One night at the grief group that Dick and I facilitate, the discussion wasabout what our loved ones would want for us. As he sat there, this scenebegan to unfold in his mind. He saw himself being greeted by Timm inheaven. They sat down at a table. Timm reached across the table and tookhold of Dick's hands. With great an?cipa?on, he looked into his eyes andsaid, "So Dad, tell me all about what you've done since I le?."How would you like to be able to answer that ques?on when you arereunited with those who have gone before you?Her message is always heartfelt with a sincere desireto help her audience to feel empowered by her words.
This anthology is the first to survey the full range of modern Japanese drama and make available Japan's best and most representative twentieth- and early-twenty-first-century works in one volume. It opens with a comprehensive introduction to Meiji-period drama and follows with six chronological sections: "The Age of Taisho Drama"; The Tsukiji Little Theater and Its Aftermath"; "Wartime and Postwar Drama"; "The 1960s and Underground Theater"; "The 1980s and Beyond"; and "Popular Theater," providing a complete history of modern Japanese theater for students, scholars, instructors, and dramatists. The collection features a mix of original and previously published translations of works, among them plays by such writers as Masamune Hakucho (The Couple Next Door), Enchi Fumiko (Restless Night in Late Spring), Morimoto Kaoru (A Woman's Life), Abe Kobo (The Man Who Turned into a Stick), Kara Juro (Two Women), Terayama Shuji (Poison Boy), Noda Hideki (Poems for Sale), and Mishima Yukio (The Sardine Seller's Net of Love). Leading translators include Donald Keene, J. Thomas Rimer, M. Cody Poulton, John K. Gillespie, Mari Boyd, and Brian Powell. Each section features an introduction to the developments and character of the period, notes on the plays' productions, and photographs of their stage performances. The volume complements any study of modern Japanese literature and modern drama in China, Korea, or other Asian or contemporary Western nations.
Scenes especially selected for young thespians--taken from such major plays as "The Effect of Gamma Rays" and "Member of the Wedding"--are supplemented with acting tips, preparatory exercises, and directions
Love Stories the Relationships of four Women is my first book. I love it! It was not what I had in mind when I sat down at Letha, my nieces kitchen table to write. When I put my fingers to the keys of my second hand computer back in 2006, the book that I had planned to write was about my trials and tribulations during the death of my boys. This book is a Romance novel about four girlfriends and their relationships. On these pages you will experience the Love, Laughter, hurt and betrayal and a unique way that they go about living life. These women are so close to my heart that I wish that they were real. They experience real life ups and downs and they help each other get through them. The closeness of their friendships is something I can relate too. I grew up with a half dozen close relationships with my cousins and girlfriends. So get ready for a treat. Pour yourself a cup of coffee, tea or a cold glass of lemonade and sit down and get comfortable as you prepare to go on a journey with them. Hey you just might discover that its yours. From My heart to yours, Cordelia
In 1940, Sally Bowles, that spirited character from Christopher Isherwood's Goodbye to Berlin, decides to leave her baby daughter with her parents in the country and return to London. There, despite the Blitz, she is determined to live life to the full. Moreover, she wants to find the love of her life, the elusive Theo. Despite Theo's absence, Sally cuts swathes across the cold, charmless, and secretive trio of Briggs, Pym, and Bruno. In the late 1990s, young American academic Greg Peters is trying to piece together the missing links of Sally's life for a new biography. He contacts Bruno in London and finds a man tauntingly evasive, knowledgeable but unwilling to comment. But eventually Bruno thaws, leading Greg on a fascinating and tantalizing trail of snippets, facts, and fantasies about the real Sally Bowles.
Why do some people succeed massively while others remain average? What is success and how can you become successful? How can you make as much money as you desire? What is happiness and how can you become as happy as you want to be whenever you choose? This book answers these complex questions and offers you specific universally applicable principles the most successful people in the world have used to achieve their dreams and goals regardless of skin color, religion, geographical or educational background. It highlights the journey of a young man named Rudo who thought he couldn't amount to anything in life because of his perceived limitations. But a chance encounter with a stranger who exposes Rudo to the secrets and principles of success transforms his entire destiny.