"Caryl Churchill is a dramatist who must surely be amongst the best half-dozen now writing? a playwright of genuine audacity and assurance, able to use her considerable wit and intelligence in ways at once unusual, resonant and dramatically riveting."?Benedict Nightingale From Love and Information: SEX What sex evolved to do is get information from two sets of genes so you get offspring that's not identical to you. Otherwise you just keep getting the same thing over and over again like hydra or starfish. So sex essentially is information. You dont think that while we're doing it do you? It doesn't hurt to know it. Information and also love. If you're lucky. In this fast-moving kaleidoscope, more than one hundred characters try to make sense of what they know. Declared "the greatest living English playwright" by Tony Kushner, Caryl Churchill will premiere this latest work at London's Royal Court in fall 2012. Caryl Churchill is one of the most influential playwrights of our time. She is the author of more than twenty plays, including Seven Jewish Children, Drunk Enough to Say I Love You, Top Girls, This is a Chair, Far Away, A Number, Cloud Nine, and Serious Money.
Author: John H Muse
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Release Date: 2017-10-13
Genre: Literary Criticism
In Microdramas, John H. Muse argues that plays shorter than twenty minutes deserve sustained attention, and that brevity should be considered a distinct mode of theatrical practice. Focusing on artists for whom brevity became both a structural principle and a tool to investigate theater itself (August Strindberg, Maurice Maeterlinck, F. T. Marinetti, Samuel Beckett, Suzan-Lori Parks, and Caryl Churchill), the book explores four episodes in the history of very short theater, all characterized by the self-conscious embrace of brevity. The story moves from the birth of the modernist microdrama in French little theaters in the 1880s, to the explicit worship of speed in Italian Futurist synthetic theater, to Samuel Beckett’s often-misunderstood short plays, and finally to a range of contemporary playwrights whose long compilations of shorts offer a new take on momentary theater. Subjecting short plays to extended scrutiny upends assumptions about brief or minimal art, and about theatrical experience. The book shows that short performances often demand greater attention from audiences than plays that unfold more predictably. Microdramas put pressure on preconceptions about which aspects of theater might be fundamental and about what might qualify as an event. In the process, they suggest answers to crucial questions about time, spectatorship, and significance.
This book investigates the psycho-social and pedagogical aspects of the development of communication and its media. It represents a major contribution to the discussion on the role of the media in the modern world and explores a number of problems in the fields of the social sciences, cultural studies and education. The views presented here offer insights from European countries in transition, and reflect the fact that globalization accounts for the culturally diverse societies in which many ...
Wisdom literature, Eastern spiritual and psychoanalytic truths are clearly synthesized in this simple book. The reader is shown how Three Words will elevate consciousness and demystify love and being well.
A powerful, ground-breaking book that shows you, in concrete steps, how to stop a loved one from engaging in self destructive behavior. Stop your husband from drinking himself to death. Don't let your brother lose it all to gambling. Get your kid off drugs. Motivate your best friend to lose weight. Make your spendthrift brother-in-law stop maxing out his credit cards. Get your sister out of an abusive relationship. Erase anger in your co-worker. If you're tired of watching your spouse, child, relative, or best friend go downhill, dragging you with them, How to Change Someone You Love will help you turn their lives around. You don't have to endure behavior that is unhealthy, abusive, possibly deadly, and that threatens to unravel relationships. You can change it. Many books will tell you that you can't change anyone. They advise you not to even try. The problem is, they ignore the tremendous power you actually have to change people. If most books about change are written for the addict or troubled person, How to Change Someone You Love reaches out to the loved ones who know that change is critical and urgent. How to Change Someone You Love is not just a self-help book; this is a help-you-act book. "Brad Lamm's step-by-step approach empowers families and friends to change their loved ones through compassionate, caring and continuing support."-- Dr. Mehmet Oz
Author: R. Darren Gobert
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Release Date: 2014-09-25
Genre: Performing Arts
The Theatre of Caryl Churchill documents and analyses the major plays and productions of one of Britain's greatest and most innovative playwrights. Drawing on hundreds of never-before-seen archival sources from the US and the UK, it provides an essential guide to Churchill's groundbreaking work for students and theatregoers. Each chapter illuminates connections across plays and explores major scripts alongside unpublished and unfinished projects. Each considers the rehearsal room, the stage, and the printed text. Each demonstrates how Churchill has pushed the boundaries of dramatic aesthetics while posing urgent political and theoretical questions. But since each maps Churchill's work in a different way, each deploys a different reading practice - for many approaches are necessary to characterise such a restlessly imaginative and prolific career. Through its five interlocking parts, The Theatre of Caryl Churchill tells a story about the playwright, her work, and its place in contemporary drama.
Author: Norman M. Brown
Release Date: 2013-06-17
Using a style that draws students into the ongoing inquiry into how intimate relationships work, Love and Intimate Relationships investigates the life cycle of relationships influences that affect them, theories behind them, and ways to improve them. Dozens of stories from students themselves, case examples and over 150 tables, figure, and the cartoons of Don Edwing of Mad Magazine help bring the material alive. The book is also unique in exploring aspects of human relationships not covered in other textbooks on the subject. Love and Intimate Relationships helps bring the complex issues surrounding intimate relationships into focus for students from diverse backgrounds. The multidisciplinary perspective of the textbook makes it ideal for introductory courses in psychology, marriage counseling, human relations, and sexuality, and interpersonal relationships
Author: Robert G. Lord
Release Date: 2002-09-26
Executive leadership is critically important to understanding the workings and performance of organizations, yet it is a topic that is usually ignored by mainstream leadership research. Leadership and Information Processing provides a much-needed analysis of this crucial element of organizational behaviour. Robert G. Lord and Karen J. Maher examine how executives make decisions and how decision acceptance is constrained by the leadership perceptions of others. Focussing in particular on leadership and social perceptions, perceptions of female leaders, organizational culture, and the effects of executive succession. Leadership and Information Processing offers crucial information for students, researchers and teachers of mangement, business, organizational behavior and organizational/social psychology.
Author: Sally White
Publisher: Sally White
Release Date: 2013-09-19
Genre: Health & Fitness
First described as ``shaking palsy'' the disease that now bears his name, medical science has thus far been unable to unravel the cause or causes of most Parkinson's cases or to devise a cure. Nonetheless, dramatic progress has been made in treating the disease, which is known to afflict about half a million older Americans. Some of the need to know facts within this book: Parkinson’s Disease - The Shaking Palsy, Why Is Parkinson's Disease Difficult To Diagnose?, Who Gets Parkinson's Disease?, What Are The Factors That Effect Diagnoses?, Gender, Ethnicity, Heredity, Cigarette Smokers, Coffee Drinkers, Parkinson's Disease Are Some People Predisposed To It?, Symptoms Of Parkinson’s Disease, 5 Stages Of Parkinson's Disease, Stage 1, Stage 2, Stage 3, Stage 4, Stage 5, Recognizing Changing Symptoms In Parkinson's Disease May Help Patients To Better Manage, Their Condition, Coping With Depression After A Parkinson's Diagnosis, Is There A Correlation Between Parkinson’s Disease And Sleep Disorders?
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis ___ An Amazing Love Story is the inspiring true story of Jerry and Peggy Weygandt who found their reason for living in a sentence of death. Together, they raised his four and her two sons and formed a solid marriage and business partnership. An electrician by trade, Jerry saw life as going his way, until he began to lose muscle strength. He became unable to raise his arms, use his legs to support his body or hold up his head. In 2003, Jerry Weygandt was diagnosed with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrigs disease. Since then, he and his devoted wife Peggy have seen his terminal illness as their mission to witness to Gods presence and love in the midst of hardship. Their goal is to inspire others to tenaciously live life to the fullest possible and to raise awareness of the struggles encountered by persons handicapped with a life threatening illness. Beverly Jacobson
In the aftermath of the Battle of Britain, airmen filled a small town where pioneering plastic surgeon Archibald McIndoe established revolutionary surgical and therapeutic treatments. For the child Liz Byrski, growing up in East Grinstead, the burnt faces of these airmen filled her nightmares. In her late 60s, Liz returned to make peace with her memories and to speak not only with the survivors—known as the Guinea Pig Club—but with the nurses who played a vital and unorthodox role in their treatment, sometimes at a significant personal cost.