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The Light Upon the Gatepost (Paperback): Virginia Scott Fairman McEntyre The Light Upon the Gatepost (Paperback)
Virginia Scott Fairman McEntyre
R297 Discovery Miles 2 970 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Tartuffe (Paperback): Moliere Tartuffe (Paperback)
Moliere; Adapted by Constance Congdon; Translated by Virginia Scott
R235 Discovery Miles 2 350 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Moliere - A Theatrical Life (Paperback): Virginia Scott Moliere - A Theatrical Life (Paperback)
Virginia Scott
R665 Discovery Miles 6 650 Out of stock

Moličre's long-lost trunk of letters and manuscripts has yet to be found amidst the dust of some Parisian attic, but in spite of that, a story of his life can be told from documentary evidence, reminiscence, gossip and innuendo, and inferences from his plays. He was very much a man of his time and place, and this new biography, the first to be written in English since 1930, places the great actor/playwright in his historical context as the son of well-to-do bourgeois and student at the Jesuit College de Clermont in the 1630's, as one of a group of stage-struck hopefuls and as a vagabond actor in the provinces in the 1640's and 50's, and--from 1658 to his death in 1673--as a clever courtier, a faithful friend, a not-so-faithful lover, a successful and controversial playwright striking out against hypocrisy in religion and medicine, and a cynical survivor of the literary, cultural, and marital wars. Virginia Scott is Professor of Theater at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She has published numerous articles in Theater Survey, Theater Journal, and Theater Research International as well as writing the book The Commedia dellĀrte in Paris, which won the George Freedley Award for the best book in theater studies in 1991.

Bananas - An American History (Paperback): Virginia Scott Jenkins Bananas - An American History (Paperback)
Virginia Scott Jenkins
R326 R303 Discovery Miles 3 030 Save R23 (7%) Out of stock

Before 1880 most Americans had never seen a banana. By 1910 bananas were so common that streets were littered with their peels. Today Americans eat on average nearly seventy-five per year. More than a staple of the American diet, bananas have gained a secure place in the nation's culture and folklore. They have been recommended as the secret to longevity, the perfect food for infants, and the cure for warts, headaches, and stage fright. Essential to the cereal bowl and the pratfall, they remain a mainstay of jokes, songs, and wordplay even after a century of rapid change.
Covering every aspect of the banana in American culture, from its beginnings as luxury food to its reputation in the 1910s as the "poor man's" fruit to its role today as a healthy, easy-to-carry snack, "Bananas" provides an insightful look at a fruit with appeal.

The Lawn - A History of an American Obsession (Paperback): Virginia Scott Jenkins The Lawn - A History of an American Obsession (Paperback)
Virginia Scott Jenkins
R372 R343 Discovery Miles 3 430 Save R29 (8%) Out of stock

Lawns now blanket thirty million acres of the United States, but until the late nineteenth century few Americans had any desire for a front lawn, much less access to seeds for growing one. In her comprehensive history of this uniquely American obsession, Virginia Scott Jenkins traces the origin of the front lawn aesthetic, the development of the lawn-care industry, its environmental impact, and modern as well as historic alternatives to lawn mania.

Women on the Stage in Early Modern France - 1540-1750 (Hardcover): Virginia Scott Women on the Stage in Early Modern France - 1540-1750 (Hardcover)
Virginia Scott
R1,201 Discovery Miles 12 010 Out of stock

Focusing on actresses in France during the early modern period, Virginia Scott examines how the stereotype of the actress has been constructed. The study then moves beyond that stereotype to detail the reality of the personal and artistic lives of women on the French stage, from the almost unknown Marie Ferre - who signed a contract for 12 livres a year in 1545 to perform the 'antiquailles de Rome or other histories, moralities, farces, and acrobatics' in the provinces - to the queens of the eighteenth-century Paris stage, whose 'adventures' have overshadowed their artistic triumphs. The book also investigates the ways in which actresses made invaluable contributions to the development of the French theatre in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, and looks at the 'afterlives' of such women as Armande Bejart, Marquise Du Parc, Charlotte Desmares, Adrienne Lecouvreur, and Hippolyte Clairon in biographies, plays, and films.

Moliere - A Theatrical Life (Hardcover): Virginia Scott Moliere - A Theatrical Life (Hardcover)
Virginia Scott
R1,442 Discovery Miles 14 420 Out of stock

Moličre's long-lost trunk of letters and manuscripts has yet to be found amidst the dust of some Parisian attic, but in spite of that, a story of his life can be told from documentary evidence, reminiscence, gossip and innuendo, and inferences from his plays. He was very much a man of his time and place, and this new biography, the first to be written in English since 1930, places the great actor/playwright in his historical context as the son of well-to-do bourgeois and student at the Jesuit College de Clermont in the 1630's, as one of a group of stage-struck hopefuls and as a vagabond actor in the provinces in the 1640's and 50's, and--from 1658 to his death in 1673--as a clever courtier, a faithful friend, a not-so-faithful lover, a successful and controversial playwright striking out against hypocrisy in religion and medicine, and a cynical survivor of the literary, cultural, and marital wars. Virginia Scott is Professor of Theater at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She has published numerous articles in Theater Survey, Theater Journal, and Theater Research International as well as writing the book The Commedia dellĀrte in Paris, which won the George Freedley Award for the best book in theater studies in 1991.

AAUSC 2009 - Principles and Practices of the Standards in College Foreign Language Education (Paperback, New edition): Virginia... AAUSC 2009 - Principles and Practices of the Standards in College Foreign Language Education (Paperback, New edition)
Virginia Scott, Carl Blyth
R1,174 R973 Discovery Miles 9 730 Save R201 (17%) Out of stock

Endorsed by the AAUSC, PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES OF THE STANDARDS focuses on the theoretical underpinnings and application of the Standards of Foreign Language Learning at the college level, particularly among language program coordinators, language and literature teachers, and graduate teaching assistants.

Theatre History Studies 2012 - Volume 32 (Paperback, New): Rhona Justice-Malloy Theatre History Studies 2012 - Volume 32 (Paperback, New)
Rhona Justice-Malloy; Contributions by Bill Rauch, Virginia Scott, Lisa Jackson
R733 Discovery Miles 7 330 Out of stock

Theatre History Studies, currently edited by Rhona Justice-Malloy, is a peer-reviewed journal of theatre history and scholarship published annually since 1981 by the Mid-American Theatre Conference (MATC), a regional body devoted to theatre scholarship and practice. The conference encompasses the states of Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio. The purpose of the conference is to unite persons and organizations within the region with an interest in theatre and to promote the growth and development of all forms of theatre. Contributors Penny Farfan / Victor Holtcamp / Lisa Jackson-Schebetta / Richard L. Poole / Bill Rauch / Thomas Robson / Marlis Schweitzer / Virginia Scott / Christine Woodworth

Discovering the Clown, or The Funny Book of Good Acting (Paperback): Christopher Bayes Discovering the Clown, or The Funny Book of Good Acting (Paperback)
Christopher Bayes; As told to Virginia Scott
R323 R262 Discovery Miles 2 620 Save R61 (19%) Out of stock
Tartuffe - A New Verse Translation (Paperback, Critical Ed): Moliere Tartuffe - A New Verse Translation (Paperback, Critical Ed)
Moliere; Translated by Constance Congdon; Edited by Constance Congdon, Virginia Scott
R280 Discovery Miles 2 800 Out of stock

His biting satire, witty dialogue, and irreverent staging have made him a favorite with theatergoers for four centuries. This Norton Critical Edition of Moliere s most controversial and most often-performed play is based on Constance Congdon s acclaimed new verse translation. It is accompanied by explanatory annotations and nine illustrations of the seventeenth-century farce.

Backgrounds and Sources draws readers attention to the real-life controversy Moliere faced following the opening of Tartuffe, which was immediately banned by the Church. Both sides of the argument surrounding Tartuffe are presented in contemporary documents translated and annotated by Virginia Scott, among them Moliere s three petitions to King Louis XIV, Pierre Roulle on the monarchy, letters by Boileau and Charles Robinet, and Hardouin de Perefixe on the law.

Assessments of Tartuffe as a production are given in seminal reviews by Harold Clurman and John Peter. Constantin Stanislavsky and Louis Jovet discuss the challenges they faced in preparing for modern productions of Tartuffe.

From the wealth of critical commentary on Tartuffe both in the United States and in France, the editors have chosen nine interpretations focusing on the central issues of translation, religion, social history, staging, and international adaptation. Contributors include Nancy Senior, Emanuel S. Chill, Roger W. Herzel, P. Munoz Simonds, Pamela Saur, William J. Beck, Mechele Leon, Wilma Newberry, and Cheryl Kennedy McFarren.

A Chronology of Moliere s life and work and a Chronology are included."

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