Costumes & Characters: Adventures on the fringe of success

Author: Tom Nicholas Yowarski
Publisher: America Star Books
ISBN: 1462670377
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 264
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Tom Nicholas has been a professional actor since 1974. He has worked in Televison, Film and live theatre. This book details the steps in his life that led him into the Biz. It is also a cautionary tale; told with candor and humor. For any aspiring performer it may be a wakeup call. Here is a look at his triumphs, failures, and his continuing search for lasting success.

Costumes & Characters: Adventures on the Fringe of Success (Hollywood Talent)

Author: Tom Nicholas Yowarski
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781635083330
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 262
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The kind of story Hollywood thrives on. Tom Nicholas has been a professional actor since 1974. He has worked in Televison, Film and live theatre. This book details the steps in his life that led him into the Biz. It is also a cautionary tale; told with candor and humor. For any aspiring performer it may be a wakeup call. Here is a look at his triumphs, failures, and his continuing search for lasting success.

The Cambridge Guide to Theatre

Author: Martin Banham
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521434379
Category: Drama
Page: 1233
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Includes information about playwrights, important actors and directors, theaters, companies, movements, events, technology, and other aspects of theater.

International Adventures

German Popular Cinema and European Co-productions in the 1960s
Author: Tim Bergfelder
Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 9781571815392
Category: Social Science
Page: 278
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West German cinema of the 1960s is frequently associated with the emergence of a new generation of filmmakers, collectively known by the 1970s as the "New German Cinema." Yet for domestic and international audiences at the time, German cinema primarily meant popular genres such as exotic adventure films, Gothic crime thrillers, westerns, and sex films, which were dismissed by German filmmakers and critics of the 1970s as "Daddy's Cinema." International Adventures provides the first comprehensive account of these genres, and charts the history of the West German film industry and its main protagonists from the immediate post-war years to its boom period in the 1950s and 1960s. By analyzing film genres in the context of industrial practices, literary traditions, biographical trajectories, and wider cultural and social developments, this book uncovers a forgotten period of German filmmaking that merits reassessment. International Adventures firmly locates its case studies within the wider dynamic of European cinema. In its study of West German cinema's links and co-operations with other countries including Britain, France, and Italy, the book addresses what is perhaps the most striking phenomenon of 1960s popular film genres: the dispersal and disappearance of markers of national identity in increasingly international narratives and modes of production.

“The” Natural History of Man

Being an Account of the Manners and Customs of the Uncivilized Races of Men. Australia, New Zealand, Polynesia, America, Asia, and ancient Europe
Author: John George Wood
Publisher: N.A
Page: 864
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Authentic Costumes & Characters of the Wild West

Author: Ernest Lisle Reedstrom
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated
Category: Social Science
Page: 160
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Originally published as Historic Dress in the Old West (Poole, UK: Blandford Press, 1986). Charming, thoroughly illustrated (with historic photos and with drawings by the author), and thoroughly researched. The enthusiastic text provides plenty of history, character sketches, and anecdotes as flesh and bones supporting the costume studies. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR


Adventures with Extremists
Author: Jon Ronson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439126739
Category: Political Science
Page: 336
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A wide variety of extremist groups -- Islamic fundamentalists, neo-Nazis -- share the oddly similar belief that a tiny shadowy elite rule the world from a secret room. In Them, journalist Jon Ronson has joined the extremists to track down the fabled secret room. As a journalist and a Jew, Ronson was often considered one of "Them" but he had no idea if their meetings actually took place. Was he just not invited? Them takes us across three continents and into the secret room. Along the way he meets Omar Bakri Mohammed, considered one of the most dangerous men in Great Britain, PR-savvy Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard Thom Robb, and the survivors of Ruby Ridge. He is chased by men in dark glasses and unmasked as a Jew in the middle of a Jihad training camp. In the forests of northern California he even witnesses CEOs and leading politicians -- like Dick Cheney and George Bush -- undertake a bizarre owl ritual. Ronson's investigations, by turns creepy and comical, reveal some alarming things about the looking-glass world of "us" and "them." Them is a deep and fascinating look at the lives and minds of extremists. Are the extremists onto something? Or is Jon Ronson becoming one of them?

Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Author: Stephen Trask,John Cameron Mitchell
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc
ISBN: 9780822219019
Category: Drama
Page: 42
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THE STORY: This groundbreaking Obie-winning Off-Broadway smash also won multiple awards for its hit film adaptation. It tells the story of internationally ignored song stylist Hedwig Schmidt, a fourth-wall smashing East German rock 'n' roll godde

The Oxford Companion to Australian Film

Author: Brian McFarlane,Geoff Mayer,Ina Bertrand
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 583
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The Oxford Companion to Australian Film is an indispensable reference for anyone interested in Australian movies. This Companion is a comprehensive guide to the people and ideas that have made Australian cinema. It contains more than a thousand entries and was written by almost a hundred scholars and writers with expertise in different facets of Australian film. No other reference book on this subject contains so many features: * succinct yet detailed entries on key figures (actors, directors, producers, writers, designers, composers etc.) * incisive discussions of major films, with credits and plot summaries * longer essays on critical and historical themes * a series of extended interviews (specially prepared for this Companion) with some of the luminaries of Australian film, including Goeffrey Rush and Pamela Rabe * over 100 illustrations (portraits, stills, and posters) * thorough bibliography * full list of AFI awards * subject index providing easy access to relevant entries. This Companion celebrates Australia's love of the movies and provides a comprehensive and entertaining account of its unique contribution to the art.

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

Author: Tom Stoppard
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571301096
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 128
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Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead is a play which, as it were, takes place in the wings of Hamlet, and finds both humour and poignancy in the situation of the ill-fated attendant lords. The National Theatre production in April 1967 made Tom Stoppard's reputation virtually overnight. Its wit, stagecraft and verbal verve remain as exhilarating as they were then and the play has become a contemporary classic. 'One of the most original and engaging of post-war plays.' Daily Telegraph

Creating Characters

Let Them Whisper Their Secrets
Author: Marisa D'Vari
Publisher: N.A
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 233
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Fresh, invigorating, and jam-packed with solid how to advice this amazing desktop resource reveals the secrets highly paid screenwriters and best-selling novelists furiously fight to keep under wraps.