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Nothing Like a Dame

By Eddie Shapiro
  • ISBN Code: : 019994122X
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Pages : 384
  • Category : Music
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In Nothing Like a Dame, theater journalist Eddie Shapiro opens a jewelry box full of glittering surprises, through in-depth conversations with twenty leading women of Broadway. He carefully selected Tony Award-winning stars who have spent the majority of their careers in theater, leaving aside those who have moved on or occasionally drop back in. The women he interviewed spent endless hours with him, discussing their careers, offering insights into the iconic shows, changes on Broadway over the last century, and the art (and thrill) of taking the stage night after night. Chita Rivera describes the experience of starring in musicals in each of the last seven decades; Audra McDonald gives her thoughts on the work that went into the five Tony Awards she won before turning forty-one; and Carol Channing reflects on how she has revisited the same starring role generation after generation, and its effects on her career. Here too is Sutton Foster, who contemplates her breakout success in an age when stars working predominately in theater are increasingly rare. Each of these conversations is guided by Shapiro's expert knowledge of these women's careers, Broadway lore, and the details of famous (and infamous) musicals. He also includes dozens of photographs of these players in their best-known roles. This fascinating collection reveals the artistic genius and human experience of the women who have made Broadway musicals more popular than ever-a must for anyone who loves the theater.

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  • Publisher : Severn House Publishers Ltd
  • Book Code : 1780105800
  • Total of Pages : 208
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 121
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Book Short Summary:

Panicking Ralph is a big-time villain – but he’s a local villain – and when his life is threatened, policemen Harpur and Iles are straight on the case Detective Chief Superintendent Colin Harpur and his boss, Assistant Chief Constable Desmond Iles, worry about the safety of one of the big-time crooks on their ground, Ralph Ember, sometimes known as Panicking Ralph. Yes, Ralph is a villain, but he’s a local villain, and Harpur and Iles feel a kind of bizarre affection for him. And in any case, Ralph helps Iles keep the city reasonably peaceful. But now some awkward repercussions from Ralph’s lawless past seem to bring danger. Ralph is aware of this new peril and has installed a bulletproof steel barrier to protect himself in the club he owns – but will this be enough to keep him safe? Harpur thinks not. Surely the upcoming party at the club will provide the perfect moment for a gunman to do for Ralph? The only way Harpur can be sure of protecting Ralph is to attend the party himself . . .

Lady Macbeth in America

By G. Smith
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 0230105254
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 552
  • Pdf File: lady-macbeth-in-america.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Lady Macbeth has haunted American history since the conflicts of Shakespeare s England spilled over into New England s real witch hunts. To reveal how Lady Macbeth entered American politics as an icon for the First Lady, this investigation focuses on the prominent actresses in the role, how they performed, and their effect on audiences anxious about the country s First Lady and her influence over the President - especially at times of war. Smith ably shows how the various Lady Macbeths have both reflected and shaped the image their contemporaries have of the ambitious political wife, producing parallels that converge dramatically in twentieth-century "witch hunts."

Humour, Comedy and Laughter

By Lidia Dina Sciama
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  • Publisher : Berghahn Books
  • Book Code : 1782385436
  • Total of Pages : 220
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 626
  • Pdf File: humour-comedy-and-laughter.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Anthropological writings on humor are not very numerous or extensive, but they do contain a great deal of insight into the diverse mental and social processes that underlie joking and laughter. On the basis of a wide range of ethnographic and textual materials, the chapters examine the cognitive, social, and moral aspects of humor and its potential to bring about a sense of amity and mutual understanding, even among different and possibly hostile people. Unfortunately, though, cartoons, jokes, and parodies can cause irremediable distress and offence. Nevertheless, contributors’ cross-cultural evidence confirms that the positive aspects of humor far outweigh the danger of deepening divisions and fueling hostilities

The Player Bookazine Issue 24

By The Player
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  • Publisher : The Player
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category :
  • Members : 270
  • Pdf File: the-player-bookazine-issue-24.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Read and download full book The Player Bookazine Issue 24

Unusually Stupid Americans

By Kathryn Petras,Ross Petras
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  • Publisher : Villard
  • Book Code : 0307417611
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Humor
  • Members : 504
  • Pdf File: unusually-stupid-americans.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A hilarious collection of lists, statistics, news items, quotations, and facts detailing stupid acts of Americans from all walks of life—by the authors of the bestselling The 776 Stupidest Things Ever Said Everyone knows that America is “the land of the free and the home of the brave,” but sometimes that means we’re free to be as bravely stupid as we want! In Unusually Stupid Americans, Kathryn Petras and Ross Petras assemble choice bits of stupidity, U.S.A.-style, including •the top seriously flawed American advertising moments, including Pacific Airlines’ brilliant “You’re scared of flying? So’s our pilot!” ad campaign, which led the airline to bankruptcy within two months of the campaign’s inception •the Martin Luther King, Jr., celebration in Florida, where a plaque was un-veiled that was intended to honor the actor James Earl Jones but instead read, “Thank you James Earl Ray for keeping the dream alive” (an unfortunate slip-up, as James Earl Ray was King’s assassin) •and much more!

A Beautiful Sickness

By Thomas Hauser
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  • Publisher : University of Arkansas Press
  • Book Code : 155728718X
  • Total of Pages : 266
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Members : 983
  • Pdf File: a-beautiful-sickness.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This is the second collection of articles on professional boxing to be published in book form by acclaimed writer Thomas Hauser. It offers unique insights into Muhammad Ali, George Foreman, Shane Mosely, Ray Jones Jr. and many more superstars, as well as an insider's critique of the sweet science today. Satirical, whimsical, and pungent, Hauser deftly maps the politics and poli-tricks of the world's only true universal sport.

Women of Westminster

By Rachel Reeves
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1448217873
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 264
  • Pdf File: women-of-westminster.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In 1919 Nancy Astor was elected as the Member of Parliament for Plymouth Sutton, becoming the first woman MP to take her seat in the House of Commons. Her achievement was all the more remarkable given that women (and even then only some women) had only been entitled to vote for just over a year. In the past 100 years, a total of 491 women have been elected to Parliament. Yet it was not until 2016 that the total number of women ever elected surpassed the number of male MPs in a single parliament. The achievements of these political pioneers have been remarkable – Britain has now had two female Prime Ministers and women MPs have made significant strides in fighting for gender equality - from the earliest suffrage campaigns, to Barbara Castle's fight for equal pay, to Harriet Harman's recent legislation on the gender pay gap. Yet the stories of so many women MPs have too often been overlooked in political histories. In this book, Rachel Reeves brings forgotten MPs out of the shadows and looks at the many battles fought by the Women of Westminster, from 1919 to 2019.

What Are You Doing Here?

By Floella Benjamin
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  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Book Code : 1529071089
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 952
  • Pdf File: what-are-you-doing-here.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Baroness Floella Benjamin is an inspiration, an actress and much-loved children’s television presenter who is a member of the House of Lords. But how did the girl from Trinidad end up lunching with the Queen? In What Are You Doing Here? Floella describes arriving in London as a child, part of the Windrush generation, and the pain caused by the racism she encountered every day. It was offset by the love of her parents, who gave her the pride in her heritage, self-belief and confidence that have carried her through life. From winning a role in groundbreaking musical Hair (while clearly stating she would not take her clothes off) to breaking down barriers on Play School, from refusing to be typecast in roles to speaking out for diversity at the BBC and BAFTA, she has remained true to herself. She also reveals how she met husband Keith, became a mother of two, was befriended by Kenneth Williams, hugged President Obama, and found a purpose that would underpin everything she did – campaigning for the needs of children. Sharing the lessons she has learned, imbued with her joy and positivity, this autobiography is the moving testimony of a remarkable woman.

Nothing Like a Duke

By Jane Ashford
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  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Book Code : 1492621668
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 904
  • Pdf File: nothing-like-a-duke.pdf

Book Short Summary:

"Satisfying . . . Ashford's knack for expressing modern-feeling relationship dynamics while never stepping out of period makes this story especially easy to enjoy."—Publishers Weekly, STARRED Review A Pink of the ton and a bluestocking can have nothing in common. Except an incendiary attraction, a sinister enemy, and a determination to discover why they can't resist each other. Lord Robert Gresham has given up all hope that the beautiful and independent Flora Jennings will ever take him seriously. He heads to an exclusive country house party to forget about the beauty haunting his thoughts. Too bad the lady in question has no intention of being forgotten. The Duke's Sons Series: Heir to the Duke (Book 1) What the Duke Doesn't Know (Book 2) Lord Sebastian's Secret (Book 3) Nothing Like a Duke (Book 4) The Duke Knows Best (Book 5) Praise for Jane Ashford: "Fabulous romance with wonderful characters... I couldn't put this book down." —Night Owl Reviews Top Pick for Heir to the Duke, 4 1/2 Stars "Graced with lively wit, excellent period detail, and appealing protagonists...a fetching romp." —Library Journal for Heir to the Duke "Enchanting story...charming romance...readers will be delighted." —RT Book Reviews for What the Duke Doesn't Know, 4 Stars "Fabulous series...every bit is a joy to read." —Fresh Fiction for What the Duke Doesn't Know