A World Elsewhere

A World Elsewhere is Steven Berkoff's bold attempt to describe his multifarious theatrical works. Berkoff outlines the methods that he uses, first of all as an actor, secondly as a playwright and thirdly as theatre director, ...

Author: Steven Berkoff

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000731928

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 188

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A World Elsewhere is Steven Berkoff’s bold attempt to describe his multifarious theatrical works. Berkoff outlines the methods that he uses, first of all as an actor, secondly as a playwright and thirdly as theatre director, as well as those subtle connections in between, when one discipline melds effortlessly into another. He examines the early impulses that generated his works and what drove him to give them form, as well as the challenges he faced when adapting the work of other authors. Berkoff discusses some of his most difficult, successful and unique creations, journeying through his long and varied career to examine how they were shaped by him, and how he was shaped by them. The sheer scale of this book offers a rare experience of an accomplished artist, combined with the honesty and insight of an autobiography, making this text a singular tool for teaching, inspiration and personal exploration. Suitable for anyone with an interest in Steven Berkoff and his illustrious career, A World Elsewhere is the part analysis and part confession of an artist whose work has been performed all over the world.

A World Elsewhere

—Kirkus Reviews “How [her parents] fell in love and lived, until separated by war and death, is the story told in A World Elsewhere, by Sigrid MacRae, their sixth child, and it is a remarkable and touching book.

Author: Sigrid MacRae

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101635827

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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The extraordinary love story of an American blueblood and a German aristocrat—and a riveting tale of survival in wartime Germany Sigrid MacRae never knew her father, until a trove of letters revealed not only him, but also the singular story of her parents’ intercontinental love affair. While visiting Paris in 1927, her American mother, Aimée, raised in a wealthy Connecticut family, falls in love with a charming, sophisticated Baltic German baron, a penniless exile of the Russian revolution. They marry. But the harsh reality of post–World War I Germany is inescapable: a bleak economy and the rise of Hitler quash Heinrich’s diplomatic ambitions, and their struggling family farm north of Berlin drains Aimée’s modest fortune. In 1941, Heinrich volunteers for the Russian front and is killed by a sniper. Widowed, living in a country soon at war with her own, Aimée must fend for herself. With home and family in jeopardy, she and her six young children flee the advancing Russian army in an epic journey, back to the country she thought she’d left behind. A World Elsewhere is a stirring narrative of two hostages to history and a mother’s courageous fight to save her family.

A World Elsewhere

He is co-author of a forthcoming book on the world-famous Sultanganj Buddha. ... £6.99 GEORGE LEARMONTH AND OTHER UNLIKELY STORIES A WORLD ELSEWHERE A W O R L D E L S E W H E R E G E O R G E L E A R M O N T H R o w a n v a l e B o o k s.

Author: George Learmonth

Publisher: Rowanvale Books

ISBN: 0953078582


Page: 115

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A World Elsewhere

Iam immensely grateful to those who read AWorld Elsewhere in its previous incarnations, and offered comments, criticisms, ... A World Elsewhere is dedicated to my family and to the memory of my father whodied in January 2001.

Author: Shanta Acharya

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1491743654

Category: Fiction

Page: 360

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A World Elsewhere is an extraordinary evocation of Indian social life in the 1960s and 1970s. Set in the state of Orissa, the novel depicts the life of the Guru family, especially their daughter, Asha. Intelligent, curious and sensitive, Asha’s happy childhood turns into a lonely and troubled adolescence as her future is mapped out by the social conventions of the day: she will be an educated wife, mother, and housekeeper, married to a man of her family’s choosing. When Asha goes to college, she meets Anand and falls in love with him. Much against the wishes of her family, she marries him—a decision that proves to be disastrous, triggering a series of events that nearly destroys her. We are led through a tragic but redemptive story as Asha, shaped by her unfailing pursuit of love, truth and justice, responds to her unexpected reversal in fortune by seeking a world elsewhere. Exploring notions of love and betrayal, innocence and experience, the choices people make and the role luck plays in life, A World Elsewhere is timeless.

A World Elsewhere

... the voices that were all pitched to the same excited, breathless level as if the subject of every conversation was Manhattaniit was too much for many. Something bad sprung into being here that no force on earth could stand against.

Author: Wayne Johnston

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448105226

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Landish Druken, son of a Newfoundland sealing captain, is a formidable figure - broader than most doorways, quick-witted and sharp-tongued. He turns his back on family tradition and leaves St John's to head to Princeton University, where he is befriended by 'Van' Vanderluyden, son of the wealthiest man in America. When Landish is betrayed by Van he is banished from Princeton and his hopes crumble. Back in St John's, Landish adopts an orphan, Deacon. With nothing but trust, humour and compassion, he raises Deacon alone until poverty leaves them with nowhere to turn, but to Van. They journey to North Carolina where Van has built Vanderland, a huge and magnificent castle. There they are swiftly pulled into Van's web of lies and deceit, and Landish and Deacon's bond is truly tested.

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Author: Jon Manchip White



Category: Southwest, New

Page: 320

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Worlds Elsewhere

In Britain, no one really seemed sure what to make of the World Shakespeare Festival. After abriefshow of interest, many newspaperstired of the novelty of companies from far-flung countries bringing versions of Shakespeare in languages ...

Author: Andrew Dickson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448155096

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 512

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Anti-apartheid activist, Bollywood screenwriter, Nazi pin-up, hero of the Wild West: this is Shakespeare as you have never seen him before. ‘Extraordinarily exhilarating ... like no other Shakespeare criticism you have ever read’ (Margaret Drabble) ~ ‘A tour de force by any standards’ (David Crystal) ~ ‘Revelatory’ (James Shapiro) ~ ‘Brilliantly original’ (Michael Pye) From the sixteenth-century Baltic to the American Revolution, from colonial India to the skyscrapers of modern-day Shanghai, Shakespeare’s plays appear at the most fascinating of times and in the most unexpected of places. But what is it about William Shakespeare – a man who never once set foot outside England – that has made him at home in so many places around the globe? Travelling across four continents, six countries and 400 years, Worlds Elsewhere is an attempt to understand how Shakespeare has become the international phenomenon he is – and why.

The Elsewhere

A World Elsewhere. New York: Oxford University Press, 1966. Polsky, Stephanie. “Anterior Devices: Walter Benjamin's Tactics of Procrastination.” Parallax 5.1 (February 1999): 21–35. Porter, Roger. “Autobiography, Exile, Home: The ...

Author: Adam Zachary Newton

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 0299208931

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 412

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"The Elsewhere." Or, midbar-biblical Hebrew for both "wilderness" and "speech." A place of possession and dispossession, loss and nostalgia. But also a place that speaks. Ingeniously using a Talmudic interpretive formula about the disposition of boundaries, Newton explores narratives of "place, flight, border, and beyond." The writers of The Elsewhere are a disparate company of twentieth-century memoirists and fabulists from the Levant (Palestine/Israel, Egypt) and East Central Europe. Together, their texts-cunningly paired so as to speak to one another in mutually revelatory ways-narrate the paradox of the "near distance."