a sense of occasion
Author: Helane S. Rosenberg,Christine Prendergast
Publisher: Holt Rinehart & Winston
Category: Performing Arts
(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.
Author: Harold Prince
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Category: Performing Arts
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.
Mendelssohn in Birmingham, 1846 & 1847
Author: Audrey Duggan
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.
Poetry before Interpretation
Author: Jeff Dolven
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Category: Literary Criticism
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.
Buddhaghosa on the Immeasurable Words
Author: Maria Heim
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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.
Recipes with a Sense of Occasion
Author: Murdoch Books Test Kitchen Staff
Category: Afternoon teas
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.
Author: Jean Helms Mills
Publisher: Psychology Press
Category: Business & Economics
An introduction to Berkeley's seminal text, a key text in the history of philosophy that is very widely studied at undergraduate level.
A Reader's Guide
Author: Alasdair Richmond
Publisher: A&C Black
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Festschrift für Gert Hummel zum 70. Geburtstag 2003
Author: Peter Haigis,Doris Lax
Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
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.
Author: J. Courtney Sullivan
Publisher: Paul Zsolnay Verlag
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.
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
Meaning and appropriate usage of idioms, provides carefully written examples, relying on simplicity and clarity.
Author: Vijaya Kumar
Publisher: Sterling Publishers Pvt. Ltd
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.
Process Eschatology in Historical Context
Author: Marjorie Suchocki
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Author: James Frederick Ferrier
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.
Author: Charles Travis
Publisher: Oxford University Press