The ultimate guide to the hit program Charmed, this is both a book of spells and a key to the mysteries of the show. The Book of Shadows celebrates the best of Charmed, from its roots in the ancient tradition of Wicca to insider information on the show's stars. N.E. Genge not only provides fascinating background details for the show's Wiccan elements, but also guides readers in performing their own magic. Fans with a witchy bent will learn about the tools of magic and divination and the casting of spells. Recipes and rituals -- from those that beckon love or bless a new business venture to those that bequeath strength or bestow fortune -- are all included. The Book of Shadows is a sassy celebration of witches, sisterhood, and magic. This book has not been prepared, approved, licensed, endorsed, or in any way authorized by any entity that created or produced Charmed.
This collection of essays sheds some light on the underlying issues in "24," one of the most gripping, dramatic, and addictive shows on television. With contributors drawn from fields including philosophy, psychology, political science, and counterterrorism, the essays reflect, distort, and comment on our modern political landscape. Using our current political climate to enrich viewers' experience of "24," this book addresses how much of the show is realistic and what it has to say about modern politics and foreign policy in America's fight against terrorism. Essays look at issues including the show's images of terrorism, the ethics and effectiveness of the characters' counterterrorism practices, the portrayal of government and politics on the show, whether it takes a terrorist to fight a terrorist, how much "the people" have a right to know in life-threatening circumstances, and how effective we really want our heroes to be.
In one handy volume, a concise course on all phases of acting and stage movement. Speech control, interpretation of a character style--all the essentials of good acting are fully reviewed. Every phase of acting and motion is included: sitting, walking, standing, hand and arm coordination and opposition, the eyes, the head, body movement, exits and entrances, mechanics of emotional range and relaxation and tension. A fully illustrated book. Sample chapters include: The Actor's Dilemma: Need for Technique; "Speak the Speech, I Pray You"; Sult the Action to the Work; Interpretation of Character; The Play's the Thing; Style; Feet When Sitting, Standing and Walking; Hands When Sitting, Standing and Walking; The Mechanics of Relaxation and Tension; The Mechanics of Pause; The Emotional Range--Mental and Vocal; Coordination of Speech with Movement.
The Stage and the School" offers more of what you've always loved about the nation's most comprehensive high school drama program. More hands-on exercises. More teacher support. More discussion of the conventions of the theatre. More opportunities to creative expression through performance. More connections to the other arts. With all the hands-on exercises and application activities, scenes and monologues, chapter openers and reviews, students are provided with every opportunity for success.
In the late 1920s radio exploded almost overnight into being America's dominant entertainment, just as television would do twenty-five years later. Gerald Nachman, himself a product of the radio years, takes us back to the heyday of radio, bringing to life the great performers and shows, as well as the not-so-great and not-great-at-all. Nachman analyzes the many genres that radio deployed or invented, from the soap opera to the sitcom to the quiz show, zooming in to study closely key performers like Jack Benny, Bob Hope, and Fred Allen. Raised on Radio is a generous, instructive, and sinfully readable salute to an extraordinary American phenomenon.