A Bunch of Amateurs

Author: Ian Hislop,Nick Newman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780573113734

Category: Drama

Page: 126

View: 5986

Keen to boost his flagging career, fading Hollywood action hero Jefferson Steele arrives in England to play King Lear in Stratford - only to find that this is not the birthplace of the Bard, but a sleepy Suffolk village. And instead of Kenneth Branagh and Dame Judi Dench, the cast are a bunch of amateurs trying to save their theatre from developers. Jefferson's monstrous ego, vanity and insecurity are tested to the limit by the enthusiastic am-dram thespians. As acting worlds collide and Jefferson's career implodes, he discovers some truths about himself - along with his inner Lear! "terrific comedy packed with killer comic dialogue... plenty of twists and turns" ***** Whatsonstage "Deliciously stuffed with Shakespeare...a laugh-a-minute" **** Mail on Sunday

Bunch of Amateurs

A Search for the American Character

Author: Jack Hitt

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 0307955184

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 288

View: 8205

WHAT IS IT THAT DRIVES THE SUCCESS OF AMERICA AND THE IDENTITY OF ITS PEOPLE? ACCLAIMED WRITER AND CONTRIBUTING EDITOR TO THIS AMERICAN LIFE JACK HITT THINKS IT’S BECAUSE WE’RE ALL A BUNCH OF AMATEURS. America’s self-invented tinkerers are back at it in their metaphorical garages—fiddling with everything from solar-powered cars to space elevators. In Bunch of Amateurs, Jack Hitt visits a number of different garages and has written a fascinating book that looks at America’s current batch of amateurs and their pursuits. From a tattooed young woman in the Bay Area trying to splice a fish’s glow-in-the-dark gene into common yogurt (all done in her kitchen using salad spinners) to a space fanatic on the brink of developing the next generation of telescopes from his mobile home, Hitt not only tells the stories of people in the grip of a passion but argues that America’s history is bound up in a cycle of amateur surges. Beginning with Ben Franklin’s kite and leading all the way to the current TV hit American Idol, Hitt argues that the nation’s love of self-invented obsessives has always driven the country to rediscover the true heart of the American dream. Amateur pursuits are typically lamented as a world that just passed until a Sergey Brin or Mark Zuckerberg steps out of his garage (or dorm room) with the rare but crucial success story. In Bunch of Amateurs, Hitt argues that America is now poised to pioneer at another frontier that will lead, one more time, to the newest version of the American dream.

THE AMATEURS - Wer zuletzt stirbt

Author: Sara Shepard

Publisher: cbt Verlag

ISBN: 3641178878

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 384

View: 7120

Die Wahrheit ist zum Sterben schön... Aerin Kelly war elf, als ihre ältere Schwester Helena verschwand. Fünf Jahre später wird Helenas Leiche gefunden. Sechs Jahre später legt die Polizei den Fall zu den Akten, ohne einen Spur vom Mörder. Aerin macht sich auf eigene Faust auf die Suche. Über die Website Case Not Closed nimmt sie Kontakt zu zwei Teenagern auf, Seneca und Maddox, die ebenfalls Angehörige verloren haben. Gemeinsam versuchen sie, den Fall Helena zu lösen. Doch als ihre Nachforschungen voranschreiten, schwant ihnen, dass ihre Zusammenarbeit kein Zufall ist. Und dass etwas – oder jemand – alle drei Fälle verbindet ...

Bel Canto

Roman

Author: Ann Patchett

Publisher: Piper Schicksalsvoll

ISBN: 3492983006

Category: Fiction

Page: 377

View: 1488

Der Champagner fließt, die wundervolle Stimme einer Weltklasse Sopranistin erfüllt den Palazzo – die politische Elite feiert ausgelassen. Plötzlich fallen Schüsse. Eine Bande von Terroristen stürmt den Raum und nimmt die ganze Gesellschaft in Geiselhaft. Es gibt keinen Ausweg. Und noch ahnt niemand, was die verzaubernde, einende Kraft der Musik in dieser lebensbedrohlichen Situation auszurichten vermag.

THE AMATEURS - Wenn drei sich streiten

Author: Sara Shepard

Publisher: cbt Verlag

ISBN: 3641178886

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 320

View: 4848

Nur sie kennen den Mörder. Nur sie können ihn aufhalten. Aerin, Seneca und Maddox stehen immer noch unter Schock: Ausgerechnet Brett ist der Mörder von Aerins Schwester Helen. Brett, dem sie vertraut haben. Der ihre Geheimnisse kennt. Der sie auf die Spur von anderen Fällen gesetzt hat. Kann es sein, dass Brett auch etwas mit dem Tod von Senecas Mutter zu tun hatte? Mit dem Mord an Maddox‘ Freundin? Und wer ist »Brett« überhaupt? Fieberhaft versuchen die drei Freunde, seine wahre Identität zu entlarven, sein nächstes Opfer zu erahnen und weitere Morde zu verhindern. Doch Brett ist ihnen immer einen Schritt voraus...

Digitales Marketing für Dummies

Author: Ryan Deiss,Russ Henneberry

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527812466

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 360

View: 9471

Als Unternehmen kommt man kaum noch um digitales Marketing herum. Jedoch fehlt es vielen Marketingabteilungen an Know-how. Da kommen neue Herausforderungen auf die Kollegen zu: Auf welchen Social-Media-Plattformen sollte mein Unternehmen aktiv sein? Wie komme ich an Fans, Follower und Likes? Wie gestalte ich die Webseite und generiere Traffic? »Digitales Marketing für Dummies« beantwortet all diese Fragen. Außerdem stellen die Autoren verschiedene Analysetools vor, mit denen man seine Werbekampagnen prüfen und optimieren kann. So gerüstet, präsentieren Sie Ihr Unternehmen schon bald optimal im Web.

Mutual Funds

Portfolio Structures, Analysis, Management, and Stewardship

Author: John A. Haslem

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470499095

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 358

View: 9630

An authoritative, must-read guide to making more informeddecisions about mutual funds Providing a balance of theory and application, thisauthoritative book will enable you to evaluate the variousperformance and risk attributes of mutual funds. It covers a broadrange of topics, including understanding the advantages anddisadvantages of mutual funds, evaluating stock/bond allocationswithin fund portfolios, assessing fund diversification risk,measuring fund returns and risk, and making fund buy/selldecisions. While informative chapters combine clear summaries of existingresearch with practical guidelines for mutual fund analysis,step-by-step decision checklists guide you through the selection ofvarious mutual funds. Puts the risks and rewards of mutual fund investing inperspective Skillfully examines how to select and evaluate the best mutualfunds Outlines mutual fund service advantages and disadvantages Discusses the long- and short-term effectiveness of mutualfunds Covering major theoretical and management issues in mutual fundanalysis and portfolio management, this book is an authoritativeguide.

Shakespeare and Amateur Performance

A Cultural History

Author: Michael Dobson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139496816

Category: Drama

Page: N.A

View: 7730

From the Hamlet acted on a galleon off Africa to the countless outdoor productions of A Midsummer Night's Dream that now defy each English summer, Shakespeare and Amateur Performance explores the unsung achievements of those outside the theatrical profession who have been determined to do Shakespeare themselves. Based on extensive research in previously unexplored archives, this generously illustrated and lively work of theatre history enriches our understanding of how and why Shakespeare's plays have mattered to generations of rude mechanicals and aristocratic dilettantes alike: from the days of the Theatres Royal to those of the Little Theatre Movement, from the pioneering Winter's Tale performed in eighteenth-century Salisbury to the Merchant of Venice performed by Allied prisoners for their Nazi captors, and from the how-to book which transforms Mercutio into Yankee Doodle to the Napoleonic counterspy who used Richard III as a tool of surveillance.

Show Your Work!

10 Wege, auf sich aufmerksam zu machen - Zeig, was du kannst! - New York Times Bestseller

Author: Austin Kleon

Publisher: Mosaik Verlag

ISBN: 3641178835

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

View: 5806

Die 10 ultimativen Regeln, um entdeckt zu werden Wie werde ich entdeckt? Austin Kleon weiß, wie‘s geht. In „Alles nur geklaut“ beschrieb er, wie man die eigene Kreativität findet. Nun erklärt er, wie man den entscheidenden nächsten Schritt macht: zeigen, was man kann. Dazu muss man so präsent und interessant sein, dass andere die eigene Arbeit gar nicht ignorieren können. In 10 einfachen Regeln zeigt Kleon, wie man auf die eigenen Ideen aufmerksam macht. Ein Handbuch für alle, die es eigentlich hassen, Werbung für sich selbst zu machen.

The Boss's Daughter

Author: Leigh Michaels

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1460365666

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 8829

Being the boss's daughter was tough—especially when Amy found herself temporarily in charge of the company! Worse, her "assistant" was the extremely handsome, dynamic Dylan Copeland. He was so insistent on keeping an eye on her that Amy began to wonder exactly who was in charge! But was Dylan getting so close to Amy for professional or personal reasons? The man gave nothing away and Amy wasn't sure if it was ambition or seduction on his mind! And, working side by side, things were reaching boiling point….

Helden

Author: George Bernard Shaw

Publisher: BookRix

ISBN: 373098473X

Category: Drama

Page: 99

View: 3618

Helden von Gerge Bernhard Shaw demontiert in höchst vergnüglicher Weise die (Pseudo-) Helden des Krieges. - Am Ende gewinnt der ehrliche, gar nicht heldenhafte Schweizer die schöne Raina: Petkoff [der Vater Rainas]: "Sind Sie am Ende gar der Kaiser der Schweiz?" Bluntschli: "Mein Rang ist der höchste, den man in der Schweiz anerkennt: ich bin ein freier Bürger." Verschiedene Filme, eine Operette von Oscar Straus und das Musical Helden, Helden von Udo Jürgens basieren auf diesem Buch. Im Film "Helden von Franz Peter Wirth spielen mit: O. W. Fischer, Liselotte Pulver, Ellen Schwiers, Jan Hendriks, Ljuba Welitsch, Kurt Kasznar, Manfred Inger, Horst Tappert, Hans Clarin

Mrs. Pollifax and the Hong Kong Buddha

Author: Dorothy Gilman

Publisher: Fawcett

ISBN: 0804151806

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 7592

"Like the proverbial first potato chip [this book] gives you an irresistible craving for the first six Mrs. Pollifax books." Newport News DAILY PRESS Although recently married, Mrs. Pollifax is packed and ready to go to China, where a young agent, Sheng Ti, holds the answers to goings on at the sinister Feng Imports--a one-time agency front. Only Mrs. Pollifax has earned Sheng's trust, and only she can possibly stop what turns out to be a frightening and ominous plot involving drugs, smuggled diamonds, a famous cat burglar turned Interpol agent, a mysterious psychic, and, of course, murder.....possibly her own!

Cognitive Surplus

How Technology Makes Consumers into Collaborators

Author: Clay Shirky

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101434724

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 6579

The author of the breakout hit Here Comes Everybody reveals how new technology is changing us for the better. In his bestselling Here Comes Everybody, Internet guru Clay Shirky provided readers with a much-needed primer for the digital age. Now, with Cognitive Surplus, he reveals how new digital technology is unleashing a torrent of creative production that will transform our world. For the first time, people are embracing new media that allow them to pool their efforts at vanishingly low cost. The results of this aggregated effort range from mind-expanding reference tools like Wikipedia to life-saving Web sites like Ushahidi.com, which allows Kenyans to report acts of violence in real time. Cognitive Surplus explores what's possible when people unite to use their intellect, energy, and time for the greater good.

The Sound of Musicals

Author: Ruth Leon

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1849433127

Category: Music

Page: 96

View: 2726

The world of musicals is beautiful, complex, hilarious, hard-headed, and improbable. It is as hard to make a great musical as it is to fly a spaceship to the moon and there are at least as many moving parts. Why is a great musical as significant a theatrical achievement as, say, King Lear?In this entertaining new title in Oberon Masters Series, Ruth Leon tells all about the composers, the lyricists, the directors and the pioneers of the stage musical on both sides of the Atlantic while trying to reveal the truth behind the eternal question - what are musicals and why do we love them? ‘A whirlwind tour through musical theatre history... This book may be small but, like all the great shows about which Leon writes, it is perfectly formed’ - Jewish Chronicle ‘A slim and succinct account of the handful of 20th century musicals which, in Leon’s very well informed and experienced opinion, have changed the genre forever... I learned a great deal. Buy it.’ – The Stage ‘Light-hearted but informative... with an air of authority... is also beautifully bound: a slim, smart, slightly old-fashioned looking hardback.’ - What’s on stage.com ‘Ruth Leon has the ability to capture the essence of each musical, which is the real strength of pocket-sized hardback... a lovely little volume that will delight any devotee of this genre’ - British Theatre Guide ‘A must for any performing arts or drama student.’ - Ink Pellet

In the Shadow of FDR

From Harry Truman to Barack Obama

Author: William E. Leuchtenburg

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801462576

Category: History

Page: 432

View: 5987

A ghost has inhabited the Oval Office since 1945—the ghost of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. FDR's formidable presence has cast a large shadow on the occupants of that office in the years since his death, and an appreciation of his continuing influence remains essential to understanding the contemporary presidency. This new edition of In the Shadow of FDR has been updated to examine the presidency of George W. Bush and the first 100 days of the presidency of Barack Obama. The Obama presidency is evidence not just of the continuing relevance of FDR for assessing executive power but also of the salience of FDR's name in party politics and policy formulation.

Woman on the Edge of Time

A Novel

Author: Marge Piercy

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0307756394

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 2812

Hailed as a classic of speculative fiction, Marge Piercy’s landmark novel is a transformative vision of two futures—and what it takes to will one or the other into reality. Harrowing and prescient, Woman on the Edge of Time speaks to a new generation on whom these choices weigh more heavily than ever before. Connie Ramos is a Mexican American woman living on the streets of New York. Once ambitious and proud, she has lost her child, her husband, her dignity—and now they want to take her sanity. After being unjustly committed to a mental institution, Connie is contacted by an envoy from the year 2137, who shows her a time of sexual and racial equality, environmental purity, and unprecedented self-actualization. But Connie also bears witness to another potential outcome: a society of grotesque exploitation in which the barrier between person and commodity has finally been eroded. One will become our world. And Connie herself may strike the decisive blow. Praise for Woman on the Edge of Time “This is one of those rare novels that leave us different people at the end than we were at the beginning. Whether you are reading Marge Piercy’s great work again or for the first time, it will remind you that we are creating the future with every choice we make.”—Gloria Steinem “An ambitious, unusual novel about the possibilities for moral courage in contemporary society.”—The Philadelphia Inquirer “A stunning, even astonishing novel . . . marvelous and compelling.”—Publishers Weekly “Connie Ramos’s world is cuttingly real.”—Newsweek “Absorbing and exciting.”—The New York Times Book Review From the Trade Paperback edition.