Objects as Actors:Props and the Poetics of Performance in Greek Tragedy Melissa Mueller
The Broadway musical The Producers has opened on Broadway, based on the Mel Brooks movie. It stars Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick. Hear an archive interview with Mel Brooks. Chicago´s Steppenwolf Theatre´s production of One Flew Over the Cuckoo´s Nest is also on Broadway. Listen to interviews with actor Gary Sinise who stars in it, and director Terry Kinney. Steppenwolf is an actor-driven theatre company known for its ensemble acting, and cutting-edge acting style. (Broadcast Dates: July 30, 1999 and September 20, 2000) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Terry Gross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/whyy/010420de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
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. 1. 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´´. 1. 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. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nick Offerman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/002218de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Because Audible was not granted digital audio rights to today´s issue of Fresh Air, we have selected a great interview with British comedian, stand-up performer, and actor Eddie Izzard from the Fresh Air archive. Izzard has won over fans with his quirky comedy and his cross-dressing. The Chicago Tribune says, ´´Izzard lives up to his billing. He´s very bright, very fast, and very hip.´´ As an actor, Izzard has appeared in the films Mystery Men, The Avengers, and Velvet Goldmine. (Original Broadcast Date: May 30, 2000) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Terry Gross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/whyy/031128de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This book examines the conflict surrounding the latest redevelopment frontier in Chicago: the citys South Side blues clubs and blocks. Like Chicago, cities such as Cleveland, St. Louis, Boston, Washington D.C., Indianapolis, Milwaukee, and Philadelphia are experiencing a new redevelopment machine: one of tyrannizing and fear. Its actors are adroit at working via the creation of fear to terror-redevelop in these historically neglected neighborhoods. The book also discusses the powerful race and class-based politics in Chicagos blues clubs that resist such change. A leisure as resistance framework represents the latest innovative form of opposition to the transformation of these historic sites. David Wilson is Professor of Geography, Urban Planning, African American Studies, and Criticism and Interpretive Theory at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA.