The Understudy

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?

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

Josh is the star of Mad, Bad, and Dangerous to Know, a biographical play about Lord Byron–and Stephen is his 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

Broadway understudies can do the job. They were going to get a fabulous show! The show they deserved. The show they paid for. She carried on with the scene, and when it came to an end and she exited, she got applause.

Author: Ellen Tovatt Leary

Publisher: Hansen Publishing Group LLC

ISBN: 1601823452

Category: Fiction

Page: 258

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THE UNDERSTUDY is the story of Nina Landau, an actress, living in New York City in the early ’70s and trying hard to make it on Broadway. We follow her from her Broadway audition nerves to her eventual success on stage. Along the way we discover what goes on backstage during a Broadway show, how actors deal with the mistakes that occasionally occur and how exciting it is to be at an opening night party at Sardi’s! Nina experiences thrilling triumphs as well as crushing setbacks and has a passionate love affair with her leading man.

Human Resource Management

(ii) Understudy approach In the understudy approach, the trainee works directly with the person he or she is to replace; the latter is in turn responsible for the trainee's coaching. Normally, the understudy relieves the executive of ...

Author: Raj Kumar

Publisher: I. K. International Pvt Ltd

ISBN: 9380578822

Category: Personnel management

Page: 488

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Human Resource Management Strategic Analysis Text and Cases has been designed to provide the comprehensive knowledge about the subject. The book combines the operational as well as the strategic aspects of HRM. it presents detailed coverage of the principles and concepts of HRM including its strategic aspects. The text provides logical and analytical application of the concepts. The strategic analysis involves integrative approach of HRM with strategic management. Case studies have been given at the end of each chapter to make subject more practical and analytical. Salient Features of the book * Covers all relevant topics of HRM * Integrates operational HRM with strategic management * Inspires managerial actions to successfully deal with the challenges and emerging trends in HRM * Provides holistic view of global HRM * Simple and readers friendly language * Invaluable text For The students of MBA, M.Com., and other post graduate students who are specializing in HRM * Useful guide for HR professionals and executives of corporate section

The Handbook of Work Based Learning

One term that is used is that of understudy. It is commonly used in the theatre where an understudy essentially deputizes for an indisposed actor. If the understudy is a novice who is able to learn from the experience, ...

Author: Ian Cunningham

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1317029356

Category: Education

Page: 318

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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.

Role of ICT in Educational Training

PC Assisted Learning (CAL) is utilized to mean the stream of data between the understudy and PC in order to give direction to the understudy on particular topics.CAL is utilized to signify a more extensive capacity of the PC in ...

Author: Shri Metkari Umarao Vitthal


ISBN: 1312978066



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The Stage Manager s Toolkit

The stage manager's duties during the performance period also include working with the understudies in the cast. Should one of the actors be unable to perform on a given day, the understudy will step in to cover the role.

Author: Laurie Kincman

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1135905088

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 240

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As a Stage Manager, you are responsible for organizing rehearsals, running performances, and keeping everyone and everything on track and in sync. To do the job well, you need to be a communication wizard—able to collect a wide range of details and share them as effectively as possible. The Stage Manger’s Toolkit is more than another overview book which generalizes how to be a Stage Manager. It presents the day-to-day duties in detail—discussing not only what to do but also why. Focusing on communication best practices, the book explores objectives, paperwork, and the questions that need to be asked in order to ensure a smooth production whether on Broadway, at a university, or somewhere in between. Introduces strategies for sharing information both in person and in writing Explores how document design can enhance the accessibility and effectiveness of your reports, charts, and lists Contains principles for web-based information sharing as well as hard-copy paperwork Provides customizable paperwork templates on the accompanying website, allowing you to put the ideas to work on your own show Other features: Organized based on the chronology of a typical theatre production: pre-production work, rehearsals, the tech period, performances, and post-production duties. In each section, the book outlines the objectives for the stage manager and the communication techniques that will ensure success. Provides examples of paperwork a stage manager commonly works with, including variations for plays and musicals, shortcuts for shows on an abbreviated time table, and strategies for maintaining consistency and legibility. The book highlights differences the stage manager may encounter when working on professional and academic productions.

The Director s Vision

The understudy is less important in fact than folklore would have us believe. As legend has it, half an hour before curtain on opening night the leading actress suddenly develops a mysterious disease, and a young actress steps forward ...

Author: Louis E. Catron

Publisher: Waveland Press

ISBN: 1478608250

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 358

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The Directors Vision is a dynamic, practical text that focuses equally on the art of interpretation and on problem-solving. Catron helps students develop an organized, step-by-step methodology from play analysis through performance. Practical focus: Catron deftly combines abstract ideas about directing with concrete strategies on preparing for production, auditions, casting, and rehearsals. Comprehensive scope: Included are important topics such as in-depth play analysis, directorial responsibilities and ethics, leadership techniques, how to work with actors, and problem-solving. Exercises: End-of-chapter exercises help students digest what theyve read and get actively involved in the craft of directing. Quotes and illustrations: Thoughts from well-known directors, actors, and writers appear throughout the book, providing motivation, insight, and perspective. Abundant photographs and diagrams offer effective, dynamic examples of concepts.

Personnel Information Bulletin

True False A planned program of designating and developing understudies of all administrative and supervisory ... What are some of the benefits derived by the supervisor when he effects an organized understudy program in his unit ?

Author: United States. Veterans Administration





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The First Time Manager

By having an understudy who is prepared to take your position, you make yourself a better candidate for promotion. Finding the appropriate understudy can be a delicate matter. You should not select your potential replacement too early.

Author: Loren B. Belker

Publisher: AMACOM

ISBN: 0814417841

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

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What's a rookie manager to do? Faced with new responsibilities, and in need of quick, dependable guidance, novice managers can't afford to learn by trial and error. The First-Time Manager is the answer, dispensing the bottom-line wisdom they need to succeed. A true management classic, the book covers essential topics such as hiring and firing, leadership, motivation, managing time, dealing with superiors, and much more. Written in an inviting and accessible style, the revised sixth edition includes new material on increasing employee engagement, encouraging innovation and initiative, helping team members optimize their talents, improving outcomes, and distinguishing oneself as a leader. Packed with immediately usable insight on everything from building a team environment to conducting performance appraisals, The First-Time Manager remains the ultimate guide for anyone starting his or her career in management.

Training and Development Methods

Caution Give your understudy the necessary authority as responsibility without authority is meaningless as speech without ... Supervisors can develop leaders by training understudies with the non-management method, training them to lead ...

Author: Rishipal

Publisher: S. Chand Publishing

ISBN: 812193656X

Category: Psychology

Page: 833

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Introduction To Training And Development | Human Resource Development And Career Planning | Training Need Identification | Learning | Strategic Training And Development | Organising The Training Function | Training Programme Design | Training Climate | Training Methodlogy | Training Methodology | Training Methodology | Transfer Of Training | Training Aids | Training Evaluation | Employee Obsolescence And Training | Training Perpectives And Trends

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.

Author: Alain Badiou

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231166931

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, BadiouÕs most entertaining and accessible play, translated into English here for the first time, readers are introduced to BadiouÕs philosophy through a theatrical tour de force that has met with much success in France. Ahmed the Philosopher presents its comic hero, the Òtreacherous servantÓ 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 Òshort playÓ 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.

Hour of the Robot

The Understudy pointed at the flat top of a tall building. Dull green metal structures dotted the roof. “Those HVAC units will give some cover.” The hover-car came down on the roof with the finesse of a feather on the wind.

Author: Paul R. McNamee

Publisher: Crossroad Press

ISBN: 1637899769

Category: Fiction


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From their nerve center penthouse lair, the Robot supports the extraterrestrial superhero of the shining city of Pallas, the Alien. When a train disaster reveals an arms-smuggling operation, the Alien decides it is time for the Robot to join him in the field. On the other end of the pipeline, in the city of Crowsport, resident vigilante crimefighters, the Protector and his sidekick, the Understudy, are closing in on a local gang boss. Following the leads of their separate investigations, the Alien and the Protector—with the Robot and the Understudy in tow—serendipitously meet, but their joint operation is broken when the Alien is inexplicably murdered. Now, the Robot must step out into the world and work with the crimefighters to bring the suspects to justice. But are there more dangerous forces at work than they realize?

The Management Process

The use of delegation as a training device can be enhanced further when combined with a carefully planned and controlled understudy program. Cooperation with the understudy idea on the part of line managers can be encouraged by joint ...

Author: William M. Fox

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 1607523329

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 463

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(Originally Published in 1963 by R.D. Irwin) The Management Process presents new and traditional subject matter in a diff erent context because it is felt that greater emphasis should be given to the interaction of the management functions. All managers plan, organize, and control the work of others, but not in a simple, sequential pattern. Managing is a continuous operation or process involving the interaction of these functions. Managers must plan for organizing activity, organize for it, and control it, and they must perform these same functions for control. It is felt that practicing managers do, in eff ect, think in these terms. Consequently, an analysis of traditional and other materials in this context should not only be more realistic but also more meaningful to the student or practitioner. Reference to the chapter headings in the Table of Contents will illustrate the way in which this interaction approach provides a basic framework for the organization of this book. As a text this book is intended for a fi rst course in management, or a more advanced course, depending upon the characteristics of the curriculum in which it is used. No specifi c course preparation, however, need be regarded as prerequisite to its use.

The Business of Broadway

Equity mandates an understudy must be hired or assigned no later than two weeks after the first public performance. Some understudies are not assigned until previews because directors wait to get to know their actors and managers want ...

Author: Mitch Weiss

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1621534766

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 292

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New York’s Broadway theatre scene has long been viewed as the “top of the heap” in the world theatre community. Taking lessons from the very best, this innovative guide delves into the business side of the renowned industry to explain just how its system functions. For anyone interested in pursuing a career on Broadway, or who wants to grow a theatre in any other part of the world, The Business of Broadway offers an in-depth analysis of the infrastructure at the core of successful theatre. Manager/producer Mitch Weiss and actor/writer Perri Gaffney take readers behind the scenes to reveal what the audience—and even the players and many producers—don’t know about how Broadway works, describing more than 200 jobs that become available for every show. A variety of performers, producers, managers, and others involved with the Broadway network share valuable personal experience in interviews discussing what made a show a hit or a miss, and how some of the rules, regulations, and practices that are in place today were pioneered. Allworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, publishes a broad range of books on the visual and performing arts, with emphasis on the business of art. Our titles cover subjects such as graphic design, theater, branding, fine art, photography, interior design, writing, acting, film, how to start careers, business and legal forms, business practices, and more. While we don't aspire to publish a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are deeply committed to quality books that help creative professionals succeed and thrive. We often publish in areas overlooked by other publishers and welcome the author whose expertise can help our audience of readers.

UGC NET Education 2021 13 Mock Test 5 Full length 8 Concerned Subject

The understudy educators are prepared to plan unit tests and how to regulate the test. Reflection diary must be kept up where the understudy educator composes their own encounters, what they learned, and furthermore advance how it tends ...

Author: Rohit Manglik

Publisher: EduGorilla Community Pvt. Ltd.



Page: 418

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The University Grants Commission of India is a statutory body set up by the Government of India in accordance to the UGC Act 1956 under Ministry of Human Resource Development, and is charged with coordination, determination and maintenance of standard of higher education. The National Eligibility Test (NET), also known as UGC NET or NTA-UGC-NET, is the test for determining the eligibility for the post of Assistant Professor and / or Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) award in Indian universities and colleges. This national level entrance exam is conducted twice every year in the month of June and December. Education Post- Graduates usually opt the UGC NET Education subject to pursue their career either as junior research fellows or professors or both. National Testing Agency (NTA) will conduct UGC NET exam for Assistant Professor and for junior research fellowship. The UGC NET test will consist of two papers, paper 1 and 2. Paper 1 remains common for all subjects and consists of questions from research, teaching & General Aptitude on the other hand paper 2 will consist of questions from only Education subjects.

Historical Foundations of Black Reflective Sociology

As the understudy's career advances, his or her relationship with the mentor takes on new tensions and dimensions. This is particularly the case after getting the Ph.D., as the understudy must list the mentor as a reference to compete ...

Author: John H Stanfield II

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315427362

Category: Social Science

Page: 317

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John H. Stanfield II, a leading historian of Black social science, distills decades of his research and thinking in a set of articles—some original to the volume, others from fugitive sources—that trace the trajectories of Black scholars and scholarship in relationship to the broader African American experience over the past two centuries. Stanfield’s signature contributions to this research tradition range from the role of philanthropy in the study and life of African Americans to institutional racism in sociology and the impacts of race on scholarly careers. His analyses run from global formulations to individual biographies, including his own, and stretch from the early decades of social science to the present. This work creates a nuanced historical context for reflective Black sociology that will be of interest to social historians, sociologists, and scholars of color from all disciplines.

God and Necessity

On the understudy hypothesis as now construed, it would not be the case that nothing had Δ or an understudy: something would have an understudy making (WATER) untrue. Nor would it be the case that neither Δ nor an understudy contains ...

Author: Brian Leftow

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199263353

Category: Philosophy

Page: 575

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Brian Leftow offers a theist theory of necessity and possibility, and a new sort of argument for God's existence. He argues that necessities of logic and mathematics are determined by God's nature, but that it is events in God's mind - His imagination and choice - that account for necessary truths about concrete creatures.

Is There Life Outside The Box

This is the point when you normally put the understudy on stand-by, except we didn't have an understudy, we had an assistant stage manager who was understudy in name only and had not rehearsed or had time to learn the lines.

Author: Peter Davison

Publisher: Kings Road Publishing

ISBN: 1786063271

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 300

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His fans have spoken, but despite their requests, Peter Davison has gone ahead and written his autobiography anyway. It wasn’t the book they tried to stop – it was more like the book they didn’t want him to start. An aspiring singer-songwriter, once dubbed Woking’s answer to Bob Dylan (by his mum, who once heard a Bob Dylan song), Peter actually penned a hit for Dave Clark but soon swapped a life on the pub circuit to tread the boards. From colonial roots – his dad was Guyanese and his mother was born in India – the family settled in Surrey where Peter’s academic achievements were unspectacular – he even managed to fail CSE woodwork, eliciting a lament from his astonished teacher (‘All you have to do is recognise wood!’). Despite this, Peter has secured his place in science fiction history, becoming the fifth Doctor Who, although he nearly turned down the role. The Time Lord connection continued with the marriage of his daughter Georgia to Dr Who number ten, David Tennant. The artist formerly known as Peter Malcolm Gordon Moffett has starred in a number of television series including Love for Lydia, A Very Peculiar Practice, At Home with the Braithwaites and The Last Detective and became a national treasure for having his arm up a cow in his role as Tristan Farnon in All Creatures Great and Small. He was also in a Michael Winner movie... He made his first stage appearance with an amateur dramatic company, but The Byfleet Players’ loss was the West End’s gain as he now has a number of musicals to his name, including Legally Blonde, Chicago and Spamalot. Most recently he starred in the box office record-breaking Gypsy where he rubbed shoulders backstage with Dames Meryl Streep, Maggie Smith and Judi Dench – all asking him for directions to Imelda Staunton’s dressing room. One thing is for sure: of all the British screen and stage actors of the last fifty years, Peter Davison is certainly one of them and, within these pages, intrepid readers will at last have the dubious honour of sharing in his life and times – as he despairs over whether there truly ever can be life outside the box.