Grounds For Play

Autore: Joe Benjamin
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Grounds For Play

Autore: Kathryn Hansen
Editore: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520910881
Grandezza: 15,54 MB
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The nautanki performances of northern India entertain their audiences with often ribald and profane stories. Rooted in the peasant society of pre-modern India, this theater vibrates with lively dancing, pulsating drumbeats, and full-throated singing. In Grounds for Play, Kathryn Hansen draws on field research to describe the different elements of nautanki performance: music, dance, poetry, popular story lines, and written texts. She traces the social history of the form and explores the play of meanings within nautanki narratives, focusing on the ways important social issues such as political authority, community identity, and gender differences are represented in these narratives. Unlike other styles of Indian theater, the nautanki does not draw on the pan-Indian religious epics such as the Ramayana or the Mahabharata for its subjects. Indeed, their storylines tend to center on the vicissitudes of stranded heroines in the throes of melodramatic romance. Whereas nautanki performers were once much in demand, live performances now are rare and nautanki increasingly reaches its audiences through electronic media—records, cassettes, films, television. In spite of this change, the theater form still functions as an effective conduit in the cultural flow that connects urban centers and the hinterland in an ongoing process of exchange.

A History Of Children S Play And Play Environments

Autore: Joe L. Frost
Editore: Routledge
ISBN: 1135251673
Grandezza: 29,38 MB
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Children’s play throughout history has been free, spontaneous, and intertwined with work, set in the playgrounds of the fields, streams, and barnyards. Children in cities enjoyed similar forms of play but their playgrounds were the vacant lands and parks. Today, children have become increasingly inactive, abandoning traditional outdoor play for sedentary, indoor cyber play and poor diets. The consequences of play deprivation, the elimination and diminution of recess, and the abandonment of outdoor play are fundamental issues in a growing crisis that threatens the health, development, and welfare of children. This valuable book traces the history of children’s play and play environments from their roots in ancient Greece and Rome to the present time in the high stakes testing environment. Through this exploration, scholar Dr. Joe Frost shows how this history informs where we are today and why we need to re-establish play as a priority. Ultimately, the author proposes active solutions to play deprivation. This book is a must-read for scholars, researchers, and students in the fields of early childhood education and child development.

Common Ground

Autore: Brendon Votipka
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Ground Up City

Autore: Liane Lefaivre
Editore: 010 Publishers
ISBN: 9064506027
Grandezza: 73,88 MB
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With "Ground-Up City," author Liane Lefaivre has developed a theoretical model for tackling playgrounds as an urban strategy. She starts with a historical overview of play and the ludic in art, architecture and urban design, focusing particularly on postwar playgrounds realized in Amsterdam as joint ventures between Aldo van Eyck, Cornelis van Eesteren and Jakoba Mulder. The architecture firm Döll-Atelier voor Bouwkunst explored the possibility of applying the model in two urban redevelopment areas in Rotterdam, Oude Westen in the inner city and Meeuwenplaat in Hoogvliet, an outlying postwar district, refining it into a practical design strategy. The second part of the book provides a refreshing new look at play in a picture essay, with reference images illustrating play as an urban phenomenon. "Ground-Up City" places the playground high on the agenda as an urban design challenge. It also shows how specifying a generic, academic model for a particular situation can lead to a practically applicable design resource.

Essays On Play Ground Duty The First Subscribed J E The Second Kappa

Autore: J. E.
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My Play Ground The Bronx

Autore: Anthony F. Marano
Editore: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595529550
Grandezza: 33,20 MB
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My Play Ground The Bronx: My Memoirs is the autobiography of Anthony F. Marano, a baby boomer born and raised in New York City who shares his poignant recollections of the good times including long-forgotten television shows, street games, amusement parks, movies, music, and much more. Marano grew up during the 1940s in Country Club Spencer Estates in the midst of the Bronx as a member of a group of boys fondly nicknamed the Four Amigos. Marano's brother Frank, their next-door neighbor Willie Jr., and their friend John, also known as Butchie, were thick as thieves during both good times and bad. Marano begins retelling his life story with chapters about his rambunctious childhood that include entertaining tales about cap guns with ammunition that could be purchased at any candy store; his Remington truck bike, black with chrome trim, found next to the Christmas tree in 1956; and his first job as a soda jerk. This delightful collection of anecdotes will spark a desire in baby boomers everywhere to reflect warmheartedly on the joys of their own childhoods, their old neighborhoods, and the young friends who were once such an important part of their young lives.

Improving Our School Grounds

Autore: Louise Spilsbury
Editore: Evans Brothers
ISBN: 9780237532673
Grandezza: 53,20 MB
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Encourages children to become involved in a project to improve their school grounds. Children learn about project planning, considerations costs and limitations of different plans and how to communicate ideas to others. Suggested level: junior, primary.

Baseball S First Inning

Autore: William J. Ryczek
Editore: McFarland
ISBN: 9780786482832
Grandezza: 68,58 MB
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This history of America’s pastime describes the evolution of baseball from early bat and ball games to its growth and acceptance in different regions of the country. Such New York clubs as the Atlantics, Excelsiors and Mutuals are a primary focus, serving as examples of how the sport became more sophisticated and popular. The author compares theories about many of baseball’s “inventors,” exploring the often fascinating stories of several of baseball’s oldest founding myths. The impact of the Civil War on the sport is discussed and baseball’s unsteady path to becoming America’s national game is analyzed at length.

Learn And Play Out

Autore: Learning through Landscapes
Editore: Routledge
ISBN: 131761562X
Grandezza: 58,59 MB
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Do your children know how to grow potatoes, where to see a dragon-fly or how to fire a rocket? Are you one of the 82% of teachers who thinks their school isn’t making as much use of their grounds as they should? Do you know how to make the most of your outdoor teaching and learning spaces? Learn and Play Out is an inspirational, accessible and pragmatic set of resources for making changes to Primary school playgrounds in order to provide high quality learning and play experiences. Drawing on Learning through Landscapes’ experience in working with thousands of primary schools, it provides practical support to improve the use, design and management of your outdoor area. More schools are seeing the benefits of their pupils spending longer periods of their school day outside, with research showing that this improves attainment, behaviour, motivation and self-esteem. For many schools however, the environment of their grounds does not meet the needs of their pupils. This toolkit helps them assess what they already have, work through what their needs are, and inspires them to take the next steps forward to make physical and practical improvements to their grounds. Featuring a CD ROM with a comprehensive and fully adaptable audit tool, plus activities and case study resources to support your work, the handy toolkit provides: An overview of what your school grounds can do for you; A step-by-step process to work through; Advice on how to involve the whole school community in planning changes; Guidance on managing your school grounds project; Practical activity ideas to involve children and adults. This illustrated resource which contains over 140 full colour photos will make it as easy as possible for teachers, parents and school governors to plan and manage a playground improvement project, involving children at the core of the work and linking the process and improved school grounds to curriculum learning objectives.

Rain Stops Play

Autore: Andrew Hignell
Editore: Routledge
ISBN: 1136339035
Grandezza: 47,73 MB
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A geographical history of cricket in England and Wales in a global context.

Roots In A Parched Ground

Autore: Horton Foote
Editore: Dramatists Play Service Inc
ISBN: 9780822209676
Grandezza: 52,34 MB
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THE STORY: The Robedaux family has been divided by the exigencies of an unhappy fate. Julie Robedaux has moved back to her family's house with the children, Horace, Jr. and Beth Ruth, and has enlisted the help of her sister, Callie, in trying to op

Slow Dance On The Killing Ground

Autore: William Hanley
Editore: Dramatists Play Service Inc
ISBN: 9780822210436
Grandezza: 40,96 MB
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THE STORY: As the curtain rises, a poor, dusty shop with its dirty window obscuring the dark hos-tile night, with its mean little counter, and with its juke box glaring vulgarly from the side, the storekeeper is taking inventory. The door is flung

Teaching Geography 3 11

Autore: David Owen
Editore: A&C Black
ISBN: 9780826451118
Grandezza: 54,65 MB
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Fields Of Play In Modern Drama

Autore: Thomas R. Whitaker
Editore: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400871778
Grandezza: 26,54 MB
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Starting from the assumption that all theater is at least implicitly participatory, Professor Whitaker approaches thirteen plays, from Ibsen's Rosmersholm to Beckett's Endgame and Stoppard's Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead. He asks the reader to commit himself to a variety of points of view—those of witnesses, actors, directors, and characters—as a series of "critical fictions" lead him toward the experience of each play in performance. The author supplies detailed readings of the plays in various modes. The styles of the chapters vary according to the issues dominant in the plays discussed, and the reader experiences simultaneously a sense of approaching the meaning of performance and of gaining a deeper understanding of the play through a subtle and allusive commentary. Originally published in 1977. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Cricket Grounds

Autore: Roger D. C. Evans
Editore: STRI
ISBN: 9781873431009
Grandezza: 12,41 MB
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Covering all aspects of cricket groundsmanship, this text sets the maintenance of modern cricket grounds in historical context by a survey of the groundsman's art since the 1600s. The work details the history of groundsmanship either side of World War II, looking at the modern role of agronomists and other scientists in the study of cricket surfaces. Subsequent topics include: the assessment of an existing table; pitch preparation; mechanized maintenance operations; fertilizer and top dressing; weed, moss, worm and pest control; renovation and repair; and care of the outfield. A chapter is devoted to the planning and construction of new grounds.

On Miracle Ground

Autore: Michael H. Begnal
Editore: Bucknell University Press
ISBN: 9780838751589
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The essays in On Miracle Ground represent a collaborative attempt to assess the place of Lawrence Durrell in twentieth-century fiction.

Grounds For Golf

Autore: Geoff Shackelford
Editore: Macmillan
ISBN: 1429964235
Grandezza: 75,27 MB
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Golfers dream of playing the legendary courses of the game: St. Andrews, Augusta National, Pinehurst, Pebble Beach. And anyone who has played the royal and ancient sport is an armchair architect at heart. From alterations for their home course to visions of their very own backyard dream course, most golfers would love to test their hands at course design. What makes certain courses timeless? Unlike the venues of other popular recreational sports like tennis and racquetball, whose playing fields are bound by strict measurements that do not vary, each golf course is unique. Offering an endless topographical variety, from short to long, flat or hilly, wet or dry, every course represents a compelling blend of risks versus rewards, with decisions and challenges to test every golfer's game and mental toughness. Combining Geoff Shackelford's informative narrative with detailed illustrations by architect Gil Hanse, Grounds for Golf explains the fundamentals of golf course design in an understandable and entertaining style. Modern photographs, anecdotal sidebars, and witty quotations augment a course design primer that will enhance readers' enjoyment of golf's lore while introducing the fundamentals of course design. By explaining the golf course from the ground up, Grounds for Golf will not only help readers in their understanding of the game, but will help their games themselves.

They Play You Pay

Autore: James T. Bennett
Editore: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461433320
Grandezza: 20,52 MB
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They Play, You Pay is a detailed, sometimes irreverent look at a political conundrum: despite evidence that publicly funded ballparks, stadiums, and arenas do not generate net economic growth, governments keep on taxing sales, restaurant patrons, renters of automobiles, and hotel visitors in order to build ever more elaborate cathedrals of professional sport—often in order to satisfy an owner who has threatened to move his team to greener, more subsidy‐happy, pastures. This book is a sweeping survey of the literature in the field, the history of such subsidies, the politics of stadium construction and franchise movement, and the prospects for a re‐privatization of ballpark and stadium financing. It ties together disparate strands in a fascinating story, examining the often colorful cases through which governments became involved in sports. These range from the well‐known to the obscure—from Yankee Stadium and the Astrodome to the Brooklyn Dodgers’ move to Los Angeles (to a privately built ballpark constructed upon land that had been seized via eminent domain from a mostly Mexican‐American population) to such arrant giveaways as Cowboys Stadium. It examines alternatives that might lessen the pressure for public subsidies, whether the Green Bay Packers model (in which the team’s owners are local stockholders) or via league expansions. It also takes a look at little-known, yet significant, episodes such as President Theodore Roosevelt’s intervention in the collegiate football crisis of 1905—a move that indirectly put the federal government on the side of such basic rule changes as the legalization of the forward pass. They Play, You Play is a fresh look at a political and economic puzzle: how it came to be that Joe and Jane Sixpack in the Bronx and Dallas subsidize the Steinbrenners and Jerry Joneses of professional sport.

The Play That Goes Wrong

Autore: Henry Lewis
Editore: A&C Black
ISBN: 1472534689
Grandezza: 26,96 MB
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A farcical murder mystery conceived by the award-winning improvisational company Theatre Mischief. After benefitting from a large and sudden inheritance, the inept and accident-prone Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society embark on producing an ambitious 1920s murder mystery. They are delighted that neither casting issues nor technical hitches currently stand in their way.