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The Great Gladstone Oil Strike!

by Kelvin Bueckert

*This is a theater script. “Oil Excitement!” Spurred on by this headline, Neville Ne'erdowell, a smooth-talking lawyer, begins to court Prudence Wilson, heir to the Brickyard where the oil was said to be found.Prudence promptly gives Neville a valuable lesson on prudence, so he threatens to foreclose on her families Brickyard! Just as all seems lost, Jezebel Jones, the world famous actress of melodrama, steps in to save the day. Or so it seems...as it turns out, Jezebel is not as friendly as she first appears.Will Darrell Dogood, a lazy boy from Plumas, step in to save Prudence, the only woman he has ever loved? More importantly, if Darrell does do something, will he do something good?To everyone's surprise, Darrell does what is right, prompting Neville to do the same.As Jeze...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Stage & Theatre, Fiction, Humour, Nonfiction
Size: 66 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 14 December 2017 onward  

Ena Dayne The brief shining of a music hall star.

by Colin Charman

The story of one of music hall's minor stars showing the differences in lifestyle compared to the major well known personalities. It links in to the Charman, Vink and Pridmore families who were affected by Ena Dayne's career....

Genre: Arts & Photography, Stage & Theatre, Nonfiction
Size: 197 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 13 December 2017 onward  

Actors and the Art of Performance: Under Exposure (Performance Philosophy)

by Susanne Granzer

Actors and the Art of Performance: Under Exposure combines the author's two main biographical paths: her professional commitment to the fields of both theatre and philosophy. The art of acting on stage is analysed here not only from the theoretical perspective of a spectator, but also from the perspective of the actor. The author draws on her experience as both a theatre actor and a university professor whose teachings in the art of acting rely heavily on her own experience and also on her philosophical knowledge. The book is unique not only in terms of its content but also in terms of its style. Written in a multiplicity of voices, the text oscillates between philosophical reasoning and narrative forms of writing, including micro-narratives, fables, parables, and inter alia by Carroll, Ho...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Film & Video, Stage & Theatre, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Education & Reference, Science & Maths
Size: 120 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 04 December 2017 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
1 review

Revolutionary Acts: Amateur Theater and the Soviet State, 1917-1938

by Lynn Mally

During the Russian Revolution and Civil War, amateur theater groups sprang up in cities across the country. Workers, peasants, students, soldiers, and sailors provided entertainment ranging from improvisations to gymnastics and from propaganda sketches to the plays of Chekhov. In Revolutionary Acts, Lynn Mally reconstructs the history of the amateur stage in Soviet Russia from 1917 to the height of the Stalinist purges. Her book illustrates in fascinating detail how Soviet culture was transformed during the new regime's first two decades in power.Of all the arts, theater had a special appeal for mass audiences in Russia, and with the coming of the revolution it took on an important role in the dissemination of the new socialist culture. Mally's analysis of amateur theater as a space where ...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Art, Stage & Theatre, Fiction, Drama, History, Europe, Russia, Nonfiction, Poetry, Drama & Criticism
Size: 326 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 27 November 2017 onward  

Creativity: the Actor in Performance

by Helen Trenos

Creativity: the Actor in Performance focuses on becoming a creative performer. Many stage-actors succeed in rehearsals, yet under-perform where it counts – on stage. However, as actors know, performance is a thing unto itself - something that will happen out there, beyond anything that had happened in rehearsals. This book provides actors, their teachers and directors with insights into the creativity of the actor in performance....

Genre: Arts & Photography, Stage & Theatre, Fiction, Drama, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory, Poetry, Drama & Criticism
Size: 93 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 26 November 2017 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
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The Academic Book of the Future

by Rebecca E. Lyons and Samantha Rayner

This book is open access under a CC-BY licence.What makes a book 'academic'? What spaces, physical and digital, can they be found in? How are they made, bought, and read? These questions are tackled by a cross-section of thirteen experts from the fields of bookselling, publishing, university libraries, and academic research in this volume of essays, which was produced in conjunction with the team from the AHRC/British Library Academic Book of the Future Project as an accelerated publishing challenge for the first ever Academic Book Week. The topics include campus bookshops and bookselling, the role of national libraries, Open Access, the Research Excellence Framework, and publishing innovation. The approaches explore the realities of the present and venture all the way through to possible ...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Stage & Theatre, Fiction, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Education, Literary Criticism & Theory, Publishing & Books, Science & Maths
Size: 120 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 23 November 2017 onward  

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