Coram-Boy


Author: Jamila Gavin
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783357009933
Category:
Page: 431
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Coram Boy - Heinemann Plays For 11-14


Author: Helen Edmundson,Jamila Gavin
Publisher: Heinemann
ISBN: 0435233424
Category: Children's plays, English
Page: 192
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The Royal National Theatre's 2005 Christmas show

Coram Boy


Author: Jamila Gavin
Publisher: Egmont UK
ISBN: 1405249315
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 384
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Otis takes babies and money off desperate mothers, promising to deliver them to the Coram Foundling Hospital in London. Instead, he murders them and buries them by the roadside, to the helpless horror of his mentally ill son, Mish. When Melissa, beloved of Alexander Ashbrook and daughter of his governess becomes pregnant by him, her mother arranges for the Otis to take the child, telling Melissa it was stillborn. Alexander, not knowing Melissa's condition, has fled his home for a career in music. But Mish manages to save Melissa's baby, Aaron, and he grows up with Toby, the son of an African slave, inseparable friends. Toby is a plaything at the house of rich Mr Gaddarn, who is, in fact, Otis. When Mish sees Aaron and Alexander together, and realises the family link, he takes Aaron and Toby to Otis, who rejects them. A way must be found to rescue them, but a great friend must die before the family can be reunited.

Coram Boy


Author: Helen Edmundson,Jamila Gavin
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9781854598943
Category: Drama
Page: 122
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A heartbreaking tale of orphans, angels, murder and music - dramatised from the Whitbread Award-winning novel set in 18th-century England. In 18th-century Gloucestershire, the evil Otis Gardner preys on unmarried mothers, promising to take their babies (and their money) to Thomas Coram's hospital for foundling children. Instead, he buries the babies and pockets the loot. But Otis's downfall is set in train when his half-witted son Meshak falls in love with a young girl, Melissa, and rescues the unwanted son she has had with a disgraced aristocrat. The child is brought up in Coram's hospital, and proves to have inherited the startling musical gifts of his father - gifts that ultimately bring about his father's redemption and a heartbreaking family reunion. Helen Edmundson's adaptation of Jamila Gavin's award-winning novel, Coram Boy, was first performed at the National Theatre, London, in 2005. It won the Time Out Live Award for Best Play. 'A rich and almost Gothic drama' - Philip Pullman

Historical Fiction for Young Readers (grades 4-8)

An Introduction
Author: John Thomas Gillespie
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1591586216
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 489
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Presents an introduction to historical fiction for readers in grades four through eight, listing eighty titles of works for this age group and providing plot summaries, characters, historical background, and selected passages for discussion.

Twenty-First-Century Children's Gothic

From the Wanderer to Nomadic Subject
Author: Chloe Germaine Buckley
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 1474430198
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 216
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Examines how Singapore cinema functions as a national cinema

Playing for Time: Stories of Lost Children, Ghosts and the Endangered Present in Contemporary Theatre


Author: Geraldine Cousin
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9781847791689
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 192
View: 1898
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Playing for time explores connections between theatre time, the historical moment and fictional time. Geraldine Cousin persuasively argues that a crucial characteristic of contemporary British theatre is its preoccupation with instability and danger, and traces images of catastrophe and loss in a wide range of recent plays and productions. The diversity of the texts that are examined is a major strength of the book. In addition to plays by contemporary dramatists, Cousin analyses staged adaptations of novels, and productions of plays by Euripides, Strindberg and Priestley. A key focus is Stephen Daldry's award-winning revival of Priestley's An Inspector Calls, which is discussed in relation both to other Priestley 'time' plays and to Caryl Churchill's apocalyptic Far Away. Lost children are a recurring motif: Bryony Lavery's Frozen, for example, is explored in the context of the Soham murders (which took place while the play was in production at the National Theatre), whilst three virtually simultaneous productions of Euripides' Hecuba are interpreted with regard to the Beslan massacre of schoolchildren.

Der Ozean des Mondes


Author: Jamila Gavin
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783596807482
Category:
Page: 415
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Der lange Weg zur Freiheit

Autobiographie
Author: Nelson Mandela
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3104031541
Category: History
Page: 864
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»Ich bin einer von ungezählten Millionen, die durch Nelson Mandelas Leben inspiriert wurden.« Barack Obama Eine fast drei Jahrzehnte währende Gefängnishaft ließ Nelson Mandela zum Mythos der schwarzen Befreiungsbewegung werden. Kaum ein anderer Politiker unserer Zeit symbolisiert heute in solchem Maße die Friedenshoffnungen der Menschheit und den Gedanken der Aussöhnung aller Rassen wie der ehemalige südafrikanische Präsident und Friedensnobelpreisträger. Auch nach seinem Tod finden seine ungebrochene Charakterstärke und Menschenfreundlichkeit die Bewunderung aller friedenswilligen Menschen auf der Welt. Mandelas Lebensgeschichte ist über die politische Bedeutung hinaus ein spannend zu lesendes, kenntnis- und faktenreiches Dokument menschlicher Entwicklung unter Bedingungen und Fährnissen, vor denen die meisten Menschen innerlich wie äußerlich kapituliert haben dürften.

Buzz Buzz! Playwrights, Actors and Directors at the National Theatre


Author: Jonathan Croall
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1408105195
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 240
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Containing over a hundred interviews conducted over the last fifteen years with leading directors, actors and writers at the National Theatre, Buzz Buzz! is a fantastic compendium that offers unrivalled insight into the work and practice of the best theatre talent. The first section features interviews with twenty-six leading playwrights about their work, including Tom Stoppard, Alan Bennett, Michael Frayn and April de Angelis. The second section examines how writers and directors have adapted works for the National's stage, including recent hits War Horse and Coram Boy. The final section features actors and directors discussing their work on plays from across the international spectrum, including Helen Mirren on Antony and Cleopatra, Ian McKellen on Ibsen's Enemy of the People, and Kenneth Branagh on Mamet's Edmond. Well-known theatre journalist and biographer Jonathan Croall draws on the vast wealth of interviews he's conducted at the National Theatre in this fascinating and wide-ranging book.

Ditch


Author: Beth Steel
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408131382
Category: Drama
Page: 112
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Stark and imperative, but shot through with a sense of warm humanity, Beth Steel's debut play Ditch is a clear-eyed look at how we might behave when the conveniences of our civilisation are taken away, and a frightening vision of a future that could all too easily be ours.

For Once


Author: Tim Price
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 140815871X
Category: Drama
Page: 64
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In a place where everyone knows your name you can't forget who you are. Life, love and loss in a picture postcard town is laid bare in this heart-breaking but darkly comic new play. Through a series of interweaving accounts For Once cuts to the heart of a family, and a community, turned upside down by unimaginable tragedy. For Once examines the fallout after a car crash on a country lane takes the life of two local teenagers, through three interlaced monologues by their surviving friend Sid and his parents, April and Gordon, exposing the pre-existing faultlines in the family. Sid has been left partially sighted by the crash, and his account of his life before and since the accident gives an insight into why young people living in what seems like 'ideal' communities are driven to seek thrills elsewhere, sometimes with horrifying consequences. However, far from being depressing, Tim Price's skill at capturing the revealing inarticulacy of the teenager, as well as his troubled parents, makes for unexpected humour. For Once is a powerful and incisive look at life and death in a small market town and premiered on 8 July 2011 at the Hampstead Theatre in a production by Pentabus Theatre.

Albie Bright - Ein Universum ist nicht genug


Author: Christopher Edge
Publisher: Thienemann Verlag in der Thienemann-Esslinger Verl
ISBN: 3522610814
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 240
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Außergewöhnlich und abenteuerlich: Ein Kinderbuch, das man nicht vergisst. Für Kinder ab 10 Jahren. Ob seine Mutter in einem Paralleluniversum noch am Leben ist? Die Idee klingt für Albie so verrückt, dass sie stimmen könnte. Mit einem Karton, einer vergammelten Banane und der Nachbarskatze macht er sich auf die Reise durch Zeit und Raum, um seine Mutter zu finden. Tatsächlich landet er in neuen Welten, die sich oft nur durch ein Detail von seiner Welt unterscheiden und dadurch für unvergessliche Erlebnisse sorgen. Nie hätte Albie gedacht, dass er sein eigenes Universum zunächst verlassen muss, um voller Trost und Hoffnung in seine Welt zurückkehren zu können.

Junk


Author: Melvin Burgess
Publisher: CARLSEN Verlag
ISBN: 3646924756
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 368
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Tar und Gemma wollen zu Hause raus: Tar hat nur Ärger mit seinem trinkenden Vater und Gemma erstickt in Spießigkeit. Sie hauen ab nach Bristol und landen in der coolen Szene: Partys, gute Leute - und Drogen. Tar und Gemma lassen sich mitziehen, sie sind sicher, dass sie jederzeit aufhören können ...

Children's Literature and Learner Empowerment

Children and Teenagers in English Language Education
Author: Janice Bland
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1441165991
Category: Education
Page: 344
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Children's literature can be a powerful way to encourage and empower EFL students but is less commonly used in the classroom than adult literature. This text provides a comprehensive introduction to children's and young adult literature in EFL teaching. It demonstrates the complexity of children's literature and how it can encourage an active community of second language readers: with multilayered picturebooks, fairy tales, graphic novels and radical young adult fiction. It examines the opportunities of children's literature in EFL teacher education, including: the intertexuality of children's literature as a gate-opener for canonised adult literature; the rich patterning of children's literature supporting Creative Writing; the potential of interactive drama projects. Close readings of texts at the centre of contemporary literary scholarship, yet largely unknown in the EFL world, provide an invaluable guide for teacher educators and student teachers, including works by David Almond, Anthony Browne, Philip Pullman and J.K.Rowling. Introducing a range of genres and their significance for EFL teaching, this study makes an important new approach accessible for EFL teachers, student teachers and teacher educators.

Die andere Wahrheit


Author: Beverley Naidoo
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783401027142
Category:
Page: 324
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100 Must-read Historical Novels


Author: Nick Rennison
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408136066
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 192
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Historical fiction is a hugely popular genre of fiction providing fictional accounts or dramatizations of historical figures or events. This latest guide in the highly successful Bloomsbury Must-Reads series depicts 100 of the finest novels published in this sector, with a further 500 recommendations. A wide range of classic works and key authors are covered: Peter Ackroyd, Margaret Attwood, Sarah Waters, Victor Hugo and Robert Louis Stevenson to name a few. If you want to expand your reading in this area, or gain a deeper understanding of the genre - this is the best place to start! Inside you'll find: - An extended Introduction to historical fiction - 100 titles highlighted A-Z by novel with 500 Read-on recommendations - Read-on-a-theme categories - Award winners and book club recommendations

Die Anatomie der Nacht


Author: Jenn Bennett
Publisher: Königskinder
ISBN: 3646927518
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 352
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Vielleicht lernt man solche Jungen ja nur zu später Stunde kennen. Im Nachtbus, wenn man die letzte Bahn verpasst hat und nur hoffen kann, dass Mom auch noch nicht zu Hause ist. Wenn ganz andere Leute unterwegs sind als sonst. Zum Beispiel dieser Typ mit den schwarzen Klamotten, der aussieht, als wolle er den nächsten Kiosk ausrauben. Doch Bex stellt fest: Jack ist kein Kioskräuber. Er ist der Graffitikünstler, der seit Wochen San Franciscos Bauwerke mit riesigen goldenen Buchstaben verziert. Aber das hält nicht jeder für Kunst; genauso wie nicht jeder Bex‘ anatomische Studien schön findet. Bei Tag und bei Nacht, auf den Dächern der Stadt und in den Tunneln der U-Bahn wächst ihr Vertrauen zueinander. Und zwischen ihnen erblüht die Liebe.

Lionboy - Die Jagd


Author: Zizou Corder
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783423622851
Category:
Page: 375
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