The Shakespeare Trade

The Shakespeare Trade

Author: Barbara Hodgdon

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 0812213890

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 332

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"Hodgdon's work should be required reading for anyone concerned with Shakespeare's cultural capital at the end of the twentieth century."—South Atlantic Review

Will Cuppy, American Satirist

Will Cuppy, American Satirist

Author: Wes D. Gehring

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786469611

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 223

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Back in the golden age of humor books (late 1920s-early 1950s), when wits of the pantheon like Robert Benchley, James Thurber, and S.J. Perelman were producing their signature works, there was another singular satirist who more than held his own with such fast company: Will Cuppy (1884-1949). This factual funnyman's metier is dark comedy that flirts with nihilism. His agenda is baldly stated in such classic Cuppy book titles as How to Be a Hermit (1929), How to Tell Your Friends from the Apes (1931), and The Decline and Fall of Practically Everybody (1950). This biography doubles as a critical study of a satirist whose shish-kebabing of humanity was often done through the veiled anthropomorphic use of animals. For a biographer, Will Cuppy represents a treasure trove of possibilities. He was a great humorist, and most of his best work is still in print, but until now he has never been the subject of a book-length study. His mesmerizingly complex and eccentric private life almost trumps the comic accomplishments of his public persona.

The A in STEAM

The A in STEAM

Author: Jerilou J Moore

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000385021

Category: Education

Page: 322

View: 108

Discover new and exciting ways to teach STEM content through the arts in your early childhood program with this innovative and comprehensive guidebook. Chapters feature playful activities divided by age band that bridge early academic learning and social, emotional, physical, and mental development with active engagement in the arts. Structured activities include a materials list, safety concerns, key takeaways, and related readings, as well as explicit connections to research and national standards. With clear and concise lesson plans that walk you through activities in music, dance, media arts, visual arts, and theater, it becomes easy to bring development and learning through movement and creativity to your classroom or program.

Scribble Art

Scribble Art

Author: MaryAnn F. Kohl

Publisher: Bright Ring Publishing

ISBN: 9780935607079

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 628

View: 289

Over 200 process art ideas stress exploration in an independent, non-competitive open-ended setting. Art encourages the process of creativity, discovery, and exploration. Activities need only basic art supplies and common kitchen supplies. Three indexes, charted Table of Contents, all child-tested and approved. For all ages. For home, school,homeschool, childcare, libraries, museums. "Scribble Art" remains the top favorite of the author, MaryAnn F. Kohl. Art activities include: - Arm Dancing - Chalk Stencil - Fabric Transfer - Bead Clay - Experi-Paint - Puff-It Paints - Sawdust Modeling - Goop - Wire Sculpture - Sprinkle Dots - Nail Collage - String Thing - Color Spin - Puppet Treasure Box - Scribble Cookies

You Remind Me of Me

You Remind Me of Me

Author: Dan Chaon

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780345478719

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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With his critically acclaimed Among the Missing and Fitting Ends, award-winning author Dan Chaon proved himself a master of the short story form. He is a writer, observes the Chicago Tribune, who can “convincingly squeeze whole lives into a mere twenty pages or so.” Now Chaon marshals his notable talents in his much-anticipated debut novel. You Remind Me of Me begins with a series of separate incidents: In 1977, a little boy is savagely attacked by his mother’s pet Doberman; in 1997 another little boy disappears from his grandmother’s backyard on a sunny summer morning; in 1966, a pregnant teenager admits herself to a maternity home, with the intention of giving her child up for adoption; in 1991, a young man drifts toward a career as a drug dealer, even as he hopes for something better. With penetrating insight and a deep devotion to his characters, Dan Chaon explores the secret connections that irrevocably link them. In the process he examines questions of identity, fate, and circumstance: Why do we become the people that we become? How do we end up stuck in lives that we never wanted? And can we change the course of what seems inevitable? In language that is both unflinching and exquisite, Chaon moves deftly between the past and the present in the small-town prairie Midwest and shows us the extraordinary lives of “ordinary” people.

Death Al Dente

Death Al Dente

Author: Leslie Budewitz

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101624708

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 695

FIRST IN THE NEW CULINARY MYSTERY SERIES!--WINNER OF THE AGATHA AWARD FOR BEST FIRST NOVEL The town of Jewel Bay, Montana—known as a Food Lovers' Village—is obsessed with homegrown and homemade Montana fare. So when Erin Murphy takes over her family’s century-old general store, she turns it into a boutique market filled with local delicacies. But Erin’s freshly booming business might go rotten when a former employee turns up dead… Murphy’s Mercantile, known as the Merc, has been a staple in Jewel Bay for over a hundred years. To celebrate their recent makeover as a gourmet food market, Erin has organized a town festival, Festa di Pasta, featuring the culinary goods of Jewel Bay’s finest—including her mother Fresca’s delicious Italian specialties. But Erin’s sweet success is soured when the shop’s former manager, Claudette, is found dead behind the Merc on the Festa’s opening night. With rival chef James Angelo stirring up rumors that Fresca’s sauce recipes were stolen from Claudette, Erin’s mother is under close scrutiny. Now Erin will have to hunt down some new suspects, or both her family and her store might wind up in hot water… INCLUDES FRESH, DELICIOUS RECIPES!