This book shows how TV dramas transcended state boundaries and—notwithstanding the ideological differences between East and West—addressed shared issues and themes, helping to ease viewers into confronting uncomfortable moral topics.
Author: Stewart Anderson
Publisher: Berghahn Books
Following World War II, Germany was faced not only with the practical tasks of reconstruction and denazification, but also with the longer-term mission of morally “re-civilizing” its citizens—a goal that persisted through the nation’s 1949 split. One of the most important mediums for effecting reeducation was television, whose strengths were particularly evident in the thousands of television plays that were broadcast in both Germanys in the 1950s and 1960s. This book shows how TV dramas transcended state boundaries and—notwithstanding the ideological differences between East and West—addressed shared issues and themes, helping to ease viewers into confronting uncomfortable moral topics.
Covering some of the work of John Dryden and William Davenant as well as lesser-known, anonymous and non-canonical writers, this book will be of interest to anyone researching mid-seventeenth century British history.
Author: Rachel Willie
Category: English drama
Seeks to reassess the dramatic output of the Commonwealth, Protectorate and early Restoration; a period that has often been marginalised by specialists of both Renaissance and Restoration drama.
Author: DIANE Publishing CompanyPublish On: 1996-07
... bargains they can, and will help prevent rents from automatically rising to the FMR. The second component of reinvention is a dramatic transformation of 32.
Author: DIANE Publishing Company
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Provides specific direction for turning the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development proposals into action. Contains hard answers to critical questions about how HUD's proposals for change will affect communities and people. Chapters on program consolidation (Community Opportunity Fund, Affordable Housing Fund, Homeless Assistance Fund, Housing Certificate Fund, and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS), public and Indian housing transformation, the FHA (Fed. Housing Admin.), and managing HUD for quality performance and results. List of 240 programs.
drama (a miracle play) to stage what seemed impossible in a Godless universe: the enduring and peaceful love between two people. In retrospect, no matter ...
Author: Thierry Dubost
The plays of Eugene O'Neill testify to his continued search for new dramatic strategies. The author explores the Nobel Prize winner's attempts at creating a new Modern play. He shows how, moving away from melodrama or "the problem play," O'Neill revisited the classical frames of drama and reinvented theater aesthetics by resorting to masks, the chorus, acoustics, silence or immobility for the creation of his dramatic works.
Author: Robert L. McLaughlinPublish On: 2016-08-11
First, songs are introduced at particular dramatic moments for particular dramatic purposes, and they are written for specific characters to sing at these ...
Author: Robert L. McLaughlin
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
From West Side Story in 1957 to Road Show in 2008, the musicals of Stephen Sondheim and his collaborators have challenged the conventions of American musical theater and expanded the possibilities of what musical plays can do, how they work, and what they mean. Sondheim's brilliant array of work, including such musicals as Company, Follies, Sweeney Todd, Sunday in the Park with George, and Into the Woods, has established him as the preeminent composer/lyricist of his, if not all, time. Stephen Sondheim and the Reinvention of the American Musical places Sondheim's work in two contexts: the exhaustion of the musical play and the postmodernism that, by the 1960s, deeply influenced all the American arts. Sondheim's musicals are central to the transition from the Rodgers and Hammerstein-style musical that had dominated Broadway stages for twenty years to a new postmodern musical. This new style reclaimed many of the self-aware, performative techniques of the 1930s musical comedy to develop its themes of the breakdown of narrative knowledge and the fragmentation of identity. In his most recent work, Sondheim, who was famously mentored by Oscar Hammerstein II, stretches toward a twenty-first-century musical that seeks to break out of the self-referring web of language. Stephen Sondheim and the Reinvention of the American Musical offers close readings of all of Sondheim's musicals and finds in them critiques of the operation of power, questioning of conventional systems of knowledge, and explorations of contemporary identity.
This contraction was in turn triggered by a dramatic decline in the level of private and public investment ( Bassanini and Reviglio , 2014 ) —from an ...
Author: Daniel Mertens
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Category: Business & Economics
National development banks (NDBs) have transformed from outdated relics of national industrial policy to central pillars of the European Union's economic project. This book explores why the EU has supported an increased role for NDBs, and how we might understand the dynamics between NDBs and European incentives and constraints.
The demise of older forms of symbolic capital and their substitution with new ones—being a good peasant and a good revolutionary—created a dramatic moment ...
Author: Van Nguyen-Marshall
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Category: Social Science
This pioneering collection brings together an international group of scholars to explore the Vietnamese middle class. From the leisure pursuits of the colonial middle class to the impact of the new urban rich on landscape of the countryside, this interdisciplinary volume explores the ways in which middle classness has been practiced in a wide range of contexts throughout the 20th century and into the 21st. In addition to offering insights into how middle classness was and is constituted and negotiated, this collection illuminates the cultural and social conditions of two distinctive periods in Vietnamese history. Three historical chapters consider how middle class status was experienced and displayed under French colonialism and in 1960s republican. These chapters offer examinations of middle classness through recreation, consumption, and associational life. Six contemporary studies examine the modes of experimentation and practice within middle class urban Vietnam. Still a sensitive topic politically, the contemporary middle class, nascent but increasingly powerful, is exerting a strong impact on the shape of contemporary society and culture, as well as on urban and rural landscapes. This volume offers a series of studies which critically interrogate the practices of those who engage in or aspire to urban middle-class lifestyles in Vietnam both in the past and in the present.
In the book, the Baga voice is heard prominently in the direct testimony of three Baga writers and forty Baga consultants of all ages and background experience, from ten-year-old boys to elders and ritual leaders of over 100 years of age.
Author: Frederick Lamp
Publisher: Prestel Pub
Art of the Baga: A Drama of Cultural Reinvention traces the art and cultural history of these very special African people from their legendary flight from the mystical highlands of the interior of Guinea to the coast, in their attempt to conserve their own religious ritual, to the eventual destruction of their traditions at mid century with the conversion to Islam and, with independence from France, the establishment of the Republic of Guinea under an iconoclastic Marxist regime. In the book, the Baga voice is heard prominently in the direct testimony of three Baga writers and forty Baga consultants of all ages and background experience, from ten-year-old boys to elders and ritual leaders of over 100 years of age. Artistic creation and reinvention form the core of issues raised throughout the art historical drama.
short, the dramatic means that are normally reserved for tonal, functionalharmonic music.“ The protagonist is the major triad on E, which, depending on ...
Author: Sander van Maas
Publisher: Fordham Univ Press
On the basis of a careful analysis of Olivier Messiaen's work, this book argues for a renewal of our thinking about religious music. Addressing his notion of a "hyper-religious" music of sounds and colors, it aims to show that Messiaen has broken new ground. His reinvention of religious music makes us again aware of the fact that religious music, if taken in its proper radical sense, belongs to the foremost of musical adventures. The work of Olivier Messiaen is well known for its inclusion of religious themes and gestures. These alone, however, do not seem enough to account for the religious status of the work. Arguing for a "breakthrough toward the beyond" on the basis of the synaesthetic experience of music, Messiaen invites a confrontation with contemporary theologians and post-secular thinkers. How to account for a religious breakthrough that is produced by a work of art? Starting from an analysis of his 1960s oratorio La Transfiguration de Notre-Seigneur Jésus-Christ, this book arranges a moderated dialogue between Messiaen and the music theology of Hans Urs von Balthasar, the phenomenology of revelation of Jean-Luc Marion, the rethinking of religion and technics in Jacques Derrida and Bernard Stiegler, and the Augustinian ruminations of Søren Kierkegaard and Jean-François Lyotard. Ultimately, this confrontation underscores the challenging yet deeply affirmative nature of Messiaen's music.
It could have been a merger, an acquisition, a bankruptcy, a dramatic decline in demand for a company's products or services, or even a personality conflict ...
Author: Brian Tracy
Category: Business & Economics
As personal success expert Brian Tracy teaches that every one of us is engineered for success. But until you deal with the dissatisfactions of the present, you’ll be unable move onward and upward to create the wonderful future that is not only possible--it’s what you deserve. In Reinvention, he reveals how, with the right focus, anyone can remake himself or herself and put an end to the chronic stress, unhappiness, and dissatisfaction in career and life. This transformative book helps readers reach this ultimate goal through a series of interactive exercises that show them how to: take control of their careers; turn unexpected shakeups and turbulence into positive occasions for growth; dramatically improve their earning ability; develop the self-confidence to take the kind of risks that lead to rapid advancement; decide on and get the job they really want; set clear goals for their lives; write resumes that get results; determine their own salary range; and more.We live in a time of rapid change but also of unprecedented opportunity. If you knew you couldn’t fail, what is the greatest thing you would dare to dream? Reinvention supplies readers with a proven system to turn their greatest dreams into reality.
... to take the nation to the twenty-first century. Astonishingly, that call of the motherland enlightened an NRI and led to a dramatic improvement in Indian.
Author: Ravi Hanj
Publisher: Ravi Hanj
"When you are studying any matter, or considering any philosophy, ask yourself only what are the facts and what is the truth that the facts bear out. Never let yourself be diverted either by what you wish to believe, or by what you think would have beneficent social effects if it were believed. But look only, and solely, at what are the facts. That is the intellectual thing that I should wish to say." - Bertrand Russell Is Hinduism a religion? Are Aryan and Dravidian a different race altogether? How and when did caste by birth came into existence? Are Veerashaivism and Lingayathism the same? What was the real purpose of the Kalyana Revolt? How did ancient India lose its technological edge? Where did all that glory and glitter of India's wealth go? This book makes an honest, analytical attempt into answering the burning questions of every ordinary Indian. An attempt to analyze put forth the truth in a manner Mr. Russel set forth.
13 From its humble beginning, the nest Learning Thermostat represented pioneering disruption. in a dramatic departure from the traditional plastic rectangle ...
Author: Josh Linkner
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Business & Economics
Companies, communities, and individuals fall for many reasons, but one of the most common—and easily avoidable—is the failure to reinvent. When people and organizations rest on prior successes rather than driving purposeful transformation, they discover too late that they have lost their market position altogether to competitors and external forces. The most successful companies, brands, and individuals make reinvention a regular part of their business strategies. Transformation demands an ongoing process of discovery and imagination, and The Road to Reinvention lays out a systematic approach for continually challenging and reinventing yourself and your business. Venture capitalist and serial entrepreneur Josh Linkner identifies six elements in any business that are ripe for reinvention and shares examples, methods, and step-by-step techniques for creating deliberate, productive disruption. Throughout The Road to Reinvention, Linkner also explores the history—the great rise, unprecedented fall, and now rebirth—of his beloved hometown, Detroit. First rising to greatness as the result of breathtaking innovation, Detroit had generations of booming growth before succumbing to apathy, atrophy, and finally bankruptcy. Now, the city is rising from the ashes and driving sustainable success through an intense focus on reinvention. Linkner brings an insider's view of this incredible story of grit, determination, and creativity, sharing his perspective on Detroit's successes and setbacks as a profound example of large-scale organizational and personal transformation. Change is inevitable. You need to decide: Will you drive that change, or be driven away by it? Will you disrupt or be disrupted? By choosing to deliberately reimagine your own status quo, you can secure a strong future for both your company and your career.
... Salinas painted a dramatic picture of the death throes of those states that were not: Reform was an ideology and conviction during my period in ...
Author: Gavin O'Toole
Publisher: Oxford University Press
The Reinvention of Mexico explores the ideological conflict between neoliberalism and nationalism that has been at the core of economic and political developments in Latin America since the mid-1980s. It focuses on Mexico, which offers a unique opportunity to study one of the ruptures in 20th-century political thought that has come to define an era of unprecedented globalization. The book examines how neoliberals dismantling the statist economy in Mexico under President Carlos Salinas de Gortari (1988-94) confronted the dominant, official ideology upon which the country's development had hitherto been based: revolutionary nationalism. It also considers how intellectuals and the main political forces to the left and right of the PRI grappled with the issues generated by the climate of market reform, in a period when there appeared to be few ideological alternatives to it, and the broader effort to reconcile economic liberalism with revolutionary nationalism that Salinas was attempting. Showing that the case of Mexico during the 1990s had important implications for the study of nationalism, the book offers timely insights into national responses to globalization and the form taken by debates about the most appropriate vision of political economy in Latin America. The highly contested result of Mexico's 2006 election demonstrated the extent to which the fateful ideological conflict between neoliberalism and nationalism remains unresolved.