Noël Coward's Long Island Sound

A Comedy of Manners in Two Acts and Seven Scenes

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Author: Barry Day

Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.

ISBN: 9780573628610

Category: Long Island (N.Y.)

Page: 114

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An English author on his first speaking tour in America is invited to spend a quiet and restful weekend at a new found friend's little place on Long Island Sound. In what might be described as a comedy of bad manners, he finds himself the guest curiosity at a large gathering of carousing theatrical and society people. Behavior he finds to be outrageous and lack of sleep (every time he tries to retire, his bedroom seems to attract a gathering or an amorous drunk) finally drive this mild mannered guest over the edge. Originally written in 1947 after Coward suffered similar experiences on both sides of the Atlantic, the play gathered dust for over fifty years because its characters were too recognizable to have the play produced in their lifetimes! This version, edited for presentation at TACT, trims the original cast of 27 to 22 while preserving the exquisite flavor of Coward's razor sharp comedy.

Ancients

An Event Group Thriller

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Author: David L. Golemon

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1429961635

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Reminiscent of the works of James Rollins and Matthew Reilly comes the latest in an action-packed series about the nation's most secret agency---the Event Group Ten thousand years before the Roman Empire marched great legions across the known world, there was a civilization dedicated to the sciences of earth, sea, and sky. In the City of Light lived people who made dark plans to lay waste to their uncivilized neighbors using the very power of the planet itself. As the great science of their time was brought to bear on the invading hordes, hell was set loose on Earth. And the civilization of Atlantis disappeared in a suicidal storm of fire and water. Now history threatens to repeat itself. The great weapon of the Ancients has been uncovered in the South Pacific, and it is being deciphered by men of hatred---by an evil once thought banished from history. Again, the black swastika of hate is rising. Their plan is to attempt to control and direct the most destructive force this world has yet to see, a weapon that would make nuclear arms pale in comparison. The world starts to tremble under the power of the ancient science. The seas rise, the earth cracks, and entire cities crumble to dust as the evil plan mapped out thousands of years before takes shape. The Event Group, the most secret department of the United States government, staffed by the most brilliant men and women of science, philosophy, and the military, must take the lead and try to stop the power of the Ancients. With a presidential mandate to discover the truth behind the myths and legends of history, the Event Group fights to ensure that mistakes from the past are never repeated. Headed by Colonel Jack Collins, the Group must face its most dangerous assignment ever: to find the lost trail of the Ancients and unearth the missing key before the new Reich. Can the most secret federal service of the United States track down the lost trail that will lead them to the lair of this secret power? Or will the world explode in a chain reaction that began more than eleven thousand years ago? The Event Group is the world's only hope as they search and battle for the lost power of the Ancients. Heart-pounding action combines with historical adventure as the Event Group discovers that some myths never die. . . .

Handbook of the Linguistic Atlas of the Middle and South Atlantic States

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Author: William A. Kretzschmar

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226452838

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 454

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Who uses "skeeter hawk," "snake doctor," and "dragonfly" to refer to the same insect? Who says "gum band" instead of "rubber band"? The answers can be found in the Linguistic Atlas of the Middle and South Atlantic States (LAMSAS), the largest single survey of regional and social differences in spoken American English. It covers the region from New York state to northern Florida and from the coastline to the borders of Ohio and Kentucky. Through interviews with nearly twelve hundred people conducted during the 1930s and 1940s, the LAMSAS mapped regional variations in vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation at a time when population movements were more limited than they are today, thus providing a unique look at the correspondence of language and settlement patterns. This handbook is an essential guide to the LAMSAS project, laying out its history and describing its scope and methodology. In addition, the handbook reveals biographical information about the informants and social histories of the communities in which they lived, including primary settlement areas of the original colonies. Dialectologists will rely on it for understanding the LAMSAS, and historians will find it valuable for its original historical research. Since much of the LAMSAS questionnaire concerns rural terms, the data collected from the interviews can pinpoint such language differences as those between areas of plantation and small-farm agriculture. For example, LAMSAS reveals that two waves of settlement through the Appalachians created two distinct speech types. Settlers coming into Georgia and other parts of the Upper South through the Shenandoah Valley and on to the western side of the mountain range had a Pennsylvania-influenced dialect, and were typically small farmers. Those who settled the Deep South in the rich lowlands and plateaus tended to be plantation farmers from Virginia and the Carolinas who retained the vocabulary and speech patterns of coastal areas. With these revealing findings, the LAMSAS represents a benchmark study of the English language, and this handbook is an indispensable guide to its riches.

Catalog of Copyright Entries. Third Series

1962: July-December

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Author: N.A

Publisher: Copyright Office, Library of Congress

ISBN: N.A

Category: Copyright

Page: 1130

View: 8407

Includes Part 1, Number 2: Books and Pamphlets, Including Serials and Contributions to Periodicals July - December)

Playbill

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Theater

Page: N.A

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Broadway Plays and Musicals

Descriptions and Essential Facts of More Than 14,000 Shows through 2007

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Author: Thomas S. Hischak

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786453095

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 644

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New York City’s Broadway district is by far the most prestigious and lucrative venue for American performers, playwrights, entertainers and technicians. While there are many reference works and critical studies of selected Broadway plays or musicals and even more works about the highlights of the American theater, this is the first single-volume book to cover all of the activities on Broadway between 1919 and 2007. More than 14,000 productions are briefly described, including hundreds of plays, musicals, revivals, and specialty programs. Entries include famous and forgotten works, designed to give a complete picture of Broadway’s history and development, its evolution since the early twentieth century, and its rise to unparalleled prominence in the world of American theater. The productions are identified in terms of plot, cast, personnel, critical reaction, and significance in the history of New York theater and culture. In addition to a chronological list of all Broadway productions between 1919 and 2007, the book also includes approximately 600 important productions performed on Broadway before 1919.

Report

1890

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Author: United States Geographic Board

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Names, Geographical

Page: N.A

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Time

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Author: Henry Robinson Luce

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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An Universal Etymological English Dictionary

Comprehending the Derivations of the Generality of Words in the English Tongue ... : and Also a Brief and Clear Explication of All Difficult Words ... : Together with a Large Collection and Explication of Words and Phrases Used in Our Ancient Statutes, Charters, Writs ... and the Etymology, and Interpretation of the Proper Names of Men, Women, and Remarkable Places in Great Britain ... : Also a Collection of Our Most Common Proverbs, with Their Explication and Illustration ...

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Author: Nathan Bailey

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: English language

Page: 944

View: 1829

An Universal Etymological Dictionary

Comprehending the Derivations of the Generality of Words... and Also a Brief and Clear Explication of All Different Words... Together with a Large Collection and Explication of Words Used in Our Ancient Statutes... Also a Collection of Our Most Common Proverbs

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Author: Nathan Bailey

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: English language

Page: 944

View: 8575