The comedians' impromptu comedy routine regarding a two-thousand-year-old man and the dilemmas he faces shares humorous views on religion, taxes, fad diets, and other topics
Author: Mel Brooks,Carl Reiner
Publisher: Harper Collins
A two-thousand-year-old man visits an elementary school and answers questions from a teacher and students, in a picture-book variation of the authors' classic skit, and includes a CD with the comedians performing their text.
Author: Mel Brooks,Carl Reiner
Publisher: Harper Collins
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Alex Symons takes a unique, artist-focused approach in order to systematically identify the range of Brooks's adaptation strategies across the Hollywood film, Broadway theatre and American television industries.
Author: Alex Symons
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Category: Performing Arts
(Vocal Selections). Mel Brooks' The Producers has the honorable distinction of being the biggest smash in the history of Broadway! The production, which won a record 12 Tony Awards, is based on Brooks' 1968 comedy classic film, and stars the loveable Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick. Our deluxe vocal selections book features a stunning section of full-color photos from the Broadway production, and voice line with piano accompaniment arrangements of 19 fantastic songs: Along Came Bialy * Betrayed * Der Guten Tag Hop-Clop * Goodbye! * Haben Sie Gehort Das Deutsche Band? (Have You Ever Heard the German Band?) * Heil Myself * I Wanna Be a Producer * In Old Bavaria * Keep It Gay * The King of Broadway * Opening Night * Prisoners of Love (Leo & Max) * Springtime for Hitler * That Face * 'Til Him * We Can Do It * When You Got It, Flaunt It * Where Did We Go Right? * You Never Say Good Luck on Opening Night.
Voice Line with Piano Accompaniment Format
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Der Millionenseller aus den USA Von Beginn an ist es eine Reise mit unwahrscheinlichem Ausgang: Neun junge Männer aus der amerikanischen Provinz machen sich 1936 auf den Weg nach Berlin, um die Goldmedaille im Rudern zu gewinnen. Daniel James Brown schildert das Schicksal von Joe Rantz, einem Jungen ohne Perspektive, der rudert, um den Dämonen seiner Vergangenheit zu entkommen und seinen Platz in der Welt zu finden. Wie er und seine Freunde vor den laufenden Kameras Leni Riefenstahls den Nazis ihre Propagandashow stehlen, ist ein atemberaubendes Abenteuer und zugleich das eindringliche Porträt einer Ära. Eine unvergessliche wahre Geschichte von Entschlossenheit, Überleben und Mut.
1936: Wie neun Ruderer die Nazis in die Knie zwangen
Author: Daniel James Brown
Publisher: Riemann Verlag
Author: Hermann Gunkel
Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
Soziologische Phantasie, die erstmals 1963 erschienene deutsche Übersetzung von C. Wright Mills‘ The Sociological Imagination, darf zurecht als Meilenstein wissenschaftlich-politischer Debatten in den Vereinigten Staaten betrachtet werden und zählt auch heute noch zu einer der wichtigsten Selbstkritiken der Soziologie. Mills schlägt hier einen dritten Weg zwischen bloßem Empirismus und abgehobener Theorie ein: Er plädiert für eine kritische Sozialwissenschaft, die sich weder bürokratisch instrumentalisieren lässt noch selbstverliebt vor sich hin prozessiert, sondern gesellschaftliche Bedeutung erlangt, indem sie den Zusammenhang von persönlichen Schwierigkeiten und öffentlichen Problemen erhellt. Eben dies sei Aufgabe und Verheißung einer Soziologie, die sich viel zu häufig „einer merkwürdigen Lust an der Attitüde des Unbeteiligten“ hingebe.
Author: C. Wright Mills
Category: Social Science
Carl Reiner has been making people laugh since the days of The Dick Van Dyke Show. His showbiz bits with Mel Brooks about the 2000 Year Old Man have become the stuff of comedy legend. Jerry Seinfeld, Alan Alda, Neil Simon, Steve Allen, and Richard Lewis were all bowled over by the comic genius of The 2000 Year Old Man in the Year 2000: The Book. Now, in his wonderful new book, Carl Reiner shows off the talent and humor that have made him a comedic superstar. Filled with rich, multidimensional tales, this collection of short stories from one of America's truly great comedic minds is at once poignant, nostalgic, and laugh-out-loud funny. "How Paul Robeson Saved My Life." the story of Reiner's experiences in the army during World War II, is a darkly funny look at racism. "Lance and Gwendolyn" is a modern-day fairy tale with some surprising twists. "Dial 411 for Legal Smut" is a tongue-in-cheek look at phone sex. Whatever topic he tackles, Reiner always manages to capture the highs and lows, the follies and foibles of everyday life.
Author: Carl Reiner
Publisher: Harper Collins
A kingdom that no one has ever seen. People that no one has ever heard of. This is the story of Mabele land—a land that is located in the middle of Africa, a land that is ruled by a different law of nature. In this land, people stop aging at 33. In this land, the earth regenerates itself every night, and most importantly, the people of this land have total dominion over all the creaturesthat exist on earth. For more than thousands of years, Mabele land was the perfect place to live in until Samalisa . . .
Author: Michael Kongo
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
When I was a kid in the late 1950s, while I was a student at Paoli Elementary School, I read the famous children’s book that talks about the Kid from Leftfield. Also around that time, I always said to myself, “What is it going to be like in the year 2000? I’ll be fifty years old!” I couldn’t comprehend being that old; the thought of it scared me, and I’d probably be in a wheelchair or something worse. I bet a lot of people my age thought the same thing. This is the story of what that kid did when he reached the age of fifty.
Author: Neil McKee
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Yasmina Rezas Stücke sind grandioses Theater, aber auch ein großes Lesevergnügen. Der Gott des Gemetzels, 2006 im Schauspielhaus Zürich uraufgeführt, spielt auf der Grenze zwischen Gesellschaftssatire und menschlichem Desaster. Zwei Elfjährige haben sich geprügelt, dabei schlug der eine dem anderen zwei Zähne aus. Die beiden Elternpaare treffen sich zum klärenden Gespräch. Hinter der Fassade bürgerlicher Wohlanständigkeit tun sich Abgründe auf – schockierend und komisch zugleich. Der Gott des Gemetzels wurde zu Yasmina Rezas bekanntestem Stück, nicht zuletzt durch Roman Polanskis Verfilmung 2011 mit Kate Winslet und Christoph Waltz.
Author: Yasmina Reza
Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG
Being among bees is a full-body experience, Mark Winston writes. Bee Time presents his reflections on three decades spent studying these remarkable creatures, and on the lessons they can teach about how humans might better interact with one another and the natural world, from the boardroom to urban design to agricultural ecosystems.
Lessons from the Hive
Author: Mark L. Winston
Publisher: Harvard University Press
· Die Nummer 1 in Sachen Rekorde!!! · Brandneue atemberaubende Höchstleistungen · Faszinierende Fotos und Infografiken Der Rekordhalter unter den Rekordbüchern ist zurück, vollgepackt mit herausragenden Leistungen, verrückten Einfällen, kühnen Stunts, faszinierenden Menschen, tollen Tieren sowie spannenden Fakten aus Wissenschaft und Gesellschaft. Entdecke Tausende neuer Bestleistungen aus einer Vielzahl von Themengebieten, wie der Erforschung des Weltalls, Sport, Instagram und Fidget Spinner bis hin zu virtuellen Realitäten und vielem mehr. Hunderte bislang unveröffentlichte Fotos sowie geniale Infografiken illustrieren die atemberaubende Welt der Rekorde und Rekordhalter.
Author: Guinness World Records Ltd.
Publisher: Ravensburger Buchverlag Otto Maier GmbH
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Ovid, Chaucer, and Ariosto, premodern Europe's three greatest comic poets, found abundant cause for laughter in the foibles and follies of human desire. Yet they also excelled at the dangerous game of skewering the elites on whom they depended for patronage. The resulting depictions of addled lovers and rattled rulers create a unique dynamic of trenchant critique wrapped in amusing, enlightening, and disturbing fantasy, an achievement hailed as serio ludere, serious play, by Renaissance theorists. Through an imaginative analysis of Ovid's amatory poetry, Chaucer's dream poems and excerpts from the Canterbury Tales, and Ariosto's epic Orlando Furioso, Robert W. Hanning illuminates the contrast and continuities in often hilarious, always empathetic representations of bungled desire and thwarted political authority. He also documents the response of all three poets to the "authority" of cultural predecessors and poetic convention. Each poet lived through exciting times (Augustan Rome, late-medieval London, and high-Renaissance Italy, respectively) and their outsider-insider status links them as memorable speakers of comedic truth to power. Providing fresh perspectives on Ovid, Chaucer, and Ariosto within their rich historical moments, Serious Play isolates the elements that make their work so appealing centuries after they lived, observed, and wrote.
Desire and Authority in the Poetry of Ovid, Chaucer, and Ariosto
Author: Robert Hanning
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
"This is, flat out, one of the best Hollywood memoirs ever written… An absolute treasure." --Booklist (STARRED) In my ninety-plus years I’ve lived a multitude of lives. In the course of all these lives, I had a front-row seat at the birth of television; wrote, produced, created, or developed more than a hundred shows; had nine on the air at the same time; founded the 300,000-member liberal advocacy group People For the American Way; was labeled the “no. 1 enemy of the American family” by Jerry Falwell; made it onto Richard Nixon’s “Enemies List”; was presented with the National Medal of the Arts by President Clinton; purchased an original copy of the Declaration of Independence and toured it for ten years in all fifty states; blew a fortune in a series of bad investments in failing businesses; and reached a point where I was informed we might even have to sell our home. Having heard that we’d fallen into such dire straits, my son-in-law phoned me and asked how I was feeling. My answer was, “Terrible, of course,” but then I added, “but I must be crazy, because despite all that’s happened, I keep hearing this inner voice saying, ‘Even this I get to experience.’” Norman Lear’s work is legendary. The renowned creator of such iconic television programs as All in the Family; Maude; Good Times; The Jeffersons; and Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman, Lear remade our television culture from the ground up. At their peak, his programs were viewed by 120 million people a week, with stories that dealt with the most serious issues of the day—racism, poverty, abortion —yet still left audiences howling with laughter. In EVEN THIS I GET TO EXPERIENCE, Lear opens up with all the candor, humor, and wisdom to be expected from one of America’s greatest living storytellers. But TV and politics are only a fraction of the tale. Lear’s early years were grounded in the harshness of the Great Depression, and further complicated by his parents’ vivid personalities. The imprisonment of Lear’s father, a believer in the get-rich-quick scheme, colored his son’s childhood. During this absence, Lear’s mother left her son to live with relatives. Lear’s comic gifts were put to good use during this hard time, even as they would be decadeslater during World War II, when Lear produced and staged a variety show for his fellow airmen in addition to flying fifty bombing missions. After the war, Lear tried his hand at publicity in New York before setting out for Los Angeles in 1949. A lucky break had a powerful agent in the audience the night Danny Thomas performed a nightclub routine written by Lear, and within days his career in television began. Before long his work with Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis (and later Martha Raye and George Gobel) made him the highest-paid comedy writer in the country, and he was spending his summers with the likes of Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks. Movies followed, and soon he was making films starring Frank Sinatra, Dick Van Dyke, and Jason Robards. Then came the ’70s, and Lear’s unprecedented string of TV hits. Married three times and the father of six children ranging in age from nineteen to sixty-eight, Lear’s penetrating look at family life, parenthood, and marriage is a volume in itself. A memoir as touching, funny, and remarkable as any of Lear’s countless artistic creations, EVEN THIS I GET TO EXPERIENCE is nothing less than a profound gift, endlessly readable and characteristically unforgettable.
Author: Norman Lear
Category: Biography & Autobiography
This book presents a study of the perspectives and experiences of 36 disabled young adults, some of their parents, teachers and friends, on coming of age as a disabled person in Iceland. The young people of the study belong to the first generation of disabled children and youth to grow up with normalisation and inclusion in school and society as the law of the land. The aim is to describe, explore and interpret the social construction of disabled adulthood within culture and society, and to describe how inclusive and exclusionary processes within families, school and society, impact young disabled persons' claims to adulthood. The study is located within disability studies, and within a social constructivist, interpretative framework, involving interviews and document analysis. This volume focuses on the emergence of young disabled adulthood and on how families, general or segregated special education and special or generic support systems and relationships impact that process. The lesson learned form this book apply to the disabled everywhere.
Disability and Young Adulthood
Author: Dóra S. Bjarnason
Publisher: Nova Publishers
Category: Social Science
Author: Gisela Wendt
Publisher: Wallstein Verlag
Category: Sufi poetry, Persian