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Author : Mark Yarm
Publisher : Crown
Release : 2012-03
Page : 567
Category : Music
ISBN 13 : 030746444X
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A tribute to the Pacific Northwest's grunge genre draws on the observations of individuals at the forefront of the movement from Soundgarden and the Melvins to Nirvana and Pearl Jam, citing the influences of such factors as the rise of Seattle's Sub Pop record label and the death of Kurt Cobain.


Author : Howard Sherman
Publisher : Methuen Drama
Release : 2021-01-28
Page : 280
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN 13 : 1350123447
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A work of startling originality when it debuted in 1938, Thornton Wilder's Our Town evolved to be seen by some as a vintage slice of early 20th Century Americana, rather than being fully appreciated for its complex and eternal themes and its deceptively simple form. This unique and timely book shines a light on the play's continued impact in the 21st century and makes a case for the healing powers of Wilder's text to a world confronting multiple crises. Through extensive interviews with more than 100 artists about their own experience of the play and its impact on them professionally and personally – and including background on the play's early years and its pervasiveness in American culture – Another Day's Begun shows why this particular work remains so important, essential, and beloved. Every production of Our Town has a story to tell beyond Wilder's own. One year after the tragedy of 9/11, Paul Newman, in his final stage appearance, played the Stage Manager in Our Town on Broadway. Director David Cromer's 2008 Chicago interpretation would play in five more cities, ultimately becoming New York's longest-running Our Town ever. In 2013, incarcerated men at Sing Sing Correctional Facility brought Grover's Corners inside a maximum security prison. After the 2017 arena bombing in Manchester UK, the Royal Exchange Theatre chose Our Town as its offering to the stricken community. 80 years after it was written, more than 110 years after its actions take place, Our Town continues to assert itself as an essential play about how we must embrace and appreciate the value of life itself. Another Day's Begun explains how this American classic has the power to inspire, heal and endure in the modern day, onstage and beyond.


Author : Kevin Jack McEnroe
Publisher : Catapult
Release : 2015-05-01
Page : 256
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1619026384
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Our Town is the debut of a striking literary voice, one that captures the disillusion at the fringes of Hollywood as seen through a haze of drugs, alcohol, abuse, and fallen aspirations. An unseen narrator guides us through the dark fairy tale of Dorothy White, an aspiring actress who "never quite figured how to get out of her own way." Her perfect marriage to an equally golden actor, Dale, quickly turns into one of jealousy and violence. Dorothy ends the marriage yet begins a legacy of self–destruction for the failed couple, as well as their two children, Clover and Dylan. But we see the pathos in Dorothy's attempts to get back on track, to be a good woman, mother, and grandmother. Throughout the novel, she is left in the wake of decisions that turn disastrous. Her downward spiral from elusive fame into consistent infamy—a series of DUIs, the continuing neglect of her children, a string of failed and unhealthy relationships—is not without its grace, with the warmth of her character shining through her spackled makeup and cloud of acrid perfume. In many ways, Dorothy White is an anti–heroine for the ages—"vanilla voiced," bewigged, loving, and ever radiant —a sympathetic character caught in the riptide of her transformation from small–town southern girl to one–time toast of Hollywood to embarrassing tabloid fodder. Our Town is an original and startling debut novel, one whose fresh voice and expert perspective reinvents the Hollywood story for a new generation of readers.


Author : David McLennan
Publisher : University of Regina Press
Release : 2008
Page : 468
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 9780889772090
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"In this illustrated book, author David McLennan guides us on an alphabetical tour of 725 Saskatchewan communities. Our Towns: Saskatchewan Communities from Abbey to Zenon Park is the result of many years of travel throughout the province. Meticulously researched, and illustrated with more than 1,000 stunning, previously unpublished photographs (both historical and contemporary), Our Towns is a truly unique reflection of the province's history and people."--BOOK JACKET.


Author : Cynthia Carr
Publisher : Broadway Books
Release : 2007
Page : 501
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 0307341887
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Describes one of the most infamous lynchings in American history, which took place in August 1930 in the author's hometown of Marion, Indiana, drawing on archival sources and interviews with survivors to investigate the history of race relations in Marion, the events of the lynching, the role of the Ku Klux Klan in Indiana, and her own grandfather's possible involvement. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.


Author : Fitzatherley (Mrs.])
Publisher :
Release : 1834
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Author : Thornton Wilder
Publisher : Concord Theatricals
Release : 2013
Page : 117
Category : Drama
ISBN 13 : 0573701504
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This edition of the play differs only slightly from previous acting editions, yet it presents Our Town as Thornton Wilder wished it to be performed. Described by Edward Albee as "…the greatest American play ever written," the story follows the small town of Grover’s Corners through three acts: "Daily Life," "Love and Marriage," and "Death and Eternity." Narrated by a stage manager and performed with minimal props and sets, Our Town depicts the simple daily lives of the Webb and Gibbs families as their children fall in love, marry, and eventually – in one of the most famous scenes in American theatre – die. Thornton Wilder's final word on how he wanted his play performed is an invaluable addition to the American stage and to the libraries of theatre lovers internationally.


Author : Bonnie M. Gulan
Publisher : iUniverse
Release : 2002-02-01
Page : 152
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0595218482
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Once upon a Christmas time there was a town that everyone called OUR TOWN, where at Christmas time all the Our Town folks gathered together at this Our Town Square that was semi-circled with its Our Parsonage, Our Toyshop, Our Department Store, Our Hardware Store, Our Grade School, Our Dining Room, Our Soda Fountain and Grill, Our Library, Our Supermarket, Our Fire Department, Our Police Department, Our Doctor and Dentist Clinic, Our Hospital, and our famous Our Town Family Inn.In Our Town, no one felt or acted bigger or smaller that another one. Sharing was their keyword and thus at Christmas time all Out Town folks would gather at Our Town Square where each year at Christmas Time, different Our Town folks would share a past memorable Christmas Miracle memory with all the other Our Town folks.This Christmas time, the Our Town folks decided to welcome any and all folks that would like to share in their Our Town Square Celebration.So let this OUR TOWN SQUARE CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION BEGIN!!


Author : BookCaps Study Guides Staff
Publisher : BookCaps Study Guides
Release : 2011
Page :
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 1610428862
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The perfect companion to Thorton Wilde's "Our Town," this study guide contains a Act by Act analysis of the play, a summary of the plot, and a guide to major characters and themes. BookCap Study Guides do not contain text from the actual book, and are not meant to be purchased as alternatives to reading the book.


Author : Eugene Wood
Publisher : Read Books Ltd
Release : 2013-04-16
Page : 198
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1447493818
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This early works is a fascinating novel of the period and still an interesting read today. Extensively illustrated throughout, contents include: The Glorious Fourth, The Old Time Revival, The Drama in our Town, The Campaign Back Home, and The Parlor Back Home.... Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.


Author : Jerome Bixby
Publisher : Wildside Press LLC
Release : 2019-10-24
Page : 18
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1479445347
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After an atomic bomb blast, a bunch of senior citizens are all that's left of a small town. They shoot down any aircraft thats comes in low enough to be shot, not caring which side it might be from...


Author : Joy Cowley
Publisher : Armour Publishing Pte Ltd
Release : 1999
Page : 16
Category : Cities and towns
ISBN 13 : 9789814045728
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Author : Dianne Draze
Publisher : PRUFROCK PRESS INC.
Release : 2005
Page : 64
Category : Education
ISBN 13 : 9781593631178
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Educational title for gifted and advanced learners.


Author : Peregrine Reedpen
Publisher :
Release : 1834
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Author : James
Publisher : Trafford Publishing
Release : 2004-01-01
Page : 181
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1412010993
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Reflections of Life in Our Town is a satirical look at life and values in small town America. The book is occasionally absurd, occasionally offensive, sometimes sensitive, but mostly just funny. Our Town does not exist in a time, nor does it really inhabit a specific place, though most of it's inhabitants believe that they are somewhere in Ohio, and all agree that they are definitely on the planet Earth. The citizens of Our Town live life pretty much as any Americans do, dealing with such issues as the spread of communism, the rise of the superstore, and rampaging ogres at the end of the street (?), as we all would. The cast of characters in Our Town is wildly varied, from the senile village elder, Grandpa Genkaku, to the physically indescribable Laughlin twins. There is a child prodigy with a fish bowl on her head, a many tentacled alien from the dark side of Saturn, and of course, the aforementioned ogres. Though varied, together they form a relatively tight community trying to cope with the trials of everyday life. And everyday life in Our Town is pretty much like life in any town. You have your good days and your bad; your successes and your failures. One day, a wandering band of angels is scandalizing the local women, the next day, the circus comes to town. Life is kind of like a roller coaster that way. The citizens of Our Town also offer forays into outer space in order to rediscover previously discovered planets, and a quest for god while in pursuit of a red balloon. While life in Our Town may not be quite as exciting as life in places like Toledo, we generally manage to fill our days quite well. So, these are my reflections of life in Our Town. While some may seem a bit bizarre at first glance, upon closer inspection, they really are not that much different from the things most people experience in life. After all, its about values, and an appreciation for the things which we hold most dear. So, join me as I take a stroll down memory lane. Relax, and have a laugh, just be careful not to step in any ogre $#!?...


Author : David L. Kirp
John P. Dwyer
Publisher : Rutgers University Press
Release : 1995
Page : 267
Category : Social Science
ISBN 13 : 9780813524566
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An account of the legal battle to open up New Jersey's suburbs to the poor, looking at the views of lawyers on both sides of the controversy. It is a case study of judicial activism and its consequences and an analysis of suburban attitudes regarding race, class and property.


Author : Roman Ellis
Publisher : The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Release : 2018-07-15
Page : 12
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN 13 : 1538364751
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This next generation of U.S. citizens has the opportunity to shape the nation and the world. With knowledge of the foundations of citizenship and society, readers can make informed decisions and actively participate in their community and wider government. This book teaches readers about the civics concept of taking civic action through engaging text and colorful photographs. In this book, readers will learn about civic action in the real-world setting of a town park. This nonfiction book is paired with the fiction book Kaya Cleans the Park (ISBN: 9781538364727). The instructional guide on the inside front and back covers provides: Vocabulary, Background knowledge, Text-dependent questions, Whole class activities, and Independent activities.


Author : Erica Brown
Ge'Khiya Brown
Publisher : WestBow Press
Release : 2016-09-15
Page : 62
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 1512724815
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Our Inspiration: This story was inspired by my daughter and her very vivid imagination. All of the illustrations are her original drawings. As in the book Charlottes Web, this story also features several savvy characters that form camaraderie to save the lives of their friends. Among these is twelve-year-old Crazi Boui Palmer (aka CB) who is very determined to free his town from an evil spell. Actually, the overall plot of the story is similar to the all-time favorite cartoon, Super Friends, in that no matter how evil the villain, the FRIENDS always unite and conquer. It is action-packed from beginning to end! Its a great read for all ages! About the book: Redemption: Saving Our Town is set as a riveting, modern-day chain of events. Its tone highlights the existence of stolen morality. If he is going to reverse the curse of illogical mindsets among his fellow townspeople, then CB Palmer needs to cleverly evolve a plan, immediately! A plan to correct warped ways of thinking, that is. You see, CB, along with a few other townspeople, managed to escape the mind-altering, invisible gas invented by Mr. Smoke Choo (the evil Chemist). With grave perseverance CB, Officer Man Mouse (the town cop), and Call~a~doo~dee~Girl (a special friend) lead the others in a daring escapade! The intent is to counteract Mr. Choos wicked scheme to corrupt their thought patterns and violate their life-standards. First, Officer Mouse discovers something extremely interesting. Then, he calls for a secret meeting. Sure enough, after sharing details from his investigation, they manage to unfold Mr. Choos conspiracy. Unknowingly, their source of rescue just happens to be something they all have in common: Eggs!!! Let the brainstorming begin, stated CB. Get your copy, sit back, relax, and allow your imagination to flourish! Buy it today!!


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Release : 1987
Page : 223
Category : United States
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Author : Dobson, Julian
Publisher : Policy Press
Release : 2015-02-18
Page : 276
Category : Political Science
ISBN 13 : 1447323955
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Has the age of the internet killed our high streets? Have our town and city centres become obsolete? How to Save Our Town Centres delves below the surface of empty buildings and ‘shop local’ campaigns to focus on the real issues: how the relationship between people and places is changing; how business is done and who benefits; and how the use and ownership of land affects us all. Written in an engaging and accessible style and illustrated with numerous original interviews, the book sets out a comprehensive and coherent agenda for long-term, citizen-led change. It will be a valuable resource for policymakers and researchers in planning, architecture and the built environment, economic development and community participation.