Rough Magic

A Biography Of Sylvia Path

Author: Paul Alexander

Publisher: Da Capo Press

ISBN: 0786730250

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 440

View: 6526

Since her suicide at age thirty, Sylvia Plath (1932-1963) has been celebrated for her impeccable and ruthless poetry. Rough Magic probes the events of Plath's life, including her turbulent marriage to the poet Ted Hughes.

This Rough Magic

Author: Mary Stewart

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444720511

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 1158

The original queen of the page-turner Mary Stewart leads her readers on a thrilling journey through a dangerous and deadly Provence in this tale perfect for fans of Agatha Christie and Barbara Pym. 'Mary Stewart is magic' New York Times 'One of the great British storytellers of the 20th century' Independent Lucy Waring, a young, out-of-work actress from London, leaps at the chance to visit her sister for a summer on the island paradise of Corfu, and what's more, a famous but reclusive actor is staying in a villa nearby. But Lucy's hopes for rest and romance are shattered when a body washes up on the beach and she finds herself swept up in a chilling chain of events. I shuddered, and drank my coffee, leaning back in my chair to gaze out across pine tops furry with gold towards the sparkling sea, and surrendering myself to the dreamlike feeling that marks the start of a holiday . . . 'A comfortable chair and a Mary Stewart: total heaven. I'd rather read her than most other authors.' Harriet Evans 'She built the bridge between classic literature and modern popular fiction. She did it first and she did it best.' Herald

This Rough Magic

Author: Mercedes Lackey,Eric Flint,Dave Freer

Publisher: Baen Publishing Enterprises

ISBN: 1618244124

Category: Fiction

Page: 832

View: 5284

The Demon Chernobog¾ Foiled but Not Conquered in The Shadow of the Lion¾ is Back to Conquer Sixteenth-Century Venice! Chernobog had come within a hair of seizing absolute power in Venice, but was thwarted by the guardian Lion-spirit, who awoke to protect his city from the power-mad demon. But the power of the Lion is limited to Venice, and Chernobog has a new ally in the King of Hungary, who has beseiged the island of Corfu to seize control of the Adriatic from Venice. Trapped on the island is the small band of heroes who awoke the Lion and thwarted Chernobog before. Far from the Lion's help, Manfred and Erik lead guerrillas against the foe, and Maria discovers ancient magical powers on the island. If she can make alliance with them, she may be able to repel the invaders¾but not without paying a bitter personal price. . . . At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management). Praise for the Prequel, The Shadow of the Lion: "The prolific Lackey and cohorts Flint and Freer whip up a luscious bouillabaisse of politics, intrigue, love and black magic set in an "Other-worldly, New-Age Venice. . . ." The authors' use of contemporary American vernacular . . . instead of pompous period speech keeps the pages turning fast. . . ." ¾Publishers Weekly "[A] massive concoction of alternate history, high fantasy, and historical romance set in the sixteenth-century Venice of an alternate world . . . rich plotting, vivid characterization, and splendid evocation of Renaissance ethics and culture should make readers turn all the pages." ¾Booklist ". . . a sweeping alternate history. .. .The authors deftly wield the juxtaposition of fantasy and history into a finely crafted story." ¾Romantic Times "[A] top pick . . . fast-paced action and complex, believable settings." ¾The Bookwatch

Rough Magic

Making Theatre at the Royal Shakespeare Company

Author: Steven Adler

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 9780809323777

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 272

View: 2789

This book provides a thorough analysis of the many strands of theatrical activity on both sides of the footlights that coalesce in the artistic vigor of the Royal Shakespeare Company. Adler traces the company's evolution from its origins in 1879 as a week-long festival presented by Stratford-upon-Avon as a birthday homage to its native son, to its current incarnation as one of the world's most distinguished institutional theatres. The author probes the aspirations and achievements of the RSC's four successive artistic directors: Peter Hall, Trevor Nunn, Terry Hands, and Adrian Noble. He offers a comprehensive view of the design and aesthetics of the RSC's five theatres in Stratford and London, and explores the intricate process of crafting a repertoire at home and on tour that responds to the needs of the artists as well as the demands of the box office. Richly illustrated with vivid photographs, Rough magic examines the fusion of artistic vision and theatrical energy that make invigorating theatre at the RSC.

Rough Magic

First Plays

Author: Siobhan Bourke

Publisher: Methuen Publishing

ISBN: 9780413740304

Category: English drama

Page: 464

View: 3244

Rough Magic

Author: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

ISBN: 9780822223320

Category: Drama

Page: 58

View: 1225

THE STORY: Transplanting characters from The Tempest to present-day New York, ROUGH MAGIC is a Shakespearean action-adventure-fantasy in the tradition of Harry Potter and The X-Men that conjures a mythical, magical meta-universe in which the

Rough Magic

Riding the world’s wildest horse race

Author: Lara Prior-Palmer

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473558387

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 5486

The Mongol Derby is the world’s toughest horse race. A feat of endurance across the vast Mongolian plains once traversed by the people of Genghis Khan, competitors ride 25 horses across a distance of 1000km. Many riders don’t make it to the finish line. In 2013 Lara Prior-Palmer – nineteen, underprepared but seeking the great unknown – decided to enter the race. Driven by her own restlessness, stubbornness, and a lifelong love of horses, she raced for ten days through extreme heat and terrifying storms, catching a few hours of sleep where she could at the homes of nomadic families. Battling bouts of illness and dehydration, exhaustion and bruising falls, she found she had nothing to lose, and tore through the field with her motley crew of horses. In one of the Derby’s most unexpected results, she became the youngest-ever champion and the first woman to win the race. A tale of adventure, fortitude and poetry, Rough Magic is the extraordinary story of one young woman’s encounter with oblivion, and herself.

This rough magic

the life of teaching

Author: Daniel A. Lindley

Publisher: J F Bergin & Garvey


Category: Education

Page: 142

View: 717

Borrowing Prospero's "rough magic" as a descriptor for his examination of the art and craft of teaching, Lindley sets out to heighten the awareness of experienced and novice teachers alike. He explores the teaching/learning process and how teachers' own feelings affect their work. A hands-on book, it uncovers the nature of what really happens in the teacher/student interaction in the classroom. Lindley emphasizes the practical: He makes use of his own teaching life, and that of others, as it exemplifies theoretical positions derived from studies of classroom teaching and analytical psychology (Jungian). In the process, he has created a book of value in re-energizing the in-service teacher and educating the pre-service teacher. Parents, administrators, anyone interested in the process of teaching will find the book fascinating and useful.

Rough Magic

Author: Barry Kennedy

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781770871854


Page: 256

View: 3987

Reconciliation and retribution when an RCAF fighter pilot and his estranged actor father reunite at a Shakespeare Festival in a town dominated by their mutual enemy. . . .At a Shakespeare Festival in the small prairie town of Fair Size Lake, Maj. Reid Tabard arcs his F-18 fighter over the theatre, ruining opening night for more than just the audience. His father, with whom he's been estranged these thirty years, is the Festival's star and at the moment of mayhem is onstage as the magician Prospero in The Tempest. Worse, Reid's step-father is the town's mayor and patron of the Festival, and our pilot's step-brother the tapeworm-brained bane of his former life. And opening night is the least of it-Reid is resigning his commission in the air force and is back for good to work for a childhood friend who owns a local flying company.Reid hasn't returned home for the work. A man clawing his way through history's cobwebs, he struggles to implement poorly thought-out plans for reconciliation with his father and revenge on his stepfamily, and further complicates matters by falling in love with the Festival's director.The magic of the theatre. The magic of love. The magic of the spirit. The magic-and the tragedy-of family. All so wildly and dysfunctional intermingled it's surprising any of the principals survive the process. By the end all has been achieved. To a point. With such rickety supports we may rightly wonder whether it's all going to magically come apart once again.A fast-paced steeplechase richly marbled with humour and rocky romance.

Rough Magic

Author: Caryl Cude Mullin

Publisher: Second Story Press

ISBN: 1926920139

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 266

View: 2748

Out in the midst of the ocean, rising out of the rough seas, lies a mysterious island. It has seen visitors over the years, and has learned to fear them. Humans have done nothing but take, stealing the island's magic and enslaving its spirits. Caliban, born to a great sorceress who was marooned on the island's shores, grew up half-wild with its creatures. Having escaped the island to live amongst kingdoms and courtiers for many years, he now finds himself returning with his young charge Chiara, a girl who has a power within her that no one suspected. Once back on the island they are joined by Calypso, a magical young woman with ties to them all. Inspired by The Tempest, Shakespeare's famous play of love, loyalty, and magic, it is the island and its power that draws them all back. But this time the dragon who lives at the bottom of the sea has been awakened and must be satisfied. It will be up to the humans to strike a balance between their power and the natural world.

This Rough Magic

Author: Heather Graham

Publisher: MIRA

ISBN: 1488026289

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 3036

Newly reissued and available for the first time in ebook! Rediscover this classic romance by the queen of romantic suspense, New York Times bestselling author Heather Graham. Like a legend come to life.... Wolves were howling and the moon was full on the night Carly Kiernan reached Castle Vadim. Its walls rose forbiddingly, as if part of the mountains themselves. No less forbidding was Jon, Count Vadim, who dressed in black and called to mind another man, one who feared to face the sun and consorted with the creatures of the night. But this was Halloween! Surely, Carly told herself, by day the count would prove to be no more mysterious than the trick-or-treaters she would have faced at home. But the morning brought only another question: why was she falling in love with such an enigmatic man? Originally published in 1988

Rough Magic

Author: Joyce Johnson

Publisher: Robert Hale Limited

ISBN: 9780709049234

Category: Fiction

Page: 159

View: 9125

After losing her job and the man she loves, Lowenna jumps at the chance to return to her native Polcarrow, in Cornwall, only to find the past returning to haunt her in the arms of Jake Courtenay

This Rough Magic

Technology in Latin American Fiction

Author: Jane Robinett

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 284

View: 2628

"Despite author's claim that the relation of technology and the arts is a new topic, it was a major concern for the avant-garde as well as Walter Benjamin and W.T. Adorno. Nevertheless, the consideration of technology in the making of magic realism is innovative"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58.

Rough Magic

Author: Jade Crawford

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781535331647


Page: 282

View: 6194

ROUGH MAGIC follows Sarah Moretti, a jaded suburban mother. Devastated by domestic life, she seeks power and pleasure with a coven of small town witches. When her mentor dies unexpectedly, Sarah fears drowning in a life of PTA, soccer games and mortgage payments. Desperate for power, she searches the community for deadly new mentors. But there is a steep price for high magic, one her family may have to pay for her... A woman versus self journey, ROUGH MAGIC explores our notions of gender, feminism and normalcy in the modern world.

Rough Magic


Author: Kenny Soward

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781482370027

Category: Fiction

Page: 324

View: 9039

Niksabella the gnome has tinkered in the shadows for years, developing an invention that might change the world, even if she doesn't know it yet. She has few friends and even fewer allies in the city of Hightower, where social and academic status is quite important. Her brother, Nikselpik, is a cantankerous wizard who drinks too much, sings dirty songs, and makes rude passes at gnomestresses. A dark addiction consumes him, a habit called bugging, which gives him increased power and feelings of euphoria while pushing him closer to death. Dark creatures from the ultraworlds have come calling. Niksabella must fight to protect her life and her invention, while Nikselpik engages the enemy as an unlikely guest of Hightower's military elite. Niksabella and Nikselpik must find their true powers together, or perish apart. Will they heal the wounds of their childhood before it's too late?