Training the Actor´s Body:A Guide Dick McCaw
Charles Dickens and the stage; a record of his connection with the drama as playwright actor and critic: Thomas Edgar Pemberton
Narrating his riveting memoir, beloved actor Dick Van Patten reflects on his prolific career, vibrant life, and the people who shaped both. From growing up during the Great Depression when poverty and racially biased ideologies dominated America, to witnessing the advent of television and its subsequent influence on culture, Dick Van Patten´s life is a rich record of change and progress in America and Hollywood. Perhaps best known for his role playing the mild mannered ´´every-dad´´ in 70s sitcom Eight Is Enough, Dick Van Patten has appeared in thousands of television, film, and radio roles viewed by millions of people; he commenced his career by lighting up the Great White Way as a child star alongside Broadway staples such as Tallulah Bankhead, Melvyn Douglas, Alfred Lunt, and Lynn Fontanne, early influences who fueled his relentless thirst for acting and stardom. Van Patten divulges anecdotes both amusing and emotional; among them, he chronicles throwing back drinks with notorious Hollywood producer Robert Evans, forming his family´s close friendship with pop icon Farrah Fawcett, rooming with the legendary Burt Lancaster, and living next door to the eccentric Michael Jackson. Eighty Is Not Enough provides a look back on the evolution of entertainment in a manner rarely glimpsed - straight from the man who experienced it all. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dick Van Patten. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/pnix/000782/bk_pnix_000782_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Charles Dickens and the Stage:A Record of his Connection with the Drama as Playwright Actor and Critic Thomas Edgar Pemberton
Martin Short, one of today´s most inventive and popular comic actors, is best known for his work on Saturday Night Live, SCTV, and in the films The Three Amigos and The Father of the Bride. The creator of such memorable characters as Jiminy Glick, Ed Grimley, and Irving Cohen, Short returned to Broadway in the ´´alternate autobiography´´ Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me. Here he talks with Dick Cavett, the host of The Dick Cavett Show, which was a late-night talk-show home for top rock bands and comedy legends, such as Groucho Marx, Jack Benny, Bob Hope, and countless others. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dick Cavett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/nsty/000040/sp_nsty_000040_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Moby Dick is a powerful classic story of man´s obsession and revengeful nature written by Herman Melville. Captain Ahab, stomps around his ship on a peg leg that was caused by a huge whale called Moby Dick. Ahab is so crazed by his desire to kill the whale, that it becomes his sole reason for living. He is prepared to sacrifice everything, including his life, the lives of his crew members, and even his ship to find and destroy his nemesis, Moby Dick. Henry Hull, a much undervalued actor takes centre stage for this performance. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bob Sessions. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/copy/000036/bk_copy_000036_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Charles Dickens: A Life, the major new biography from the highly acclaimed Claire Tomalin, published for the 200th anniversary of his birth. Read by the actor Alex Jennings. Charles Dickens was a phenomenon: a demonically hardworking journalist, the father of ten children, a tireless walker and traveller, a supporter of liberal social causes, but most of all a great novelist - the creator of characters who live immortally in the English imagination: the Artful Dodger, Mr Pickwick, Pip, David Copperfield, Little Nell, Lady Dedlock, and many more. At the age of twelve he was sent to work in a blacking factory by his affectionate but feckless parents. From these unpromising beginnings, he rose to scale all the social and literary heights, entirely through his own efforts. When he died, the world mourned, and he was buried - against his wishes - in Westminster Abbey. Yet the brilliance concealed a divided character: a republican, he disliked America; sentimental about the family in his writings, he took up passionately with a young actress; usually generous, he cut off his impecunious children. Claire Tomalin, author of Whitbread Book of the Year Samuel Pepys, paints an unforgettable portrait of Dickens, capturing brilliantly the complex character of this great genius. Charles Dickens: A Life is the examination of Dickens we deserve. Alex Jennings is an associate actor with the RSC and has also worked with the Royal National Theatre. He was Henry Higgins in My Fair Lady at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, for which he won the second of his Olivier Awards for Best Actor in a Musical. He played Charles, Prince of Wales in the film The Queen, and his TV appearances include The State Within, Inspector Morse and the title role in Ashenden. He´s a prolific reader of audiobooks, the most notable of which are The Horse and his Boy, Oliver Twist and Attention All Shipping. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alex Jennings. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/pauk/000213/bk_pauk_000213_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
On December 27th, 1853, Charles Dickens ventured on something quite new: he gave, in Birmingham, a public performance of one of his own stories.This turned out to be an historic occasion, opening up an extraordinary second career for the great writer. Here, actor and playwright Emlyn Williams successfully recreates those performances as he plays Charles Dickens performing scenes from his novels. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Emlyn Williams. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/slnd/000026/bk_slnd_000026_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Charles Dickens was a prolific writer of letters throughout his life. There are extant more than 13,000 letters that he wrote to friends, family, fellow authors, and actors as well as many letters written to people involved in good causes he espoused. In the hands of actor and writer Simon Callow, one of the most prominent Dickens interpreters of our time, this informative and entertaining selection shows Dickens in his many guises. We know Charles Dickens the author, but these letters offer a fascinating glimpse into Charles Dickens the man. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Simon Callow, David Timson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/naxo/000773/bk_naxo_000773_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.