Sense of Occasion

Author: Harold Prince

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 154000483X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 304

View: 6966

(Applause Books). In this fast-moving, candid, conversational, and entertaining memoir, Harold Prince, the most honored director in the history of the American theater (22 Tony Awards and counting), looks back over his 70-year (and counting!) career. Featuring original material from Contradictions: Notes on Twenty-Six Years in the Theatre , Prince provides a fresh, new perspective on his writing from the vantage point of today. Sense of Occasion gives an insider's recollection of the making of such landmark musicals as West Side Story , Fiddler on the Roof , Cabaret , Company , Follies , Sweeney Todd , Evita , and Phantom of the Opera , with Prince's perceptive comments about his mentor George Abbott and his many celebrated collaborators, including Leonard Bernstein, Jerome Robbins, Stephen Sondheim, John Kander, Boris Aronson, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Angela Lansbury, Elizabeth Taylor, Zero Mostel, Carol Burnett, and Joel Grey. As well as detailing his titanic successes that changed the form and content of the American musical theater, Prince even-handedly reflects on the shows that didn't work, most memorably and painfully Merrily We Roll Along . Throughout, he offers insights into the way business is conducted on Broadway, drawing sharp contrasts between past and present. This thoughtful, complete account of one of the most legendary and long-lived careers in theater history, written by the man who lived it, is an essential work of personal and professional recollection.

A Sense of Occasion

Mendelssohn in Birmingham, 1846 & 1847

Author: Audrey Duggan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781858584492

Category: Concerts

Page: 102

View: 8150

Mendelssohn's oratorio, Elijah, was first performed at the Birmingham Town Hall in 1846 and was an outstanding success, matched only by the attraction of the man, himself. This title tells the story of a love affair between Mendelssohn and the citizens of Birmingham.

Senses of Style

Poetry before Interpretation

Author: Jeff Dolven

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022651725X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

View: 8538

In an age of interpretation, style eludes criticism. Yet it does so much tacit work: telling time, telling us apart, telling us who we are. What does style have to do with form, history, meaning, our moment’s favored categories? What do we miss when we look right through it? Senses of Style essays an answer. An experiment in criticism, crossing four hundred years and composed of nearly four hundred brief, aphoristic remarks, it is a book of theory steeped in examples, drawn from the works and lives of two men: Sir Thomas Wyatt, poet and diplomat in the court of Henry VIII, and his admirer Frank O’Hara, the midcentury American poet, curator, and boulevardier. Starting with puzzle of why Wyatt’s work spoke so powerfully to O’Hara across the centuries, Jeff Dolven ultimately explains what we talk about when we talk about style, whether in the sixteenth century, the twentieth, or the twenty-first.

Voice of the Buddha

Buddhaghosa on the Immeasurable Words

Author: Maria Heim

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190906669

Category: Religion

Page: 320

View: 6350

What would a Buddhist theory of texts look like through the lens of the 5th-century thinker Buddhaghosa? In Voice of the Buddha, Maria Heim reads from the principal commentator, editor, and translator of the Theravada intellectual tradition, yielding fresh insight into all three collections of the early Pali texts: Vinaya, the Suttas, and the Abhidhamma. Buddhaghosa considered the Buddha to be omniscient, the Buddha's words to be "oceanic." Every word, passage, book--indeed the corpus as a whole--is taken to be "endless and immeasurable" in Buddhaghosa's view. Commentarial practice thus requires disciplined methods of expansion, drawing out the endless possibilities for meaning and application. Heim considers Buddhaghosa's theories of texts, and follows his practices of exegesis to discover how he explored scripture's infinity. By examining the significance of the immeasurability of scripture in commentarial practice and as a general principle, this book offers new tools to understand the huge scriptural and commentarial literature of the Pali tradition. And by taking seriously a traditional commentator's theory of texts, it beckons us to learn from commentaries themselves how we might read and interpret them and the texts on which they comment.

High Tea

Recipes with a Sense of Occasion

Author: Murdoch Books Test Kitchen Staff

Publisher: Murdoch

ISBN: 9781742660141

Category: Afternoon teas

Page: 256

View: 2706

This collection of cupcakes, cookies, muffins and slices is worth staging a stop-work meeting for. Or, perhaps, reintroducing that grand custom form a bygone era - high tea.

Making Sense of Organizational Change

Author: Jean Helms Mills

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415369398

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 244

View: 7319

Applies an invaluable sensemaking framework to organizational change in both a practical and accessible way, to present an instructive and informative view on the implications of change in the business world today.

Brücken der Versöhnung

Festschrift für Gert Hummel zum 70. Geburtstag 2003

Author: Peter Haigis,Doris Lax

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 9783825863968

Category: Reconciliation

Page: 402

View: 8669


All die Jahre

Roman

Author: J. Courtney Sullivan

Publisher: Paul Zsolnay Verlag

ISBN: 3552063730

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 3587

Nora Flynn ist 21, als sie mit ihrer jüngeren Schwester aus Irland nach Amerika auswandert, um ihrem Verlobten zu folgen und Theresa eine Ausbildung zu ermöglichen. Doch Theresa wird schwanger, und Nora trifft eine folgenschwere Entscheidung. Fünfzig Jahre später hat Nora vier erwachsene Kinder: John, Bridget, Brian und Patrick, ihren Ältesten, der Nora beständig Sorgen bereitet und trotzdem ihr Liebling ist. Theresa lebt als Nonne in einem Kloster, als Patricks Tod die Schwestern nach Jahrzehnten des Schweigens wieder zusammenführt – und sie zwingt, sich mit dem auseinanderzusetzen, was ihr Leben für immer verändert hat. Nach „Sommer in Maine“ ein neuer großer Familienroman von J. Courtney Sullivan.

Shakespeare, Man of the Theater

Proceedings of the Second Congress of the International Shakespeare Association, 1981

Author: International Shakespeare Association. Congress,Kenneth Muir,Jay L. Halio,David John Palmer

Publisher: University of Delaware Press

ISBN: 9780874132175

Category: Drama

Page: 265

View: 5752

This volume presents a sampling of the more than 250 papers presented at the Congress of the ISA held at Stratford-upon-Avon in August 1981. Most of the papers are concerned with Shakespeare as a writer for the theater. Other essays deal with Shakespeare as a literary, rather than theatrical, writer. Several of the offerings cover subjects usually neglected, and develop fresh insight into his work.

Sterling Dictionary of Idioms

Author: Vijaya Kumar

Publisher: Sterling Publishers Pvt. Ltd

ISBN: 9788173590672

Category: English

Page: 520

View: 9727

Meaning and appropriate usage of idioms, provides carefully written examples, relying on simplicity and clarity.

The End of Evil

Process Eschatology in Historical Context

Author: Marjorie Suchocki

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1597522678

Category: Religion

Page: 192

View: 2294

The topic of evil and redemption has been at the center of the Western tradition since the beginning of the Christian era. In The End of Evil, Suchocki explores the source and end of evil in the thought of Augustine, Leibniz, Kant, Schleiermacher, Hegel, and Nietzsche. Whitehead's philosophy is used as a creative response to the problems and possibilities raised in these earlier developments.

Occasion-Sensitivity

Selected Essays

Author: Charles Travis

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199230331

Category: Philosophy

Page: 318

View: 6709

Charles Travis presents a series of essays in which he has developed his distinctive view of the relation of thought to language. He argues that there are varying conditions of correctness which determine whether words express a given concept, and thus that meaning does not determine truth conditions. The implications of this view are intriguing.