Description : An introductory excursion in wordplay which challenges the mind as it impresses vivid imagery upon the very same. In the imitable fashion of Cornelius Jones, we are given the Prose of Metic in Novel form.
Description : The Classical Monologue Women is a fresh selection of the best speeches from the repertoire of the classical theatre, from the Greeks to the beginning of the twentieth century. These great dramatic monologues--from all periods and styles, all varied in tone and genre--make an indispensable actor's companion for auditioning, rehearsing and performing. Each monologue is accompanied by textual notes explaining any unusual vocabulary or syntax, and by commentary in which the editors offer interpretive points and practical advice in preparing the speech for performance. Both beginners and experienced actors will find The Classical Monologue a treasury of theatrical riches waiting to be released on stage.
Description : SAD MONOLOGUES is a wonderful poetry collection from a South African poet that seeks to redeem plummeted self-esteems and doubtful personalities. It comprises sentimental and transcendent poems that aim to urge emotional independence, recovery and strength. The book brilliantly talks about self-doubt, heartbreak, love, loss of loved one, survival, etc. It is written beautifully and painfully well.
Description : A wonderful compilation of unique, compelling and engaging monologues specifically for women. Powerful points of view combine with interesting characters to make these monologues explode with life. This is the 'secret weapon' material that Meisner trained actors and actesses have used for over 80 years to stand out from the crowd.
Description : Charting the failure of the Romantic critique of political economy, Richard Adelman explores the changing significances and the developing concepts of idleness and aesthetic consciousness during the nineteenth century. Through careful analysis of some of the period's most influential thinkers, including John Stuart Mill, George Eliot, John Ruskin and Karl Marx, Adelman weaves together evolving ideas across a range of intellectual discourses - political economy, meditative poetry, the ideology of the 'gospel of work', cultural theory, the Gothic and psychoanalysis. In doing so, he reconstructs debates over passivity and repose and demonstrates their centrality to the cultural politics of the age. Arguing that hardened conceptions of aesthetic consciousness come into being at moments of civic unrest concerning political representation and that the fin-de-sicle witnesses the demonization of the once revolutionary category of aesthetic consciousness, the book demonstrates that late eighteenth-century positivity around human spirituality is comprehensively dismantled by the beginning of the twentieth century.
Description : A luscious read for fans of several genres, James Hatch's biography of Owen Dodson is the story of a gifted poet, novelist, educator, and director whose life was a lonely struggle with arthritis, alcohol, racism, and homophobic prejudice.
Description : 2018 marks the twentieth anniversary of V-Day, the radical grassroots movement to end violence against women and girls, inspired by Eve Ensler's international sensation The Vagina Monologues. This special edition features six never-before-published monologues, a new foreword by National Book Award winner Jacqueline Woodson, a new introduction by the author, and a new afterword by One Billion Rising director Monique Wilson on the stage phenomenon's global impact. A landmark work in women's empowerment, as relevant as ever after a year marked by unprecedented social and political protest in the face of unapologetic racism and misogyny, The Vagina Monologues honours women's sexuality in all its complexity, mystery and power. Witty and irreverent, compassionate and wise, this award-winning masterpiece gives voice to real women's deepest fantasies, fears, anger and pleasure, and calls for a world where all women are safe, equal, free and alive in their bodies. 'This play changed the world. Seeing it changed my soul. Performing in it changed my life' Kerry Washington