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Hollywood Irish:John Ford, Abbey Actors and the Irish Revival in Hollywood Adrian Frazier
The short stories of Irish writers appeal to audiences far beyond the shores of Eire. In this second rich selection, we bring you the comic genius of Le Fanu in ´´The Ghost and the Bonesetter´´; a slice of Dublin life from the refreshingly original pen of James Joyce; a tale of love and honour from Ireland´s hungry times in ´´The Stolen Sheep´´; George Moore´s evocative masterpiece about a countryman returning home to Ireland from a slum in ´´The Bowery´´; and C.E. Montague´s cynical revelations about the dubious methods of English newspapermen covering an Irish funeral.These stories, in turn atmospheric, spookily funny, full of intriguing characters, picturesque, and touching, are steeped in the Irish delight in story-telling and cover an intriguing century of Irish city and country life.With his wonderfully rich voice and expertise at story-telling, narrator T.P. McKenna, the well-known Irish actor, brings an authentic flavour to this audiobook. 1. Language: English. Narrator: T.P. McKenna. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/csaw/000052de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Irish are arguably the most literate people in the world. The number of famous Irish authors, from Joyce to Trevor and from Goldsmith to O´Brien, is a clear testimony to that. In this rich selection, we have concentrated on some of the early Irish writers who were particularly adept at the difficult art of writing good short stories. They range from Gerald Griffin´s chilling tale, ´´The Brown Man´´, to the delicate and closely observed ´´Araby´´, taken from James Joyce´s Dubliners, about adolescent sexual awakening. Also included are Oscar Wilde´s stylish and witty story ´´The Model Millionaire´´, about a young man on whom good fortune smiles; Oliver Goldsmith´s ´´Adventures of a Strolling Player´´, a compressed narrative of a peripatetic existence; Sheridan Le Fanu´s story about the ´´Faustian´´ Sir Dominick Sarsfield; William Castleton´s wily distiller Bob Pentland and his outwitting of the excide man; and Agnes Castle´s romantic Rosanna. They combine in a distinctive potpourri of stories written by Irish story tellers and inspired by Irish life and character. With his wonderfully rich voice and expertise at story-telling, narrator T.P. McKenna, the well-known Irish actor, brings an authentic flavour to this audiobook. 1. Language: English. Narrator: T.P. McKenna. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/csaw/000051de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the mind of Walter Koenig (Star Trek: The Original Series, Babylon 5) comes Buck Alice and the Actor-Robot - a science-fiction comedy unlike anything you´ve ever heard before! When an alien invasion annihilates most of humanity, it´s up to a small pocket of survivors to restart civilization. There´s just one problem: they´re all losers. From an Irish pub to the Florida Everglades, from the outermost reaches of space to the innermost regions of the mind, join a rag-tag group of humans and aliens as they face the end of one way of life and the beginning of another. Packed with absurdity, pathos, wry observations, about human nature, and a story that will keep you on your toes until the final word, Buck Alice is an emotional journey you´ll want to take again and again. With a full-cast, a sweeping original music score, and thousands of sound effects, the award winning Colonial Radio Theatre on the Air proudly presents a black comedy with a heart that pumps slightly acidic blood. Grab a manhole cover and prepare yourself for a story that begins when all others end - Buck Alice and the Actor-Robot! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Walter Koenig, The Colonial Radio Players. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/002554de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Featuring original essays by leading scholars in the field, this book explores the immense legacy of women playwrights in Irish theatre since the beginning of theTwentieth century. Chapters consider the intersecting contexts of gender, sexuality and the body in order to investigate the broader cultural, political and historical implications of representing woman on the stage. In addition, a number of essays engage with representations of women by a selection of male playwrights in order to re-evaluate familiar contexts and traditions in Irish drama. Features a Foreword by Marina Carr and a useful appendix of Irish women playwrights and their works. MARINA CARR Playwright JANELLE REINELT Professor of Performance Studies, Warwick University, UK PAUL MURPHY Lecturer in Drama Studies, Queens University Belfast, UK VELMA ODONOGHUE GREENE Doctoral candidate, School of Drama, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland CATHY LEENEY Lecturer in Drama, University College Dublin, Ireland LISA FITZPATRICK Lecturer in Drama, University of Ulster at Magee, UK ANNA MCMULLAN Chair of Drama, Queens University Belfast, UK MARK PHELAN Lecturer in Drama Studies, Queens University Belfast, UK EAMONN JORDAN Lecturer in Performing Arts, Institute of Technology, Sligo, Ireland RACHEL ORIORDAN Lecturer in Drama Studies, Queens University Belfast, UK ENRICA CERQUONI Teaching Fellow, Drama Studies Centre, University College Dublin, Ireland ANTHONY ROCHE Associate Professor, School of English and Drama, University College Dublin, Ireland BRIAN SINGLETON Head of the School of Drama, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland OLWEN FOUÉRÉ Actor associated with the company Operating Theatre
Six Gaelic tales of wonder and adventure, read in an authentic brogue by actor Des Keogh, transport wee listeners to a magic world of leprechauns and giants. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Des Keogh. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/dovr/000040de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Rachel Ford has returned to Kilbrook to take revenge on the bullies who ruined her childhood and destroyed her family. Australian actor Finn MacKenzie sets hearts fluttering when he arrives in Kilbrook to help his aunt. Finn isn´t looking for love, but there´s a definite spark between them. Rachel is torn between her desire for revenge and this new love affair. Will he understand why she must keep her promise, no matter the cost? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Noreen Leighton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/howe/002314de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Dialect training for roleplayers, storytellers, and other casual pretenders.Add some kick to your characters with some quick and simple dialect training. Paul Meier has been training actors for over 25 years and now offers his experience to the casual pretender in these entertaining presentations. You will find accent tips, colloquialisms, and charismatic character concepts that will add to your storytelling, roleplaying, or cosplay.Each presentation includes an overview of the common sounds you will hear in the dialect and exercised in several hilarious encounters you might find in your stories or games. Paul Meier is as entertaining as he is informative, making this program easy to listen to again and again. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Meier. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bigh/000189de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Born in a Dublin tenement in the middle of the 20th century, this dead-poor, curious Irish girl escaped to Paris when she was 17 with the help of a nun, a Hollywood actor, and a kind stranger. There she was accepted into the emigre community blacklisted in the McCarthy era. She met James Baldwin and Ring Lardner, Jr.; Ruth Gordon gave her a fur coat. Still restless and full of dreams she spent years working her way around the world. On a ship bound for Egypt with her year-old daughter Aisling she fell in love with a radical longshoreman from San Francisco. The memoir Longing for Elsewhere explores the themes entangled in her journey: identity, adventure, creativity, the burdens of history, and the passion for justice. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Renee Gibbons. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/017939de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.