Book DescriptionAlthough most people do not speak of theater and Iran in the same breath, dramatic expression has always been a fixture of Iranian culture Some 2500 years ago, kings and commoners alike were regaled by comic theater in the form of dance and mime, accompanied by music The dancers often wore masks, a vestige of an earlier era when such обьым dances were enacted as religious rites Comic drama also took a slapstick form, in which social situations were lampooned and people ridiculed by imitatingtheir accents and behavior Yet another ancient dramatic art was that of puppetry, now known to have exist much earlier than its attested date of about 1000 CE Only glove and string puppets were popular in Iran; though briefly practiced, shadow puppetryfailed to win a following Like comic dance and mime, narrative drama originated in religious rites Over time, religious ceremony evolved gave rise to a popular secular epic tradition that was very popular in pre-Islamic Iran The bard enjoyed an important place in social life, and the verbal arts of poetry, storytelling, elegy and recitation thrived, often accompanied by music In Islamic times, this art form continued and was given impetus by elegies and public recitations about the heroic deeds of ancient kings In addition, Iran produced the only form of Islamic religious epic drama (ta`ziyeh-khvani), which reenacts the martyrdom of Imam Hoseyn In traditional Iranian theater, there was no real difference between high and low culture, although artists attached to the royal court and sponsored by the rich tended to be more competent than those who performed for the public at large With the exception of religious and narrative drama, written texts were seldom used The artistswhether comedian, mime, puppeteer, elegist or storyteller performed both in public and private spaces European theater, with its reliance on a written text and normative rather than improvisatory acting, arrived in 1878 and was part of the modernization process in Iran It enjoyed a hey-day in the early years of the twentieth century, but has experienced many ups-and-downs since then Today, it once again enjoys great popularity At the same time, traditional theatre is being rediscovered, and playwrights are using some of its forms to develop indigenous modern Iranian theatrea melding of the deep past and dynamic present Cover painting: A mime dance by a group of professional entertainers accompanied by musicians, ascribed to Mirza Mohammad al-Hoseyni, Iran 1613 Courtesy of Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution. 2005 г 340 стр ISBN 0934211299.
Book Description Issues of gender, religion, and landscape in the works of Shakespeare and Spenser are examined through the lens of colonialism and national identity in this literary critical analysis This period in early modern English literature is marked by a redefinition of what it means to be British, and close readings of the texts reveal обьыэ Spenser's developing (and ambivalent) sense of Irishness and Shakespeare's alleged Catholic recusancy The relationship between biographical details and imaginative writing reveal the conflicting issues of literary reputation and identity that make discussions of nationalism so complex Pastoralism versus ruralism and internal insurrection versus foreign invasion are among the themes discussed. 2005 г 192 стр ISBN 1902806379.
Book DescriptionThe harmonies of the Fisk Jubilee Singers, the measured brush strokes of painter Lloyd Branson, the intricate basket weaving of Maggie Murphy, the influence of the Agrarian literary movement, and the theater barnstorming of actor-manager Sol Smithsuch are the sounds, images, and expressions of Tennessees arts legacy обььд Through its interlocking themes of tradition and innovation, A History of Tennessee Arts: Creating Traditions, Expanding Horizons traces the story of the artsin Tennessee from its formal, more academic side to its vernacular expressions of culture, self, and community Both the formal and the vernacular contribute to an understanding of what the arts mean to Tennesseans and, in turn, what Tennesseans have to offer the culture of the state, the region, and the nation A history of the arts in the Volunteer State becomes, then, an evolving barometer of not only where we have been as a culture, but also how we have matured as a society This richly illustrated book, cosponsored by the Tennessee Arts Commission and the Tennessee Historical Society, covers the varieties of art in Tennessee in five parts The visual arts and architecture section includes chapters on vernacular and high style architecture, sculpture, painting and photography, while the section on craft arts celebrates folk arts such as woodcraft, silversmithing, pottery, and textiles The section on Tennessees rich literary history includes such writers as James Agee, Robert Penn Warren, and Evelyn Scott, while the performing arts are represented by a wealth of storytellers along with two centuries of stage history Finally, Tennessee is home toand originator ofmuch of the music that we know as distinctively American Contributors to the music section examine gospel, blues, rock, soul, and, of course, country music From prehistoric cave paintings to the "cow punk" of Jason and the Scorchers, from the elegant capitol building of William Strickland to Ballet Memphis, and from the unique cantilevered barns of East Tennessee to the chronicles of Alex Haley, the arts in Tennessee truly celebrate traditions and strive to expand our horizons. 2004 г 472 стр ISBN 1572332395.
Book DescriptionTheatre World, the statistical and pictorial record of the Broadway and off-Broadway season, touring companies, and professional regional companies throughout the United States, has become a classic in its field The book is complete withcast listings, replacement producers, directors, authors, composers, opening and обььл closing dates, song titles, and much, much more There are special sections with biographical data, obituary information, listings of annual Shakespeare festivals and major drama awards. 2003 г 304 стр ISBN 1557834768.
Book Description Sir Thomas Stukeley, the notorious English courtier, pirate, adventurer and soldier, died at the Battle of Alcazar in Morocco in 1578, while serving in the army of King Sebastian of Portugal This volume comprises the first modern-spelling, annotated edition of two plays in which he is a major character: George Peele's The Battle обььо of Alcazar (c 1588), and the anonymous Famous History of the Life and Death of Captain Thomas Stukeley (c 1596). 2005 г 256 стр ISBN 0719062349.
Decorative Ironwork Designs CD-ROM and Book (Electronic Clip Art) артикул 842a.
Multitude of designs selected from rare 19th- and early-20th-century periodicals depict motifs for gates, railings, finials, window grilles, signs, bedsteads, marquees, knockers, tables, and other ironwork elements The 257 royalty-free illustrations, many displaying Art Nouveau influences, range from relatively simple, unadorned обьыц geometric and floral designs to extraordinarily ornate and intricate patterns The distinctive antique designs will add flair to a wide array of art and craft projects. Издательство: Dover Publications, 2004 г Мягкая обложка, 48 стр ISBN 0486995828.
Набор настольных игр "X-Large Games" артикул 844a.
"X-Large Games" - в этот набор входит множество различных игр! Вы будете каждый вечер собираться со своими родными и близкими за большим круглым столом и весело и интересно проводить обььг время, играя в одну из множества представленных игр Игры помогут развить логику мышления В набор входят: шахматы, различные игровые поля, фишки, кубики, инструкция для двухсот игр на русском языке Характеристики: Диаметр рулетки: 26,5 см Размер упаковки: 41 см x 29,5 см x 8 см Состав 16 фишек, 15 белых шашек и 15 черных шашек, 5 кубиков, 5 кубиков для игры в "покер", 2 колоды игральных карт, 3 игровых поля, стаканчик для кубиков, 1 рулетка 1 указка, 1 пакетик с круглыми фишками, 2 шарика, 1 пакетик с квадратными и прямоугольными фишками, 1 блокнот для записи, инструкция на русском языке. Настольная игра Возраст: от 7 лет; Piatnik; Австрия 2007 г ; Артикул: 780424; Упаковка: Коробка картонная Не рекомендуется детям до 3-х лет.
The Art of the Spark: 12 Habits to Inspire Romantic Adventures (Celebrating Our Lives Series) артикул 846a.
Book DescriptionWhen falling in love, every couple hopes for "happily ever after," yet few achieve it Only a small percentage of couples on their twentieth or fiftieth anniversary use the word "romantic" to describe their relationships It takes more than love and good intentions to keep the spark alive This book ignites обььй the spark Zalmanek draws from clients stories, her workshops, and her own thirty-year marriage to illustrate these habits Exercises help couples discover their Romance Profileand plan adventures The habits include: 1 Build a foundation for adventure 2 Follow your own romantic bliss 3 Do something outrageous 4 Accommodate your beloveds surprise tolerance 5 Transform the ordinary into the extraordinary 6 Invite people to help 7 Make an adventure of presenting your gift 8 Prolong special occasions 9 Practice your own romantic traditions 10 Enjoy the bumps on the road to adventure 11 Cherish intimacy 12 Make romance a way of life Other experts have written about the work it takes to make relationships successful Zalmanek shows how romance makes relationships fun. 2006 г 320 стр ISBN 0976687909.
Teach Yourself Calligraphy (Teach Yourself Series) артикул 848a.
Book Description Written for the complete beginner, Teach Yourself Calligraphy shows the reader how to use calligraphy in a wide range of projects It covers everything a novice needs to know to become confident at the craft, including the four basic calligraphy styles, and techniques such as embossing, simple bookbinding, rubber-stamp making, обььн and stenciling Detailed diagrams and color illustrations make the projects clear and simple to follow The attractive, large-page format allows the book to stay open for hands-free practice, making this guide ideal for new calligraphers. 2004 г Мягкая обложка, 128 стр ISBN 0071439714.
Art Deco Bookbindings: The Work of Pierre Legrain and Rose Adler артикул 850a.
Book DescriptionBefore dust jackets wrapped every hardcover behind a shield of paper, a book's binding was its only advertisement, and the shelves of bibliophiles were lined with staid leather-bound tomes Then came the Art Deco designs of Pierre Legrainand Rose Adler, who transformed bookbinding into a medium of playful and dazzling experimentation обььч and craftsmanship Their colorful, imaginative works, often made in exotic materials, are found only in a few prized collections and have rarely been available to the general public now, this selection of more than sixty designs, colored-paper maquettes, and realized bindings are collected in one exquisite volume, with insightful texts introducing the work and discuss its revolutionary effect on modern design Among the brilliant array of bindings are ones made especially for works by Colette, Paul Verlaine, Andre Gide, Guillaume Apollinaire, Stephane Mallarme, Michel Leiris, and Jean Giraudoux Art Deco Bookbinding accompanies the exhibition of the same name at the New York Public Library's Humanities and Social Science Library beginning in February 2004. 2004 г 120 стр ISBN 1568984626.