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
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This is my fourth collection of 10 short works, drawn from writings I did from 1996 through 2010. The sample's table of contents are:1. Critique Paper #22. Dear Michael3. Apollo and Dionysus4. Dear Mr. Gordon5. Mission Statement of Father Roger W. Schmit, OSB (Order of Saint Benedict)6. if you really want to impress your date7. Journal 18. Journal 29. Journal 310. Jeffrey DahmerIf you enjoy these works, please check out Those Moments, Living As If, and That Itch to Write. Thank you....
Genre: Arts & Photography, Stage & Theatre, Nonfiction
Size: 25 pages
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Hamlet like you have never read it before: quick, fun, and easy to understand. Designed for 6-20+ actors, kids of all ages, or anyone who wants to enjoy and loosely understand Shakespeare's play.What you will get:-Fun!-3 melodramatic modifications for group sizes:-6-7+-8-14+-11-20+-Actual lines from Shakespeare's play mixed in-Creatively funny interpretations of the remaining script-A delightfully funny rendition that is easy for ADULTS to understand too!-A kid who loves Shakespeare!This mini-melodramatic masterpiece is sure to be a doorway for your child to love all the classics. Shakespeare is difficult enough in class or watching on stage, let alone trying to teach the stories to children, but as the author's mantra states in the book, "there is no better way to learn than to have fun!"...
Genre: Arts & Photography, Stage & Theatre, Humour, Comedy, Nonfiction
Size: 82 pages
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A humorous paranormal short story by USA Today bestselling author Mindy Klasky.First time available as an ebook!Actress Kelly Reilly knew she’d chosen a tough career, but she’d always found success with her boyfriend, Rob Cornell, at her side. When Rob accepts a role in New York City without a word of discussion, though, Kelly is thrown for a loop.Rescue soon arrives in the form of a genie, complete with magical wishes to turn the tide. But Kelly’s first wish goes dramatically awry.Kelly is desperate to right that wrong—not to mention getting her love life back on track and advancing her career. Can she negotiate her genie’s trickster ways? Or will her hopes amount to nothing more than wishful thinking?The As You Wish Series (each volume can be read on its own, and the series can...
Genre: Arts & Photography, Stage & Theatre, Fiction, Nonfiction, Romance, Paranormal, Romantic Comedy
Size: 70 pages
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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
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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, Poetry, Drama & Criticism
Size: 93 pages
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