An Actor´s Reminiscences:And Other Poems (Classic Reprint) George Barlow
The Actor´s Art:Theatrical Reminiscences, Methods of Study and Advice to Aspirants, Specially Contributed by Leading Actors of the Day (Classic Reprint) John Alexander Hammerton
Dramatic Reminiscences:Or Actors and Actresses in England and America (Classic Reprint) George Vandenhoff
Dramatic reminiscences:Actors and actresses in England and America George Vandenhoff, Henry Seymour Carleton
Ted Swartz and his Ted & Company TheaterWorks team are known for blending Bible stories with comedy and poignancy, and pushing the envelope on issues of faith and social justice. But who is Ted Swartz? Follow along in this engaging memoir as Swartz finds his way as a middle child in an eastern Pennsylvania traditional Mennonite home to his early work in the family butcher shop. Journey with Ted through the decision of uprooting his young family to attend seminary and then embracing life as a writer and actor. Get a glimpse into the friendship that led to the formation of the popular acting duo Ted & Lee. This uniquely honest backstage tour of an artist´s life and mind combines side-splitting reminiscences, heart-rending accounts of loss, and touching stories of restored faith and love. Swartz´s engaging humor blends with his own stories of triumph and tragedy, and helps readers understand their own sense of place and how they´re shaped by those around them. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ted Swartz. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/005201/bk_acx0_005201_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
On a quiet fall evening in the small, peaceful town of Mill Valley, California, Dr. Miles Bennell discovers an insidious, horrifying plot. Silently, subtly, almost imperceptibly, alien life-forms are taking over the bodies and minds of his neighbors, his friends, his family, the woman he loves, and the world as he knows it. This classic 1955 thriller of the triumph of the human spirit over an invisible enemy inspired the acclaimed 1956 film, directed by Don Siegel and named one of Time magazine´s 100 Best Films. Blackstone´s edition is read by Don Siegel´s son, actor-director Kristoffer Tabori, an Emmy and Audie Award winner, and concludes with the narrator´s insider reminiscences of his father´s work on the film. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kristoffer Tabori. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/002269/bk_blak_002269_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
John Wayne was one of Hollywood´s most famous and most successful actors, but he was more than that. He became a symbol of America itself. He epitomized the Western film, which for many people epitomized America. He identified with conservative political causes from the early 1930s to his death in 1979, making him a hero to one generation of Americans and a villain to another. But unlike fellow actor Ronald Reagan, Wayne had no interest in politics as a career. Like many stars, he altered his life story, claiming to have become an actor almost by accident when in fact he had studied drama and aspired to act for most of his youth. He married three times, all to Latina women, and conducted a lengthy affair with Marlene Dietrich, as unlikely a romantic partner as one could imagine for the Duke. Wayne projected dignity, integrity, and strength in all his films, even when his characters were flawed, and whatever character he played was always prepared to confront injustice in his own way. More than thirty years after his death, he remains the standard by which male stars are judged and an actor whose morally unambiguous films continue to attract sizeable audiences. Scott Eyman interviewed Wayne, as well as many family members, and he has drawn on previously unpublished reminiscences from friends and associates of the Duke in this biography, as well as documents from his production company that shed light on Wayne´s business affairs. He traces Wayne from his childhood to his stardom in Stagecoach and dozens of films after that. Eyman perceptively analyzes Wayne´s relationship with John Ford, the director with whom he´s most associated and who made some of Wayne´s greatest films. Wayne was self-aware. He once said, ´´I’ve played the kind of man I’d like to have been.´´ It´s that man and the real John Wayne who are brilliantly profiled in Scott Eyman´s insightful biography of a true American legend. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John McLain. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/019781/bk_adbl_019781_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. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Norman Dietz. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/000548/bk_tant_000548_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.