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Chantecler: Play in Four Acts

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Chantecler: Play in Four Acts - Edmond Rostand Summary

The customary three knocks are heard. The drop-curtain wavers and is rising, when a voice rings out, "Not yet!" and the MANAGER, a gentleman of important mien in evening dress, springing from his proscenium box, hurries toward the stage, repeating, "Not yet!" The curtain is again lowered. The MANAGER turns toward the audience, and resting one hand on the prompter's box, addresses them: The curtain is a wall,—a flying wall. Assured that presently the wall will fly—why haste? Is it not charming to delay—and just look at it for a while? Charming to sit before a great red wall, hanging beneath two gilt masks and a scroll—The thrilling moment is when the curtain thrills, and sounds come from the other side. You are desired to-night to listen to those sounds and entering the scene before you see it, to wonder and surmise— Bending his ear, the MANAGER listens to the sounds now beginning to come from behind the curtain. A footstep—is it a road? A flutter of wings—is it a garden? The curtain here rippling as if about to rise, the MANAGER precipitately shouts, "Stop!—Do not raise it yet!" Then again bending his ear, continues making note of the noises, clear or confused, single or combined, that from this onward come without stop from behind the curtain. A magpie cawing flies away. Great wooden shoes come running over flags. A courtyard, is it?—If so above a valley—from whence that softened clamour of birds and barking dogs.

The Story of Chantecler

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The Chantecler & Other Rare Poultry Breeds

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Chantecler: Play in Four Acts

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Chantecler: Play in Four Acts - Edmond Rostand Summary

The customary three knocks are heard. The drop-curtain wavers and is rising, when a voice rings out, "Not yet!" and the MANAGER, a gentleman of important mien in evening dress, springing from his proscenium box, hurries toward the stage, repeating, "Not yet!" The curtain is again lowered. The MANAGER turns toward the audience, and resting one hand on the prompter's box, addresses them: The curtain is a wall,—a flying wall. Assured that presently the wall will fly—why haste? Is it not charming to delay—and just look at it for a while? Charming to sit before a great red wall, hanging beneath two gilt masks and a scroll—The thrilling moment is when the curtain thrills, and sounds come from the other side. You are desired to-night to listen to those sounds and entering the scene before you see it, to wonder and surmise— Bending his ear, the MANAGER listens to the sounds now beginning to come from behind the curtain. A footstep—is it a road? A flutter of wings—is it a garden? The curtain here rippling as if about to rise, the MANAGER precipitately shouts, "Stop!—Do not raise it yet!" Then again bending his ear, continues making note of the noises, clear or confused, single or combined, that from this onward come without stop from behind the curtain. A magpie cawing flies away. Great wooden shoes come running over flags. A courtyard, is it?—If so above a valley—from whence that softened clamour of birds and barking dogs.

Standard, Origin and Monography of the Canadian "Chantecler".

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Radcliffe College Monographs

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Strange Duets

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Autocratic male impresarios increasingly dominated the American stage between 1865 and 1914. Many rose from poor immigrant roots and built their own careers by making huge stars out of “undiscovered,” Anglo-identified actresses. Reflecting the antics of self-made industrial empire-builders and independent, challenging New Women, these theatrical potentates and their protégées gained a level of wealth and celebrity comparable to that of Hollywood stars today. In her engaging and provocative Strange Duets, Kim Marra spotlights three passionate impresario-actress relationships of exceptional duration that encapsulated the social tensions of the day and strongly influenced the theatre of the twentieth century. Augustin Daly and Ada Rehan, Charles Frohman and Maude Adams, and David Belasco and Mrs. Leslie Carter reigned over “legitimate” Broadway theatre, the venue of greatest social cachet for the monied classes. Unlike impresarios and actresses in vaudeville and burlesque, they produced full-length spoken drama that involved special rigors of training and rehearsal to sustain a character’s emotional “truth” as well as a high level of physical athleticism and endurance. Their efforts compelled fascination at a time when most people believed women’s emotions were seated primarily in the reproductive organs and thus were fundamentally embodied and sexual in nature. While the impresario ostensibly exercised full control over his leading lady, showing fashionable audiences that the exciting but unruly New Woman could be both tamed and enjoyed, she acquired a power of her own that could bring him to his knees.Kim Marra combines methods of cultural, gender, and sexuality studies with theatre history to explore the vexed mutual dependency between these status-seeking Svengalis and their alternately willing and resistant leading ladies. She illuminates how their on- and off-stage performances, highly charged in this Darwinian era with “racial” as well as gender, sexual, and class dynamics, tapped into the contradictory fantasies and aspirations of their audiences. Played out against a backdrop of enormous cultural and institutional transformation, the volatile romance of Daly and Rehan, closeted homosexuality of Frohman and Adams, and carnal expiations of Belasco and Carter produced strange duets indeed.

Hampton's Magazine

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The Hampton Magazine

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Current Literature

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Northwest Trade Journal

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Maude Adams

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Maude Adams (1872-1953) was a beloved and talented American Broadway actress who greatly influenced succeeding acting methods and production techniques. She first appeared on stage as an infant in her actress mother's arms, and then moved to a succession of children's parts. Her New York debut came in 1888, supported by E. H. Southern and then Charles Frohman, a demanding mentor. In 1905, she played her most famous role: the star of James M. Barrie's Peter Pan. Beautiful, kind, and very private, this early American actress is chronicled in a biography covering both her life experiences and innovations on the stage.

Masculinities in Chaucer

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Representations of masculinity in Chaucer's works examined through modern critical theory.

Reynard the Fox

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Reynard the Fox - Kenneth Varty Summary

There are many stories featuring the villainous hero Reynard the Fox in many languages told over many centuries, goingback as far as the early 12th century. All these stories are comic and much of the humour depends on parody and satire resulting in mockery, sometimes the subversion of certain kinds of serious literature, of political and religious institutions and practices, of scholarly argument and moralizing, and of popular beliefs and customs. The contributors to this volume, all of them experts in one or more of the Reynard stories and their backgrounds, focus on the transformation of these tales through various media and to what extent they reflect differences in the cultural, class, and generational background of their tellers.

The Theatre

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Edmond Rostand, Son Oeuvre

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Theatre Magazine

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Studies in Romance Philology and French Literature

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The International Studio

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French Dramatists, 1789-1914

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Essays on French dramatists writing during a period when Paris and the provinces saw thousands of dramatic works in a myriad of genres. These plays offered not only entertainment, but broached serious political and social issues as well, during a time of government censorship. Includes information on the various forms of theatrical entertainment, and the various types of playwriting, including melodrama, romantic drama, tragedies, comedies and realistic dramas.

The Journal of Heredity

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The Delineator

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The Fortnightly Review

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The Fortnightly

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Life

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S.P.P.A. Breeders Directory

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Le Theatre

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Moyen Age

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The American Review of Reviews

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NDQ

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The Quarterly Journal of the University of North Dakota

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The Illustrated Milliner

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Quarterly Journal - University of North Dakota

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The Quarterly Journal - University of North Dakota

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Vol. 1 includes "the installation of Frank Le Rond Mc Vey...as president of the University of North Dakota. Programs and proceedings." Called inauguration number, dated Sept. 1910.

Journal Des Instituteurs Et Des Institutrices

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Publications of the Arkansas Philological Association

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American Journal of Botany

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Review of Reviews and World's Work

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McClure's Magazine ...

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