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Theater of Illusion

Theater of Illusion Author Kathy Steffen
ISBN-10 1605420875
Release 2010-05-27
Pages 351
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Combining elements of mystery, history, and romance, this compelling narrative explores the river frontier of West Virginia to the Midwest in the 1900s. Unconventional for her time, Sarah Perkins is driven to excel and be successful in a man’s world despite her traumatic childhood under an abusive father who strictly enforced traditional gender roles. Dreaming of one day being a riverboat pilot, Sara embarks on an adventure aboard the Spirit of the River, a premier paddleboat on the Ohio and Mississippi rivers. She’s spent hours behind the wheel under the supervision of the captain, Jeremy Smith—her friendly rival and romantic interest—and longs to prove her worth. When a traveling troupe of entertainers, Le Théatre d’Illusion, discovers that a cast member has suspiciously disappeared while a mysterious and deadly illness afflicts the rest of the passengers, Sarah will find herself tested in unimaginable ways. Suspenseful and thrilling, this dynamic novel of hidden secrets offers an unflinching look at serious issues such as alcoholism, suicide, and gender, while maintaining a lively storyline full of adventure, independence, and life on the river wild.



Spirit of the River Bundle

Spirit of the River Bundle Author Kathy Steffen
ISBN-10 9781605425627
Release 2012-01-01
Pages 1100
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In First, There Is a River, Emma Perkins’ abusive husband sends her children away. Seeking refuge aboard Spirit of the River, she forms a deep bond with the reclusive engineer, Gage, who understands heartache. Jared Perkins makes a journey of his own. Determined to bring his wife home and teach her the lesson of her life, Jared secretly follows the Spirit. His rage burns cold as he plans his revenge for everyone on board. Against the immense power of the river, the journey of the Spirit will change the course of their lives forever. In Jasper Mountain, Two lost souls struggle to find their way in the unforgiving West of 1873. Milena Shabanov, a Romani blessed with “the sight,” flees from a home she loves and finds herself lost and alone in a brutal American mining town little use for women. Jack Buchanan, a worker at the Jasper Mining Company, has lost his faith, hope, and heart to the tragedy of a fire. Surrounded by inhumane working conditions at the mine, senseless death, and overwhelming greed, miners begin disappearing. Searching for answers to the workers’ disappearances, Milena can’t trust anyone, especially not Jack Buchanan, a man haunted by the tragedy in his own past. Theater of Illusion revisits the Spirit of the River, the home and workplace of Emma’s children, Sarah and Tobias Perkins. Sarah yearns to pilot the riverboat but must compete with her childhood rival, Jeremy Smith, for the traditionally male position. When a traveling theater extravaganza boards to entertain, one by one passengers and crew fall victim to a mysterious and deadly illness. Plagued by the voice of his murderous father, Tobias fears his father’s spirit has possessed him. Will Sarah bring the Spirit of the River and the surviving passengers home, or is all hope of escape an illusion?



First There Is a River

First  There Is a River Author Kathy Steffen
ISBN-10 9781605428604
Release 2007-09-28
Pages 368
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In this2tale of heartache and self-discovery, Emma seeks2solace on her uncle's boat, where she is greeted by the kindness and companionship of a stranger. As she learns about herself and the possibility of happiness, her vengeful husband follows close behind.



The Theatre of Illusion

The Theatre of Illusion Author Pierre Corneille
ISBN-10 0822225034
Release 2012
Pages 78
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THE STORY: THE THEATRE OF ILLUSION is a tale of magic, love, revenge, mistaken identity, and mistaken perspective. Described by the author as a comedy, a caprice and an extravagance, it is widely considered to be Pierre Corneille's masterpiece.



Grassroots Theater

Grassroots Theater Author Robert Edward Gard
ISBN-10 0299012344
Release 1999
Pages 263
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ROBERT GARD'S TIMELESS BOOK is a moving account of one man's struggle to bring his dream of community-building through creative theater to citizens around the country. He traveled across America -- from New York's Finger Lakes to the prairies of Alberta, Canada, to the backwoods of northern Wisconsin -- discovering and nurturing the folklore, legends, history, and drama of the region. He talked to ballad singers, painters, tellers of tall tales, and farm women, whose poetry and painting reflected the elemental violence of nature and quiet joys of neighborliness. Readers will discover in Grassroots Theater a spiritual autobiography of Robert Gard, a rare chronology of a little-known era in theater history, useful projects for local community groups, and lively discussion of such cultural themes as the role of the arts in American democracy. Grassroots Theater reminds us that an individual's creative vision transcends technology, current events, and changing demographics. Writes Gard, "The knowledge and love of place is a large part of the joy in people's lives. There must be plays that grow from all the countrysides of America, fabricated by the people themselves, born of their happiness and sorrow, born of toiling hands and free minds, born of music and love and reason".



Jasper Mountain

Jasper Mountain Author Kathy Steffen
ISBN-10 9781605420455
Release 2008-11-01
Pages 386
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Jack Buchanan, a worker at the Jasper Mining Company, is sure of his place in the outside world, but has lost his faith in the tragedy of a fire. Foreign-born and raised, Milena Shabanov flees from a home she loves to the strange and barbaric America. A Romani blessed with Òthe sight,Ó she is content in the company of visions and spirit oracles, but finds herself isolated in a brutal mining town that has little use for women. Surrounded by inhumane working conditions at the mine, senseless death, and overwhelming greed, miners begin disappearing. Tempers flare and Jack must decide where he stands: with the officers and mining president; with Victor Creely, to whom Jack owes his life; or with the miners, whose lives are worth less to the company than pack animals. Milena, sensing deep despair and death in a mining town infested with restless spirits, searches for answers to the workersÕ disappearances. But she cannot trust anyone, especially not Jack Buchanan, a man haunted by his own past.



Sabbath s Theater

Sabbath s Theater Author Philip Roth
ISBN-10 9780547345734
Release 1995-09-12
Pages 465
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He is relentlessly defiant. He is exceedingly libidinous. His appetite for the outrageous is insatiable. He is Mickey Sabbath, the aging, raging powerhouse whose savage effrontery and mocking audacity are at the heart of Philip Roth's astonishing new novel. Sabbath's Theater tells Mickey's story in the wake of the death of his mistress, an erotic free spirit whose adulterous daring exceeds even his own. Once a scandalously inventive puppeteer, Mickey is now in his mid-sixties and besieged by ghosts - of his mother, his beloved brother, his vanished first wife, his mistress of thirteen years. Bereft and grieving, he embarks on a turbulent journey back into his past, one that brings him to the brink of madness and extinction. But no matter how ardently he courts death, he is too exuberantly alive to succeed at dying. Sabbath's Theater is a comic creation of epic proportions, and Mickey Sabbath is its gargantuan hero. This book presents Philip Roth at the peak of his powers.



Asian Theatre Journal

Asian Theatre Journal Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105004894205
Release 1987
Pages
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Asian Theatre Journal has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Asian Theatre Journal also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Asian Theatre Journal book for free.



Texas Monthly

Texas Monthly Author
ISBN-10
Release 1980-10
Pages 288
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Since 1973, TEXAS MONTHLY has chronicled life in contemporary Texas, reporting on vital issues such as politics, the environment, industry, and education. As a leisure guide, TEXAS MONTHLY continues to be the indispensable authority on the Texas scene, covering music, the arts, travel, restaurants, museums, and cultural events with its insightful recommendations.



Plays from New River 1

Plays from New River 1 Author M.Z. Ribalow
ISBN-10 9780786486373
Release 2011-04-15
Pages 198
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This is the first volume of Plays from New River, showcasing a place where gifted writers of plays and screenplays are paid and nurtured to write whatever they most want to write. These three very different plays are among the results. Wendy Hammond’s Absence considers the American mindset of the Cold War by focusing on the intensely human story of a Mormon couple suffering the damage wreaked upon those involved in intelligence during that era. American Girls by Hilary Bettis shows us the hilariously terrifying results when teenage girls grow up in a culture that simultaneously reveres Christian ideals and celebrity. And M.Z. Ribalow’s Masterpiece, by considering forged paintings in World War II Europe, raises timeless questions about the nature of creativity, the relation of reality to illusion, and how we judge art. Each play has a distinctive voice, subject and style; all were developed in the unique setting of New River Dramatists in Ashe County, North Carolina.



The Illusion

The Illusion Author Pierre Corneille
ISBN-10 9781559366977
Release 1994-10-01
Pages 96
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An enchanting argument for the power of theatrical imagination over reality, The Illusion weaves obsession and caprice, romance and murder, fact and fiction, into an enticing exploration of the greatest illusion of all - love.



The Book of Legendary Lands

The Book of Legendary Lands Author Umberto Eco
ISBN-10 0857052969
Release 2015-09-03
Pages 477
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In the tradition of On Beauty, On Ugliness and The Infinity of Lists, Umberto Eco presents an enthralling and erudite illustrated tour of the fabled places that have awed and eluded us through the ages. From the epic poems of Homer to contemporary science fiction, from the Holy Scriptures to modern mythology and fairy tale, literature and art are full of illusory places we have at some time believed are real, and onto which we have projected our dreams, ideals and fears. Umberto Eco leads us on an illuminating journey through these legendary lands - Atlantis, Thule and Hyperborea, the Earth's interior and the Land of Cockaigne - and explores utopias and dystopias where our imagination can confront concepts that are too incredible, or too challenging, for our limited real world. In The Book of Legendary Lands the author's text is accompanied by several hundred carefully assembled works of art and literature; the result is a beautifully illustrated volume with broad and enduring appeal.



A Coney Island Reader

A Coney Island Reader Author Louis J. Parascandola
ISBN-10 9780231538190
Release 2014-12-09
Pages 368
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Featuring a stunning gallery of portraits by the world's finest poets, essayists, and fiction writers--including Walt Whitman, Stephen Crane, José Martí, Maxim Gorky, Federico García Lorca, Isaac Bashevis Singer, E. E. Cummings, Djuna Barnes, Colson Whitehead, Robert Olen Butler, and Katie Roiphe--this anthology is the first to focus on the unique history and transporting experience of a beloved fixture of the New York City landscape. Moody, mystical, and enchanting, Coney Island has thrilled newcomers and soothed native New Yorkers for decades. With its fantasy entertainments, renowned beach foods, world-class boardwalk, and expansive beach, it provides a welcome respite from the city's dense neighborhoods, unrelenting traffic, and somber grid. Coney Island has long offered a kaleidoscopic panorama of people, places, and events, creating, as Lawrence Ferlinghetti once wrote, "a Coney Island of the mind." This anthology captures the highs and lows of that sensation, with works that imagine Coney Island as a restful resort, a playground for the masses, and a symbol of America's democratic spirit, as well as a Sodom by the sea, a garish display of capitalist excess, and a paradigm of urban decay. As complex as the city of which it is a part, Coney Island engenders limitless perspectives, a composite inspiring everyone who encounters it to sing its electric song.



Illusion

Illusion Author Frank Peretti
ISBN-10 9781451669305
Release 2012-10-23
Pages 498
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A popular magic act for forty years, Dane and Mandy are separated when a car wreck supposedly takes Mandy's life, but instead she is transformed into her nineteen-year-old self in the present, and when the pair reunite, she still mesmerizes Dane, now forty years her elder.



The New York Times Theater Reviews 1920

The New York Times Theater Reviews  1920 Author
ISBN-10 UCSC:32106011437131
Release 1971
Pages
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The New York Times Theater Reviews 1920 has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The New York Times Theater Reviews 1920 also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The New York Times Theater Reviews 1920 book for free.



A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur

A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur Author Tennessee Williams
ISBN-10 9780811225410
Release 1980-05-17
Pages 96
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In this masterful play, Tennessee Williams explores the meaning of loneliness and the need for human connection through the lens of four women and the designs and desires they harbor—for themselves and for each other. It is a warm June morning in the West End of St. Louis in the mid-thirties––a lovely Sunday for a picnic at Creve Coeur Lake. But Dorothea, one of Tennessee Williams’s most engaging "marginally youthful," forever hopeful Southern belles, is home waiting for a phone call from the principal of the high school where she teaches civics––the man she expects to fulfill her deferred dreams of romance and matrimony. Williams’s unerring dialogue reveals each of the four characters of A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur with precision and clarity: Dorothea, who does even her "setting-up exercises" with poignant flutters; Bodey, her German roommate, who wants to pair Dotty with her beer-drinking twin, Buddy, thereby assuring nieces, nephews, and a family for both herself and Dotty; Helena, a fellow teacher, with the "eyes of a predatory bird," who would like to "rescue" Dotty from her vulgar, common surroundings and substitute an elegant but sterile spinster life; and Miss Gluck, a newly orphaned and distraught neighbor, whom Bodey comforts with coffee and crullers while Helena mocks them both. Focusing on one morning and one encounter of four women, Williams once again skillfully explores, with comic irony and great tenderness, the meaning of loneliness, the need for human connection, as well as the inevitable compromises one must make to get through "the long run of life."



Siddhartha

Siddhartha Author Hermann Hesse
ISBN-10 9788184958591
Release 2016-06-04
Pages 172
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Siddhartha, a young man, leaves his family for a contemplative life but soon becomes restless and discards it for pleasures of the flesh. He is quickly bored and sickened by the unending lust and greed, moves on again. Near despair, he comes to a river where he hears a unique sound. This sound signals the true beginning of his life – the beginning of suffering, rejection, peace and, finally, wisdom Hermann Hesse’s beautiful rendition of the journey of a young man during the times of the great Gautam Buddha is not just an evocative piece of art but also a work of mystery offered to the reader to solve for himself. Hermann Karl Hesse was a German-born Swiss poet, novelist, and painter. His best-known works include Steppenwolf, Siddhartha and The Glass Bead Game, each of which explores an individual’s search for authenticity, self-knowledge and spirituality. He received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1946.