Description : THE STORY: Involves two desperate families connected by the marriage of the son of one (Jake) to the daughter of the other (Beth). As the play begins Beth, brain-damaged from a savage beating that Jake has given her, is being tended by her parents,
Description : This study is divided into four sections, whose general topics trace various manifestations of misogyny in nineteenthand twentieth-century drama. Recent attempts to dismantle and expose relations between gender and spectacle receive attention in a volume that suggests exciting possibilities for a revision of theater.
Description : This original survey of the personalized cultural legacy of the sixties includes George Lucas, Bruce Springsteen, Sam Sheperd and Michael Herr in its analysis of the contributions of ten creative figures who came of age during the Vietnam war.
Description : Few American playwrights have exerted as much influence on the contemporary stage as Sam Shepard. His plays are performed on and off Broadway and in all the major regional American theatres. They are also widely performed and studied in Europe, particularly in Britain, Germany and France, finding both a popular and scholarly audience. In this collection of seventeen original essays, American and European authors from different professional and academic backgrounds explore the various aspects of Shepard s career - his plays, poetry, music, fiction, acting, directing and film work. The volume covers the major plays, including Curse of the Starving Class, Buried Child, and True West, as well as other lesser known but vitally important works. A thorough chronology of Shepard s life and career, together with biographical chapters, a note from the legendary Joseph Chaikin, and an interview with the playwright, give a fascinating first-hand account of an exuberant and experimental personality.
Description : The focus of the book is to let the readers know that the Devils focus is to use the mind as a place of isolation. He will try to bring back the past of fear to block one from reaching his or her own destiny. This book tells you that only the word of God brings healing to the mind. In addition, only the word of God can bring restoration to a mind that is wrestling, and a heart that is broken. When you finish reading this book, you will be able to get past your pass, from the old you, into a brand new you. It all begins in the belief in your mind.
Description : Volume Four of the distinguished American Theatre: A Chronicle of Comedy and Drama series offers a thorough, candid, and fascinating look at the theater in New York during the last decades of the twentieth century.
Description : By day, Carlton Westerfield delivers cars for a leasing company, earning a modest living and arousing no suspicion. But at night, his true talent is revealed, a talent that involves murder. Carlton is a hired killer, a cautious, no-nonsense guy that crime kingpin Randall "Big Mo" Morris calls when the job has to be done right, no hitches. Carlton's neat little world is shaken when he reads of Big Mo's death over morning coffee, but that's the least of his worries. A phone call and a visit from a mysterious woman who is somehow connected to Mo's death threatens to unravel things completely. The woman, Paula Hendricks, informs Carlton that she saw Big Mo murdered after being tortured into revealing the names of the hit team hired to kill drug cartel boss Gregorio Molina. The names? Carlton Westerfield and Paula Hendricks. Carlton immediately goes into escape mode, heading to the Chihuahuan Desert of West Texas to avoid the wrath of the cartel. Against his better judgment, he takes Paula with him. The resulting adventure puts Carlton in the uncomfortable position of learning who he can trust and who he can't, a tall order for someone with the social skills of a rattlesnake.