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And Playing The Role Of Herself

Author : K. E. Lane
ISBN : 1932300724
Genre : Fiction
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Actress Caidence Harris is living her dreams: she?s got a leading role on a hot new police drama, and although her new-found celebrity has changed her life, she?s still able to lead a quiet life off the set, indulging her passion to be outdoors, surrounded by the beauty of nature. There is one dream?one passion?she hasn?t fulfilled just yet, but that doesn?t seem to be possible.Robyn Ward is a natural beauty, and a magnetic, talented actress on the fast track to stardom. Unfortunately for Caid, she already has a partner on that track, an athlete who gleams as brightly on the courts as he does on the red carpet.Soon Caid sees that all is not as it appears, but can she take a chance and risk her heart when the outcome is so uncertain? It?s a role for which there?s no script, and no rehearsal...
Category: Fiction

Gene Tierney

Author : Michelle Vogel
ISBN : 9780786458325
Genre : Performing Arts
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Called the most beautiful woman in movie history, Gene Tierney starred in such 1940s classics as Laura, Leave Her to Heaven and The Ghost and Mrs. Muir. Her on-screen presence and ability to transform into a variety of characters made her a film legend. Her personal life was a whirlwind of romance (she married a count, was engaged to a prince, and was courted by a future president) and tragedy (her first daughter was born with severe retardation and Tierney herself struggled with mental illness). After years of treatment, including electroshock therapy that erased portions of her life from her memory, she triumphantly returned in one of the biggest comebacks in Hollywood history. This first complete biography since the actress’s death includes a foreword by her daughter, Christina Cassini, an extensive filmography, and many rare photographs.
Category: Performing Arts

The Book Of Margery Kempe

Author : Margery Kempe
ISBN : 9780141915883
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The story of the eventful and controversial life of Margery Kempe - wife, mother, businesswoman, pilgrim and visionary - is the earliest surviving autobiography in English. Here Kempe (c.1373-c.1440) recounts in vivid, unembarrassed detail the madness that followed the birth of the first of her fourteen children, the failure of her brewery business, her dramatic call to the spiritual life, her visions and uncontrollable tears, the struggle to convert her husband to a vow of chastity and her pilgrimages to Europe and the Holy Land. Margery Kempe could not read or write, and dictated her remarkable story late in life. It remains an extraordinary record of human faith and a portrait of a medieval woman of unforgettable character and courage.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Treating Survivors Of Childhood Abuse

Author : Marylene Cloitre
ISBN : 9781462504336
Genre : Psychology
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Meeting a key need, this book presents a modular adult psychotherapy approach grounded in extensive clinical experience and research. Provided is a flexible, empirically supported framework for helping clients manage symptoms related to past physical or sexual abuse; build emotion regulation and interpersonal skills; and process traumatic memories and their associated feelings of fear, shame, and loss. Session-by-session guidelines include many suggestions for tailoring interventions to each person's needs in the context of a safe, supportive therapeutic environment. Designed in a large, easy-to-use format, the book includes over a dozen reproducible handouts, worksheets, and other tools for clinicians and clients.
Category: Psychology

Bridge To Haven

Author : Francine Rivers
ISBN : 9781414390826
Genre : Fiction
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A NEW YORK TIMES, USA TODAY, and PUBLISHERS WEEKLY bestseller In this riveting saga of temptation, grace, and unconditional love, the New York Times bestselling author of Redeeming Love and The Masterpiece delivers big-canvas storytelling at its very best. To those who matter in 1950s Hollywood, Lena Scott is the hottest rising star to hit the silver screen since Marilyn Monroe. Few know her real name is Abra. Even fewer know the price she’s paid to finally feel like she’s somebody. To Pastor Ezekiel Freeman, Abra will always be the little girl who stole his heart the night he found her, a wailing newborn abandoned under a bridge on the outskirts of Haven. Zeke and his son, Joshua―Abra’s closest friend―watch her grow into an exotic beauty. But Zeke knows the circumstances surrounding her birth have etched scars deep in her heart, scars that leave her vulnerable to a fast-talking charmer who lures her to Tinseltown. Hollywood feels like a million miles from Haven, and naive Abra quickly learns what’s expected of an ambitious girl with stars in her eyes. But fame comes at a devastating price. She has burned every bridge to get exactly what she thought she wanted. Now all she wants is a way back home. “One of the edgiest Christian romances I have had the pleasure of reading in a long while. Francine Rivers has woven a deeply moving story with an adept hand that knows just how to layer humanity, in all its beautiful and ugly truth, into almost every individual who steps onto the page.” USA Today’s Happy Ever After Blog “This is another compelling and moving story by one of the genre’s most honored and talented writers.” Library Journal, starred review “Rivers returns with a page-turning recasting of the story of the prodigal son, here a prodigal daughter. . . . This story arc will be particularly resonant for Christian readers, but Rivers has the writing ability to reel in others who enjoy a well-told tale of redemption.” Publishers Weekly
Category: Fiction

Thomas Abthorpe Cooper

Author : Geddeth Smith
ISBN : 0838636594
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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It was in part for this service to the American public at large that Presidents John Tyler and James K. Polk awarded him, late in his life, with an appointment to the Customs House at the Port of New York, where, venerable and white-haired, Cooper held a position during the final years of his life, still a handsome and striking figure as he went about the routine duties of a customs inspector.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

No Role For A Gentleman

Author : Gail Whitiker
ISBN : 9781460315705
Genre : Fiction
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From reserved gentleman to society's darling Laurence Bretton has been the talk of the Ton since the shock announcement that he is the celebrated playwright Valentine Lawe. Keeping up the charade for his sisters' sake isn't a problem—that is, until he lays eyes on Lady Joanna Northrup.… Since her father inherited his title, Joanna is no longer free to marry for love. Now she must choose a wealthy, titled husband—and soon! Regretfully, this doesn't include the dashing Laurence—and certainly not his flamboyant alter ego. But the twinkle in his eyes tells her there's so much more to this man. If only he can pen a happy ending for them both.…
Category: Fiction

Sexual Perversions 1670 1890

Author : J. Peakman
ISBN : 9780230244689
Genre : History
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A fascinating glimpse into the history of sexual perversions and diversions including fetishism, cross-dressing, 'effeminate' men and 'masculinized' women, sodomy, tribadism, masturbation, necrophilia, rape, paedophilia, flagellation, and sado-masochism, asking how these sexual inclinations were viewed at a particular time in history.
Category: History

Literacy Play Centers Grades Pk K

Author : Maureen Walcavich
ISBN : 9781604183498
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Play is how young children learn. Use Literacy Play Centers for students in grades PK–K to build understanding of literacy, mathematics, and community. The book includes 15 centers, including Grocery Store, Doctor’s Office, Barbershop/Hair Salon, Post Office, Florist Shop, and Bank. The fun role-playing activities help students develop cooperation, negotiation, and sharing while incorporating phonemic awareness, letters of the alphabet and their sounds, rhyming words, syllables, concepts of print, number and shape recognition, graphing, and estimation. This 160-page book includes detailed procedures, goals, objectives, a list of theme-related children’s literature, skills indexes for math and language arts, and information on embedding assessment throughout the year.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Acting Re Considered

Author : Phillip B. Zarrilli
ISBN : 9781134575435
Genre : Performing Arts
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Acting (Re)Considered is an exceptionally wide-ranging collection of theories on acting, ideas about body and training, and statements about the actor in performance. This second edition includes five new essays and has been fully revised and updated, with discussions by or about major figures who have shaped theories and practices of acting and performance from the late nineteenth century to the present. The essays - by directors, historians, actor trainers and actors - bridge the gap between theories and practices of acting, and between East and West. No other book provides such a wealth of primary and secondary sources, bibliographic material, and diversity of approaches. It includes discussions of such key topics as: * how we think and talk about acting * acting and emotion * the actor's psychophysical process * the body and training * the actor in performance * non-Western and cross-cultural paradigms of the body, training and acting. Acting (Re)Considered is vital reading for all those interested in performance.
Category: Performing Arts

English Stage Comedy 1490 1990

Author : Alexander Leggatt
ISBN : 0415189365
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This is a study of the comedy of the English stage from the Tudor period to the late 20th century. It surveys five centuries of classic comic drama, focusing on major playwrights such as Shakespeare, Jonson and Etherege.
Category: Literary Criticism

Deconstructing The Hero

Author : Margery Hourihan
ISBN : 9781134761777
Genre : Education
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This book sets out to explore the structure and meanings within the most popular of all literary genres - the adventure story. Deconstructing the Hero offers analytical readings of some of the most widely read adventure stories such as Treasure Island , the James Bond stories and Star Wars. The book describes how adventure stories are influential in shaping children's perception and establishing values. When many of these stories define non-white, non-European people as inferior, and women as marginal or incapable, we should be worried about what they are teaching our children to think. Margery Hourihan shows how teaching children to read books critically can help to prevent the establishment of negative attitudes, discourage aggression and promote values of emotion and creativity.
Category: Education

City Of Heavenly Tranquility

Author : Jasper Becker
ISBN : 9780195309973
Genre : History
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Looking at the cost of modernization, a British journalist and specialist on East Asian history focuses on Beijing as it prepares for the 2008 Olympics to reveal how a thousand years of priceless historical treasures, monuments, shrines, and landmarks have been swept away to make way for residential developments, blocks of office towers, shopping malls, and other "progress."
Category: History

Foucault And Latin America

Author : Benigno Trigo
ISBN : 9781135774394
Genre : Philosophy
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Foucault and Latin America is the first volume to trace the influence of Foucault's theories on power, discourse, government, subjectivity and sexuality in Latin American thought.
Category: Philosophy

Experiential Treatment For Ptsd

Author : M. Katherine Hudgins, Phd, TEP
ISBN : 082614943X
Genre : Psychology
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"This book introduces something substantially new...original, clinically valid and well-thought out ideas which have been extensively ëtestedí in workshops conducted internationally over the last decade...a great book!" Adam Blatner, MD The author presents the Therapeutic Spiral Model (TSM), a systematic modification of Psychodrama, for therapists working with people who are suffering from severe trauma and posttraumatic stress disorder. A step-by-step guide for using experiential methods safely, the author first explains the theoretical foundations of TSM, research and theories on trauma, and experiential psychotherapy as a basis for understanding its development. Throughout, clinical action structures and advanced intervention modules for using experiential methods are presented. Each chapter contains active vignettes and case examples to demonstrate the process and progress of the spiral technique.
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The Effects Of Standardized Testing

Author : T. Kelleghan
ISBN : 9789400973862
Genre : Education
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When George Bernard Shaw wrote his play, Pygmalion, he could hardly have foreseen the use of the concept of the self-fulfilling prophecy in debates about standardized testing in schools. Still less could he have foreseen that the validity of the concept would be examined many years later in Irish schools. While the primary purpose of the experimental study reported in this book was not to investigate the Pygmalion effect, it is inconceivable that a study of the effects of standardized testing, conceived in the 1960s and planned and executed in the 1970s, would not have been influenced by thinking about teachers' expectations and the influence of test information on the formation of those expectations. While our study did pay special attention to teacher expectations, its scope was much wider. It was planned and carried out in a much broader framework, one in which we set out to examine the impact of a standardized testing program, not just on teachers, but also on school practices, students, and students' parents.
Category: Education

Shakespeare The Actor And The Purposes Of Playing

Author : Meredith Anne Skura
ISBN : 0226761800
Genre : Drama
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For the Renaissance, all the world may have been a stage and all its people players, but Shakespeare was also an actor on the literal stage. Meredith Anne Skura asks what it meant to be an actor in Shakespeare's England and shows why a knowledge of actual theatrical practices is essential for understanding both Shakespeare's plays and the theatricality of everyday life in early modern England. Despite the obvious differences between our theater and Shakespeare's, sixteenth-century testimony suggests that the experience of acting has not changed much over the centuries. Beginning with a psychoanalytically informed account of acting today, Skura shows how this intense and ambivalent experience appears not only in literal references to acting in Shakespearean drama but also in recurring narrative concerns, details of language, and dramatic strategies used to engage the audience. Looking at the plays in the context of both public and private worlds outside the theater, Skura rereads the canon to identify new configurations in the plays and new ways of understanding theatrical self-consciousness in Renaissance England. Rich in theatrical, psychoanalytic, biographical, and historical insight, this book will be invaluable to students of Shakespeare and instructive to all readers interested in the dynamics of performance.
Category: Drama

An Actress Prepares

Author : Rosemary Malague
ISBN : 9781136503900
Genre : Performing Arts
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'Every day, thousands of women enter acting classes where most of them will receive some variation on the Stanislavsky-based training that has now been taught in the U.S. for nearly ninety years. Yet relatively little feminist consideration has been given to the experience of the student actress: What happens to women in Method actor training?' An Actress Prepares is the first book to interrogate Method acting from a specifically feminist perspective. Rose Malague addresses "the Method" not only with much-needed critical distance, but also the crucial insider's view of a trained actor. Case studies examine the preeminent American teachers who popularized and transformed elements of Stanislavsky’s System within the U.S.—Strasberg, Adler, Meisner, and Hagen— by analyzing and comparing their related but distinctly different approaches. This book confronts the sexism that still exists in actor training and exposes the gender biases embedded within the Method itself. Its in-depth examination of these Stanislavskian techniques seeks to reclaim Method acting from its patriarchal practices and to empower women who act. 'I've been waiting for someone to write this book for years: a thorough-going analysis and reconsideration of American approaches to Stanislavsky from a feminist perspective ... lively, intelligent, and engaging.' – Phillip Zarrilli, University of Exeter 'Theatre people of any gender will be transformed by Rose Malague’s eye-opening study An Actress Prepares... This book will be useful to all scholars and practitioners determined to make gender equity central to how they hone their craft and their thinking.' – Jill Dolan, Princeton University
Category: Performing Arts

Hitchcock S America

Author : Jonathan Freedman
ISBN : 0195353315
Genre : Social Science
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Alfred Hitchcock's American films are not only among the most admired works in world cinema, they also offer some of our most acute responses to the changing shape of American society in the 1940s, 50s, and 60s. The authors of this anthology show how famous films such as Strangers on a Train, Vertigo, North by Northwest, and Rear Window, along with more obscure ones such as Rope, The Wrong Man, and Family Plot, register the ideologies and insurgencies, the normative assumptions and the cultural alternatives, that shaped these tumultuous decades. They argue that, just as these films occupy a visual landscape defined by the grand monuments of American civic life--Mt. Rushmore, the Statue of Liberty, the United Nations--they are also marked by their preoccupation with the social mores and private practices of mid-century America. Not only are big-city and suburban life the explicit subjects of films like Rear Window and Shadow of a Doubt, so are the forms of experience that emerge within these social spaces, whether the urban voyeurism examined by the former or the intertwining of banality and violence depicted in the latter. Indeed, just about every form of American life that was achieving social power at this time--the national security state; the science and art of psychoanalysis; the privileging of the free-wheeling, improvisatory self; the postwar codification and fissuring of gender roles; road-culture and its ancillary creation, the motel--is given detailed, critical, and mordant examination in Hitchcocks films. The Hitchcock who emerges is not merely the inspired technician and psychological excavator that critics of the past two generations have justly hailed; he is also a cultural critic of remarkable insight and undeniable prescience.
Category: Social Science

Situating Sadness

Author : Janet M. Stoppard
ISBN : 9780814708552
Genre : Psychology
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It is well known that depression occurs more often in women than in men. It is the most commonly encountered mental health problem among women and ranks overall as one of the most important women's health problems. Researchers have studied depression a great deal, yet women's depression has rarely been the primary focus. The contexts of women's lives which might contribute to their depression are not often addressed by the mental health establishment, which tends to focus on biological factors. Situating Sadness sheds light on the influence of sociocultural factors, such as economic distress, child-bearing or child-care difficulties, or feelings of powerlessness which may play a significant role, and points to the importance of context for understanding women’s depression. Situating Sadness draws on research in the United States and other parts of the world to look at depression through the eyes of women, exploring what being depressed is like in diverse social and cultural circumstances. It demonstrates that understanding depression requires close attention to the social context in which women become depressed.
Category: Psychology