Sense of Occasion

Author: Harold Prince

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 154000483X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 304

View: 7991

(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: 1666

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.

High Tea

Recipes with a Sense of Occasion

Author: Murdoch Books Test Kitchen Staff

Publisher: Murdoch

ISBN: 9781742660141

Category: Afternoon teas

Page: 256

View: 3962

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.

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: 4222


Selected Essays

Author: Charles Travis

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199230331

Category: Philosophy

Page: 318

View: 4360

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.

Sterling Dictionary of Idioms

Author: Vijaya Kumar

Publisher: Sterling Publishers Pvt. Ltd

ISBN: 9788173590672

Category: English

Page: 520

View: 1934

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

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: 3943

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.

Making Sense of Organizational Change

Author: Jean Helms Mills

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415369398

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 244

View: 6690

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.

My Right To Play

Author: Orr, Robert

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 033522735X

Category: Education

Page: 115

View: 1977

"Robert Orr... has achieved the balance of evidenced-based practice with the integration of the concept of ordinariness. This work is a must for not only those working with children with an expressed extra special need, but also all nurses who work with people who have a learning disability." Helen Laverty, Health Lecturer, University of Nottingham "This is a slim, accessible and powerful read with a refreshing message... I strongly recommend this as a thoughtful, poignant and often humorous read for all people working with or caring for children, young people and adults with complex needs." PHLD Link "innovative and bold... A wide range of ideas and opinions are introduced at a good pace, and the writing is elegant and engaging - sure to be attractive to a wide range of readers. ...Robert Orr...stimulated us to think in a new way about how some people with complex needs may or may not view the world...My Right to Play will be a valuable addition to the field our thinking on multiple disability" Eye Contact This lively and accessible book provides a take on life from the perspective of a child who has no sight and no speech and who uses a wheelchair because of physical disabilities. The book: Offers a glimpse into the thoughts of such a child, recognizing that family and support workers sometimes get things right and sometimes don't Enables people new to disability work to avoid pitfalls and take short cuts in becoming interesting and useful to a child with complex needs Examines the puzzling behaviour often encountered when working with children who are dependent on others for the ordinary aspects of daily life Compassionate, sympathetic and down to earth, My Right to Play is invaluable reading for a wide ranging audience including the families of profoundly disabled children, teachers, carers, therapists and medical staff.


Author: Frank J. Matera,Daniel J. Harrington

Publisher: Liturgical Press

ISBN: 9780814658116

Category: Religion

Page: 252

View: 9830

Paul's Letter to the Galatians has played a major role in the history of theology, especially in the Church's teaching on grace, faith, and justification. This commentary argues that Paul's doctrine of justification by faith is essentially social in nature and has important ecumenical implications for the Church today. In its original setting, Galatians established a foundation for the unity of Jewish and Gentile Christians: all are justified by the faith of Jesus Christ. In addition to illuminating the historical situation that led Paul to write his Letter to the Galatians, this commentary pays careful attention to the rhetorical structure of this letter and its theological message. The author provides a fresh translation of Galatians, critical notes on each verse of the text, and a careful commentary of the letter in light of Paul's theology. Theories abound on the question of Galatians, why it was written, what it says, and what the implications of that message are. Yet few scholars have devoted themselves at length to this letter. What sets this work apart is the extent and detail of its scholarship. "Matera has written a clear, straightforward, and convincing commentary." Internationale Zeitschriftenschau fr Bibelwissenschaft und Grenzgebiete"Uniquely explained and scholarly presented, this presentation of the meaning of the Letter to Galatians, as one of the most influential of the New Testament, should be powerfully relevant to contemporary peoples." Emmanuel "For my money, clearly the most helpful of the recent lot [of commentaries on Galatians] to this point is the contribution to Sacra Pagina by Frank J. Matera. . . . Matera's commentary deserves a wide reading not only by New Testament specialists but also by seminarians and ministers." Interpretation

An Introductory History of British Broadcasting

Author: Andrew Crisell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134796773

Category: Social Science

Page: 296

View: 4898

This is an accessible and concise history of British radio and television. The book considers the nature and evolution of broadcasting, the growth of broadcasting institutions and the relation of broadcasting to a wider political and social context. Beginning with the genesis of radio at the turn of the century, Crisell discusses key moments in media history from the first wireless broadcast in 1920 to the present. Key topics covered include: * The establishment of the BBC in 1927 * The general strike, notions of public service broadcasting and the cultural values of the BBC * Broadcasting in wartime * The heyday of radio in the 1940s and 1950s and the rise of television * BBC2, Channel 4 and minority television * The changing role of radio in a television age * The convergence of broadcasting and other media * Future issues for broadcasting

Shakespearean Metaphysics

Author: Michael Witmore

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0826490433

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 143

View: 7213

A fresh approach to the plays that suggests they can be seen as metaphysical 'experiments' conducted in the medium of drama.

Whitehead's Metaphysics of Extension and Solidarity

Author: Jorge Luis Nobo

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780887062612

Category: Philosophy

Page: 439

View: 7107

At the base of Whitehead's philosophy of organism is a vision of the solidarity of all final actualities. Each actuality is a discrete individual enjoying autonomous self-determination, yet each also requires all other actualities as essential components and partial determinants of its own nature. This vision of universal solidarity, Nobo demonstrates, is the fundamental metaphysical thesis whose truth the categories and principles of Whitehead's philosophy were expressly designed to elucidate. The received interpretations of Whitehead's thought, Nobo shows, have ignored the mutual relevance of the solidarity thesis and the organic categoreal scheme and, for that reason, have grossly misrepresented many of Whitehead's most important metaphysical doctrines. Contending that the difficult tasks of interpreting and developing Whitehead's metaphysics presuppose an understanding of the solidarity thesis, Nobo explores that thesis and the metaphysical categories and principles most relevant to its elucidation. In the process, he not only corrects many misinterpretations but also develops important metaphysical doctrines that Whitehead neglected to make sufficiently explicit in his published writings. It is precisely in terms of the neglected doctrine of eternal extensive continuity, Nobo demonstrates, that the more puzzling aspects of the solidarity thesis are satisfactorily explained. He then shows that the extensional solidarity of all final actualities is an essential ingredient of the generalized conception of experience on which Whitehead builds his ontology, cosmology, and epistemology.

Agency, Culture, and Human Personhood

Pastoral Thelogy and Intimate Partner Violence

Author: Jeanne M. Hoeft

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 163087826X

Category: Religion

Page: 190

View: 5701

Agency, Culture and Human Personhood uses feminist theories, process and liberation theologies, psychodynamics and the problem of intimate partner violence to develop a pastoral theology of human agency. The turn to cultural context for understanding what makes human beings who they are and do the things they do, raises significant questions about human agency. To what extent is agency, the human capacity to act, self-determined, and to what extent is it determined by external factors? If we conceive of persons with too little agency we negate the possibility for change but too much agency negates the necessity for resistance movements. Hoeft argues that agency arises ambiguously from and is constituted of culture. She suggests that such a conception of agency enables the church to foster in victims, perpetrators, and congregations more resistance to violence and proposes practices of ministry that can do just that. The book will challenge deeply ingrained notions of personal responsibility and one's capacity to choose change, yet offers concrete proposals for a creating a less violent world.

Making Sense of Taste

Food and Philosophy

Author: Carolyn Korsmeyer

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 080147132X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 240

View: 5298

Taste, perhaps the most intimate of the five senses, has traditionally been considered beneath the concern of philosophy, too bound to the body, too personal and idiosyncratic. Yet, in addition to providing physical pleasure, eating and drinking bear symbolic and aesthetic value in human experience, and they continually inspire writers and artists. In Making Sense of Taste, Carolyn Korsmeyer explains how taste came to occupy so low a place in the hierarchy of senses and why it is deserving of greater philosophical respect and attention. Korsmeyer begins with the Greek thinkers who classified taste as an inferior, bodily sense; she then traces the parallels between notions of aesthetic and gustatory taste that were explored in the formation of modern aesthetic theories. She presents scientific views of how taste actually works and identifies multiple components of taste experiences. Turning to taste's objects—food and drink—she looks at the different meanings they convey in art and literature as well as in ordinary human life and proposes an approach to the aesthetic value of taste that recognizes the representational and expressive roles of food. Korsmeyer's consideration of art encompasses works that employ food in contexts sacred and profane, that seek to whet the appetite and to keep it at bay; her selection of literary vignettes ranges from narratives of macabre devouring to stories of communities forged by shared eating.

Science and the Modern World

Author: A. N. Whitehead

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521237785

Category: Science

Page: 278

View: 6971

Alfred North Whitehead's 1925 volume was a groundbreaking and important book that redefined the concept of modern science. In emphasising the position of science as a culturally connected activity, Whitehead anticipated arguments that would come to dominate the philosophy of science in the latter part of the twentieth century.