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A Theatre For Dreamers

Author : Polly Samson
ISBN : 9781526600578
Genre : Fiction
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THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER A SUMMER READING PICK IN THE GUARDIAN, SUNDAY TIMES, THE TIMES, DAILY MAIL, FINANCIAL TIMES AND EVENING STANDARD 'The Greek island of Hydra is the star of this novel about a young woman and a 1960s bohemian community' SUNDAY TIMES, Summer Reading Pick 2020 'Samson summons the vision and the reality in a beguiling, deeply evocative portrait of a vanished era' GUARDIAN, Summer Reading Pick 2020 'It's sleazy, evocative, beautiful and entertaining' STUART TURTON, GUARDIAN, Summer Reading Pick 2020 'Heady armchair escapism ... An impressionistic, intoxicating rush of sensory experience' Sunday Times 'Sublime and immersive ... If you wish you could disappear to a Greek island right now, I highly recommend' JOJO MOYES 'A surefire summer hit ... feels at once like a gift and an escape route' Observer 1960. The world is dancing on the edge of revolution, and nowhere more so than on the Greek island of Hydra, where a circle of poets, painters and musicians live tangled lives, ruled by the writers Charmian Clift and George Johnston, troubled king and queen of bohemia. Forming within this circle is a triangle: its points the magnetic, destructive writer Axel Jensen, his dazzling wife Marianne Ihlen, and a young Canadian poet named Leonard Cohen. Into their midst arrives teenage Erica, with little more than a bundle of blank notebooks and her grief for her mother. Settling on the periphery of this circle, she watches, entranced and disquieted, as a paradise unravels. Burning with the heat and light of Greece, A Theatre for Dreamers is a spellbinding novel about utopian dreams and innocence lost – and the wars waged between men and women on the battlegrounds of genius. An Observer Fiction Highlight 2020 'Could hardly have come at a better time ... Samson recreates one heady summer there (the Greek island of Hydra) with impeccably ripening prose, all thyme-scented hills and cascading bougainvillea' i paper 'Beautiful' DOLLY ALDERTON 'Delicious' NIGELLA LAWSON 'Intoxicating' Spectator 'Oh my god, this book! I don't have words to convey its brilliance' MARIAN KEYES 'A glorious novel' KATE MOSSE 'If summer was suddenly like a novel, it would be like this one' ANDREW O'HAGAN 'The best book I've read all year' JOANNE HARRIS 'Superb' THOMAS KENEALLY A SUNDAY TIMES TOP TEN BESTSELLER (APRIL 2020)
Category: Fiction

A Theatre For Dreamers

Author : Polly Samson
ISBN : 1443463485
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THE UK BESTSELLER "Sublime and immersive . . . If you wish you could disappear to a Greek island right now, I highly recommend." --Jojo Moyes, #1 bestselling author of Me Before You It's 1960, and the world teeters on the edge of cultural, political, sexual, and artistic revolution. On the Greek island of Hydra, a proto-commune of poets, painters, and musicians revel in dreams at the feet of their unofficial leaders, the writers Charmian Clift and George Johnston, troubled queen and king of bohemia. At the center of this circle of misfit artists are the captivating and inscrutable Axel Jensen, his magnetic wife Marianne Ihlen, and a young Canadian ingenue poet named Leonard Cohen. When eighteen-year-old Erica stumbles into their world, she's fresh off the boat from London with nothing but a bundle of blank notebooks and a burning desire to leave home in the wake of her mother's death. Among these artists, she will find an unraveling utopia where everything is tested--the nature of art, relationships, and her own innocence. Intoxicating and immersive, A Theater for Dreamers is a spellbinding tour-de-force about the beauty between naïveté and cruelty, chaos and utopia, artist and muse--and about the wars waged between men and women on the battlegrounds of genius. Roiling with the heat of a Grecian summer, A Theater for Dreamers is, according to the Guardian, "a blissful piece of escapism" and "a surefire summer hit."
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Dreamers And Visionaries

Author : Thelma Afford
ISBN : 0868197505
Genre : Amateur theater
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Tells the story of Adelaide's diverse amateur theatres that existed from the 1920s to the 1940s when there was a flowering of inventive, experimental, creative theatre ahead of its time and which helped form the basis of Adelaide's reputation as the city of culture.
Category: Amateur theater

The Kindness

Author : Polly Samson
ISBN : 9781408861899
Genre : Fiction
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Julia is married and eight years his senior; Julian is a gifted English student, a life of academia ahead. Ignoring warnings from family and friends they each give up all they have to be together. Their new life in London offers immense happiness, especially after their longed-for daughter Mira is born. When Julian hears that Firdaws, his boyhood home, is for sale he sets out to recreate a lost paradise for his new family. Once again, love blinds him. It is only when Mira becomes terrifyingly ill that it is impossible for Julia to conceal from him the explosive secret that she has been keeping at the heart of their lives. Lyrical, haunting and exquisitely rendered, Polly Samson's second novel explores a deception that comes wrapped as a gift, a betrayal clothed in kindness, and asks if we can ever truly trust another. The result is an unforgettable story of love, grief, betrayal and reconciliation, masterfully plotted and beautifully told.
Category: Fiction

Toronto At Dreamer S Rock

Author : Drew Hayden Taylor
ISBN : 1897252706
Genre : Drama
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In these two plays, Drew Hayden Taylor delves into the past and speculates about the future as he examines the dilemmas facing young Native Canadians. Toronto at Dreamer's Rock is a moving portrayal of a teenage boy who is torn between the traditions of his people, which he only vaguely understands, and the lure of modern life. His magical encounters with two members of his tribe - one from 400 years in the past and one from the future - make him aware of how little he has thought about what it means to be an Indian. Education is Our Right borrows from the familiar story of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, but in this version the spirits of Education Past, Present and Future attempt to show the Minister of Indian Affairs the error of his ways. Drew Hayden Taylor combines humour, passion, spirituality, and tough realism to create a hopeful vision of the future. Both plays have toured extensively to schools in Ontario and Quebec.
Category: Drama

How To Run A Theatre

Author : Jim Volz
ISBN : 9781408155059
Genre : Performing Arts
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"All of us in the arts field are hungry to improve our skills in arts management. The grim tenor of the times makes this witty and fun guide even more valuable to us all!" Ben Cameron, Former Executive Director, Theater Communications Group "Dr. Jim Volz knows how to organize, how to manage, how to motivate, how to assign priorities. In short, he knows how to get the job done." Abe J. Bassett, Former Dean, Indiana University/Purdue University Jim Volz is one of America's leading theatre consultants with over three decades of work with theatre, dance, music, museum and arts center management. Now, Jim Volz brings his expertise to anyone who works in arts management, from novices to middle managers to executive directors. How to Run a Theater is a unique, dynamic, and savvy guide to building an arts institution that works. Drawing on more than 30 years of experience, here is practical advice on a variety of management skills: Financial Management; Personnel Management; Fundraising Development; Board of Trustees Communications; and Marketing & Audience Development. This new edition is thoroughly updated and revised and now includes a Board of Trustee Contract, new budget exercise with ticket income formulae and the use of social networking for marketing and fundraising.
Category: Performing Arts

Practical Dreamers

Author : Mike Hoolboom
ISBN : 9781770561816
Genre : Performing Arts
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'The streets are full of admirable craftsmen, but so few practical dreamers.' – Man Ray What if there were movies made the same way as suits, custom fitted, each one tailored for one person? Not broadcast, but narrowcast? Not theatres around the world showing the same globalized pictures, but instead a local circumstance, a movie so particular, so peculiar, it could cure night blindness or vertigo? Welcome to the world of fringe movies, where artists have been busy putting queer shoulders to the wheels, or bending light to talk about First Nations rights (and making it funny at the same time), or demonstrating how a personality can be taken apart and put together again, all in the course of a ten-minute movie which might take years to make. Practical Dreamers takes us to this other side of the media plantation. In it, twenty-seven Canadian artists dish about how they get it done and why it matters. The conversations are personal, up close and jargon free, smart without smarting. The stellar cast includes smartbomb Steve Reinke; visionary Peter Mettler; Middle East specialist Jayce Salloum; queer Asian avatars Richard Fung, Midi Onodera, Ho Tam, and Wayne Yung; footage recyclers Aleesa Cohene and Jubal Brown; overhead projector king Daniel Barrow; First Nations vets Kent Monkman and Shelley Niro; international art presence Paulette Philips; and documentarian Donigan Cumming. These in-depth talks come lavishly illustrated in an oversized volume.
Category: Performing Arts

Doubles Demons And Dreamers

Author : Daniel Charles Gerould
ISBN : 093382677X
Genre : Drama
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"This volume contains 15 plays in the Symbolist genre, written between 1890 and 1918."--P. 4 of cover.
Category: Drama

Charlie Kaufman And Hollywood S Merry Band Of Pranksters Fabulists And Dreamers

Author : Derek Hill
ISBN : 9781842433928
Genre : Performing Arts
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Since the late 1990s, a subtle, subversive element has been at work within the staid confines of the Hollywood dream factory. Young filmmakers like Spike Jonze, Wes Anderson, Michel Gondry, David O. Russell, Richard Linklater, and Sofia Coppola rode in on the coattails of the independent film movement that blossomed in the early 1990s and have managed to wage an aesthetic campaign against imaginative cowardice of all persuasions, much like their artistic forebears -- the so-called Movie Brats Coppola, Scorsese, De Palma, Altman, and Ashby among others -- did in the 1970s. But their true pedigree can be traced back to the cinematic provocateurs of the Nouvelle Vague (Truffaut, Goddard, Chabrol, Rohmer, Rivette, et al), who in the late 1950s and throughout the 1960s liberated screens around the world with a series of films that challenged our assumptions of what the medium could offer and how stories could be told -- all of them snapping with style as much as they delivered on ideas. Highly idiosyncratic yet intricately realised, accessible yet willing to overthrow the constraints of formal storytelling, surreal yet always grounded in human emotions, this new breed of American film captures the angst of its characters and the times in which we live, but with a wryness, imagination, earnestness, irony and stylish wit that makes the slide into existential despair a little more amusing than it should be. This book analyses and traces the origins of the pivotal films and directors in this undeclared war on the mundane.
Category: Performing Arts

Theaterwork Magazine

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ISBN : UCSC:32106020236615
Genre : Theater
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Category: Theater

Dreamers And Deceivers

Author : Glenn Beck
ISBN : 9781476787152
Genre : Political Science
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From #1 bestselling author and popular radio and television host Glenn Beck, the powerful follow-up to his national bestseller Miracles and Massacres, which was praised as “moving, provocative, and masterful” (Michelle Malkin, bestselling author of Culture of Corruption). Everyone has heard of a “Ponzi scheme,” but do you know what Charles Ponzi actually did to make his name synonymous with fraud? You’ve probably been to a Disney theme park, but did you know that the park Walt believed would change the world was actually EPCOT? He died before his vision for it could ever be realized. History is about so much more than dates and dead guys; it’s the greatest story ever told. Now, in Dreamers and Deceivers, Glenn Beck brings ten more true and untold stories to life. The people who made America were not always what they seemed. There were entrepreneurs and visionaries whose selflessness propelled us forward, but there were also charlatans and fraudsters whose selfishness nearly derailed us. Dreamers and Deceivers brings both of these groups to life with stories written to put you right in the middle of the action. From the spy Alger Hiss, to the visionary Steve Jobs, to the code-breaker Alan Turing—once you know the full stories behind the half-truths you’ve been force fed…once you begin to see these amazing people from our past as people rather than just names—your perspective on today’s important issues may forever change.
Category: Political Science

The Theatre

Author : Clement Scott
ISBN : IOWA:31858058761762
Genre : Drama
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The Dreamers

Author : Harry Yurkowitz
ISBN : UCAL:B3346134
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Theatre Theory Theatre

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ISBN : 9781476848792
Genre : Performing Arts
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(Applause Books). From Aristotle's Poetics to Vaclav Havel, the debate about the nature and function of theatre has been marked by controversy. Daniel Gerould's landmark work, Theatre/Theory/Theatre , collects history's most influential Eastern and Western dramatic theorists poets, playwrights, directors and philosophers whose ideas about theatre continue to shape its future. In complete texts and choice excerpts spanning centuries, we see an ongoing dialogue and exchange of ideas between actors and directors like Craig and Meyerhold, and writers such as Nietzsche and Yeats. Each of Gerould's introductory essays shows fascinating insight into both the life and the theory of the author. From Horace to Soyinka, Corneille to Brecht, this is an indispensable compendium of the greatest dramatic theory ever written.
Category: Performing Arts

The Group Theatre

Author : Helen Krich Chinoy
ISBN : 9781137294609
Genre : Performing Arts
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The Group Theatre , a groundbreaking ensemble collective, started the careers of many top American theatre artists of the twentieth century and founded what became known as Method Acting. This book is the definitive history, based on over thirty years of research and interviews by the foremost theatre scholar of the time period, Helen Chinoy.
Category: Performing Arts

The New Yorker

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ISBN : IND:30000010073660
Genre : Literature
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Category: Literature

The Distaff Dreamers

Author : Margaret Baillie-Saunders
ISBN : STANFORD:36105001758353
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