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Drama

by Karen Hines

Dr. Penelope Douglas is an ex-forensic psychiatrist looking for a fresh start in a styling western boomtown, but on her first day practicing in her boutique suite, a young television writer hangs himself in her subway-tiled bathroom. A dissection of contemporary television drama through the eyes of the dead writer reveals to Penelope an unsettling connection between the forty-four-minute television hour and the disintegration of the human soul. But it isn't until Penelope's oil wife friend pronounces Penelope her unborn baby's spiritual godmother that Dr. Douglas takes the dive into the uncharted waters of her own unconscious to break the spell that has the frontier in its filthy grip. Will Dr. Douglas be able to find heart in this wild new landscape? Will she have to smudge her lipstick to 'cowboy up'? Drama, the long-awaited new play by the master of edgy dark humour, has all the answers.

Drama City

by George Pelecanos

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Drama City

by George P. Pelecanos

Lorenzo Brown is fresh out of the clink. The former drug enforcer has vowed to go straight and found himself a job as an officer for the Humane Society. He patrols downtown DC looking for ill-treated pets - but in the course of his day repeatedly comes face-to-face with his old life. Rachel Lopez is an attractive young probation officer. Brown is one of her clients but also fast becoming one of her friends - perhaps he is one that can be saved. Nigel Johnson is a smart young drug-dealer on the make. He has plans to make a lot of money AND stay alive to spend it. He already runs his neighbourhood but doesn't realise that he stands on the brink of a vicious turf war which could destroy him. From these basic players, Pelecanos weaves and amazing new novel, one that defines a generation of black, Hispanic and white Americans fighting - literally - for their lives.

Drama High

by Michael Sokolove

Friday Night Lights meets Glee-the incredible and true story of an extraordinary drama teacher who has changed the lives of thousands of students and inspired a town. Why would the multimillionaire producer of Cats, Phantom of the Opera, and Miss Saigon take his limo from Manhattan to the struggling former steel town of Levittown, Pennsylvania, to see a high school production of Les Misérables? To see the show performed by the astoundingly successful theater company at Harry S Truman High School, run by its legendary director, Lou Volpe. Broadway turns to Truman High when trying out controversial shows like Rent and Spring Awakening before they move on to high school theater programs across the nation. Volpe's students from this blue-collar town go on to become Emmy-winning producers, entertainment executives, newscasters, and community-theater founders. Michael Sokolove, a Levittown native and former student of Volpe's, chronicles the drama director's last school years and follows a group of student actors as they work through riveting dramas both on and off the stage. This is a story of an economically depressed but proud town finding hope in a gifted teacher and the magic of theater. .

Drama High: Cold As Ice

by L. Divine

Jayd Jackson's about to take the most important test of her life. . .With the Advanced Placement exams coming up, Jayd can't afford any distractions. Enter Rah's baby mama, the master of stirring up trouble. Despite her best intentions, Jayd gets entangled in the drama and fails her pre-test exam. Knowing it's time to get her act together, she joins a study group on campus, sharpens her skills--and meets a whole new crew. Unfortunately, Jayd's the only one who's happy about her newfound study habits and newfound friends. Her old crew is suddenly full of haters--and even Mama's giving her a hard time. Just when it seems things can't get any worse, Misty starts talking smack, hoping to destroy Jayd once and for all. Now Jayd's wondering if the real test is whether she's ready to say goodbye to the old and move on up and out. . .

Drama High: Courtin' Jayd

by L. Divine

Just as South Bay Highs Jayd Jackson is feeling good that her two main social circles have finally come together, drama takes over once more, and the usual suspects are involved. . . These days, family and relationship drama is the name of the game in Jayds life--from her fighting uncles on the home front to her friend Mickeys possible pregnancy--aka her "maybe baby"--to a vengeful plan being plotted by Misty, Jayds nemesis, over a highly personal problem. In fact, Jayd may have to do some plotting of her own to keep her crew safe from Mistys drama. Meanwhile, Rah is trying to get closer to Jayd, but she wont be his rebound girl. Everything comes to a head when Jayds ex, Jeremy, asks to play basketball with Rah and the others and is told that a white boy cant ball. Jeremy proves them wrong, but will that be enough for them to let him on the team for an important game? Or will ego and stereotyping win? Its almost more than Jayd can take--until her Mama reminds her of her powerful lineage. Now its time for Jayd to catch up on her spirit work, and confront some powerful emotions of her own. . .

Drama High: The Fight

by L. Divine

Brimming with the same spirited sense of style and magic as Disney's That's So Raven, Drama High introduces a fun, brazen new series featuring a young sistah who's learning that life in the `hood is nothing compared to life in high school...Proudly hailing from Compton, USA, sixteen-year-old Jayd Jackson is no stranger to drive-by shootings or run-ins with the friendly neighborhood crackhead. Street-smart, book-smart, and life-smart, she's nobody's fool--least of all KJ's, the most popular and cutest basketball jock at South Bay High, aka Drama High. Yes, it's a fact, Jayd fell hard for his player ways for a time, but now that KJ's shown his true colors--dumping Jayd because she refused to give up the cookies--she's through with him and his game playing for good.Jayd just wants to start her Junior year of high school drama free. But wanting ain't getting, especially at a place like Drama High, a predominately white high school in a wealthy part of Los Angeles, where Jayd and 30 other Compton kids get bussed to daily. Saying race relations aren't what they should be would be putting it mildly, and that's just the beginning of the drama. Jayd's first day back to school, KJ's new girlfriend, Trecee, steps to her wanting to fight. Egged on by Misty, Jayd's former best friend-turned-nemesis, Trecee wants to make Jayd understand that KJ is off limits--even if she has to do it with her fists. With the fight set for Friday, and the sistah drama at an all time high, Jayd is about to learn who's really got her back and more importantly, when she's got to watch it. But at least she can always count on Mama, and her mystical bag of tricks. Drama High is a remarkably assured debut, and L. Divine is a tantalizing and refreshing new voice. Jayd and her bold, honest, and laugh-out-loud funny assessment of life, along with her quirky cast of friends, classmates, loves, her magical family and eccentric neighbors make for an irresistible, can't-put-it-down read.

Drama High: Jayd's Legacy

by L. Divine

It's official: South Bay High's finest, Jayd Jackson, and its coolest white boy, Jeremy Weiner, are a couple. And if that's not enough interracial drama for South Bay's mostly white, wealthy student body, Jayd and her bold, beautiful, black renaissance crew have more on the way. . . . Friends and teachers at South Bay High may be hating, but Jayd and Jeremy are falling in love, and if anyone has a problem with their happiness, especially an ex who's back in Jayd's life aiming to sweep her off her feet--well, that's no surprise. This is Drama High after all. And Jayd is no stranger to controversy--it's in her blood, and it seems it's in her girl Nellie's blood too. Homecoming is just around the corner, and South Bay High has never had a black princess, queen, or royalty of any kind for any event. But that's about to change. The Drama Club is sponsoring Nellie to run for the junior class, hoping to give the Cheerleaders and Athletes a run for their money. If Nellie wins, she'll make history. In fact, Nellie is so deep in the zone, Jayd's afraid she'll forget to watch her back because the students of South Bay are serious about their crowns. As Nellie's chances for victory heat up, so does the hostility from the smartass opposition. Nellie may be flying too high to notice, but Jayd can see the drama coming. And as usual, she's on it--with a little help from her magical Mama and her mystical ancestors, of course.

Drama High: No Mercy Volume 16

by L. Divine

Misty and the rest of Esmeralda's evil brood are busy concocting a sinister plan to not only destroy Jayd and the rest of her powerful lineage, but Esmeralda and Rousseau are also using their powers to take over G's drug business. Mama's in and out of a dangerous dream state due to Esmeralda's wicked manipulation and unable to properly shut her evil neighbor down. Jayd's left to deal with her own clients, Mama's spirit business, and her drama-filled friends' lives. Somehow Jayd still finds time to manage her busy school schedule, getting to know her new beau, Keenan better, and spending more time with her best friend, Chase. Will Jayd crash and burn under the pressure, or will she grow into the young and powerful priestess she's destined to become?

Drama High: Second Chance

by L. Divine

Back for another dose of high drama, Compton's sassiest, Jayd Jackson, is about to discover it really is a different world when she starts dating South Bay High's finest white boy. . . All Jayd Jackson wants is a drama-free year at South Bay High, a. k. a. Drama High. But it doesn't seem she's going to get it. It's only the second week of Junior year and already, Misty, her nemesis, has almost gotten her killed after instigating a fight between Jayd and KJ's girlfriend, Trecee. But it goes with the territory. She's a fire child, and granddaughter to Lynne Mae Williams--Mama--and Mama says that means the drama will follow Jayd wherever she goes. Even so, Jayd just wants to chill, still hoping Junior year can carry on, drama-free. And with Misty and KJ reportedly hanging, Jayd is ready to move on. But the brother won't stop blowing up Jayd's cellie, and the text-messages keep coming; and the message is clear: KJ wants Jayd back bad. But Jayd couldn't care less. She's got a new man to kick-it with now--a half-Jewish white boy from Palos Verdes whose parents are loaded with a capital "L. " And Jeremy Weiner's no ordinary white boy--he listens to East Coast rap, he's got a sweet ride, and he's got it bad for Jayd Jackson. But no one at South Bay High will just let a sistah be happy. Misty's back to her usual foolishness, KJ's all over her jock, and the notoriously anti-black teacher Mrs. Bennett is tripping. Jeremy's got her totally sprung, but she's going to have to rely on her brains--and some of Mama's magic, of course--if she's going to survive another week at Drama High. But Jayd couldn't care less. She's got a new man to kick-it with now--a half-Jewish white boy from Palos Verdes whose parents are loaded with a capital "L. " And Jeremy Weiner's no ordinary white boy--he listens to East Coast rap, he's got a sweet ride, and he's got it bad for Jayd Jackson. But no one at South Bay High will just let a sistah be happy. Misty's back to her usual foolishness, KJ's all over her jock, and the notoriously anti-black teacher Mrs. Bennett is tripping. Jeremy's got her totally sprung, but she's going to have to rely on her brains--and some of Mama's magic, of course--if she's going to survive another week at Drama High. L. Divine is at the top of her game in this superb follow-up to the power-packed Drama High: The Fight. Look for the next juicy installment, Jayd's Legacy, coming soon.

Drama High: Second Chance

by L. Divine

Back for another dose of high drama, Compton's sassiest, Jayd Jackson, is about to discover it really is a different world when she starts dating South Bay High's finest white boy...All Jayd Jackson wants is a drama-free year at South Bay High, a.k.a. Drama High. But it doesn't seem she's going to get it. It's only the second week of Junior year and already, Misty, her nemesis, has almost gotten her killed after instigating a fight between Jayd and KJ's girlfriend, Trecee. But it goes with the territory. She's a fire child, and granddaughter to Lynne Mae Williams--Mama--and Mama says that means the drama will follow Jayd wherever she goes. Even so, Jayd just wants to chill, still hoping Junior year can carry on, drama-free. And with Misty and KJ reportedly "hanging," Jayd is ready to move on. But the brother won't stop blowing up Jayd's cellie, and the text-messages keep coming; and the message is clear: KJ wants Jayd back bad. But Jayd couldn't care less. She's got a new man to kick-it with now--a half-Jewish white boy from Palos Verdes whose parents are loaded with a capital "L." And Jeremy Weiner's no ordinary white boy--he listens to East Coast rap, he's got a sweet ride, and he's got it bad for Jayd Jackson. But no one at South Bay High will just let a sistah be happy. Misty's back to her usual foolishness, KJ's all over her jock, and the notoriously anti-black teacher Mrs. Bennett is tripping. Jeremy's got her totally sprung, but she's going to have to rely on her brains--and some of Mama's magic, of course--if she's going to survive another week at Drama High.But Jayd couldn't care less. She's got a new man to kick-it with now--a half-Jewish white boy from Palos Verdes whose parents are loaded with a capital "L." And Jeremy Weiner's no ordinary white boy--he listens to East Coast rap, he's got a sweet ride, and he's got it bad for Jayd Jackson. But no one at South Bay High will just let a sistah be happy. Misty's back to her usual foolishness, KJ's all over her jock, and the notoriously anti-black teacher Mrs. Bennett is tripping. Jeremy's got her totally sprung, but she's going to have to rely on her brains--and some of Mama's magic, of course--if she's going to survive another week at Drama High.L. Divine is at the top of her game in this superb follow-up to the power-packed Drama High: The Fight. Look for the next juicy installment, Jayd's Legacy, coming soon.

Drama High: So, So Hood

by L. Divine

For Jayd Jackson, a new school takes the drama to a new level. . . With her senior year just beginning, Jayd's drama is going nowhere anytime soon. Although she's graduated to the next level with her powers, she's also going head-to-head with her former best friend, Misty. Jayd's also got to deal with the aftermath of the debutante ball, her boyfriend's cheating, and her ex-boyfriend/best guy friend Rah's continuing baby mama drama. Luckily, when her crew gets to be too much, Jayd can turn to her new crush Keenan, a UCLA first draft football pick, for a time out. Jayd's got to keep a cool head now more than ever because there's a new enemy waiting to pounce if she lets down her guard . . .

Drama High: So, So Hood

by L. Divine

For Jayd Jackson, a new school takes the drama to a new level...With her senior year just beginning, Jayd's drama is going nowhere anytime soon. Although she's graduated to the next level with her powers, she's also going head-to-head with her former best friend, Misty. Jayd's also got to deal with the aftermath of the debutante ball, her boyfriend's cheating, and her ex-boyfriend/best guy friend Rah's continuing baby mama drama. Luckily, when her crew gets to be too much, Jayd can turn to her new crush Keenan, a UCLA first draft football pick, for a time out. Jayd's got to keep a cool head now more than ever because there's a new enemy waiting to pounce if she lets down her guard ...

Drama High, Vol. 12 Pushin'

by L. Divine

If only there was a potion to make all Jayd Jackson's troubles disappear. . . Even though Jayd's finished with the AP exams and finally has some space of her own at her mother's house she's got to deal with the drama all around her. Mickey blames Jayd for her ruined baby shower; Rah her ex is bristling over her renewed relationship with beach boy Jeremy; and her #1 frenemy Misty is hard at work conjuring trouble. With so much going on it's hard for Jayd to concentrate on her spirit lessons and hair braiding business. But Jayd's determined to push back and claim some peace for herself 'cause focusing on the gift from her ancestors could hold the key to bringing the chaos under control for good. . .

A Drama in the Air

by Jules Verne

"A Drama in the Air" is an adventure short story by Jules Verne. The story was first published in August 1851 under the title "Science for families. A Voyage in a Balloon"

Drama in the Church Saga

by Dynah Zale

Drama ensues when the chaos of the world enters the doors of First Nazareth A. M. E. Church. Tressie faithfully prays every night that God will send her a thug. It isn't long before her prayers are answered and she meets a handsome ex-convict named Payce Boyd. He is a fine roughneck, everything Tressie imagined and more--that is, until Tressie experiences firsthand the reality of being a thug's girl. Seeking solace and comfort in the sanctuary, Tressie soon learns valuable lessons and shocking truths about herself and others. Val and Julian's love for one another has grown so strong over the years that the time has come for them to take the next step. Val is sure that this time nothing will come between them, until a secret from Julian's past comes back to haunt her and forces her heart to open up to another. Dean is saved, thoughtful, and understanding to Olivia's need to remain celibate until she's married. Finally Dean pops the question and Olivia wonders why the sudden rush to get married. When the wedding day comes, will the marriage be consummated? Danyelle has plans that don't include a man, until one enters her life and shows her what it means to be in love. Share in the journey of love, lust, self-doubt, and Drama in the Church.

Drama in the Church Saga

by Dynah Zale

Drama ensues when the chaos of the world enters the doors of First Nazareth A.M.E. Church. Tressie faithfully prays every night that God will send her a thug. It isn't long before her prayers are answered and she meets a handsome ex-convict named Payce Boyd. He is a fine roughneck, everything Tressie imagined and more--that is, until Tressie experiences firsthand the reality of being a thug's girl. Seeking solace and comfort in the sanctuary, Tressie soon learns valuable lessons and shocking truths about herself and others. Val and Julian's love for one another has grown so strong over the years that the time has come for them to take the next step. Val is sure that this time nothing will come between them, until a secret from Julian's past comes back to haunt her and forces her heart to open up to another. Dean is saved, thoughtful, and understanding to Olivia's need to remain celibate until she's married. Finally Dean pops the question and Olivia wonders why the sudden rush to get married. When the wedding day comes, will the marriage be consummated? Danyelle has plans that don't include a man, until one enters her life and shows her what it means to be in love. Share in the journey of love, lust, self-doubt, and Drama in the Church.

Drama Kings

by Dalma Heyn

In this field guide to twenty-first century dating, Dalma Heyn gives women the tools they need to find the partners they wantWhy are so many strong, vibrant women going out with men who sabotage their strength and vibrancy? In her third book, bestselling author and psychotherapist Dalma Heyn provides the roadmap to lovers she calls "drama kings," men who, still stuck in the man-centric culture of the twentieth century, are emotionally unavailable to these twenty-first century women. Drawing on first-person interviews and case stories of real relationships, Heyn helps women identify the men likely to derail relationships, confront their own expectations about love and relationships, and negotiate the minefields of today's dating world--so that they never again have to choose between having love and staying strong. This ebook features a new introduction by Dalma Heyn and an illustrated biography including rare photos from the author's personal collection.

The Drama of American History Series: 1630-2000

by James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier

Collaboration of all twenty-three Dramas of American History as told by James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier. The twenty-three dramas include: Clash of Cultures: Prehistory-1638, The Paradox of Jamestown: 1585-1700, Pilgrims and Puritans: 1620-1700, The French and Indian War: 1660-1763, The American Revolution: 1763-1783, Creating the Constitution: 1787, Building a New Nation: 1789-1801, The Jeffersonian Republicans: 1800-1820, Andrew Jackson's America: 1824-1850, Hispanic America, Texas, and the Mexican War: 1835-1850, Slavery and the Coming of the Civil War: 1831-1861, The Civil War: 1860-1865, Reconstruction and the Rise of Jim Crow: 1864-1896, The Rise of Industry: 1860-1900, A Century of Immigration: 1820-1924, The Rise of the Cities: 1820-1920, Indians, Cowboys, and Farmers: 1865-1910, The United States Enters the World Stage: 1867-1919, Progressivism, the Great Depression, and the New Deal: 1901-1941, The United States in World War II: 1941-1945, The United States in the Cold War: 1945-1989, The Middle Road: American Politics: 1945-2000 and The Changing Face of American Society: 1945-2000.

The Drama of Fiji: A Contemporary History

by John Wesley Coulter

This history of Fiji focuses on the period of Imperial British control and offers a fascinating glimpse at a unique and volatile situation.<P><P>The drama unfolds with a look into the backgrounds of the native Fijians--subsistence farmers most of whom are hardly affected by modern progress. Complications arise with the introduction of the Indian migrants who were recruited to serve periods of indenture on sugar cane plantations. Nearly all of them were Hindus. They yearned for land--the most valuable property in India. The plot further thickens with the "dual government" set-up where a governor, appointed by the Queen, works side by side with the Fijian Administration which has jurisdiction over all Fijians in the Colony.The Drama of Fiji is based on three periods of fieldwork in those islands at intervals over a period of 23 years, visit to northern India, and relevant literature. The last visit to Fiji, in 1960, was part of a large project in the South Pacific, made possible by a combined grant-in-aid of research, given by the Association of American Geographers and the Graduate School of the University of Cincinnati, the latter of which awarded a subvention to the author for this book.

The Drama of Scripture: Finding our Place in the Biblical Story

by Michael W. Goheen Craig G. Bartholomew

This book tells the biblical story of redemption as a unified, coherent narrative of God's ongoing work within his kingdom.

The Drama Of The Commons

by Committee on the Human Dimensions of Global Change

The "tragedy of the commons" is a central concept in human ecology and the study of the environment. It has had tremendous value for stimulating research, but it only describes the reality of human-environment interactions in special situations. Research over the past thirty years has helped clarify how human motivations, rules governing access to resources, the structure of social organizations, and the resource systems themselves interact to determine whether or not the many dramas of the commons end happily. In this book, leaders in the field review the evidence from several disciplines and many lines of research and present a state-of-the-art assessment. They summarize lessons learned and identify the major challenges facing any system of governance for resource management. They also highlight the major challenges for the next decade: making knowledge development more systematic; understanding institutions dynamically; considering a broader range of resources (such as global and technological commons); and taking into account the effects of social and historical context. This book will be a valuable and accessible introduction to the field for students and a resource for advanced researchers.

The Drama of the Gifted Child

by Alice Miller

Why are many of the most successful people plagued by feelings of emptiness and alienation? This wise and profound book has provided thousands of readers with an answer--and has helped them to apply it to their own lives. Far too many of us had to learn as children to hide our own feelings, needs, and memories skillfully in order to meet our parents' expectations and win their "love. " Alice Miller writes, "When I used the word 'gifted' in the title, I had in mind neither children who receive high grades in school nor children talented in a special way. I simply meant all of us who have survived an abusive childhood thanks to an ability to adapt even to unspeakable cruelty by becoming numb. . . Without this 'gift' offered us by nature, we would not have survived. " But merely surviving is not enough. The Drama of the Gifted Child helps us to reclaim our life by discovering our own crucial needs and our own truth.

The Drama of the Gifted Child

by Alice Miller

Why are many of the most successful people plagued by feelings of emptiness and alienation? This wise and profound book has provided thousands of readers with an answer-and has helped them to apply it to their own lives.Far too many of us had to learn as children to hide our own feelings, needs, and memories skillfully in order to meet our parents' expectations and win their "love." Alice Miller writes, "When I used the word 'gifted' in the title, I had in mind neither children who receive high grades in school nor children talented in a special way. I simply meant all of us who have survived an abusive childhood thanks to an ability to adapt even to unspeakable cruelty by becoming numb... Without this 'gift' offered us by nature, we would not have survived." But merely surviving is not enough. The Drama of the Gifted Child helps us to reclaim our life by discovering our own crucial needs and our own truth.

Drama Queen

by Chloë Rayban

When Jessica's parents split up, she is confused. Jessica can't understand how people can fall out of love any more than she can't understand how her best friend can fall in love with a boy called Cedric who wears a luminous anorak when Jessica herself will settle for nothing less than complete perfection. And what about her art teacher, Mrs. Mills? How can she be single when she's so pretty without her glasses? Jessica can see that her help is needed and just like a modern day Emma, sets about interfering with the love lives of those closest to her.

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