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A Man For All Seasons

By Robert Bolt
  • ISBN Code: : 1472536363
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Pages : 128
  • Category : Drama
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A Man for All Seasons dramatises the conflict between King Henry VIII and Sir Thomas More. It depicts the confrontation between church and state, theology and politics, absolute power and individual freedom. Throughout the play Sir Thomas More's eloquence and endurance, his purity, saintliness and tenacity in the face of ever-growing threats to his beliefs and family, earn him status as one of modern drama's greatest tragic heroes. The play was first staged in 1960 at the Globe Theatre in London and was voted New York's Best Foreign Play in 1962. In 1966 it was made into an Academy Award-winning film by Fred Zinneman starring Paul Scofield."A Man for All Seasons is a stark play, sparse in its narrative, sinewy in its writing, which confirms Mr Bolt as a genuine and solid playwright, a force in our awakening theatre." (Daily Mail)

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  • Pdf File: before-utopia.pdf

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Before Utopia demonstrates that Thomas More’s Utopia (1516) is not, as is widely accepted, a rhetorical play of spirit but is instead built from a particular philosophy. That philosophy is not Platonism, but classical Stoicism. Deeply disturbed in his youth by the conviction that he needed to decide between a worldly and a monastic path, Thomas More was transformed in 1504 by Erasmus’ De taedio Iesu and Enchiridion. As a consequence, he married in 1505 and wholeheartedly committed himself to worldly affairs. His Lucian (1506), written after working directly with Erasmus, adopts the Stoic mindset; Erasmus’ Praise of Folly (1511) shows from beginning to end the workings of More’s life-changing Stoic outlook. More’s Utopia then goes on to systematically illustrate the Stoic unitary two-dimensional frame of thought within an imaginary New World setting. Before Utopia is not just a book about Thomas More. It is a book about intellectual history and the movement of ideas from the ancient world to the Renaissance. Ross Dealy emphasizes the continuity between Erasmus and More in their religious and philosophical thought, and above all the decisive influence of Erasmus on More.

Catholicism Opening to the World and Other Confessions

By Vladimir Latinovic,Gerard Mannion,Jason Welle, O.F.M.
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 3319985817
  • Total of Pages : 360
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 852
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Book Short Summary:

This volume explores how Catholicism began and continues to open its doors to the wider world and to other confessions in embracing ecumenism, thanks to the vision and legacy of the Second Vatican Council. It explores such themes as the twentieth century context preceding the council; parallels between Vatican II and previous councils; its distinctively pastoral character; the legacy of the council in relation to issues such as church-world dynamics, as well as to ethics, social justice, economic activity. Several chapters discuss the role of women in the church before, during, and since the council. Others discern inculturation in relation to Vatican II. The book also contains a wide and original range of ecumenical considerations of the council, including by and in relation to Free Church, Reformed, Orthodox, and Anglican perspectives. Finally, it considers the Council’s ongoing promise and remaining challenges with regard to ecumenical issues, including a groundbreaking essay on the future of ecumenical dialogue by Cardinal Walter Kasper.

Twentieth-Century English History Plays

By Niloufer Harben
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 1349090077
  • Total of Pages : 280
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 180
  • Pdf File: twentieth-century-english-history-plays.pdf

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The history play is an extremely popular genre among English playwrights of this century, yet very little research has been done in the field. In particular, the sheer size and complexity of the subject appears to have prevented critics from attempting to arrive at a clear definition of the genre. This book examines the term 'history play' afresh, seeking to define more precisely the scope and the limits of the genre in relation to twentieth-century ideas of and attitudes to history.

Man for All Seasons

By David Grant
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  • Publisher : Penguin Random House New Zealand Limited
  • Book Code : 1869793900
  • Total of Pages : 520
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 422
  • Pdf File: man-for-all-seasons.pdf

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A major biography of Ken Douglas, the most powerful union leader in modern New Zealand history. Ken Douglas was raised in a hardworking, tough-talking, union-focussed Wellington family and got into union politics as a very young working man. Hard-nosed, pragmatic and never scared of a scrap, he rose through the ranks, got deeper into left-wing ideology and activity with his membership of the Socialist Unity Party, and ultimately became head of the FOL, and the most powerful unionist in the land. Depending on your politics, he was one of the most respected or the most hated men in the country; ironic then that in later years he was appointed to some of the country's most important boards. In this powerful biography, David Grant -- who had unprecedented access to Douglas -- explores the facets of this remarkable man, who was there during the union movement's most powerful days and watched its emasculation. It is a unique portrait of a unique New Zealander, whose life has been this country's times.

Narrating the Past through Theatre

By M. Bennett
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 1137275421
  • Total of Pages : 89
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 244
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This cutting-edge title explores how narrating the past both conflicts and creates an interesting relationship with drama's 'continuing present' that arcs towards an unpredictable future. Theatre both brings the past alive and also fixes it, but through the performance process, allowing the past to be molded for future (not-yet-existent) audiences.

Earth Journal

By William J. Bly
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 1462806201
  • Total of Pages : 112
  • Category : Nature
  • Members : 593
  • Pdf File: earth-journal.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Earth Journal was written by the author in the summer of 1972 at age 21. Only a few ending pages, a few updates and corrections; the biography of Sir Thomas More; including the images, were added in May 2010. This non-fiction account is both a commentary on planet earth; a brief history of its age; its place in the solar system as being unique by possessing life; and a brief account of the first "Earth Day," as it happened from my 1970 perspective as a college freshman. The book is also a collection of aphorisms, poems, humor, and observations, creating a unique backward glance at 1972,, and my youthful thoughts and opinions. However, the book has been formulated to honor Sir Thomas More, my world famous 15th great grandfather. A collection of public domain photos and a short biography of this great man, a Saint in the Catholic and Anglican Churches, and truly, "A man for all seasons," has been added. As the author combines his 1972 writings with the photographs and biography of Sir Thomas More, Mr. Bly celebrates both earth and More as unique entities- one a planet; and the other, a man who gave up his life on earth to oppose the King of England, on moral grounds, This book is a one-of-a-kind creation, it's non-fiction qualities blended with biography, as well as artistic and spiritual discussions. Though challenging in thought, it's a book to be enjoyed for its humor and wit, as well.

Women during the English Reformations

By K. Kramer,Julie Chappell
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 1137465670
  • Total of Pages : 198
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 999
  • Pdf File: women-during-the-english-reformations.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Catholic or Protestant, recusant or godly rebel, early modern women reinvented their spiritual and gendered spaces during the reformations in religion in England during the sixteenth century and beyond. These essays explore the ways in which some Englishwomen struggled to erase, rewrite, or reimagine their religious and gender identities.

The Book of Broadway

By Eric Grode
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  • Publisher : Voyageur Press
  • Book Code : 1627887067
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 928
  • Pdf File: the-book-of-broadway.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Relive, or discover, the Broadway productions that have enthralled, enchanted, and enraptured audiences for more than 100 years. The Book of Broadway is a celebratory, gorgeous tome dedicated to what is arguably the quintessential American art form: the Broadway show. The book profiles 150 of the best, biggest, most influential, and most fascinating Broadway musicals and plays ever produced, spanning the mid-nineteenth century to the twenty-first century. Shows profiled include everything from the 1860s musical The Black Crook, which captivated and titillated audiences for more than five hours, to the Pulitzer Prize–winning 2010 play Clybourne Park. The men and women who shaped Broadway history - such as Stephen Sondheim, Tennessee Williams, Bernadette Peters, Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II, Ethel Merman, Marlon Brando, August Wilson, and Nathan Lane - are celebrated for their groundbreaking work. Photographs throughout illustrate the stunning designs of the shows profiled. Author Eric Grode - an arts writer for The New York Times, and author of Hair: The Story of the Show That Defined a Generation - has compiled this ultimate guide to Broadway shows, filled with insider knowledge. Theater fans will appreciate the fantastic Broadway trivia scattered throughout the book as well as the palpable sense of history in this encyclopedic treatment of one of our most beloved pastimes. A handful of the shows featured in this book include: Annie The Book of Mormon Bye Bye Birdie Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Chicago Death of a Salesman Fiddler on the Roof Grease Guys and Dolls Hello, Dolly! Kiss Me, Kate Les Miserables The Music Man My Fair Lady The Phantom of the Opera Rent Six Degrees of Separation The Sound of Music A Streetcar Named Desire West Side Story

Oklahoma's Bennie Owen

By Gary King
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  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Book Code : 1625854749
  • Total of Pages : 208
  • Category : History
  • Members : 530
  • Pdf File: oklahoma-s-bennie-owen.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Before Bob and Barry, even before Bud, there was Bennie, and he might have been the best of them all. He was certainly the most innovative. Best remembered as the mentor of the University of Oklahoma's football team from 1905 through 1926, Bennie Owen also coached baseball and basketball and served as the director of athletics. He retired as intramural director at the age of seventy-five. A visionary and a builder, he exerted the driving force that created the university's Memorial Stadium, one field house, Memorial Union building, men's swimming pool, baseball field and bleachers, concrete tennis courts, nine-hole golf course and intramural playing fields. A true man of all seasons, he laid the foundation for a Sooner tradition of excellence--in football and beyond.

Praise of Folly

By Erasmus
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  • Publisher : Alma Books
  • Book Code : 0714546208
  • Total of Pages : 321
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 963
  • Pdf File: praise-of-folly.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The goddess Folly gives a speech, praising herself and explaining how much humanity benefits from her services, from politicians to philosophers, aristocrats, schoolteachers, poets, lawyers, theologians, monarchs and the clergy. At the same time, her discourse provides a satire of Erasmus's world, poking fun at false pedantry and the aberrations of Christianity. Woven throughout her monologue, a thread of irony calls into question the goddess's own words, in which ambiguities, allusions and interpretations collide in a way that makes Praise of Folly enduringly fascinating.

THE GENTILE JESUS

By John Dudley Aldworth
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 9781456843922
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Members : 789
  • Pdf File: the-gentile-jesus.pdf

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Who is Jesus Christ today? Is He still the Messiah of the Gospels? Or is He the exalted, born again ‘Gentile Jesus’? Does the Bible say that today, so long after his resurrection, we can still know Christ as He once was on earth? So, who is your Saviour now, Jesus the Messiah or the Lord of glory and grace from heaven? Has the church been wrong about who Jesus really is for nearly 2,000 years? This book answers these questions and uncovers many other surprises about who scripture reveals the Lord Jesus to really be today.