The Mask

Author: Steve Perry

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 9780553569292

Category: Fiction

Page: 222

View: 9643

Stanley Ipkiss, a bank clerk, discovers a mysterious mask that gives its wearer amazing, if unpredictable, powers

"The mask of command"

Bernard L. Montgomery, George S. Patton und Erwin Rommel in der Kriegsberichterstattung des Zweiten Weltkriegs, 1941 - 1944/45

Author: Thomas Kubetzky

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 3643103492

Category: Generals

Page: 469

View: 778

Behind the Mask of Chivalry

The Making of the Second Ku Klux Klan

Author: Nancy MacLean

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195098365

Category: History

Page: 292

View: 3862

Comparing the Klan to European fascist movements that grew out of the crucible of the First World War, MacLean maintains that the remarkable scope and frenzy of the movement is less a measure of members' power within their communities, than of the challenges to that power posed by African Americans, immigrants, Jews, Catholics, labor, and white women and youth who did not obey the Klan's canon of appropriate conduct. Powerfully written and impeccably researched, Behind the Mask of Chivalry is a model examination of the interaction of race, class, and gender, and an unforgettable investigation of a crucial era in American history.

A Crack in the Mask

Author: Jaki Nett

Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 1608441008


Page: 212

View: 1841

I wrote this book to share my experiences as a woman who has systematically learned to control her bladder after spending years suffering with incontinence, so that other women can learn the tools to regain control over their bladders and enjoy the feeling of independence that conscious control offers. My system for regaining bladder control, which I call the Felt Sense Method, includes four steps: 1.Looking at the psychological attitudes surrounding incontinence. 2.Acquiring knowledge and understanding about the condition. 3.Gaining understanding about the pelvic muscles and developing muscle contraction skills. 4.Committing to PRACTICE!!! Approximately 20% of the U.S. female population experiences symptoms of incontinence. This book provides a holistic approach to the problem, focusing on education and awareness, both physical and psychological. I also provide personal stories to humanize and illustrate the concepts and to encourage and reassure readers that they are not alone. The FSM itself is a three-step process. The first step is psychological awareness, the second step is anatomical understanding, and the third step is physical practice of specific contraction skills. Because of my background in humanistic psychology, I how important it is to provide specific psychological strategies and practices in order to help readers make making lasting life changes to address the problem of incontinence. Because of my background as a teacher and student of yoga for over 30 years, I have adapted a number of yoga postures so that any reader can use them to reinforce and deepen the muscle contraction skills that are part of the FSM. When a woman takes charge of her condition by following the psychological and physical exercises in this book to develop her awareness and control, she can find relief from incontinence and, as an added benefit, find more joy in her mind and body through her new understanding of herself.

The Mask: A Periodical Performance by Edward Gordon Craig

Author: Olga Taxidou

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134424507

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 216

View: 9049

No study of modern theater is complete without a thorough understanding of the enormous influence of visionary genius Edward Gordon Craig. Born in England in 1872, Craig went on to become famous world-wide as an actor, manager, director, playwright, designer, and most importantly an author and theorist, whose books were translated into German, Russian, Japanese, Dutch, Hungarian, and Danish. Although an essential parallel to the European avant-garde, Craig was often read as "exceptional" and highly innovative in his native Britain, thus, The Mask not only appears as Craig's main cosmopolitan project but also at times functions as a surrogate stage for his experiments in theater practice. The book has a comprehensive chronology, extensive notes and a bibliography making it an essential text for undergraduates, postgraduates, actors, theatre professionals, designers, directors, researchers and writers in the fields of theatre studies (especially theater set and lighting) and theater history.

The Person Behind the Mask

A Guide to Performing Arts Psychology

Author: Linda H. Hamilton

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781567503449

Category: Education

Page: 131

View: 3939

Dr. Linda Hamilton's ground breaking book, The Person Behind the Mask: A Guide to Performing Arts Psychology, takes the reader on a vivid journey of the performer's private world, where personal insecurity often wages an unsuccessful battle against the stresses of the profession-whether these are unrealistic weight requirements, debilitating injuries, or stage fright. Intended for performers, teachers, and health-care workers, this is a book that describes the psychological problems of the stage, with a focus on education and prevention.

Behind the Mask

How the World Survived SARS, the First Epidemic of the 21st Century

Author: Tim Brookes,Omar A. Khan

Publisher: American Public Health Association

ISBN: 9780875530468

Category: Medical

Page: 262

View: 6871

Follows the SARS trail from rural China as it spread to various places in the world and explores the work of the many infectious disease specialists from health organizations around the world who painstakingly traced the disease to its origins and simultaneously worked on treatments.

The Mask

Author: Dean Koontz

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101579285

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 3993

Jane is a very good girl. But #1 New York Times bestselling author Dean Koontz shows that appearances can be deceiving—in a deadly way... She appears out of nowhere, a beautiful teenage girl in the middle of traffic on a busy day. Paul and Carol Tracy are drawn to her—she's the child they never thought they could have. But then Carol's nightmares begin—the ghastly sounds in the night...the bloody face in the mirror...the razor-sharp ax. Jane can't remember her past. And as Carol attempts to help her uncover who she was, she has no idea of the horrors that await...

Behind the Mask

Getting to Grips with Crime and Violence in South Africa

Author: Tony Emmett,Alexander Butchart

Publisher: HSRC Press

ISBN: 9780796919588

Category: Social Science

Page: 332

View: 5069

This book argues for a proactive approach that focuses on preventing acts of crime and violence before they occur rather than the punishment of perpetrators after the fact. It sees crime as embedded in the social structure, in the disintegration of families and communities, in the breakdown of authority and social trust, and in the inequalities of society that breed hostility and disempowerment. This theme of social disintegration is linked to recent developments in the field of social capital, and in particular to recent empirical findings that link violence with economic inequality and the breakdown of social cohesion. The book presents a number of strategically selected case studies of crime and injury prevention projects in South Africa, including case studies of community responses to crime.

The Mask of Socrates

The Image of the Intellectual in Antiquity

Author: Paul Zanker,Professor of Ancient Art History Paul Zanker

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520201057

Category: History

Page: 426

View: 9891

In this richly illustrated work, Paul Zanker offers the first comprehensive history of the visual representation of Greek and Roman intellectuals. Zanker draws on a variety of source materials such as Graeco-Roman literature, historiography, and philosophy, in addition to artistic renderings; his work takes the reader from the earliest visual images of Socrates and Plato to the figures of Christ, the Apostles, and contemporaneous pagan and civic dignitaries.

The Mask, the Mirror, and the Illusion

Awakening to the Knowledge of Who You Truly Are

Author: Julie Hutslar

Publisher: Luminous Epinoia Press

ISBN: 0975300008

Category: Philosophy

Page: 236

View: 5499

In a world inundated by irrational thinking and insane decisions, with charismatic characters and bizarre relationships, it is time to pull the curtain aside and reveal the Illusionary Oz. It is time to step up to bat and acknowledge your part in this insanity of tangible players set against an inexplicable dreamscape. Paramount in a world of suffering, war and pain is your choice to awaken to the knowing that this is only an illusion and you must step into freedom and truth for all of us.With our external and internal world on the brink of self-destruction and sabotage, you no longer have the luxury of letting someone else carry the burden. It is time to shift your society into being spirit focused and away from an ailing ancient society extolling the ego. And it can only be done by correcting the misperceptions of each individual that make up that world.The Mask, the Mirror and the Illusion is a succinct guidebook for walking you out of an ego-centered illusion into a spirit-led reality based on its original creator. In any journey it is important to have news from those who have gone before to light the way. The author, Julie Hutslar, converses with her companion “J”, who represents the Christ Within and guides us all out of our drowsy slumber into full awakening of who we truly are. With that awakening comes the realization that we have participated in this illusion more than we would like to admit, and also we carry within us the power to transform it for us all. Ms Hutslar, author of Relationships: Gifts of the Spirit, speaks clearly and openly, has a gift of communication and translation and constantly questions accepted reality and authority. Her questions to J prove to be alleyways to self-awareness and she shares them with stories, analogies and examples. She also has a grasp on A Course in Miracles that helps her relay, through assistance from that text, the what nows as opposed to the whys. You are walked hand in hand through a maze of insane thinking we've all come to accept as normal and offered practical suggestions for seeing through this mind-created illusion to unveil the truth of who you really are. And it isn't about changing and becoming something else. It's about remembering who you have always been, but have simply been dreaming you are something you are not.

The Mask

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: English wit and humor

Page: 375

View: 5329

Mask of Fiction

Essays on W.d. Howells

Author: John W. Crowley

Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press

ISBN: 9781558497511

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 284

View: 864

Examines the representative male writer of his time, within the gender codes of Victorian feminism.

The Mask

Author: Dorothy Russell Murphree

Publisher: Dramatic Publishing

ISBN: 9780871292315


Page: 35

View: 3104

Exposed by the Mask: Form and Language in Drama

Author: Peter Hall

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1849432600

Category: Drama

Page: 192

View: 6184

In these four lectures Peter Hall reveals a lifetime of discoveries about classical theatre, Shakespeare, opera and modern drama. The central argument is that form and structured language paradoxically give freedom to power of thought and feeling, much as the masks of early Greek drama enabled actors to express extreme emotion. The mask may take many forms – the precise language of Beckett and Pinter, the classical form of Mozart’s operas, or Shakespeare’s verse. Reprinted to form part of the Oberon Masters series, a brand new collection of attractive hardbacks on key themes within the arts written by leading lights in each subject. ‘The wisest and most stimulating short book about theatre since Peter Brook’s The Empty Space - Charles Spencer, Sunday Telegraph

Behind the mask

an inside baseball diary

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 225

View: 5351

Journey of the Mask

Author: Nancy Hill Pettengill

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595124844

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 6808

In The Phantom Of The Opera, Leroux gave us the tragic story of a lonely, disfigured man who was hopelessly drawn to a woman he could never have. In the end, he died of a broken heart. …Or did he? What really happened to him in the spring of 1882? Here is the rest of the story, taken from the papers of an indisputable source-Erik, the Phantom. Erik gives up his cellars and malicious games in favor of one last, desperate attempt to find the acceptance he has always sought and never found. No longer alone and with an unfamiliar sensitivity struggling to surface, his efforts to rejoin life above the ground appear successful until his own past threatens to throw him once more into the fires of hell. His journey to the edge of that hell and back, twisted and strewn with obstacles, tests him in ways he could never have anticipated. "I would finally be rewarded for all the years of humiliation and degradation that I had suffered. No one would stand in my way!" No one…but Erik himself.

Beyond the Mask

Gordon Craig, Movement, and the Actor

Author: Irène Eynat-Confino

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 9780809313723

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 239

View: 5663

Eynat-Confino goes beyond the usual consideration of Craig's purported theories of the actor, scenery, and the scene painter to get at the heart of Craig's idea of theater. She draws not only on the research of contemporary Craig scholars but on material hitherto unavailable?his writings and daybooks and the writings of friends. She ties Craig's encounter with Isadora Duncan to a decisive modification in his notion of movement. To have an instrument more controllable than the actor, he invented the über-­marionette, a giant puppet. Craig also invented the ?Scene,” a kinetic stage, the ?screens” that brought him worldwide fame were simply an adaptation of this concept. Eynat-Confino argues that a scenario Craig wrote in 1905, here published for the first time, reveals a theosophical system like that of Blake, a system that was the main force motivating Craig's artistic quest. In her final chapter, she carefully examines the psychological, aesthetic, and circumstantial factors that kept Craig from completing his work to bring ?friendliness?humor?love?ease?peace” to the world.

The Mask on the Cruise Ship

Author: Melanie Jackson

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers

ISBN: 1554695031

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

View: 7018

Dinah Galloway, budding diva, enthusiastic gourmand and amateur detective, is back. This time she has taken to the high seas with a gig in the lounge of an Alaska-bound cruise ship. Also aboard are her mother and her older sister Madge, a moody professor of First Nations art, an elderly woman with romantic intentions toward an even older man, an aspiring thief with gooseberry-colored eyes, and a priceless Native mask that seems to be attracting far too much attention. Also on the ship is Talbot St. John, class heartthrob, with whom Dinah has a running feud. The mask is on its way to a museum to be returned to its ancestral home, but is stolen moments before its delivery. When Dinah is pushed into a glacial lake, the mystery becomes more dangerous and the pool of suspects deepens. As Dinah entertains the passengers and eats her way up the Northwest Coast, a number of potential suspects emerge.