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Book A Place for Us

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  • Author : Julia L. Foulkes
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release : 2016-10-24
  • ISBN : 022630194X
  • Pages : 255 pages

Download or read book A Place for Us written by Julia L. Foulkes and published by University of Chicago Press. This book was released on 2016-10-24 with total page 255 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The making of the classic musical: “A fascinating read focusing equally on the show and the world into which it was born.”—Choice From its 1957 Broadway debut to multiple revivals, from the Oscar-winning film to countless amateur productions, West Side Story is nothing less than an American touchstone—an updating of Shakespeare vividly realized in a rapidly changing postwar New York. A lifelong fan of the show, Julia Foulkes became interested in its history when she made an unexpected discovery: scenes for the iconic film version were shot on the demolition site destined to become part of the Lincoln Center redevelopment area—a crowning jewel of postwar urban renewal. Foulkes interweaves the story of the creation of the musical and film with the remaking of the Upper West Side and the larger tale of New York’s postwar aspirations. Making unprecedented use of director and choreographer Jerome Robbins’s revelatory papers, she shows the crucial role played by the political commitments of Robbins and his collaborators Leonard Bernstein and Arthur Laurents. Their determination to evoke life in New York as it was actually lived helped give West Side Story its unshakable sense of place even as it put forward a vision of a new, vigorous, determinedly multicultural American city. Beautifully written and full of surprises for even the most dedicated West Side Story fan, A Place for Us is a revelatory new exploration of an American classic.

Book A Place for Us

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  • Author : Fatima Farheen Mirza
  • Publisher : SJP for Hogarth
  • Release : 2018-06-12
  • ISBN : 1524763578
  • Pages : 402 pages

Download or read book A Place for Us written by Fatima Farheen Mirza and published by SJP for Hogarth. This book was released on 2018-06-12 with total page 402 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NATIONAL BOOK AWARD “5 UNDER 35” NOMINEE • NEW YORK’S “ONE BOOK, ONE NEW YORK” PICK Named One of the Best Books of the Year: Washington Post • NPR • People • Refinery29 • Parade • BuzzFeed “Mirza writes with a mercy that encompasses all things.”—Ron Charles, Washington Post Hailed as “a book for our times” (Christiane Amanpour), A Place for Us is a deeply moving and resonant story of love, identity, and belonging. As an Indian wedding gathers a family back together, parents Rafiq and Layla must reckon with the choices their children have made. There is Hadia: their headstrong, eldest daughter, whose marriage is a match of love and not tradition. Huda, the middle child, determined to follow in her sister’s footsteps. And lastly, their estranged son, Amar, who returns to the family fold for the first time in three years to take his place as brother of the bride. What secrets and betrayals have caused this close-knit family to fracture? Can Amar find his way back to the people who know and love him best? A Place for Us takes us back to the beginning of this family’s life: from the bonds that bring them together, to the differences that pull them apart. All the joy and struggle of family life is here, from Rafiq and Layla’s own arrival in America from India, to the years in which their children—each in their own way—tread between two cultures, seeking to find their place in the world, as well as a path home. A Place for Us is a book for our times: an astonishingly tender-hearted novel of identity and belonging, and a resonant portrait of what it means to be an American family today. It announces Fatima Farheen Mirza as a major new literary talent.

Book A Place For Us

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  • Author : Liza Gyllenhaal
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2013-03-05
  • ISBN : 1101599103
  • Pages : 336 pages

Download or read book A Place For Us written by Liza Gyllenhaal and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2013-03-05 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Liza Gyllenhaal is “a gifted new writer”* who’s captivated readers with her talent for “plumb[ing] the complexity of human emotions.”** Now she delivers a piercing new novel about the secrets and lies that could shatter a close-knit family… Brook Bostock has led a privileged life. The daughter of an extremely wealthy and prominent family, she married the man of her dreams and is raising two deeply loved children. But her happy home is shattered when a neighborhood teenager is assaulted during a night of drinking with the Bostocks' son and his prep school friends. The scandal receives national attention—not only because of Brook’s family name, but because of the lawsuit looming against Brook and her husband, Michael, that alleges they are responsible for what went on in their house. Suddenly the small Massachusetts town they call home seems to be turning against them, revealing the simmering jealousies and resentments that have been lurking under the surface all along. With their once-perfect family in danger of falling apart, Brook and Michael must find a way to get through this together—or risk losing everything they love… *Ben Sherwood, author of Charlie St. Cloud **Katherine Davis, author of A Slender Thread

Book A Place For Us

Download or read book A Place For Us written by Cassandra Chiu and published by Ethos Books. This book was released on 2023-05-02 with total page 187 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Disability is neither strange nor distant. Part autobiography, part reflections of social advocate Cassandra Chiu’s experiences as a person living with visual impairment, A Place For Us is the story of the first woman to be a guide dog handler in Singapore and the first Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum in Southeast Asia who happens to be blind. Cassandra’s story starts with her growing-up years in 1980s Singapore, chronicling how her life unfolds with the onset of Stargardt disease, which causes progressive vision loss. From pursuing an education, navigating motherhood, to building a career as a psychotherapist, Cassandra openly discusses the attitudes towards disability and her journey towards true independence with her guide dog Esme. In inimitable frankness, A Place For Us offers an illuminating perspective of a person living with disability beyond the pity party of her life, and advocates for a more equal and sustainable future for people with disabilities. "This is one change-maker’s voice that must be heard and amplified" - Dr. William Wan, the Singapore Kindness Movement.

Book There s a Place For Us  The Musical Theatre Works of Leonard Bernstein

Download or read book There s a Place For Us The Musical Theatre Works of Leonard Bernstein written by Helen Smith and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2017-07-05 with total page 318 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Leonard Bernstein was the quintessential American musician. Through his careers as conductor, pianist, teacher and television personality he became known across the US and the world, his flamboyance and theatricality making him a favourite with audiences, if not with critics. However, he is perhaps best remembered as a composer, particularly of the musical West Side Story, and for songs such as 'America', 'Tonight' and 'Somewhere'. Dr Helen Smith takes an in-depth look at all eight of Bernstein's musical theatre works, from the early On the Town written by the 26-year-old composer at the start of his career, to his second and last opera A Quiet Place in 1983; in between these two pieces he composed music for Trouble in Tahiti, Wonderful Town, Candide, West Side Story, Mass and 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. These works are analysed and considered against a background of musical and social context, as well as looking at Bernstein's other orchestral, choral and chamber works. One important aspect examined is Bernstein's use of motifs in his theatre compositions, which takes them out of the realms of Broadway and into the sphere of symphonic writing. Smith provides an indispensable overview of the musical theatre works of an eclectic composer, and shows what it is that constitutes the Bernstein 'sound'.

Book A Place For Us

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  • Author : Harriet Evans
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2015-06-02
  • ISBN : 147678678X
  • Pages : 448 pages

Download or read book A Place For Us written by Harriet Evans and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2015-06-02 with total page 448 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "When Martha, a wife and mother of three, sits down one late summer's morning to write out the invitations to her eightieth birthday celebration, she knows that what she is planning to reveal at the party could ruin the idyllic life she and her husband David have spent over fifty years building. But she has to let her family know what she and David have sacrificed. She can't live a lie any more"--Amazon.com.

Book Sam Jones  Own Book

Download or read book Sam Jones Own Book written by Sam Porter Jones and published by . This book was released on 1886 with total page 578 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book The People s Bible  John

Download or read book The People s Bible John written by Joseph Parker and published by . This book was released on 1893 with total page 472 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book The Complete Works

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  • Author : John Bunyan
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1877
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 1092 pages

Download or read book The Complete Works written by John Bunyan and published by . This book was released on 1877 with total page 1092 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Ministrations  or  Feeding the flock of God

Download or read book Ministrations or Feeding the flock of God written by Rev. Samuel Hayman and published by . This book was released on 1875 with total page 244 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Psalm CXXV to CL

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  • Author : Charles Haddon Spurgeon
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1886
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 540 pages

Download or read book Psalm CXXV to CL written by Charles Haddon Spurgeon and published by . This book was released on 1886 with total page 540 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Diary of David Zeisberger

Download or read book Diary of David Zeisberger written by David Zeisberger and published by . This book was released on 1885 with total page 510 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Lectures Delivered to the Employes of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company

Download or read book Lectures Delivered to the Employes of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company written by Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company and published by . This book was released on 1882 with total page 112 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book The American Missionary

Download or read book The American Missionary written by and published by . This book was released on 1891 with total page 500 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Vols. 13-62 include abridged annual reports and proceedings of the annual meetings of the American Missionary Association, 1869-1908; v. 38-62 include abridged annual reports of the Society's Executive committee, 1883/84-1907/1908.

Book Federal Decisions

Download or read book Federal Decisions written by United States. Courts and published by . This book was released on 1888 with total page 946 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Outing  Sport  Adventure  Travel  Fiction

Download or read book Outing Sport Adventure Travel Fiction written by and published by . This book was released on 1885 with total page 782 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: