Blood And Beauty

Author: Terry Kroenung
Editor: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595279201
Size: 13,88 MB
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From Holocaust knife fights to clowns hurling pies, Blood and Beauty offers a dozen opportunities for actresses to display their stage combat expertise. Filling a need in the theatrical canon, these short plays not only provide women with stage fights to perform, but also present severe acting challenges.

Blood Beauty

Author: Sarah Dunant
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0748128727
Size: 18,67 MB
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By the end of the fifteenth century, the beauty and creativity of Italy is matched only by its brutality and corruption. When Cardinal Rodrigo Borgia buys his way into the papacy, he is defined not just by his wealth, charisma and power, but by his blood: a Spanish Pope in a city run by Italians. If he is to succeed, he must use his Machiavellian son and innocent daughter. Stripping away the myths around the Borgias, Blood & Beauty breathes life into the astonishing family of Alexander VI and celebrates the raw power of history itself: compelling, complex, and relentless.

The Experience Of Beauty In The Middle Ages

Author: Mary Carruthers
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019959032X
Size: 11,56 MB
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This book articulates a new approach to medieval aesthetic values, emphasizing the sensory and emotional basis of all medieval arts, their love of play and fine craftsmanship, of puzzles, and of strong contrasts.It offers an understanding of medieval literature and art that is rooted in the perceptions and feelings of ordinary life.

Power Beauty And Blood

Author: Pegus
Editor: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1481788906
Size: 17,93 MB
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...there are dark, inner desires and impenetrable secrets buried deep within ALL of us! However, they are merely dormant. Most dare not contemplate these or allow sinister desires to surface! Yet, shadowy passions lurk in menacing recesses of their gloomy souls and inhibited corners of their minds. It is fear of exposure that dominates. Fear condemns them to conceal disturbing obsessions. Such passions, though terrifying to others, are natural to some. We, you and I, of a higher social and intellectual order, are unencumbered by conscience. We are undeterred by the concept of fear itself. Our purposes are beyond common understanding. Outsiders pry into our private world at their peril! Hello, Journal! Welcome to my world! I am endowed with beauty, select genetic inheritance and a thirst for warm human blood. It floods my soul... Come indulge yourself in unrestricted freedom of thought, deeds of social cleansing and a clamour for personal righteousness...horrifying though such acts may appear to the uninitiated...J.K.

Balkan Beauty Balkan Blood

Author: Robert Elsie
Editor: Northwestern University Press
ISBN: 0810123371
Size: 19,84 MB
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Although Albanian literature dates back to the 1500s, creative prose in that nation is very much a twentieth-century phenomenon; and much as the early literature in Albanian was interrupted by Ottoman rule--and oppression--its later emergence was stymied and stunted by Stalinist politics and propaganda. What this volume documents is, then, a literature at once venerable and nascent, a tradition in the making, however deep its roots. In these stories representing the last three decades of Albanian writing--especially the burst of creativity in the newfound freedom of the 1990s--readers will encounter work that reflects the literary paradox of Eastern Europe in the late twentieth century: the startling originality of the new uneasily coupled with the strains of history; the sophistication and self-consciousness of late (or post-) modernity married to the simplicity of a literature first finding its voice; a refusal of political influence and pressure expressed through frankly political subject matter. Albania's more established writers (including Dritëro Agolli, Ismail Kadare, Teodor Laço, and Eqrem Basha) appear here alongside newer talents (such as Ylljet Aliçka, Mimoza Ahmeti, Elivra Dones, Lindita Arapi, and Kim Mehmeti), providing English-speaking readers with an elucidating and entertaining overview of the recent history, and the future, of the nation's literature.


Author: Mary McGrigor
ISBN: 9780907200017
Size: 20,23 MB
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A comprehensive study of the Scottish county of Argyll, this is the fascinating account of the history of the region and the physical remains that directly link with its past, from pre-Christian and Medieval sculpture to churches, great castles, and houses. Author and local resident Mary McGrigor also explores the industry of the area, including farming, forestry, fishing, and whisky distilling, and writes about the main towns of Argyll. Illustrated with spectacular, specially commissioned photography, this book captures Argyll's inexplicable magic, which continues to cast its spell over those who know and love the area; it is also a magnificent introduction for those yet to be enthralled by this "land of blood and beauty."

Anti Tales

Author: Catriona McAra
Editor: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443830550
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The anti-(fairy) tale has long existed in the shadow of the traditional fairy tale as its flipside or evil twin. According to André Jolles in Einfache Formen (1930), such Antimärchen are contemporaneous with some of the earliest known oral variants of familiar tales. While fairy tales are generally characterised by a “spirit of optimism” (Tolkien) the anti-tale offers us no such assurances; for every “happily ever after,” there is a dissenting “they all died horribly.” The anti-tale is, however, rarely an outright opposition to the traditional form itself. Inasmuch as the anti-hero is not a villain, but may possess attributes of the hero, the anti-tale appropriates aspects of the fairy tale form, (and its equivalent genres) and re-imagines, subverts, inverts, deconstructs or satirises elements of these to present an alternate narrative interpretation, outcome or morality. In this collection, Little Red Riding Hood retaliates against the wolf, Cinderella’s stepmother provides her own account of events, and “Snow White” evolves into a postmodern vampire tale. The familiar becomes unfamiliar, revealing the underlying structures, dynamics, fractures and contradictions within the borrowed tales. Over the last half century, this dissident tradition has become increasingly popular, inspiring numerous writers, artists, musicians and filmmakers. Although anti-tales abound in contemporary art and popular culture, the term has been used sporadically in scholarship without being developed or defined. While it is clear that the aesthetics of postmodernism have provided fertile creative grounds for this tradition, the anti-tale is not just a postmodern phenomenon; rather, the “postmodern fairy tale” is only part of the picture. Broadly interdisciplinary in scope, this collection of twenty-two essays and artwork explores various manifestations of the anti-tale, from the ancient to the modern including romanticism, realism and surrealism along the way.

Unbecoming Female Monsters

Author: Cristina Santos
Editor: Lexington Books
ISBN: 149852964X
Size: 17,91 MB
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This book traces the construct of female monsters as an embodiment of sociocultural fears of female sexuality and reproductive power. It examines the female maturation cycle and the archetypes of female monsters associated with each stage of development in literature, art, film, and television with a particular focus on Latin American work.

Btec National Beauty Therapy Sciences

Author: Jeanine Connor
Editor: Heinemann
ISBN: 9780435462437
Size: 14,67 MB
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This full-colour student book contains everything students need to succeed at Award and Certificate level in an accessible and engaging format. BTEC National Beauty Therapy Sciences is the approved Technical Certificate for Advanced Modern Apprentices.

Level 2 Beauty Therapy

Author: Jane Hiscock
Editor: Heinemann
ISBN: 9780435456405
Size: 20,92 MB
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An advanced, practical guide for students, who are able to work through the scientific principles and practical procedures of beauty therapy using detailed illustrations and step-by-step photographs. Integrated activities and knowledge tests ensure that students are able to check their progress.