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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts One and Two: The Offici...
by , Jack Thorne

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English

Pages

336

Publication Date

July 25, 2017

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

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English

Pages

210

Publication Date

June 06, 2017

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<b><i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> 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.<br /></b><br /><b>“Invaluable.”—Deborah Tannen, #1 <i>New York Times </i>bestselling author of <i>You’re the Only One I Can Tell </i>and <i>You Just Don’t Understand</i></b><br /><br /> Alan Alda has been on a decades-long journey to discover new ways to help people communicate and relate to one another more effectively. <i>If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face?</i> 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 <i>Scientific American Frontiers,</i> 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.<br /><br /> 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.<br /><br /> 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, <i>If I Understood You</i> 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.<br /><br /><b>“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.”—<i>Forbes</i></b><br /><br /><b>“Alda, with his laudable curiosity, has learned something you and I can use right now.”—Charlie Rose</b>
Something Wonderful: Rodgers and Hammerstein's Broadway Revolutio...
by Todd S. Purdum

Language

English

Pages

400

Publication Date

April 03, 2018

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<p><b>A revelatory portrait of the creative partnership that transformed musical theater and provided the soundtrack to the American Century</b></p><p>They stand at the apex of the great age of songwriting, the creators of the classic Broadway musicals <i>Oklahoma!</i>, <i>Carousel</i>,<i> South Pacific</i>, <i>The King and I</i>, and <i>The Sound of Music</i>, whose songs have never lost their popularity or emotional power. Even before they joined forces, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II had written dozens of Broadway shows, but together they pioneered a new art form: the serious musical play. Their songs and dance numbers served to advance the drama and reveal character, a sharp break from the past and the template on which all future musicals would be built.</p><br /><p>Though different in personality and often emotionally distant from each other, Rodgers and Hammerstein presented an unbroken front to the world and forged much more than a songwriting team; their partnership was also one of the most profitable and powerful entertainment businesses of their era. They were cultural powerhouses whose work came to define postwar America on stage, screen, television, and radio. But they also had their failures and flops, and more than once they feared they had lost their touch.</p><br /><p>Todd S. Purdum’s portrait of these two men, their creative process, and their groundbreaking innovations will captivate lovers of musical theater, lovers of the classic American songbook, and young lovers wherever they are. He shows that what Rodgers and Hammerstein wrought was truly something wonderful.</p>
The Hangman (Chief Inspector Gamache Novel)
by Louise Penny

Language

English

Pages

96

Publication Date

October 24, 2011

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

Language

English

Pages

364

Publication Date

May 01, 2018

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<p><b>Tessa Fontaine’s astonishing memoir of pushing past fear, <i>The Electric Woman</i>, 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. </b></p><p>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:</p><p><i>The trick is there is no trick. </i><br /><i> You eat fire by eating fire. </i></p><p>Two journeys—a daughter’s and a mother’s—bear witness to this lesson in <i>The Electric Woman</i>. </p><p>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?</p><p> 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. </p><p>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, <i>The Electric Woman </i>is ultimately about death-defying acts of all kinds, especially that ever constant: good old-fashioned unconditional love.</p>
Hamilton: The Revolution
by , Jeremy McCarter

Language

English

Pages

288

Publication Date

April 12, 2016

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<b>Winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Eleven Tony Awards, including Best Musical</b><br /><br />Lin-Manuel Miranda's groundbreaking musical <i>Hamilton</i> is as revolutionary as its subject, the poor kid from the Caribbean who fought the British, defended the Constitution, and helped to found the United States. Fusing hip-hop, pop, R&B, and the best traditions of theater, this once-in-a-generation show broadens the sound of Broadway, reveals the storytelling power of rap, and claims our country's origins for a diverse new generation.<br /> <br />HAMILTON: THE REVOLUTION gives readers an unprecedented view of both revolutions, from the only two writers able to provide it. Miranda, along with Jeremy McCarter, a cultural critic and theater artist who was involved in the project from its earliest stages--"since before this was even a show," according to Miranda--traces its development from an improbable perfor­mance at the White House to its landmark opening night on Broadway six years later. In addition, Miranda has written more than 200 funny, revealing footnotes for his award-winning libretto, the full text of which is published here.<br /> <br />Their account features photos by the renowned Frank Ockenfels and veteran Broadway photographer, Joan Marcus; exclusive looks at notebooks and emails; interviews with Questlove, Stephen Sond­heim, leading political commentators, and more than 50 people involved with the production; and multiple appearances by Presi­dent Obama himself. The book does more than tell the surprising story of how a Broadway musical became a national phenomenon: It demonstrates that America has always been renewed by the brash upstarts and brilliant outsiders, the men and women who don't throw away their shot.<br />
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (37 plays, 160 sonnets ...
by William Shakespeare

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English

Pages

93

Publication Date

September 09, 2016

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

Language

English

Pages

318

Publication Date

July 04, 2018

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<P><EM>Mixing a Musical: Broadway Theatrical Sound Techniques, Second Edition</EM> pulls the curtain back on one of the least understood careers in live theatre: the role and responsibilities of the sound technician. </P><br /><P></P><br /><P>This comprehensive book encompasses every position from shop crew labor to assistant designer to sound board operator and everything in between. Written in a clear and easy to read style, and illustrated with real-world examples of personal experience and professional interviews, Slaton shows you how to mix live theatre shows from the basics of equipment and set ups, using sound levels to creating atmosphere, emotion and tension to ensure a first rate performance every time.</P><br /><P></P><br /><P>This new edition gives special attention to mixing techniques and practices. And, special features of the book include interviews with some of today’s most successful mixers and designers. </P>
Act One: An Autobiography
by Moss Hart

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English

Pages

463

Publication Date

February 11, 2014

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<p><b>The Dramatic Story that Capitvated a Generation</b></p><p>With this new edition, the classic best-selling autobiography by the late playwright Moss Hart returns to print in the thirtieth anniversary of its original publication. Issued in tandem with <i>Kitty</i>, the revealing autobiography of his wife, Kitty Carlisle Hart,<i> Act One</i>, is a landmark memoir that influenced a generation of theatergoers, dramatists, and general book readers everywhere. The book eloquently chronicles Moss Hart's impoverished childhood in the Bronx and Brooklyn and his long, determined struggle to his first theatrical Broadway success, <i>Once in a Lifetime</i>. One of the most celebrated American theater books of the twentieth century and a glorious memorial to a bygone age, <i>Act One</i> if filled with all the wonder, drama, and heartbreak that surrounded Broadway in the 1920s and the years before World War II.</p>
A Streetcar Named Desire (New Directions Paperbook)
by Tennessee Williams

Language

English

Pages

212

Publication Date

September 17, 2004

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<p>The Pulitzer Prize and Drama Critics Circle Award winning play—reissued with an introduction by Arthur Miller (<em>Death of a Salesman</em> and <em>The Crucible</em>), and Williams' essay "The World I Live In."</p><br />It is a very short list of 20th-century American plays that continue to have the same power and impact as when they first appeared—57 years after its Broadway premiere, Tennessee Williams' <em>A Streetcar Named Desire</em> is one of those plays. The story famously recounts how the faded and promiscuous Blanche DuBois is pushed over the edge by her sexy and brutal brother-in-law, Stanley Kowalski. <em>Streetcar</em> launched the careers of Marlon Brando, Jessica Tandy, Kim Hunter and Karl Malden, and solidified the position of Tennessee Williams as one of the most important young playwrights of his generation, as well as that of Elia Kazan as the greatest American stage director of the '40s and '50s.<br /><br /><br /><br />Who better than America's elder statesman of the theater, Williams' contemporary Arthur Miller, to write as a witness to the lightning that struck American culture in the form of <em>A Streetcar Named Desire</em>? Miller's rich perspective on Williams' singular style of poetic dialogue, sensitive characters, and dramatic violence makes this a unique and valuable new edition of <em>A Streetcar Named Desire</em>. This definitive new edition will also include Williams' essay "The World I Live In," and a brief chronology of the author's life.

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