(Applause Books). A movement-based gudebook compendium, resource workbook, and practical manual for students, teachers, and theatre practitioners who are dedicated to the advancement of ensemble work. Using movement, text, sound, masks, and materials, these exercises are designed to instruct, provoke, and inspire participants to launch works that eventually transcend them.
This is the first book on enduring Hollywood star Eleanor Parker, long underrated despite three best actress Academy Award nominations (Caged, 1950; Detective Story, 1951; Interrupted Melody, 1955).
Author: Doug McClelland
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Category: Performing Arts
This is the first book on enduring Hollywood star Eleanor Parker, long underrated despite three best actress Academy Award nominations (Caged, 1950; Detective Story, 1951; Interrupted Melody, 1955). Parker was a beauty as well as a versatile actress, and her achievements approach those of more publicized colleagues Bette Davis and Katharine Hepburn. With Parker's blessing and her son Paul Clemens' cooperation, Doug McClelland has written one of the most thorough examinations of a film star's career. The book is valuable to librarians, academies, and film enthusiasts for its extensive documentation and analyses of all of Parker's work, for the bibliographies of her coverage in books and periodicals, for the portrait of a glamorous, creative era in filmmaking, and for the insights into the careers of Eleanor Parker's associates, many among the most heavily researched motion picture artists of cinema's "Golden Age." The book contains a forward by noted screenwriter William Ludwig, who won an Academy Award for Parker's Interrupted Melody, and afterword by Marjorie Lawrence, the opera singer whom Parker portrayed in Interrupted Melody, and photos of Eleanor Parker that show her in many of her "thousand faces."
A new "monster of the week" TV series debuts, but its cast and crew are being frightened by a "real" monster from the show! Join us in the mystery that could only be called "Man of a Thousand Monsters!"
Author: John Rozum
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
When a monster scares everyone away from the set during a television shoot, the producer calls Mystery, Inc.; Velma introduces La Velue, a French monster; and the crew investigate reports of mokele-mbembe in the Congo.
The world — concerning the location of actors on the continuum — is never
permanent; there are often movements up and down. The location of actors on
the continuum, that is, the rise and fall of the actors on this continuum, is never
Author: Vilho Harle
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Category: Political Science
SCOTT (copy 1): From the John Holmes Library collection.
Over a period of several years, the actors who appeared in series one came back
for more, and then more again. Rufus Wright is Gregor for us; Matthew Marsh,
Cadali; Olivia Popica, Heaven; Chris Fulford, Qulan; Raad Rawi, Sultan al-Ghuri;
Author: Walker Dryden
Publisher: Hachette UK
'A complex, gorgeous and compelling tapestry of love, death, trust and betrayal' - Daily Mail A sweeping historical fantasy saga based on the hit podcast Tumanbay ****** 'Immersive, rich, compelling and populated with characters who come alive on the page, it will transport you to a different world. I loved it and didn't want it to end.' - Sarah Lotz, author of The Three 'Written with the finesse of a master-assassin's dagger... I could not put it down!' Christian Cameron ****** Tumanbay: the most magnificent city on earth. The beating heart of a vast empire. A city of dreams - where those who arrived as slaves now reside in the seat of power. But the wheel of fate is never still: from the gilded rooftops to the dark catacombs, there are secrets waiting to be uncovered. For Gregor, Master of the Palace Guard, the work of rooting out spies and traitors is never done. His brother, the great General Qulan, must quell a distant rebellion. Whilst Shajah, chief wife to the Sultan, is suspicious that her new maid Sarah is not who she claims to be. And a mysterious stranger arrives with a gift for the Sultan himself. A gift that will change Tumanbay forever... ****** 'The writing and imagery are flawless, taking you right into the heart of the story and characters. While I was reading, this was MY world, and you can't ask for more than that from a fantasy novel.' Reader review (five stars)
Well - researched , and compiled with the invaluable assistance of Stoker ' s son ,
and Hamilton Deane , the actor - manager who revived Dracula on the stage in
the 1920s , it is the source used in all subsequent books on Stoker and his ...
Author: Brian J. Frost
Publisher: Popular Press
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Brian Frost chronicles the history of the vampire in myth and literature, providing a sumptuous repast for all devotees of the bizarre. In a wide-ranging survey, including plot summaries of hundreds of novels and short stories, the reader meets an amazing assortment of vampires from the pages of weird fiction, ranging from the 10,000-year-old femme fatale in Robert E. Howard's Conan the Conqueror to the malevolent fetus in Eddy C. Bertin's “Something Small, Something Hungry.” Nostalgia buffs will enjoy a discussion of the vampire yarns in the pulp magazines of the interwar years, while fans of contemporary vampire fiction will also be sated.
Before I get to that, I want to say a similar sort of prep work takes place in other
artistic endeavors, too. e dancer does bar work, the actor improvisational games,
the sculptor stretches clay, the painter mixes paint, the businessman makes lists,
Author: David Biespiel
Publisher: David Biespiel
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Literary Nonfiction. Poet David Biespiel cracks open the creative process and invites readers to take a fresh look at the mysterious pathways of the imagination. "Failure is the engine of creativity," writes Biespiel, as he candidly tracks his own developent as a writer and challenges traditional assumptions about writing that can stifle creativity. The liberating message: Working past the brink of failure--being free to try and discard and try again--is what allows the creative process to playfully flourish, keeping the spirit open to unexpected discoveries. Both beginning and experienced writers--as well as artists, musicians, dancers, and anyone else on a creative path, will benefit from this elegant, surprising, and fresh perspective based on methods developed exclusively at the Attic, the unique literary studio Biespiel founded in Portland, Oregon in 1999. EVERY WRITER HAS A THOUSAND FACES will revolutionize the way readers look at their own creative process. It is a rich and rewarding book, a captivating glimpse into the inner life of some gifted writers and painters--and above all, a guide to a lifetime of discovery.
... and work as, a character actor. Depp cites Lon Chaney as his model and hero,
“the greatest character actor of all time.”1 Chaney, who acted in early silent films,
lived from 1883 to 1930 and was called The Man of a Thousand Faces for his ...
Author: Michael Blitz
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Presents the life and career of the award-winning actor known for his roles on the television series "21 Jump Street" and in such films as "Edward Scissorhands," the "Pirates of the Caribbean" trilogy, and "Sweeney Todd."
But his was a face that registered the thoughts of his inquisitive mind and his
receptive heart, and the audience, which was his world, ... Good actors have a thousand faces and one must know them all to be the proper mirror—one for the
Author: Stephen D. Youngkin
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Often typecast as a menacing figure, Peter Lorre achieved Hollywood fame first as a featured player and later as a character actor, trademarking his screen performances with a delicately strung balance between good and evil. His portrayal of the child murderer in Fritz Lang's masterpiece M (1931) catapulted him to international fame. Lang said of Lorre: "He gave one of the best performances in film history and certainly the best in his life." Today, the Hungarian-born actor is also recognized for his riveting performances in The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934), The Maltese Falcon (1941), and Casablanca (1942). Lorre arrived in America in 1934 expecting to shed his screen image as a villain. He even tried to lose his signature accent, but Hollywood repeatedly cast him as an outsider who hinted at things better left unknown. Seeking greater control over his career, Lorre established his own production company. His unofficial "graylisting" by the House Committee on Un-American Activities, however, left him with little work. He returned to Germany, where he co-authored, directed, and starred in the film Der Verlorene (The Lost One) in 1951. German audiences rejected Lorre's dark vision of their recent past, and the actor returned to America, wearily accepting roles that parodied his sinister movie personality.The first biography of this major actor, The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre draws upon more than three hundred interviews, including conversations with directors Fritz Lang, Alfred Hitchcock, Billy Wilder, John Huston, Frank Capra, and Rouben Mamoulian, who speak candidly about Lorre, both the man and the actor. Author Stephen D. Youngkin examines for the first time Lorre's pivotal relationship with German dramatist Bertolt Brecht, his experience as an émigré from Hitler's Germany, his battle with drug addiction, and his struggle with the choice between celebrity and intellectual respectability.Separating the enigmatic person from the persona long associated with one of classic Hollywood's most recognizable faces, The Lost One is the definitive account of a life triumphant and yet tragically riddled with many failed possibilities.
Born in Oklahoma City on February 10, 1906, Creighton Chaney, the son of the
famous silent screen actor Lon Chaney, the “Man of a Thousand Faces,” made
his screen debut in a western serial in 1932. In 1935, he changed his name to
Author: Brad Steiger
Publisher: Visible Ink Press
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
When Darkness Reigns and the Full Moon Glows, Terror Emerges to Stalk the Unsuspecting… From lycanthropic creatures found on television and film such as Teen Wolf, Twilight, and True Blood to the earliest folklore of shape-shifting creatures, The Werewolf Book: The Encyclopedia of Shapeshifting Beings is an eye-opening, blood-pounding tour through the ages of monsters with the most amazing camouflage capabilities—they hide among us! Along the way, you’ll land at the doorstep of creatures like hirsute mass-murderer Albert Fish, and Fritz Haarman, who slaughtered and ate his victims—selling the leftovers as steaks and roasts in his butcher shop—as well as visits to mythical shamans, sirens, and skin walkers. Covering 140,000 years of legend, mythology, and fact, The Werewolf Book provides hair-raising evidence of strange and obsessional behavior through the centuries. Learn the basics of becoming a werewolf and the intricacies of slaying the beast. A true homage to werewolves and other full moon beasts, it includes topics such as … • Bear, tiger, coyote, and other shape-shifting people • Classic and modern werewolf movies • Gargoyles, totem poles, and Internet depictions • Serial killers and sadistic rulers • Sorcery, spells, and talismans • Television shows, songs, and computer games
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However, now in his mid-50s, Cagney began to appear less regularly, though he
did have several notable roles in the late 1950s, including the lead role in Man of
a Thousand Faces (1957), a biopic about actor Lon Chaney. Cagney returned ...
Author: Keith M. Booker
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
Category: Performing Arts
The Historical Dictionary of American Cinema provides broad coverage of the people, films, companies, techniques, themes, and genres that have made American cinema such a vital part of world cinema. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and over 500 cross-referenced dictionary entries. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about the history of American Cinema.
A virtuoso actor with a thousand faces, he could banter with Rosalind in the
Forest of Arden, rally the troops at Agincourt, scold Gertrude at Elsinore, send the
littleprinces to the Tower, smother Desdemona (in blackface), demand the bond
Author: Kenneth S. Rothwell
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
This edition of A History of Shakespeare on Screen updates the chronology to 2003, with a new chapter on recent films.
Author: F. Gwynplaine MacIntyrePublish On: 2001-01-01
That actor's name was Lon Chaney . . . and he remains the greatest actor I have
ever seen. 'An Actor Prepares' is ... supposed to mean. Here, then — for the first
time as it was originally written — is my tribute to the Man of a Thousand Faces.
Author: F. Gwynplaine MacIntyre
Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
From Bigfoot to Nessie to the "Little Green Men, " F. Gwynplaine MacIntyre celebrates the monsters of the imagination, exploring the wonder and dread that help make us human. ""MacIntyre's Improbable Bestiary" is GRAND FUN!"--Ray Bradbury.
Mostel famously remarked : “ I am an actor of a thousand faces , all of them
blacklisted . ” Mostel accepted the role in Burgess Meredith's Ulysses in
Nighttown , a play based on the novel , Ulysses . The off - off - Broadway play
was produced in ...
Author: Henry M. Holden
Category: Criminal investigation
FBI 100 Years chronicles the Bureaus successes and failures from its early days as Teddy Roosevelt's trust-busting detective force to the increased emphasis on counterterrorism the post 9/11 world. Along the way, Holden revisits the gangster era and the days of McCarthyism, the unmaking of the Mob, and the disastrous standoffs at Ruby Ridge and Waco. The famous and the infamous make their appearances in the story, colorful characters such as John Dillinger and "Machine Gun" Kelly, J. Edgar Hoover and turncoat spy Robert Hansen. With added features including an exploration of the 200 categories of federal crimes that fall within the Bureaus purview, all the FBI Ten Most Wanted Fugitives lists since the first in 1949, and an entertaining look at the FBI in popular culture, this is the most thorough and authoritative book ever written about the principal law enforcement arm of the United States Department of Justice.
The actors were young people of the Centre for Performing Arts and the way in
which they dedicated themselves to staging ... and food for the lunch - break ,
during which the environment transformed 116 INDIA — A THOUSAND FACES.
... nineteen years old toinmy late twenties, tallthin with blonde long hairand apock
markedfacefrom chronic acne. ... with these hugely opposite descriptions
contending I was like the actor Lon Chaney – averitable man of a thousand faces.
Author: Robert Stapleton
Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Ambidextrous is an incredible story of survival. This autobiography tells of the authors life from 1977-2002. Born and raised in Brooklyn, N.Y., he fought his way through those streets from childhood. He wasn't your ordinary thug.The book picks up in 1978 when he finished college by which time he was a hardcore heroin addict. Initially, a street drug dealer, he had brushes with the law but managed to stay out of prison until 1980, when he was convicted of multiple armed robberies. He was charged with 32 stick-ups. He robbed primarily pharmacies. In a twelve year period from 1980-1992 he spent nine years in various prisons. He details prison life like no author before him. He contracted HIV and HepC and the story continues for nine years in Chicago. Near death, his cousin brings him to Florida in 2002. There, a caseworker convinces him he can change.
The Art of Make - up A THOUSAND FACES For an actor , a memorable
performance is created not only from hours of study and rehearsal but also from
Beverley Schechtman ' s magic in the dressing room BY EILEEN WHITFIELD t
first glance ...
5 — Depression : A Thousand Faces Did you ever see the movie Man of a Thousand Faces ? It ' s the story of the actor Lon Chaney and his rise to stardom .
At a very early age , Lon Chaney learned to be very expressive because both of
Author: Herbert Wagemaker
Category: Depression, Mental
Many Christians preach that depression is a spiritual problem and that its solution is increased Bible reading and prayer. Dr. Wagemaker argues that depression is a brain disease; it is biological and physical, and it can be treated with medication.