Barefoot in the Park


Author: Neil Simon

Publisher: LA Theatre Works

ISBN: 9781580814119

Category: Man-woman relationships

Page: N.A

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A brand new lawyer and his young bride have returned from their honeymoon and are moving into their new high-rent apartment only to find that the place is absolutely bare of furniture, the paint job is all wrong, the skylight leaks, there is room for only one twin bed, and the wacky neighbors pop up at the worst times.

The Versatility of Chairs

a theatrical memoir


Author: Edward Pizzella

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1493191578

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 356

View: 8777

This book is about the struggles of Italian immigrants in Hartford, Connecticut back in the 1930’s and growing up as the son of Italian immigrants. It’s about coping with poverty and a hostile environment and surviving. It’s about family love, parenting and instilling sound principles in our young. It’s about self-reliance and self-esteem, establishing worthy goals and working hard and applying raw determination to attain those goals. It’s about the importance of education and the need to become directly involved in local government and community affairs. It’s about laughing, learning and improvising. It’s about community theatre, about searching for and developing hidden talents, about devoting untold quantities of energy and applying imagination and fantasy to the creation of theatrical illusions and imagery. It’s about the immense satisfaction one can derive from striving to become proficient as an actor, director and producer of live theatre. And, finally, it’s about magically transforming the flaccid and inert written word into vital third dimensional action and, from the empathy thereby produced, experiencing the exhilarating power and gratification returned by an appreciative audience.

Understanding Neil Simon


Author: Susan Fehrenbacher Koprince

Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press

ISBN: 9781570034268

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 193

View: 8343

Widely known as Broadway's king of comedy, Neil Simon has written such popular and critical successes as Barefoot in the Park, The Odd Couple, Brighton Beach Memoirs and the Pulitzer Prize-winning Lost in Yonkers. In this guide to his work, Susan Koprince provides an overview of Simon's career and in-depth analyses of his major plays. Koprince suggests that, in addition to - or in spite of - his unmatched commercial success as a writer of comedy, Simon qualifies as a master dramatist of 20th-century theatre.

Die Geschichte des Edgar Sawtelle



Author: David Wroblewski

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 3641037204

Category: Fiction

Page: 704

View: 7956

Die Nummer 1 aus den USA! Immer schon hat Edgar eine besonders enge Beziehung zu den Hunden gehabt, die seine Eltern auf ihrer Farm züchten. Nun ist er auf die Hilfe der Tiere angewiesen, als er eines Tages gezwungen ist, zu fliehen – vor seinem finsteren Onkel Claude. Edgar ist überzeugt davon, dass Claude seinen Vater ermordet hat ... Eine mitreißende Familiengeschichte und ein Abenteuerroman, der den dramatischen Kampf eines Jungen ums Überleben in der Wildnis vor einer atemberaubenden Landschaftskulisse schildert. Edgar wächst auf einer abgelegenen Farm in Wisconsin auf, wo seine Eltern Gar und Trudy eine Hundezucht betreiben. Den hochsensiblen 14-Jährigen, der stumm zur Welt kam, verbindet eine enge Freundschaft mit den Tieren; die Hündin Almondine, seine treueste Kameradin, versteht sogar seine Zeichensprache. Eines Tages jedoch hat der Frieden ein Ende: Edgars Onkel Claude taucht auf und gerät wegen Erbstreitigkeiten mit Gar aneinander. Kurz darauf kommt Gar auf mysteriöse Weise ums Leben. Edgar ist überzeugt, dass Claude seinen Vater umgebracht hat, und flieht – nur begleitet von drei jungen Hunden, mit deren Hilfe er lernen muss, in der Wildnis zu überleben. »Die Geschichte des Edgar Sawtelle« ist ein kluger, lebenspraller Roman über die großen Themen der Literatur: Rache und Schuld, Brudermord und Vaterverlust, Liebe und Hass. Ein zeitloses Epos und eine wahrlich unvergessliche Geschichte über die besondere Freundschaft zwischen einem Jungen und seinem Hund.

Myrna Loy

The Only Good Girl in Hollywood


Author: Emily W. Leider

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520253205

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 411

View: 1901

A biography of the actress from her early dance training, to being typecast as Hollywood's "exotic," to her success in her most famous role, Nora Charles.

101 Things You May Not Have Known About Hurling


Author: John DT White

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 190875270X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 45

View: 2813

101 Things You May Not Have Known About Hurling is the definitive guide to All-Ireland Senior Hurling in Ireland. In this e-book the reader will be taken on a magical journey back in time with the formation of the Gaelic Athletic Association in 1884; the first All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Final; the history of the famous Liam McCarthy Cup; a look at the man considered to be the father of the GAA, Michael Cusack; All-Ireland Senior Hurling Champions; GAA All-Star Awards; GAA Team of the Century; GAA Team of the Millennium; The American Invasion; The Michael Cusack Cup; The Railway Cup; The Lory Meagher Cup; The Irish Press Cup; The Christy Ring Cup; The Nicky Rackard Cup; All-Ireland Minor Champions; historic sides; legendary players and so much more. No matter what County you hail from this e-book will test your knowledge and that of your friends to find out just what you know about Ireland’s No.2 sport.

The Very Hungry Parasite

It's Not What You're Eating, It's What's Eating You (A Bathroom Companion for Adults)


Author: Josh Miller

Publisher: Ulysses Press

ISBN: 1612432654

Category: Humor

Page: 72

View: 8340

Bad Shoes & The Women Who Love Them


Author: Leora Tanenbaum

Publisher: Seven Stories Press

ISBN: 1609800753

Category: Social Science

Page: N.A

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Bad Shoes & the Women Who Love Them is a lighthearted wake-up call to women to make informed decisions when buying and wearing fashionable shoes. Arming the reader with essential facts, citing medical literature as well as leading podiatric surgeons and orthopedists, Tanenbaum covers the history of high heels, Chinese foot binding, the controversy over cosmetic surgery of the foot, and what Freud had to say about women's shoes and sex. Illustrated by artist Vanessa Davis throughout, Bad Shoes & the Women Who Love Them also includes hilarious anecdotes from women who love shoes. And yes—it is possible to make smart footwear decisions without sacrificing style! Tanenbaum shows you how.

Robert Redford

Die Biographie


Author: Michael Feeney Callan

Publisher: Droemer eBook

ISBN: 3426429780

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 752

View: 8079

Robert Redford ist der umschwärmte Frauenliebling des amerikanischen Films. Mit ihm verbinden wir Kino-Highlights wie »Der Clou«, »Der große Gatsby«, »Jenseits von Afrika« und »Aus nächster Nähe«. Sein Privatleben hat Redford immer vor der Öffentlichkeit abgeschirmt. In dieser großen Biographie tritt nun der Mensch Robert Redford erstmals ins Rampenlicht. Es ist das facettenreiche Porträt des Filmstars, Regisseurs und Produzenten, der als Jugendlicher der familiären Enge nach Europa entfloh und unter schwierigen Bedingungen seine Schauspielerkarriere begann; die bewegende Lebensschau des Förderers des unabhängigen Films und politisch engagierten Umweltschützers, der sich vehement für alte amerikanische Werte wie Toleranz und Offenheit einsetzt und mit seiner deutschen Frau, der Künstlerin Sibylle Szaggars, fernab des Hollywood-Glamours in den Bergen von Utah lebt.

The Great Parade

Broadway's Astonishing, Never-to-Be-Forgotten 1963-1964 Season


Author: Peter Filichia

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1466867124

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 304

View: 3648

It was the Broadway season when Barbra Streisand demanded "Don't Rain on My Parade" and Carol Channing heard the waiters at the Harmonia Gardens say "Hello, Dolly!". From June 1, 1963 through the final day of May 31, 1964, theatergoers were offered 68 different productions: 24 new plays, 15 new comedies, 14 new musicals, 5 revivals of plays, 3 revues, 3 plays in Yiddish, 2 in French, 1 double-bill and even 1 puppet show. Peter Filichia's The Great Parade will look at what a Broadway season looked like a half-century ago analyzing the hits, the flops, the trends, the surprises, the disappointments, the stars and even how the assassination of JFK and the arrival of the Beatles affected Broadway. The Great Parade is a chronicle of a Broadway season unprecedented in the star power onstage: Barbara Streisand, Carol Channing, Claudette Colbert. Colleen Dewhurst, Hal Holbrook, Mary Martin, Christopher Plummer, Robert Preston, Julie Harris, Jason Robards, Jr., Carol Burnett, Tallulah Bankhead, Alec Guinness, Kirk Douglas, Albert Finney, Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Richard Burton, Mary Martin, Beatrice Lillie, Hermione Gingold, Robert Redford and many more. Neil Simon and Stephen Sondheim burst on to the Broadway stage with Barefoot in the Park and Anyone Can Whistle. The '63-'64 season was one of Broadway's greatest and in The Great Parade, Peter Filichia gives us another classic.




Author: Mary Aversano

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1479763179

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 80

View: 3602

Mary is no stranger to the theatre. A graduate of Moser Conservatory of Drama, Voice & Music in New York City and a graduate of Empire State College with a degree in Theatre, Film and specialized in Voices/over’s. She teaches Piano, Drama and Voices/Over’s. She taught for 5 years in the Commack & Sayville school districts. She also has appeared in “Lovers &other strangers, “Fiddler on the Roof” “Grease” and was directed by “Brian Dennehy in “Guys & Dolls”. She has appeared on Broadway, off Broadway, Radio, and TV & Stock. Her cast members are all seasoned professionals.

Costume Design in the Movies

An Illustrated Guide to the Work of 157 Great Designers


Author: Elizabeth Leese

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486134296

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 176

View: 4021

Comprehensive, lavishly illustrated reference work provides biographical/career data for major designers (Adrian, Jean Louis, Edith Head, more). Updated to 1988, with over 400 new film credits. 177 illustrations. Index of 6,000 films.

The Age of Comfort

When Paris Discovered Casual--and the Modern Home Began


Author: Joan DeJean

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781608191352

Category: Architecture

Page: 304

View: 5524

Today, it is difficult to imagine a living room without a sofa. When the first sofas on record were delivered in seventeenth-century France, the result was a radical reinvention of interior space. Symptomatic of a new age of casualness and comfort, the sofa ushered in an era known as the golden age of conversation; as the first piece of furniture designed for two, it was also considered an invitation to seduction. With the sofa came many other changes in interior space we now take for granted: private bedrooms, bathrooms, and the original living rooms. None of this could have happened without a colorful cast of visionaries-legendary architects, the first interior designers, and the women who shaped the tastes of two successive kings of France: Louis XIV's mistress Madame de Maintenon and Louis XV's mistress Madame de Pompadour. Their revolutionary ideas would have a direct influence on realms outside the home, from clothing to literature and gender relations, changing the way people lived and related to one another for the foreseeable future.

Actresses of a Certain Character

Forty Familiar Hollywood Faces from the Thirties to the Fifties


Author: Axel Nissen

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786427469

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 248

View: 5079

"Information presented regarding birth, death, film credits and analyzes each player's unique talents, signature roles and career development. Representative range of backgrounds, character types and career experiences including actresses such as Agnes Moorehead, Thelma Ritter, Beulah Bondi, Sara Allgood, and Jessie Ralph, among others. A fascinating tour through Hollywood's big studio era and the lives of its characters"--Provided by publisher.

Paul Newman

A Life


Author: Shawn Levy

Publisher: Crown Archetype

ISBN: 9780307462534

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 496

View: 4147

Paul Newman, the Oscar-winning actor with the legendary blue eyes, achieved superstar status by playing charismatic renegades, broken heroes, and winsome antiheroes in such revered films as The Hustler, Cool Hand Luke, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Verdict, The Color of Money, and Nobody’s Fool. But Newman was also an oddity in Hollywood: the rare box-office titan who cared about the craft of acting, the sexy leading man known for the staying power of his marriage, and the humble celebrity who made philanthropy his calling card long before it was cool. The son of a successful entrepreneur, Newman grew up in a prosperous Cleveland suburb. Despite fears that he would fail to live up to his father’s expectations, Newman bypassed the family sporting goods business to pursue an acting career. After struggling as a theater and television actor, Newman saw his star rise in a tragic twist of fate, landing the role of boxer Rocky Graziano in Somebody Up There Likes Me when James Dean was killed in a car accident. Though he would joke about instances of “Newman’s luck” throughout his career, he refused to coast on his stunning boyish looks and impish charm. Part of the original Actors Studio generation, Newman demanded a high level of rigor and clarity from every project. The artistic battles that nearly derailed his early movie career would pay off handsomely at the box office and earn him critical acclaim. He applied that tenacity to every endeavor both on and off the set. The outspoken Newman used his celebrity to call attention to political causes dear to his heart, including civil rights and nuclear proliferation. Taking up auto racing in midlife, Newman became the oldest driver to ever win a major professional auto race. A food enthusiast who would dress his own salads in restaurants, he launched the Newman’s Own brand dedicated to fresh ingredients, a nonprofit juggernaut that has generated more than $250 million for charity. In Paul Newman: A Life, film critic and pop culture historian Shawn Levy gives readers the ultimate behind-the-scenes examination of the actor’s life, from his merry pranks on the set to his lasting romance with Joanne Woodward to the devastating impact of his son’s death from a drug overdose. This definitive biography is a fascinating portrait of an extraordinarily gifted man who gave back as much as he got out of life and just happened to be one of the most celebrated movie stars of the twentieth century. From the Hardcover edition.

Diabetes For Canadians For Dummies


Author: Ian Blumer,Alan L. Rubin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470677309

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 400

View: 4257

The straight facts on treating diabetes successfully and living a full and active life Want to know how to manage your diabetes? This friendly book offers you reassuring guidance in putting together a state-of-the-art treatment program. Discover all the advances in monitoring glucose, the latest medications, and how to develop a diet and exercise plan to stay healthy. Full of interesting anecdotes and helpful advice, this is your ultimate diabetes reference. Get the latest information — read about the newest recommendations from the Canadian Diabetes Association and the up-and-coming advances in medicines and monitors Handle low and high blood-glucose emergencies — learn how to identify the symptoms that require urgent attention and how to treat the problem Manage diabetes and pregnancy — know what to do during pregnancy to help ensure a healthy baby Get to know your health care team — find the health care providers you need, from your family physician to your diabetes nurse educator to your dietitian, and more Manage your diabetes through exercise and nutritional know-how — achieve and maintain good diabetes health with suggested exercises and healthy eating tips Control your blood glucose through medication — find out everything you need to know, from treatment tips to potential side-effects "Finally there is a book that I can recommend to people with diabetes." –Dr. Anne Kenshole, Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto Open the book and find: The symptoms and causes of your diabetes How to monitor and record your blood glucose levels Tips for taking and caring for insulin Guidance on getting the vitamins and minerals you need from your diet How to incorporate exercise into your diabetes treatment plan What you need to know about alternative medicines Ways to get the best possible health care Useful Web sites to help keep you informed



Author: Neil Simon

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 147110513X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 400

View: 8332

Neil Simon's plays are to some extent a reflection of his life, sometimes autobiographical, other times based on the experiences of those close to him. What the reader of this warm, nostalgic memoir discovers, however, is that the plays, although grounded in Neil Simon's own experience, provide only a glimpse into the mind and soul of this very private man. In Rewrites, he tells of the painful discord he endured at home as a child, of his struggles to develop his talent as a writer, and of his insecurities when dealing with what proved to be his first great success -- falling in love. Supporting players in the anecdote-filled memoir include Sid Caesar, Jerry Lewis, Walter Matthau, Robert Redford, Gwen Verdon, Bob Fosse, Maureen Stapleton, George C. Scott, Peter Sellers, and Mike Nichols. But always at center stage is his first love, his wife Joan, whose death in the early seventies devastated him, and whose love and inspiration illuminate this remarkable and revealing self-portrait. Rewritesis rich in laughter and emotion, and filled with the memories of a sometimes sweet, sometimes bittersweet life.