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Double Act

Double Act Pdf/ePub eBook Author: ,
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 140704589X
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Ruby and Garnet are ten-year-old twins. They're identical, and they do EVERYTHING together, especially since their mother died three years earlier - but they couldn't be more different. Bossy, bouncy, funny Ruby loves to take charge, and is desperate to be a famous actress, while quiet, sensitive, academic Garnet loves nothing more than to curl up with one of her favourite books. And when everything around the twins is changing so much, can being a double act work for ever?


Double-Act Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Brian McFarlane
Editor: Monash University Publishing
ISBN: 1922235725
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Double-Act by Brian McFarlane Summary

Not many can boast of careers that lasted successfully for nearly seventy years, but that is what both Googie Withers and John McCallum achieved. Googie portrayed everything from brazen murderesses to Lady Bracknell, taking in blonde nitwits, wartime Resistance workers, lady farmers and Shakespeare along the way. John not only performed memorably in all the acting media but also was a pioneer producer in Australian television – sending Skippy into the far corners of the earth – the managing director of a huge theatrical firm, and a film director, playwright and author. Just as remarkable was their 62-year marriage, not all that common in the entertainment world, and the way this worked is as fascinating as their varied and prolific careers. There were plenty of disagreements along the way but underlying all was their profound respect for each other’s work and a kind of love that was essentially complementary. Together, in professional and personal matters alike, an unbeatable combination. Brian McFarlane’s biography does justice to this remarkable pair – and reads as an absorbing story. ‘Brian’s book brings back wonderfully vivid memories of an important Australian past. Once I had met and worked with Googie and John I knew they were true royalty. Together, they made my life richer and gave my profession a finer meaning. This book brings them vividly to life. It is a great read.’ – George Ogilvie, theatre director and drama teacher

Jacqueline Wilson Double Decker

Jacqueline Wilson Double Decker Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jacqueline Wilson
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 1409098176
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Jacqueline Wilson Double Decker by Jacqueline Wilson Summary

Double Act Ruby and Garnet are ten-year-old twins. They're identical, and they do EVERYTHING together, especially since their mother died three years earlier - but they couldn't be more different. Bossy, bouncy, funny Ruby loves to take charge, and is desperate to be a famous actress, while quiet, sensitive, academic Garnet loves nothing more than to curl up with one of her favourite books. And when everything around the twins is changing so much, can being a double act work for ever? Bad Girls Shy, mild Mandy has been bullied at school for as long as she can remember. That's why she is delighted when cheeky, daring, full-of-fun Tanya picks her as a friend. Mum isn't happy - she thinks Tanya's a BAD GIRL and a bad influence on her daughter. But Mandy loves spending time with her brilliant new friend, and is sure Tanya can only get her out of trouble, not into it . . . or could she?

My Secret Diary

My Secret Diary Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jacqueline Wilson
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 1407048309
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My Secret Diary by Jacqueline Wilson Summary

A wonderfully written and engaging teenage memoir: read all about Jacqueline's problems with her family, her first love, her school life and her friends. Read extracts from her real diaries and the stories she wrote as a teenager; learn all about the music and books she loved, her troubled school life and her parents' difficult relationship. Written in Jacqueline's usual and inimitable style, this will be fascinating reading for her fans, and for anyone who's interested in what life in the UK was like in the fifties and sixties.


Midnight Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jacqueline Wilson
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 140704558X
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Midnight by Jacqueline Wilson Summary

Violet has always been in the shadow of her mesmerising, controlling brother Will, and when a shocking secret about Will's past is revealed, things get even worse. Violet retreats further into her own fantasy world, built around the fairy characters created by her favourite author, Casper Dream. The arrival of a new girl at school, Jasmine, seems like it might change Violet's life for the better. But is Jasmine a true friend? And will Violet ever manage to break free of Will's spell?

How to Be a Baby . . . by Me, the Big Sister

How to Be a Baby . . . by Me, the Big Sister Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sally Lloyd-Jones
Editor: Schwartz & Wade
ISBN: 030798365X
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How to Be a Baby . . . by Me, the Big Sister by Sally Lloyd-Jones Summary

The New York Times praised this best-selling picture book as "adorable, original, well-illustrated and fabulous." In this first book in the How-To Series (which includes How To Get Married and How to Get a Job), the know-it-all big sister narrator tells it like it is: When you're a baby you don't read books. You eat them. You don't know how old you are, or even if you're a boy or a girl. And you have to keep a special plug in your mouth to stop your scream from coming out. But one day, you won't be little anymore, and then you'll be taller and smarter, and actually quite clever. Like the narrator. And you'll be able to share memories of what it was like when you were little with your incredible Big Sister.

The Comedy of Errors

The Comedy of Errors Pdf/ePub eBook Author: William Shakespeare
Editor: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486112233
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The Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare Summary

Two sets of identical twins provide the basis for ongoing incidents of mistaken identity, within a lively plot of quarrels, arrests, and a grand courtroom denouement. One of Shakespeare's earliest comedic efforts.

Buried Alive!

Buried Alive! Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jacqueline Wilson
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 1407046241
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Buried Alive! by Jacqueline Wilson Summary

Tim can't wait to go on holiday - especially as he gets to bring his friend Biscuits along. But their trip unexpectedly becomes truly, terribly adventurous when an encounter with two local bully-boys threatens to disrupt the fun. Narrated by Tim and interspersed with revealing, illustrated extracts from Tim and Biscuits's holiday diaries, this is a wondefully enjoyable story from one of the most popular writers around that both girls and boys will love.


Candyfloss Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jacqueline Wilson
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 1407046195
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Candyfloss by Jacqueline Wilson Summary

Floss's parents are divorced, and she divides up her week, spending five days with her mum, her new stepdad and her baby half-brother. The other two days Floss spends with her dad, helping him to run his greasy spoon cafe. But their simple arrangement is thrown into disarray when Floss's mum decides to move to Australia. Making the difficult decision to stay at home, Floss moves in permanently with her dad and they muddle along happily together, surviving on chip butties and enjoying visits to the local funfair. But disaster strikes - Dad's money troubles catch up with him and they have to move out of the cafe. They're homeless - but can their new fairground friends help out?

Double-Hull Tanker Legislation

Double-Hull Tanker Legislation Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Marine Board,Commission on Engineering and Technical Systems,Ocean Studies Board,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences
Editor: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309518288
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Double-Hull Tanker Legislation by Marine Board,Commission on Engineering and Technical Systems,Ocean Studies Board,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences Summary

The passage of the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA 90) by Congress and subsequent modifications of international maritime regulations resulted in a far-reaching change in the design of tank vessels. Double-hull rather than single-hull tankers are now the industry standard, and nearly all ships in the world maritime oil transportation fleet are expected to have double hulls by about 2020. This book assesses the impact of the double hull and related provisions of OPA 90 on ship safety, protection of the marine environment, and the economic viability and operational makeup of the maritime oil transportation industry. The influence of international conventions on tank vessel design and operation is addressed. Owners and operators of domestic and international tank vessel fleets, shipyard operators, marine architects, classification societies, environmentalists, and state and federal regulators will find this book useful.

Twelfth Night; or What you Will

Twelfth Night; or What you Will Pdf/ePub eBook Author: William Shakespeare
Editor: Library of Alexandria
ISBN: 1465587799
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Twelfth Night; or What you Will by William Shakespeare Summary

Stand you awhile aloof. Cesario,_Thou know'st no less but all; I have unclasp'd_To thee the book even of my secret soul._Therefore, good youth, address thy gait unto her;_Be not denied access, stand at her doors,_And tell them, there thy fixed foot shall grow_Till thou have audience._ VIOLA._Sure, my noble lord,_If she be so abandon'd to her sorrow_As it is spoke, she never will admit me._ DUKE._Be clamorous and leap all civil bounds_Rather than make unprofited return._ VIOLA._Say I do speak with her, my lord, what then?_ DUKE._O, then unfold the passion of my love,_Surprise her with discourse of my dear faith!_It shall become thee well to act my woes;_She will attend it better in thy youth_Than in a nuncio's of more grave aspect._ VIOLA._I think not so, my lord._ DUKE._Dear lad, believe it;_For they shall yet belie thy happy years,_That say thou art a man: Diana's lip_Is not more smooth and rubious; thy small pipe_Is as the maiden's organ, shrill and sound,_And all is semblative a woman's part._I know thy constellation is right apt_For this affair. Some four or five attend him;_All, if you will; for I myself am best_When least in company. Prosper well in this,_And thou shalt live as freely as thy lord,_To call his fortunes thine.

English / Finnish Dictionary

English / Finnish Dictionary Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Joseph D. Lesser
Editor: Joseph D. Lesser
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English / Finnish Dictionary by Joseph D. Lesser Summary

This practical dictionary of the Finnish language contains over 90,000 entries in a concise, easy-to-use format. The direction of the translation is from English to Finnish. It offers a broad vocabulary from all areas as well as numerous idioms for holidays or for use as a classic reference work.

Flann O'Brien & Modernism

Flann O'Brien & Modernism Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Julian Murphet,Ronan McDonald,Sascha Morrell
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1623568757
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Flann O'Brien & Modernism by Julian Murphet,Ronan McDonald,Sascha Morrell Summary

Flann O'Brien & Modernism brings a much-needed refreshment to the state of scholarship on this increasingly recognised but still widely misunderstood 'second generation' modernist. Rather than construe him as a postmodernist, it correctly locates O'Brien's work as the product of a late modernist sensibility and cultural context. Similarly, while there should be no doubt of his Irishness, and his profound debts to Irish language, history and culture, this collection seeks to understand O'Brien's nationally sensitive achievement as the work of an internationalist whose preoccupations reflect global modernist trends. The distinct themes and concerns tracked in Flann O'Brien & Modernism include characterization in branching narrative forms; the ethics and paradoxes of naming; parody and homage; lies and deception; theatricality; sexuality; technology and transport; and the inevitable matter of drink and intoxication. Taken together, these specific topics construct a mosaic image of O'Brien as an exemplary modernist auteur, abreast of all the most salient philosophical and technical concerns affecting literary production in the period immediately before and after World War Two.

The Complete Book of 2000s Broadway Musicals

The Complete Book of 2000s Broadway Musicals Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Dan Dietz
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442278013
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The Complete Book of 2000s Broadway Musicals by Dan Dietz Summary

In this book, Dan Dietz examines in detail every musical that opened on Broadway during the 2000s, including Avenue Q, Billy Elliott, The Full Monty, In the Heights, Jersey Boys, Mary Poppins, Next to Normal, The Producers, Rock of Ages, Spamalot, Spring Awakening, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Urinetown, and Xanadu.

The Disappearing Act: The Impossible Case of MH370

The Disappearing Act: The Impossible Case of MH370 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Florence de Changy
Editor: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0008381569
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The Disappearing Act: The Impossible Case of MH370 by Florence de Changy Summary

‘The affair was weird when seen from afar, but seen close-up, it was Kafkaesque: it was not possible in 2014 for a Boeing 777 to have simply disappeared...’ A remarkable piece of investigative journalism into one of the most pervasive and troubling mysteries of recent memory.

The Irish Dramatic Revival 1899-1939

The Irish Dramatic Revival 1899-1939 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Anthony Roche
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1408165996
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The Irish Dramatic Revival 1899-1939 by Anthony Roche Summary

The Irish Dramatic Revival was to radically redefine Irish theatre and see the birth of Ireland's national theatre, the Abbey, in 1904. From a consideration of such influential precursors as Boucicault and Wilde, Anthony Roche goes on to examine the role of Yeats as both founder and playwright, the one who set the agenda until his death in 1939. Each of the major playwrights of the movement refashioned that agenda to suit their own very different dramaturgies. Roche explores Synge's experimentation in the creation of a new national drama and considers Lady Gregory not only as a co-founder and director of the Abbey Theatre but also as a significant playwright. A chapter on Shaw outlines his important intervention in the Revival. O'Casey's four ground-breaking Dublin plays receive detailed consideration, as does the new Irish modernism that followed in the 1930s and which also witnessed the founding of the Gate Theatre in Dublin. The Companion also features interviews and essays by leading theatre scholars and practitioners Paige Reynolds, P.J. Mathews and Conor McPherson who provide further critical perspectives on this period of radical change in modern Irish theatre.

Howard Barker's Theatre: Wrestling with Catastrophe

Howard Barker's Theatre: Wrestling with Catastrophe Pdf/ePub eBook Author: James Reynolds,Andy W. Smith
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1408185997
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Howard Barker's Theatre: Wrestling with Catastrophe by James Reynolds,Andy W. Smith Summary

Howard Barker and The Wrestling School have been seen as marginal to the major concerns of British theatre, problematic in their staging and challenging in the ideas they explore. Yet Barker's writing career spans six decades, he is the only living writer to have been accorded an entire season with the Royal Shakespeare Company, and The Wrestling School produces theatre of such a striking quality that it earned continuous Arts Council funding for nearly 20 years. Wrestling with Catastrophe challenges existing ways of reading Barker's theatre practice and plays and provides new ways into his work. It brings together conversations with theatre makers from in and outside The Wrestling School, with first-hand accounts of the company's practice, and a selection of critical readings. The book's combining of testimony from key Wrestling School practitioners with alternative practical perspectives, and with analysis by both established and emerging scholars, ensures that a spectrum of understanding emerges that is rich in both breadth and depth. In its consideration of the full range of Barker's aesthetic concerns - including text, direction, design, acting, narrative form, poetry, appropriation, painting, photography, electronic media, technology, puppetry, and theatre space - the volume makes a radical re-evaluation of Barker's theatre possible.

The Comic Offense from Vaudeville to Contemporary Comedy

The Comic Offense from Vaudeville to Contemporary Comedy Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Rick DesRochers
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1441167188
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The Comic Offense from Vaudeville to Contemporary Comedy by Rick DesRochers Summary

The Comic Offense from Vaudeville to Contemporary Comedy examines how contemporary writer/performers are influenced by the comedic vaudevillians of the early 20th century. By tracing the history and legacy of the vaudeville era and performance acts, like the Marx Brothers and The Three Keatons, and moving through the silent and early sound films of the early 1930s, the author looks at how comic writer/performers continue to sell a brand of themselves as a form of social commentary in order to confront and dispel stereotypes of race, class, and gender. The first study to explore contemporary popular comic culture and its influence on American society from this unique perspective, Rick DesRochers analyzes stand-up and improvisational comedy writing/performing in the work of Larry David, Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, and Dave Chappelle. He grounds these choices by examining their evolution as they developed signature characters and sketches for their respective shows Curb Your Enthusiasm, 30 Rock, The Colbert Report, and Chappelle's Show.

Writing the Comedy Movie

Writing the Comedy Movie Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Marc Blake
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1628925922
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Writing the Comedy Movie by Marc Blake Summary

It is often suggested that there are 'secrets' to comedy or that it is 'lightning in a bottle', but the craft of comedy writing can be taught. While comedic tastes change, over time and from person to person, the core underpinning still depends on the comedic geniuses that have paved the way. Great comedy is built upon a strong foundation. In Writing the Comedy Movie, Marc Blake lays out – in an entertainingly readable style – the nuts and bolts of comedy screenwriting. His objective is to clarify the 'rules' of comedy: to contextualize comedy staples such as the double act, slapstick, gross-out, rom com, screwball, satire and parody and to introduce new ones such as the bromance or stoner comedy. He explains the underlying principles of comedy and comedy writing for the screen, along with providing analysis of leading examples of each subgenre.

Studying Plays

Studying Plays Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mick Wallis,Simon Shepherd
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1350007358
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Studying Plays by Mick Wallis,Simon Shepherd Summary

Now in its 4th edition, this is an accessible and comprehensive introduction to the critical study of drama. Using familiar examples of classic and contemporary works such as Shakespeare's King Lear, Ibsen's A Doll's House and Timberlake Wertenbaker's Our Country's Good, the book explores the essential elements of play texts, from character, dialogue and plot to theatrical space. With more in depth guidance on how to study plays in and as performance, both live and in recordings available online, the 4th edition of Studying Plays now includes: · new examples throughout the book drawn from a range of 21st-century plays by established and emergent writers for diverse theatres and companies · new explorations of how plays structure and engage audience response · a complete new section on the analysis of theatre of witness and testimony; monodrama; and postdramatic texts.