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A Man For All Seasons

By Robert Bolt
  • ISBN Code: : 1472536363
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Pages : 128
  • Category : Drama
  • Reads : 147
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  • Pdf : a-man-for-all-seasons.pdf

Book Excerpt :

A Man for All Seasons dramatises the conflict between King Henry VIII and Sir Thomas More. It depicts the confrontation between church and state, theology and politics, absolute power and individual freedom. Throughout the play Sir Thomas More's eloquence and endurance, his purity, saintliness and tenacity in the face of ever-growing threats to his beliefs and family, earn him status as one of modern drama's greatest tragic heroes. The play was first staged in 1960 at the Globe Theatre in London and was voted New York's Best Foreign Play in 1962. In 1966 it was made into an Academy Award-winning film by Fred Zinneman starring Paul Scofield."A Man for All Seasons is a stark play, sparse in its narrative, sinewy in its writing, which confirms Mr Bolt as a genuine and solid playwright, a force in our awakening theatre." (Daily Mail)

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Book Short Summary:

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By Gale, Cengage Learning
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  • Publisher : iUniverse
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  • Total of Pages : 400
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  • Publisher : Merriam-Webster
  • Book Code : 9780877796282
  • Total of Pages : 592
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Book Short Summary:

"A guide to references commonly used in speech and writing. Explains more than 900 allusions. Entries include examples from today's leading media. A must for serious readers, language lovers, and ESL students."

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  • Publisher : World Scientific
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  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Business & Economics
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  • Pdf File: remembering-s-r-nathan.pdf

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  • Publisher : Fordham Univ Press
  • Book Code : 0823282198
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Religion
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  • Pdf File: remembering-wolsey.pdf

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Remembering Wolsey seeks to contribute to our understanding of historical memory and memorialization by examining in detail the commemoration and representation of the life of Thomas Wolsey, the sixteenth-century cardinal, papal legate, and lord chancellor of England. Hornbeck surveys a wide range of representations of Cardinal Wolsey, from those contemporary with his death to recent mass-market appearances on television and historical fiction, to go beyond previous scholarship that has examined Wolsey only in an early modern context. Remembering Wolsey contributes significantly to the ongoing reimagining of English church history in the years prior to the Reformation. Surveying chronicle accounts, pamphlets, plays, poems, historical fictions, works of historical scholarship, civic pageants and monuments, films, and television programs, the book shows how an extended sequence of authors have told widely varying stories about Wolsey’s life, often through the lens of their own religious and ideological commitments and/or in response to the pressing concerns of their times.

Catholicism Opening to the World and Other Confessions

By Vladimir Latinovic,Gerard Mannion,Jason Welle, O.F.M.
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 3319985817
  • Total of Pages : 360
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 289
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Book Short Summary:

This volume explores how Catholicism began and continues to open its doors to the wider world and to other confessions in embracing ecumenism, thanks to the vision and legacy of the Second Vatican Council. It explores such themes as the twentieth century context preceding the council; parallels between Vatican II and previous councils; its distinctively pastoral character; the legacy of the council in relation to issues such as church-world dynamics, as well as to ethics, social justice, economic activity. Several chapters discuss the role of women in the church before, during, and since the council. Others discern inculturation in relation to Vatican II. The book also contains a wide and original range of ecumenical considerations of the council, including by and in relation to Free Church, Reformed, Orthodox, and Anglican perspectives. Finally, it considers the Council’s ongoing promise and remaining challenges with regard to ecumenical issues, including a groundbreaking essay on the future of ecumenical dialogue by Cardinal Walter Kasper.

Saints for All Seasons

By John J. Delaney
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  • Publisher : Galilee Trade
  • Book Code : 0307817369
  • Total of Pages : 218
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 842
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The purpose of this book is to call your attention to twenty men and women whose lives can provide inspiration and examples for those trying to follow Christ today as best they can. They are real, flesh-and-blood people, human beings with the same weaknesses we all possess as human beings, but with an inner strength and purposefulness that can serve as examples to us in the daily struggle that is life today.

Twentieth-Century English History Plays

By Niloufer Harben
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 1349090077
  • Total of Pages : 280
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 204
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The history play is an extremely popular genre among English playwrights of this century, yet very little research has been done in the field. In particular, the sheer size and complexity of the subject appears to have prevented critics from attempting to arrive at a clear definition of the genre. This book examines the term 'history play' afresh, seeking to define more precisely the scope and the limits of the genre in relation to twentieth-century ideas of and attitudes to history.

Narrating the Past through Theatre

By M. Bennett
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 1137275421
  • Total of Pages : 89
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 672
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This cutting-edge title explores how narrating the past both conflicts and creates an interesting relationship with drama's 'continuing present' that arcs towards an unpredictable future. Theatre both brings the past alive and also fixes it, but through the performance process, allowing the past to be molded for future (not-yet-existent) audiences.

Mandate: a Man for the Times

By Michael A. Connelly
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  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Book Code : 9781469739663
  • Total of Pages : 540
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 234
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Book Short Summary:

The Federal Governmentnever good at long-term planning and recently coming up tragically short in near-term adaptive economic oversighthas also never been more gridlocked. Partisan politics, self interest, economic misinformation, and mindless slogans rule the dayat one of the most critical and transitional times in our history. On the other hand, advances in technology continue, the United States has an incredibly powerful industrial engine and amazing productive capacity in place, and the potential is clearly there to address all the issues listed above. The Novel Mandate: A Man for The Times is an optimistic, research-intensive, character-driven, humorous, and insightful fantasy of how the United States might reach its technology-fueled potential over the next twenty years. Growing up, future president Williams gets an intense, hands-on education in business and economics working in his fathers turbulent GM auto dealership. Williams earns a PhD in economics from Yale and works with a charismatic professor, Dr. Lester Walden, who is leading an eminent team making groundbreaking advancements in global economic modeling, simulation, and analysis. Williams also pitches for the Boston Red Sox, and becomes head of the Players Union. (MLBPA) Meanwhile, Internet marketing billionaire Don Reddy, who has earlier founded the Sanity Party, a progressive, bi-partisan, economically astute movement as an offset to the overly dogmatic and ideological Tea Party, is now making eye-opening progress in building a baseball fans union. Williams will lead the MLBPA in complex and historic negotiations with the MLB Owners Committee and new MLBFA, and eventually become a successful Congressman and Governor of Massachusetts. Governor Williams brings together Dr. Walden, Don Reddy, the Sanity Party, and a meticulously assembled team of the best and brightest senior advisors to build a uniquely capable coalition that wins the presidency with gridlock-breaking mandate, and then brings superbly informed adaptive economic oversight to bear to finally make accelerating technological advance and globalization truly benefit the average hardworking American.

Fred Zinnemann

By Neil Sinyard
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  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Book Code : 9780786481729
  • Total of Pages : 200
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 626
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Book Short Summary:

Director Fred Zinnemann was one of the most honored and revered directors of Hollywood's golden age. Peter Ustinov said, "Working with him was a permanent lesson in integrity." Zinnemann will always be remembered for such award-winning classics as High Noon, From Here to Eternity and A Man for All Seasons, and for his direction of such stars as Marlon Brando, Montgomery Clift, Rod Steiger, Spencer Tracy, Gary Cooper, Burt Lancaster, Audrey Hepburn, Robert Mitchum, Jane Fonda, Meryl Streep and Sean Connery. Above all, he deserves to be appreciated for raising the intelligence of popular cinema, making individualist dramas of conscience that could appeal to mass audiences without condescending to them and without compromising the director's vision. This book, the first single-author survey of Zinnemann's career, draws on the author's personal interviews with Zinnemann and reveals the coherence and subtlety of the director's work. The first part of the book deals with Zinnemann's struggle to make films of his own choosing in his own way, up to his breakthrough with The Search. The remainder of the text discusses Zinnemann's post-Search films according to major themes, including the ravages of war, the "sovereignty of selfhood," character as destiny, the outsider in society, and politics and the liberal conscience. A list of Zinnemann's awards is provided.

For All Seasons

By Stephen Smith
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  • Publisher : Scepter Publishers
  • Book Code : 1594172943
  • Total of Pages : 361
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 804
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For the first time in forty years, the selected letters of St. Thomas More—son, husband, father, friend, statesman and martyr—are now available in this newly edited volume for the contemporary reader. Moving from the days of his youth to the startling drama of his final years, this collection serves as a “life in letters” and offers the reader fresh insight into More’s education, formation, and character, visible both in season and out of season, in little matters as well as great controversies. The first English writer to use the word “integrity,” More struggled to live as well as he wrote, with personal virtue, solid piety, and a well-formed conscience. These letters reflect all the facets of his humanity and personality, and through them, one may begin to glimpse the living face of this famous “man for all seasons,” as he was known even in his own time. In addition to the letters from Thomas More, the book offers introductory notes on the family members, friends, and other historical figures relevant to his life’s history.

The Rise of Islamism in Egypt

By Alaa Al-Din Arafat
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 3319537121
  • Total of Pages : 295
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 252
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This book provides an overview of the sudden ascendancy of Islamism in post-Mubarak Egypt and a detailed history of the power grab by the Muslim Brotherhood. The author argues that liberals and Copts are minor factions, and that the Islamists, the military and ‘couch party’ (non- politically affiliated Egyptians) are the true key actors in Egyptian politics. Additionally, it is posited that, ironically, Mubarak’s coup-proofing strategy was responsible for the military turning against him. The strained civil-military relations in Egypt are examined, as are the ideological development of the MB, Salafist and jihadist groups, and the power struggle between the Islamists and the military.

Historical Dictionary of British Cinema

By Alan Burton,Steve Chibnall
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  • Publisher : Scarecrow Press
  • Book Code : 0810880261
  • Total of Pages : 584
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 330
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Book Short Summary:

The Historical Dictionary of British Cinema has a lot of ground to cover. This it does with over 300 dictionary entries informing us about significant actors, producers and directors, outstanding films and serials, organizations and studios, different films genres from comedy to horror, and memorable films, among other things. Two appendixes provide lists of award-winners. Meanwhile, the chronology covers over a century of history. These parts provide the details, countless details, while the introduction offers the big story. And the extensive bibliography points toward other sources of information.

Shock Fitting

By Marcello Onofri,Renato Paciorri
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 3319684272
  • Total of Pages : 228
  • Category : Science
  • Members : 765
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Book Short Summary:

This book describes the revolutionary capabilities of new shock fitting algorithms; a great improvement in computational fluid dynamics (CFD) for high-speed numerical simulations. Shock fitting methods provide a solution to the current difficulties and inaccuracies in shock-capturing approaches. This work traces the evolution of shock-fitting methods, from the pioneering methods based on the structured grids (boundary and floating shock-fitting) to recent developments on unstructured grids, illustrating algorithmic details, significant applications and potential developments. Also, to celebrate the centenary birth of the father of shock-fitting techniques, the book also includes a tribute to Gino Moretti, as well as his unpublished manuscript. This book will appeal to professionals, researchers, and graduate students in the field of CFD.