The Crown of Thorns

Author:Daniel Meyer-Dinkgrafe

Publisher:Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN:1443814628

Total Pages:136

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Since the late 1970s, more than 200 biographical plays about famous artists (composers, fine artists, poets, actors etc.) were written and staged in the United Kingdom. The book analyses the range of these plays, arguing that the dramatists often place the main artist character(s) in an adverse situation, inward (e.g., mental illness) or outward (a personal enemy, or an anonymous power, such as war). Against the background of such adverse forces, the artist characters tend come across as flawed human beings. At the same time, most plays take care to provide good insights into the artists’ genius and their artistic integrity in the face of the adversity. The book also addresses the question why there have been so many biographical plays about famous artists over the past twenty-five years, providing answers in the context of theatre history and developments across academic disciplines and society as a whole.

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The Professions in Contemporary Drama

Author:Daniel Meyer-Dinkgräfe

Publisher:Intellect Books

ISBN:184150047X

Total Pages:139

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Numerous plays have professionals as major characters, but academia has ignored them to a large extent. The Professions in Contemporary British Drama fills this extraordinary gap with a series of nine papers discussing the educational professions (Bennett, Mangan), the medical profession (Shields, Buse, ), priests (Kurdi), archaeologists (Forsyth) and artists (Di Benedetto, Meyer-Dinkgräfe, Edwards). The book is of relevance to theatre academics and students at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. It is based on a conference organised in conjunction with the Centre for English Studies, School of Advanced Studies, University of London, 6 March 1998.

Ethical Encounters

Author:Daniel Meyer-Dinkgräfe

Publisher:Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN:152755466X

Total Pages:220

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The essays on dimensions of theatre ethics at the heart of contributions to this volume demonstrate how individual academics and theatre artists have thought about the ethical implications of theatre, and present the concepts and paradigms that have guided and influenced their thinking. They raise relevant issues and debate these in clearly defined, but not uniform ways—ways that have helped them to come to terms with the issues they raise. The reader may agree or disagree with individual authors or individual arguments. If such agreement or disagreement supports them to form and develop their own opinions and resultant actions, this book has served its purpose. This volume arises from the 2007 and 2008 TaPRA conferences and all of its essays, at one level or another, reflect upon what is possible within the environment of theatre. Possibility is one form of ethical engagement with the boundaries of philosophy and performance and reminds us of the inherently political aspect of any ethical question. So whilst the most obviously ethically oriented papers appear towards the end of the volume, in a separate section, let us bear in mind that throughout certain limits of representation will always be in question for any understanding of theatre.

Celebrity Authorship and Afterlives in English and American Literature

Author:Rick Honings

Publisher:Springer

ISBN:1137558687

Total Pages:209

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This book maps the history of literary celebrity from the early nineteenth century to the present, paying special attention to the authors’ crafting of their writerly self as well as the afterlife of their public image. Case studies are John Keats, Edgar Allan Poe, Eliza Cook, Herman Melville, Oscar Wilde, Gertrude Stein, J.D. Salinger and Zadie Smith. Literary celebrity is part and parcel of modern literary culture, yet it continues to raise intriguing questions about the nature of authorship, writerly fame and the tension between authorial self-fashioning and public appropriation. This volume provides unique insights into the phenomenon.

Celebrity Biographies - The Amazing Life of Benicio Del Toro - Famous Stars

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Publisher:Matt Green

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Ever Wondered how Benicio Del Toro rose to stardom? The three most coveted awards in the American film industry are The Oscars, the Golden Globes, and the Screen Actors’ Guild Awards. In order for an actor to win all three in one year, the stars themselves must align. The actor must give a performance that is both stunningly original and brilliantly executed. There have only been a handful of actors who have earned the distinction of sweeping all three in a single year. Sometimes, the winning portrayal is of a particular historical figure or a contemporary great. For more interesting facts You must read the book. Grab Your Biography book NOW!

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Ever wondered how Dustin Hoffman rose to stardom? Hoffman has been in acting career since from 1960’s. This ebook reveals that how he made himself such a legendary figure. How his journey of struggle and eventually success has been? This throws light on various aspects of his family life and career building. Success or victory is never served in a platter. Similarly respect is never granted easily. These things have to be earned through constant hard work, dedication and commitment. Indeed Dustin is that figure who is role model for the coming generations. Beside the heart breaking challenges, he continued his journey and survived to tell his amazing tale. For more interesting facts you must read his biography. Grab your biography book now!

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Ever wondered how Jude Law rose to stardom? David Jude Heyworth Law, professionally known as Jude Law was born on 29 December, 1972 in Lewisham, London, England. Both of his parents, Peter and Maggie Law were school teachers. Later in his life, at one point of time, he commented that his father was the youngest Head Master in the schools of London in his time. He was raised in the locality of south London. His earlier years were spent in Blackheath and he was being educated in John Ball Primary School and Kidbrooke School in early stages, but soon he felt that the school environment did not suit him and he immediately changed the school. He has got a great voice, a classically handsome face and a great acting talent. He was nominated for Academy Awards a number of times and has been awarded with many other reputed awards of the world cinema. His personal life, unfortunately has been a matter of gossips since long and he was not as successful in his personal life as he was in professional life. For more interesting facts you must read his biography. Grab your biography book now!

Celebrity Biographies - The Amazing Life Of Samuel Jackson - Famous Actors

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Publisher:Matt Green

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Ever wondered how Samuel Jackson rose to stardom? Born in Washington, D.C. on December 21, 1948, Samuel L. Jackson overcame racial segregation, an absent father, and a speech impediment to become one of Hollywood's top-grossing actors. In fact, his speech impediment led to his discovering his acting ability. He was active in the civil rights movement, and he retains that sensibility. In danger at various times in his youth of slipping into a world of violence or drug abuse, he overcame anger and addiction to ascend as an incredibly prolific and successful actor, and an outright icon in action movies, as well as a loving husband and father. For more interesting facts you must read the biography. Grab your biography book now!

Celebrity Biographies - The Amazing Life of Pablo Picasso - Famous People

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He transformed the whole face of art. His appetite for invention was insatiable. Even though he spent most of his life in France, in many ways Pablo Picasso never left Spain. His art and his soul remained deeply rooted in the 19th century culture of his homeland. For more interesting facts you must read his biography. Grab your biography book now!

Celebrity Biographies - The Amazing Life Of Philip Seymour Hoffman - Famous Actors

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Ever wondered how Philip Seymour Hoffman rose to stardom? The man who became known for his chameleon-like disappearance into a host of nuanced and creative characters was actually an extremely genial, kind, and gentle man in reality. Though his life was cut tragically short, actor Philip Seymour Hoffman left his indelible mark on the celluloid of film history forever. Starting off in a string of independent films as a struggling actor, Hoffman would later become recognized as one of the great pioneers of his craft – a man whose eccentric roles remain some of the most beloved in film. For more interesting facts you must read his biography. Grab Your biography book now!

Celebrity Biographies - The Amazing Life Of Tom Hanks - Famous Actors

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Ever wondered how Tom Hanks rose to stardom? Tom Hanks is one of the most likeable icon of his generation and the achiever of two Oscars, three Emmys and four Golden Globes. In a line of business, straddling over 25 years, Tom Hanks has paved his place as one of the supreme actors. With a collection of dramatic occurrences in miscellaneous movies such as Big, the Da Vinci Code, Forrest Gump, Philadelphia, and Saving Private Ryan to his credit, he has an exceptional standing as one of the globe’s utmost leading men. However at the rear the countless characters stand a powerfully complex stature, which is also the portrayal of an enthusiastic family man. Tom Hanks’ splintered babyhood, the collapse of his first wedding, his ethical posture and the highs and lows of his astral livelihood etc….all these have been covered very well in this biography. For more detailed information you must read his biography. Grab your biography book now!

Celebrity Biographies - The Amazing Life Of Megan Fox - Famous Actors

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Ever wondered how Megan Fox rose to stardom? It is an incredible fact that many celebrities begin their life with terribly humble economical background. Twenty eight years old America’s sweet heart Megan Denise Fox is additionally one among those celebs. Beginning career within the modest manner, she is currently one among the leading actresses and models. She has fascinated many hearts with her undefeatable talent, beautiful gorgeousness and sizzling personal appeal. She is a creative person who is representative of the latest era and has charmed the style world together with her striking beauty. For more detailed information you must read her biography. Grab your biography book now!

Celebrity Biographies - The Amazing Life Of Ryan Gosling - Famous Actors

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Ever wondered how Ryan Gosling rose to stardom? One of Hollywood’s newest heartthrobs, Ryan Gosling has become somewhat of a mythological figure in the film industry, charming women and making men jealous with his rugged good looks and disarming and apathetic personality. Although the film star has recently struck box office gold with a string of comedy and action hits, the actor has also honed his acting chops through more reserved and awards-worthy performances. All but Gosling’s most hardcore fans forget that the suave actor was once a wide-eyed and goofy child star that struggled to find his way in Hollywood, before finally bursting onto the mainstream scene in 2004’s dreamy romance film The Notebook. For more interesting facts you must read his biography! Grab your biography book now!

Celebrity Biographies - The Amazing Life Of Patrick Wilson - Famous Actors

Author:Matt Green

Publisher:Matt Green

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Ever wondered how Patrick Wilson rose to stardom? Patrick Wilson is a talented actor in both movies and theaters. He participates in both, because of the ability to express certain feelings and impressions to engage his fans. Not just that, they give him the opportunity to express himself in a way that's intriguing and dramatic. There are many movies, most of which are dramas - not by accident, because he likes and fit well in those roles. Patrick Wilson has been nominated and awarded in different ceremonies. Clearly, this sets certain expectations for him to keep improving and become a better actor. For more detailed information you must read his biography. Grab your biography book now!

Celebrity Biographies - The Amazing Life Of Aaron Eckhart - Famous Actors

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Publisher:Matt Green

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Ever wondered how Aaron Eckhart rose to stardom? Aaron Eckhart is simply one of the brilliant actors to be found in Hollywood. When talking about Eckhart one would picture an incredibly handsome guy with a small dimple in the middle of his chin. He showed his interests in acting early on by taking part in school plays and by also following a major in Fine Arts at Brigham Young University. Eckhart has played a wide assortment of roles during his long acting career, whether it be science fiction, action thriller or romantic comedy film. For more interesting facts you must read his biography. Grab your biography book now!

Modern Leaders: Being a Series of Biographical Sketches

Author:Justin McCarthy

Publisher:Good Press

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"Modern Leaders: Being a Series of Biographical Sketches" by Justin McCarthy. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Celebrity Biographies - The Amazing Life Of Channing Tatum - Famous Actors

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Publisher:Matt Green

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Ever wondered how Channing Tatum rose to stardom? If there is a record for most meteoric rise from unknown actor to Hollywood A-list superstar, Channing Tatum would be in serious contention. The muscular and attractive leading man has charmed audiences for what has seemed like years, but, in reality, has only been acting for less than a decade. Much has been made in the media about the novelty of Tatum’s early career as a stripper, but little is reported about the actor’s tireless dedication to his craft. Although originally pegged as another mindless action star by critics, Tatum has demonstrated in recent years that he has a natural acting charisma, serious dramatic chops, and excellent comedic timing. For more interesting facts you must read his biography! Grab Your biography book now!

Celebrity Biographies - The Amazing Life Of Jim Caviezel - Famous Actors

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Ever wondered how Jim Caviezel rose to stardom? James Caviezel was born to a close-knit Catholic family in Mount Vernon, Washington, on September 26, 1968. Growing up dreaming of becoming a professional basketball player, a foot injury forced him to turn to acting. After early struggles he began to attain prominence with a role in The Thin Red Line. After further success, Caviezel earned worldwide acclaim with his role as Jesus Christ in The Passion of the Christ. A committed Christian, Caviezel continues to act in film as well as on television. He speaks out on various conservative causes while raising three adopted children with his wife, Kerri. For more interesting facts you must read his biography! Grab your biography book now!

Celebrity Biographies - The Amazing Life Of Sam Worthington - Famous Actors

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Publisher:Matt Green

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Sam Worthington is undoubtedly well-known as one of his age group’s most creative and blunt gifted artists. This biography in the form of e-book, about the English-born Aussie actor encompasses the story of his struggle and sheer hard work. A wonderful aspect of his individuality was his decision to see every day at work as an opportunity to learn. In keeping with Samuel even if someone’s day is going dreadful one should learn to gain something from it. Grab your biography book now!

Celebrity Biographies - The Amazing Life of Charlie Chaplin - Famous Actors

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Ever wondered how Charlie Chaplin rose to stardom? Charlie Chaplin is as relevant today, as he was when he was alive. His life and works still inspire people around the word. He created moments that are now so iconic people will forever know him as The Charlie Chaplin. In this day and age, it’s rare to be able to say that about any sort of person in show business, but Chaplin was truly a groundbreaker, a one of a kind man who showed the world his way of entertaining. At the beginning of the twentieth century, a genius known as Charlie Chaplin was introduced into the world. He had a natural talent for comedy and an inherent flair at knowing what his audience finds funny in his film and performances. Chaplin is still regarded as one of the greatest actors in the silent movie era, and most especially in comedy.