Samuel Beckett's Theatre in America

The Legacy of Alan Schneider as Beckett's American Director

Author: N. Bianchini

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137439866

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 204

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A study of the 30-year collaboration between playwright Samuel Beckett and director Alan Schneider, Bianchini reconstructs their shared American productions between 1956 and 1984. By examining how Beckett was introduced to American audiences, this book leads into a wider historical discussion of American theatre in the mid-to-late 20th century.
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Crossover Picturebooks

A Genre for All Ages

Author: Sandra L. Beckett

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136577025

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 398

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This book situates the picturebook genre within the widespread international phenomenon of crossover literature, examining an international corpus of picturebooks — including artists’ books, wordless picturebooks, and celebrity picturebooks — that appeal to readers of all ages. Focusing on contemporary picturebooks, Sandra Beckett shows that the picturebook has traditionally been seen as a children’s genre, but in the eyes of many authors, illustrators, and publishers, it is a narrative form that can address any and all age groups. Innovative graphics and formats as well as the creative, often complex dialogue between text and image provide multiple levels of meaning and invite readers of all ages to consider texts that are primarily marketed as children’s books. The interplay of text and image that distinguishes the picturebook from other forms of fiction and makes it a unique art form also makes it the ultimate crossover genre. Crossover picturebooks are often very complex texts that are challenging for adults as well as children. Many are characterized by difficult "adult" themes, genre blending, metafictive discourse, intertextuality, sophisticated graphics, and complex text-image interplay. Exciting experiments with new formats and techniques, as well as novel interactions with new media and technologies have made the picturebook one of the most vibrant and innovative contemporary literary genres, one that seems to know no boundaries. Crossover Picturebooks is a valuable addition to the study of a genre that is gaining increasing recognition and appreciation, and contributes significantly to the field of children’s literature as a whole.
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Kendig's Disorders of the Respiratory Tract in Children E-Book

Author: Robert W. Wilmott,Andrew Bush,Robin R Deterding,Felix Ratjen,Peter Sly,Heather Zar,Albert Li

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323555950

Category: Medical

Page: 1150

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Now in a fully updated 9th Edition, Kendig's Disorders of the Respiratory Tract in Children, by Drs. Robert Wilmott, Andrew Bush, Robin Deterding, and Felix Ratjen, continues to provide authoritative, evidence-based information to residents, fellows, and practitioners in this wide-ranging specialty. Bringing key knowledge from global experts together in one easy-to-understand volume, it covers everything from the latest basic science and its relevance to today’s clinical issues, to improving patient outcomes for the common and rare respiratory problems found in newborns and children worldwide. Uses succinct, straightforward text, numerous tables and figures, summaries at the end of each chapter, and more than 500 full-color images to convey key information in an easy-to-digest manner. Contains new chapters reflecting expanding knowledge on the respiratory complications of Down syndrome and other genetic disorders, modern molecular therapies for cystic fibrosis and asthma, and pulmonary embolism and thromboembolic disease. Features a new templated format with more descriptive headings and bulleted text for quick reference and navigation. Covers today’s key issues, including the genetic basis of respiratory disease, new and emerging respiratory infections, interstitial lung diseases in infants and young children, technology and diagnostic techniques for pulmonary function tests, emerging lung infections, and new therapies for cystic fibrosis and asthma. Provides up-to-date instruction on important procedures, such as bronchoscopy and pulmonary function testing. Highlights the knowledge and expertise of three new editors, as well as more than 100 world authorities in the fields of pediatrics, pulmonology, neurology, microbiology, cardiology, physiology, diagnostic imaging, critical care, otolaryngology, allergy, and surgery.
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Nora Roberts The Stanislaskis Series Books 1-3

Taming Natasha\Luring a Lady\Falling for Rachel

Author: Nora Roberts

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1459296451

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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Beloved #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts is back with three more classic novels in her cherished Stanislaski family saga. TAMING NATASHA Natasha Stanislaski left her youthful indiscretions far behind when she settled for a quiet life running a successful toy store in rural West Virginia. But then brash Spence Kimball and his adorable little girl joined forces to nudge their way into her shop…and her closely guarded heart. Sensing that a hidden wound was behind Natasha's steely defenses, Spence aimed to draw out the gentler side he knew was beneath the surface. Slowly her pain gave way to passion. But when he vowed to love her always, she pulled away once more. What would it take to tame her fears once and for all? LURING A LADY Nothing in Sydney Hayward's background of wealth and privilege had prepared her to take the helm of her family's corporation. Her overflowing new responsibilities left no room for complications—and Mikhail Stanislaski was definitely a complication. Sydney had learned the hard way that she could never love anyone—least of all, this masculine stranger who came from a world so different from her own. Still, the way she felt when he put his hands on her made her doubt her resolve to remain alone. This gifted man seemed to have a rare talent for luring even a reluctant lady into his arms…. FALLING FOR RACHEL Landlocked in Manhattan, rugged seaman Zack Muldoon needed a tough, no-nonsense lawyer to save his kid brother's delinquent hide. Public defender Rachel Stanislaski was not what he had in mind—until he discovered there was a lot more to the beautiful, coolheaded attorney than met the eye…and found himself falling for her, hook, line and sinker.
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Umbral #4

Author: Antony Johnston

Publisher: Image Comics

ISBN: N.A

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 32

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"AND BLACK WATERS REMAIN" Rascal is trapped in the Umbral, Dalone is down and out, and a certain pirate ghost has vengeance on his mind! THE PARANOID DARK FANTASY CONTINUES!
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