Create the life you want after your first career and full-time motherhood
Author: Julie Shifman
Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group
The kids have left home, or maybe they’re just getting older and need less attention. Either way, it’s now your turn. You have more time, and you want to do something with it: perhaps go back to work, start a small business, commit to a cause you care about. But if you are like most women, you grapple with imagining what you want to do next—and may be plagued with doubts about how to succeed in the next stage of life. Millions of women struggle to form a post-full-time motherhood identity, but Julie Shifman’s Act Three turns that transition into an exciting journey of self-exploration. Through insightful advice and fun, hands-on exercises—all based on extensive research—Shifman takes you from imagining the rich possibilities for your third act to actually doing it. In these pages, you will learn how to • identify your “Gifted Passions”—the things you love and have talent for • pinpoint your biggest motivators • ready yourself for the big changes Act Three will bring • take “baby steps” to achieve your goals • proactively address what might hold you back • overcome the obstacles you’ll inevitably encounter along the way As she encourages and informs, Shifman also shares inspirational real-life stories of “Act Threes” that will make you wonder “Wow, how’d she do that?” She profiles an award-winning documentarian, the founder of an African orphanage, a fitness guru, a nationally syndicated radio host, and more—all of whom started the journey just like you, wondering what they would do next. With the tools and support in this book, you will be well equipped to embark on a fulfilling Act Three.
It's zombies vs vampires - with desperate citizens caught in the crossfi re - as the legendary George Romero unleashes the fi nal chapter in his new undead epic! Zombie Autopsy! But is Xavier dead or undead? Dr. Penny Jones may have a nasty surprise coming her way! Who is kidnapping the children of NYC, where are they taking them, and why? The future of Manhattan may rest in the answers! COLLECTING: GEORGE ROMERO'S EMPIRE OF THE DEAD: ACT THREE 1-5
The Girl From Summer Hill is a dazzling novel from New York Times bestselling author Jude Deveraux, set in Summer Hill, a small town where love takes center stage against the backdrop of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. Enter Elizabeth Bennet. Chef Casey Reddick has had it up to here with men. Arriving in the charming town of Summer Hill, Virginia, peace and quiet on the picturesque Tattwell plantation is just what she needs. But the tranquillity is broken one morning when she sees a gorgeous naked man on her porch. Enter Mr. Darcy. What Tate Landers, Hollywood heartthrob and owner of Tattwell, doesn't need on a bittersweet trip to his ancestral home is a woman spying on him. His anger, which looks so good on the screen, makes a bad first impression on Casey - and she lets him know it. The plot thickens. Sparks fly when Casey is recruited to play Elizabeth Bennet opposite Tate's Mr. Darcy in a stage adaptation of Pride and Prejudice. As they spar on and off stage, Casey begins to think she's been too quick to judge. But then Tate's handsome ex-brother-in-law, Devlin Haines, who is playing Wickham, tells Casey some horrifying stories about the man she's falling for. Casey needs to figure out who to believe. Is the intense, undeniable chemistry between her and Tate real, or is this just a performance that ends when the curtain falls? Jude Deveraux. Love stories to enchant you. For more gorgeous romance, don't miss the Nantucket Brides trilogy: True Love, For All Time and Ever After.
Written by a screenwriting teacher, this step-by-step plan for creating a commercial screenplay in four months includes three chapters on format, advance storytelling tips and tricks, strategies to get the work done, innovative marketing advice, and more.
Pioneering Gay & Lesbian Plays of the 20th Century
Author: Ben Hodges
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Category: Performing Arts
(Applause Books). Applause Theatre & Cinema Books is proud to announce the publication of the first collected anthology of gay and lesbian plays from the entire span of the twentieth century, sure to find wide acceptance by general readers and to be studied on campuses around the world. Among the ten plays, three are completely out of print. Included are The God of Venegeance (1918) by Sholom Ash, the first play to introduce lesbian characters to an English-language audience; Lillian Hellman's classic The Children's Hour (1933), initially banned in London and passed over for the Pulitzer Prize because of its subject matter; and Oscar Wilde (1938) by Leslie and Sewell Stokes, a major award-winning success that starred Robert Morley. More recent plays include Mart Crowley's The Boys in the Band (1968), the first hit "out" gay play that was the most realistic and groundbreaking portrayal of gays on stage up to that time; Martin Sherman's Bent (1978), which daringly focused on the love between two Nazi concentration camp inmates and starred Richard Gere; William Hoffman's As Is (1985), which was one of the first plays to deal with the AIDS crisis and earned three Tony Award nominations; and Terrence McNally's Love! Valour! Compassion! (1994), which starred Nathan Lane and won the Tony Award for Best Play. The other plays are Edouard Bourdet's The Captive (1926), Ruth and Augustus Goetz's The Immoralist (1954) and Frank Marcus' The Killing of Sister George (1967). Forbidden Acts includes a broad range of theatrical genres: drama, tragedy, romance, comedy and farce. They remain vibrant and relevant today as a testament of art's ability to persevere in the face of oppression.
Comedy Romance Characters: 1 male, 4 female. Set: Bare stage with rehearsal furniture. Length; 40 minutes Five students are rehearsing Act Three, Scene Five of Romeo and Juliet. Things are not going well. Inexperience, egos and jealousies are becoming more important than the show. The sometimes comic, always touching, love story of Romeo and Juliet is paralleled by a growing offstage relationship. Written specifically for secondary schools that wish to produce strong new works without the burden of heavy technical demands, this is a fresh and exciting play, a delightful look at how young actors make theatre come alive.
Dani Ross is hired by a theatrical producer whose life is being threatened, not realizing that, surrounded by performers, it's nearly impossible to discern who's telling the truth and who's just playing another part.
Kirkus Review of Act Three: "Offering moments of sadness and plenty of laughs, Ward tenderly paints an honest portrait of the ups and downs of aging. ..".Told through first-person letters the two friends write to each other, this breezy read is often light-hearted but sometimes deeply poignant. ..".An endearing tale of coping with loss." A book club dessert: Act Three is a timely, fun, and thought-provoking journey of two best friends, Stel and Merci, plunging into the unknowns of life, as widows and mothers of sandwiched daughters, in search of answers to "What do I do now?" Joyce Ward writes about family, strong women, and anything unpredictable with a humorous twist. She lives with her artist husband in Southern California where amazing sunsets nourish her soul.
Now updated--the step-by-step secrets to capturing great moments on film With all the recent advancements in filmmaking technology, more people than ever are trying their hand at filmmaking. Keeping up with the newest information in this booming field, this updated edition of Filmmaking For Dummies features up-to-the-minute coverage of the latest and greatest hardware, software, accessories, and trends--including high-definition technology and new outlets for films such as YouTube and MySpace. It demystifies the nuts-and-bolts of filmmaking, from developing a project and securing financing to hiring a cast and crew, editing, and getting distribution. This new edition also provides new movie examples and updated contacts and resources. Whether people want to become professional filmmakers or simply shoot quality home movies, this practical guide has all the advice and tips needed to succeed.
Once upon a midnight dreary The Raven ranted in his query; beckoning all to come along on an epic voyage, to another dimension, through a world of music and adventure, a literary journey to the center of the mind. There you will experience the euphoria of Love Found, Love Lost, and Love Regaled and all the ups and downs that the Soul and Spirit encounter each day as we make our way on this Little Patch of Green through this spiritual journey we call life.Stairway to Heaven is a love story, of sorts. It is 36 chapters with a 3 chapter sequel and a final epilogue. The novel has been 40 years in the coming. I was told it couldn't be done, that it would never be completed. The obstacles seemed as though they were too great to overcome. The dark side tried to prevent it, and a spiritual battle raged. The Devil himself tried to stop it. But even the gates of Hell could not prevail against it. So after 10 long years of Blood, Sweat, and Tears, here it is in black and white; The Greatest Love Story Ever Told...And now pack up your sorrows, put your troubles away for a short period of time. Relax a little and enjoy the ride. Come on and take a midnight voyage, come with me on a little trip, one that appears to have no ending, far from this foreign shore, much further than you've been before, will you dare to take this little journey, all aboard, all aboard...This is Act Three "All Things Must Pass"There are Eight Acts in this Series
(Applause Books). Five great forces Checkhov, Hauptmann, Ibsen, Strindberg and Zola dramatists whose work define, embrace and transcend the trends and genres of the modern stage, meet here in this extraordinary exhibition of their sustained and sustaining power in today's theatre. Includes Zola's Therese Raquin; Strindberg's Miss Julie; Ibsen's An Enemy of the People; Hauptmann's The Weavers; and Chekhov's The Seagull.
Edith Louisa Cavell was an English nurse serving in Brussels during WWI who assisted many British, French, and Belgian soldiers to cross the border into neutral Holland. Cavell was betrayed by a spy and arrested by German Police. The outcome of her court martial is well-known and well-preserved. She was found guilty and condemned to death. Historical introduction.
Theatre in Pieces: politics, poetics and interdisciplinary collaboration is an innovative compilation of seven highly acclaimed productions by key practitioners of non-playwright-driven theatre. Each playtext is reproduced in full and accompanied by extensive notes from members of the original producing theatre. A substantial introduction by Anna Furse provides an overview of the works and contextualises their reading by revealing how a script can emerge from or provoke a collaborative devising process. The works featured include: Hotel Methuselah, Imitating the Dog/Pete Brooks; Don Juan.Who?/Don Juan.Kdo?, Athletes of the Heart; A Girl Skipping, Graeme Miller; Trans-Acts, Julia Bardsley; US, 1966 (with an introduction by Peter Brook); Miss America, Split Britches and 48 Minutes for Palestine, Mojisola Adebayo and Ashtar Theatre. The notion of writing for interdisciplinary collaboration is at the core of the selected plays which makes this a very unique collection and the extensive Introduction and notes make this an invaluable resource for any student of theatre and performance.
With honesty, humour and occasional anger, performer Bette Bourne tells the playwright Mark Ravenhill about his brave and flamboyant life. Crafted from transcripts of a series of long, private conversations, actor Bette Bourne reminisces and replays scenes from his life from a postwar childhood,a stint as a classical actor in the late 60s, to living in a drag commune in Notting Hill and being an active member of the Gay Liberation Front. Bette then talks about his touring with the New York based Hot Peaches cabaret group and founding his own cabaret troop, Bloolips, which redefined the term gay theatre by creating their very own unique celebration of dramatic and colourful homosexuality. The piece, in three parts, marks a different series of events in Bette's life to reveal both a portrait of a pioneering, radical individual and a historical document of the struggles and achievements of gay liberation.