Tally's Blood


Author: Ann Di Mambro
Publisher: Hodder Gibson
ISBN: 1471808424
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 192
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As well as being a highly popular play for National 5 English study, Tally's Blood paints a wonderful picture of life in wartime Scotland, as experienced by the Italian immigrant community. Exploring the themes of racism, love and family loyalties, it does so with humour and warmth through the eyes of an Italian family with close blood ties. When World War Two breaks out, friendships outwith the family are sorely tested by the difficulties of wartime prejudice. - One of the set drama texts for National 5 English - Written by a very successful playwright and television screenplay writer

Tally's Blood


Author: Ann Marie Di Mambro
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1471808424
Category: Study Aids
Page: 192
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As well as being a highly popular play for National 5 English study, Tally's Blood paints a wonderful picture of life in wartime Scotland, as experienced by the Italian immigrant community. Exploring the themes of racism, love and family loyalties, it does so with humour and warmth through the eyes of an Italian family with close blood ties. When World War Two breaks out, friendships outwith the family are sorely tested by the difficulties of wartime prejudice. - One of the set drama texts for National 5 English - Written by a very successful playwright and television screenplay writer

Tally's Blood


Author: Ann Marie Di Mambro
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781471808418
Category: Drama
Page: 192
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As well as being a highly popular play for National 5 English study, Tally's Blood paints a wonderful picture of life in wartime Scotland, as experienced by the Italian immigrant community. Exploring the themes of racism, love and family loyalties, it does so with humour and warmth through the eyes of an Italian family with close blood ties. When World War Two breaks out, friendships outwith the family are sorely tested by the difficulties of wartime prejudice. - One of the set drama texts for National 5 English. - Written by a very successful playwright and television screenplay writer

Tally's Corner

A Study of Negro Streetcorner Men
Author: Elliot Liebow
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 0585479194
Category: Social Science
Page: 224
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The first edition of Tally's Corner, a sociological classic selling more than one million copies, was the first compelling response to the culture of poverty thesis—that the poor are different and, according to conservatives, morally inferior—and alternative explanations that many African Americans are caught in a tangle of pathology owing to the absence of black men in families. The debate has raged up to the present day. Yet Liebow's shadow theory of values—especially the values of poor, urban, black men—remains the single most parsimonious account of the reasons why the behavior of the poor appears to be at odds with the values of the American mainstream. While Elliot Liebow's vivid narrative of "street-corner" black men remains unchanged, the new introductions to this long-awaited revised edition bring the book up to date. Wilson and Lemert describe the debates since 1965 and situate Liebow's classic text in respect to current theories of urban poverty and race. They account for what Liebow might have seen had he studied the street corner today after welfare has been virtually ended and the drug economy had taken its toll. They also take stock of how the new global economy is a source of added strain on the urban poor. Discussion of field methods since the 1960s rounds out the book's new coverage.

Uglies


Author: Scott Westerfeld
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1442419814
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 406
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A fresh repackaging of the bestselling Uglies boks...the series that started the whole dystopian trend!

Strange People, Scary People


Author: Tally Harbour
Publisher: Untreed Reads
ISBN: 1611873665
Category: Fiction
Page: 108
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Strange People, Scary People, is a collection of fourteen tales of terror and horror: the two aspects for which strange and scary people are famous. In its bowels, you will read of a strange, witch-like woman who likes to relate strange tales to young children--and who grinds her teeth together as she tells the story. Then there's Eddie, a weird guy who has big problems around pregnant women. You will be introduced to a couple of undertakers--two rogues, really--who teach a town full of fools how to truly respect the dead. You will also meet little Rita Jean Shumate, a filthy young girl who suffers from those tiny, famous crawling things that no one has actually ever seen called "cooties." Indeed, this collection of short stories contains all kinds of strange and scary people within it.

The Cambridge Companion to Modern British Women Playwrights


Author: Elaine Aston,Janelle Reinelt
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521595339
Category: Drama
Page: 276
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This Companion addresses the work of women playwrights in Britain throughout the twentieth century. Chapters explore the historical and theatrical contexts in which women have written for the theatre and examine the work of individual playwrights. The volume brings together a transatlantic team of feminist theatre scholars and practitioners. A chronological section on playwriting from the 1920s to the 1970s is followed by chapters which raise issues of nationality and identity. Later sections question accepted notions of the canon and include chapters on non-mainstream writing, including black and lesbian performance.

The Dragonfly Pool


Author: Eva Ibbotson
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101136456
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 384
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At first Tally doesn’t want to go to the boarding school called Delderton. But she soon discovers that it is a wonderful place where freedom and selfexpression are valued. Tally organizes a ragtag dance troupe so the school can participate in an international folk dancing festival in Bergania in the summer of 1939. There she befriends Karil, the crown prince, who would love nothing more than to have ordinary friends and attend a school like Delderton. When Karil’s father is assassinated, it is up to Tally and her friends to help Karil escape the Nazis and the bleak future he has inherited.

Impostors


Author: Scott Westerfeld
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 1338151533
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 416
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Frey and Rafi are inseparable . . . two edges of the same knife. But Frey's very existence is a secret. Frey is Rafi’s twin sister?and her body double. Their powerful father has many enemies, and the world has grown dangerous as the old order falls apart. So while Rafi was raised to be the perfect daughter, Frey has been taught to kill. Her only purpose is to protect her sister, to sacrifice herself for Rafi if she must. When her father sends Frey in Rafi’s place as collateral in a precarious deal, she becomes the perfect impostor?as poised and charming as her sister. But Col, the son of a rival leader, is getting close enough to spot the killer inside her. As the deal starts to crumble, Frey must decide if she can trust him with the truth . . . and if she can risk becoming her own person. With Impostors, master storyteller Scott Westerfeld returns with a new series set in the world of his mega-bestselling Uglies?a world full of twist and turns, rebellion and intrigue, where any wrong step could be Frey’s last.

Terra Nova

A Play
Author: Ted Tally
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc
ISBN: 9780822211228
Category: Drama
Page: 87
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THE STORY: Drawn from the journals and letters found on the frozen body of Captain Scott, the action of the play blends scenes of the explorer and his men at various stages of their ordeal, with flashbacks of Scott and his young wife and with fatef

Bold Girls


Author: Rona Munro,Elisabeth Sharp
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Educational Division
ISBN: 9780340655276
Category: Women
Page: 104
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This play, a specified text for Revised Higher English, is the story of three women in war-torn Belfast. Although their men have been killed or imprisoned for their political activities, everyday life must go on. However, the arrival of a disturbing young girl and the revelations which follow threaten to disrupt their friendship. The main themes are largely domestic - relationships between women and within families, dreams and homemaking. The language is colloquial with Irish idioms, and many contemporary references, and there is a poignant ending. The play is aimed at students of English, particularly those studying Higher Grade English. In 1991 Rona Munro won the Susan Smith Blackburn Award and "The Evening Standard" Most Promising Playwright Award for "Bold Girls".

Uglies

Shay's Story
Author: Scott Westerfeld,Devin K. Grayson
Publisher: Del Rey Books
ISBN: 0345527224
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 208
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Just before their sixteenth birthdays, when they will will be transformed into beauties whose only job is to have a great time, Tally's best friend runs away and Tally must find her and turn her in, or never become pretty at all.

About a Girl

A Novel
Author: Sarah McCarry
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1250068622
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 272
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When a sudden discovery upends her fiercely ordered world, Tally sets out on an unexpected quest to seek out the reclusive musician who may hold the key to her past--and instead finds Maddy, an enigmatic and beautiful girl who will unlock the door to her future.

Specials


Author: Scott Westerfeld
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1847389112
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 384
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"Special Circumstances" - These words have sent chills down Tally's spine since her days as a rebellious Ugly. Back then Specials were a sinister rumour - frighteningly beautiful, dangerously strong, breathtakingly fast. Ordinary pretties might live their whole lives without meeting a Special. But Tally's never been ordinary… Now she's been turned into one of them: a superamped fighting machine, engineered to keep the Uglies down and the Pretties stupid. The strength, the speed, and the clarity and focus of her thinking feel better than anything Tally can remember… most of the time. One tiny corner of her heart still remembers something more. Still, it's easy to tune that out - until Tally's offered a chance to stamp out the rebels of the New Smoke permanently. It all comes down to one last choice: carry out the mission she's programmed to complete, or listen to that tiny, faint heartbeat telling her that something's wrong… Either way, Tally's world will never be the same.

Mine to Possess


Author: Nalini Singh
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780425220160
Category: Fiction
Page: 341
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A powerful DarkRiver sentinel tormented by his brutal past, Clay Bennett finds redemption in Talin McKade, an advocate for the street children, who needs his help in catching a killer, makes him question his base animal instincts, and unlocks the darkest secrets of his heart. Original.

Extras


Author: Scott Westerfeld
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1847389236
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 432
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At the end of Specials, the conclusion to the Uglies trilogy, things in Tally's futuristic world had stabilised. The walls between the social classes - the uglies, pretties and specials - had been torn down. So Tally took off to live on her own in the wild. Fast forward... Tally discovers another brand new world. In Extras, it's all about who you know, and how much you have. It's just like LA. Only Paris and Nicole are way dead...

Pretties


Author: Scott Westerfeld
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1847389104
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 384
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Tally has finally become 'pretty'. Her looks are beyond perfect, her clothes are cool, her boyfriend is totally gorgeous, and she's completely popular. It's everything she's ever wanted. But beneath all the fun - the non-stop parties, the high-tech luxury, the total freedom - is a nagging feeling that something is very wrong. Something important. And sure enough, when a message from Tally's 'ugly' past arrives, the fun stops cold. Now Tally has to choose between fighting to forget what she knows and fighting for her life... Praise for Uglies: ‘The longing for fairy-tale beauty has never looked so sinister’ - Amanda Craig, The Times ‘Fast paced, exciting and thought-provoking.’ The Bookseller's Choice ‘With a beginning and ending that pack hefty punches, this introduction to a dystopic future promises an exciting series.’ Kirkus *starred review* ‘Superb sci-fi.’ Amanda Craig, The Times Supplement ‘Westerfeld introduces thought-provoking issues’ Publishers Weekly ‘Naughty children, from Max in Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are, to Tally in Scott Westerfeld's Uglies trilogy, have the imagination and energy to go beyond convention.’ The Times ‘This exciting story makes you realise how important it is not to judge people by appearances.’ Newcastle Upon Tyne Journal ‘This book is a real thrill-ride and the world utterly convincing.’ Trashionista.com ‘Vivid, relevant and exhilarating dystopia which somehow manages to be thought-provoking and wicked good fun at the same time. It’s official: I'm an Uglies fangirl.’ I was a teenage book geek (Blog) ‘Fun, and the many by-the-skin-of-your-teeth escapes and hoverboard chases, plus the non-stop action plotting were enough to catch my attention and have me eagerly wanting more.’ The Book Smugglers

Performing National Identity

Anglo-Italian Cultural Transactions
Author: Manfred Pfister,Ralf Hertel
Publisher: Rodopi
ISBN: 9042023147
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 328
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National identity is not some naturally given or metaphysically sanctioned racial or territorial essence that only needs to be conceptualised or spelt out in discursive texts; it emerges from, takes shape in, and is constantly defined and redefined in individual and collective performances. It is in performances'ranging from the scenarios of everyday interactions to `cultural performances? such as pageants, festivals, political manifestations or sports, to the artistic performances of music, dance, theatre, literature, the visual and culinary arts and more recent media'that cultural identity and a sense of nationhood are fashioned. National identity is not an essence one is born with but something acquired in and through performances.Particularly important here are intercultural performances and transactions, and that not only in a colonial and postcolonial dimension, where such performative aspects have already been considered, but also in inner-European transactions. `Englishness? or `Britishness? and Italianita, the subject of this anthology, are staged both within each culture and, more importantly, in joint performances of difference across cultural borders. Performing difference highlights differences that `make a difference?; it `draws a line? between self and other'boundary lines that are, however, constantly being redrawn and renegotiated, and remain instable and shifting.ContentsManfred PFISTER: Introduction: Performing National Identity1. Early Modern Literary ExchangesWerner VON KOPPENFELS: `Stripping up his sleeves like some juggler?: Giordano Brunoin England, or, The Philosopher as Stylistic Mountebank Ralf HERTEL: `Mine Italian brain ?gan in your duller Britain operate most vilely?: Cymbeline and the Deconstruction of Anglo-Italian Differences 2. Italian and English Art in DialogueJohn PEACOCK: Inigo Jones and the Reform of Italian Art Alison YARRINGTON: `Made in Italy?: Sculpture and the Staging of National Identities at the International Exhibition of 1862 3. Travelling ImagesBarbara SCHAFF: Italianised Byron ? Byronised Italy Fabienne MOINE: Elizabeth Barrett Browning's Italian Poetry: Constructing National Identity and Shaping the Poetic Self Stephen GUNDLE: The `Bella Italiana? and the `English Rose?: Reflections on Two National Typologies of Feminine Beauty 4. Political NegotiationsPamela NEVILLE-SINGTON: Sex, Lies, and Celluloid: That Hamilton Woman and British Attitudes towards the Italians from the Risorgimento to the Second World War Peter VASSALLO: Italian Culture versus British Pragmatics: The Maltese Scenario David FORGACS: Gramsci's Notion of the `Popular? in Italy and Britain: A Tale of Two Cultures 179Carla DENTE: Personal Memory / Cultural Memory: Identity and Difference in Scottish-Italian Migrant Theatre5. Contemporary MediationsClaudio VISENTIN: The Theatre of the World: British-Italian Identities on the Tourism Stage Judith MUNAT: Bias and Stereotypes in the Media: The Performance of British and Italian National Identities Sara SONCINI: Re-locating Shakespeare: Cultural Negotiations in Italian Dubbed Versions of Romeo and JulietMariangela TEMPERA: Something to Declare: Italian Avengers and British Culture in La ragazza con la pistola and Appuntamento a Liverpool Anthony KING: English Fans and Italian Football: Towards a Transnational Relationship Greg WALKER: Selling England (and Italy) by the Pound: Performing National Identity in the First Phase of Progressive Rock: Jethro Tull, King Crimson, and PFM Gisela ECKER: Zuppa Inglese and Eating up Italy: Intercultural Feasts and Fantasies Notes on Contributors

Mind-Rain

Your Favorite Authors on Scott Westerfeld's Uglies Series
Author: Scott Westerfeld
Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.
ISBN: 9781935251255
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 224
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Set in a future where cosmetic surgery is a requirement at age 16 and attractiveness is mandated, Scott Westerfeld’s popular Uglies series has received critical acclaim from the press and public alike. Chock-full of action, adventure and teenage rebellion, there’s no question why Uglies has attracted thousands of fans. In Mind-Rain, popular authors examine the series and delve into the underlying themes. What sort of critiques are Uglies, Pretties, Specials and Extras making about the real world? Is there more behind Tally, David and Shay? Mind-Rain is a collection of smart, analytical and completely unauthorized eessays on Scott Westerfeld’s wildly popular Uglies series. Westerfeld’s written introduction gives readers insight from the person who knows the series best!