Understudy for Death

Author: Charles Ray Willeford

Publisher: Dennis McMillan Publications

ISBN: 0939767163

Category: Fiction

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One man's quest for communication leads an examination of why people who have everything commit suicide. Set in Palm Beach in the early '60s, Willeford scores another hit to the solar plexus of absurdity.
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Understudy for Death

One of Willeford's rarest titles (copies of the original edition sell for hundreds of dollars), Understudy for Death still has the power to disturb, half a century after its debut.

Author: Charles Willeford

Publisher: Titan Books (US, CA)

ISBN: 9781785656989

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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Charles Willeford's legendary lost novel, unavailable since its original publication in 1961. AN UNFORGIVABLE CRIME. AN UNFORGETTABLE NOVEL. Why would a happily married Florida housewife pick up her husband's .22 caliber Colt Woodsman semi-automatic pistol and use it to kill her two young children and herself? Cynical newspaper reporter Richard Hudson is assigned to find out - and the assignment will send him down a road of self-discovery in this incisive, no-holds-barred portrait of American marriage in the Mad Men era. On the 30th anniversary of the death of the masterful novelist the Atlantic Monthly called the "father of Miami crime fiction," Hard Case Crime is proud to present Charles Willeford's legendary lost novel, unavailable since its original publication by a disreputable paperback house in 1961. One of Willeford's rarest titles (copies of the original edition sell for hundreds of dollars), Understudy for Death still has the power to disturb, half a century after its debut.
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Death Comes to the Ballets Russes

The understudy really was dead, stabbed through the heart with one of the daggers used in thedance, as hehad been on the stage. It was hours after the performance before they found the corpse. Sergei Grigoriev, the régisseur who was in ...

Author: David Dickinson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781472113795

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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London, 1912, and the famed Ballet Russes have come to London to perform. Anticipation is high, for Diaghilev’s troupe is renowned throughout Europe. At the end of their famed performance of Thamar at the Royal Opera House, the Georgian queen stabs her prince to death and throws him into the river. But life mirrors art when the prince is found truly dead, stabbed through the heart in the orchestra pit below stage. But the corpse is not the dancer in the programme. It is his understudy. Powerscourt is summoned to investigate. But who was the intended victim – the understudy, or the star of the Ballets Russes? And the Ballet Russes are not the only Russian visitors in London this season. Lenin, Europe’s most dangerous revolutionary, has sent some bank robbery money to be changed into pounds. There are stolen jewels from St Petersburg to be sold. And there are other darker forces abroad too and Powerscourt has to look death in the face before he can solve the mystery of Death at the Ballet Russes
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Understudy

Because for some reason unknown to Eric, Kate hates him with burning passion.Understudy is a YA fiction novel dealing about two young people's struggle to let go of the past and forgiving oneself.

Author: Denise Kim Wy

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ISBN: 1494383446

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Page: 272

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Adam Wharton died on his birthday, and to make things worse, Kat feels partially responsible for it. But when Adam suddenly appears in the woods, she starts to wonder if she has finally lost her sanity - which she realize is a small price to pay if it meant spending more time with him. And if that's not enough, Eric, Adam's identical twin brother enters the picture, throwing Kat's already dysfunctional life out of balance.Eric has a dark secret himself and going home to a place where everybody seems to hate him doesn't make things any easier. But Adam's death forces him to do so, and as strange as it may sound, he feels it's his duty to take care of Kat. That is, if she even allows him to get near her. Because for some reason unknown to Eric, Kate hates him with burning passion.Understudy is a YA fiction novel dealing about two young people's struggle to let go of the past and forgiving oneself. It's a love story that transcends death as the living tries to cope with the uncertainties of life and the challenges of living it.
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Inside Act

following fall I get an offer to understudy Death of a Salesman that was coming to Broadway, the two boys, Hap and Biff. I went in and I read for casting and Arthur Miller and they hired me to be the understudy. I went,“OK shit, ...

Author: Ken Womble

Publisher: Hansen Publishing Group LLC

ISBN: 9781601820600

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 374

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Why do some actors make it and others don't? Ken Womble sets out to find the answer to this question, one that has fascinated and tormented him for years, in his new book, INSIDE ACT: How Ten Actors Made it and How You Can Too. INSIDE ACT: How Ten Actors Made it and How You Can Too identifies what sets successful actors apart. For Womble it's about the inner choices, the inside acts of working actors acts that have propelled them to thriving careers in one of the most competitive professions on the planet. Ken Womble interviews actors Debra Monk, Eric Ladin, Krysta Rodriguez, Tony Yazbeck, James Earl, Gary Beach, John Tartaglia, Robert Clohessy, Jose Llana and Richard Portnow about their inside acts, the important choices of their acting careers. The interviews explore the intriguing journeys that have led these actors to successful careers, and to Tony, Emmy and Screen Actors Guild Awards, the most prestigious acting awards in theater and television. Actor interviews are followed by interviews with two of each actor's success team, the agents, managers, directors and coaches who know them well. Womble then identifies the actor's most frequently used actions, skills and beliefs the keys to each actor's success.
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Suzan Lori Parks

Indeed, there were attempts to replace her with an understudy: Baartman died in 1815 at the age ... This echoes the sense in the play, before Venus's death, that other scientists are in competition to produce Venuses of their own: the ...

Author: Deborah R. Geis

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472069460

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 176

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Suzan Lori-Parks is one of America's most distinctive playwrights. Part of the Michigan Major Dramatists series, this book offers a guide to Parks' dramatic works. It traces the evolution of Parks' art from her earliest experimental pieces to the hugely popular Topdog/Underdog to her wide-ranging forays into fiction, music, and film.
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The Unseen University Challenge

Death had grownimpatient with the botherofhavingtostopallthe time to wire bitsbackon.(Mort) 2. Both were collected by the Death of ... In his unpractised rôle as the Grim Understudy, Death never got beyond 'bar'. 63 (Wyrd Sisters) 10.

Author: David Langford

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781473208346

Category: Games & Activities

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University Challenge is one of the world's top quiz shows, enjoyed by millions, both participants and observers. But Discworld fans may feel that not many questions cover the real questions in Life, for example, Who or what could be seen as the inspiration for the near-tragic accident from which nanny Ogg is saved only be a special willow-reinforced hat made for her by Mr Vernissage of Slice? And give a plausible origin for Mrs Rosie Palm, proprietor of the famous House of Negotiable Affection in the Shades. Each Faculty at the Unseen University has provided a set of questions, and answers are included for those who are not sure how the poisonous effects of quicksilver fumes are an occupational hazard of magic-users. The questions have been compiled by Mr David Langford, who knows quite as much - and arguably more - about the Discworld as its Creator, and Terry Pratchett has provided an Introduction.
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Death in the Haymarket

... the possible consequences: nothing he had leamed at Princeton or as an understudy to his father (who had died the previous year) had “given him any insight into the feelings or the temper of the 1.400 men who labored in his factory.

Author: James Green

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 9780307425478

Category: History

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On May 4, 1886, a bomb exploded at a Chicago labor rally, wounding dozens of policemen, seven of whom eventually died. A wave of mass hysteria swept the country, leading to a sensational trial, that culminated in four controversial executions, and dealt a blow to the labor movement from which it would take decades to recover. Historian James Green recounts the rise of the first great labor movement in the wake of the Civil War and brings to life an epic twenty-year struggle for the eight-hour workday. Blending a gripping narrative, outsized characters and a panoramic portrait of a major social movement, Death in the Haymarket is an important addition to the history of American capitalism and a moving story about the class tensions at the heart of Gilded Age America.
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The Board of Directors and Business Management

He had no understudy. As soon as the news of the president's death reached New York, the chairman of the executive committee of the board of directors called a meeting of the committee and at that meeting the senior vice president, ...

Author: Melvin Thomas Copeland

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 9781434473820

Category: Fiction

Page: 220

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Boards of Directors of American corporations occupy key positions -- however frequently misunderstood and widely varying in practice -- for guiding their business enterprises in meeting their total objectives in a changing world. This book focuses attenti
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