Author: Bernard Shaw
Publisher: Nuvision Publications
ISBN: 9781595476685
Category: Fiction
Page: 108
View: 490
This play is based on the Greek myth of Pygmalion. It tells the story of Henry Higgins, a professor of phonetics (based on phonetician Henry Sweet), who makes a bet with his friend Colonel Pickering that he can successfully pass off a Cockney flower girl, Eliza Doolittle, as a refined society lady by teaching her how to speak with an upper class accent and training her in etiquette. In the process, Higgins and Doolittle grow close, but she ultimately rejects his domineering ways and declares she will marry Freddy Eynsford-Hill - a young, poor, gentleman.

My Fair Lady - Stage Vocal Selections

Author: N.A
Publisher: International Music Publications
ISBN: 9781843280750
Page: 104
View: 5768

My Fair Lady (Medley): Featuring "I Could Have Danced All Night," "On the Street Where You Live," "I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face," and "G

Author: Alan Jay Lerner,Frederick Loewe
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780757936234
Category: Music
Page: 296
View: 8530
John Whitney has expertly cast this stunning new setting of selections from the time-honored musical. The medley includes I Could Have Danced All Night, On the Street Where You Live, I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face, and Get Me to the Church on Time. A wonderful variety of styles and textures provides for an exciting and musical performance. A brilliant contribution to any program.

General Catalogue of Printed Books

Author: British Museum. Dept. of Printed Books
Publisher: N.A
Category: Bibliography
Page: N.A
View: 6786


A Musical : Suggested by the Memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee
Author: Jule Styne,Gypsy Rose Lee,Arthur Laurents,Stephen Sondheim
Publisher: Theatre Communications Grou
ISBN: 9781559360869
Category: Drama
Page: 108
View: 1789
The musical tale of a domineering stage mother's inadvertent creation of a burlesque stripper, now available in paperback for the first time.

Ray in Reverse

Author: Daniel Wallace
Publisher: Algonquin Books
ISBN: 9781565122604
Category: Fiction
Page: 225
View: 5135
In a funny, bittersweet new novel by the author of Big Fish, Ray Williams looks back on his life from heaven, recalling the confusion, sin, and petty joys that marked his life.


A Brief History of Humankind
Author: Yuval Noah Harari
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062316109
Category: Science
Page: 464
View: 7430
New York Times Bestseller A Summer Reading Pick for President Barack Obama, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg From a renowned historian comes a groundbreaking narrative of humanity’s creation and evolution—a #1 international bestseller—that explores the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of what it means to be “human.” One hundred thousand years ago, at least six different species of humans inhabited Earth. Yet today there is only one—homo sapiens. What happened to the others? And what may happen to us? Most books about the history of humanity pursue either a historical or a biological approach, but Dr. Yuval Noah Harari breaks the mold with this highly original book that begins about 70,000 years ago with the appearance of modern cognition. From examining the role evolving humans have played in the global ecosystem to charting the rise of empires, Sapiens integrates history and science to reconsider accepted narratives, connect past developments with contemporary concerns, and examine specific events within the context of larger ideas. Dr. Harari also compels us to look ahead, because over the last few decades humans have begun to bend laws of natural selection that have governed life for the past four billion years. We are acquiring the ability to design not only the world around us, but also ourselves. Where is this leading us, and what do we want to become? Featuring 27 photographs, 6 maps, and 25 illustrations/diagrams, this provocative and insightful work is sure to spark debate and is essential reading for aficionados of Jared Diamond, James Gleick, Matt Ridley, Robert Wright, and Sharon Moalem.

Arms and The Man

Author: George Bernard Shaw
Publisher: George Bernard Shaw
ISBN: 8892590685
Category: Drama
Page: N.A
View: 5553
Arms and the Man is a comedy by George Bernard Shaw, whose title comes from the opening words of Virgil's Aeneid in Latin: Arma virumque cano ("Arms and the man I sing"). The play was first produced on April 21, 1894 at the Avenue Theatre, and published in 1898 as part of Shaw's Plays Pleasant volume, which also included Candida, You Never Can Tell, and The Man of Destiny. The play was one of Shaw's first commercial successes. He was called onto stage after the curtain, where he received enthusiastic applause. However, amidst the cheers, one audience member booed. Shaw replied, in characteristic fashion, "My dear fellow, I quite agree with you, but what are we two against so many?" Arms and the Man is a humorous play which shows the futility of war and deals with the hypocrisies of human nature in a comedic fashion (font: Wikipedia)

Take Ten II

More Ten-Minute Plays
Author: Eric Lane,Nina Shengold
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307491595
Category: Drama
Page: 432
View: 5120
A ten-minute play is a blaze of theatrical energy. In this follow-up to their groundbreaking collection Take Ten, editors Eric Lane and Nina Shengold have put together a veritable bonfire of talent. Take Ten II: More 10-Minute Plays provides a fast-track tour of the current theatrical landscape, from the slapstick ingenuity of David Ives’ Arabian Nights to the searing tension of Diana Son’s 9/11 drama The Moon, Please, to Susan Miller’s luminous fable The Grand Design. This remarkably diverse anthology includes thirty-five short plays by such major American playwrights as Christopher Durang, Warren Leight, Romulus Linney and Donald Margulies, alongside a host of exciting new voices. Actors, directors, producers and teachers will find Take Ten II an invaluable source of meaty roles for people of every age, ethnicity and gender; lovers of theatre will find it a richly satisfying read. These deceptively short plays throb with life in all its variety: harrowing, hilarious, and breathtakingly vital. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Susan Sontag

An Annotated Bibliography 1948-1992
Author: Leland Poague,Kathy A. Parsons
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135575347
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 672
View: 8168
Susan Sontag: An Annotated Bibliographycatalogues the works of one of America's most prolific and important 20th century authors. Known for her philosophical writings on American culture, topics left untouched by Sontag's writings are few and far between. This volume is an exhaustive collection that includes her novels, essays, reviews, films and interviews. Each entry is accompanied by an annotated bibliography.

Common Sense about the War

Author: Bernard Shaw
Publisher: N.A
Category: World War, 1914-1918
Page: 60
View: 1466

Cultivating Political and Public Identity

Why Plumage Matters
Author: Rodney Barker
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 1526114585
Category: Political Science
Page: 260
View: 9671
Throughout the twentieth century, everyone from Marxists to economic individualists assumed that social and political activity was driven by the rational pursuit of material gain. Today, the fundamental importance of the cultivation and preservation of identity is finally re-emerging. In this book, Rodney Barker explores the rich fabric of speech, dress, diet and the built environment from which human identity is made. The colour of a scarf or the accent of a conversation can unite people or divide them, and the smallest detail can play its part in signalling who are allies and who are enemies. Identity simultaneously generates equality and inequality - it is both the engine of public life and the cause of its confusion and conflict - and a better understanding of its subtleties is crucial if we are to confront the tensions that it produces in society. Synthesising methods and ideas from numerous disciplines - including history, political science, anthropology, law and sociology - Barker presents a picture of human life as more than just a collection of material interests. His ultimate aim is to show that no human activity is trivial or meaningless, that everything counts and plumage matters.

English as a Global Language

Author: David Crystal
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107611806
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 212
View: 7541
David Crystal's classic English as a Global Language considers the history, present status and future of the English language, focusing on its role as the leading international language. English has been deemed the most 'successful' language ever, with 1500 million speakers internationally, presenting a difficult task to those who wish to investigate it in its entirety. However, Crystal explores the subject in a measured but engaging way, always backing up observations with facts and figures. Written in a detailed and fascinating manner, this is a book written by an expert both for specialists in the subject and for general readers interested in the English language.

An Enemy of the People

Author: Henrik Ibsen
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486111792
Category: Drama
Page: 96
View: 2489
When the famous and financially successful baths in his home town are contaminated, the local doctor insists they be shut down for expensive repairs, causing upheaval among the townsfolk.

Brigadoon (Vocal Selections)

Author: CRC Laboratories Department of Anatomy and Physiology David (University of Southampton University of Dundee University of Southampton University of Southampton University of Southampton University of Southampton University of Southampton University of Southampton University of Southampton University of Southampton). Glover,Alan Jay Lerner
Publisher: Warner Bros Publications
ISBN: 9780769238197
Category: Music
Page: 32
View: 2123
Includes: Almost Like Being in Love * Come to Me, Bend to Me * The Heather on the Hill * There But for You Go I.

One Hundred of the Greatest Film Songs Ever

Author: Omnibus Press,WISE PUBLICATIONS
Publisher: Omnibus Press
ISBN: 9781846092596
Category: 1900-1999
Page: 480
View: 2633
100 songs from the greatest films ever arranged for piano, voice and guitar. Alfie/Burt BacharachBecause/The BeatlesBorn to be Wild/SteppenwolfCall Me/BlondieEverybody's Talkin/Beautiful SouthGoldfinger/Shirley BasseyI Wanna Be Loved Like You/Marilyn MonroeI Will Survive/Gloria GaynorKiss from a Rose/SealNine to Five/Dolly PartonOh, Pretty Woman/Roy OrbisonPinball Wizard/The WhoTiny Dancer/Elton John

The Greatest Showman

Music from the Motion Picture Soundtrack for Ukulele
Author: N.A
Publisher: Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation
ISBN: 9781540013866
Category: Music
Page: 56
View: 2624
(Ukulele). 9 songs from the 2017 hit movie starring Hugh Jackman as P.T. Barnum in ukulele arrangements featuring melody, lyrics and chord diagrams for standard G-C-E-A tuning. Includes: Come Alive * From Now On * The Greatest Show * A Million Dreams * Never Enough * The Other Side * Rewrite the Stars * This Is Me * Tightrope.

The Apple Cart

Author: George Bernard Shaw
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781718650251
Page: 108
View: 9803
The Apple Cart is Shaw's comedic play in which the King defeats an attempt by his popularly elected Prime Minister to deprive him of the right to influence public opinion through the press: in short, to reduce him to a cipher.