Ellie S Chance To Dance 1

Author: Alexandra Moss
Editor: Perfection Learning
ISBN: 9780756958961
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Royal Ballet School Diaries #1.

Jahrbuch Literatur Und Medizin

Author: Christa Jansohn
Editor: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3825366464
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Der achte Band des ‚Jahrbuchs Literatur und Medizin‘ vereint Originalarbeiten, Essays und Rezensionen. Drei der acht Originalbeiträge gehen auf Vorträge zurück, welche in einer von Pascal Fischer und Florian Steger organisierten Sektion ‚Medical Humanities‘ im Rahmen der von der VolkswagenStiftung unterstützten Tagung ‚Philologie und Gesellschaft‘ in Hannover im September 2015 gehalten wurden. Die weiteren Originalbeiträge in deutscher und englischer Sprache reichen thematisch von August Kotzebues satirischer Bearbeitung medizinischer Modethemen über die medizinischen Topographien in den Stücken des Ärzteliteraten Arthur Schnitzler sowie über verschiedene Formen literarischer Repräsentation der Multiplen Sklerose und die Sterbehilfe im populären Diskurs des Films bis hin zur Theorie und Praxis der Narrativen Medizin in den U.S.A. und Deutschland. In den beiden Essays wird zum einen über das Sterben reflektiert, zum anderen wird für mehr Literatur in der Medizin im Sinne einer verstehenden Medizin plädiert. Zahlreiche Rezensionen runden den Band ab.

Ballet Class

Author: Melissa R. Klapper
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019090870X
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Surveying the state of American ballet in a 1913 issue of McClure's Magazine, author Willa Cather reported that few girls expressed any interest in taking ballet class and that those who did were hard-pressed to find anything other than dingy studios and imperious teachers. One hundred years later, ballet is everywhere. There are ballet companies large and small across the United States; ballet is commonly featured in film, television, literature, and on social media; professional ballet dancers are spokespeople for all kinds of products; nail polish companies market colors like "Ballet Slippers" and "Prima Ballerina;" and, most importantly, millions of American children have taken ballet class. Beginning with the arrival of Russian dancers like Anna Pavlova, who first toured the United States on the eve of World War I, Ballet Class: An American History explores the growth of ballet from an ancillary part of nineteenth-century musical theater, opera, and vaudeville to the quintessential extracurricular activity it is today, pursued by countless children nationwide and an integral part of twentieth-century American childhood across borders of gender, class, race, and sexuality. A social history, Ballet Class takes a new approach to the very popular subject of ballet and helps ground an art form often perceived to be elite in the experiences of regular, everyday people who spent time in barre-lined studios across the United States. Drawing on a wide variety of materials, including children's books, memoirs by professional dancers and choreographers, pedagogy manuals, and dance periodicals, in addition to archival collections and oral histories, this pathbreaking study provides a deeply-researched national perspective on the history and significance of recreational ballet class in the United States and its influence on many facets of children's lives, including gender norms, consumerism, body image, children's literature, extracurricular activities, and popular culture.

The Publishers Weekly

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Second Chance With The Billionaire

Author: Janice Maynard
Editor: Harlequin
ISBN: 0373734050
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It's a steamy reunion between a single mom and the billionaire who got away, from USA TODAY bestselling author Janice Maynard Former ski champion Conor Kavanagh enjoys a challenge. And he's encountered no challenge more arousing than Ellie Porter. Once, she broke his heart. Now that she's back in town? He can't seem to stay away… But Ellie has changed. Widowed, with a baby, she has responsibilities—and secrets—weighing her down. Still, his desire for her is undeniable. Surely, he can have her without giving up his heart—or his daredevil ways? He's willing to risk it all to find out…


Author: Tracy Hickman
Editor: Tor Books
ISBN: 1429955929
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Unwept -- the beginning of a spellbinding new trilogy by Tracy Hickman and Laura Hickman bestselling co-creators of Dragonlance and Ravenloft Gamin, Maine, is a remote seaside town where everyone seems to know Ellis Harkington better than she knows herself—but she doesn't remember any of them. Unknown events have robbed Ellis of her memory. Concerned individuals, who claim to be friends and loved ones, insist that she simply needs to recuperate, and that her memories may return in time. But, for her own sake—so they claim—they refuse to divulge what has brought her to this state. Ellis finds herself adrift in a town of ominous mysteries, cryptic hints, and disturbingly familiar strangers. The Nightbirds, a clique of fashionable young men and women, claim her as one of their own, but who can she truly trust? And what of the phantom suitor who visits her in her dreams? Is he a memory, a figment of her imagination, or a living nightmare beyond rational explanation?Only her lost past holds the answers she seeks—if she can uncover its secrets before she falls prey to an unearthly killer. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Lara S Leap Of Faith

Author: Alexandra Moss
Editor: Turtleback Books
ISBN: 9781417713899
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Ellie's first term at the Royal Ballet School is filled with excitement, hard work, homesickness, an unexpected chance to perform, and new friendships, tainted only by the rude and hateful behavior of Lara, the girl she crashed into during their audition.

The Chance

Author: Karen Kingsbury
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1849839662
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A heartwarming story about childhood friends, broken lives, and a long ago promise that just might offer the hope of love for today. Years ago, the day before Ellie moved from Georgia to California, she and her best friend Nolan sat beneath the Spanish moss of an ancient oak tree where they wrote letters to each other, and sealed them in a rusty old metal box. The plan was to return eleven years later and read them. But now, as that date arrives, much has changed. Ellie, bereft of the faith she grew up with, is a single mom living in a tired apartment trying to make ends meet. Sometimes she watches television to catch a glimpse of her old friend -Nolan, now an NBA star, whose terrible personal tragedies fueled his faith and athletic drive in equal measure. But Nolan also suffers from a transcendent loneliness that nothing has ever eased. In their separate lives, as Ellie and Nolan move toward the possibility of a reunion at the oak tree, Kingsbury weaves a tale of heart-wrenching loss, the power of faith, and the wounds that only love can heal.

The Harvest

Author: Thomas L. Townsend II
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1477119086
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Follow through the journey of the Wallers as they begin a new life in the remote town called Alcoquin, West Virginia and discover the mystifying ancient secrets that this place has to offer. Jeremy and his sister Ellie were unwillingly forced to leave their lives in Chicago in order to pave the way to their moms new job as a bank president in a small community. Unbeknownst to them, this journey is only the beginning of a series of spine-tingling episodes that will test their characters and real values in life. Find out what awaits them as you flip the compelling pages of The Harvest.

Show Boat

Author: Todd Decker
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199968136
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Show Boat: Performing Race in an American Musical tells the full story of the making and remaking of the most important musical in Broadway history. Drawing on exhaustive archival research and including much new information from early draft scripts and scores, this book reveals how Oscar Hammerstein II and Jerome Kern created Show Boat in the crucible of the Jazz Age to fit the talents of the show's original 1927 cast. After showing how major figures such as Paul Robeson and Helen Morgan defined the content of the show, the book goes on to detail how Show Boat was altered by later directors, choreographers, and performers up to the end of the twentieth century. All the major New York productions are covered, as are five important London productions and four Hollywood versions. Again and again, the story of Show Boat circles back to the power of performers to remake the show, winning appreciative audiences for over seven decades. Unlike most Broadway musicals, Show Boat put black and white performers side by side. This book is the first to take Show Boat's innovative interracial cast as the defining feature of the show. From its beginnings, Show Boat juxtaposed the talents of black and white performers and mixed the conventions of white-cast operetta and the black-cast musical. Bringing black and white onto the same stage -- revealing the mixed-race roots of musical comedy -- Show Boat stimulated creative artists and performers to renegotiate the color line as expressed in the American musical. This tremendous longevity allowed Show Boat to enter a creative dialogue with the full span of Broadway history. Show Boat's voyage through the twentieth century offers a vantage point on more than just the Broadway musical. It tells a complex tale of interracial encounter performed in popular music and dance on the national stage during a century of profound transformations.