Description : The noted director traces his career, from directing Shakespeare's dramas, to London's West End, to his work with Laurence Olivier, Salvador Dali, and other giants
Description : The theatre's greatest contemporary director tells the story of his life Peter Brook is the modern stage's greatest inventor. For over fifty years he has held audiences spellbound with his critically acclaimed productions. Now he has finally written an account of his life. Born in 1925 in London, at twenty-one Brook became the enfant terrible of British theatre directing major post-war productions of Shakespeare at Stratford-upon-Avon, opera at Covent Garden and new plays in London's West End. He even made films. In 1964 he produced Peter Weiss's Marat/Sade for the RSC and his whole approach to theatre became radicalised. Throughout the 1970s and 1980s Brook began exploring the roots of non-Western theatre which once again changed his view of what theatre could be for actors and audiences. His journey took him to Paris where he founded a company at the Bouffes du Nord theatre where he still works today. Brook's biography charts all the stages of his aesthetic and spiritual journey, and touches on all parts of a career that has been widely reported but never previously talked about from his personal perspective. "First there was the master conjurer adept at musicals, farces, opera and Shakespeare. Then there was the philosopher-king. . . who has devoted his energies to a quest for a theatre that was simple in form and rich in meaning" (Michael Billington)
Description : Profiles demonstrate the struggles and contributions of Afro-American, Jamaican, and Ghanian fiber artists and designers, 1850 to the present.
Description : In 1903 A young man works at a bank in a small town. Unhappy with his lot in life he begins to hide money in the basement of the bank. His life falls apart and he is unable to retrive it. A hundred years later the building is now a cafe. A young girl working there discovers the hidden money and it changes her life.
Description : Love across the centuries ... A holiday to England, new places, new faces - it was just what Julianna Edwards needed to liven up her ordinary life. But that holiday becomes a nightmare when she finds herself transported two hundred years into the past. With no idea how she had time travelled and even less idea how she was going to get back home, Julianna must learn to blend into this strange new world while continuing to search for answers. But as the weeks turn into months with no answers forthcoming, Julianna must face her worst fear of being stuck in the past forever. How was she gong to survive life in the nineteenth century with no home and no money? Charming and handsome William Winston may hold the answers to her problems - but could she really give up all hope of ever returning home?
Description : In an era of global warming, war, escalating expenses, declining income, and drugs and violence in schools, many mothers feel they have little control over their families or their worlds. Nora Murphy eloquently demonstrates that many women do control one tiny thing: their next stitch. While tracing the frustrations and joys of knitting a sweater for her son through the course of one cold, dark Minnesota winter, Murphy eloquently brings to life the traditions and cultures of women from many backgrounds, including Hmong, American Indian, Mexican, African, and Irish. Murphy’s personal stories — about her struggles to understand esoteric knitting patterns, her help from the shaman of the knit shop, and her challenges sticking with an often vexing project — will appeal to knitters as well as everyone else who has labored to create something from scratch.
Description : Twenty-first century high school student Moon Bin Kim lives a parallel life as the son of a warrior family in the thirteenth century, and struggles to learn who he is and why he exists across time and space.
Description : It was clear to Lance that his father hated him. Why else would he leave everything to Hank, except for that coin? You know, the one with some dude’s head on it, the ancient Euro or whatever it was. Except it wasn’t a Euro according to the pawnbroker. Turns out, it’s an old Imperial Coin from the days of the Great Emperor, and it might be worth a whole lot of dough on the other side of the galaxy, if Lance could somehow manage to take it there. But, how does a guy, who owes the hospital a lifetime’s worth of earnings, manage to travel across the stars? Turns out, he can do it for free. Not only that, but he can get three squares a day, an apartment complete with roommates, and two sets of clothes, albeit in spandex. It’s like prison, but with benefits. It’s SpaceForce. In the meantime, on the other side of the galaxy, Ailana is stuck next to her hated cousin, Embo in their grandmother’s sewing shop, forever listening to the old woman wax on about her glory days as a Royal Seamstress. No matter how she tries, Ailana can’t break free of Grandmother and her needling, even after the old woman is dead. However, it will be through her needle and thread, that Ailana gains admittance into the privileged world of the nobility, where fate will introduce her to a man that bears a striking resemblance to the face on Lance’s coin.
Description : - The legendary samurai known only as 'Jack' is stranded in a strange future ruled by the demonic wizard, Aku. His quest to return back to the past has tested him many times, but now the stakes are higher than ever. Can an ancient relic known as the Rope of Eons finally take him home?