The Understudy

Not that there's anything wrong with your teeth or anything. but it is tax deductible.
I could talk to my guy. see how much it would cost you.” Stephen's mouth
puckered involuntarily. keeping the offending teeth well out THE UNDERSTUDY

Author: David Nicholls

Publisher: Villard

ISBN: 1588365050

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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Recently divorced actor Stephen C. McQueen (no relation, unfortunately) seems to have a knack for bad luck. But a failed marriage, a stalled career, a judgmental ex-wife, a distant daughter, a horrid little studio apartment in the far reaches of the London suburbs–all these pathetic elements seem to pale in the chiseled face of his newest tormentor: the Twelfth Sexiest Man in the World, Josh Harper. Josh is the star of Mad, Bad, and Dangerous to Know, a biographical play about Lord Byron–and Stephen is his understudy. Not only is Josh fantastically, infuriatingly good-looking, internationally renowned, and remarkably talented, he’s also frustratingly healthy. No matter how many all-night booze-and-coke benders Josh goes on, he always shows up at the stage door for his call like clockwork. Stephen doubts he’ll ever get his chance to slip on the puffy shirt and tight breeches of Byron and tread the boards in the role that would certainly be the break he’s always waited for. And just when Stephen’s sure he couldn’t resent Josh more, he meets Josh’s witty, restless American wife, Nora . . . and discovers he likes her a little too much. Another man might curse his luck at finding that his potential dream woman is a rival’s wife, but at this point, Stephen would expect nothing else. Caught between his stirring feelings for Nora, the demands of an insistent and secretive Josh, and his lifelong desire for a real career in show business, Stephen must make a terrible decision: Will it be the girl or the fame? A hapless, bumbling bloke in love, an arrogant megastar with a potpourri of addictions, a sexy married woman out of her element in the fast lane–David Nicholls brings them all together in this knockout romantic comedy.

The Understudy

UNDERSTUDY. "Dogs on board ship is a nuisance," said the night-watchman,
gazing fiercely at the vociferous mongrel that had chased him from the deck of
the Henry William; "the skipper asks me to keep an eye on the ship, and then
leaves ...

Author: William Wymark Jacobs

Publisher: Litres

ISBN: 5041238529

Category: Fiction


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The Understudy

Ruby will more often than not be the understudy, allowed to shine from time to
time but not quite good enough to always carry the principal role. As for Bel, she
could be a star, and if that's what she wants, I'm going to do everything in my
power ...

Author: Sophie Hannah

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1529303931

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Written By Sophie Hannah, BA Paris, Clare Mackintosh, and Holly Brown, this psychological thriller is perfect for fans of Liane Moriarty and Louise Candlish HOW FAR WOULD YOU GO TO PROTECT YOUR DAUGHTER? Carolyn, Bronnie, Elise, and Kendall are bound together by one thing - their four daughters are best friends at the highly competitive Orla Flynn Academy for the Performing Arts. Imogen Curwood is a new girl at the Academy and her behaviour is odd from the start. On the day she arrives, bad things start to happen. As one threatening incident follows another, the four mothers begin to ask themselves: are their girls in danger? When an attempted murder rocks the school, Imogen is pleased to report that she has an alibi. If she isn't the guilty party, someone else must be. Carolyn, Bronnie, Elise and Kendall are determined to uncover the truth and protect their daughters. But are they prepared to risk their own secrets being exposed? THE UNDERSTUDY IS THE OUTSTANDING NEW NOVEL FROM FOUR MASTERS OF SUSPENSE

The Understudy

Actress Nina Landau tries hard to make it on Broadway in 1970s New York.

Author: Ellen Tovatt Leary


ISBN: 9781601823441


Page: 256

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Actress Nina Landau tries hard to make it on Broadway in 1970s New York. Experience her Broadway audition nerves and rejections to her eventual success on Broadway. Nina experiences thrilling triumphs as well as crushing setbacks and has a passionate love affair with her leading man.

The Understudy

... What manner of men ought ye to be ? " His answer was , “ Even as I am . ”
Impossible ? Of course . But worth the effort to try . I was back to being an
understudy , but this time it would never end with the closing of a play . The
service began .

Author: Jack Weyland


ISBN: 9780877476733

Category: Mormons

Page: 126

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THE STORY: Franz Kafka's undiscovered masterpiece in its Broadway premiere is the hilarious and apropos setting for Theresa Rebeck's exploration of the existential vagaries of show business and life.

Author: Theresa Rebeck

Publisher: Dramatist's Play Service

ISBN: 9780822224532

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 52

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THE STORY: Franz Kafka's undiscovered masterpiece in its Broadway premiere is the hilarious and apropos setting for Theresa Rebeck's exploration of the existential vagaries of show business and life. Charged with running the understudy rehearsal fo

The Handbook of Work Based Learning

Here the reasons for deputizing are wholly operational, although this is not to say
that the deputizing GP won't have immediate things to learn in the new situation!
One term that is used is that of understudy. It is commonly used in the theatre ...

Author: Ian Cunningham

Publisher: Gower Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780566085413

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 297

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Organizational leaders, governments and trade unions all agree that learning is fundamental to organizational and economic success. The question is how it should best be supported. The Handbook of Work Based Learning delivers a compelling answer to this question. Learning needs to be based in the realities of organizational life. This unique, groundbreaking handbook provides a definitive guide to the set of strategies, tactics and methods for supporting work based learning. The three main parts of the Handbook, which focus in turn on strategies, tactics and methods, are written for both the learner and the professional developer alike. Each includes a description of the process (strategy, tactic or method), provides examples of what it looks like in action, explains the benefits and the likely limitations and provides a set of operating hints for applying the process. Nothing has been neglected, so alongside detailed descriptions of what to do and how to do it, the authors have included the Declaration on Learning, created by thirteen of the major figures in the field of organizational learning, a section guiding you towards routes for gaining qualifications, along with a well-researched set of references and further reading.

Ahmed the Philosopher

AHMED (to the first understudy). But then, why didn't you understand anything?
FIRST UNDERSTUDY. Because your explanations are stupid. Your Ahmed isn't
really the same as the Ahmeds one sees in the rotting housing projects. They're ...

Author: Alain Badiou

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231536585

Category: Philosophy

Page: 192

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English-speaking readers might be surprised to learn that Alain Badiou writes fiction and plays along with his philosophical works and that they are just as important to understanding his larger intellectual project. In Ahmed the Philosopher, Badiou's most entertaining and accessible play, translated into English here for the first time, readers are introduced to Badiou's philosophy through a theatrical tour de force that has met with much success in France. Ahmed the Philosopher presents its comic hero, the "treacherous servant" Ahmed, as a seductively trenchant philosopher even as it casts philosophy itself as a comic performance. The comedy unfolds as a series of lessons, with each "short play" or sketch illuminating a different Badiousian concept. Yet Ahmed does more than illustrate philosophical abstractions; he embodies and vivifies the theatrical and performative aspects of philosophy, mobilizing a comic energy that exposes the emptiness and pomp of the world. Through his example, the audience is moved to a living engagement with philosophy, discovering in it the power to break through the limits of everyday life.

Vawder s Understudy

But they make their first stand in Cincinnati , tomorrow night , and our manager
said it would do very well for my understudy to take my part there . I shall catch up
with them before they reach Chicago . " “ An understudy , " said Vawder , catching

Author: James Knapp Reeve




Page: 197

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The Understudy Second Edition

It's the end of the world, but only for a little while.

Author: Keith Azariah-Kribbs


ISBN: 9780983401957



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It's the end of the world, but only for a little while. A killing plague sweeps the planet. We can cure it, but we'll all be dead before we can finish the job. But there's one chance for us--we can leave the Origyn Systems 27000, an artificial human immune to the plague, behind with a store of human embryos. They can search for the cure, and once they find it, they can bring the human race back to life, raise the children while pretending to be their parents, bring them up to be just like we were. They would do that for us, wouldn't they?

The Actor and the Alexander Technique

Understudies Let's face it, being an understudy is a thankless job. It is a learning
opportunity that looms and hangs about waiting to spring on the actor at the drop
of a hat. Consider the daunting task of playing Hamlet or Medea, and then think ...

Author: Kelly McEvenue

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1466886331

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 176

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F.M. Alexander developed the Alexander Technique of movement in the early 20th century. Combining vocal clarity and body movement, Alexander developed a performance coaching method that is used by dancers, actors, singers, etc. In The Actor and the Alexander Technique, Kelly McEvenue writes the first basic book about how this unique technique can help actors feel more natural on the stage. She provides warm-up exercises, "balance" and "center" exercises, spatial awareness exercises. She talks about imitation, the use of masks, nudity on the stage, dealing with injury and aging. She talks about specific productions that have successfully used the Alexander Technique, such as "The Lion King". With a foreword by Patsy Rodenburg of our own phenomenal The Actor Speaks this is a book that belongs on the shelf of every working and studying actor.

Time Capsule

UNDERSTUDY: GRAVEYARD. SHIFT. ll. 8/2/89. 0. Directed by: Jerry Ciccoritti
Written by: Jerry Ciccoritti Cast: Wendy Gazelle, Mark Soper, Silvio Oliviero, Ilse
Von Glatz The Understudy is pretty much a retread of Graveyard Shifi, in that a ...

Author: J. P. Harris

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595213367

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 292

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Old movies don't fade away, they show up constantly on video or cable. Particularly horror, science fiction and fantasy films have a long shelf life. Now you can find out about the films you may have missed, discover obscure low budget or foreign films, or just become reacquainted with some old favorites. Rediscover or meet for the first time PAPERHOUSE, PIN, BLADES, RETURN OF THE KILLER TOMATOES, SCARECROWS, CHINESE GHOST STORY and the first feature films of Peter Jackson and Jan Svankmajer. TIME CAPSULE is a collection of 300 reviews of horror, science fiction and fantasy films and TV shows from 1987-1991. This is not a typical book of reviews that encompasses every single genre film, but a snapshot of films and TV shows released in a period when there was a huge output of genre product. Written by a former contributor to CINEFANTASTIQUE, TIME CAPSULE will lead you down memory lane to visit some glorious (and terrible) films and TV shows.

The Theatre

Most girls get their first chance through being understudies , but it is not easy to
become an understudy . ... I was about half the size of the stout comedienne , and
my going on in her place was like a shrimp understudying a porpoise ; but I went




Category: Theater


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The Era Almanack Dramatic Musical

Disappointed. Änderstudy . BY. J . COMYNS. CARR . N. understudy. with.
ambition. is. a. species. of. intellectual. undertaker . He watches with anxiety for
the least symptom of failing health in ...




Category: Actors


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Sandy Dennis

While she was the understudy in The Dark at the Top of the Stairs, Dennis began
a relationship with fellow understudy Gerald S. O'Loughlin. They would live
together for seven years in New York. The actor would be reunited with her for
the ...

Author: Peter Shelley

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476605890

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 232

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This is the first book-length study of the American actress Sandy Dennis (1937–1992). Winner of two successive Tony Awards for her work in the theatre in 1963 and 1964, she moved into film in supporting roles. For her performance in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966) Dennis won the Best Supporting Actress Academy Award. She starred in films like Up The Down Staircase (1967), The Fox (1968), Sweet November (1968), That Cold Day in the Park (1969), Thank You All Very Much (1969), and Come Back to the 5 & Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean (1982). Full information is provided for each film and television appearance, with cast and crew credits, synopses, notes, release information, reviews, and DVD availability.

The Language of Theatre

None the less , on occasions an actor can underplay for effect . understudy “ I had
to understudy in The Ghost Train . . . and stand in a doorway backstage centre
dressed as a policeman with a painted moustache ' ( Olivier , 52 ) . An understudy

Author: Martin Harrison

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780878300877

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 316

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Theatre has provided many words and meanings which we use - ignorant of their origins - in everyday writing and speech. This is the first book to explore 2,000 theatre terms in depth, in some cases tracing their history over two and a half millenia, in others exploring expressions less than a decade old. Terms are defined, shown in use and cross-referenced in ways which will fascinate theatre-goers, help theatre students and encourage those engaged in the theatre to examine the familiar from new angles.