Shakespeare and the Actors:The Stage Business in His Plays (1660-1905) Arthur Colby Sprague
Technological Advancements and the Impact of Actor-Network Theory: Arthur Tatnall
Arthur Lessac´s Embodied Actor Training: Melissa Hurt
Economic Actors, Economic Behaviors, and Presidential Leadership:The Constrained Effects of Rhetoric C. Damien Arthur
A Cosmopolitan Actor, David Garrick and His French Friends (Classic Reprint): Frank Arthur Hedgcock
In this riveting and surprising personal history, John Lithgow shares a backstage view of his own struggle, crisis, and discovery, revealing the early life and career that took place out of the public eye. Above all Lithgow’s memoir is a tribute to his most important influence: his father, Arthur Lithgow, who, as an actor, director, producer, and great lover of Shakespeare, brought theater to John’s boyhood. From bedtime stories to Arthur’s illustrious productions, performance and storytelling were constant and cherished parts of family life. Drama details with poignancy and sharp recollection the moments that introduced a budding young actor to the undeniable power of theater. Before Lithgow gained fame with films like The World According to Garp and television shows like 3rd Rock from the Sun, his early years were full of scenes both hilarious and bittersweet. His ruminations on the nature of theater, film acting, and storytelling cut to the heart of why actors are driven to perform, and why people are driven to watch them do it. Lithgow chronicles the harrowing moments of his past, reflecting with moving candor on friends made and lost, mistakes large and small, and the powerful love of a father who set him on the road to a life onstage. Illuminating, funny, affecting, and thoroughly engrossing, Drama raises the curtain on the making of one of our most beloved actors. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Lithgow. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/002647/bk_harp_002647_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Life of William Terriss:Actor (Classic Reprint) Arthur J. Smythe
Players of the Period:A Series of Anecdotal, Biographical, and Critical Monographs of the Leading English Actors of the Day (Classic Reprint) Arthur Goddard
Patriotism and Popular Education:With Some Thoughts Upon English Work and English Play, Our Evening Amusements, Shakespeare and the Condition of Our Theatres, Slang, Children on the Stage, the Training of Actors, English Politics, Before the War, Nationa Henry Arthur Jones
Praise for Nick Offerman narrating Mark Twain: ´´Offerman’s Illinois-raised voice and actor’s talent suit him ideally to channel Mark Twain.” (The New York Times Book Review) ´´There’s something about his wry Midwestern merriment that aspires to Twainishness.” (Men’s Journal) ´´It’s a melding of sardonic voices: Mark Twain, meet Nick Offerman.” (The Wall Street Journal) With his trademark mirth and boundless charisma, actor Nick Offerman brought the loveable shenanigans of Twain´s adolescent hero to life in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Now, in yet another virtuosic performance, the actor proves that despite being separated by a span of over a century, his connection to the author and his work is undeniable and that theirs is a timeless collaboration that should not be missed. Trading in the idyllic banks of Twain´s Mississippi for medieval England, Offerman regales listeners with one of American literature´s foremost satires and the author´s most inventive and darkly funny pieces of fiction. Hank Morgan is the archetype of modern man in 19th-century New England: adept at his trade as a mechanic, innovative, forward thinking. So when a blow to the head inexplicably sends him back in time 1300 years and places him in Camelot, instead of despair, he feels emboldened by the prospect placed before him and sets out to modernize and improve the lives of his fellow citizens. But, in order to do so, he´ll need to contend with brash nobles, superstitious nincompoops, and a conniving, blowhard wizard. While time travel has become a common trope in storytelling today, in Twain´s time it was truly a novel idea; all the more imaginative when you consider how it´s used for satirical effect. A thinly veiled critique of the political and social institutions that impede progress and a scathing condemnation of the naiveté that allows them to thrive, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur´s Court 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nick Offerman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/029631/bk_adbl_029631_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.