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Louisiana Plays

Autor: Hiram Ed Taylor
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1462806287
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LOUISIANA PLAYS by Hiram Ed Taylor is a collection of 4 plays developed in workshops or staged readings at the New Orleans Theatre Experiments Lab, a group dedicated to creating new works about Louisiana. The first play, PROPHECY a comedy about the future of mankind was given two staged readings before an audience at the Contemporary Arts Center. The second play SAVAGE PRIDE, a ghost play about survival, was also given a reading at the CAC. The third a musical about sex, BOURBON STREET had 5 songs performed at the DramaRama Festival at the CAC and then a staged presentation at LePetit Theatre du Vieux Carre. The last musical about life after death, HEAVENS BAR was presented at the Firehouse Theatre in Mobile, Alabama. Taken as a group they represent a body of work by Mr. Taylor over the past 8 years. All four scripts are comedy, although they border on serious themes and are dramatic and tragic in places. Louisiana serves as a place where life and human folly are examined in comic detail. There is an abundance of terrific roles for women in each play; especially for older actresses over 40. They seem to represent the MotherGoddess who controls the flow of the script through the mess the men characters make of their lives. Wife, mother, fortune teller, heavenly bartender (god) or whore, they are the power in each script. The scripts may not seen commercial because of their content and language. Musicals about sex with S&M numbers and Homosexuality presented as normal every day events are hard to get produced in current regional theaters concerned with their grants being cut because of the current government standards. Although Southern Baptist audiences in Mobile, Alabama loved HEAVENS BAR, script readers in other parts of the country have decided it is too much about religion for their theaters to take a chance on possibly offending someones beliefs. So, we have chosen to publish the plays as written without care who they may outrage. They are bold and they are daring and isnt that what good theater is suppose to be about? They are also highly theatrical and deserve to be on a stage performed live for an audience. But, until that time, here they are in print.

Hollywood In Crisis

Autor: Colin Schindler
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134850468
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First published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Autor: Nancy Kricorian
Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
ISBN: 1555848060
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An Armenian immigrant’s journey from the author of Dreams of Bread and Fire. “Haunting and convincing . . . There’s a fairy-tale quality to the prose” (Joyce Carol Oates, The New Yorker). Zabelle begins in a suburb of Boston with the quiet death of Zabelle Chahasbanian, an elderly widow and grandmother whose history remains vastly unknown to her family. But as the story shifts back in time to Zabelle’s childhood in the waning days of Ottoman Turkey, where she survives the 1915 Armenian genocide and near starvation in the Syrian desert, an unforgettable character begins to emerge. Zabelle’s journey encompasses years in an Istanbul orphanage, a fortuitous adoption by a rich Armenian family, and an arranged marriage to an Armenian grocer who brings her to America where the often comic interactions and battles she wages are forever colored by shadows from the long-lost world of her past. “Kricorian is able to transform oral history into her own distinctive, accomplished prose. As in Toni Morrison’s work, the act of simple remembering is not enough; Zabelle, like Morrison’s best work, is a lovely and artful piece.” —Time Out New York

Constructing The Self

Autor: Carmen Rueda-Ramos
Publisher: Universitat de València
ISBN: 8491342486
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This volume aims to show how southerners have faced their post and constructed a self. The essays in this volume explore the different personal narratives and strategies southern authors have employed to channel the autobiographical impulse and give artistic expression to their anxieties, traumas and revelations, as well as their relationship with the region. With the discussion of different types of memoirs, this volume reflects not only the transformation that this sub-genre has undergone since the 1990s boom but also its flexibility as a popular form of life-writing.

The Greatest Works Of Abraham Merritt

Autor: Abraham Merritt
Publisher: e-artnow
ISBN: 8027242878
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This Abraham Merritt SF & epic fantasy collection is formatted to the highest digital standards. The edition incorporates an interactive table of contents, footnotes and other information relevant to the content which makes the reading experience meticulously organized and enjoyable. Contents: Novels The Moon Pool The Metal Monster The Ship of Ishtar Seven Footprints to Satan The Face in the Abyss Dwellers in the Mirage Burn, Witch, Burn! Creep, Shadow! Short Stories The Pool of the Stone God Through the Dragon Glass The People of the Pit Three Lines of Old French The Women of the Wood The Last Poet and the Robots The Drone The Fox Woman The White Road When Old Gods Wake

Burn Witch Burn

Autor: Abraham Merritt
Publisher: eStar Books
ISBN: 1612108652
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A classic horror tale of murderous dolls who have been animated by the souls of humans… made into the film The Devil Doll.

The Tarnished Chalice

Autor: Susanna Gregory
Publisher: Sphere
ISBN: 0748124489
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On a bitter winter evening in 1356, Matthew Bartholomew, Brother Michael and their book-bearer Cynric arrive in Lincoln. Michael is to accept an honour from the cathedral, and Bartholomew is looking for the woman he wants to marry. It is not long before they learn that the friary in which they are staying is not the safe haven they imagine - one guest has already been murdered. It soon emerges that the dead man was holding the Hugh Chalice, a Lincoln relic with a curiously bloody history. Bartholomew and Michael are soon drawn into a web of murder, lies and suspicion in a city where neither knows who can be trusted.

The Tarnished Pendant

Autor: John Smalldridge
Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
ISBN: 1849893616
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The thrilling second novel from John Smalldridge in the Tarnished Series.The Tarnished Pendant is story of a prealuvian priest. It portrays the world before the flood and depicts the reason why the church of today can turn a blind eye to sin in its ranks. A mixture of characters, views, religion, trials and tribulations, love and war make this book a compelling read.

Viking Unchained

Autor: Sandra Hill
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780425222959
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When Viking warrior Thorfinn Haraldsson travels through time and finds himself in modern-day Baghdad in the midst of a Navy SEAL operation, he is taken stateside where he stumbles upon a woman with an eerie resemblance to his cheating ex-wife. Original.

Viking In Love

Autor: Sandra Hill
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061962112
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“Her books are always fresh, romantic, inventive, hilarious.” —New York Times bestselling author Susan Wiggs New York Times and USA Today bestseller Sandra Hill brings her unique blend of passion, invention, and unparalleled wit to Avon Books—and in Viking in Love she delivers her most alpha of alpha heroes to date. Viking in Love is Hill at her hottest, wildest, funniest, best—a gem of historical romance that showcases the magnificent talents that have compelled Booklist to praise her “wickedly wonderful” stories to the skies, while prompting New York Times bestseller Christina Skye to rave about Hill’s “wildly inventive and laugh-out-loud fabulous” novels.

The Lady Of Lyon House

Autor: Jennifer Wilde
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1497698286
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Fleeing a mysterious stranger in London, a young woman seeking refuge at a magnificent Devonshire estate discovers that an ominous secret stalks her every move Julia Meredith has a secret admirer—a handsome, elegantly dressed stranger who shadows her through the fog-shrouded London streets and comes to the music hall where she performs. He never speaks to her, and he vanishes the moment she leaves the stage. Fearing for her safety, Julia’s guardians send the orphaned actress to the Devonshire home of flamboyant Corinne Lyon, whose charming, irresistible nephew, Edward, is heir to glorious Lyon House. But it is the tall, brooding painter Philip Ashley at the neighboring estate who rekindles the thrill of fear in Julia. Why does he seem to know so much about her? Soon she realizes that she isn’t merely the object of one man’s obsession—she’s the target of someone who has killed before . . . and who is getting ready to kill again.

Jane And The Stillroom Maid

Autor: Stephanie Barron
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 030741566X
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Jane Austen as sleuth continues to delight in her latest adventure (after Jane and the Genius of the Place), which sheds new light on the author's travels in 1806. While enjoying a ramble in the Derbyshire hills near Bakewell (a town Eliza Bennett visits in Pride and Prejudice), Jane discovers the mutilated body of a young man. Jane's suspicions are roused when her escort, Mr. George Hemming, prefers to remove the unidentified corpse to Buxton, rather than Bakewell, and they increase when the body proves to be that of a woman dressed in men's clothing. Moreover, the corpse is identified as Tess Arnold, a servant at one of the area's great houses, whom Mr. Hemming should have recognized. As the compounder of stillroom remedies, Tess had a reputation as a healer, until accused of witchcraft. Rumors of ritual murder by Freemasons-who include most of the neighboring gentry-excite the local populace and jeopardize the investigation of the justice of the peace, himself a Mason. When Mr. Hemming disappears before the inquest, Jane and the justice turn for help to Lord Harold Trowbridge, a guest at the nearby ducal house of Chatsworth. Barron catches Austen's tone amazingly well. Details of early 19th-century country life of all classes ring true, while the story line is clear, yet full of surprises. The "editor's notes" that punctuate the text and old cures for various ills that open each chapter add to the charm. (Aug.)