Savages (Savages #2)

If these two wordsmithing masters of dialogue, tone and hip colloquialisms ever had a literary LOVE CHILD…. . it would DON WINSLOW. I loved, loved, loved every single page of this thrilltastic story. Don Winslow has instantly become an author whose next book I will buy sight unseen. His writing, his tone, his slick as shit story-telling are all intelligent, original, hiply sparse and kick-ass coolio. The basic plot is very simple (though the execution of it is anything but). Chon and Ben are the 2 If these two wordsmithing masters of dialogue, tone and hip colloquialisms ever had a literary LOVE CHILD….

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Baby with the Bathwater (Play) Plot & Characters

An absurdist, dark comedy,Baby with the Bathwater , starts with new parents John and Helen staring lovingly at their baby, Daisy. The scene quickly takes a turn, however, as the couple show absolutely no knowledge of how to adequately care for their child. They have determined not to look at the gender of their child, so as to not be impolite and have simply assumed that the baby is a girl (when in fact, the baby is a boy); they sing horrifying lyrics to the tune of “Hush Little Baby”. Luckily, a nanny shows up, appropriately dubbed “Nanny” -- but she turns out to be a Mary-Poppins-Gone-Wrong.

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Ernani Synopsis - The Story of Verdi's Opera, Ernani

Composer: Giuseppe VerdiPremiered: March 9, 1844 - La Fenice Theatre, VeniceSetting ofErnani : Verdi'sErnanitakes place in 16th century Spain. Other Verdi Opera Synopses: Falstaff ,La Traviata ,Rigoletto , &Il Trovatore Ernani , ACT 1High in the mountains overlooking Aragon, Don Juan and his group of bandits converse. Don Juan has lost his title and wealth during a recent civil war and has taken the name of Ernani. The bandits ask why he seems so gloomy. He tells them he longs for his lover, Elvira, but she is being forced to marry her older uncle, Don Ruy Gomez de Silva.

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The Nightingale Summary & Study Guide

The Nightingale, by Kristin Hannah, is about two sisters struggling to survive during World War II in France. One sister is rebellious and intent on fighting for France while the other simply wants to survive the war with her family intact. Both sisters learn who they are and what they are capable of as the war wages on. The Nightingale begins at the Oregon Coast in 1995 with an elderly woman who is dying of cancer. Her son is helping her to move to a retirement home. Her identity is not revealed. As her son is helping her, he sees a photo of a woman named Juliette Gervaise and asks his mother who she is.

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Jean de Florette (1986) - IMDb

Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 11 wins & 16 nominations. See more awards » Learn moreEdit In a rural French village an old man and his only remaining relative cast their covetous eyes on an adjoining vacant property. They need its spring water for growing their flowers, so are dismayed to hear the man who has inherited it is moving in. They block up the spring and watch as their new neighbour tries to keep his crops watered from wells far afield through the hot summer. Though they see his desperate efforts are breaking his health and his wife and daughter's hearts they think only of getting the water.

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The Poldark Saga

21 works, 12 primary works Series of novels set in Cornwall in the years 1783-1820. Ross Poldark (Poldark, #1) by Winston Graham 4. 11 avg rating — 11,845 ratings— published 1945 — 57 editionsbook 1 Demelza (Poldark, #2) by Winston Graham 4. 22 avg rating — 6,321 ratings— published 1946 — 38 editionsbook 2 Jeremy Poldark (Poldark, #3) by Winston Graham 4. 18 avg rating — 4,688 ratings— published 1950 — 30 editionsbook 3 Warleggan (Poldark, #4) by Winston Graham 4. 29 avg rating — 3,626 ratings— published 1953 — 26 editionsbook 4 The Black Moon (Poldark, #5) by Winston Graham 4.

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Philip Hensher on why Alban Berg's Lulu is the 20th century's greatest opera

I was 14 and in hospital with an appendicitis that had turned into peritonitis. The BBC was broadcasting a piece of opera history - the first ever performance of Alban Berg's Lulu in its entirety. It was 24 February 1979, and I watched as much as I could. Even though I was feeling terribly ill, the opera made an unforgettable impact on me. Some youthful enthusiasms diminish over time. Lulu never has. It has grown richer and stranger over the years. The premiere took place at the Opéra Garnier in Paris, and the BBC put it out on prime-time TV; things have certainly changed in the last 30 years.

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Posts about cries in the dark on Lifetime, Wow!

Posted by Rusty in cries in the dark. 8 comments Cries in the Dark is terrible. Just awful. There’s never any doubt who the bad guy is. There’s never any doubt as to what happened. Some films can use this viewer’s knowledge as a strength. The bad guy is revealed within the first minutes of Spoorloos. You have an idea of what happened to the victim. The horror comes from the grim inevitability of it all. Spoorloosmade my testicles retract. Cries in the Dark , not so much. We open at a real estate agency owned by a couple. The wife is very much pregnant.

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The Time Keeper Summary & Study Guide

The Time Keeper is a novel by writer Mitch Albom. In this novel, Dor is obsessed with time. Dor's obsession takes up so much of his time that he misses out on some of the most important things in life. As Dor's wife lies dying, he turns to God to ask for more time. Instead, Dor is locked in a cave and forced to listen to man's obsession with time, an obsession begun by him. To return to his own life and time, Dor is then given the task of forcing an elderly man and a young girl to appreciate the time they have been given. The Time Keeper is a heartwarming novel that reminds readers to value every moment of every day.

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King Lear Synopsis

Lear, King of Britain, in an attempt to avoid future strife, divides his kingdom between his three daughters. His eldest two, Regan (wife of Cornwall) and Gonerill (wife of Albany), respond to his request for a show of love, but Cordelia is unable to, not wanting to be hypocritical. In a fit of rage, Lear banishes her and she leaves to marry the King of France. When his advisor Kent attempts to tell Lear he is doing wrong, he too is banished. The Earl of Gloucester’s bastard son Edmund is planning to gain his brother Edgar’s lands by disinheriting him.

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