Heroes and Saints & Other Plays


Author: Cherríe Moraga
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Drama
Page: 149
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Heroes and Saints & Other Plays is Chicana playwright Cherrí¬e Moraga's premiere collection of theatre. Included are: Shadow of a Man, winner of the 1990 Fund for New American Plays Award; Heroes and Saints, winner of the Dramalogue, the PEN West, and the Critics Circle awards, as well as the Will Glickman Prize for Best Play of 1992; and Giving Up the Ghost, first published by West End Press in 1986, and now presented here in its revised stage version.

The Facts on File Companion to American Drama


Author: Jackson R. Bryer,Mary C. Hartig
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438129661
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 657
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Features a comprehensive guide to American dramatic literature, from its origins in the early days of the nation to the groundbreaking works of today's best writers.

Contemporary Plays by Women of Color

An Anthology
Author: Kathy A. Perkins,Roberta Uno
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134823800
Category: Drama
Page: 336
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Contemporary Plays by Women of Color is a ground-breaking anthology of eighteen new and recent works by African American, Asian American, Latina American and Native American playwrights. This compelling collection includes works by award-winning and well-known playwrights such as Anna Deavere Smith, Cherrie Moraga, Pearl Cleage, Marga Gomez and Spiderwoman, as well as many exciting newcomers. Contemporary Plays by Women of Color is the first anthology to display such an abundance of talent from such a wide range of today's women playwrights. The plays tackle a variety of topics - from the playful to the painful - and represent numerous different approaches to playmaking. The volume also includes: * an invaluable appendix of published plays by women of color * biographical notes on each writer * the production history of each play Contemporary Plays by Women of Color is a unique resource for practitioners, students and lovers of theatre, and an inspiring addition to any bookshelf.

Chicano Drama

Performance, Society and Myth
Author: Jorge Huerta
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521778176
Category: Drama
Page: 209
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An accessible introduction for students and theatregoers of Chicano theatre, first published in 2000.

Mensch und Übermensch

Eine Komödie und eine Philosophie (Classic Reprint)
Author: Bernard Shaw
Publisher: Forgotten Books
ISBN: 9780259051152
Category:
Page: 454
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Die 24 Gesetze der Verführung

Kompaktausgabe
Author: Robert Greene
Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG
ISBN: 3446440623
Category: Political Science
Page: 234
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Verführung ist der Schlüssel zum Erfolg: in der Liebe, in der Politik, in der Wirtschaft. In seinem Bestseller "Die 24 Gesetze der Verführung", der hier als Kompaktausgabe vorliegt, zeigt Robert Greene, wie man mit Charme und Überzeugungskraft andere Menschen beeinflussen und auf Abwege bringen kann. Er präsentiert das ganze Wissen, das sich im Lauf der Weltgeschichte über die Kunst der Verführung angehäuft hat: von Kleopatra über John F. Kennedy, Ovid und Casanova bis Freud. Und er erklärt die Regeln dieses amoralischen Spiels, dem sich keiner entziehen kann ...

Urban Drama

The Metropolis in Contemporary North American Plays
Author: J. Chris Westgate
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230119581
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 239
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Identifying an apprehension about the nature and constitution of urbanism in North American plays, Westgate examines how cities like New York City and Los Angeles became focal points for identity politics and social justice at the end of the twentieth century, and how urban crises inform the dramaturgy of contemporary playwrights.

Queer Latinidad

Identity Practices, Discursive Spaces
Author: Juana María Rodríguez
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814775497
Category: Social Science
Page: 227
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The author documents the ways in which identity formation and representation within the gay Latinidad population impacts gender and cultural studies today.

Ich bin Malala

Das Mädchen, das die Taliban erschießen wollten, weil es für das Recht auf Bildung kämpft
Author: Malala Yousafzai
Publisher: Droemer eBook
ISBN: 3426424231
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 400
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Am 9. Oktober 2012 wird die junge Pakistanerin Malala Yousafzai auf ihrem Schulweg überfallen und niedergeschossen. Die Fünfzehnjährige hatte sich den Taliban widersetzt, die Mädchen verbieten, zur Schule zu gehen. Wie durch ein Wunder kommt Malala mit dem Leben davon. Als im Herbst 2013 ihr Buch "Ich bin Malala" erscheint, ist die Resonanz enorm: Weltweit wird über ihr Schicksal berichtet. Im Juli 2013 hält sie eine beeindruckende Rede vor den Vereinten Nationen. Barack Obama empfängt sie im Weißen Haus, und im Dezember erhält sie den Sacharow-Preis für geistige Freiheit, verliehen vom Europäischen Parlament. Malala Yousafzai lebt heute mit ihrer Familie in England, wo sie wieder zur Schule geht. Malala Yousafzai wird mit dem Friedensnobelpreis 2014 ausgezeichnet. »Dieses Memoir unterstreicht ihre besten Eigenschaften. Ihren Mut und ihre Entschlossenheit kann man nur bewundern. Ihr Hunger nach Bildung und Neugestaltung ist authentisch. Sie wirkt so unschuldig, und da ist diese unverwüstliche Zuversicht. Sie spricht mit einem solchen Gewicht, dass man vergisst, dass Malala erst 16 ist.« The Times »Niemand hat das Recht auf Bildung so knapp, so einprägsam und überzeugend zusammengefasst wie Malala Yousafzai, die tapferste Schülerin der Welt.« Berliner Zeitung »Der mutigste Teenager der Welt« Bild »Bewegend erzählt Malala Yousafzai ihr Schicksal.« Brigitte

Das Buch Mormon


Author: Joseph Smith
Publisher: Рипол Классик
ISBN: 5883931774
Category: History
Page: N.A
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Encyclopedia of American Drama


Author: Jackson R. Bryer,Mary C. Hartig
Publisher: Infobase Learning
ISBN: 1438140762
Category: American drama
Page: N.A
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Provides a comprehensive guide to American dramatic literature, from its origins in the early days of the nation to American classics such as Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman and Thornton Wilder's Our Town to the groundbreaking works of today's best writers.

With Her Machete in Her Hand

Reading Chicana Lesbians
Author: Catrióna Rueda Esquibel
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 245
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"I am wildly ecstatic about this project and thoroughly grateful for Esquibel's interventions in the cause of Chicana lesbian authors ...now extending into this cutting-edge and highly readable critical text." —Alicia Gaspar de Alba, UCLA, author of Chicano Art Inside/Outside the Master's House: Cultural Politics and the CARA Exhibition With the 1981 publication of the groundbreaking anthology This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color, Cherre Moraga and Gloria Anzalda ushered in an era of Chicana lesbian writing. But while these two writers have achieved iconic status, observers of the Chicana/o experience have been slow to perceive the existence of a whole community—lesbian and straight, male as well as female—who write about the Chicana lesbian experience. To create a first full map of that community, this book explores a wide range of plays, novels, and short stories by Chicana/o authors that depict lesbian characters or lesbian desire. Catrina Rueda Esquibel starts from the premise that Chicana/o communities, theories, and feminisms cannot be fully understood without taking account of the perspectives and experiences of Chicana lesbians. To open up these perspectives, she engages in close readings of works centered around the following themes: La Llorona, the Aztec Princess, Sor Juana Ins de la Cruz, girlhood friendships, rural communities and history, and Chicana activism. Her investigation broadens the community of Chicana lesbian writers well beyond Moraga and Anzalda, while it also demonstrates that the histories of Chicana lesbians have had to be written in works of fiction because these women have been marginalized and excluded in canonical writings on Chicano life and experience.

Der vierte Kennedy


Author: Mario Puzo
Publisher: Edel:Books
ISBN: 3955302377
Category: Fiction
Page: 576
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Francis Xavier Kennedy, Präsident der Vereinigten Staaten, steht als fiktiver vierter Kennedy ganz in der demokratischen Tradition seiner berühmten Namensvettern. Von privaten Schicksalsschlägen zermürbt, ist er amtsmüde geworden und erwägt, für die nächste Legislaturperiode nicht mehr zu kandidieren. Doch dann entführt ein internationales Terrorkommando eine amerikanische Linienmaschine in das kleine Öl-Sultanat Sherhaben. An Bord befindet sich Kennedys Tochter Theresa ...

Heroes, Saints, and Ordinary Morality


Author: Andrew Michael Flescher
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
ISBN: 9781589013414
Category: Philosophy
Page: 352
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Most of us are content to see ourselves as ordinary people—unique in ways, talented in others, but still among the ranks of ordinary mortals. Andrew Flescher probes our contented state by asking important questions: How should "ordinary" people respond when others need our help, whether the situation is a crisis, or something less? Do we have a responsibility, an obligation, to go that extra mile, to act above and beyond the call of duty? Or should we leave the braver responses to those who are somehow different than we are: better somehow, "heroes," or "saints?" Traditional approaches to ethics have suggested there is a sharp distinction between ordinary people and those called heroes and saints; between duties and acts of supererogation (going beyond the expected). Flescher seeks to undo these standard dichotomies by looking at the lives and actions of certain historical figures—Holocaust rescuers, Martin Luther King, Jr., Dorothy Day, among others—who appear to be extraordinary but were, in fact, ordinary people. Heroes, Saints, and Ordinary Morality shifts the way we regard ourselves in relationship to those we admire from afar—it asks us not only to admire, but to emulate as well—further, it challenges us to actively seek the acquisition of virtue as seen in the lives of heroes and saints, to learn from them, a dynamic aspect of ethical behavior that goes beyond the mere avoidance of wrongdoing. Andrew Flescher sets a stage where we need to think and act, calling us to lead lives of self-examination—even if that should sometimes provoke discomfort. He asks that we strive to emulate those we admire and therefore allow ourselves to grow morally, and spiritually. It is then that the individual develops a deeper altruistic sense of self—a state that allows us to respond as the heroes of our own lives, and therefore in the lives of others, when times and circumstance demand that of us.

Der Staat (illustriert)


Author: Platon
Publisher: Clap Publishing, LLC.
ISBN: 1635372755
Category:
Page: N.A
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„Der Staat“ ist ein Werk des griechischen Philosophen Platon, in dem über die Gerechtigkeit und ihre mögliche Verwirklichung in einem idealen Staat diskutiert wird. An dem fiktiven, literarisch gestalteten Dialog beteiligen sich sieben Personen, darunter Platons Brüder Glaukon und Adeimantos und der Redner Thrasymachos. Platons Lehrer Sokrates ist die Hauptfigur. Weitere Anwesende hören lediglich zu.

The Wounded Heart

Writing on Cherríe Moraga
Author: Yvonne Yarbro-Bejarano
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 9780292796089
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 199
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In her work as poet, essayist, editor, dramatist, and public intellectual, Chicana lesbian writer Cherríe Moraga has been extremely influential in current debates on culture and identity as an ongoing, open-ended process. Analyzing the "in-between" spaces in Moraga's writing where race, gender, class, and sexuality intermingle, this first book-length study of Moraga's work focuses on her writing of the body and related material practices of sex, desire, and pleasure. Yvonne Yarbro-Bejarano divides the book into three sections, which analyze Moraga's writing of the body, her dramaturgy in the context of both dominant and alternative Western theatrical traditions, and her writing of identities and racialized desire. Through close textual readings of Loving in the War Years, Giving Up the Ghost, Shadow of a Man, Heroes and Saints, The Last Generation, and Waiting in the Wings, Yarbro-Bejarano contributes to the development of a language to talk about sexuality as potentially empowering, the place of desire within politics, and the intricate workings of racialized desire.