Four Screenplays

Studies in the American Screenplay
Author: Syd Field
Publisher: Delta
ISBN: 0307569527
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 336
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In a field being transformed by technology, Syd Field shows you what works and why and how to find new ways to create a truly outstanding film using four extraordinary examples: Thelma & Louise, Terminator 2: Judgement Day, The Silence Of The Lambs, and Dances With Wolves. From the Trade Paperback edition.

A Chekhov Quartet

Author: Vera Gottlieb
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134369972
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 58
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First Published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Quartet & Equally Divided

Author: Ronald Harwood
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780571200924
Category: English drama
Page: 154
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This volume contains two plays by one of Britain's finest playwrights. In Quartet Cecily, Reggie and Wilfred are in a home for retired opera singers. Each year, on 10 October, there is a concert to celebrate Verdi's birthday. Jean, who used to be married to Reggie, arrives at the home and disrupts their equilibrium. She still acts like a diva and refuses to sing. But the show must go on . . . Equally Divided begins shortly after the funeral of Edith and Renata's mother. Edith, severe, embattled, unmarried, has sacrificed her life to nurse the bedridden old woman. Renata, glamorous and married several times, has spent her life doing what she pleases. When the contents of the will are made known, childhood rivalries re-emerge and the result is a moral tale both powerful and comic.

Twentieth Century Drama

Author: Simon Trussler
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 134917064X
Category: History
Page: 316
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A compendium of information on all the main events, individuals, political groupings and issues of the 20th century. It provides a guide to current thinking on important historical topics and personalities within the period, and offers a guide to further reading.

Encyclopedia of British Humorists

Geoffrey Chaucer to John Cleese
Author: Steven H. Gale
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780824059903
Category: History
Page: 1307
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First Published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Bandini Quartet

Wait Until Spring, Bandini: The Road to Los Angeles: Ask the Dust: Dreams from Bunker Hill
Author: John Fante
Publisher: Canongate Books
ISBN: 1782116001
Category: Fiction
Page: 768
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Possessing a style of deceptive simplicity, emotional immediacy and tremendous psychological point, among the novels, short stories and screenplays that complete his career, Fante's crowning accomplishment is the Arturo Bandini tetralogy. This quartet of novels tell of Fante's fictional alter-ego Bandini, an impoverished young Italian-American escaping his suffocating home in Colorado for Depression-era Los Angeles. In the beginning, it is the triple weights of poverty, father and Church that Bandini struggles under but though the physical escape is complete, the psychological imprint continues as he comes to terms with love, desire and the knowledge his talent may not be recognised.

A Chughtai Quartet: Obsession, The Wild One, Wild Pigeons, The Heart Breaks Free

Author: Ismat Chughtai
Publisher: Women Unlimited
ISBN: 9385606042
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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The four novellas in this volume span the inimitable Ismat Chughtai’s literary career, from 1939 to 1971. Each one develops the author’s central preoccupation with the lives of women as they experience love, tragedy, societal prescriptions and proscriptions, in collision with their own rebellious spirit. A keen sense of their individual subversive potential and a willingness to take the consequences of obduracy in the face of overwhelming odds, ensures that they are neither hapless nor victims. Through them Chughtai delivers a scathing critique on the hypocrisy and cant of social mores, and the festering maladies that infect society. Chughtai’s characteristic mastery of form and technique, her vivid imagery and richness of language make for marvellous story-telling, and create some of the most memorable female protagonists in Indian literature.


Author: James Vinson,D. L. Kirkpatrick
Publisher: N.A
Category: Drama
Page: 648
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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay

Author: J.K. Rowling
Publisher: Pottermore Publishing
ISBN: 1781109605
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 304
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When Magizoologist Newt Scamander arrives in New York, he intends his stay to be just a brief stopover. However, when his magical case is misplaced and some of Newt's fantastic beasts escape, it spells trouble for everyone... Inspired by the original Hogwart’s textbook by Newt Scamander, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original screenplay marks the screenwriting debut of J.K. Rowling, author of the beloved and internationally bestselling Harry Potter books. A feat of imagination and featuring a cast of remarkable characters and magical creatures, this is epic adventure-packed storytelling at its very best. Whether an existing fan or new to the wizarding world, this is a perfect addition for any film lover or reader’s bookshelf. The film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will have its theatrical release on 18th November 2016.

Quartet of Stories

Author: Liz Gerschel
Publisher: N.A
Category: American fiction
Page: 162
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Offers challenging and original perspectives on relationships, societies and cultures. These are stories of people, especially black women, making their voices heard as they endure, survive, create and laugh together. Stories include: Incident in the Yard, Names and Visit to the Dentist by Maya Angelou; Nineteen Fifty-Five, The Flowers and to Hell with Dying by Alice Walker; Love Orange, Do Angels Wear Brassieres? And the Boy Who Loved Ice Cream by Olive Senior; The Dolly Funeral, I Come Through, I Dont Want to Go Home in the Dark, The King of Swords and Bella Makes a Life by Lorna Goodison.


Four Tales from the Crossroads
Author: George R. R. Martin,Christine Carpenito
Publisher: N E S F A Press
ISBN: 9781886778351
Category: Fiction
Page: 426
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I, Robot

Author: Isaac Asimov
Publisher: Voyager
ISBN: 9780007532278
Page: 245
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Voyager Classics - timeless masterworks of science fiction and fantasy. A beautiful clothbound edition of I, Robot, the classic collection of robot stories from the master of the genre.

The Oakland Quartet

Author: Abby Mendelson
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 9781475948998
Category: Fiction
Page: 184
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From the award-winning author of Paradise Boys, Scotch and Oranges, Ghost Dancer, and End of the Road, comes the startling, visionary The Oakland Quartet. Set in Oakland, a working-class American-Irish neighborhood of steel mills and saloons, the novel, set in 1958, chronicles four teenaged baseball players -- Stash and Nig, Mongol and Whitey, the slickest-fielding infield the city had ever seen -- who, on a hot, sulfurous night, commit an unspeakable crime -- and must live with its consequences. Supported by a stellar cast of barkeeps, city councilmen, neighborhood enforcers, and Catholic priests -- as well as such historic figures as Mayor David Lawrence, baseball Hall of Famer Pie Traynor, and many more -- the Oakland Quartet make a decision that will ultimately ruin their lives. Narrated by Beef, their former teammate and catcher, The Oakland Quartet closely examines these small, stunted lives -- while their priest, Father David Reddy, searches to save those who have who have lost their way.