Goya's Ghost

Five Plays

Author: Blake Jerome Everitt

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781548317744

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Page: 212

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In writing described as powerful and courageous, these five plays 'represent the birth of a new voice, one unseduced by the fashionable complacencies of the age, one unafraid of what the light of truth might show, one humble before the mystery. Goya's Ghost shows us the dark aspect of the family, the woundedness that is inherited from it, and the aspect of occlusion of spiritual vitality that Celtic Christendom suffered from its subsuming in the culture of the neighbouring island. The Basques presents a more terrible crushing of an indigenous culture, more terrible because it was carried out by a state in the modern sense of the word. It provokes thought about the state, laying bare its tendency to substitute control for trust, conformity for respect' - Luke Bell, author of The Meaning of Blue: Recovering a Contemplative Spirit (Angelico Press 2014).
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Joseph Goldyne

The Pull of the Eye, the Play of the Hand

Author: Joseph R. Goldyne,Eric Denker,etc.,Thomas H. Garver,Robert Flynn Johnson,Andrew Stevens

Publisher: Hudson Hills

ISBN: 9780886750732

Category: Art

Page: 304

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This beautifully illustrated monograph explores the drawings and paintings of Joseph Goldyne. The tactile quality of Goldyne's work is evident in both the ink drawings and paintings of books and clothing. 227 colour illustrations
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The Ghouls of Calle Goya

Author: Owen Jones

Publisher: XinXii

ISBN: 3961423571

Category: Fiction

Page: 227

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When Frank, a staid, middle-aged, confirmed bachelor takes his diplomat Thai wife to a friend’s apartment on the Costa del Sol for their dream honeymoon, they are in Nirvana... until the ghouls of a secret Scandinavian society torment the superstitious young woman to the point of seeking death to end her suffering. The Ghouls of Calle Goya is the perplexing story of how Evil can result from the happiest of circumstances and good intentions, and how madness can be the result. Based on a true story.
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Contemporary Spanish Gothic

Author: Ann Davies

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 147440300X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 208

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Examines Spain's contribution to international interest in Gothic culture, film and literatureWith the success of novels such as The Shadow of the Wind and films like The Others, contemporary Spanish culture has contributed a great deal to the imagery and experience of the Gothic, although such contributions are not always recognised as being specifically Spanish in origin. Contemporary Spanish Gothic is the first book to study how the Gothic mode intersects with cultural production in Spain today, considering some of the ways in which such production feeds off and simultaneously feeds into Gothic production more widely. Examining the works of writers and filmmakers like Carlos Ruiz ZafAn, Arturo PA(c)rez-Reverte, Pedro AlmodAvar and Alejandro AmenA!bar, as well as the further reaches of Spanish Gothic influence in the Twilight film series, the book considers images and themes like the mad surgeon and the vulnerable body, the role of the haunted house, and the heritage biopics of Francisco de Goya.
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Watching Shakespeare on Television

Author: Herbert R. Coursen

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

ISBN: 9780838635216

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 198

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Watching Shakespeare on Television looks at Shakespeare as a cultural phenomenon and at the videocassette as "text" - that is, as an object fixed in time as well as in its assumptions about its medium. Even films made to be shown at a cinema are also designed to become cassettes for the vast "secondary" market. H. R. Coursen's study of Shakespearean films and television productions includes such classics as Olivier's Hamlet and Brook's and Welles's King Lear, as well as more recent productions such as Kevin Kline's and Mel Gibson's Hamlets, Kenneth Branagh's Henvy V, and Peter Greenaway's version of The Tempest, Prospero's Books. Shakespeare's scripts are designed to be "open to interpretation." That openness is not the invention of disciples of Foucault or Derrida. The "meaning" of a Shakespeare script can never be fixed; rather, it is a temporal quality that shows how a script reflects, reinterprets, or reemphasizes the cultural and ideological assumptions of a particular moment in history. Shakespeare remains popular, as Branagh's Henry V, Zeffirelli's Hamlet, and a proliferation of Shakespeare's festivals prove. The energy known as Shakespeare cannot be isolated from the culture that constantly reappropriates the scripts and creates new audiences for them. Shakespeare "works" on television because television is a linguistic medium, and because we are becoming accustomed to the diminished scale of the television (and the videocassette), as opposed to the grander dimensions of cinema. Shakespeare survives domestication, but in ways that demand investigation about why and how the scripts can work on television, and about the nature of this medium when it is charged with Shakespearean energy. Watching Shakespeare on Television looks at Gertrude, a character often clear in performance even if "unwritten" in the script, and at Hamlet's disquisition to Yorick's skull, subject to a wide range of options and interpretations. Other subjects covered are "style" in A Midsummer Night's Dream, particularly the 1982 ART production; the advantages film has over studio productions; and editing scripts for television, with a focus on the Nunn Othello and the Kline Hamlet. In the latter production, long takes contrast with the quicksilver montage technique of Zeffirelli's film version. Another chapter examines Othello as a script demanding a black actor in the lead, and it looks at the Nunn and Suzman versions as cases in point. Closure in Hamlet is analyzed as well: television, the modern medium of political closure, tends to include Fortinbras, as opposed to film which usually excludes him. Another chapter evaluates Prospero's Books, where the importation of television to film tends to erase film's field of depth and results in no improvement, regardless of the trumpeted "technological breakthrough" of high-definition television. Finally, the book peers into the future of Shakespeare's moving image, with attention paid to Peter Donaldson's Interactive Archive at M.I.T.
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Ken Jennings's Trivia Almanac

8,888 Questions in 365 Days

Author: Ken Jennings

Publisher: Villard

ISBN: 9780345504722

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 544

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Ken Jennings’s Trivia Almanac is the ingeniously organized book where, for a change, the all-time Jeopardy! champ gets to ask the questions–and where every day of the year will give you the chance to test your trivia mettle. For example–February 21: In 1912, on this day, Teddy Roosevelt coined the political phrase “hat in the ring,” so Ken Jennings fires off a series of “ring” questions. What two NFL quarterbacks have four Super Bowl rings each?* What rings are divided by the Cassini Division?** Also on this date, in 1981, the “goth” music scene was born in London, so here’s a quiz on black-clad icons like Darth Vader, Johnny Cash, and Zorro. Do you know the secret identities of Ivanhoe’s Black Knight*** or Men in Black’s Agent M****? In this ultimate book for trivia buffs and other assorted know-it-alls, the 365 entries feature “This Day in History” factoids, trivia quizzes, and questions categorized by Jennings as “Easy,” “Hard,” and “Yeah, Good Luck.” Topics cover every subject under the sun, from paleontology to mixology, sports feats to Bach suites, medieval popes to daytime soaps. This addictive gathering of facts, oddities, devilishly clever quizzes, and other flights of fancy will make each day a fun and intriguing new challenge. From the Hardcover edition.
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