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Hotel Paradiso

Author : Georges Feydeau
ISBN : 0573610258
Genre : Comedy plays
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This mad French bedroom frolic finds an assortment of refined people stealing through the halls and rooms of a cheap hotel comically intent on assignations. -- Publisher's description.
Category: Comedy plays

Hotel Paradiso

Author : Gregor Robinson
ISBN : 1551923580
Genre : Fiction
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Gregor Robinson's debut novel charts a season in the life of 30-something David Rennison, a disillusioned banker fleeing a failed relationship and the rat race of Montreal for the warmer climes of the Bahamian port of Pigeon Cay. A fair-weather expatriate, he has come to the subtropics in search of exotic escape, but stumbles upon genteel corruption, white-collar crime, racism, and murder. Amid the turmoil of illegal Haitian refugees, voodoo rituals, and the powdery trail of drug smugglers, Rennison peers into the lives of those that both create and inherit his purgatory. His botanist handbook gradually assumes the voice of a confessional diary, betraying details of a burgeoning affair capable of remedy or poison.
Category: Fiction

Hotel Paradiso

Author : Gregor Robinson
ISBN : 1551923580
Genre : Fiction
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Gregor Robinson's debut novel charts a season in the life of 30-something David Rennison, a disillusioned banker fleeing a failed relationship and the rat race of Montreal for the warmer climes of the Bahamian port of Pigeon Cay. A fair-weather expatriate, he has come to the subtropics in search of exotic escape, but stumbles upon genteel corruption, white-collar crime, racism, and murder. Amid the turmoil of illegal Haitian refugees, voodoo rituals, and the powdery trail of drug smugglers, Rennison peers into the lives of those that both create and inherit his purgatory. His botanist handbook gradually assumes the voice of a confessional diary, betraying details of a burgeoning affair capable of remedy or poison.
Category: Fiction

The Methuen Drama Dictionary Of The Theatre

Author : Jonathan Law
ISBN : 9781408131480
Genre : Reference
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The Methuen Drama Dictionary of the Theatre is an essential reference tool and companion for anyone interested in the theatre and theatre-going. Containing over 2500 entries it covers the international spectrum of theatre with particular emphasis on the UK and USA. With biographical information on playwrights, actors and directors, entries on theatres and theatre companies, explanation of technical terms and theatrical genres, and synopses of major plays, this is an authoritative, trustworthy and comprehensive compendium. Included are: synopses of 500 major plays biographical entries on hundreds of playwrights, actors, directors and producers definitions of nearly 200 genres and movements entries on over 100 key characters from plays information about more than 250 theatres and companies Unlike similar products, The Methuen Drama Dictionary of the Theatre avoids a dry, technical approach with its sprinkling of anecdotal asides and fascinating trivia, such as how Michael Gambon gave his name to a corner of a racing track following an incident on BBC's Top Gear programme, and under 'advice to actors' the sage words of Alec Guinness: 'First wipe your nose and check your flies', and the equally wise guidance from the master of his art, Noël Coward: 'Just know your lines and don't bump into the furniture.' As a companion to everything from the main stage to the fringes of theatrical fact and folklore, this will prove an irresistible book to all fans of the theatre.
Category: Reference

The Dream King

Author : Gregor Robinson
ISBN : 1554886333
Genre : Fiction
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With exceptional power, Robinson exposes both the gravity and levity of relationships — formed in duty, in fear, in need — and the subtle ways we attempt to escape their persistent pull. At turns humourous, chilling and tender, Robinson’s fiction displays a versatility in tone and subject that mirrors the stories of our lives, real or imagined, domestic or exotic. His writing elevates the "What If?" to new imaginary heights.
Category: Fiction

Venice

Author : Jack Altman
ISBN : 2884520694
Genre : Travel
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More than 400 bridges stitch together the islands that make up this dream of a city. The sublime setting ennobles Venice's palaces, churches and piazzas. For art lovers, a survey of the local talent -- Titian, Bellini, Tintoretto, Lotto and Canaletto -- is worth the trip. Take a cappuccino break in Piazza San Marco, Europes most sumptuous square.
Category: Travel

Journey To The River Sea

Author : Eva Ibbotson
ISBN : 9780330477444
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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An Amazon adventure set in the wilderness of Brazil, Journey to the River Sea is filled with mystery and memorable characters. It is 1910 and Maia, tragically orphaned at thirteen, has been sent from England to start a new life with distant relatives in Manaus, hundreds of miles up the Amazon. She is accompanied by an eccentric and mysterious governess who has secret reasons of her own for making the journey. Both soon discover an exotic world bursting with new experiences in Journey to the River Sea, Eva Ibbotson's highly colourful, joyous adventure. Winner of the Smarties Gold Medal. Shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal and the Whitbread Award.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Official Hotel And Resort Guide

Author : Ziff-Davis Publishing Company. Public Transportation and Travel Division
ISBN : UCLA:L0073400483
Genre : Bars (Drinking establishments)
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Category: Bars (Drinking establishments)

Eleven

Author : Patricia Highsmith
ISBN : 9780802195517
Genre : Fiction
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Short stories of suspense by the author of Strangers on a Train and The Talented Mr. Ripley—“a brilliant collection” with a foreword by Graham Greene (The Sunday Times). Master of tension Patricia Highsmith is best known for her novels of ever-increasing suspense, but she is equally adept at the short story, where “she is after the quick kill rather than the slow encirclement of the reader.” Eleven is Highsmith’s first collection of short stories—dark masterpieces of obsession and foreboding, violence and instability (Graham Greene, from the foreword). In these pages, naturalists meet gruesome ends and unhinged heroes disturb our sympathies; simple cases of murder turn out to be something even more sinister, and the cruelties of childhood come to unsettling life. This is a captivating, important collection from “one of the truly brilliant short-story writers of the twentieth century” (Otto Penzler).
Category: Fiction

Gio Ponti

Author : Giovanni Denti
ISBN : 9788860555977
Genre : Architecture
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Category: Architecture

New York Theatre Critics Reviews

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ISBN : UOM:39015067515646
Genre : Theater
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Consists of theater reviews from various newspapers, magazines, and broadcast stations.
Category: Theater

Tempo

Author :
ISBN : UOM:39015066450282
Genre : Indonesia
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Category: Indonesia

Alec Guinness

Author : Garry O'Connor
ISBN : UOM:39015055922309
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This book is a unique portrait of the man behind the indelible performances."--BOOK JACKET.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Theatre The Dynamics Of The Art

Author : Brian Hansen
ISBN : PSU:000021130830
Genre : Performing Arts
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The collaboration which creates the art of theatre extends beyond the actors, director, and other artists. It spills off the stage and into the audience. This book examines the dynamics of the interdependent relationship that lie at the core of the experience - from actors to the audience to the stage manager. This book the collaborative process in theatre productions. Topics include: interaction; the patterns of the actors and audience; character and character interaction; interaction between theatre company members, and a range of other interactions. Those wishing to explore the motivations and interactions in theatre. A good reference for those writing theatre reviews or critiques.
Category: Performing Arts

Notes On A Cowardly Lion

Author : John Lahr
ISBN : 9781453288740
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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John Lahr’s stunning and complex biography of his father, the legendary actor and comedian Bert Lahr Notes on a Cowardly Lion is John Lahr’s masterwork: an all-encompassing biography of his father, the comedian and performer Bert Lahr. Best known as the Cowardly Lion in MGM’s classic The Wizard of Oz, Lahr was a consummate artist whose career spanned burlesque, vaudeville, Broadway, and Hollywood. While he could be equally raucous and polished in public, Lahr was painfully insecure and self-absorbed in private, keeping his family at arm’s length as he quietly battled his inner demons. Told with an impressive objectivity and keen understanding of the construction—and destruction—of the performer, Notes on a Cowardly Lion is more than one man’s quest to understand his father; it is an extraordinary examination of a life in American show business.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Madison Women Remember

Author : Sarah White
ISBN : 9781439632932
Genre : Social Science
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Madison is Wisconsin's capital city and the "land of the four lakes." Since the city's founding 150 years ago, rich and poor have lived in close proximity surrounded by the beautiful lakes, a fact that has played a role in the city's aspirations toward social justice and a good quality of life for all its residents. Celebrate Madison's 150th birthday as women born between 1915 and 1957 reminisce about growing up here. Meet their families and friends, enjoy their pastimes, and ultimately follow them through their experience of an adventure everyone shares--coming of age at a particular place and time, receiving its stamp on one's character, values, and ambitions. These moving, entertaining first-person accounts gleaned from oral history interviews with women from a wide range of backgrounds reveal the changing nature of Madison over time.
Category: Social Science

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Author : Stephen Kerber
ISBN : 9781439627990
Genre : History
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For many years the residents of Southwestern Illinois lacked convenient, affordable access to higher education. To address this situation, Southern Illinois University opened residence centers at the former Shurtleff College in Alton and in East St. Louis in 1957. Enrollment at the two residence centers during 1957-1958 exceeded all expectations, and continued to increase dramatically. In 1960, Illinois voters approved a statewide Universities Bond Issue that included $25 million designated for an Edwardsville campus of SIU. Situated on 2,600 acres of Illinois hills northeast of St. Louis, and featuring buildings designed by architect Gyo Obata, the beautiful campus opened in September of 1965. Within five years, enrollment surpassed 13,000. Since 1957, SIUE has become the largest university in the St. Louis metropolitan area, and has produced more than 70,000 graduates. The university today offers 83 degree programs to students enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences and the Schools of Business, Engineering, Dental Medicine, Nursing, and Education.
Category: History

The Book Of Twelfth Night Or What You Will

Author : Wayne Myers
ISBN : 9781604944129
Genre : Drama
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Twelfth Night, or What You Willis a lovely, immensely entertaining, and -- when provocatively mounted -- haunting play.Yet it is too often misused as an occasion for slapstick comedy. Even many of the best productions realize only a fraction of its sublimity.The Book of "Twelfth Night, or What You Will": Musings on Shakespeare's Most Wonderful Playexplores the play's arresting ambiguities, with an emphasis on the sexual.It's a must-read for those who want to stage a must-seeTwelfth Night, or What You Will. It's also for anyone who loves this rhapsodic play, and especially for the newTwelfth Night, or What You Willaudience that has greater expectations of theater companies mounting one of the world's strangest comedies.
Category: Drama

Nothing Like A Dame

Author : Eddie Shapiro
ISBN : 9780199941223
Genre : 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.
Category: Music

Broadway

Author : Ken Bloom
ISBN : 9781135950194
Genre : Reference
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This volume is another example in the Routledge tradition of producing high-quality reference works on theater, music, and the arts. An A to Z encyclopedia of Broadway, this volume includes tons of information, including producers, writer, composers, lyricists, set designers, theaters, performers, and landmarks in its sweep.
Category: Reference