The book showcases fascinating early reviews of actors and shows that would go on to achieve phenomenal success, including a tryout of A Raisin in the Sun with newcomer Sidney Poitier and the first major review of The Producers.
Author: Chris Jones
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
The first known Chicago Tribune theater review appeared on March 25, 1853. An anonymous notice, it shared the page with two other announcements—one about a pair of thousand-pound hogs set to be slaughtered and another trumpeting the largest load of lumber ever to leave Chicago. “And thus Chicago’s priorities were starkly laid out right there on that page,” begins Chris Jones in the introduction to this eyewitness cultural history. “Hog butcher for the world and windy self-promoter, specializing in commerce-driven superlatives. The arts came a poor third. Critics, and the artists they covered, would rail against that perceived set of civic priorities for years.” The Chicago of today, on the other hand, is regarded as one of the world’s premier cities for theater, and no one has had a more consistent front-row seat to its ascendance than the Chicago Tribune theater critics. Bigger, Brighter, Louder weaves together more than 150 years of Tribune reviews into a compelling narrative, pairing full reviews with commentary and history. With a sharp eye for telling details and a keen sense of historical context, Jones, longtime chief Tribune theater critic, takes readers through decades of highs and lows, successes and failures. The book showcases fascinating early reviews of actors and shows that would go on to achieve phenomenal success, including a tryout of A Raisin in the Sun with newcomer Sidney Poitier and the first major review of The Producers. It also delves into the rare and the unusual, such as a previously unpublished Tennessee Williams interview and a long conversation with Edward Albee’s mother. With reviews from Claudia Cassidy, Peregine Pickle, William Leonard, and more, many never collected before, Bigger, Brighter, Louder offers a unique lasting record of an ephemeral art and a riveting look at the history behind Chicago’s rise to theatrical greatness.
Penned by one of America's best-known daily theatre critics and organized chronologically, this lively and readable book tells the story of Broadway's renaissance from the darkest days of the AIDS crisis, via the disaster that was Spiderman ...
Author: Chris Jones
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Penned by one of America's best-known daily theatre critics and organized chronologically, this lively and readable book tells the story of Broadway's renaissance from the darkest days of the AIDS crisis, via the disaster that was Spiderman: Turn off the Dark through the unparalleled financial, artistic and political success of Lin-Manuel Miranda's Hamilton. It is the story of the embrace of risk and substance. In so doing, Chris Jones makes the point that the theatre thrived by finally figuring out how to embrace the bold statement and insert itself into the national conversation - only to find out in 2016 that a hefty sector of the American public had not been listening to what it had to say. Chris Jones was in the theatres when and where it mattered. He takes readers from the moment when Tony Kushner's angel crashed (quite literally) through the ceiling of prejudice and religious intolerance to the triumph of Hamilton, with the coda of the Broadway cast addressing a new Republican vice-president from the stage. That complex performance - at once indicative of the theatre's new clout and its inability to fully change American society for the better - is the final scene of the book.
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Author: Mark Fisher
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
What do you do if you find yourself weeping in the stalls? How should you react to Jude Law's trousers or David Tennant's hair? Are you prepared to receive toilet paper in the post? What if the show you just damned turns out to be a classic? If you gave it a five-star rave will anyone believe you? Drawing on his long years of experience as a national newspaper critic, Mark Fisher answers such questions with candour, wit and insight. Learning lessons from history's leading critics and taking examples from around the world, he gives practical advice about how to celebrate, analyse and discuss this most ephemeral of art forms - and how to make your writing come alive as you do so. Today, more people than ever are writing about theatre, but whether you're blogging, tweeting or writing an academic essay, your challenges as a critic remain the same: how to capture a performance in words, how to express your opinions and how to keep the reader entertained. This inspirational book shows you the way to do it. Foreword by Chris Jones, Chief theater critic, Chicago Tribune
Now let's amplify that feeling – make the images bigger, brighter and bolder, the
sounds louder and the feelings stronger. Notice where those feelings are
strongest and give them a colour. Now, move that colour and feeling up to the top
Author: Paul McKenna
Publisher: Random House
IMPORTANT: IF YOUR DEVICE SUPPORTS IT, YOU WILL FIND AUDIO AND/OR VIDEO IN THIS EBOOK. IF YOUR DEVICE DOES NOT, FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS TO SAVE THE MATERIALS DIRECTLY TO YOUR COMPUTER, OR TO STREAM VIA YOUR SMARTPHONE OR TABLET. _______________________________ Success and happiness are not accidents that happen to some people and not to others. They are created by specific ways of thinking and acting in the world. Paul McKenna has made a study of highly successful and effective people, and distilled core strategies and techniques that will help the reader to begin to think in the same way as a super-achiever. Learn how to master your emotions and run your own brain, how to have supreme self-confidence and become the person you really want to be. Paul McKenna's simple seven-day plan really will change your life for ever. Reprogramme your mind and become successful, healthy and happy! THIS EBOOK CONTAINS A CODE TO DOWNLOAD THE AUDIO AND VIDEO.
Some scientists argue that females of certain bird species are drawn to these “
supernormal stimuli” in males— bigger, brighter, louder traits—simply because
that makes them easier to spot. Females who can quickly locate a male are less ...
Author: Jennifer Ackerman
Publisher: Hachette UK
'A celebration of the dizzying variety of bird life and behaviour, one that will enthral birders and non-birders alike' The Observer From the New York Times bestselling author of The Genius of Birds, a radical investigation into the bird way of being, and the recent scientific research that is dramatically shifting our understanding of birds. 'There is the mammal way and there is the bird way.' This is one scientist's pithy distinction between mammal brains and bird brains: two ways to make a highly intelligent mind. But lately, scientists have taken a new look at bird behaviours they've previously dismissed as anomalies. What they're finding is upending the traditional view of how birds live, how they communicate, forage, court, survive. They're also revealing the remarkable intelligence underlying these activities, abilities we once considered uniquely our own - deception, manipulation, kidnapping, infanticide, but also, ingenious communication between species, collaboration, altruism and play. Some of these behaviours are biological conundrums that seem to push the edges of - well - birdness: A mother bird that kills her own infant sons, and another that selflessly tends to the young of other birds. Young birds that devote themselves to feeding their siblings and others so competitive they'll stab their nestmates to death. Birds that give gifts and birds that steal, birds that dance or drum, that paint their creations or paint themselves, and birds that summon playmates with a special call - and may hold the secret to our own penchant for playfulness and the evolution of laughter. Drawing on personal observations, the latest science, and her bird-related travel around the world, Ackerman shows there is clearly no single bird way of being. In every respect, in plumage, form, song, flight, lifestyle, niche, and behaviour, birds vary. It's what we love about them.
'Bigger, brighter, louder,' he ordered. They waited. One more email arrived. He
looked atit and thoughtofabright Sundaythe previous autumn when heand
Emilyhad bought ice creamfrom the littlecafe near the Piazza Trilussathenset off
Author: David Hewson
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Dante's Numbers is the seventh in the Nic Costa series, David Hewson's detective novels of love and death in the Eternal City. Allan Prime looked ready to die of fright, even before the bright, shining spear with the blood-soaked tip reached his head . . . The death mask of the poet Dante is to be exhibited at the premiere of a controversial new film, Inferno. But at the grand unveiling this priceless artefact is replaced by a macabre death mask of the film’s star, Allan Prime. Minutes later the leading actress, Maggie Flavier, is threatened before her attacker is shot. Nic Costa and his team are sidelined from the investigation in Rome and follow the movie to its next showing in San Francisco, hoping to recover the stolen death mask. But in California confusing new clues suggest that there is more behind the killing than a crazed Dante fan. With the authorities distracted by false leads, can Costa protect Maggie, find the truth and stop the killer – all before life imitates art?
Brass instruments gave a rock ensemble a bigger, brighter sound with added
timbres; they were also an important part of the visual presentation. The horn
players Sly and the Family Stone performing on ABC-TV's In Concert,. Mark VI
Author: Jayson Kerr Dobney
Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
Play It Loud celebrates the musical instruments that gave rock and roll its signature sound. Seven engrossing essays by veteran music journalists and scholars discuss the technical developments that fostered rock’s seductive riffs and driving rhythms; the evolution of the classic lineup of two guitars, bass, and drums; the thrilling innovations and expanded instrumentation musicians have explored to achieve unique effects; the powerful visual impact instruments have had; and the essential role they have played in the most memorable moments of rock and roll history. Abundant photographs depict rock’s most iconic instruments—including Jerry Lee Lewis’s baby grand piano, Chuck Berry’s Gibson ES-350T guitar, John Lennon’s twelve-string Rickenbacker 325, Keith Moon’s drum set, and the white Stratocaster Jimi Hendrix played at Woodstock—both in performance and as works of art in their own right. Produced in collaboration with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, this astounding book goes behind the music to offer a rare, in-depth look at the instruments that inspired the musicians and made possible the songs we know and love.
Often attention is diverted from monotonous but essential tasks, such as
homework or brushing teeth, to more stimulating tasks or objects that are bigger,
brighter, more intense, or louder—such as a bright picture in a textbook or a loud
Author: Cecil R. Reynolds
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
How to get past the myths, tap into the creativity of the ADHD mind, and thrive ADHD affects millions of people-some 3 to 5% of the general population. Written by a neuroscientist who has studied ADHD, a clinician who has diagnosed and treated it for 30 years, and a special educator who sees it daily, The Energetic Brain provides the latest information from neuroscience on how the ADHD brain works and shows how to harness its potential for success. It distills the latest research findings to give readers the most up-to-date information available and provides practical strategies for managing ADHD-and thriving-at school, at work, and at home, from childhood through adulthood. Debunks popular (and destructive) myths about ADHD Covers how to manage ADHD with medication or without, what parents can do to help, and how to thrive with ADHD throughout the lifespan Offers effective academic and behavioral interventions for school, and helpful accommodations for the workplace The Energetic Brain provides a truly thorough view of ADHD, making it an invaluable guide for parents, teachers, and those living with ADHD.
Make the picture bigger, brighter, and louder! Now focus on how that makes you
feel physically. Isn't it exciting? Can you feel the rush running up your spine?
Sometimes you need to do it three or four times to get yourself into that excited
Author: Todd Newton
In this memoir, popular game show host and personal development expert Todd Newton invites you to listen to Hollywood tales, his philosophies on achieving true happiness, and wisdom from the ones who inspired him to live each day with a "full speed ahead" mentality. Todd reflects back to his early days as a top-rated radio disc jockey and shares insights on his road to becoming a father, celebrity interviewer, TV host, international keynote speaker, humanitarian, and even a stage hypnotist. The man often referred to "America's Life Coach" reveals the keys to achieving a fulfilling life and enjoying a career in show business that currently spans over two decades. "Todd is a man who has become successful by taking advantage of all of his talents. Read his thought-provoking book and be inspired to capitalize on all of your own abilities." Bob Barker, legendary host of "The Price Is Right" "Truth is where you find it, and I love that a game show host lays out more truth than the pope and Dalai Lama put together, and that's damning with faint praise. Todd lays real truth down for you, and he's funnier than the pope ... even without the hat!" Penn Jillette of Penn & Teller ""Life in the Bonus Round" is all heart. If I had Todd's looks I would've been far more successful." Chuck Woolery, game show host "I've known Todd for many years. He speaks on living your best life and becoming the best possible version of yourself." Debbie Gibson, entertainer and philanthropist
Bigger , brighter , louder than any of the others , loud enough to be heard through
Adam ' s deafened ears . It knocked all of them down , and the flash of light was
blindingly bright , like the world ' s biggest camera flash going off in their faces .
Author: Roger MacBride Allen
A young troublemaker is yanked to the future, in 2345, to lead a historic meeting between humans and the warlike K'lugu and Devlins. Will he display the grit that only a select few in his generation possess? Will he become the hero he is destined to be?
People notice things that are brighter, bigger, or louder than what has come
before, as well as sudden changes in intensity. Anything that is consistently too
loud, too soft, or even too in-themiddle will begin to bore. Vary your style; talk
Author: Charles Warner
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
This newly revised and updated edition of Media Selling addresses the significant changes that have taken place in media industries over the last few years, while continuing as a seminal resource for information on media sales. A classic in this field, this book has long served students and professionals in broadcasting and media industries as an indispensable tool for learning, training, and mastering sales techniques for electronic media Addresses the unprecedented consolidation and sweeping change faced by media industries in recent years, and now features greatly expanded coverage of the Internet, including video streaming and the impact of social network sites Covers a broad span of media industries and issues, including: electronic media, newspapers, magazines, outdoor/billboard promotion, sales ethics, emotional intelligence, and interactive media selling Fully updated to include much greater focus on national and international media sales issues, as well as expanded coverage of network-level selling, product placement, sales promotion use of market data
Sure the technology has changed , but that just means a bigger , brighter , louder
Christmas , with lasers and holograms and stuff . It ' s our modern celebration of a
season that even the least spiritual among us recognizes as a time of hope ...
Author: Sandra Martz
Publisher: Papier Mache Press
A collection of family anecdotes, holiday recipes, and other writings recall the joys and frustrations of celebrating holidays
They were bigger , brighter , louder , and sometimes even better than the real
thing . Viewers could see , hear , and almost touch their heroes ( which was often
a lot more than they could do at a concert ) . Although it might seem like a more ...
Author: John Blaney
Beatles For Sale presents a fresh look at the history of the most important group of the popular-music era. This is a story of naivety and greed, inexperience and luck, gullibility and ingenuity, of the way The Beatles made - and lost - money, and how virtually every group since has followed in their footsteps.
The saxophones ( with equipment designed for jazz ) produce a much larger and
brighter sound with more overtones often played with a looser embouchure . •
The brass ( with equipment designed for jazz ) have a focused , brighter , louder ...
Author: J. Richard Dunscomb
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
DVD provides over three hours of audio and video demonstrations of rehearsal techniques and teaching methods for jazz improvisation, improving the rhythm section, and Latin jazz styles.
Too , they look a bit small and dusty , not quite so big and satinyblack as I
remember the Captain . The truth is , though , most things seemed more so then .
Bigger , brighter , louder , or . . . Sometimes I think of a song that was current
years ago ...
Author: Peg Bracken
Publisher: Avon Books
The popular columnist and best-selling author reminisces about growing up in mid-America and the colorful relatives, friends, and experiences that remain vivid in her memory