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 : We are all taught, early in life, that it is bad to lie. But nobody warns us that some people will ignore this rule--to their benefit, and our detriment. While most of us live by the same moral code, we aren't armed with the tools to deal with the liars who do not. Rather, our brains are hardwired to make it more likely we will believe liars, and fall prey to manipulators. A truth bias makes our brains default to believing everything we hear as true; a trust bias makes our brains default to trusting people; and an authority bias makes our brains more likely to trust people in positions of power, even if we have information that contradicts what that powerful person is saying. In this new book, nationally-recognized workplace researcher Dr. Arin N. Reeves delves into the world of liars, the lies they tell, and the ways in which each of us can be smarter than the lies we encounter, especially in professional environments and public spaces. Among the questions Dr. Reeves addresses in the book: Why do liars lie? Why do they get away with lying? Why do the people around liars enable them, even when they know they are lying? Why is it so hard, and unsatisfying, to confront a liar? How can we fight back against liars and the lies they tell--and how can we win? Smarter Than A Lie will help you understand why liars lie, why their lies are effective, why they tend to be surrounded by enablers, and the most effective strategies the rest of us--the ones who still believe it's wrong to tell a lie--can use to counteract liars and overcome their lies.
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.