Stagestruck

Author: Lauren R. Clay
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 0801468205
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Stagestruck from the Author: Lauren R. Clay. Stagestruck traces the making of a vibrant French theater industry between the reign of Louis XIV and the French Revolution. During this era more than eighty provincial and colonial cities celebrated the inauguration of their first public playhouses. These theaters emerged as the most prominent urban cultural institutions in prerevolutionary France, becoming key sites for the articulation and contestation of social, political, and racial relationships. Combining rich description with nuanced analysis based on extensive archival evidence, Lauren R. Clay illuminates the wide-ranging consequences of theater's spectacular growth for performers, spectators, and authorities in cities throughout France as well as in the empire's most important Atlantic colony, Saint-Domingue. Clay argues that outside Paris the expansion of theater came about through local initiative, civic engagement, and entrepreneurial investment, rather than through actions or policies undertaken by the royal government and its agents. Reconstructing the business of theatrical production, she brings to light the efforts of a wide array of investors, entrepreneurs, directors, and actors-including women and people of color-who seized the opportunities offered by commercial theater to become important agents of cultural change. Portraying a vital and increasingly consumer-oriented public sphere beyond the capital, Stagestruck overturns the long-held notion that cultural change flowed from Paris and the royal court to the provinces and colonies. This deeply researched book will appeal to historians of Europe and the Atlantic world, particularly those interested in the social and political impact of the consumer revolution and the forging of national and imperial cultural networks. In addition to theater and literary scholars, it will attract the attention of historians and sociologists who study business, labor history, and the emergence of the modern French state.

Stagestruck

Author: Sarah Schulman
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822322641
Size: 72.64 MB
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Stagestruck from the Author: Sarah Schulman. Stagestruck: theater, AIDS, and the marketing of gay America.

Stagestruck

Author: Tomie dePaola
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101653833
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Stagestruck from the Author: Tomie dePaola. Tommy is so excited. His first-grade class is putting on a play about Peter Rabbit, and he’s sure to get the starring role. But in his enthusiasm, Tommy talks too much in class, so his teacher decides that he should play Mopsy instead—and Mopsy doesn’t have any lines! Tommy is disappointed until he gets an idea. If he can’t be the star, he can still get the audience’s attention by reacting to everything Peter Rabbit does. But how will Tommy’s mother and teacher react to his performance?

Stagestruck

Author: Peter Lovesey
Publisher: Soho Press
ISBN: 1569479488
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Stagestruck from the Author: Peter Lovesey. Pop diva, Clarion Calhoun, has packed the house with a celebrity appearance in Bath's Theatre Royal production of I Am a Camera. But within moments of her much-anticipated onstage appearance, she's pulled out of character as she screams and claws at her face. When tainted stage makeup is found to have caused the disfiguring burn, fingers point to her makeup artist. Detective Peter Diamond investigates when the makeup artist is found dead, pushed from a catwalk far above the stage. As Diamond digs deeper, he uncovers rivalries among the cast and crew and is forced to confront his own mysterious and deep-seated theatre phobia to find the killer.

Stage Struck

Author: Simon Gray
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780394178820
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Stage Struck from the Author: Simon Gray.

Careers For The Stagestruck Other Dramatic Types

Author: Lucia Mauro
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071442435
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Careers For The Stagestruck Other Dramatic Types from the Author: Lucia Mauro. The inspiring Careers for You series shows career explorers how to examine the job market through the unique lens of their own interests--and find new happiness in the workplace. Vital information on each job includes: The latest data on training and education Stories of success from each field Advice on assessing job skills and marketing them well in an interview Expert advice on finding and getting the job Resources for further career exploration in each specific field

Stagestruck

Author: Burt Hirschfeld
Publisher:
ISBN:
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Stagestruck from the Author: Burt Hirschfeld.

Stagestruck

Author: Shelley Peterson
Publisher: Dundurn
ISBN: 1459739469
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Stagestruck from the Author: Shelley Peterson. Abby is overjoyed when she is paired with champion showjumper Dancer. But strange events at an old converted barn start putting unexpected, and dangerous, obstacles in her path. With the help of a brave coyote named Cody and her extraordinary horse, Abby must find the truth: is someone is out to get her?

Stagestruck

Author: Cynthia Thomason
Publisher: Five Star Trade
ISBN: 9781410402042
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Stagestruck from the Author: Cynthia Thomason. Small-town librarian Gwen Barlow gets more than she expected when she inherits her Uncle Eli's lavish turn-of-the-century showboat, the Jubilee Palace. Gwen, her younger brother, Preston, and their mother, Lillian, leave their Ohio home for the Mississippi River, only to discover that the Jubilee is in serious financial straits, Eli's death by a falling theater backdrop is under suspicion, and the showboat family of actors and musicians are all suspects. Gwen's adventure begins in the bawdy river town of Hickory Bend, Missouri, where she discovers several citizens who also have reasons for wanting to see the flamboyant but irresponsible Eli Willoughby done in. Her plans to move the monstrous "wedding cake with a pilot house" upriver to become a profit-making venture are thwarted when the local constable declares Eli's demise a murder and orders the Jubilee to remain in Hickory Bend until the crime is solved. Gwen must take on the task of amateur sleuthing to bring the riddle of her uncle's death to a close. Her investigation leads her into a terrifying encounter, which nearly results in her own death and that of the Jubilee's delicate inginue. One by one, the suspects drop faster than an Act Three curtain until Gwen unravels the mystery of death and deception in the floating theater.Cynthia Thomason lives in Florida.

Curtain Up

Author: Lisa Fiedler
Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press
ISBN: 1633621367
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Curtain Up from the Author: Lisa Fiedler. After 12-year-old Anya is cut from her middle school soccer team, she decides to pursue her true passion, which is theater. With the help of her sister and new friend Austin, Anya puts together a kids’ summer theater troupe (The Random Farms Kids’ Theater), recruiting area kids as actors and crew members. Acting as director, Anya has to navigate the ups and downs of a showbiz life, including preparing scripts, finding a venue, and handling ticket sales, not to mention calming the actors’ insecurities and settling conflicts. It’s a lot of responsibility for a 12-year-old. Will their first show ever get off the ground? This series is closely based on the real-life experience of Anya Wallach, who began a summer theater “camp” in her parents’ basement when she was just sixteen years old. Today, Random Farms has launched the careers of many of today’s youngest stars on Broadway.