Puppets Through Lancashire


Author: Walter Wilkinson
Publisher: London : G. Bles
ISBN: N.A
Category: Lancashire (England)
Page: 203
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Global Dilemmas

Imperial Bolton-le-Moors from the Hungry Forties to the Death of Leverhulme
Author: Malcolm Hardman
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1611479037
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 434
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No more than there can be time without space can there be history without locality. This book takes a road less traveled into a locality that provides fresh insights into our global dilemmas. Bolton-le-Moors was a global center of cotton, coal, and engineering, whose factory engines were the beating heart of the Victorian world. Commanding the widest range of trades of any town in the Empire, it specialized in papermaking, from pawn tickets to banknotes, via newspapers and syndicated fiction. Responsive to locality, yet world-aware, its many independent writers shared a creative forum with authors like Wordsworth, Tennyson, Ruskin, Gaskell, Charlotte Brontë, Tolstoy, Whitman, Thomas Hardy, T. S. Eliot, Virginia Woolf. Other “locals” include mathematician Thomas Kirkman, “father of design theory,” Thomas Moran, painter of the American “New West,” Charles Holden, the Empire’s leading Modern architect. Bolton’s printed culture was founded on traditions that made it a bulwark of parliamentary puritanism in the days of Reformation and Civil War. These traditions increasingly confronted global dilemmas that the town’s own inventiveness and entrepreneurship had helped create: yet its high moorlands also provided a breathing space to generate imaginative spiritual, political, and practical remedies. Global Dilemmas completes the account of Bolton writing initiated in A Kingdom in Two Parishes and continued in Classic Soil: an arc of discourse from Thomas Lever (1521-77), whose social experiments provided the model for the Protestant colonization of the New World, to his kinsman W. H. Lever (Lord Leverhulme), sincere Christian, world capitalist, progressive social thinker, and (pursuing the logic of profit) exploiter of Conrad’s African “heart of darkness.”

The Routledge Companion to Puppetry and Material Performance


Author: Dassia N. Posner,Claudia Orenstein,John Bell
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317911725
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 352
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The Routledge Companion to Puppetry and Material Performance offers a wide-ranging perspective on how scholars and artists are currently re-evaluating the theoretical, historical, and theatrical significance of performance that embraces the agency of inanimate objects. This book proposes a collaborative, responsive model for broader artistic engagement in and with the material world. Its 28 chapters aim to advance the study of the puppet not only as a theatrical object but also as a vibrant artistic and scholarly discipline. This Companion looks at puppetry and material performance from six perspectives: theoretical approaches to the puppet, perspectives from practitioners, revisiting history, negotiating tradition, material performances in contemporary theatre, and hybrid forms. Its wide range of topics, which span 15 countries over five continents, encompasses: • visual dramaturgy • theatrical juxtapositions of robots and humans • contemporary transformations of Indonesian wayang kulit • Japanese ritual body substitutes • recent European productions featuring toys, clay, and food. The book features newly commissioned essays by leading scholars such as Matthew Isaac Cohen, Kathy Foley, Jane Marie Law, Eleanor Margolies, Cody Poulton, and Jane Taylor. It also celebrates the vital link between puppetry as a discipline and as a creative practice with chapters by active practitioners, including Handspring Puppet Company’s Basil Jones, Redmoon’s Jim Lasko, and Bread and Puppet’s Peter Schumann. Fully illustrated with more than 60 images, this volume comprises the most expansive English-language collection of international puppetry scholarship to date.

Dules-gate; or, a Frisk through Lancashire Clough


Author: Edwin WAUGH
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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Puppets and "popular" Culture


Author: Scott Cutler Shershow
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 9780801430947
Category: Social Science
Page: 252
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Scott Cutler Shershow explores the historical relationship between puppet theater and the human stage from the Renaissance to the present. Focusing on the ways in which various modes of bourgeois discourse have used the puppet as metaphor, paradigm of theatrical performance, and symbol of subordination, he maintains that "elite" and "popular" forms of culture are inextricably linked. Shershow examines an astonishing range of texts and performers - from Ben Jonson to Jim Henson, from Plato to Punch and Judy, from Enlightenment essays to works by the modernist avant-garde. He shows that the many forms of puppet theater which have flourished on the margins of social life in the carnival, fairground, and marketplace - have been both disparaged and celebrated by authors attempting to demonstrate their own legitimate or literary status. Shershow thus suggests that so-called high and low practices thoroughly interpenetrate one another, forcing us to question whether rival social groups ever truly have their own separate "cultures."

Armistice


Author: Nick Stafford
Publisher: Quercus
ISBN: 1623652308
Category: Fiction
Page: 336
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Philomena Bligh's fiance, Dan, has been shot. The First World War claimed many lives and so his death is not, in its own way, surprising. But Dan was shot in the minutes after the Armistice. The war was over. She cannot understand how this could have happened, or why they were still fighting that morning anyway. So, in March 1919, over Dan's birthday, Philomena travels to London to meet the men who were with him when he died. What she discovers is more shocking than she'd ever imagined. Dan's best friend, Jonathan, tells her that Dan was shot by a British officer over a gambling debt. There is no proof and all records of Jonathan's accusation have been destroyed. Refusing to accept anything less than justice for the man she loved, Philomena decides to take on the Establishment. Worried that she may cause his own downfall and feeling guilty for his mysterious part in Dan's death, Jonathan decides to accompany her on her mission. Set against a backdrop of London in the aftermath of the Great War, a time of upheaval, grief and wanton escapism, this is not just an inspirational book about what it means to be a hero, but also a breathtaking love story.

Magic on the Early English Stage


Author: Philip Butterworth
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521825139
Category: Drama
Page: 295
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An original investigation into conjuring tricks and stage magic on the medieval stage.

Zog


Author: Julia Donaldson
Publisher: Scholastic Canada
ISBN: 1443157015
Category: Readers
Page: 40
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The story of the adorable dragon with a heart of gold is now available in a chunky board book format perfect for Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler's youngest fans. What do dragons learn at Madam Dragon's school? How to fly. . . How to roar. . . How to breathe fire! Zog is the most eager student in the class, but he's also the most accident prone. With each test (and each bump, bruise, or scrape), his dream of earning a gold star seems further away than ever. But a mysterious girl keeps coming to his rescue. And when Zog faces his toughest test yet, she may be just the person to help Zog win classroom glory! The beloved creators of Room on the Broom, The Gruffalo, and Stick Man are back with this tale of an unexpected hero who's good as gold.

Lancashire

Its Puritanism and Nonconformity
Author: Robert Halley
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Dissenters
Page: 568
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Lancashire Folk-lore


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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Lancashire Folk-Lore: illustrative of the superstitious beliefs and practices, local customs ... of the people of the County Palatine. Compiled and edited by J. H. and T. T. W.


Author: John HARLAND (Antiquary, and WILKINSON (Thomas Turner))
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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Puppets Through America


Author: Walter Wilkinson
Publisher: Obscure Press
ISBN: 1443740195
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 260
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Originally published in 1938. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Obscure Press are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

An Essay on the Trial by Jury


Author: Lysander Spooner
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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History of the Rise and Influence of the Spirit of Rationalism in Europe


Author: William Edward Hartpole Lecky
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Rationalism
Page: N.A
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Loom Knitting

35 quick and colorful knits on a loom
Author: Lucy Hopping
Publisher: CICO Books
ISBN: 9781782495574
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 128
View: 1561
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Transform your home and make unique gifts using a loom! Here are 35 colorful and quick knitting loom projects—using Lucy Hopping’s helpful instructions you will soon be whipping up creative gifts and vibrant home decorations in no time. Start with Colorful Gifts and make a cute pineapple keyring, a twisted headband, and stylish French-knitted necklaces that would make fun gifts. Once you feel a bit more confident, move onto Bags & Cases and try making a unique backpack with bright pompoms, an expanding shopper, and a handy tablet case. In For Kids there are exciting things to make and give, including the sweet finger puppets, a knitted doll, and kitten socks. Finally, in Home Accessories there are fun ideas that will liven up your décor—whip up a patchwork pillow, a trendy pouffe, lampshades, and much more. There is something for everyone and the projects include ideas for variations so you can match your decorations to your home and personalize your gifts.

Taiko Boom

Japanese Drumming in Place and Motion
Author: Shawn Bender
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520272420
Category: Social Science
Page: 259
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“Thought-provoking, informative and fresh, Bender’s multi-faceted ethnomusicology of taiko promises to endure as the definitive scholarship on the topic for some time to come." -E. Taylor Atkins, author of Blue Nippon “Immensely readable, unique and thoughtful, Taiko Boom is a must-have for anyone interested in taiko, and there are many--it’s difficult to overstate the explosion in popularitytaiko has experienced globally. Flashy and powerful, it’s unlike any other music. Bender presents here the first thorough look at this art form in Japan, detailing the origins and meaning of this style.” - Jennifer Milioto Matsue, Associate Professor of Music, Asian Studies and Anthropology at Union College

The House of Small Shadows


Author: Adam Nevill
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1466837381
Category: Fiction
Page: 384
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Catherine's last job ended badly. Corporate bullying at a top TV network saw her fired and forced to leave London, but she was determined to get her life back. A new job and a few therapists later, things look much brighter. Especially when a challenging new project presents itself — to catalogue the late M. H. Mason's wildly eccentric cache of antique dolls and puppets. Rarest of all, she'll get to examine his elaborate displays of posed, costumed and preserved animals, depicting bloody scenes from the Great War. Catherine can't believe her luck when Mason's elderly niece invites her to stay at Red House itself, where she maintains the collection until his niece exposes her to the dark message behind her uncle's "Art." Catherine tries to concentrate on the job, but Mason's damaged visions begin to raise dark shadows from her own past. Shadows she'd hoped therapy had finally erased. Soon the barriers between reality, sanity and memory start to merge and some truths seem too terrible to be real... in The House of Small Shadows by Adam Nevill.

Society, manners and politics in the United States

being a series of letters on North America
Author: Michel Chevalier,Thomas Gamaliel Bradford
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 467
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I'm Not Running


Author: David Hare
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571345816
Category: Drama
Page: 96
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Should I run? This is the question Pauline Gibson is asking herself. She has spent her adult life as a doctor, the inspiring leader of a campaign for local health provision. When she crosses paths with her old boyfriend, Jack Gould, who has made his way in Labour party politics, she's faced with an agonising decision. What's involved in sacrificing your private life and your peace of mind for something more than a single issue? Does she dare? David Hare was recently described by the Washington Post as 'the premiere political dramatist writing in English.' His explosive new play portrays the history of a twenty year intimate friendship and its public repercussions. David Hare's new play I'm not Running, premieres at the National Theatre, London, in October 2018.