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.

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.

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:

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 Vagina Monologues

The Vagina Monologues
Author: Eve Ensler
Publsiher: Villard Books
Total Pages: 222
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 0345498607
ISBN 13: 9780345498601
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Vagina Monologues Book Review:

Drawing on conversations with hundreds of women about their genitalia, the author presents a collection of performance pieces from her one-woman show of the same name.

Rules of Play

Rules of Play
Author: Katie Salen,Katie Salen Tekinbaş,Eric Zimmerman
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 672
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 9780262240451
ISBN 13: 0262240459
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rules of Play Book Review:

Meaningful play - Design - Systems - Interactivity - Defining games - The magic circle - Defining rules - Rules on three levels - The rules of digital games - Games as systems of uncertainty - Games as systems of information - Games as cybernetic systems - Games as systems of conflict - Games as the play of experience - Games as the play of meaning - Games as the play of simulation - Games as cultural rhetoric - Games as cultural resistance - Games as cultural environment.

The Killer Angels

The Killer Angels
Author: Michael Shaara
Publsiher: Random House Digital, Inc.
Total Pages: 337
Release: 2004-11-01
ISBN 10: 0679643249
ISBN 13: 9780679643241
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Killer Angels Book Review:

In an effort to draw out the Union Army of the Potomac, the Confederate Army invades the North, and the armies clash in a bloody battle at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, for four days.

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.

Good and Cheap

Good and Cheap
Author: Leanne Brown
Publsiher: Workman Publishing
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2015-07-14
ISBN 10: 0761184171
ISBN 13: 9780761184171
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Good and Cheap Book Review:

By showing that kitchen skill, and not budget, is the key to great food, Good and Cheap will help you eat well—really well—on the strictest of budgets. Created for people who have to watch every dollar—but particularly those living on the U.S. food stamp allotment of $4.00 a day—Good and Cheap is a cookbook filled with delicious, healthful recipes backed by ideas that will make everyone who uses it a better cook. From Spicy Pulled Pork to Barley Risotto with Peas, and from Chorizo and White Bean Ragù to Vegetable Jambalaya, the more than 100 recipes maximize every ingredient and teach economical cooking methods. There are recipes for breakfasts, soups and salads, lunches, snacks, big batch meals—and even desserts, like crispy, gooey Caramelized Bananas. Plus there are tips on shopping smartly and the minimal equipment needed to cook successfully. And when you buy one, we give one! With every copy of Good and Cheap purchased, the publisher will donate a free copy to a person or family in need. Donated books will be distributed through food charities, nonprofits, and other organizations. You can feel proud that your purchase of this book supports the people who need it most, giving them the tools to make healthy and delicious food. An IACP Cookbook Awards Winner.

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.

Forged by Fire

Forged by Fire
Author: Sharon M. Draper
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 151
Release: 2013-07-23
ISBN 10: 1442489146
ISBN 13: 9781442489141
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forged by Fire Book Review:

Teenage Gerald, who has spent years protecting his fragile half-sister from their abusive father, faces the prospect of one final confrontation before the problem can be solved.


Author: Voltaire
Publsiher: Рипол Классик
Total Pages: 156
Release: 2016-01-20
ISBN 10: 1944556117
ISBN 13: 9781944556112
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Candide Book Review:

Voltaire’s masterpiece of satire Candide was written between July and December 1758 and published simultaneously in Geneva, Paris and Amsterdam in January 1759. The events in the book unlike most works of fiction are astutely based on the current state of Voltaire’s contemporary world and culled from the headlines of his day. No major power center was omitted. Arbiters of social status, sex/love, money, war and religion were all lambasted within the pages of Candide.

The Road

The Road
Author: Cormac McCarthy
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2007-03-20
ISBN 10: 0307267458
ISBN 13: 9780307267450
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Road Book Review:

NATIONAL BESTSELLER WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE The searing, post-apocalyptic novel about a father and son's fight to survive. A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind. It is cold enough to crack stones, and when the snow falls it is gray. The sky is dark. Their destination is the coast, although they don't know what, if anything, awaits them there. They have nothing; just a pistol to defend themselves against the lawless bands that stalk the road, the clothes they are wearing, a cart of scavenged food—and each other. The Road is the profoundly moving story of a journey. It boldly imagines a future in which no hope remains, but in which the father and his son, "each the other's world entire," are sustained by love. Awesome in the totality of its vision, it is an unflinching meditation on the worst and the best that we are capable of: ultimate destructiveness, desperate tenacity, and the tenderness that keeps two people alive in the face of total devastation. A New York Times Notable Book One of the Best Books of the Year The Boston Globe, The Christian Science Monitor, The Denver Post, The Kansas City Star, Los Angeles Times, New York, People, Rocky Mountain News, Time, The Village Voice, The Washington Post

The Art of Game Design

The Art of Game Design
Author: Jesse Schell
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 520
Release: 2008-08-04
ISBN 10: 0123694965
ISBN 13: 9780123694966
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Art of Game Design Book Review:

Anyone can master the fundamentals of game design - no technological expertise is necessary. The Art of Game Design: A Book of Lenses shows that the same basic principles of psychology that work for board games, card games and athletic games also are the keys to making top-quality videogames. Good game design happens when you view your game from many different perspectives, or lenses. While touring through the unusual territory that is game design, this book gives the reader one hundred of these lenses - one hundred sets of insightful questions to ask yourself that will help make your game better. These lenses are gathered from fields as diverse as psychology, architecture, music, visual design, film, software engineering, theme park design, mathematics, writing, puzzle design, and anthropology. Anyone who reads this book will be inspired to become a better game designer - and will understand how to do it.

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 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.

Are Prisons Obsolete

Are Prisons Obsolete
Author: Angela Y. Davis
Publsiher: Seven Stories Press
Total Pages: 129
Release: 2011-01-04
ISBN 10: 1609801040
ISBN 13: 9781609801045
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Are Prisons Obsolete Book Review:

With her characteristic brilliance, grace and radical audacity, Angela Y. Davis has put the case for the latest abolition movement in American life: the abolition of the prison. As she quite correctly notes, American life is replete with abolition movements, and when they were engaged in these struggles, their chances of success seemed almost unthinkable. For generations of Americans, the abolition of slavery was sheerest illusion. Similarly,the entrenched system of racial segregation seemed to last forever, and generations lived in the midst of the practice, with few predicting its passage from custom. The brutal, exploitative (dare one say lucrative?) convict-lease system that succeeded formal slavery reaped millions to southern jurisdictions (and untold miseries for tens of thousands of men, and women). Few predicted its passing from the American penal landscape. Davis expertly argues how social movements transformed these social, political and cultural institutions, and made such practices untenable. In Are Prisons Obsolete?, Professor Davis seeks to illustrate that the time for the prison is approaching an end. She argues forthrightly for "decarceration", and argues for the transformation of the society as a whole.

LSD My Problem Child

LSD  My Problem Child
Author: Albert Hofmann
Publsiher: Multidisciplinary Assn for
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2005
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39076002596521
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

LSD My Problem Child Book Review:

This is the story of LSD told by a concerned yet hopeful father, organic chemist Albert Hofmann. He traces LSDs path from a promising psychiatric research medicine to a recreational drug sparking hysteria and prohibition.We follow Dr. Hofmanns trek across Mexico to discover sacred plants related to LSD, and listen in as he corresponds with other notable figures about his remarkable discovery.Underlying it all is Dr. Hofmanns powerful conclusion that mystical experience may be our planets best hope for survival. Whether induced by LSD, meditation, or arising spontaneously, such experiences help us to comprehend the wonder, the mystery of the divine in the microcosm of the atom, in the macrocosm of the spiral nebula, in the seeds of plants, in the body and soul of people.Now, more than sixty years after the birth of Albert Hofmanns problem child, his vision of its true potential is more relevant, and more needed, than ever.

How To Win Friends And Influence People

How To Win Friends And Influence People
Author: Dale Carnegie
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2014-01-28
ISBN 10: 1443433160
ISBN 13: 9781443433167
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How To Win Friends And Influence People Book Review:

With an enduring grasp of human nature, Dale Carnegie’s How to Win Friends and Influence People teaches his readers how to handle people without letting them feel manipulated, how to make people feel important without inspiring resentment, how win people over to your point of view without causing offence, and how to make a friend out of just about anyone. Published in 1937, Carnegie’s How to Win Friends and Influence People, was originally written as a companion book to his lectures on how to be a good salesperson. However, what began as a basic sales primer, quickly exploded into an overnight success, eventually selling more than 15 million copies worldwide, and pioneering an entire genre of self-help and personal success books. HarperTorch brings great works of non-fiction and the dramatic arts to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperTorch collection to build your digital library.

And the Band Played On

And the Band Played On
Author: Randy Shilts
Publsiher: Souvenir Press
Total Pages: 656
Release: 2011-11-03
ISBN 10: 0285640763
ISBN 13: 9780285640764
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

And the Band Played On Book Review:

Extensively researched (Shilts interviewed over 1,000 people), weaving together personal stories with political and social reporting And the Band Played On is a masterpiece of investigative reporting (comparable to Truman Capote's In Cold Blood) and it led to Shilts being described as "the pre-eminent chronicler of gay life" ('The New York Times'). And the Band Played On was awarded the Stonewall Book Award, it became an international bestseller (translated into 7 languages) and was made into a major movie in 1993 starring Richard Gere and Ian McKellen. Randy Shilts exposed why AIDS was allowed to spread while the medical and political authorities ignored (and even denied) the threat. And the Band Played On is one of the great works of contemporary journalism, and provides the foundation for the continuing debate about the greatest medical epidemic faced in our time.