Bigger Brighter Louder

Author: Chris Jones
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022609071X
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The first known Chicago Tribune theater review appeared on March 25, 1853. An anonymous notice, it shared the page with two other announcements—one about a pair of thousand-pound hogs set to be slaughtered and another trumpeting the largest load of lumber ever to leave Chicago. “And thus Chicago’s priorities were starkly laid out right there on that page,” begins Chris Jones in the introduction to this eyewitness cultural history. “Hog butcher for the world and windy self-promoter, specializing in commerce-driven superlatives. The arts came a poor third. Critics, and the artists they covered, would rail against that perceived set of civic priorities for years.” The Chicago of today, on the other hand, is regarded as one of the world’s premier cities for theater, and no one has had a more consistent front-row seat to its ascendance than the Chicago Tribune theater critics. Bigger, Brighter, Louder weaves together more than 150 years of Tribune reviews into a compelling narrative, pairing full reviews with commentary and history. With a sharp eye for telling details and a keen sense of historical context, Jones, longtime chief Tribune theater critic, takes readers through decades of highs and lows, successes and failures. The book showcases fascinating early reviews of actors and shows that would go on to achieve phenomenal success, including a tryout of A Raisin in the Sun with newcomer Sidney Poitier and the first major review of The Producers. It also delves into the rare and the unusual, such as a previously unpublished Tennessee Williams interview and a long conversation with Edward Albee’s mother. With reviews from Claudia Cassidy, Peregine Pickle, William Leonard, and more, many never collected before, Bigger, Brighter, Louder offers a unique lasting record of an ephemeral art and a riveting look at the history behind Chicago’s rise to theatrical greatness.

Theatre History Studies 2014 Vol 33

Author: Elizabeth Reitz Mullenix
Publisher: University of Alabama Press
ISBN: 0817358072
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Theatre History Studies 2014, Volume 33, brings together an original collection of essays that explore a topic of growing interest--theatre and war.

Cool Careers Without College for People Who Love Writing and Blogging

Author: Rebecca Pelos
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
ISBN: 1508175462
Format: PDF, Docs
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All wordsmiths, both technically savvy and not, will find a foothold in this inclusive writing careers guide. Every chapter provides a specific career path and all of the information a job seeker would need to pursue it, including websites, organizations, additional reading materials, and first-person accounts from working writing professionals. And every included career path can be pursued without college, giving students of all types access to an interesting and satisfying career without the worry of paying off college loans.

Chicago by the Book

Author: Caxton Club
Publisher:
ISBN: 022646850X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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"This project tells the story of Chicago through 101 landmark publications about it. From Sister Carrie to Playboy and from The Jungle to Nature's Metropolis, this collection of short essays will cast Chicago's history in a unique light, while also illuminating the bibliophilic history of the books, magazines, and other printed objects that have shaped the city and the way people think about it."--Supplied by publisher.

Der lange Weg zur Freiheit

Author: Nelson Mandela
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3104031541
Format: PDF, Kindle
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»Ich bin einer von ungezählten Millionen, die durch Nelson Mandelas Leben inspiriert wurden.« Barack Obama Eine fast drei Jahrzehnte währende Gefängnishaft ließ Nelson Mandela zum Mythos der schwarzen Befreiungsbewegung werden. Kaum ein anderer Politiker unserer Zeit symbolisiert heute in solchem Maße die Friedenshoffnungen der Menschheit und den Gedanken der Aussöhnung aller Rassen wie der ehemalige südafrikanische Präsident und Friedensnobelpreisträger. Auch nach seinem Tod finden seine ungebrochene Charakterstärke und Menschenfreundlichkeit die Bewunderung aller friedenswilligen Menschen auf der Welt. Mandelas Lebensgeschichte ist über die politische Bedeutung hinaus ein spannend zu lesendes, kenntnis- und faktenreiches Dokument menschlicher Entwicklung unter Bedingungen und Fährnissen, vor denen die meisten Menschen innerlich wie äußerlich kapituliert haben dürften.

Rise Up

Author: Chris Jones
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1350071943
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Penned by one of America's best-known daily theatre critics and organized chronologically, this lively and readable book tells the story of Broadway's renaissance from the darkest days of the AIDS crisis, via the disaster that was Spiderman: Turn off the Dark through the unparalleled financial, artistic and political success of Lin-Manuel Miranda's Hamilton. It is the story of the embrace of risk and substance. In so doing, Chris Jones makes the point that the theatre thrived by finally figuring out how to embrace the bold statement and insert itself into the national conversation - only to find out in 2016 that a hefty sector of the American public had not been listening to what it had to say. Chris Jones was in the theatres when and where it mattered. He takes readers from the moment when Tony Kushner's angel crashed (quite literally) through the ceiling of prejudice and religious intolerance to the triumph of Hamilton, with the coda of the Broadway cast addressing a new Republican vice-president from the stage. That complex performance - at once indicative of the theatre's new clout and its inability to fully change American society for the better - is the final scene of the book.

Neunzehnhundertachtundsechzig

Author: Mark Kurlansky
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783453600393
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Tet-Offensive in Vietnam, Antikriegsbewegung, Prager Frühling, Rassenunruhen in Amerika und Notstandsgesetze in Deutschland, Pariser Mai und Demonstrationen polnischer und italienischer, mexikanischer und japanischer Studenten. Abbie Hoffman in New York,

Johann Sebastian Bach

Author: Martin Geck
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 364451691X
Format: PDF
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Rowohlt E-Book Monographie Johann Sebastian Bach, der große schwierige Einzelgänger, bot lange genug Stoff für Mythen. Allmählich nimmt sein Bild deutliche Züge an: Bach bedient einerseits die gängigen Gattungen seiner Zeit wie Orgelchoral, Konzert, Kantate und Passion, andererseits ist er von einem autonomen Selbstwillen beseelt, dem alle Bereiche seines Komponierens unterworfen sind. In dieser kurzen Biographie erfährt der Leser alles Wichtige über Leben und Werk des großen Musikers. Das Bildmaterial der Printausgabe ist in diesem E-Book nicht enthalten.