicle Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Applied Anatomy of Aerial Arts: An Illustrated Guide to Strength, Flexibility, Training, and Injury Prevention

Pdf Arts Applied Anatomy of Aerial Arts: An Illustrated Guide to Strength, Flexibility, Training, and Injury Prevention

Pdf:Applied Anatomy of Aerial Arts: An Illustrated Guide to Strength, Flexibility, Training, and Injury Prevention.An illustrated guide to anatomy and biomechanics for aerialists who want to optimize their performance and train safelySpecifically designed for aerialists—including those who do trapeze, silks, and other aerial arts— Applied Anatomy of Aerial Arts is an invaluable resource for those who want to optimize their performance and train safely.   Using a biomechanical and movement-based approach, Emily Scherb—a physical therapist who specializes in the care, treatment, and education of circus performers—explains the anatomical rationale for progressions of learning and demonstrates simple movements to achieve the coordination, muscular control, strength, and fitness to hang with correct form, how to progress from hanging into a pull up, an inversion, and beyond with a strong center, precise muscle sequencing, and ease of movement.   Aerialists will learn how bones, joints, muscles, and soft tissues allow for specific movements and gain an appreciation for concepts of proximal stability.     This full-color illustrated guide lays a solid foundation for beginners and advanced students with a wealth of insights into their own performance as well as refreshers on fundamentals in warm ups and conditioning. It explains how to structure a training session, how to care for injuries, and best practices for basic self first aid.

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Struggles and Triumphs: Or, Forty Years' Recollections of P. T. Barnum

Pdf Arts Struggles and Triumphs:  Or, Forty Years' Recollections  of P. T. Barnum

Pdf:Struggles and Triumphs: Or, Forty Years' Recollections of P. T. Barnum."A visionary who rose from nothing to create a mesmerizing spectacle that became a worldwide sensation." -'The Greatest Showman' movie website."Not only readable, but absolutely fascinating ... brilliant." -Herald of Health, 1870“What a book!” –The Atlantic, 1922 "Delicious egotism which pervades ... characterized by Mr. Barnum's strongly marked and thoroughly American individuality." -The Eclectic Magazine, 1870 P.T. Barnum was hailed as an icon of American spirit and ingenuity, and was perhaps the most famous American in the world. The circus business was the source of much of Barnum’s enduring fame. He established "P. T. Barnum's Grand Traveling Museum, Menagerie, Caravan & Hippodrome", a traveling circus, menagerie and museum of "freaks", which adopted many names over the years.Starting in 1842, Barnum opened the first of the great "museums" of curiosities and freaks, adding immeasurably to the gaiety of New York life. He exhibited the tiny Charles Sherwood Stratton so successfully that he became, as "General Tom Thumb," a world-famous figure. In 1850, Barnum imported Jenny Lind for a concert tour beginning at Castle Garden (later the Aquarium in Battery Park), which more than prefigured the later exploits of S. Hurok. When past sixty, Barnum opened in Brooklyn "The Greatest Show on Earth," the first great American traveling circus. .In his 1879 book “Struggles and Triumphs: Or, Forty Years' Recollections of P. T. Barnum,” Barnum (1810 –1891) narrates his early history as Clerk, Merchant and Editor, and his later career as a Showman. Barnum was the greatest showman of all time, the American from Bethel, Connecticut, whose eccentricities and oblique, cynical approach to humanity transformed entertainment into a big, incredibly profitable business. Such a work is this autobiography of P. T. Barnum, so well known on both sides of the Atlantic for the personal vicissitudes through which he has passed during a long public career, for his indefatigable energy of character, and for his triumph over obstacles and misfortunes which might well have appalled and discouraged even the sternest battler in "the struggle for existence." Retired from the dust of the arena, and resting upon his laurels, he has spent the leisure moments of a green and vigorous old age in recalling the past with its checkered experiences, and drawing from it such lessons as will amuse, interest, and benefit those who are to follow in his footsteps. Of the various vicissitudes through which Mr. Barnum has passed the whole world more or less knows, and to show how perfectly natural and confidential he is with the public, quoting from the preface what he himself says of his work. "It is the matured and leisurely review of almost half a century of work and struggle and final success, in spite of fraud and fire—the story of which is blended with amusing anecdotes, funny passages, felicitous jokes, captivating narratives, novel experiences, and remarkable interviews—the sunny and sombre so intermingled as not only to entertain, but convey useful lessons to all classes of readers." The Greatest Showman is a 2017 American historical period drama musical film directed by Michael Gracey in his directorial debut, written by Jenny Bicks and Bill Condon and starring Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, Michelle Williams, Rebecca Ferguson, and Zendaya. The film is inspired by the story of P. T. Barnum's creation of the Barnum & Bailey Circus and the lives of its star attractions. Hugh Jackman is cast as P. T. Barnum, an ambitious showman and entrepreneur. At the 75th Golden Globe Awards, the film received three nominations: Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, Best Actor – Musical or Comedy (Jackman), and Best Original Song ("This Is Me"), winning the latter.

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Women on the Move: The Forgotten Era of Women’s Bicycle Racing

Pdf Arts Women on the Move: The Forgotten Era of Women’s Bicycle Racing

Pdf:Women on the Move: The Forgotten Era of Women’s Bicycle Racing.Review 'Gilles's book is a window into a virtually unknown time in women's sports, and it's important because it adds to the history of female athletes who have overcome so many obstacles to be able to compete. It's also more evidence that women have always been more suited to sports than they've been given credit for, and that when they have the opportunity to train, they've always been just as capable as the men.'—Britni de la Cretaz, Guardian (Britni de la Cretaz Guardian 2018-10-11)'Roger Gilles's Women on the Move: The Forgotten Era of Women's Bike Racing gives due recognition to the achievements of Anderson and her rivals, breathes fresh life into stories that once gripped thousands of sports fans across America.'—Feargal McKay, Podium Cafe (Feargal McKay Podium Cafe 2018-11-11)'Gilles has resurrected a time of women’s racing that we today didn’t know even existed. Thanks to Women on the Move, we can catch up and learn about pioneer women bike racers.'—Peter Joffre Nye, Bike Race Info (Peter Joffre Nye Bike Race Info 2018-11-13)'Gilles . . . has finally brought back to light these long-forgotten heroines.'—Peter Joffre Nye, U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame (Peter Joffre Nye U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame 2019-01-18)“Women on the Move is a much-needed look at the history of sports and the challenges—and advancement—of women in America. A must-read for sports fans, equality advocates, and history enthusiasts.”—Kathryn Bertine, author of The Road Less Taken and documentary filmmaker of Half The Road (Kathryn Bertine 2018-03-03)“Roger Gilles shines a much-deserved light on 1890s women cyclists, bringing back to life Tillie Anderson, Dottie Farnsworth, and their sisters on wheels. Thoroughly researched, this is a rollicking read—a treasure.”—Peter Joffre Nye, author of Hearts of Lions and The Fast Times of Albert Champion (Peter Joffre Nye 2018-03-03)“Gilles meticulously re-creates a bygone era in American professional cycling—an era forgotten no longer.”—M. Ann Hall, author of The Girl and the Game and Feminism and Sporting Bodies (M. Ann Hall 2018-03-03)“A vivid portrait of the forgotten heroines of the bicycle boom. A delightful and inspiring revelation.”—David Herlihy, author of Bicycle: The History (David Herlihy 2018-03-03) Read more About the Author Roger Gilles is a writing professor at Grand Valley State University.      Read more

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Beyoncé: The Queen Bey Coloring Book

Pdf Arts Beyoncé: The Queen Bey Coloring Book

Pdf:Beyoncé: The Queen Bey Coloring Book.Show your love for Beyoncé--R&B superstar, feminist role model, philanthropist, powerhouse mom--with this original collection of line drawings specially commissioned from artist Sophia Lorraine. Makes a fun and unique gift for fans of the fierce, fabulous, flawless, irreplaceable diva known as Queen Bey!

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François Baucher: The Man and His Method

Pdf Arts François Baucher: The Man and His Method

Pdf:François Baucher: The Man and His Method.François Baucher (1796-1863) was the center of one of the most famous controversies in the development of modern equitation. Baucher introduced the one tempi flying changes at the canter, but in nineteenth century France his circus performances and methods of haute école training were attacked. Attempts to introduce his theories to the French Cavalry were blocked, although he is now recognized as an out­standing horseman and exponent of classical dressage. This important work combines a translation of two of Baucher's publications: New Method of Horsemanship and Dialogues on Equitation, with a scholarly study of the arguments which surrounded them. Professor Hilda Nelson produces a fascinating insight into an important theory of horsemanship.

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Clownland

Pdf Arts Clownland

Pdf:Clownland.Clownland is a journey through an unusual country to discover what its extraordinary inhabitants have learnt about life, loss, and happiness.            Injured, and living on the edge of country town, Lanigan embarks on an unconventional, at moments disastrous, but ultimately inspiring guided tour of this strange land- Clownland.            This is not a text book.  This is not an objective, academic look at an artform. This is not a book that will teach you how to become a clown - though it might help. This is a guided tour, a travelogue, through a part of the world - Clownland - where we meet those employed in studying the stupid, the ridiculous, the clumsy and deluded, both beautiful and ugly, to hold up a mirror up so that we can laugh at ourselves.            You don't need to love clowns to love this book.Clownland is a sequel to Lanigan's 'A True History of the Hula Hoop' (Picador 2009) Reviews:“…an ingenious, idiosyncratic and enchanting book. Thanks to keenly observed particulars and lovely prose, Lanigan’s debut is eccentric, sensitive and touched with magic. ... Surprisingly astute and captivating... A True History of the Hula Hoop is an artistically well-dressed novel that shouldn’t be missed.” Steve Davenport The Independent Weekly‘…The result is an expansive and exuberant novel mixing fiction, history and elements of Lanigan’s life in the streets and theatres of Europe and Britain.’ Lenny Ann Low – The Sydney Morning Herald Sept 2009“She knows her workplace and it’s colourful history well, yet imparts her knowledge with a light deft touch… An intriguing vivid novel.” Lucy Sussex, M magazine- the Age.

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The Life of P. T. Barnum, Written by Himself

Pdf Arts The Life of P. T. Barnum, Written by Himself

Pdf:The Life of P. T. Barnum, Written by Himself.From the Back Cover For more than fifty years, Phineas T. Barnum embodied all that was grand and fraudulent in American mass culture. Over the course of a life that spanned the nineteenth century (1810-91), he inflicted himself upon a surprisingly willing public in a variety of guises, from newspaper editor (or libeler) to traveling showman (or charlatan) and distinguished public benefactor (or shameless hypocrite).Barnum deliberately cultivated his ambiguous public image through a lifelong advertising campaign, shrewdly exploiting the cultural and technological capabilities of the new publishing industry. While running his numerous shows and exhibitions, Barnum managed to publish newspaper articles, exposes of fraud (not his own), self-help tracts, and a series of best-selling autobiographies, each promising to give 'the true history of my many adventures'.Updated editions of The Life of P. T. Barnum appeared regularly, allowing Barnum to keep up with demand and prune the narrative of details that might offend posterity. The present volume is the first modern edition of Barnum's original and outrageous autobiography, published in 1855 and unavailable for more than a century. Brazen, confessional, and immensely entertaining, it immortalizes the showman who hoodwinked customers into paying to hear the reminiscences of Joyce Heth, ostensibly George Wash-ington's 161-year-old nurse. It also unveils the grand entrepreneur of the American Museum of New York and the impresario who brought Jenny Lind to America and toured Europe with General Tom Thumb. Above all, it ensures that Barnum would be properly remembered ... exactly as he created himself. Read more

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Freak Show: A coloring book of Circus Freaks and whimsical oddities that will make you smile. By Deborah Muller

Pdf Arts Freak Show: A coloring book of Circus Freaks and whimsical oddities that will make you smile. By Deborah Muller

Pdf:Freak Show: A coloring book of Circus Freaks and whimsical oddities that will make you smile. By Deborah Muller.Circus Freaks Galore! Freak Show Coloring Book will have you rolling on the floor in laughter. Each picture is just a little bizarre, beautiful and slightly disturbing, in a cute way! Artist Deborah Muller is known for her unique and whimsical style and it shows in this wonderfully freaky book you are going to love. This book contains over 35 full size pages, printed on one side on artist grade paper. This beautiful Cover was digitally colored by artist Tiffany Krzywicki.

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Creative Clowning

Pdf Arts Creative Clowning

Pdf:Creative Clowning.From Library Journal This book is aimed at clowns and would-be clowns who want to improve their skills. Included are comedy routines as well as instructions on riding a unicycle, juggling, stilt-walking, applying makeup, mime, puppetry, and magic. The advice on employment possibilities is less useful than that on acquiring specific skills. Clown schools are mentioned, but no specifics are provided. Nonetheless, anyone interested in being a clown or becoming a better one will find this a treasure trove. Recommended for public libraries. Anne Twitchell, EPA Headquarters Lib., Washington, D.C.Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc. Read more

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Discovering Flying Trapeze

Pdf Arts Discovering Flying Trapeze

Pdf:Discovering Flying Trapeze.Flying Trapeze has exploded in popularity as a recreational activity in recent years with over 200 schools, clubs and resorts now open on six continents. Whether you are a complete beginner or a regular flyer, this book will accompany you from your very first swing, through a series of skill progressions (including over 50 different tricks and catches), right up to advanced somersaulting tricks and flying out-of-lines. The book is illustrated with hundreds of clear and simple step-by-step diagrams explaining basic concepts, fundamental techniques, useful training tips and common problems. You’ll learn everything you need to know as you arrive for your class, right from learning your trick on the practice bar, to climbing the ladder, leaving the board and making a catch. You’ll also discover the roles of the instructors you will meet and learn how to use the safety equipment such as the safety net and the safety lines. The book also covers a variety of topics that will become relevant as you start to practice more regularly and at a more advanced level, such as helping out on the platform, performing in Flying Trapeze shows, using hand grips and understanding catch timings. Written by Alastair Pilgrim, the founder of flying-trapeze.com, and including contributions from Tim Cayrol, an experienced performing-arts physiotherapist, this book is an invaluable tool for the recreational trapeze artist. This book is most suitable for beginner and intermediate level flying trapeze enthusiasts. For a more advanced book, check out 'The Fundamentals of Flying Trapeze'.

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A Matter of Degree: The Hartford Circus Fire & The Mystery of Little Miss 1565

Pdf Arts A Matter of Degree: The Hartford Circus Fire & The Mystery of Little Miss 1565

Pdf:A Matter of Degree: The Hartford Circus Fire & The Mystery of Little Miss 1565.From the Publisher A MATTER OF DEGREE is now the subject of a major operatic theater piece entitled The History Lesson, which had its premiere at the CSUS Festival of New American Music in San Francisco. Composed by Howard Hersh, with a libretto by Francesca Hersh, the piece presents the facts surrounding the Hartford Circus Fire in a context intended to demonstrate the impact of human suffering and the redemptive power of forgiveness. Howard Hersh is also the composer of Sketches from Life, Shrapnel in the Heart, and Earthly Prayers, a 52-minute piece that premiered on National Public Radio. A MATTER OF DEGREE has been chosen as a finalist in ForeWord Magazine's BOOK OF THE YEAR Awards in the history category for 2001. Read more From the Author I'm proud to have written what I believe is an important work about a little-known event in modern history. The Ringling circus fire of July 6, 1944 in Hartford was a devastating tragedy, but far too few American citizens--far too few people around the world--have been properly informed about a disaster of such emotional magnitude, a catastrophe that claimed 168 lives. Three times as many children died in Hartford in 1944 than died in Oklahoma City in 1995. There were no video cameras, satellites or cable news networks at that time. Had there been a way to transmit images of human sacrifice as they were captured, the impact of that sad summer afternoon would be indelibly imprinted on our nation's memory. In my own way, I have attempted to provide the facts that would bring the story of the Ringling circus fire to life, and I'm grateful to those who have shared the creative journey with me. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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P.T. Barnum: The Legend and the Man

Pdf Arts P.T. Barnum: The Legend and the Man

Pdf:P.T. Barnum: The Legend and the Man.Review For too long the public impression of P.T. Barnum has been one laced with thoughts of humbug and chicanery, with the shadiness of the pitchman. Here, in these fascinating letters, we find him to be too complex, too complicated a man to have such a reputation. The quintessential Barnum, a man we've never quite seen before, turns out to be full of ideas and energy, a humorist, a social critic, now beleaguered, now triumphant, a most fascinating character. Read more From the Back Cover Nearly a century after his death, every American knows something about P. T. Barnum and his many personae: we know him as a circus proprietor and founder of 'The Greatest Show On Earth, ' or we know him as the discoverer of General Tom Thumb, the midget, and the impresario of the renowned Swedish singer Jenny Lind, or perhaps we know him as a man addicted to practical jokes, whose most memorable pronouncement is supposed to have been 'there's a sucker born every minute.' In this colorful biography Arthur Saxon explores this 'legend in his own time, ' and presents a truer, less cliche-ridden picture of the man than anyone so far has done. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Bruce Davidson: Circus

Pdf Arts Bruce Davidson: Circus

Pdf:Bruce Davidson: Circus.One of the world's most influential photographers, Bruce Davidson takes readers inside three midcentury big tops in images that are poetic, realistic and profound. He reveals not only the swiftly vanishing cultural phenomenon of the circus, but what might be called the eternal human circus. At a three-ring show in 1958 he climbed to the top of the tent to view the performances of the famous liontamer Clyde Beatty and human cannonball Hugo Zacchini. His deeper interest lay in the daily lives of circus performers and producers--the roustabouts and riggers, and the pretty girl who rode an elephant in what was called the "spec." He also made an intimate series of a dwarf clown. In 1965 at a huge multi-ring coliseum show, Davidson took a more critical look at performances under a steel-and-concrete environment; continuing behind the scenes, his vision became sharper and more surreal. And in 1967, Davidson caught the elegant exuberance of an Irish one-ring circus. He photographed the kinds of performances that are the essence of the medium, including a face-to-face encounter with an exceptional trapeze artist. Most of these pictures are published here for the first time.

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Lost Circuses of Ohio

Pdf Arts Lost Circuses of Ohio

Pdf:Lost Circuses of Ohio.About the Author Conrade Hinds was born in Nashville and graduated from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, where he studied architecture and industrial technology. He has lived in Ohio for forty years and previously worked for the Franklin County Engineer's Office and several architecture firms. A registered architect and a retired projects manager with the City of Columbus Department of Public Utilities, he is also a retired adjunct faculty member in the Engineering Technology Department at Columbus State Community College. He has published two other books, The Great Columbus Experiment of 1908 and Columbus and the Great Flood of 1913. Read more

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The Circus Book, 1870s-1950s

Pdf Arts The Circus Book, 1870s-1950s

Pdf:The Circus Book, 1870s-1950s.About the Author TASCHEN editor Noel Daniel graduated from Princeton University and studied in Berlin on a Fulbright Scholarship. She earned a master’s degree in London and served as director of a photography art gallery before becoming a book editor. Her TASCHEN books to date include The Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen (2013), The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm (2011), Magic 1400s–1950s (2009), and The Circus 1870s–1950s (2008). Read more

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When Clowns Attack: A Survival Guide

Pdf Arts When Clowns Attack: A Survival Guide

Pdf:When Clowns Attack: A Survival Guide.About the Author CHUCK SAMBUCHINO works for Writer’s Digest and edits both the Guide to Literary Agents and the Children’s Writer’s & Illustrator’s Market. His first book, How to Survive a Garden Gnome Attack, was optioned for film by Sony. Naturally, he hates clowns, and lives in a heavily fortified residence in the Midwest to avoid them. Besides that, he is a freelance editor, cover band guitarist, retro gamer, and owner of a flabby-yet-lovable dog. Connect with him at chucksambuchino.com or @chucksambuchino on Twitter. Read more Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved. INTRODUCTION “Step right up. Come one, come all.” What you read in these pages just might save your life. Right now, in every nation around the globe, the greatest danger isn’t nuclear proliferation or the possibility of World War III. It is, in fact, clowns. I know what you’re thinking— sure, these red-nosed jokers are creepy, but they’re not really dangerous, and all those rumors about clowns and crime (such as the size-22 shoe prints found near where they last saw Jimmy Hoffa) are just the sensational drivel of conspiracy theorists.  Those kinds of naïve misconceptions are exactly what people think right before they get stabbed in a neighborhood controlled by clown gangs. The truth is, while plenty of these bozos are capable of only acts such as petty theft right before they drunkenly pee their pants, too many others commit much worse crimes—especially if you provoke them. Clowns are everywhere, both in costume and in plainclothes, and if you encounter one mano a clowno, your best-case outcome is a traumatized child (and adult); the worst is loss of loot, limb, or life.  For decades these performers have haunted us—at Halloween fright fests, in the depths of carnival funhouses, and in Batman movies. All the while, we wonder what the heck they’re hiding in those enormous shoes. Weapons? Booze? A syringe? Probably all three—we just don’t know. We generally don’t know anything about a clown—hence our fear of them. And after decades of their multiplying unchecked and engaging in a public relations campaign to make us believe they’re symbols of jollity and happiness, our planet now confronts a full-blown bozo epidemic. It’s with all this in mind that I, founder of the anti-clown group Red Nose Alert, sat down to compose this life-saving guide. Both my grandfathers suffered assaults at the hands of deranged jokers years ago, so I learned from a young age that clowns are just as violent and demented as we’ve suspected. We at Red Nose Alert want to share our knowledge with you before it’s too late. However evil you may already think these performers are, they’re worse. Some will assault bystanders for no reason; others are working with much grander goals in mind. Want details? Brace yourself. Clown cartels control illicit drug distribution channels, black-market organ sales, and pantaloon outlet stores in every major city worldwide. To keep their numbers high, they abduct and brainwash children to join their polka-dotted ranks. And once they’ve collected enough money, children, and helium, they’ll realize their ultimate goal of world domination—where brutal “clown law” is absolute and final. Have you ever wondered why clowns eat so many Twinkies? It’s because these cream-filled snacks can survive a nuclear blast, and clowns are convinced that if they consume enough Twinkies, no amount of radiation will be able to stop them. After the nuclear fallout, all that will be left are cockroaches and clowns—which was exactly their plan all along. Meanwhile, every year, while the public continues to believe that clowns are happy, peppy people at best, and a little creepy but harmless at worst, they inch that much closer to the front door and your toddler. But fear not. Now that you are aware of the imminent danger, you’re much safer than you were sixty seconds ago. The next thing you can do is rip up those tickets to the circus and then sit down to learn everything you can about protecting yourself and your family. Do you know how to use a banana peel or exploding cigar to stop a group of approaching jokers? How shoe color designates clown gang rankings? We will teach you all that and more. In these pages, you’ll learn everything you need to know about clown anatomy and attire, clown props, locations and gatherings of clowns, clown attacks, infamous clowns (serial killer John Wayne Gacy, anyone?), and more. So what you need to do now is go to the window and listen for circus music or any hyuk-hyuk laughter. Peer out into the street to check for unicycle graffiti symbols or plainclothes clown gangsters selling laughing gas right there in broad daylight. If it’s all clear, then you’re safe—for now. Deadbolt the doors and settle in. This book will no doubt save your skin. Read more

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A Girl and Five Brave Horses

Pdf Arts A Girl and Five Brave Horses

Pdf:A Girl and Five Brave Horses.A Girl and Five Brave Horses, first published in 1961, is the inspirational autobiography of Sonora Webster Carver (1904-2003) – one of the first female “horse divers” – and who would become a nationwide sensation. Horse-diving, where the horse climbs a 40 to 60 foot tower and, as the platform drops, the horse and rider plunge to a deep water-filled pool below, is exciting for spectators but can be dangerous to the performers. In 1931, while delighting fans across the country, tragedy struck as Sonora hit the water at an awkward angle, detaching both her retinas and leaving her blind. However, Sonora would continue to dive horses until 1942. Included are 16 pages of photographs. Sonora Carver's story was the basis of the 1991 Disney movie Wild Hearts Can't be Broken.

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Learned Pigs & Fireproof Women: Unique, Eccentric and Amazing Entertainers

Pdf Arts Learned Pigs & Fireproof Women: Unique, Eccentric and Amazing Entertainers

Pdf:Learned Pigs & Fireproof Women: Unique, Eccentric and Amazing Entertainers.Review The most satisfying array of oddities, marvels, and novelties that has been gathered together in a blue moon . . . well-written and exhaustively researched . . . it belongs within reach of anyone who wishes to rejoice over the strange quirks and glorious victories of our species. The folks who fill these pages are real, and they should invoke in us a deep sense of wonder. -- James Randi, The New York Times Book Review Read more About the Author Ricky Jay is the author of Cards as Weapons and has appeared both on television and in movies. He has worked with Joseph Papp, Francis Ford Coppola, and David Mamet. He is currently writing a book about great wagers through history. Read more

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The Circus Fire: A True Story of an American Tragedy

Pdf Arts The Circus Fire: A True Story of an American Tragedy

Pdf:The Circus Fire: A True Story of an American Tragedy.Review “A triumph of literary storytelling.”–The Cleveland Plain Dealer“An extraordinary book. O’Nan is amazing in his handling of the abundance of fact, rumors and legends that have built up around this fire.”–USA Today“[O’Nan’s]non-fiction is as accomplished as his fiction.... [The Circus Fire is] as gripping as any thriller.”–The Seattle Times Read more From the Inside Flap d author of A Prayer for the Dying brings all his narrative gifts to bear on this gripping account of tragedy and heroism-the great Hartford circus fire of 1944.Halfway through a midsummer afternoon performance, Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus's big top caught fire. The tent had been waterproofed with a mixture of paraffin and gasoline; in seconds it was burning out of control, and more than 8,000 people were trapped inside. Drawing on interviews with hundreds of survivors, O'Nan skillfully re-creates the horrific events and illuminates the psychological oddities of human behavior under stress: the mad scramble for the exits; the hero who tossed dozens of children to safety before being trampled to death. Brilliantly constructed and exceptionally moving, The Circus Fire is history at its most compelling. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Guy Laliberté: The Fabulous Story of the Creator of Cirque du Soleil

Pdf Arts Guy Laliberté: The Fabulous Story of the Creator of Cirque du Soleil

Pdf:Guy Laliberté: The Fabulous Story of the Creator of Cirque du Soleil.Review Ian Halperin is the author of the current New York Times Best-Seller Unmasked: The Final Years of Michael Jackson- Cirque du Soleil is a world-renowned global entertainment giant- Over 19 million people attended Cirque shows in 2009 Read more About the Author Based in New York City, Ian Halperin is a journalist, filmmaker and author of ten books. A specialist in undercover investigations, he contributes to FoxNews.com, E! Channel and Court TV. Ian is the author of the New York Times Bestseller published in 2009: Unmasked: The Final Years of Michael Jackson Read more

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Acrobats Of The Soul: Comedy & Virtuosity in Contemporary American Theatre

Pdf Arts Acrobats Of The Soul: Comedy & Virtuosity in Contemporary American Theatre

Pdf:Acrobats Of The Soul: Comedy & Virtuosity in Contemporary American Theatre.About the Author Ron Jenkins holds a doctorate from Harvard and a masters in buffoonery from the Ringling Brothers Clown College. His translations of Dario Fo and Hoshua Sobol have been performed at theatres around the country. He is the author of Dario Fo and Franca Rame: Artful Laughter and is the chair and artistic director of the theatre department at Wesleyan University in Connecticut. Read more

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Scroll Ornaments of the Early Victorian Period (Dover Pictorial Archive)

Pdf Arts Scroll Ornaments of the Early Victorian Period (Dover Pictorial Archive)

Pdf:Scroll Ornaments of the Early Victorian Period (Dover Pictorial Archive).From the Back Cover When a Victorian silversmith, engraver, or artist wanted a first-class design, he went to Knight's Scroll Ornaments which remained throughout the nineteenth century as one of the foremost design sources available. F. Knight was a master of the Victorian engraving. His florid ornaments were to become the hallmark of Victorian design. He captured the Victorian love of the intricate, the fantastic, the extravagant with clean lines, shading, and three-dimensional effects. Scroll Ornaments of the Early Victorian Period contains 71 metal-engraved designs: borders, frames, scrolls, cartouches, arches, corners, crests in varied sizes and styles. There are floral motifs: leaves, flowers, vines, wreaths―all in ever-spreading and overflowing swirls. There are interlocking patterns of circles, rococo extravaganzas, incredible curlicues. And there are also lions, serpents, cherubs, fruit, vultures, mythical beasts, along with grotesque ornaments and heads, a fox hunt, and man grappling with imaginary beasts. If you need intricate Victorian scrollwork for a poster or an ad, a frame with cupids for a book cover, or Victorian designs for bookplates or cards, you can find all of this material and much more in this rich collection overflowing with remarkable Victorian ornaments. Dover republication of Knight's Scroll Ornaments, Designed for the use of Silversmiths, Chasers, Die-Sinkers, Modellers, &c., n.d., London. Read more

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East Meets West: Jewels of the Maharajas from the Al Thani Collection

Pdf Arts East Meets West: Jewels of the Maharajas from the Al Thani Collection

Pdf:East Meets West: Jewels of the Maharajas from the Al Thani Collection.About the Author MARTIN CHAPMAN is Curator of European Decorative Arts and Sculpture at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. His most recent books are The Sculpture of Auguste Rodin at the Legion of Honor and Breguet: Art and Innovation in Watchmaking (both by Prestel). Read more

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Polishing and Finishing for Jewellers and Silversmiths

Pdf Arts Polishing and Finishing for Jewellers and Silversmiths

Pdf:Polishing and Finishing for Jewellers and Silversmiths.Polishing and finishing is a highly skilled specialist craft; a professional finish will transform a piece of jewellery or silver into a work of art. Written by a leading polisher, this practical book explains the traditional techniques and shares the secrets of this often under-rated craft. Topics covered include: setting up a workshop, tools and compounds; finishing methods including satin finish and oxidizing; polishing bangles, rings and cutlery and there are finished photographs showcasing a range of exquisite work.

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Tudor Inspirations: Elemental beadwork

Pdf Arts Tudor Inspirations: Elemental beadwork

Pdf:Tudor Inspirations: Elemental beadwork.As inventors of new beadwork stitches, Melanie de Miguel (Hubble stitch) and Heather Kingsley-Heath (Albion stitch) are no strangers to innovation. And here they are, at it again... This book is the Tudor-inspired, treasure-filled result of their collaboration. Heather and Melanie have created an exciting new elemental approach especially for the more adventurous beader. Now they invite you... to join them on their thrilling adventure to recreate designs inspired by the rich and indulgent jewels of the Tudor and Elizabethan eras. There are 10 fabulous, elemental, Tudor-style designs ready to bead as complete projects. A complete library of over 60 elements makes it easy for you to dip in and mix a unique design recipe. A gallery of completed elemental creations is included, to stimulate your creative beading juices and show how easy it is to create your own versions of Tudor extravagance and splendour. What Tudor Inspirations promises you: two leading bead artists in one book; 10 gorgeously wearable, elemental designs; a complete library of elements to explore; a stunning gallery of inspirational elemental pieces; total jewellery drama and fabulous photography.

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Van Cleef & Arpels: Alhambra

Pdf Arts Van Cleef & Arpels: Alhambra

Pdf:Van Cleef & Arpels: Alhambra.About the Author Diplômé du Hertford College d’Oxford, Nicholas Foulkes est historien et l’auteur de plus d’une vingtaine de livres sur l’histoire, les arts et le style, dont une trilogie sur l’histoire du début du XIXe siècle. Véritable dandy londonien, il est fasciné par le monde de la haute horlogerie et des montres et a publié un ouvrage de référence sur Philippe Patek (Random House, 2016). Il se passionne également pour les bijoux, leur histoire et leur réalisation. Il a ainsi consacré un livre au grand bijoutier Hiroshi Mikimoto (Assouline, 2008) et à Nardi (Assouline, 2012). Il est l’auteur de deux ouvrages sur le cigare et a été élu en 2007 « Havana Man of the year » par le gouvernement cubain. En 2016, il a publié une biographie de Bernard Buffet (Random House). Également journaliste, Nicholas Foulkes collabore à de nombreux magazines et périodiques, notamment Vanity Fair, le supplément How To Spend It du Financial Times, GQ et Country Life. Read more

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Schreiner: Masters of Twentieth-Century Costume Jewelry

Pdf Arts Schreiner: Masters of Twentieth-Century Costume Jewelry

Pdf:Schreiner: Masters of Twentieth-Century Costume Jewelry.Review Perfect for your personal collection or a holiday gift for a fellow jewelry lover, this tome offers a detailed look at a jeweler who collaborated with designers like Norman Norell and Pauline Trigère, was sold in the country's best department stores (look for a Bonwit Teller advertisement with the tagline “Bonwit's Bouillabaisse…see-our-sea jewelry” featuring Schreiner lobster, seahorse, and starfish pins), and was featured on the covers of Vogue and Glamour. (JCK Online)In “Schreiner: Masters of Twentieth-Century Costume Jewelry,” authors Carole Tanenbaum and Eve Townsend explore the inner workings of the beloved company from its humble beginnings in the '30s until the very end in 1975. (Belle Armoire Jewelry Magazine)...there's a lot of news in this book that says it all. (The Globe and Mail)Authors Carole Tanenbaum and Eve Townsend have mingled images of Tanenbaum's cache of utterly dazzling costume jewelry – all created by the now-defunct Schreiner Jewelry Company – with interesting vignettes that give perspective to the evolutionary epochs of feminist style.... (Toby Saltzman Canadian Jewish News) Read more About the Author Carole Tanenbaum is an enthusiastic collector who―over the course of thirty years―turned her passion for vintage costume jewelry into a worldwide business. Her first book Fabulous Fakes enlightened collectors and fashionistas alike. Carole lives in Toronto with her husband and family.

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Treasures of the Mughals and the Maharajas: The Al Thani Collection

Pdf Arts Treasures of the Mughals and the Maharajas: The Al Thani Collection

Pdf:Treasures of the Mughals and the Maharajas: The Al Thani Collection.Five centuries of dazzling gems, precious stones and mythic jewels from IndiaTreasures of the Mughals and the Maharajas allows readers to immerse themselves in the jewelry traditions of the Indian subcontinent, from the Mughal period to the modern day. The evolution of gem-setting and jewelry is shown through over 270 exceptional pieces from The Al Thani Collection, together with major works on loan from prestigious institutions and private collections. Famous historic Indian diamonds, spectacular precious objects and legendary pieces of jewelry are brought together to represent the evolution of taste and technique in India’s jeweled arts over five centuries.The book also presents the major developments in Indian jewelry traditions, from the peak of 17th-century Mughal imperial patronage through years of political chaos and colonization from the 18th century onward, to the age of the Durbar, great ceremonies that provided Indian sovereigns with a new setting in which to show off their jewels during the time of the British Raj.

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Start Your Own Etsy Business: Handmade Goods, Crafts, Jewelry, and More (Startup Series)

Pdf Arts Start Your Own Etsy Business: Handmade Goods, Crafts, Jewelry, and More (Startup Series)

Pdf:Start Your Own Etsy Business: Handmade Goods, Crafts, Jewelry, and More (Startup Series).About the Author Entrepreneur Media is the premier content provider for and about entrepreneurs. For more than 30 years, Entrepreneur Media has been setting the course for small business success. From startup to retirement, millions of entrepreneurs and small business owners trust the Entrepreneur Media family ― Entrepreneur magazine, Entrepreneur.com, Entrepreneur Press, EntrepreneurEnEspanol.com, and our industry partners ― to point them in the right direction. Jason R. Rich is the author of more than 55 books, as well as a frequent contributor to numerous national magazines, major daily newspapers, and popular websites. He's also an accomplished photographer. Read more

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How to Create Your Own Jewelry Line: Design – Production – Finance – Marketing & More

Pdf Arts How to Create Your Own Jewelry Line: Design – Production – Finance – Marketing & More

Pdf:How to Create Your Own Jewelry Line: Design – Production – Finance – Marketing & More.About the Author Emilie Shapiro lives and works in New York City, where she designs and creates her own jewelry line, Emilie Shapiro Contemporary Metals. Before she started her own line, Emilie worked as the Production Manager at Pamela Love and Allforthemountain. She teaches wax-carving classes and specialty workshops at various studios including 92Y, Liloveve Jewelry School, and other studios throughout the NY Metro area. Her work is sold worldwide in locations such as the American Museum of Natural History, the Brooklyn Museum, and the Royal Ontario Museum.   Read more

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Stoned: Jewelry, Obsession, and How Desire Shapes the World

Pdf Arts Stoned: Jewelry, Obsession, and How Desire Shapes the World

Pdf:Stoned: Jewelry, Obsession, and How Desire Shapes the World.An account of how eight jewels shaped the course of history shares insights into the role of precious gemstones in triggering cultural movements political dynasties and wars while exploring how jewels reflect darker aspects of human nature Read more

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Art as Jewellery: From Calder to Kapoor

Pdf Arts Art as Jewellery: From Calder to Kapoor

Pdf:Art as Jewellery: From Calder to Kapoor.Review Its oversized appearance provides plenty of display space for the pieces and nicely compliments the prowess of featured artists and photographers, while accompanying commentary explores key exhibitions, individual artistic achievements, and the changing genre of artistic jewelry as a whole. (Donovan's Literary Services)A new release from ACC Art Books is a must-have, gloriously illustrated coffee table book about jewelry, perfect for your personal library (or a great-looking prop for the lounge area of your salon, atelier, or gallery). (JCK Online) Read more

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Georgian Jewellery 1714-1830

Pdf Arts Georgian Jewellery 1714-1830

Pdf:Georgian Jewellery 1714-1830.About the Author Ginny Redington Dawes, a life-long collector of antique jewelry, has written two previous books on the subject - The Bakelite Jewellery Book and Victorian Jewellery. Staff writer for MGM Screengems Music, she is also a successful composer; she wrote the book, music and lyrics for the off-Broadway show The Talk of the Town and has won a CLEO award for music for advertising.Olivia Collings became fascinated by the seventeenth century alchemist and jeweller Christopher Pinchbeck at an early age and bought her first piece of antique jewelry aged seven. She trained in an exclusive Bond Street antique jewelly shop before starting her own business in 1975 and has continued learning about and dealing in Georgian jewellery ever since. She is now an independent jewelry consultant. Read more

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Turquoise Jewelry

Pdf Arts Turquoise Jewelry

Pdf:Turquoise Jewelry.About the Author Nancy Schiffer is an art historian whose interest in American Indian jewelry has evolved from her fascination with cultural expression in art. She has written many other books on jewelry, other fields of collecting, and decorative arts. Read more

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Magic Is Dead: My Journey into the World's Most Secretive Society of Magicians

Pdf Arts Magic Is Dead: My Journey into the World's Most Secretive Society of Magicians

Pdf:Magic Is Dead: My Journey into the World's Most Secretive Society of Magicians.Review “Magic Is Dead is itself a magic trick: unexpected, mesmerizing, smoothly executed, and—above all—fun. With verve and wit, Ian Frisch infiltrates a mysterious world with a vibrant cast of characters (I’m looking at you, Laura London), and explores the powerful nature of secrets—and why it’s sometimes best to keep them.” (Karen Abbott, New York Times bestselling author of Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy)“Frisch’s enthusiastic deep dive into the world of magic is infectious enough that it just might send readers to the stores for their own magic sets.” (Publishers Weekly) Read more About the Author Ian Frisch has written for The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Washington Post Magazine, Bloomberg Businessweek, Playboy, Wired, and Vice. He has appeared on Bloomberg Television and speaks regularly at universities both about writing and entrepreneurship, and was a finalist for the 2016 Associated Press Sports Editors Explanatory Award. He lives in Brooklyn, New York. Read more

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Grandpa Magic: 116 Easy Tricks, Amazing Brainteasers, and Simple Stunts to Wow the Grandkids

Pdf Arts Grandpa Magic: 116 Easy Tricks, Amazing Brainteasers, and Simple Stunts to Wow the Grandkids

Pdf:Grandpa Magic: 116 Easy Tricks, Amazing Brainteasers, and Simple Stunts to Wow the Grandkids.Review “Grandpa Magic is the perfect way to awaken that childlike sense of wonder in all of us... including grandparents. It’s just the right cocktail of magic, mischief, and puzzles to confound children and delight the reader.” —Joshua Jay Read more About the Author Allan Zola Kronzek is a magician, educator, and the co-author (with his daughter Elizabeth) of the New York Times bestseller The Sorcerer’s Companion—A Guide to the Magical World of Harry Potter (over 1 million copies sold worldwide in 14 languages). He is also the author of The Secrets of Alkazar, 52 Ways to Cheat at Poker, and the forthcoming The Book of Powers.  Read more

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