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Comedy on Stage and Screen

Author : Wieland Schwanebeck
Publisher : Narr Francke Attempto Verlag
Page : 1229 pages
File Size : 33,47 MB
Release : 2022-09-26
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN : 3823303813


This book introduces readers to the genre of comedy, both on the stage and on the screen. It chronicles the history of comedy, starting with Ancient Greece, before summarising key chapters in Anglophone literary history, such as Shakespearean comedy, Restoration comedy, and Theatre of the Absurd. The book features an overview of key comic techniques (including slapstick, puns, and wit), as well as concise summaries of major theoretical debates (including the superiority theory and the Freudian account of laughter). The book works with many examples from the history of Anglophone comedy, including Oscar Wilde, Monty Python, and classic sitcoms. It addresses current research into cringe humour and the controversial topic of diversity in the field of comedy, and it connects classical tropes of comedy (like the fool or the marriage plot) to present-day examples. The book thus serves as an up-to-date study guide for everyone interested in comedy and its various subgenres.

The Earth Observer

Author :
Publisher :
Page : 312 pages
File Size : 50,84 MB
Release : 2017
Category : Artificial satellites in earth sciences


High Arctic Odyssey

Author : Joe Fougere
Publisher : Dorrance Publishing
Page : 376 pages
File Size : 10,90 MB
Release : 2023-09-15
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 1638675554


About the Book If you like to read tom Clancy’s novels with tons of details in them, then you will surely enjoy “High Arctic Odyssey”. It is crammed with glorious details about plane crashes, under-ice submarine maneuvers, flying hovercraft, and helicopters. If you enjoy an Ian Flemming book about the exploits of James Bond with his license to kill, you will be thrilled by the skills and abilities of Major Shawn Phillips of the RCAF. He is a proficient pilot and a Search and Rescue Specialist. He shoots to kill when in the line-of-duty. Whether it is saving a Russian chopper or using a rocket launcher to attack enemies, you can count on the Major. Mari Leech is a beautiful love interest of the airman and also a skillful RCAF pilot. If you are motivated by a captivating plot involving unbounded greed, uncontrolled selfishness, espionage and political intrigue, you will be galvanized by the well-defined characters in this book. There are two Naval Admirals. Both want power. One would stage an election while the other overthrows a government in order to steal land and resources. Major Phillips retaliates, with forces consisting of friends and foes, to over-turn the actions of the Admirals. Talk about evil foes! You will not be disappointed in the cruelty and scheming ways of both Admirals. Each of them are pure evil and will do anything to achieve their private goals. Their bags of tricks include a military coup, sabotage, blackmail and cut-throat operations. It is up to Major Phillips to defeat them and their followers. There is a likable Russian Colonel, with his commandos, in the arctic to retrieve precious equipment and loads of strategic data. The Colonel is an aggressive goal-oriented leader, and it takes all of Phillips’ rational skills to control him. A naive Naval submarine commander gets duped into acts against other countries’ authorities and needs to find revenge. If you enjoy reading unique tales, you will be enticed to follow the twists and turns of this story as it demonstrates how small mistakes can turn out to be major disasters.

Sam Shepard V8 Pt 3

Author : Johan Callens
Publisher : Routledge
Page : 115 pages
File Size : 28,13 MB
Release : 2005-06-28
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN : 1135299056


These issues consist of the edited Proceedings of the Shepard conference, organized by the Belgian-Luxembourg American Studies Association and the Free University of Brussels (VUB), which took place in Brussels, 28-30 May 1993. It will be of interest to undergraduates and postgraduates, professors, critics, theater practitioners, writers and those with a keen interest in the fields of literature, theater studies and cultural studies.

Proclaiming the Great Ends of the Church

Author : Joseph D. Small
Publisher : Westminster John Knox Press
Page : 160 pages
File Size : 28,7 MB
Release : 2010-04-19
Category : Religion
ISBN : 1611640628


Prominent Presbyterian pastors and leaders address each of the Great Ends of the Church in sermons that both challenge and uplift readers. For decades the Great Ends of the Church, a historic listing of ways Presbyterians have understood the role of the church, has helped to establish church directions in mission and ministry. The Great Ends of the Church are (1) the proclamation of the gospel for the salvation of humankind; (2) the shelter, nurture, and spiritual fellowship of the children of God; (3) the maintenance of divine worship; (4) the preservation of the truth; (5) the promotion of social righteousness; and (6) the exhibition of the Kingdom of Heaven to the world. These sermons focus the church's understandings of its purpose and inspire us to dedicate ourselves to the church's work in the world. This is a book that every Presbyterian should know and is ideal for study by church groups and sessions.

Proactive Images for Pre-Service Teachers

Author : Jeremy Delamarter
Publisher : Springer
Page : 210 pages
File Size : 18,84 MB
Release : 2019-03-23
Category : Education
ISBN : 3030134911


This book provides tools to help pre-service teachers and teacher-preparation programs identify, evaluate, and respond to misaligned expectations early in the teacher-preparation sequence. Plato tells the story of prisoners who mistake the shadows on the wall of their cave for flesh-and-blood reality. These “shadow narratives” dominated their expectations, and when confronted with a three-dimensional reality that bore little resemblance to the shadows, the prisoners were blinded by the light. Surrounded by images and rhetoric that reduce the fullness of teaching to flat, two-dimensional representations, today's pre-service teachers tend to develop expectations of teaching that resemble the shadows more than they resemble reality. These misaligned expectations often lead to practice shock: the painful and disillusioning cognitive dissonance that comes about when unsustainable expectations collide with real-world practice. Intended as a proactive manual for mitigating practice shock, this book shines a light on the shadows by giving pre-service teachers the tools to examine, confront, and revise their own misaligned expectations of teaching before they reach the point of crisis.

The Material World

Author : Rodney Cotterill
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Page : pages
File Size : 25,99 MB
Release : 2008-09-18
Category : Technology & Engineering
ISBN : 1316582515


Using the cosmos as a backdrop, Rodney Cotterill delivers a fascinating journey of Nature's materials, from the atom to the living organism. This is a beautifully illustrated, expanded account of the highly praised Cambridge Guide to the Material World. The author seamlessly blends the physics, chemistry and biology of Nature, portraying matter with all its elegance and flaws. Although the book is divided into material types, the author connects concepts and pinpoints commonalities between the inorganic and organic domains. It challenges the reader to question our structured view of the world and whether this limits our scientific endeavour, aptly demonstrated by the new chapter devoted exclusively to the mind. Through the breadth of topics and engaging prose, this book will act as a superb introduction to material science for students and those intrigued by the material world we live in.

The Book of the Wars of God

Author : Scott Parrilla
Publisher : Page Publishing Inc
Page : 203 pages
File Size : 49,58 MB
Release : 2023-04-18
Category : Fiction


Long ago in an ancient land, a group of nomadic people, without a land to call their own, wished to gain passage through a land of bellicose nations known throughout history as the Moabites and Amorites. To the very unfortunate peoples who happened upon the borders of these barbaric nations, they would ultimately be cut off in battles waged against them, until one dreadful day. Emissaries were dispatched in the hopes of obtaining permission to pass through their land, but instead war broke out and brought an end to those antagonistic nations. The battle was fought on the East Side of the Amon River, in what is now the land of Jordan. Both the Moabites and the Amorites were no match for the nomads, who had endured living in the wilderness and surrounding mountains for almost half-century. Those nomadic people also had possession of a very powerful book, in which all of their victories were recorded. The year in which the battle against the Moabites and Amorites was fought is recorded as 1290 BCE. It is said that the book was given to them from on high, and during battles their leader would simply hold the book up toward heaven, and celestial beings would destroy their enemies. It then became known throughout all the surrounding lands and nations that their God was a powerful being who fought on their behalf. As centuries passed, the use of the book became extinct, and as a result, a high priest set out to hide the book in various parts of the world, so that no one person or nation could harness its power to be used against humanity. In the event that the book was ever needed, the high priest left clues and codes that, once deciphered, would lead to the various hiding places of each part of the book. The world is now facing an enemy that has not been seen since times of old--an enemy far more sinister than can be imagined by the human mind. Now an epic world battle is nearing, and without the book, all will be lost. This story starts simply. It begins with the search for: The Book of the Wars of God

The Dragon Lords 2: False Idols

Author : Jon Hollins
Publisher : Hachette UK
Page : 624 pages
File Size : 31,5 MB
Release : 2017-08-29
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 035650767X


'Jon Hollins is a one-of-a-kind storyteller, a master of epic fun and nonstop action' Nicholas Eames, author of Kings of the Wyld A heist story with a difference: Guardians of the Galaxy meets The Hobbit in this rollicking fantasy adventure. The Dragons who once ruled over the land are dead. The motley crew that stole the dragons' gold and stumbled through a revolution are rich, and praised as saviors. Everyone gets to live happily ever after, right? Well, it might have worked out that way if the dragons in Kondorra had been the only ones. If they hadn't been just the tip of the spear about to fall upon the whole world . . . The Dragon Lords: False Idols combines non-stop action, death-defying adventure and a never-before-assembled cast of wisecracking misfits. This series is a worthy addition to every fantasy lover's horde.

The Century of Space Science

Author : J.A. Bleeker
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Page : 1846 pages
File Size : 33,32 MB
Release : 2012-12-06
Category : Science
ISBN : 9401003203


One of the most attractive features of the young discipline of Space Science is that many of the original pioneers and key players involved are still available to describe their field. Hence, at this point in history we are in a unique position to gain first-hand insight into the field and its development. To this end, The Century of Space Science, a scholarly, authoritative, reference book presents a chapter-by-chapter retrospective of space science as studied in the 20th century. The level is academic and focuses on key discoveries, how these were arrived at, their scientific consequences and how these discoveries advanced the thoughts of the key players involved. With over 90 world-class contributors, such as James Van Allen, Cornelis de Jager, Eugene Parker, Reimar Lüst, and Ernst Stuhlinger, and with a Foreword by Lodewijk Woltjer (past ESO Director General), this book will be immensely useful to readers in the fields of space science, astronomy, and the history of science. Both academic institutions and researchers will find that this major reference work makes an invaluable addition to their collection.