An Actor´s Guide--Making It in New York City: Glenn Alterman
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The Actors: Richard Schickel
Seeing like a city means recognizing that cities are living things made up of a tangle of networks, built up from the agency of countless actors. Cities must not be considered as expressions of larger paradigms or sites of human effort and organization alone. Within their density, size and sprawl can be found a world of symbols, bodies, buildings, technologies and infrastructures. It is the machine-like combination, interaction and confrontation of these different elements that make a city. Such a view locates urban outcomes and influences in the character of these networks, which together power urban life, allocating resources, shaping social opportunities, maintaining order and simply enabling life. More than the silent stage on which other powers perform, such networks represent the essence of the city. They also form an important political project, a politics of small interventions with large effects. The increasing evidence for an Anthropocene bears out the way in which humanity has stamped its footprint on the planet by constructing urban forms that act as systems for directing life in ways that create both immense power and immense constraint.
Stuart Leandro knows he´s washed up, both on the big screen and in his marriage. Then, when things take an even bigger turn for the worse one night, he winds up blind drunk and lost in a foreign city. Thankfully, someone´s there to rescue him before his face ends up plastered all over the tabloids. Wary of the motives of the reclusive stranger who brings the fading star into the quiet shelter of a hip but isolated loft, Stuart nonetheless can´t deny his curiosity...or his attraction. Tim is unlike anyone the actor has ever met, but underneath the mystery and quiet attempts at invisibility, Stuart discovers someone whose life has been intertwined with his own for years. Neither could have predicted that Tim´s act of kindness would lead to one of the most intense encounters of their lives - but, are they willing to weather the media storm their extraordinary relationship will cause? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nick J. Russo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/078719de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Dedication Exercises of the Actors´ Monument to Edgar Allan Poe:Sculptured by Richard Henry and Unveiled in the Metropolitan Museum of Art New-York City, Monday, May 4, 1885 (Classic Reprint) Metropolitan Museum Of Art
Novelist Jay McInerney and actress Eva Marie Saint on this edition of Fresh Air. Jay McInerney broke onto the literary scene with his best selling novel Bright Lights, Big City, about the excesses of the a Manhattan yuppie in the 1980s. His new book is a collection of essays about the pleasure of wine. It´s called Bacchus & Me: Adventures in the Wine Cellar. Actress Eva Marie Saint starred opposite Marlon Brando in the 1954 film On the Waterfront, and won an academy award for her portrayal of his convent-reared girlfriend. Later she and Cary Grant teamed up for Alfred Hitchcock´s North by Northwest. Saint studied at the famed Actors Studio whose alumni include Brando, Paul Newman, Marilyn Monroe, and Dennis Hopper. This Sunday she stars in the CBS Sunday Movie, Papa´s Angels. (Broadcast Date: November 30, 2000) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Terry Gross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/whyy/001130de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This book explores the growing role of cities and regions as sub-national actors in shaping global governance. Far from being merely carried along by global forces, cities have become active players in making and maintaining the networks and connections that give shape to contemporary globalization. Exploring examples from Europe, North America and beyond, the authors reconcile the two separate, yet complimentary, theoretical and analytical lenses adopted by Urban Studies and International Relations, as they address the nature of cities and internationality. The authors challenge academic debate that is reluctant to cross disciplinary boundaries and thus offer more relevant answers to the new phenomenon of international city action, and how it weakens the traditional prerogative of the state as primary actor in the international realm. Conclusions focus on how this new internationality opens opportunities for cities and regions but also contains potential pitfalls that can constrain policy options and challenge the legitimacy of policy making at all scales. Tassilo Herrschel is Associate Professor (Reader) at the University of Westminster, UK. He has published widely on international comparative city-regional governance and economic policy in the context of globalisation. Tassilo is an Associate Fellow at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium, and also a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and of the Regional Studies Association. Currently, he serves on the editorial board of European Urban and Regional Studies. Peter Newman is Emeritus Professor at the University of Westminster, UK. His previous books have focussed on the governance and planning of cities and regions in Europe and on the particular challenges facing world cities.
Paralympic gold medallist Chris Waddell and actor Guy Pearce on this edition of Fresh Air. Chris Waddell has won metals in both the winter and summer Paralympic Games, competing as both an alpine mono-skier and a wheelchair racer. Waddell is currently competing in the Paralympics in Salt Lake City. He has already won a silver medal this week. Guy Pearce is currently starring in the films The Time Machine and The Count of Monte Cristo. His other movies include Memento, LA Confidential, Rules of Engagement, and The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. His first big acting break came in the 1980s, when he starred in an Australian syndicated TV series called Neighbours. (Broadcast Date: March 13, 2002) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Terry Gross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/whyy/020313de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
I once was told there are three kinds of men I should never marry. Working actors. Non-working actors. Between jobs actors. That describes my husband to a T. For twenty years, I hung in with this guy. Supported him, massaged his ego, responded to his every whim, cried with him, rejoiced with him, and had his children. And, all the while, gave up my career in theater and film so I could stand by him until at last he knew success. And with his success came adulation, and with adulation, came sexual affairs, and with sexual affairs came divorce. If the marriage was hell, divorce proceedings were Armageddon. He did everything to intimidate me, belittle me and frighten me. Do I regret that I never married the boy back home? Absolutely not. If had stayed in Huron, South Dakota, I would have missed the experiences with: Marilyn Monroe, Mel Brooks, Vivian Blaine, Hume Cronyn, Jessica Tandy, Daniel Mann, Jacqueline Onassis, Roy Scheider, Kurt Vonnegut and a summer living with Veronica Lake. Movie fans asked me to tell what happened behind the scenes in Carnival of Souls, a movie that became a cult classic and a success twenty years after it was made. Carnival of Souls is shown once a year in London as part of The British Film Societys repertoire that considers it as one of the 100 most important films of all times. My odyssey began when I attended the University of Iowa, Iowa City then, a year after graduating from The American Theatre Wing, I danced at NYCs Copacabana before gangsters and celebrities as one of the World Famous Copa Girls. At the same time, I was accepted into Lee Strasbergs acting classes. It was there I met my charming future husband. How could I ever have guessed that years later, he would file for a divorce during the longest Screen Actors Guild strike in the unions history. And that is just ACT ONE - Candace Hilligoss is the Competition Coordinator for the Beverly Hills Theatre Guild--Julie Harris Playwright Award. This is the largest competition for new plays in the U.S. She is also familiar to audiences for the movie Carnival of Souls. After that she toured in a number of plays:A Streetcar Named Desire, Idiots Delight, The Boyfriend, and appeared at Arena Stage in Washington D.C. and at Olney Playhouse, Olney, MD. Playwrights Jerome Lawrence and Robert Lee cast her in their Broadway play, Turn On the Night opposite Joseph Wiseman. For a couple of theaters, she repeated her Marilyn Monroe roles in Bus Stop and The Seven Year Itch.