Year of the Fat Knight by Antony Sher

Year of the Fat Knight
  • Title : Year of the Fat Knight
  • Author : Antony Sher
  • Publisher : Nick Hern Books
  • ISBN Code : 9781848425675
  • Pages : 224
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  • Language : English
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Now in paperback. The acclaimed account of researching and playing one of the greatest roles in English drama.


Year of the Mad King by Antony Sher

Year of the Mad King
  • Title : Year of the Mad King
  • Author : Antony Sher
  • Publisher : Nick Hern Books
  • ISBN Code : 9781848426719
  • Pages : 208
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Year of the Mad King: The Lear Diaries, is Antony Sher's account of researching, rehearsing and performing one of Shakespeare's greatest roles: King Lear. His honest, illuminating and witty commentary provides an intimate, first-hand look at the development of his Lear and the production as a whole. Also included are a selection of his paintings and sketches, many reproduced in full color.


The Saturday Review of Politics, Literature, Science and Art by N.A

The Saturday Review of Politics, Literature, Science and Art
  • Title : The Saturday Review of Politics, Literature, Science and Art
  • Author : N.A
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  • Pages : N.A
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Saturday Review of Politics, Literature, Science and Art by N.A

Saturday Review of Politics, Literature, Science and Art
  • Title : Saturday Review of Politics, Literature, Science and Art
  • Author : N.A
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Year of the King by Antony Sher

Year of the King
  • Title : Year of the King
  • Author : Antony Sher
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  • Pages : 249
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Lina and Serge by Simon Morrison

Lina and Serge
  • Title : Lina and Serge
  • Author : Simon Morrison
  • Publisher : HMH
  • ISBN Code : 0547844131
  • Pages : 384
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  • Language : English
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This account of the renowned composer’s neglected wife—including her years in a Soviet prison—is “a story both riveting and wrenching” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review). Serge Prokofiev was one of the twentieth century’s most brilliant composers yet is an enigma to historians and his fans. Why did he leave the West and move to the Soviet Union despite Stalin’s crimes? Why did his astonishing creativity in the 1930s soon dissolve into a far less inspiring output in his later years? The answers can finally be revealed, thanks to Simon Morrison’s unique and unfettered access to the family’s voluminous papers and his ability to reconstruct the tragic, riveting life of the composer’s wife, Lina. Morrison’s portrait of the marriage of Lina and Serge Prokofiev is the story of a remarkable woman who fought for survival in the face of unbearable betrayal and despair and of the irresistibly talented but heartlessly self-absorbed musician she married. Born to a Spanish father and Russian mother in Madrid at the end of the nineteenth century and raised in Brooklyn, Lina fell in love with a rising-star composer—and defied convention to be with him, courting public censure. She devoted her life to Serge and art, training to be an operatic soprano and following her brilliant husband to Stalin’s Russia. Just as Serge found initial acclaim—before becoming constricted by the harsh doctrine of socialist-realist music—Lina was at first accepted and later scorned, ending her singing career. Serge abandoned her and took up with another woman. Finally, Lina was arrested and shipped off to the gulag in 1948. She would be held in captivity for eight awful years. Meanwhile, Serge found himself the tool of an evil regime to which he was forced to accommodate himself. The contrast between Lina and Serge is one of strength and perseverance versus utter self-absorption, a remarkable human drama that draws on the forces of art, sacrifice, and the struggle against oppression. Readers will never forget the tragic drama of Lina’s life, and never listen to Serge’s music in quite the same way again.


Theatre Magazine by W. J. Thorold,Arthur Hornblow,Perriton Maxwell,Stewart Beach

Theatre Magazine
  • Title : Theatre Magazine
  • Author : W. J. Thorold,Arthur Hornblow,Perriton Maxwell,Stewart Beach
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All the Year Round by N.A

All the Year Round
  • Title : All the Year Round
  • Author : N.A
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The Works of William Shakspeare. Life, Glossary, &c. Reprinted from the Original Edition, and Compared with All Recent Commentators by William Shakespeare

The Works of William Shakspeare. Life, Glossary, &c. Reprinted from the Original Edition, and Compared with All Recent Commentators
  • Title : The Works of William Shakspeare. Life, Glossary, &c. Reprinted from the Original Edition, and Compared with All Recent Commentators
  • Author : William Shakespeare
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  • Pages : 748
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The Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare

The Works of William Shakespeare
  • Title : The Works of William Shakespeare
  • Author : William Shakespeare
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  • Pages : 1136
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Great Shakespeare Actors by Stanley Wells

Great Shakespeare Actors
  • Title : Great Shakespeare Actors
  • Author : Stanley Wells
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN Code : 0198703295
  • Pages : 288
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  • Language : English
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Great Shakespeare Actors offers a series of essays on great Shakespeare actors from his time to ours, starting by asking whether Shakespeare himself was the first--the answer is No--and continuing with essays on the men and women who have given great stage performances in his plays from Elizabethan times to our own. They include both English and American performers such as David Garrick, Sarah Siddons, Charlotte Cushman, Ira Aldridge, Edwin Booth, Henry Irving, Ellen Terry, Edith Evans, Laurence Olivier, John Gielgud, Ralph Richardson, Peggy Ashcroft, Janet Suzman, Judi Dench, Ian McKellen, and Kenneth Branagh. Individual chapters tell the story of their subjects' careers, but together these overlapping tales combine to offer a succinct, actor-centred history of Shakespearian theatrical performance. Stanley Wells examines what it takes to be a great Shakespeare actor and then offers a concise sketch of each actor's career in Shakespeare, an assessment of their specific talents and claims to greatness, and an account, drawing on contemporary reviews, biographies, anecdotes, and, for some of the more recent actors, the author's personal memories of their most notable performances in Shakespeare roles.


The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare
  • Title : The Complete Works of William Shakespeare
  • Author : William Shakespeare
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Memoirs of a Griffin; Or, A Cadet's First Year in India by Francis John Bellew

Memoirs of a Griffin; Or, A Cadet's First Year in India
  • Title : Memoirs of a Griffin; Or, A Cadet's First Year in India
  • Author : Francis John Bellew
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  • Pages : 373
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  • Language : English
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The Bookseller by N.A

The Bookseller
  • Title : The Bookseller
  • Author : N.A
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  • Pages : N.A
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Morford's New Monthly Magazine by N.A

Morford's New Monthly Magazine
  • Title : Morford's New Monthly Magazine
  • Author : N.A
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The British Almanac and Companion, for the Year of Our Lord ... by N.A

The British Almanac and Companion, for the Year of Our Lord ...
  • Title : The British Almanac and Companion, for the Year of Our Lord ...
  • Author : N.A
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The every-day book: or The guide to the year by William Hone

The every-day book: or The guide to the year
  • Title : The every-day book: or The guide to the year
  • Author : William Hone
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  • Pages : N.A
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The Athenaeum by N.A

The Athenaeum
  • Title : The Athenaeum
  • Author : N.A
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A Knight in Shining Armor by Jude Deveraux

A Knight in Shining Armor
  • Title : A Knight in Shining Armor
  • Author : Jude Deveraux
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN Code : 1451665636
  • Pages : 416
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  • Language : English
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Abandoned by her lover after a quarrel, Dougless Montgomery is stranded in rural England, but with the sudden appearance of Nicholas Stafford, Earl of Thornwyck--who died centuries ago--a passionate affair begins.


The History and Adventures of the Renowned Don Quixote,3 by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

The History and Adventures of the Renowned Don Quixote,3
  • Title : The History and Adventures of the Renowned Don Quixote,3
  • Author : Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
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  • Pages : N.A
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Dictionarium Britannicum: Or a More Compleat Universal Etymological English Dictionary Than Any Extant ... by Nathan Bailey,George Gordon

Dictionarium Britannicum: Or a More Compleat Universal Etymological English Dictionary Than Any Extant ...
  • Title : Dictionarium Britannicum: Or a More Compleat Universal Etymological English Dictionary Than Any Extant ...
  • Author : Nathan Bailey,George Gordon
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  • Pages : 762
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  • Language : English
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The New Leader by N.A

The New Leader
  • Title : The New Leader
  • Author : N.A
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50 Years of the San Francisco Opera by Arthur Bloomfield

50 Years of the San Francisco Opera
  • Title : 50 Years of the San Francisco Opera
  • Author : Arthur Bloomfield
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  • Pages : 450
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The American Annual Cyclopedia and Register of Important Events of the Year ... by N.A

The American Annual Cyclopedia and Register of Important Events of the Year ...
  • Title : The American Annual Cyclopedia and Register of Important Events of the Year ...
  • Author : N.A
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The Stranger in the Woods by Michael Finkel

The Stranger in the Woods
  • Title : The Stranger in the Woods
  • Author : Michael Finkel
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • ISBN Code : 1101875690
  • Pages : 224
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  • Language : English
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Many people dream of escaping modern life, but most will never act on it. This is the remarkable true story of a man who lived alone in the woods of Maine for 27 years, making this dream a reality—not out of anger at the world, but simply because he preferred to live on his own. A New York Times bestseller In 1986, a shy and intelligent twenty-year-old named Christopher Knight left his home in Massachusetts, drove to Maine, and disappeared into the forest. He would not have a conversation with another human being until nearly three decades later, when he was arrested for stealing food. Living in a tent even through brutal winters, he had survived by his wits and courage, developing ingenious ways to store edibles and water, and to avoid freezing to death. He broke into nearby cottages for food, clothing, reading material, and other provisions, taking only what he needed but terrifying a community never able to solve the mysterious burglaries. Based on extensive interviews with Knight himself, this is a vividly detailed account of his secluded life—why did he leave? what did he learn?—as well as the challenges he has faced since returning to the world. It is a gripping story of survival that asks fundamental questions about solitude, community, and what makes a good life, and a deeply moving portrait of a man who was determined to live his own way, and succeeded.


Anthologia Hibernica by N.A

Anthologia Hibernica
  • Title : Anthologia Hibernica
  • Author : N.A
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The Best Plays and the Year Book of the Drama in America by Burns Mantle,Garrison P. Sherwood

The Best Plays and the Year Book of the Drama in America
  • Title : The Best Plays and the Year Book of the Drama in America
  • Author : Burns Mantle,Garrison P. Sherwood
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  • Pages : N.A
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The European Magazine, and London Review by N.A

The European Magazine, and London Review
  • Title : The European Magazine, and London Review
  • Author : N.A
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The Last Parachute by Stephen James Halbert

The Last Parachute
  • Title : The Last Parachute
  • Author : Stephen James Halbert
  • Publisher : CreateSpace
  • ISBN Code : 9781500859923
  • Pages : 460
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  • Language : English
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Welcome to the world of Fat Colin; a world that consists of all the important things in life such as hating one's mother, desiring the unattainable, diets, and nose pore strips. It seemed uncomplicated, if superficial. Time for a change. He decides to take immediate action regarding his weight and the state of his nonexistent love life. His best mate, the ever cheery and optimistic Fat Tash, has been begging him to do one of those 10k runs. How hard can it be? It's only running. In their naivety, they invited everyone and their granny to watch them cross over the finish line, so failure is not an option. Unfortunately, it seems imminent. In the lead up to the 10k run, life goes on. Fat Tash meets “The One”, but Fat Colin can't get over the fact that her new beau is 23 years her senior and sports a moustache. He can't voice his opinion on the matter because she'll respond with her usual raised eyebrows and say something like, “There's a nasty little bitch standing in front of me and I think she goes by the name of Jealousy”. He has no cause to be jealous because his own love life has started to take shape. He's admired Mark from afar and a Valentine's Day hoax sees their worlds meet when his affections are returned. He feels ruffled. Why does Mark like him? Mark is gorgeous. Fat Colin is not. What does he want with him? And then there's handsome and mysterious next door neighbour Tom who may or may not have feelings for Fat Colin. Now he will embark on an emotional journey - sometimes touching, often humiliating, and always complicated - that shows the modern day knight has ditched the horse and armour in favour of a Fiat Punto and fake tan, and that life's bendy road is littered with unavoidable potholes. Oh, and don't even get him started on his work colleagues; the eccentric Janet's dissent into madness, Jobbie Bobbie violating the air with her flatulence, gossip-vulture Grace who is trying for a baby and enjoys nothing more than furnishing Fat Colin with all the smutty details, and new recruit Julien who seems determined to sleep with everyone in the office. In a life that is made up of the people around you, your diary can become your very own personal soap opera. Just ask Fat Colin.


Rules for a Knight by Ethan Hawke

Rules for a Knight
  • Title : Rules for a Knight
  • Author : Ethan Hawke
  • Publisher : Knopf
  • ISBN Code : 0307962334
  • Pages : 172
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  • Language : English
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"It is 1483, and Sir Thomas Lemuel Hawke, a Cornish knight, is about to ride into battle. On the eve of his departure, he composes a letter to his four young children, consisting of twenty virtues that provide instruction on how to live a noble life, and on all the lessons, large and small, that he might have imparted to them himself were he not expecting to die on the battlefield. "Why am I alive? Where was I before I was born? What will happen to me when I die? Whatever well our lives are drawn from, it is deep, wild, mysterious, and unknowable..."Rules for a Knight is many things: a code of ethics; an intimate record of a lifelong quest; a careful recounting of a knight's hardest won lessons, deepest aspirations, and most richly instructive failures; and an artifact, a relic of a father's exquisite love. Drawing on the ancient teachings of Eastern and Western philosophy and religion, on literature, and poetry, and on the great spiritual and political writings of our time, Ethan Hawke has written a parable that--in the story of a young man's journey toward a life of authenticity and meaning--captures the instinctive movement of the heart toward truth and beauty. Rules for a Knight has the appeal of Arthurian legend; the economy of Aesop; and the vitality, intelligence, and risk-taking that could only emanate from Ethan Hawke"--


The House by the Lake by Thomas Harding

The House by the Lake
  • Title : The House by the Lake
  • Author : Thomas Harding
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • ISBN Code : 1250065062
  • Pages : 464
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  • Language : English
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A Finalist for the Costa Book Award Longlisted for the Orwell Prize Named a Best Book of the Year by The Times (London) • New Statesman (London) • Daily Express (London) • Commonweal magazine In the summer of 1993, Thomas Harding traveled to Germany with his grandmother to visit a small house by a lake on the outskirts of Berlin. It had been her “soul place,” she said—a holiday home for her and her family, but also a refuge—until the 1930s, when the Nazis’ rise to power forced them to leave. The trip was his grandmother’s chance to remember her childhood sanctuary as it was. But the house had changed, and when Harding returned once again nearly twenty years later, it was about to be demolished. It now belonged to the government, and as Harding began to inquire about whether the house could be saved, he unearthed secrets that had lain hidden for decades. Slowly he began to piece together the lives of the five families who had lived there: a wealthy landowner, a prosperous Jewish family, a renowned composer, a widow and her children, a Stasi informant. All had made the house their home, and all but one had been forced out. The house had weathered storms, fires and abandonment, witnessed violence, betrayals and murders, and had withstood the trauma of a world war and the dividing of a nation. Breathtaking in scope and intimate in its detail, The House by the Lake is a groundbreaking and revelatory new history of Germany, told over a tumultuous century through the story of a small wooden house.


Annual Report of the President of Stanford University for the ... Academic Year Ending ... by Stanford University

Annual Report of the President of Stanford University for the ... Academic Year Ending ...
  • Title : Annual Report of the President of Stanford University for the ... Academic Year Ending ...
  • Author : Stanford University
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  • Pages : N.A
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Contains annual financial report, reports of schools, departments, committees, other administrative offices, and publications of the faculty.


The Atlantic by N.A

The Atlantic
  • Title : The Atlantic
  • Author : N.A
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  • Pages : N.A
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The British Magazine, Or, Monthly Repository for Gentlemen & Ladies by N.A

The British Magazine, Or, Monthly Repository for Gentlemen & Ladies
  • Title : The British Magazine, Or, Monthly Repository for Gentlemen & Ladies
  • Author : N.A
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The Peerage Of Ireland: Or,A Genealogical History Of The Present Nobility Of That Kingdom by John Lodge,Mervyn Archdall

The Peerage Of Ireland: Or,A Genealogical History Of The Present Nobility Of That Kingdom
  • Title : The Peerage Of Ireland: Or,A Genealogical History Of The Present Nobility Of That Kingdom
  • Author : John Lodge,Mervyn Archdall
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  • Pages : 403
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The Knight of the Burning Pestle by Francis Beaumont

The Knight of the Burning Pestle
  • Title : The Knight of the Burning Pestle
  • Author : Francis Beaumont
  • Publisher : Manchester University Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780719069673
  • Pages : 190
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  • Language : English
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This play is a celebration of London life and theatre in which Francis Beaumont's comic genius is given free rein. This edition presents an accurate modern-spelling text, with full historical and critical introduction and a detailed commentary. It also places "The Knight" in the contexts of Jacobean comedy and the work of the children's theatrical troupes. An appendix on the songs and a concern for details of production make this edition especially useful to actors and directors, as well as students of Renaissance drama.


Atlantic Monthly0 by N.A

Atlantic Monthly0
  • Title : Atlantic Monthly0
  • Author : N.A
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The United States Literary Gazette by N.A

The United States Literary Gazette
  • Title : The United States Literary Gazette
  • Author : N.A
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A Dictionary of the English Language ... by Samuel Johnson

A Dictionary of the English Language ...
  • Title : A Dictionary of the English Language ...
  • Author : Samuel Johnson
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The Works of Shakespeare by William Shakespeare

The Works of Shakespeare
  • Title : The Works of Shakespeare
  • Author : William Shakespeare
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : 748
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  • Language : English
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