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In the United States, there are 300,000 actors; 100,000 hold union cards. There are 184 college theater programs and 108 performing-arts high schools. There are 578 acting schools and coaches in New York City and Los Angeles alone. The Complete Professional Audition is the one book all of those actors need-because before actors can act, they have to pass the audition! Here's practical, hand-holding advice for choosing material, rehearsing, warming up, staying calm, standing out in a crowd, understanding casting, avoiding pitfalls, following up, getting the right headshot and resume, and accepting an offer. There's even a section on handling rejection-not that The Complete Professional Audition user is ever going to need that, of course. Ultra-useful appendices of recommended songs and monologues (yes!) make this the complete guide for everyone with an audition coming up.* Designed for both play and musical auditions* There are 300,000 actors and acting students in the US-and all of them want an edge at the audition* Through his workshops and seminars, author Darren Cohen knows exactly what actors need to pass an audition and get that part* Practical, down-to-earth ideas that workFrom the Trade Paperback edition.
Here are the complete prophecies of Nostradamus. Nostradamus is the best known and most accurate mystic and seer of all times. There are those who say that he predicted Napoleon and even the attack on the World Trade Center. Read the prophecies and judge for yourself.
Whether you're buying a pedigree puppy or rescuing a crossbreed, in Complete Puppy & Dog Care, practising vet Dr Bruce Fogle tells you all you need to know to keep your dog happy. From which breed to choose, to tips for helping your dog bond with the family, as well as health advice and information on nutrition, training and playing, this book really has everything you need to know. In Complete Puppy & Dog Care, Dr Bruce Fogle shares the benefit of his 40 years' clinical expertise. Find out how to make the most of your relationship with your dog and look after its health and wellbeing. Choose from the best breeds for a wide range of lifestyles from apartment dweller to allergy sufferer. Assess your dog's personality and ensure a stress-free homecoming for all the family. Solve all familiar and less common problems from dog training, to feeding, exercise, aggression and fearfulness. Packed with information, Complete Puppy & Dog Care includes latest technology such as DNA testing for genetic predisposition to illness.
The Complete Quick & Hearty Diabetic Cookbook features dozens of simple yet delicious recipes from appetizers and salads to pasta, poultry, and desserts. Choose from ore than 200 fast and simple-to-make, low-fat recipes with old-fashioned good taste. These are homestyle favorites brought back in healthy and tasty versions for everyone to enjoy!
This book describes key knowledge concepts, skills and up-to-date algorithms pertaining to common emergencies that can take place in a pediatric office, including: seizures, anaphylaxis and shock, and diabetic ketoacidosis. The authors supported by peer review from top specialists in Pediatric Emergency Medicine at the Baylor College of Medicine offer the first comprehensive educational resource on pediatric office emergency preparedness devoted exclusively to the practicing primary care health care provider and his/her team. During emergencies, providers and their staff are called on to work efficiently as a "code-team" which is a source of considerable apprehension for many primary care pediatricians. This unique reference guide contains a wealth of information and resources in a compact and practical form. It presents the most important knowledge, skills, office resources and team interactions required by practitioners to successfully treat pediatric emergencies in the office.
Never before published in its entirety in the United States, The Complete Roderick is John Sladek's masterpiece. Roderick is a robot who learns. He begins life looking like a toy tank, thinking like a child, and knowing nothing about human ways. But as he will discover, growing up and becoming fully human is no easy task in a world where many people seem to have little trouble giving up their humanity. The Complete Roderick is widely considered to be the most ambitious and genius work of a novelist described by The Encyclopedia of ScienceFiction as "the most formally inventive, the funniest, and very nearly the most melancholy of modern US science fiction writers."
The essential survival training of the British Special Air Service (SAS). 360 color illustrations
Like the Jefferson Bible, The Complete Sayings of Jesus Christ is an attempt to edit the four gospels into a consistent account, in this case focusing on the words of Jesus. Many readers arrive at the end of the New Testament with but a hazy picture of Christ and a sketchy outline of the times. This book places all of Jesus' saying in chronological order, stripping away the context that was provided by those who were not Jesus thus revealing a new context.
Celebrating ten years and more than one million books in print!New four-in-one edition!The first four Screech Owls mysteries are now collected in one volume:#17 -- The Secret of the Deep Woods#18 -- Murder at the Winter Games#19 -- Attack on the Tower of London#20 -- The Screech Owls's ReunionScreech Owls books have won the Our Choice Award and the Manitoba Young Reader's Choice Award. They have been endorsed by the Canadian Toy Testing Council and shortlisted for the Silver Birch Award, the Red Cedar Award, the Arthur Ellis Award, the Ottawa-Carleton Award, and the Palmarès de Communication-Jeunesse.From the Trade Paperback edition.
The complete collection of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes tales, both long and short, compiled together for the first time by Simon & Schuster.This fantastic collection is accompanied by an exciting new introduction from Robert Ryan, a writer whose own book, Dead Man's Land, has been fully endorsed by the Conan Doyle Estate. A big Holmes fan himself, he will undoubtedly provide a fascinating new look at the detective and his bizarre ability to read both people and objects, in order to discover who dunnit.
(Book Jacket Status: Jacketed) Aanton Chekhov, widely hailed as the supreme master of the short story, also wrote five works long enough to be called short novels-here brought together in one volume for the first time, in a masterly new translation by the award-winning translators Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky. The Steppe-the most lyrical of the five-is an account of a nine-year-old boy's frightening journey by wagon train across the steppe of southern Russia. The Duel sets two decadent figures-a fanatical rationalist and a man of literary sensibility-on a collision course that ends in a series of surprising reversals. In The Story of an Unknown Man, a political radical spying on an important official by serving as valet to his son gradually discovers that his own terminal illness has changed his long-held priorities in startling ways. Three Years recounts a complex series of ironies in the personal life of a rich but passive Moscow merchant. In My Life, a man renounces wealth and social position for a life of manual labor. The resulting conflict between the moral simplicity of his ideals and the complex realities of human nature culminates in a brief apocalyptic vision that is unique in Chekhov's work. From the Hardcover edition.
Surreal tales of suspense and imagination from an American masterThe Complete Short Stories is the ultimate collection of Edgar Allan Poe's tales of the macabre--from the world-famous classics "The Tell-Tale Heart," "The Pit and the Pendulum," and "The Cask of the Amontillado" to lesser-known masterpieces such as "The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether" and "The Devil in the Belfry." Fans of Poe's Gothic tales of horror will thrill to discover his brilliant French detective, C. Auguste Dupin. Readers familiar with Poe's mysteries will find new pleasure in his dark comedy and early science fiction stories. Edgar Allan Poe was one of the most brilliant and influential authors in American history, and The Complete Short Stories is a must-have for every admirer of his work. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.
The first comprehensive collection of F. Scott Fitzgerald's short stories and essays is now available in eBook only. This definitive edition pulls together the complete works from such celebrated titles as Tales of the Jazz Age, Babylon Revisited, Flappers and Philosophers, and many others. For the first time ever, readers will have all of the short stories and essays ordered chronologically in two volumes. Volume one contains the works from 1916 to 1927, including the out-of-print play, The Vegetable. Each volume also includes photos, critical excerpts, and essays from noted Fitzgerald scholars. This is a treasure for any Fitzgerald fan.
Collection of 30 short stories. The first was written in 1919 and the last in 1931.
THE ONLY COMPLETE COLLECTION BY THE NOBEL PRIZE-WINNING AUTHOR In this definitive collection of Ernest Hemingway's short stories, readers will delight in the author's most beloved classics such as "The Snows of Kilimanjaro," "Hills Like White Elephants," and "A Clean, Well-Lighted Place," and will discover seven new tales published for the first time in this collection. For Hemingway fans The Complete Short Stories is an invaluable treasury.
Collected here for the first time are the complete short stories of "a singular American visionary" (New York Times). The publication of The Complete Short Stories of James Purdy is a literary event that marks the first time all of James Purdy's short stories--fifty-six in number, including seven drawn from his unpublished archives--have been collected in a single volume. As prolific as he was unclassifiable, James Purdy was considered one of the greatest--and most underappreciated--writers in America in the latter half of the twentieth century. Championed by writers as diverse as Dame Edith Sitwell, Gore Vidal, Paul Bowles, Tennessee Williams, Carl Van Vechten, John Cowper Powys, and Dorothy Parker, Purdy's vast body of work has heretofore been relegated to the avant-garde fringes of the American literary mainstream. His unique form and variety of style made the Ohio-born Purdy impossible to categorize in standard terms, though his unique, mercurial talent garnered him a following of loyal readers and made him--in the words of Susan Sontag--"one of the half dozen or so living American writers worth taking seriously." Purdy's journey to recognition came with as much outrage and condemnation as it did lavish praise and lasting admiration. Some early assessments even dismissed his work as that of a disturbed mind, while others acclaimed the very same work as healing and transformative. Purdy's fiction was considered so uniquely unsettling that his first book, Don't Call Me by My Right Name, a collection of short stories all reprinted in this edition, had to be printed privately in the United States in 1956, after first being published in England. Best known for his novels Malcolm, Cabot Wright Begins, Jeremy's Version, and Eustace Chisholm and the Works, Purdy captured an America that was at once highly realistic and deeply symbolic, a landscape filled with social outcasts living in crisis and longing for love, characterized by his dark sense of humor and unflinching eye. Love, disillusionment, the collapse of the family, ecstatic longing, sharp inner pain, and shocking eruptions of violence pervade the lives of his characters in stories that anticipate both "David Lynch and Desperate Housewives" (Guardian). In "Color of Darkness," for example, a lonely child attempts to swallow his father's wedding ring; in "Eventide," the anguish of two sisters over the loss of their sons is deeply felt in the summer heat; and in the gothic horror of "Mr. Evening," a young man is hypnotized and imprisoned by a predatory old woman. These stories and many others, both haunting and hilarious, form a canvas of deep desperation and immanent sympathy, as Purdy narrates "the inexorable progress toward disaster in such a way that it's as satisfying and somehow life-affirming as progress toward a happy ending" (Jonathan Franzen). It may have taken over fifty years, but American culture is finally in sync with James Purdy. As John Waters writes in his introduction, Purdy, far from the fringe, has "been dead center in the black little hearts of provocateur-hungry readers like myself right from the beginning."
This comprehensive volume of all of Twain's shorter works is representative of his vast humor and wit. "The Complete Short Stories of Mark Twain" includes the following tales: The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County, The Story of the Bad Little Boy, Cannibalism in the Cars, A Day at Niagara, Legend of the Capitoline Venus, Journalism in Tennessee, A Curious Dream, The Facts in the Great Beef Contract, How I Edited an Agricultural Paper, A Medieval Romance, My Watch, Political Economy, Science vs. Luck, The Story of the Good Little Boy, Buck Fanshaw's Funeral, The Story of the Old Ram, Tom Quartz, A Trial, The Trials of Simon Erickson, A True Story, Experience of the McWilliamses with Membranous Croup, Some Learned Fables for Good Old Boys and Girls, The Canvasser's Tale, The Loves of Alonzo Fitz Clarence and Rosannah Ethelton, Edward Mills and George Benton: A Tale, The Man Who Put Up at Gadsby's, Mrs. McWilliams and the Lightning, What Stumped the Bluejays, A Curious Experience, The Invalid's Story, The McWilliamses and the Burglar Alarm, The Stolen White Elephant, A Burning Brand, A Dying Man's Confession, The Professor's Yarn, A Ghost Story, Luck, Playing Courier, The Californian's Tale, The Diary of Adam and Eve, The Esquimau Maiden's Romance, Is He Living or Is He Dead?, The 1,000,000 Bank-Note, Cecil Rhodes and the Shark, The Joke That Made Ed's Fortune, A Story Without an End, The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg, The Death Disk, Two Little Tales, The Belated Russian Passport, A Double-Barreled Detective Story, The Five Boons of Life, Was It Heaven? Or Hell?, A Dog's Tale, The $30,000 Bequest, A Horse's Tale, Hunting the Deceitful Turkey, Extract from Captain Stormfield's Visit to Heaven, A Fable, and The Mysterious Stranger. Nearly 500 pages of classic tales by one of America's most loved authors.
The entire corpus of Brahms's short piano pieces is contained in this volume: the delightful and familiar Waltzes; the effective Scherzo in E-flat Minor; the satisfying Eight Pieces; the two Rhapsodies; the Fantasies -- among the most perfectly finished works Brahms ever wrote -- the three Intermezzi; the Intermezzi, Ballade, and Romance comprising Six Pieces; and the superlative Intermezzi and Rhapsody that make up the final Four Pieces.The music is reproduced directly from the definitive Vienna Gesellschaft der Musik-freunde edition, edited by its renowned musicologist, Eusebius Mandyczewski, who made his revisions from original sources, often Brahms's own manuscripts. For this Dover edition, the Editor's Preface (Revisionsbericht) and the Table of Contents have been translated into English.Noteheads have been reproduced in a size large enough to be read easily at the keyboard. Margins and spaces between staves are generous, permitting insertion of written notes, analysis, fingertips, running measure numbers, etc. This edition will be welcomed, not only by the classical pianist, but by all who will find it highly practical and convenient for instruction, study, reference, enjoyment, and virtually any other purpose.
Being a single parent is a tough job no matter who you are, but if you're a single dad, you likely feel you've entered a strange, new world. Whether your kids are 12 months old or 12 years old, the tips and advice in this comprehensive guide will make the little tricks of parenting feel like second nature to you. Authors Elaine Fantle Shimberg and her son, single father Michael Shimberg, show you how to: Make your house (or apartment) a home; Juggle your work and personal schedule with that of your kids; Co-parent with your ex for the kids' sake; Handle special circumstances if you're a widower; Celebrate holidays and deal with in-laws; Raise daughters, both youngsters and teens; Cook foods your kids will eat; Field common childhood maladies; Date again. Throughout, Fantle Shimberg and Shimberg include "Tips from the Trenches"--anecdotes from more than 50 single dads just like you on what works and what doesn't--as well as recommendations from lawyers, marriage counselors, psychologists, social workers, teachers, and clergy members. With The Complete Single Father, you'll have everything you need to enjoy your kids while maintaining a stable environment and reducing stress for all involved--without losing your sense of humor!
REDISCOVER THE JOYS OF FAMILY DINNERS AND TOGETHERNESS Slow cookers are for more than soups and stews. Slow cooking is bringing thousands of families back to the dinner table for hearty, homey dinners that are delicious, nutritious, and easy to prepare. The Complete Slow Cooker Cookbook is filled with more than 200 slow cooker favorites the entire family will love, with easy recipes for: APPETIZERS BEVERAGES SIDE DISHES SOUPS STEWS MAIN COURSES HOLIDAY FOODS DESSERTS GARNISHES Author and crockery connoisseur Wendy Louise also shows you how to revive recipes long buried in your recipe box and bring back memories of Grandma's cooking, with instructions for converting heirloom "from scratch" recipes into delicious slow cooker creations of your own. Families love coming home to the aromas of these hearty, slow cooked meals that are a breeze to prepare with no mess and no stress. For experiences cooks and newcomers alike, The Complete Slow Cooker Cookbook is the perfect guide to the delicious world of family style, slow cooked crockery meals. WHAT READERS ARE SAYING: "If you truly want to use your slow cooker regularly in your meal preparation, I feel this book would be an excellent choice for you. Enjoy it! I am. " "Quick to read, easy to make, great to eat. Now you can make more than just pot roast and potatoes. " "A surprising collection of recipes that will please anyone looking for new ways to use their slow cooker for some delicious meals. "
All-natural soft drinks everyone will love! Zesty lemon-lime. Sweet orange cream. Tart cherry. With The Complete Soda-Making Book, you can recreate your favorite sodas in the convenience of your home--without the high price tag or all the unpronounceable ingredients. Featuring 100 all-natural, budget-friendly recipes, this book shows you how to use your soda-making appliance to craft classic and one-of-a-kind soft drinks that not only taste better than your fountain go-to, but are also lower in calories and sugar. From traditional options like cola and root beer to artisanal flavors like mango mint and lemongrass, each of these natural sodas are bursting with fresh fruits, juices, and herbs, and free of the artificial additives and sweeteners found in commercial sodas. You'll also find simple instructions on how to experiment with flavor and ingredient combinations to produce your own fizzy concoctions. Complete with recipes for floats, cocktails, and sweet treats, The Complete Soda-Making Book is the ultimate resource for crafting delicious, healthy, and inexpensive sodas that your entire family will enjoy!
The Complete Soda Making Book: From Homemade Root Beer to Seltzer and Sparklers, 100 Recipes to Make Your Own Sodaby Jill Houk
All-natural soft drinks everyone will love!Zesty lemon-lime. Sweet orange cream. Tart cherry. With The Complete Soda-Making Book, you can recreate your favorite sodas in the convenience of your home--without the high price tag or all the unpronounceable ingredients. Featuring 100 all-natural, budget-friendly recipes, this book shows you how to use your soda-making appliance to craft classic and one-of-a-kind soft drinks that not only taste better than your fountain go-to, but are also lower in calories and sugar. From traditional options like cola and root beer to artisanal flavors like mango mint and lemongrass, each of these natural sodas are bursting with fresh fruits, juices, and herbs, and free of the artificial additives and sweeteners found in commercial sodas. You'll also find simple instructions on how to experiment with flavor and ingredient combinations to produce your own fizzy concoctions.Complete with recipes for floats, cocktails, and sweet treats, The Complete Soda-Making Book is the ultimate resource for crafting delicious, healthy, and inexpensive sodas that your entire family will enjoy!
Mozart's piano sonatas and fantasies comprise a body of work so central to the keyboard repertoire that a thorough acquaintance with them is as essential for every serious pianist as it is rewarding for piano students at all levels.This excellent edition contains all 19 sonatas and 4 fantasies, including works that have been erroneously omitted from most Mozart editions. Ranging in their technical demands from the relatively easy Sonata in C Major, K545 (one of the most popular piano works ever composed), to the profoundly moving Fantasy in D Minor, K397, and the challenging Sonata No. 19 in D Major, K576, these works are imbued with the clarity, grace, variety, and limitless invention that have made them perennial favorites with performers and audiences alike. Reprinted from authoritative editions, including Breitkopf & Härtel's Complete Works, this volume is among the lowest-priced and most thorough editions now available.
Mendelssohn's Lieder Ohne Worte, or "Songs without Words," is among the most loved, most played collections in the Romantic piano repertoire. Reproduced from the authoritative Breitkopf & Härtel edition, this volume contains all of these popular compositions--more than 40 pieces, including such favorites as Spinning Song, Spring Song, and Venetian Gondola Song.Composed at various points throughout his life, Mendelssohn compiled this collection of short works for the amateur pianist looking for high quality, yet not-to-difficult music. Still practiced and performed today, "Songs without Words" is often considered to be Mendelssohn's greatest legacy as a composer. For study or play, this work represents and admirable addition to any music library.
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