Audiences for musical theater are predominantly women, yet shows are frequently created and produced by men. Onstage, female characters are depicted as victims or sex objects and lack the complexity of their male counterparts. Offstage, women are under-represented among writers, directors, composers and choreographers. While other areas of the arts rally behind gender equality, musical theater demonstrates a disregard for women and an authentic female voice. If musical theater reflects prevailing societal attitudes, what does the modern musical tell us about the place of women in contemporary America, the UK and Australia? Are women deliberately kept out of musical theater by men jealously guarding their territory or is the absence of women a result of the modernization of the genre? Based on interviews with successful female performers, writers, directors, choreographers and executives, this book offers a unique female viewpoint on musical theater today.
Based on interviews with successful female performers, writers, directors, choreographers and executives, this book offers a unique female viewpoint on musical theater today.
Author: Grace Barnes
Category: Performing Arts
Family always comes first. Alma, New York is the perfect town, right down to the coordinated shopfront decorations on Main Street, and Gina Dewar is the perfect wife, mother, daughter-in-law. She understands the responsibility that comes with marrying into America’s golden family, and she tries not to burden her husband Bobby with drama from her own small-town past. But a summer house in the Hamptons doesn’t always buy happiness, and the Dewars aren’t quite as apple pie as they seem. When Bobby is publicly accused of having an affair cracks start to appear in the Dewar clan, and when he denies any knowledge, Gina faces an impossible dilemma. Should she stand by her husband, or listen to her sister-in-law, telling her that there is more to this story? As the town explodes with speculation, Gina tries to keep the gossips out of her marriage. After all, no one knows better than her that secrets should stay in the family. But then she hears the rumor that Bobby’s supposed mistress is pregnant and she is shaken to the core. With the future of her family so uncertain, Gina is about to find out what she’s willing to do to protect those she loves… A moving, emotionally gripping novel about family secrets and the space between loyalty and trust. A stunning new read for fans of Elin Hilderbrand, Emily Giffin and Jennifer Weiner. Readers love Cecilia Lyra: “ABSOLUTELY UNPUTDOWNABLE. Warm and emotional. I loved it completely from beginning to end… captured my heart from the first page… Brilliant writing, lovable characters, real situations, the book was everything I needed and more.” Book Reviews by Shalini, 5 stars “A simply glorious read!… One of the best books I read this year!” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars “Definitely for fans of Elin Hilderbrand. I absolutely loved it and liked that the drama was intense but there was reprieve and easy reading in between. It was well-written and truly the perfect beach read.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars “WOW! What an incredible story that brought out so many emotions.” Heidi Lynn’s Book Reviews, 5 stars “A fantastic read!… I cried at quite a few spots. I didn't want this book to end!!” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars “Delightful, bittersweet and beguiling… Had me utterly enchanted. The Sunset Sisters is uplifting and compelling and I highly recommend it.” Brianne’s Book Reviews, 5 stars “Brilliant book. Loved it.” NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars “The perfect summer story.” Goodreads reviewer “A fantastic, great read. The story is full of emotions. Recommend it.” NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars “A great book.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars “Read this in one day.” NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars “A great read… has the full gamut of emotions and it's not to be missed.” NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars “An emotional, heart-warming summer read that is perfect to lay back and relax with on lazy, summer afternoons… this story pulled at my heart strings and took me on an emotional, heart-warming ride the entire way through.” Goodreads reviewer “Love, lies and betrayal at its best. This is a compulsive read, one I had difficulty putting down.” Goodreads reviewer “The kind of story I love! Family secrets, all those skeletons in the closets makes for a book I couldn’t put down!” NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars “Amazing, emotional.” Goodreads reviewer “An emotional, heart-warming summer read… will envelope you and not let you out of its grasp until you have read each and every word of this bittersweet, emotional tale… this story pulled at my heart strings and took me on an emotional, heart-warming ride the entire way through.” Goodreads reviewer
The one who said he made her uncomfortable? When does she get to speak about it in front of hundreds of people? When is it her turn on stage?
Author: Cecilia Lyra
In Empire's Mistress Vernadette Vicuña Gonzalez follows the life of Filipina vaudeville and film actress Isabel Rosario Cooper, who was the mistress of General Douglas MacArthur. If mentioned at all, their relationship exists only as a salacious footnote in MacArthur's biography—a failed love affair between a venerated war hero and a young woman of Filipino and American heritage. Following Cooper from the Philippines to Washington, D.C. to Hollywood, where she died penniless, Gonzalez frames her not as a tragic heroine, but as someone caught within the violent histories of U.S. imperialism. In this way, Gonzalez uses Cooper's life as a means to explore the contours of empire as experienced on the scale of personal relationships. Along the way, Gonzalez fills in the archival gaps of Cooper's life with speculative fictional interludes that both unsettle the authority of “official” archives and dislodge the established one-dimensional characterizations of her. By presenting Cooper as a complex historical subject who lived at the crossroads of American colonialism in the Philippines, Gonzalez demonstrates how intimacy and love are woven into the infrastructure of empire.
starts going by “Elizabeth Cooper” for her screen name, perhaps to drive home the point that ... 5 Isabel Cooper has hit upon her turn on stage and screen.
Author: Vernadette Vicuña Gonzalez
Publisher: Duke University Press
Category: Social Science
This collection of essays examines the contribution of British plays to key social, political, and intellectual debates since 2000. It explores some of the most pressing concerns that have dominated the public discourse in Britain in the last decade, focusing on their representation in dramatic texts. Each essay provides an in-depth analysis of one play, assessing its particular contribution to the debate in question. The book aims to show how contemporary drama has developed unique ways to present the complexities and ambiguities of certain issues with aesthetic as well as emotional appeal.
Armani, in her turn, sports an exaggerated Jamaican identity and anti-African racism, but in fact (at least in her old friend Paris' version of the story) ...
Author: Kerstin Frank
Publisher: Narr Francke Attempto Verlag
Category: Literary Criticism
When Dr. Ariel Summers starts her dream job in the newly elected mayor of New York City's administration, she has no plans to fall for anyone. But the lust-filled banter and intense physical attraction she has with the mayor's security expert, wereleopard Nicholas Savage, does not make things easy. Not all citizens are embracing the mayor's agenda for paranormals being out in society and threats are being made. Clues to the identity of their enemies start unraveling once Ariel and Nick stumble upon angry clowns calling themselves the Carnival of Sins. By the time they realize the mayor is not the only one in need of protection, could it be too late for love?
The hair on her arms stood at attention, then her entire body shuddered. ... but steal glances at the were as she waited for her turn to get up on stage.
Author: Melody Lane
Publisher: Devine Destinies
This book examines the quest for/failure of Utopia across a range of contemporary American/transnational fictions in relation to terror and globalization through authors such as Susan Choi, André Dubus, Dalia Sofer, and John Updike. While recent critical thinkers have reengaged with Utopia, the possibility of terror — whether state or non-state, external or homegrown — shadows Utopian imaginings. Terror and Utopia are linked in fiction through the exploration of the commodification of affect, a phenomenon of a globalized world in which feelings are managed, homogenized across cultures, exaggerated, or expunged according to a dominant model. Narrative approaches to the terrorist offer a means to investigate the ways in which fiction can resist commodification of affect, and maintain a reasoned but imaginative vision of possibilities for human community. Newman explores topics such as the first American bestseller with a Muslim protagonist, the links between writer and terrorist, the work of Iranian-Jewish Americans, and the relation of race and religion to Utopian thought.
After previously asking several times to tell her own, it was Lily who requested Tariq's story, having finally learned to wait for her turn on stage, as her ...
Author: Judie Newman
Category: Literary Criticism
Across America, strip clubs have come under attack by a politically aggressive segment of the Christian Right. Using plausible-sounding but factually untrue arguments about the harmful effects of strip clubs on their communities, the Christian Right has stoked public outrage and incited local and state governments to impose onerous restrictions on the clubs with the intent of dismantling the exotic dance industry. But an even larger agenda is at work, according to Judith Lynne Hanna. In Naked Truth, she builds a convincing case that the attack on exotic dance is part of the activist Christian Right’s “grand design” to supplant constitutional democracy in America with a Bible-based theocracy. Hanna takes readers onstage, backstage, and into the community and courts to reveal the conflicts, charges, and realities that are playing out at the intersection of erotic fantasy, religion, politics, and law. She explains why exotic dance is a legitimate form of artistic communication and debunks the many myths and untruths that the Christian Right uses to fight strip clubs. Hanna also demonstrates that while the fight happens at the local level, it is part of a national campaign to regulate sexuality and punish those who do not adhere to Scripture-based moral values. Ultimately, she argues, the naked truth is that the separation of church and state is under siege and our civil liberties—free speech, women’s rights, and free enterprise—are at stake.
We had an awful time trying to let her know when it was her turn on stage. Luckily for her, several customers spoke French and they helped her a lot.
Author: Judith Lynne Hanna
Publisher: University of Texas Press
In the early part of the twentieth century, migrants made their way from rural homes to cities in record numbers and many traveled west. Los Angeles became a destination. Women flocked to the growing town to join the film industry as workers and spectators, creating a "New Woman." Their efforts transformed filmmaking from a marginal business to a cosmopolitan, glamorous, and bohemian one. By 1920, Los Angeles had become the only western city where women outnumbered men. In Go West, Young Women, Hilary A. Hallett explores these relatively unknown new western women and their role in the development of Los Angeles and the nascent film industry. From Mary Pickford’s rise to become perhaps the most powerful woman of her age, to the racist moral panics of the post–World War I years that culminated in Hollywood’s first sex scandal, Hallett describes how the path through early Hollywood presaged the struggles over modern gender roles that animated the century to come.
Credited with bringing breeches parts into vogue in America, her success as Romeo ... of her father's business, her turn to the stage to support her family.
Author: Hilary Hallett
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Foregrounds the diversity of periodicals, fiction and other printed matter targeted at women in the postwar periodForegrounds the diversity and the significance of print cultures for women in the postwar period across periodicals, fiction and other printed matterExamines changes and continuities as women's magazines have moved into digital formatsHighlights the important cultural and political contexts of women's periodicals including the Women's Liberation Movement and SocialismExplores the significance of women as publishers, printers and editorsWomen's Periodicals and Print Culture in Britain, 1940s-2000s draws attention to the wide range of postwar print cultures for women. The collection spans domestic, cultural and feminist magazines and extends to ephemera, novels and other printed matter as well as digital magazine formats. The range of essays indicates both the history of publishing for women and the diversity of readers and audiences over the mid-late twentieth century and the early twenty-first century in Britain. The collection reflects in detail the important ways in magazines and printed matter contributed to, challenged, or informed British women's culture. A range of approaches, including interview, textual analysis and industry commentary are employed in order to demonstrate the variety of ways in which the impact of postwar print media may be understood.
Her Turn on Stage: The Role of Women in Musical Theatre. Jefferson NC: McFarland and Co. Brahms, C. 1951. A Seat at The Ballet. London: Evans Brothers Ltd.
Author: Forster Laurel Forster
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
“A slow burn from the very first page. These boys have the perfect amount of sweet and heat. Every woman needs her own Haven brother.” —Audrey Carlan, #1 New York Times bestselling author The Men of Haven: fierce passion, unyielding loyalty. Especially when it comes to their women. A powerful man Axel McKee abandoned his musical career years ago in favor of becoming a power player on the music scene. His dreams of the spotlight are over—and he’s better off for it. Working with his Haven brothers and building their empire is enough for him. One who commanded attention with nothing more than a look And then came Lizzy. A dynamic, beautiful powerhouse of a performer unlike any he’s seen or heard before. Her presence leaps off stage and into the heart of anyone who watches her sing. Axel wants her. Wants to help her and collaborate with her… But more than anything, he wants to be with her. And every ounce of his attention was locked on her Two things are immediately obvious: Lizzy’s been burned before, and earning her trust will be Axel’s biggest challenge yet. If he can get this fierce, stubborn, talented woman to see the passion and care that he’s offering, he might get a chance at a new dream—sharing the spotlight with the woman he loves. Don’t miss the Men of Haven series by Rhenna Morgan! Order your copy of Rough & Tumble, Wild & Sweet, Claim & Protect, Tempted & Taken and Stand & Deliver today! This book is approximately 93,000 words One-click with confidence. This title is part of the Carina Press Romance Promise: all the romance you’re looking for with an HEA/HFN. It’s a promise!
... were getting to her turn on stage. “Wait. An interview? Right now?” “No, lass. Not until after the show. Got about four of 'em I've managed to put off ...
Author: Rhenna Morgan
Publisher: Carina Press
Bianca Madison doesn't put a lot of stock in the theory that some people have special gifts to see with the mind's eye. Yet when she begins having dreams about murdered women, she has to reconsider. What begins as a quest into her own sanity quickly becomes a question of her own innocence. Does Bianca have the gift of foresight or is she herself a serial killer?
After her turn on stage she walked off and straight out onto the floor. She also was not like the other girls who took a break after their dance or who had ...
Author: Kimberly Key
Alien Bodies is a fascinating examination of dance in Germany, France, and the United States during the 1920s and 1930s. Ranging across ballet and modern dance, dance in the cinema and Revue, Ramsay Burt looks at the work of European, African American, and white American artists. Among the artists who feature are: * Josephine Baker * Jean Borlin * George Balanchine * Jean Cocteau * Valeska Gert * Katherine Dunham * Fernand Leger * Kurt Jooss * Doris Humphrey Concerned with how artists responded to the alienating experiences of modern life, Alien Bodies focuses on issues of: * national and 'racial' identity * the new spaces of modernity * fascists uses of mass spectacles * ritual and primitivism in modern dance * the 'New Woman' and the slender modern body
She went on making them until the mid-1940s, and also included spinning in the curriculum for her dance schools. The Mevlevi Sufis are one of a number of ...
Author: Ramsay Burt
Category: Performing Arts
Becker searches Appalachia for a bizarre pair of serial killers. Dee tears through the closet, looking for something to beat Ash with. The hangers are no good, so she asks for his belt. He hands it over willingly, and hangs his head as she beats him unconscious. Her rages have gotten worse ever since they started kidnapping the boys. Ash does not mind the pain, but the boys cry when Dee beats them. It hurts Ash to hear them cry, for he loves the boys dearly—so dearly that he is always willing to kill them to stop the tears. When another boy vanishes from an Appalachia shopping mall, the FBI calls on retired agent John Becker, who knows better than anyone how serial killers think. But Dee and Ash are not like any killer he has chased before, and catching them will mean going into a darker place than he ever has before.
The little girl had been standing behind her mother's skirt, but stepped forward now as if realizing it was her turn on stage. She possessed her mother's ...
Author: David Wiltse
Publisher: Graymalkin Media
An explosive reunion! Every night, prima ballerina Anya Ilyushin dances for Roman Zverev—the man who once captured her heart, before shattering it. Anya has buried the fragments behind an impenetrable wall, but when Roman saunters into her dressing room, their fierce attraction is rekindled… Beneath Roman's wealth and sophistication lies an untamed wildness—there's nothing civilized about what he feels for Anya! He left before their longing could consume them both, but memories were branded onto his soul. Now he's back and determined to make Anya his own!
When it was her turn, the firebird ran onto the stage as serene and as beautiful as ever to accept the applause. The audience rose as she returned.
Author: Carol Marinelli
New York Times bestseller Frank Quinn, the relentless detective who made his debut in John Lutz's acclaimed thriller Darker Than Night, faces his toughest--and most personal--case yet. . . An Invitation Written In Blood. . . A madman is stalking women in the city. By the time his victims are found, they've been dismembered with careful precision, their limbs stacked into a gruesome pyramid and completely cleansed of every last drop of blood. To Catch A Killer--Or Die Next. . . Accustomed to working on the most grisly homicides, detective Frank Quinn's nerves don't rattle easily. But when the last names of the killer's victims spell out "Q-u-i-n-n," the veteran cop feels a chill run down his spine. Then a fresh victim is linked to the one woman Quinn can't stop desiring. Hunting down killers is what Quinn does best. But this time, Quinn is up against a psychopath that will test him as never before. . . "Lutz is one of the masters."--Ridley Pearson "A major talent."--John Lescroart "I've been a fan for years."--T. Jefferson Parker
All she knew was that she'd waited her turn on stage and read the lines of the mad housewife . Mad as in insane . In the six years she'd been pursuing an ...
Author: John Lutz
Publisher: Pinnacle Books
A historical science fiction novel about a group of people with telekinesis, who create a religion around a female leader named Astrid. She delivers a prophecy to her followers, foretelling that she will be reborn into her bloodline and her reincarnated self would save her people from darkness with their light. Between attacks from an established hate group, to threats from within, her reported reincarnated self hopes the prophecy is true, for the survival of her people.
The stagehand, also known as Mrs. Nightingale's husband, pushed out a short prop staircase onto the stage and motioned to Sarah that it was her turn.
Author: Erica Walsh
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
As a local TV talk show host and occasional standup comedian, author Dale Andrews has moved audiences to laughter and tears. Today, through his new book, he encourages anyone in the throes of contemporary life to make just one more day with dignity and purpose. Each morning, Andrews starts his day off with a simple written onepage statement of encouragement and insight into himself and others. Things I Say To Myself is a collection of some of those writings, and is written with respect to the many that serve in solo capacities in the fields of ministry, counseling, missions, social work, or just as a human being facing another day. Each page is a glimpse of the ongoing inner conversations that he uses to get through some of his most difficult and complex situations. With articles written in no particular order, Things I Say To Myself reflects lifes randomness, and the humor is that of positive resolve. Join him as he reflects on own spiritual journey with insights into the complexities of simply being human in this book.
Each person has his or her turn on stage. Fifteen minutes of fame is sufficient—so we think. Have you ever thought about getting off stage ...
Author: Dale Andrews
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Category: Literary Criticism
Denny was diagnosed with autism at three years of age. Autism gave him the gift of obsession. This gift made him the youngest, self-made millionaire in Texas history. Autism also made him vulnerable to the forces of the outside world, of both society and nature. Fortune on the Spectrum is the journey of an unstoppable young man, destined to succeed and challenged to survive. Denny's story takes you through struggle, humor, love, finance and danger from the voice of an atypical mind. Autism Fiction. Texas Novel.
She had a comedy sketch that she had worked very hard on and it was her turn on stage. My father turned his attention to the stage.
Author: Mark Ferdinand
Publisher: Mark Ferdinand
Category: Young Adult Fiction
E-learning is still in its infancy. This can be seen both in the limited pedagogical quality and lack of portability of e-learning content, and in the lack of user-friendly tools to exploit the opportunities offered by current technologies. To be successful, e-learning must offer effective and attractive courses and programmes to learners, while at the same time providing a pleasant and effective work environment for staff members who have the task to develop course materials, plan the learning processes, provide tutoring, and assess performance. To overcome these deficiencies, the IMS Global Learning Consortium Inc. released the Learning Design Specification in 2003. With Learning Design it is possible to develop and present advanced, interoperable e-learning courses embracing educational role and game playing methods, problem-based learning, learning community approaches, adaptivity and peer coaching and assessment methods. In this handbook Koper and Tattersall have put together contributions from members of the "Valkenburg Group", consisting of 33 experts deeply involved in e-learning and more specifically learning design. The result is a rich and lasting source of information for both e-learning course and tool developers, providing information about the specification itself, how to implement it in practice, what tools to use, and what pitfalls to avoid. The book not only reports first experiences, but also goes beyond the current state of the art by looking at future prospects and emerging applications.
( The stage lights come up as MURFINO places the garbage can downstage left . ... describes the activities of an actor when it is his or her turn on stage .
Author: Rob Koper
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
The main character, Jim, is sixty two years old and retired. The first part of the year he stole a semi truck filled with billions of dollars and that put him in the middle of a game he really didn't want to play. The Novel “The Pawn in The Game” In this new Novel the game gets bigger and more dangerous. The enemy that Jim thought he had destroyed was alive and well. With the help of all his family and friends he tries to stay alive. And as Jim would say “Do the next right thing. The third and final Novel in this trilogy has been written, but not yet published; the name will be “The New Beginning.”
Then Sunday when it is our time the band will stand in line in front of the stage, Tim will turn on the power and lights and when he opens the stage it will ...
Author: James L. Connolly