Playing To The Gods

Author by : Peter Rader
Languange : en
Publisher by : Simon & Schuster
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Description : The riveting story of the rivalry between the two most renowned actresses of the nineteenth century: legendary Sarah Bernhardt, whose eccentricity on and off the stage made her the original diva, and mystical Eleonora Duse, who broke all the rules to popularize the natural style of acting we celebrate today. Audiences across Europe and the Americas clamored to see the divine Sarah Bernhardt swoon—and she gave them their money’s worth. The world’s first superstar, she traveled with a chimpanzee named Darwin and a pet alligator that drank champagne, shamelessly supplementing her income by endorsing everything from aperitifs to beef bouillon, and spreading rumors that she slept in a coffin to better understand the macabre heroines she played. Eleonora Duse shied away from the spotlight. Born to a penniless family of itinerant troubadours, she disappeared into the characters she portrayed—channeling their spirits, she claimed. Her new, empathetic style of acting revolutionized the theater—and earned her the ire of Sarah Bernhardt in what would become the most tumultuous theatrical showdown of the nineteenth century. Bernhardt and Duse seduced each other’s lovers, stole one another’s favorite playwrights, and took to the world’s stages to outperform their rival in her most iconic roles. A scandalous, enormously entertaining history full of high drama and low blows, Playing to the Gods is the perfect “book for all of us who binge-watched Feud” (Daniel de Visé, author of Andy & Don: The Making of a Friendship and a Classic American TV Show).


Playing God

Author by : Lana Pecherczyk
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : The third book in the Game of Gods series.


Playing Gods

Author by : Andrew Feldherr
Languange : en
Publisher by : Princeton University Press
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Description : This book offers a novel interpretation of politics and identity in Ovid's epic poem of transformations, the Metamorphoses. Reexamining the emphatically fictional character of the poem, Playing Gods argues that Ovid uses the problem of fiction in the text to redefine the power of poetry in Augustan Rome. The book also provides the fullest account yet of how the poem relates to the range of cultural phenomena that defined and projected Augustan authority, including spectacle, theater, and the visual arts. Andrew Feldherr argues that a key to the political as well as literary power of the Metamorphoses is the way it manipulates its readers' awareness that its stories cannot possibly be true. By continually juxtaposing the imaginary and the real, Ovid shows how a poem made up of fictions can and cannot acquire the authority and presence of other discursive forms. One important way that the poem does this is through narratives that create a "double vision" by casting characters as both mythical figures and enduring presences in the physical landscapes of its readers. This narrative device creates the kind of tensions between identification and distance that Augustan Romans would have felt when experiencing imperial spectacle and other contemporary cultural forms. Full of original interpretations, Playing Gods constructs a model for political readings of fiction that will be useful not only to classicists but to literary theorists and cultural historians in other fields.


Gods Of Play

Author by : Kristiaan Aercke
Languange : en
Publisher by : SUNY Press
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Description : This book studies the close connections between politics, culture, art, and philosophy in seventeenth-century Europe. As an emblem of this interrelationship, the author has chosen the phenomenon of the “splendid festive performance” of spectacular plays and operas given at absolutist courts in Rome, Madrid, Paris, Versailles, and Vienna between 1631 and 1668. Gods of Play fills voids in the scholarly literature on the seventeenth-century, on absolutism, on courtly theatricality, and on the philosophy of play. Aercke demonstrates that such splendid performances were not just frivolous entertainment for the courtly class but were serious activities with far-ranging political consequences.


Playing God

Author by : Andy Crouch
Languange : en
Publisher by : InterVarsity Press
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Description : Explores the dynamics of power, discussing how it either can make human flourishing possible or can destroy the image of God in people.


Playing God

Author by : Ted Peters
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : Since the original publication of Playing God? in 1996, three developments in genetic technology have moved to the center of the public conversation about the ethics of human bioengineering. Cloning, the completion of the human genome project, and, most recently, the controversy over stem cell research have all sparked lively debates among religious thinkers and the makers of public policy. In this updated edition, Ted Peters illuminates the key issues in these debates and continues to make deft connections between our questions about God and our efforts to manage technological innovations with wisdom.


Playing God

Author by : Henry Bial
Languange : en
Publisher by : University of Michigan Press
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Description : A fascinating look at how the Bible has inspired Broadway plays and musicals, from Ben-Hur to Jesus Christ Superstar


Playing God

Author by : John H. Evans
Languange : en
Publisher by : University of Chicago Press
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Description : AcknowledgmentsIntroduction1. Framework for Understanding the Thinning of a Public Debate2. Setting the Stage: The Eugenicists and the Challenge from Theologians3. Gene Therapy, Advisory Commissions, and the Birth of the Bioethics Profession4. The President's Commission: The "Neutral" Triumph of Formal Rationality5. Regaining Lost Jurisdictional Ground and the Triumph of the Bioethics Profession6. "Reproduction" as the New Jurisdictional Metaphor: Autonomy and the Internal Threat to the Bioethics/Science Jurisdiction7. Conclusion: The Future of Public Bioethics and the HGE DebateAppendix: Methods and TablesNotesWorks CitedIndex Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.


Games The Gods Play

Author by : Einar Blix
Languange : en
Publisher by : Smithers, B.C. : Fjelltur Books
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Playing God

Author by : Brown Ogwuma
Languange : en
Publisher by : iUniverse
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Total Read : 83
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Description : As long as the human race battles with an internal need to judge and discriminate against others, chances and opportunities will continue to favor and disfavor individuals and groups differently. Playing God shares a discourse for those with an inquisitive mind and those struggling to reconcile the puzzles in life with such relatable topics as nature, religion, morality, global politics, power, control, greed, and many others. Brown Ogwuma, a clinical social worker, has worked in the human services field for twenty years and appreciates philosophy and original thinking. He shares his practical glimpse at life that he hopes will encourage others to take a realistic approach to the way they live their own lives. In his reflections that stem from the complexities and convoluted nature of life, Ogwuma discusses concrete and actual situations—both his own as well as those of other people—in order to explore and advocate ideas and principles beyond the ordinary. In its no-nonsense study of the authenticity of life, Playing God lets others know that seeing life in an unconventional way can free us to structure our lives so that the meaningful takes precedence over what others expect of us.


Playing God

Author by : Michelle McKinney Hammond
Languange : en
Publisher by : Harvest House Publishers
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Description : Hammond explores the heartache that can come when women try to play God in their own lives. This riveting novel with intersecting story lines reminds readers that God is loving, all-knowing, merciful, and the One completely in control.


Playing God

Author by : Sarah Zettel
Languange : en
Publisher by : Open Road Media
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Description : To save an alien world, a human architect must risk destroying it For two centuries, the planet of the Dedelphi has been riven by war. Though delicate, swanlike creatures, the planet’s natives are fierce in battle, and their ceaseless conflict has reduced their world to a wasteland. To save themselves and their world, the Dedelphi have forged a fragile peace and called for outside intervention. The Earth corporation Bioverse constructs a plan to heal the shattered planet. It’s the most ambitious engineering project the universe has ever seen, and if it backfires, the result will almost certainly be genocide. Hired to oversee the massive undertaking is architect Lynn Nussbaumer. Rebuilding the planet will take decades, and Nussbaumer’s first challenge is to arrange for a generation of Dedelphi to live out their lives in orbit around their home. When old conflicts and fresh violence emerge aboard the station and on the planet’s surface, she finds that it takes more than a talent for design to draft a blueprint for peace.


Playing God

Author by : Morton Benning
Languange : en
Publisher by : Wipf and Stock Publishers
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Description : Keenley Turnshoe is a young apprentice cleric living in Utoptia, a medieval-like fantasy world of magic and monsters. But unknown to Keenley and the other inhabitants of Utopia, their world is also the virtually rendered plaything of a very wealthy and self-absorbed young man named Jeff, AKA the Great God Avatar. When Jeff’s ‘answering machine’, the Deus Interface, decides that it is the Great God Avatar, it identifies Jeff as a threat and strands him in his own virtual world. Jeff seeks help from Keenley and his companions as he tries to return to his virtual throne room. As they risk their lives on a quest to find the Great God, will they discover the true identity of their difficult travelling companion? And will the Deus Interface be able to locate and destroy them before they fulfil their quest?


1 Divinity Dice Workbook

Author by : Michael Wallace
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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The Consequences Of Playing God

Author by : Robert Joseph Foley
Languange : en
Publisher by : Xlibris Corporation
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Description : In The Consequences of Playing God: Tales from Lingor High, Robert Joseph Foley takes the reader on a wicked journey through four decades of school life in the fictional town of Van der Donck, NY. Here is a mordant satire exploring a world filled with impossible to forget characters and incidents: a dark vision of American education that needs to be read and reread by anyone with an investment in our children and the school systems to which they are exposed. Parents,teachers, students, administratorsthis book leaves no one unscathed. Frightening! Compelling! At times harrowing and diabolical, at times both moving and hilarious, these Tales from Lingor High tread the thin line hovering between tragedy and farce. When all is said and done, it is the children who will be remembered. Try to wipe them from your mind. They will haunt you forever. By the same Author of: These Little Poems of Death and after Life


Play Gods

Author by : Vennette Herron
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Playing God

Author by : Theodore P. C. Gabriel
Languange : en
Publisher by : Equinox
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Description : Playing God discusses the genre of rituals known as the 'Teyyam', extant in the North Malabar region of Kerala State, India. In this elaborately costumed ritual practitioners invoke the spirit of a deity into themselves enabling them to talk to the 'god' and invoke his/her blessings and predictions of their future.


Play Of The Gods

Author by : Sergio Aragones
Languange : en
Publisher by : Dark Horse Comics
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Total Read : 46
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Description : We had the Fray of the Gods. Now we have the Play of the Gods - a tale of lust for gold, lust for power, and lust for cheese dip. The Gods themselves watch this story from the above so it must be good enough for you. This handsome paperback volume collects all four issues of the series: in one package, you get a lot of Groo doing real stupid things and causing mass destruction. Just what you wanted!


Playing In The Mind Of God

Author by : Jeffrey M. Solomon
Languange : en
Publisher by : 1st Book Library
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Playing God

Author by : Jack Neville Berkman
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Playing God In Yellowstone

Author by : Alston Chase
Languange : en
Publisher by : Mariner Books
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Description : Basing his argument of five years of research, the author refutes Yellowstone Park's reputation as a great game sanctuary by revealing numerous examples of the park's ecological mismanagement


The God Of Gods A Canadian Play

Author by : Carroll Aikins
Languange : en
Publisher by : University of Ottawa Press
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Description : Carroll Aikins’s play The God of Gods (1919) has been out of print since its first and only edition in 1927. This critical edition not only revives the work for readers and scholars alike, it also provides historical context for Aikins’s often overlooked contributions to theatre in the 1920s and presents research on the different staging techniques in the play’s productions. Much of the play’s historical significance lies in Aikins’s vital role in Canadian theatre, as director of the Home Theatre in British Columbia (1920–22) and artistic director of Toronto’s Hart House Theatre (1927–29). Wright reveals The God of Gods as a modernist Canadian work with overt influences from European and American modernisms. Aikins’s work has been compared to European modernists Gordon Craig, Adolphe Appia, and Jacques Copeau. Importantly, he was also intimately connected with modernist Canadian artists and the Group of Seven (who painted the scenery for Hart House Theatre). The God of Gods contributes to current studies of theatrical modernism by exposing the primitivist aesthetics and theosophical beliefs promoted by some of Canada’s art circles at the turn of the twentieth century. Whereas Aikins is clearly progressive in his political critique of materialism and organized religion, he presents a conservative dramatization of the noble savage as hero. The critical introduction examines how The God of Gods engages with Nietzschean and theosophical philosophies in order to dramatize an Aboriginal lover-artist figure that critiques religious idols, materialism, and violence. Ultimately, The God of Gods offers a look into how English and Canadian theatre audiences responded to primitivism, theatrical modernism, and theosophical tenets during the 1920s.


Africa

Author by : Lisa Truitt
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Does God Play Dice

Author by : Ian Stewart
Languange : en
Publisher by : Penguin UK
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Description : Since the dramatic discovery of the mathematical concept of chaos in 1989, the controversy of its contents has settled down. This revised edition of Does God Play Dice? takes a fresh look at its achievements and potential. With a new preface and three completely new chapters, it includes the latest practical applications of chaos theory, such as developing intelligent heart pacemakers. All this provides a fascinating new answer to Einstien's question which provided the title of this book.


Learning To Play God

Author by : Robert Marion
Languange : en
Publisher by : Fawcett Books
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Description : Do you know what your doctor really thinks or how your doctor really feels about medicine and about you? The seeds lie in the critical first few years of a medical education, and Dr. Robert Marion, director of the Center for Congenital Disorders at the Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, draws from his own experiences as student, intern, and resident to provide some surprising -- and sobering -- answers. In the course of twenty gripping, illuminating, and extraordinarily candid stories, Dr. Marion reveals the dehumanizing, slightly insane, and often brutal process of medical training. You will experience not only the intense pressure and chronic exhaustion of the doctor-to-be, but also the price the patient must often pay. While each story stands alone as an adventure in medicine, taken together they are a call to change. With profound eloquence and compassion, Dr. Marion explores ways in which to assure that humanity and idealism survive the grueling and destructive path to technical competency. From the Paperback edition.


Playing God

Author by : Thomas J. Scully
Languange : en
Publisher by : Simon & Schuster
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Description : A layperson's guide for making the right choices concerning medical questions and issues, ranging from common daily concerns to major medical crises, includes a Patients Bill of Rights and the Living Will


Gate Of The Gods

Author by : Clifford Hamey
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Playing Games With God

Author by : Tom Popelka
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Playing On Re Staging The Passion After The Death Of God

Author by : Mirella Klomp
Languange : en
Publisher by : BRILL
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Description : In Playing On: Re-staging the Passion after the Death of God, Mirella Klomp shows how the Dutch playfully rediscover Christian heritage. Engaging theologically with a public Passion play, she demonstrates how precisely a production of Jesus' last hours carves out a new and unexpected space for God in a (post-)secular culture.


Playing Chess With God

Author by : Verne R. Albright
Languange : en
Publisher by : Hellgate Press
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Description : Henning Dietzel, at the urging of a Chilean prostitute named Encinas, investigates rumors of gold in California prior to the 1849 rush. Intrigued he heads to the Gold Country to stake his claim. When others flee a brutal winter, Henning perseveres, and by the time the Forty-Niners arrive, he's already a wealthy young man. His saga is a sweeping tale of fortune and misfortune, discovery and tragedy, love and loss. From the backwaters and boardrooms of early San Francisco to malaria infested jungles and a guano island off the coast of Peru, Henning's search for meaning and purpose eventually brings him to realize that all that glitters is not necessarily gold.