Angels in America A Gay Fantasia on National Themes

Angels in America  A Gay Fantasia on National Themes
Author: Tony Kushner
Publsiher: Theatre Communications Group
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2014-01-16
ISBN 10: 1559367695
ISBN 13: 9781559367691
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Angels in America A Gay Fantasia on National Themes Book Review:

A revised and complete edition of this modern classic, featuring a new foreword from author Tony Kushner.

Angels in America

Angels in America
Author: Tony Kushner
Publsiher: Consortium Book Sales & Dist
Total Pages: 155
Release: 1993
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015063175197
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Angels in America Book Review:

The titles in the boxed set are Angels in America: Millenium Approaches and Angels in America: Perestroika.

Angels in America Millennium approaches

Angels in America  Millennium approaches
Author: Tony Kushner
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 307
Release: 1995
ISBN 10: 9781559361071
ISBN 13: 1559361077
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Angels in America Millennium approaches Book Review:

Tony Kushner s Angels in America

Tony Kushner s Angels in America
Author: Ken Nielsen
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 148
Release: 2013-08-05
ISBN 10: 1441159460
ISBN 13: 9781441159465
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tony Kushner s Angels in America Book Review:

Angels in America paved a new way for American theatre in its combination of heightened theatricality and politics. Tony Kushner has emerged as one of the American theatre's leading playwrights and productions worldwide have meant that the play has been recognized as the most important American play in decades. With the scope of the characters' sexual, class and religious affiliations in the play, Angels in America offers a unique possibility to discuss the construction of American identity in the late 1980s and 1990s. This guide provides a comprehensive critical introduction to the play, giving students an overview of the background and context; detailed analysis of the play including its structure, style and characters; analysis of key production issues and choices; an overview of the performance history from the first performances of Millennium Approaches and Perestroika to recent productions and the 2003 HBO adaptation; and an annotated guide to further reading highlighting key critical approaches.

The World Only Spins Forward

The World Only Spins Forward
Author: Isaac Butler,Dan Kois
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2018-02-13
ISBN 10: 1635571774
ISBN 13: 9781635571776
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The World Only Spins Forward Book Review:

"Marvelous . . . A vital book about how to make political art that offers lasting solace in times of great trouble, and wisdom to audiences in the years that follow."- Washington Post NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR A STONEWALL BOOK AWARDS HONOR BOOK The oral history of Angels in America, as told by the artists who created it and the audiences forever changed by it--a moving account of the AIDS era, essential queer history, and an exuberant backstage tale. When Tony Kushner's Angels in America hit Broadway in 1993, it won the Pulitzer Prize, swept the Tonys, launched a score of major careers, and changed the way gay lives were represented in popular culture. Mike Nichols's 2003 HBO adaptation starring Meryl Streep, Al Pacino, and Mary-Louise Parker was itself a tour de force, winning Golden Globes and eleven Emmys, and introducing the play to an even wider public. This generation-defining classic continues to shock, move, and inspire viewers worldwide. Now, on the 25th anniversary of that Broadway premiere, Isaac Butler and Dan Kois offer the definitive account of Angels in America in the most fitting way possible: through oral history, the vibrant conversation and debate of actors (including Streep, Parker, Nathan Lane, and Jeffrey Wright), directors, producers, crew, and Kushner himself. Their intimate storytelling reveals the on- and offstage turmoil of the play's birth--a hard-won miracle beset by artistic roadblocks, technical disasters, and disputes both legal and creative. And historians and critics help to situate the play in the arc of American culture, from the staunch activism of the AIDS crisis through civil rights triumphs to our current era, whose politics are a dark echo of the Reagan '80s. Expanded from a popular Slate cover story and built from nearly 250 interviews, The World Only Spins Forward is both a rollicking theater saga and an uplifting testament to one of the great works of American art of the past century, from its gritty San Francisco premiere to its starry, much-anticipated Broadway revival in 2018.

The Better Angels

The Better Angels
Author: Robert C. Plumb
Publsiher: U of Nebraska Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2020-03
ISBN 10: 1640123288
ISBN 13: 9781640123281
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Better Angels Book Review:

Harriet Tubman, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Clara Barton, Julia Ward Howe, and Sarah Josepha Hale came from backgrounds that ranged from abject enslavement to New York City’s elite. Surmounting social and political obstacles, they emerged before and during the worst crisis in American history, the Civil War. Their actions became strands in a tapestry of courage, truth, and patriotism that influenced the lives of millions—and illuminated a new way forward for the nation. In this collective biography, Robert C. Plumb traces these five remarkable women’s awakenings to analyze how their experiences shaped their responses to the challenges, disappointments, and joys they encountered on their missions. Here is Tubman, fearless conductor on the Underground Railroad, alongside Stowe, the author who awakened the nation to the evils of slavery. Barton led an effort to provide medical supplies for field hospitals, and Union soldiers sang Howe’s “Battle Hymn of the Republic” on the march. And, amid national catastrophe, Hale’s campaign to make Thanksgiving a national holiday moved North and South toward reconciliation.

Mainstreaming Pacifism

Mainstreaming Pacifism
Author: Sara Trovato
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2015-12-24
ISBN 10: 0739187198
ISBN 13: 9780739187197
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mainstreaming Pacifism Book Review:

Mainstreaming Pacifism: Conflict, Success, and Ethics covers the history of philosophy concerning successful political means, and proposes an original interpretation of Machiavelli, Montesquieu, Marx and Gandhi. The book counters the objection that pacifism is ineffective, and proposes that pacifism is not for a sect, but rather draws its most effective strategies from, and contributes them to, the mainstream political tradition.

Angels in America

Angels in America
Author: Tony Kushner
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2017-04-13
ISBN 10: 9781848426313
ISBN 13: 1848426313
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Angels in America Book Review:

America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell. This edition, published alongside the major revival at the National Theatre in 2017, contains both plays, Part One: Millennium Approaches, and Part Two: Perestroika.

The World Only Spins Forward

The World Only Spins Forward
Author: Isaac Butler,Dan Kois
Publsiher: Bloomsbury USA
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2018-02-13
ISBN 10: 9781635571769
ISBN 13: 1635571766
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The World Only Spins Forward Book Review:

The oral history of Angels in America, as told by the artists who created it and the audiences forever changed by it--a moving account of the AIDS era, essential queer history, and an exuberant backstage tale. When Tony Kushner's Angels in America hit Broadway in 1993, it won the Pulitzer Prize, swept the Tonys, launched a score of major careers, and changed the way gay lives were represented in popular culture. Mike Nichols's 2003 HBO adaptation starring Meryl Streep, Al Pacino, and Mary-Louise Parker was itself a tour de force, winning Golden Globes and eleven Emmys, and introducing the play to an even wider public. This generation-defining classic continues to shock, move, and inspire viewers worldwide. Now, on the 25th anniversary of that Broadway premiere, Isaac Butler and Dan Kois offer the definitive account of Angels in America in the most fitting way possible: through oral history, the vibrant conversation and debate of actors (including Streep, Parker, Nathan Lane, and Jeffrey Wright), directors, producers, crew, and Kushner himself. Their intimate storytelling reveals the on- and offstage turmoil of the play's birth--a hard-won miracle beset by artistic roadblocks, technical disasters, and disputes both legal and creative. And historians and critics help to situate the play in the arc of American culture, from the staunch activism of the AIDS crisis through civil rights triumphs to our current era, whose politics are a dark echo of the Reagan '80s. Expanded from a popular Slate cover story and built from nearly 250 interviews, The World Only Spins Forward is both a rollicking theater saga and an uplifting testament to one of the great works of American art of the past century, from its gritty San Francisco premiere to its starry, much-anticipated Broadway revival in 2018.

A History of Modern Drama Volume II

A History of Modern Drama  Volume II
Author: David Krasner
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2016-03-03
ISBN 10: 1118893204
ISBN 13: 9781118893203
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A History of Modern Drama Volume II Book Review:

A History of Modern Drama: Volume II explores a remarkable breadth of topics and analytical approaches to the dramatic works, authors, and transitional events and movements that shaped world drama from 1960 through to the dawn of the new millennium. Features detailed analyses of plays and playwrights, examining the influence of a wide range of writers, from mainstream icons such as Harold Pinter and Edward Albee, to more unorthodox works by Peter Weiss and Sarah Kane Provides global coverage of both English and non-English dramas – including works from Africa and Asia to the Middle East Considers the influence of art, music, literature, architecture, society, politics, culture, and philosophy on the formation of postmodern dramatic literature Combines wide-ranging topics with original theories, international perspective, and philosophical and cultural context Completes a comprehensive two-part work examining modern world drama, and alongside A History of Modern Drama: Volume I, offers readers complete coverage of a full century in the evolution of global dramatic literature.

The Better Angels of Our Nature

The Better Angels of Our Nature
Author: Steven Pinker
Publsiher: Penguin Group USA
Total Pages: 802
Release: 2012-09
ISBN 10: 0143122010
ISBN 13: 9780143122012
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Better Angels of Our Nature Book Review:

Presents a controversial history of violence which argues that today's world is the most peaceful time in human existence, drawing on psychological insights into intrinsic values that are causing people to condemn violence as an acceptable measure.

Unfaithful Angels

Unfaithful Angels
Author: Harry Specht,Mark E. Courtney
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 209
Release: 1995-08-01
ISBN 10: 1439108714
ISBN 13: 9781439108710
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unfaithful Angels Book Review:

In this provocative examination of the fall of the profession of social work from its original mission to aid and serve the underprivileged, Harry Specht and Mark Courtney show how America's excessive trust in individualistic solutions to social problems have led to the abandonment of the poor in this country. A large proportion of all certified social workers today have left the social services to enter private practice, thereby turning to the middle class -- those who can afford psychotherapy -- and away from the poor. As Specht and Courtney persuasively demonstrate, if social work continues to drift in this direction there is good reason to expect that the profession will be entirely engulfed by psychotherapy within the next twenty years, leaving a huge gap in the provision of social services traditionally filled by social workers. The authors examine the waste of public funds this trend occasions, as social workers educated with public money abandon community service in increasing numbers.

Troubling The Angels

Troubling The Angels
Author: Patricia A Lather
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2018-03-14
ISBN 10: 0429983050
ISBN 13: 9780429983054
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Troubling The Angels Book Review:

Based on an interview study of 25 Ohio women in HIV/AIDS support groups, this is a study of how the women make sense of the disease in their lives. The book combines data, method, analysis and interpretation.

All American Boys

All American Boys
Author: Jason Reynolds,Brendan Kiely
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 316
Release: 2015-09-29
ISBN 10: 1481463330
ISBN 13: 9781481463331
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

All American Boys Book Review:

When sixteen-year-old Rashad is mistakenly accused of stealing, classmate Quinn witnesses his brutal beating at the hands of a police officer who happens to be the older brother of his best friend. Told through Rashad and Quinn's alternating viewpoints.

The Testing Tree

The Testing Tree
Author: Stanley Kunitz
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 68
Release: 1975
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:779994459
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Testing Tree Book Review:

Stanley Kunitz has received ... the Pulitzer Prize for Selcted Poems 1928-1958, the Brandeis Medal of Achievement, the Harriet Monroe Award, and Poetry's Levinson Prize. ... --Little, Brown and Company"He has a bold dramatic imagination that can wrest meanings from bleak and difficult material. He can break into truly passionate speech."--Theodore Roethke.

Hell s Angels A Strange and Terrible Saga

Hell s Angels  A Strange and Terrible Saga
Author: Hunter S. Thompson
Publsiher: Ballantine Books
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2012-08-01
ISBN 10: 0307826619
ISBN 13: 9780307826619
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hell s Angels A Strange and Terrible Saga Book Review:

Gonzo journalist and literary roustabout Hunter S. Thompson flies with the angels—Hell’s Angels, that is—in this short work of nonfiction. “California, Labor Day weekend . . . early, with ocean fog still in the streets, outlaw motorcyclists wearing chains, shades and greasy Levis roll out from damp garages, all-night diners and cast-off one-night pads in Frisco, Hollywood, Berdoo and East Oakland, heading for the Monterey peninsula, north of Big Sur. . . The Menace is loose again.” Thus begins Hunter S. Thompson’s vivid account of his experiences with California’s most notorious motorcycle gang, the Hell’s Angels. In the mid-1960s, Thompson spent almost two years living with the controversial Angels, cycling up and down the coast, reveling in the anarchic spirit of their clan, and, as befits their name, raising hell. His book successfully captures a singular moment in American history, when the biker lifestyle was first defined, and when such countercultural movements were electrifying and horrifying America. Thompson, the creator of Gonzo journalism, writes with his usual bravado, energy, and brutal honesty, and with a nuanced and incisive eye; as The New Yorker pointed out, “For all its uninhibited and sardonic humor, Thompson’s book is a thoughtful piece of work.” As illuminating now as when originally published in 1967, Hell’s Angels is a gripping portrait, and the best account we have of the truth behind an American legend. From the Hardcover edition.

The Soul of America

The Soul of America
Author: Jon Meacham
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2018-05-08
ISBN 10: 039958983X
ISBN 13: 9780399589836
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Soul of America Book Review:

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Pulitzer Prize–winning author Jon Meacham helps us understand the present moment in American politics and life by looking back at critical times in our history when hope overcame division and fear. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR • The Christian Science Monitor • Southern Living Our current climate of partisan fury is not new, and in The Soul of America Meacham shows us how what Abraham Lincoln called the “better angels of our nature” have repeatedly won the day. Painting surprising portraits of Lincoln and other presidents, including Ulysses S. Grant, Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, Dwight Eisenhower, and Lyndon B. Johnson, and illuminating the courage of such influential citizen activists as Martin Luther King, Jr., early suffragettes Alice Paul and Carrie Chapman Catt, civil rights pioneers Rosa Parks and John Lewis, First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, and Army-McCarthy hearings lawyer Joseph N. Welch, Meacham brings vividly to life turning points in American history. He writes about the Civil War, Reconstruction, and the birth of the Lost Cause; the backlash against immigrants in the First World War and the resurgence of the Ku Klux Klan in the 1920s; the fight for women’s rights; the demagoguery of Huey Long and Father Coughlin and the isolationist work of America First in the years before World War II; the anti-Communist witch-hunts led by Senator Joseph McCarthy; and Lyndon Johnson’s crusade against Jim Crow. Each of these dramatic hours in our national life have been shaped by the contest to lead the country to look forward rather than back, to assert hope over fear—a struggle that continues even now. While the American story has not always—or even often—been heroic, we have been sustained by a belief in progress even in the gloomiest of times. In this inspiring book, Meacham reassures us, “The good news is that we have come through such darkness before”—as, time and again, Lincoln’s better angels have found a way to prevail. Praise for The Soul of America “Brilliant, fascinating, timely . . . With compelling narratives of past eras of strife and disenchantment, Meacham offers wisdom for our own time.”—Walter Isaacson “Gripping and inspiring, The Soul of America is Jon Meacham’s declaration of his faith in America.”—Newsday “Meacham gives readers a long-term perspective on American history and a reason to believe the soul of America is ultimately one of kindness and caring, not rancor and paranoia.”—USA Today

The Book of Common Prayer and Administration of the Sacraments Together with the Psalter

The Book of Common Prayer  and Administration of the Sacraments      Together with the Psalter
Author: Church of England
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 560
Release: 1737
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OXFORD:N11732284
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book of Common Prayer and Administration of the Sacraments Together with the Psalter Book Review:

Candide

Candide
Author: By Voltaire
Publsiher: BookRix
Total Pages: 148
Release: 2019-06-09
ISBN 10: 3736801785
ISBN 13: 9783736801783
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Candide Book Review:

Candide is a French satire by Voltaire, a philosopher of the Age of Enlightenment. It begins with a young man, Candide, who is living a sheltered life in an Edenic paradise and being indoctrinated with Leibnizian optimism (or simply Optimism) by his mentor, Pangloss. The work describes the abrupt cessation of this lifestyle, followed by Candide's slow, painful disillusionment as he witnesses and experiences great hardships in the world. Voltaire concludes with Candide, if not rejecting optimism outright, advocating a deeply practical precept, "we must cultivate our garden", in lieu of the Leibnizian mantra of Pangloss, "all is for the best in the best of all possible worlds". Candide is characterized by its sarcastic tone, as well as by its erratic, fantastical and fast-moving plot. A picaresque novel it parodies many adventure and romance clichés, the struggles of which are caricatured in a tone that is mordantly matter-of-fact. Still, the events discussed are often based on historical happenings, such as the Seven Years' War and the 1755 Lisbon earthquake. As philosophers of Voltaire's day contended with the problem of evil, so too does Candide in this short novel, albeit more directly and humorously. Voltaire ridicules religion, theologians, governments, armies, philosophies, and philosophers through allegory; most conspicuously, he assaults Leibniz and his optimism. As expected by Voltaire, Candide has enjoyed both great success and great scandal. Immediately after its secretive publication, the book was widely banned because it contained religious blasphemy, political sedition and intellectual hostility hidden under a thin veil of naïveté. However, with its sharp wit and insightful portrayal of the human condition, the novel has since inspired many later authors and artists to mimic and adapt it. Today, Candide is recognized as Voltaire's magnum opus and is often listed as part of the Western canon; it is arguably taught more than any other work of French literature. It was listed as one of The 100 Most Influential Books Ever Written.

With the Might of Angels

With the Might of Angels
Author: Andrea Davis Pinkney
Publsiher: Dear America
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2019-04-30
ISBN 10: 9781338530957
ISBN 13: 133853095X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

With the Might of Angels Book Review:

Bestselling author and Coretta Scott King Award winner Andrea Davis Pinkney presents a moving fictional account of school desegregation in the Civil Rights Era.