Objects as Actors:Props and the Poetics of Performance in Greek Tragedy Melissa Mueller
Social Capital in Development Planning updates and advances the debate on social capital, through the analysis of the application of the concept of social capital to programs for sustainable and smart socio-economic development; empirical findings; and a new paradigm for development planning. Author Raffaella Y. Nanetti: Raffaella Y. Nanetti is Professor Emerita of Urban Planning and Policy at the University of Illinois at Chicago, USA, where she taught courses in international and community development. She is Senior Researcher at Esoc-Lab, London and Associate at the National Research Council, Italy. She has directed community projects in the Balkans, Europe, and the USA, and has published extensively. Author Catalina Holguin: Catalina Holguin is Associate Researcher at the Economic and Social Cohesion Laboratory, UK. She has a PhD in Social Capital and Education Policy from the London School of Economics, UK. She has experience in European research projects on social capital, social cohesion, EU policies, and multilevel governance. Holguin is currently working on social capital and development in post-conflict societies.
Reality is stranger than fiction when seven 1960s radicals refuse to behave in Judge Julius Hoffman´s courtroom. Based on actual trial transcripts and starring a cast of top Chicago actors, this play centers on events following the protests and riots during the 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago. Language: English. Narrator: David Schwimmer, George Murdock, full cast. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/latw/000004de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Here are 12 episodes of the horror and mystery series written and produced by radio announcers beginning in 1946. There were several series under the Hall of Fantasy banner, all produced by Richard Thorne. The first originated from radio station KALL in Salt Lake City. Richard Thorne and Carl Greyson were announcers for the station and coproduced the bare-bones horror series beginning in 1946. Written or adapted by Robert Olson and directed by Thorne, the stories were mostly murder mysteries with traditional endings. This first series ended in 1947 when Thorne and Greyson went their separate ways. The Hall of Fantasy was revived in 1949, when by pure coincidence, Thorne and Greyson found themselves working together at WGN in Chicago. This time, the series featured stories with shocking endings involving struggles against the supernatural in which man was usually the loser. In Chicago, actor Don Ameche´s brother, Jim Ameche, sometimes appeared in the episodes. In 1952, The Hall of Fantasy went nationwide over the Mutual network, with Thorne writing original horror stories and also adapting classics of literature, including Robert Louis Stevenson´s ´´Markheim´´ and Edgar Allan Poe´s ´´The Cask of Amontillado´´ and ´´The Tell-Tale Heart´´. Episodes included are: ´´The Perfect Script´´, ´´The Judge´s House´´, ´´Man-Size, in Marble´´, ´´Markheim´´, ´´The Mark of Shame´´, ´´The Cask of Amontillado´´, ´´The Black Figurine of Death´´, ´´The Night the Fog Came´´, ´´The Return from Death´´, ´´The Tell-Tale Heart´´, ´´Stone´s Revenge´´, and ´´The Castle of Lavoka´´. Language: English. Narrator: full cast. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/009115de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Parks and Recreation actor Nick Offerman shares his humorous fulminations on life, manliness, meat, and much more in his first book. Growing a perfect moustache, grilling red meat, wooing a woman - who better to deliver this tutelage than the always charming, always manly Nick Offerman, best known as Parks and Recreation´s Ron Swanson? Combining his trademark comic voice and very real expertise in woodworking - he runs his own woodshop - Paddle Your Own Canoe features tales from Offerman´s childhood in small-town Minooka, Illinois - ´´I grew up literally in the middle of a cornfield´´ - to his theater days in Chicago, beginnings as a carpenter/actor and the hilarious and magnificent seduction of his now-wife Megan Mullally. It also offers hard-bitten battle strategies in the arenas of manliness, love, style, religion, woodworking, and outdoor recreation, among many other savory entrees.A mix of amusing anecdotes, opinionated lessons and rants, sprinkled with offbeat gaiety, Paddle Your Own Canoe will not only tickle readers pink but may also rouse them to put down their smart phones, study a few sycamore leaves, and maybe even handcraft (and paddle) their own canoes. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Nick Offerman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/002218de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Israel is decimated by a civil war and lies in runes as a billowing, black column of smoke rises from a forest clearing. A three-story building, built under the tightest security ever known, is burning out of control. A GMC Suburban, containing one pregnant genetic designer and four genetically engineered children, races recklessly away from the burning structure. Twenty years later a vengeful genetic designer and five genetically engineered super humans join together to find the truth behind Israel´s destruction. These super-humans, three women and two men, were genetically created to possess superior minds, enormous strength, and lightning speed. Arrayed against them is a FBI double agent, a vicious international assassin, and the Mossad, who will stop at nothing to destroy the world with a viral Ethnic Weapon. Will the deadly man-made virus infect the ´´Five´´ once they enter the new and bizarre jungle of Israel? Can they discover their genetic designer´s secret agenda in time to stop it?or will they even want to? In this first installment of the Nina Steel Adventure series, Ray Hansen takes you on a wild and exciting ride with these five genetically engineered super humans. Travel with the ´´Five´´ from their early childhood at the top-secret genetic engineering facility hidden away in the forest of Maine to their strange reunion as adults in Chicago and on to Israel to meet their destiny.About the Players - This audio book was performed in audio drama format by four very talented actors, all well known on the Chicago stage for over 20 years, Mark Ulrich, Matt Penn, Cathy Nash and Mary Peterson. There were many challenges during production, not least of which was coming up with unique voices for the five primary characters, eight secondary characters and the twenty-five minor characters. It was truly amazing watching these actors, from the control room, shifting from one voice to another without missing a beat. Needing little direction the... ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Ulrich, Matt Penn, Mary Peterson, Cathy Nash. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/003954de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In 1950, NBC began broadcasting Nightbeat, considered one of the finest shows of its time, about Randy Stone, a reporter who covered the night beat for the Chicago Star with a unique blend of wit, compassion, and toughness. From murder to mystery, from heartache to hardboiled, every night brought a new story to Randy Stone. Radio Archives invites you to listen to six brand new Nightbeat stories in Nightbeat: Night Stories. This nostalgic collection of new tales for your listening pleasure comes alive courtesy of noted actor Michael C. Gwynne. Delivering each line with a mix of two fisted determination and humanity, Gwynne makes Randy Stone and his Chicago living, breathing realities for both Nightbeat fans and new listeners. Listen as 1950s Chicago comes alive when the sun sets on Nightbeat: Night Stories. Language: English. Narrator: Michael C. Gwynne. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/drms/001217de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
At nearly 95, Studs Terkel has written about everyone´s life, it seems, but his own. In Touch and Go, he offers a memoir that, embodying the spirit of the man himself, is youthful, vivacious, and enormous fun. Terkel begins by taking us back to his early childhood with his father, mother, and two older brothers, describing the hectic life of a family trying to earn a living in Chicago. He then goes on to recall his own experiences as a poll watcher charged with stealing votes for the Democratic machine, as a young theatergoer, and eventually as an actor himself in both radio and on the stage - giving us a brilliant and often hilarious portrait of the Chicago of the 1920s and 1930s. He tells of his beginnings as a disc jockey after World War II and as an interviewer and oral historian, a craft he would come to perfect and indeed personify. Finally, he discusses his involvement with progressive politics, leading inevitably to his travails during the McCarthy period, when he was blacklisted and thrown out of work, despite having become by then one of the country´s most popular television hosts. Fans of Studs Terkel will find much to discover in these remarkable reminiscences. Others will be captivated to learn of the unique and eclectic life of one of America´s greatest living legends. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Norman Dietz. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/000548de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.