The Male Animal : a New Comedy

Author: James Thurber,Elliott Nugent

Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.

ISBN: 9780573612138

Category: Theater

Page: 165

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"Tommy Turner has been married for ten years to Ellen, and he is quietly settled in a teaching job at Mid Western University. This is the week end of the Michigan game and Joe Ferguson, the greatest football hero Mid Western has ever had, comes to town and sees Ellen, his old sweetheart. In addition, Tommy is drawn into a controversy when a young intellectual writes an article in which he calls the board of trustees fascists. Tommy wants to read a letter to his composition class written by Vanzetti and is about to join the ranks of the martyrs who have been fired because the trustees are shouting "Red!" Ellen tries to dissuade Tommy from reading the letter and he tells her to go with Joe and leave him to his books and his principles. Eventually Tommy challenges Joe to fisticuffs after he has fortified himself with the proper courage. He steadfastly maintains his right to read the letter and to teach the young to think. Ellen sees him as pretty good example of the male animal and stands up with him"--Publisher's website.
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The Male Animal

A Comedy in Three Acts

Author: James Thurber,Elliott Nugent

Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.

ISBN: N.A

Category: American drama (Comedy)

Page: 166

View: 6997

"Tommy Turner has been married for ten years to Ellen, and he is quietly settled in a teaching job at Mid Western University. This is the week end of the Michigan game and Joe Ferguson, the greatest football hero Mid Western has ever had, comes to town and sees Ellen, his old sweetheart. In addition, Tommy is drawn into a controversy when a young intellectual writes an article in which he calls the board of trustees fascists. Tommy wants to read a letter to his composition class written by Vanzetti and is about to join the ranks of the martyrs who have been fired because the trustees are shouting "Red!" Ellen tries to dissuade Tommy from reading the letter and he tells her to go with Joe and leave him to his books and his principles. Eventually Tommy challenges Joe to fisticuffs after he has fortified himself with the proper courage. He steadfastly maintains his right to read the letter and to teach the young to think. Ellen sees him as pretty good example of the male animal and stands up with him"--Publisher's website.
Posted in American drama (Comedy)

The Shakespearean Wild

Geography, Genus and Gender

Author: Jeanne Addison Roberts

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803289505

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 213

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Socrates is said to have thanked the gods that he was born neither barbarian nor female nor animal. His words conjure up the image of a human being, a Greek male, at the center of the universe, surrounded by "wild" and threatening forces. To the Western imagination the civilized standard has always been masculine, and taken for granted as so until recently. Shakespeare's works, for all their genius and astonishing empathy, are inevitably products of a culture that regards women, animals, and foreigners as peripheral and threatening to its chief interests. "We have been so hypnotized by the most powerful male voice in ourl anguage, interpreted for us by a long line of male critics and teachers, that we have seen nothing exceptionable in his patriarchal premises," writes Jeanne Addison Roberts. If the culture-induced hypnosis is wearing off, it is partly because of studies like The Shakespearean Wild. Plunging into a psychological jungle, Roberts examines the distinctions in various Shakespeare plays between wild nature and subduing civilization and shows how gender stereotypes are affixed to those distinctions. Taking her cue from Socrates, Roberts transports the reader to three kinds of "Wilds" that impinge on Shakespeare's literary world: the mysterious "female Wild, often associated with the malign and benign forces of [nature]; the animal Wild, which offers both reassurance of special human status and the threat of the loss of that status; and the barbarian Wild populated by marginal figures such as the Moor and the Jew as well as various hybrids." The Shakespearean Wild brims with mystery and menace, the exotic and erotic; with male and female archetypes, projections of suppressed fears and fantasies. The reader will see how the male vision of culture—exemplified in Shakespeare's work—has reduced, distorted, and oversimplified the potentiality of women.
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Critics' Theatre Reviews

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Theater

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The New Yorker

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Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literature

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New York Theatre Critics' Reviews

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Theater

Page: N.A

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"Theatre reviews is a complete guide and record of the New York stage, reprinted from New York sun, New York times, New York herald tribune, New York post, New York daily news, New York world telegram" 1940- ; reprinted from the New York daily news, Wall Street journal, Time, New York post, Women's wear daily, New York times, Christian science monitor, Newsweek, NBC ,1976-
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Aristophanes' Old-and-new Comedy: Six essays in perspective

Author: Kenneth J. Reckford

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 9780807817209

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 567

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Aristophanes' Old-and-New Comedy: Volume I: Six Essays in Perspective
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My Animal, My Self

A Breakthrough Way to Understand How You and Your Animal Reflect Each Other

Author: Marta Williams

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 160868170X

Category: Pets

Page: 232

View: 7837

In this groundbreaking book, animal communicator Marta Williams brings into focus an unexamined dynamic in our relationships with our animals: the idea that our animals are often our mirrors. Deeply and inextricably connected to us on the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual levels, they can pick up and reflect back to us the issues and events of our lives. Through stories, exercises, and an extensive questionnaire, you will gain unique insight into the healing and teaching roles of your companion animals, both past and current, and the profound gifts they offer.
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The New English Drama

With Prefactory Remarks, Biographical Sketches, and Notes, Critical and Explanatory; Being the Only Edition Existing which is Faithfully Marked with the Stage Business, and Stage Directions, as Preformed at the Theatres Royal

Author: William Oxberry

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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Fast-talking Dames

Author: Maria DiBattista

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300099034

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 365

View: 6847

Witty and brash, the fast-talking dames in film comedies of the 1930s and 1940s offered moviegoers a new, independent version of American womanhood. In this volume, Maria DiBattista paints portraits of the grandest fast-talking dames of the era, including Katharine Hepburn, Irene Dunne and Barbara Stanwyck, and discusses what their films had to say about men, happiness and the power of speech.
Posted in Performing Arts

Objective Proficiency. Workbook

Workbook without answers

Author: Erica Hall

Publisher: Ernst Klett Sprachen

ISBN: 9783125340374

Category:

Page: 96

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Dictionary of Literary Themes and Motifs

Author: Jean-Charles Seigneuret

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313263965

Category: Comparative literature

Page: 1507

View: 6422

This index is a veritable who's who of the greats of Western literature. . . . The Board recommends it for every collection whose users conduct analytical studies of literature. "Reference Books Bulletin" The powerful hold that literature exercises is based primarily on recognition--the reader's ability to identify with others through shared human concerns that transcend ttace, time, and cultural boundaries. These universal themes, and how they have been treated in literature from the classical period to the present, are the subject of the critical essays comprising this volume. A fascinating resource for students and general readers and an essential research tool for scholars in literature, it is the first thematic reference on this scale to be published in English. The dictionary consists of 143 essays contributed by 98 specialists in world literature. Topics covered include themes relating to adventure, family life, the supernatural, eroticism, status, humor, idealism, terror, and many other categories of human experience. Each entry begins with a defintion and a sketch on the origin and historical background of the literary theme. The topical essay discusses the significance and occurrence of the theme in world literature and supplies information on geographical area, genre, style, and chronology. Entries conclude with a selected bibliography of scholarship in the area. A cross-index to themes and motifs will enable the reader to find information on secondary or related topics. Convenient to use and presented in a standardized format, this major new reference will be an important acquisition for libraries with collections in English, American, and world literature.
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Hope

Entertainer of the Century

Author: Richard Zoglin

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439148589

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 576

View: 2897

“Revelatory…fascinating” (The New York Times): The first definitive biography of Bob Hope, featuring exclusive and extensive reporting that makes the persuasive case that he was the most important entertainer of the twentieth century. With his topical jokes and his all-American, brash-but-cowardly screen character, Bob Hope was the only entertainer to achieve top-rated success in every major mass-entertainment medium of the century, from vaudeville in the 1920s all the way to television in the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s. He virtually invented modern stand-up comedy. Above all, he helped redefine the very notion of what it means to be a star: a savvy businessman, an enterprising builder of his own brand, and a public-spirited entertainer whose Christmas military tours and unflagging work for charity set the standard for public service in Hollywood. As Richard Zoglin shows in this “entertaining and important book” (The Wall Street Journal), there is still much to be learned about this most public of figures, from his secret first marriage and his stint in reform school, to his indiscriminate womanizing and his ambivalent relationships with Bing Crosby and Johnny Carson. Hope could be cold, self-centered, tight with a buck, and perhaps the least introspective man in Hollywood. But he was also a tireless worker, devoted to his fans, and generous with friends. “Scrupulously researched, likely definitive, and as entertaining and as important (to an understanding of twentieth- and twenty-first-century pop culture) as its subject once genuinely was” (Vanity Fair), Hope is both a celebration of the entertainer and a complex portrait of a gifted but flawed man. “A wonderful biography,” says Woody Allen. “For me, it’s a feast.”
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Greek and Roman Animal Sacrifice

Ancient Victims, Modern Observers

Author: Christopher A. Faraone,F. S. Naiden

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107378672

Category: History

Page: N.A

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The interpretation of animal sacrifice, now considered the most important ancient Greek and Roman religious ritual, has long been dominated by the views of Walter Burkert, the late J.-P. Vernant, and Marcel Detienne. No penetrating and general critique of their views has appeared and, in particular, no critique of the application of these views to Roman religion. Nor has any critique dealt with the use of literary and visual sources by these writers. This book, a collection of essays by leading scholars, incorporates all these subjects and provides a theoretical background for the study of animal sacrifice in an ancient context.
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Not That Kind of Girl

Was ich im Leben so gelernt habe

Author: Lena Dunham

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 310400661X

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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Lena Dunham - vom »Time Magazine« zur »coolest person of the year« gewählt Was tun als junge Frau von heute, die lieber Stoffschuhe als Manolos trägt und nicht nach dem einen Prinzen sucht? In ›Not That Kind of Girl‹ erzählt Lena Dunham, Erfinderin der Fernsehserie ›GIRLS‹, hemmungslos persönlich, angstfrei und komisch aus ihrem Leben: von Kondomen in Zimmerpalmen, seltsamen Jungs und von ihrer Angst, keinen Platz in dieser Welt zu finden. Sie schreibt über die Taxifahrer in New York und vom plötzlichen Verliebtsein, über Frauen, die »wie diese Papierdinger behandelt werden, die in Hotelbadezimmern auf den Zahnputzbechern liegen – irgendwie notwendig, aber unendlich verfügbar« – und über Männer, die ungefragt von ihrem Sexleben berichten. Krisengeschüttelt, heiter, absolut im Jetzt: Lena Dunham bringt das Lebensgefühl einer neuen Generation Frauen auf den Punkt.
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A Dictionary of the English Language

In which the Words are Deduced from Their Originals, and Illustrated in Their Different Significations by Examples from the Best Writers. To which are Prefixed a History of the Language, and an English Grammar

Author: Samuel Johnson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: English language

Page: N.A

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The Sexual Revolution in Modern American Literature

Author: I. Glicksberg

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 940103236X

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 257

View: 7797

1. The Dialectic of the Sex-Motif in Literature Sex is a function of culture; in literature today it plays only a small though aggressively righteous part. Nature, long held in bondage, periodically breaks out in revolt, but its victory is never complete. In every society, prim itive as well as modem, the sexual instinct is for good or evil always subject to some measure of regulation and restraint. In literature, where the battle between love and sex, spirit and flesh, is fought out in terms of symbolic action, the writers support their cause, for or against sexual freedom, with varying degrees of evangelical ardor and outspokenness. On this issue there is no unanimity for the simple reason that American culture is not unified in its beliefs concerning the nature of man. The central conflict between instinctual needs and the claims of the ideal, between physical desire and the inner check, between Dionysus and Christ, goes on all the time. Sublimation is the cultural process whereby sexual energy is deflected from its biological source and diverted into spiritually "higher" and socially more useful channels. But sublimation is for most men hard to achieve. As civilization grows more complex, the individual is exposed to a series of increasingly severe moral strains. Pitted against Nature while subject to its laws, he must hence forth be governed in his behavior by inner as well as outer controls.
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Shakespeare and the Traditions of Comedy

Author: Leo Salingar

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521291132

Category: Drama

Page: 368

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For students of English and European literature, renaissance studies, comparative literature, drama and classics.
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