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Passport: Excerpts from Six Historical Adventures by the Pulitzer Prize Nominated Author Historian Vernanne Bryan
Price: Free! Words: 87,520. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General, Fiction » Adventure » Action
The e-book called "Passport" contains six historical adventure excerpts from Vernanne Bryan's library of e-books. Vernanne Bryan was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize as an historical author. "Passport" takes the reader through each e-book up to the 3rd chapter so the reader can experience each adventure novel for selection.
Impressment: Managers, Actors and Impressed Boys
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 62,420. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2015 by MoshPit Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Renaissance, Fiction » Alternative history
In 1597 Queen Elizabeth I signed a Royal warrant giving theatre managers Henry Evans, Nathaniel Giles and their deputy, James Robinson authority to ‘impress’ boys to be actors in the second Blackfriars Theatre. Impressment is a theatrical traverse through the final years of Elizabeth’s reign and the first part of the 17th century.
Enrico Caruso
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 4,540. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Opera, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Performing arts
Enrico Caruso achieved unparalleled success as the greatest operatic tenor of his era. I have come to admire the advice he gave prospective music students when he discussed the subject. He encouraged pupils to sacrifice and work hard. He urged their parents to concentrate on the art of music instead of merely making money from it. Caruso's personal achievements resulted from devotion to his craft.
The Anorak
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 12,370. Language: Canadian English. Published: July 22, 2013. Categories: Plays » Canadian
A play about the Montreal Massacre, and the life and death of Marc Lépine. In this one-man show, the killer speaks to the audience (divided between men and women) over the course of a ninety minute dramatic monologue. His telling of events leading up to his shooting spree — that left fourteen women dead — is a challenge to our senses, our minds, and our hearts.
Notes from the Stage Manager's Box
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30,090. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
This is an account of the author’s time with the National Westminster Bank Theatre Club. There are tales of production disasters, memorable performances and the funny side of staging a show from the auditions to first night nerves and mishaps. The book concentrates mainly on the eccentrics and the things that can and usually do go wrong on stage seen from the viewpoint of a Stage Manager.
Flashes of Lightning
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 38,270. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » European
The world’s first superstar, Edmund Kean (arguably the greatest ever Shakespearean actor and the man who gave us naturalistic acting) his rise to fame and his tumultuous life, is juxtaposed with the modern American superstar, Nick Lathuro, who is to play the role of Kean in a biographical movie.
More Movie Musicals: 100 Best Films plus 20 "B" Pix
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 111,840. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Celebrity culture, Nonfiction » Music » Musicals
Musicals detailed range from best-loved movies like An American in Paris, Great Caruso and South Pacific to such personal favorites as Band Wagon, Calamity Jane, Deep In My Heart, Emperor Waltz, Footlight Parade, Fra Diavolo, Hollywood Hotel, Hollywood Party, Kiss, Lillian Russell, Make Mine Music, One Night With You, Roman Scandals, Rose Marie, State Fair, Whoopee! and You Can't Have Everything.
The First Merry Widow A Biography of Carrie Moore
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 24,370. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
Born near the docks in Geelong,Carrie Moore was destined to become the queen of the Edwardian stage. From the bright lights of London to the vaudeville halls of Hobart, Carrie captivated audiences around the world. She danced across stages adorned in diamonds, but died penniless and alone in Sydney. This is the story of Australia's own Carrie Moore, the Merry Widow.