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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New York Theatre Critics' Reviews

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Theater

Page: N.A

View: 2568

"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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Animal

The Autobiography of a Female Body

Author: Sara Pascoe

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571325238

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

View: 1646

Sara is a comedian who has talked and joked about female sexuality, psychology and the media's portrayal of women on stage and screen. While researching her most recent live show, Sara realised that she had a lot more to say. In her first book Sara combines autobiography and evolutionary history to entertain and inform about the female body. Why we have boobs and how they have become so fetishised. How the kidnap of a 13-year old-chimney sweep's daughter created our present age of consent. The discovery and subsequent forgetting of the clitoris, the many eras of misunderstanding the female orgasm. Did you know that clitorectomys were once performed on British and American women to cure masturbation and hysteria? And that we learned so much about female sexuality from the behaviour of sperm? ANIMAL: HOW A WOMAN IS MADE aims to be entertaining and informative and personal and universal and silly about lots of things and serious about some.
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Critics' Theatre Reviews

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Theater

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The Fatal Weakness

A Comedy

Author: George Kelly

Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.

ISBN: 9780573608889

Category: American drama

Page: 228

View: 7306

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The New Yorker

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literature

Page: N.A

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The Man Who Was Walter Mitty

The Life and Work of James Thurber

Author: Thomas Fensch

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 0990718174

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 449

View: 1996

This book offers new insights into James Thurber, the man who has been called "America's Twentieth Century Mark Twain." The book places Thurber in the context of his early years in Ohio -- his highly dysfunctional family, his curious relatives -- his memory -- which evolved into his fictional world of "confusion, eccentricity and chaos." "The Man Who Was Walter Mitty" shows how his world was leavened by both humor and tragedy -- how his world was shaped by total blindness when he was at the height of his fame. It examines Thurber himself as Walter Mitty-- a remarkably timid, day-dreaming man , forever harassed, oppressed and conquered by Thurber women. Only Thurber's dog drawings looked at life with aplomb and sanity. Part of a 3-book series: "The Man Who ..." : "The Man Who Was Dr. Seuss" (Theodor Geisel); " The Man Who Was Walter Mitty "(Thurber); "The Man Who Changed His Skin" (John Howard Griffin).
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The Shakespearean Wild

Geography, Genus and Gender

Author: Jeanne Addison Roberts

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803289505

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 213

View: 9580

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.
Posted in Literary Criticism

Skidding

Author: N.A

Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.

ISBN: 9780573615474

Category:

Page: 119

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The Bishop Misbehaves

A Comedy in Three Acts

Author: Frederick Jackson

Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.

ISBN: 9780573606106

Category: English drama

Page: 118

View: 9198

"Story of the play: The Bishop, an elderly and quite saintly dignitary, stops by accident with his equally mild old sister in an ugly 'pub' taproom just after there has been a serious hold-up and robbery. The Bishop has always had a secret love of the wickednesses on display in detective stories, and here is his holiday. He gobbles up clues like an old black rooster among beetles. More than that, he snatches the swag. He leaves the evil place with the stolen jewels in his own pocket. He knows the highwaymen will follow him to the Bishop's Palace. He hides the swag in the nearest humidor and awaits his fate..." [p.3].
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No One Knows How

Author: N.A

Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.

ISBN: 9780573613074

Category:

Page: 112

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Green Stockings

A Comedy in Three Acts

Author: Alfred Edward Woodley Mason

Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.

ISBN: 9780573609633

Category:

Page: 117

View: 9705

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Blind Alley

A Play in Three Acts

Author: Jack Popplewell

Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.

ISBN: 9780573606137

Category: English drama

Page: 75

View: 6303

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Alice Sit-by-the-fire

Author: N.A

Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.

ISBN: 9780573605178

Category: English drama

Page: 139

View: 8648

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Young and Beautiful

Author: N.A

Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.

ISBN: 9780573618369

Category:

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The Male Body

A New Look at Men in Public and in Private

Author: Susan Bordo

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0374527326

Category: Social Science

Page: 358

View: 6165

A bold, unconventional cultural exploration of the male body and its current place in the Western World examines contemporary perspectives on masculinity in everything from Playboy to Michael Jordan to the recent Viagra craze.
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Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

Author: Paul Joynson-Hicks & Tom Sullam,Tom Sullam

Publisher: Bonnier Publishing Ltd.

ISBN: 1911600931

Category: Photography

Page: 160

View: 7606

When the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards announced a contest for the funniest animal photo, they received entries from all over the world. Now authors and the original Award founders Paul Joynson-Hicks and Tom Sullam showcase the best of the best - as well as some never before seen - to present the most joyful photographs of wildlife ever printed. A pelican losing its lunch; a three-headed giraffe; a meerkat having a rough day... this is the must-have book that is perfect for animal lovers of all stripes!
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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

View: 7695

Aristophanes' Old-and-New Comedy: Volume I: Six Essays in Perspective
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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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Page: N.A

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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: 4388

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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