An Actor´s Tour: Daniel E. Bandmann/ Barnard Gisby
An Actor´s Tour:Seventy thousand miles with Shakespeare. Ed. by Barnard Gisby Daniel E. Bandmann/ Barnard Gisby
David Barry’s autobiography spans almost five decades of theatre, film and television experience. As a 14-year-old he toured Europe with Sir Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh, in one of the most prestigious post-war theatre tours. Vivien Leigh took a shine to him and he saw both sides of her complex character first hand. One minute she was sweetness and light, and the next she became a screaming harridan as she publicly berated Sir Laurence. In his early twenties, he starred as Frankie Abbott in Please, Sir! and Fenn Street Gang, and those days are recounted with great humour. Hilarious events unfold as he describes working with dodgy producers and argumentative actors. His is a story that covers everything from the pitfalls of working in live television to performing with hard drinking actors. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Barry. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/entn/000274/bk_entn_000274_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
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.
Audio Journeys exploration of Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park continues. In 1937 vaudeville and silver-screen actor Leo Carrillo (Cisco Kid) purchased, and preserved over 2000 acres of southwest USA´s rolling hills. The 27-acres that remain today are known as the Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park. Our tour of the Carrillo Ranch includes the Spanish style home they lived in, barns and other out buildings. 1. Language: English. Narrator: J. D. Streeter. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bigh/000148/bk_bigh_000148_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Look cool while secretly feeding your inner geek. Blend in with the LoDo scene wearing your iPod or with your phone to your ear and listen to Denver´s most entertaining walking tour. Professional actors and narrators guide you through historic Denver, while interviewing interesting and fun characters along the way. Giving you the flavor of the Old West, storytelling is interspersed with re-enacted scenes that occurred throughout the decades and shaped the Queen City of the Plains.The entire LoDo tour takes about two hours to walk, and it´s divided up into five smaller tours if you want to spread it over several adventures. With the entire LoDo Tour, you get all five of the LoDo Mini-tours listed here for one low price. Larimer Square: Meet folks like General Larimer, Soapy Smith, and Jack Keroauc in this jam-packed tour that takes you from Denver´s early years through the beatnik period. 16th Street Mall: ride the bus or walk along Denver´s famous pedestrian mall and hear about the city´s claims to fame, including the D&F Tower, the original Denver mint, and the Sugar Building. Wazee Corner: learn about how furry four-legged friends have played into Denver´s history as you visit places like the Wazee Super Club, the Elephant Corral, and the Acme Building. Union Station: jump aboard the train to learn how the Queen City of the Plains almost became a ghost town - and visit real ghosts at the Oxford Hotel. Ballpark and Red Light District: find out how the phrase ´´the sporting life´´ can mean different things in different places, like the ballpark neighborhood and the old red light district.So what are you waiting for? Enjoy the fresh air, get a little exercise, and learn a few tidbits that will come in handy during your next competitive trivia game. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Elizabeth Vajtay, Ron Bostwick. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/gume/000001/sp_gume_000001_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee are legendary stars of the American stage, television, and film, cherished not merely for their gifts as actors but also for their lifelong commitment to human rights, family values, and community. Now, in a joint memoir that celebrates half a century of successful marriage, they look back on the extraordinary careers that earned each a Presidential Medal for Lifetime Achievement in the Arts. With Ossie and Ruby overflows with consummate storytelling skill, but it´s much more than a wonderfully engaging self-portrait. For as they reminisce in alternating chapters, Ossie and Ruby offer a vivid picture of the twentieth-century African-American experience, both in the rural South and the urban North. For Ossie and Ruby, stardom and social responsibility were inseparable, so along with their theatrical stories of Broadway and Hollywood, where black actors fought to escape racial stereotypes, they offer an insider´s chronicle of political commitment that drew the wrath of Senator Joe McCarthy and, later, the friendship of both Martin Luther King, Jr., and Malcolm X. And, perhaps most important to them, here is the story of their private lives and the family whose love and security more than repaid the sacrifices they made. Often funny, occasionally heartbreaking, and always clear-eyed and candid about themselves and the world they helped to shape, Ossie and Ruby have recorded a book sure to win the heart of anyone who cares about American theater, the struggle for civil rights, and the deep, inspiring values that have guided the lives of two great artists who blazed a triumphant trail. For the first time ever, experience this archival tour de force recording. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/time/000433/bk_time_000433_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In 1876, Poland´s leading actress, Helena Modrzejewska, accompanied by family and friends, emigrated to Southern California to establish a utopian commune that soon failed. Within a year Modrzejewska made her debut in the title role of Adrienne Lecouvreur at San Francisco´s California Theatre. She changed her name to Modjeska and quickly became a leading star on the American stage, where she reigned for the next 30 years. During this time, she established herself as America´s most esteemed Shakespearean actress, playing opposite such celebrated actors as Edwin Booth and Maurice Barrymore. Starring Madame Modjeska traces Modjeska´s fabulous life and career from her illegitimate birth in Krakow to her successive reinventions of herself as a star in both Poland and America, and finally to her enduring legacy. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sally Martin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/046072/bk_acx0_046072_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the veteran comedian and actor from The Wrestler and Louie comes a hilarious book of travel essays from his time on tour through secondary markets in the US, Canada, and Israel. Hello. It´s Todd Barry. Yes, the massively famous comedian. I have billons of fans all over the world, so I do my fair share of touring. While I love doing shows in the big cities (New York, Chicago, Cleveland), I also enjoy a good secondary market (Rochester, Springfield, Toledo). There´s something great about performing in a place where they don´t expect to see you. They´re appreciative. They say things like ´´thank you for coming to Hattiesburg´´ as much as they say ´´nice show´´. And almost every town has their version of a hipster coffee shop, so I can get in my comfort zone. My original plan was to book one secondary market show in all 50 states in about a year, but that idea was funnier than anything in my act. So, instead of all 50 states in a year, my agent booked multiple shows in a lot of states, plus Israel and Canada. Thank You for Coming to Hattiesburg is part tour diary, part travel guide, and part memoir. (Yes, memoir. Just like the thing presidents and former child stars get to write.) Follow me on my journey of small clubs and the occasional big amphitheater. Watch me make a promoter clean the dressing room toilet in Connecticut, see me stare at beached turtles in Maui, and see how I react when Lars from Metallica shows up to see me at a rec center in Northern California. I´d love to tell you more, but I need to go book a flight to Evansville, Indiana. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Todd Barry. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/007816/bk_sans_007816_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.