American Gypsy

American Gypsy Author Oksana Marafioti
ISBN-10 9781429945264
Release 2012-07-03
Pages 384
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A vivid and funny memoir about growing up Gypsy and becoming American Fifteen-year-old Oksana Marafioti is a Gypsy. This means touring with the family band from the Mongolian deserts to the Siberian tundra. It means getting your hair cut in "the Lioness." It also means enduring sneering racism from every segment of Soviet society. Her father is determined that his girls lead a better, freer life. In America! Also, he wants to play guitar with B. B. King. And cure cancer with his personal magnetism. All of this he confides to the woman at the American embassy, who inexplicably allows the family entry. Soon they are living on the sketchier side of Hollywood. What little Oksana and her sister, Roxy, know of the United States they've learned from MTV, subcategory George Michael. It doesn't quite prepare them for the challenges of immigration. Why are the glamorous Kraft Singles individually wrapped? Are the little soaps in the motels really free? How do you protect your nice new boyfriend from your opinionated father, who wants you to marry decently, within the clan? In this affecting, hilarious memoir, Marafioti cracks open the secretive world of the Roma and brings the absurdities, miscommunications, and unpredictable victories of the immigrant experience to life. With unsentimentally perfect pitch, American Gypsy reveals how Marafioti adjusted to her new life in America, one slice of processed cheese at a time.



Memoirs of an American Gypsy

Memoirs of an American Gypsy Author Reece Gesumaria
ISBN-10 9781479775446
Release 2013-06-11
Pages 252
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Memoirs of an American Gypsy is a collection of stories by a young woman on an invigorating adventure through Europe. With an overstuffed backpack and over-planned future, she begins the journey of a lifetime. Her plane to return home leaves without her as her definition of home shifts. She falls deeply in love with foreign cultures, alternative communities, tongue-tingling languages, and welcoming families along the way. Plans and fears melt away to reveal the freedom that lies in the core of us all. She has emerged from tents, mansions, college dormitories, and an abandoned wheat factory to share her journey, the tips n tricks of hitchhiking, trekking the world without needing to pay for a bed. The biggest secret to gypsy survival without cash is faith in humanity. The goodness of people and the inevitable connections that form will dissolve our stereotypes, fears, and inhibitions, leaving us with trust, abundance, and a contagious joy that will help make the world a better place. Tales of urban exploration, charming castle villages, a giant community squat, breathtaking nature, gnarly music festivals, a mud war, police searches, unicorn spotting, a pirate’s cave, Vikings, rainbows and human-connection fill the pages of this book. Good luck holding on tight to your pre-conceived notions of the world of traveling, because this is going to be a wild ride...



Camdan Kale

Camdan Kale Author Jeannette Walls
ISBN-10 9944828890
Release 2014-06-01
Pages 384
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Camdan Kale has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Camdan Kale also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Camdan Kale book for free.



Memoir on the language of the Gypsies as now used in the Turkish Empire

Memoir on the language of the Gypsies  as now used in the Turkish Empire Author Alexandros Geōrgios Paspatēs
ISBN-10 BSB:BSB10589378
Release 1861
Pages 120
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American Cinderellas on the Broadway Musical Stage

American Cinderellas on the Broadway Musical Stage Author Maya Cantu
ISBN-10 9781137534538
Release 2015-10-14
Pages 276
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Drawing upon Broadway musicals ranging from Irene (1919) to Gypsy (1959), American Cinderellas on the Broadway Musical Stage considers how Broadway musicals from the 1920s through the 1950s adapted and transformed Perrault's fairy tale icon in order to address changing social and professional roles for American women. Drawing heavily upon historical research in American culture and gender studies, Cantu analyzes female lyricists and librettists who were significant in translating Perrault's heroine to the contexts and concerns of the American "working girl." In exploring how these and other writers (of both sexes) adapted the Cinderella myth to a twentieth-century urban landscape, this book challenges traditional assumptions about the American musical's relationship to both feminism and modernism - placing the Cinderella story into the Broadway musical canon.



The Happy Stripper

The Happy Stripper Author Jacki Willson
ISBN-10 9780857736420
Release 2007-11-06
Pages 240
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If the burlesque stripper, with her bawdy spirit and unruly insubordination, has emerged for many as a new 'empowering' model for the sexually aware woman, then she also strikes horror in the heart of second wave feminism. Embodied by high profile artistes such as Dita von Teese and Catherine d’Lish, the explosive revival of striptease, burlesque and overt female sexual performance has proved no less alluring to a new generation of women artists familiar with the provocative work of 70’s performance artists such as Hannah Wilke and Carolee Schneeman. Eloquent on ‘prettiness’ and power, desire and ‘knowingness’, money, sex and class, and with an extensive knowledge of burlesque’s rich tradition, Willson raises long overdue questions about women’s erotic expression within a ‘postfeminist’ condition. The ‘new burlesque’ demands above all a response - this fresh, brazen, provocative book at last provides it.



Gypsy

Gypsy Author Jule Styne
ISBN-10 1559360860
Release 1994
Pages 108
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The musical tale of a domineering stage mother's inadvertent creation of a burlesque stripper, now available in paperback for the first time.



Gypsies and the British Imagination 1807 1930

Gypsies and the British Imagination  1807 1930 Author Deborah Epstein Nord
ISBN-10 9780231510332
Release 2006-07-22
Pages 240
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Gypsies and the British Imagination, 1807-1930, is the first book to explore fully the British obsession with Gypsies throughout the nineteenth century and into the twentieth. Deborah Epstein Nord traces various representations of Gypsies in the works of such well-known British authors John Clare, Walter Scott, William Wordsworth, George Eliot, Arthur Conan Doyle, and D. H. Lawrence. Nord also exhumes lesser-known literary, ethnographic, and historical texts, exploring the fascinating histories of nomadic writer George Borrow, the Gypsy Lore Society, Dora Yates, and other rarely examined figures and institutions. Gypsies were both idealized and reviled by Victorian and early-twentieth-century Britons. Associated with primitive desires, lawlessness, cunning, and sexual excess, Gypsies were also objects of antiquarian, literary, and anthropological interest. As Nord demonstrates, British writers and artists drew on Gypsy characters and plots to redefine and reconstruct cultural and racial difference, national and personal identity, and the individual's relationship to social and sexual orthodoxies. Gypsies were long associated with pastoral conventions and, in the nineteenth century, came to stand in for the ancient British past. Using myths of switched babies, Gypsy kidnappings, and the Gypsies' murky origins, authors projected onto Gypsies their own desires to escape convention and their anxieties about the ambiguities of identity. The literary representations that Nord examines have their roots in the interplay between the notion of Gypsies as a separate, often despised race and the psychic or aesthetic desire to dissolve the boundary between English and Gypsy worlds. By the beginning of the twentieth century, she argues, romantic identification with Gypsies had hardened into caricature-a phenomenon reflected in D. H. Lawrence's The Virgin and the Gipsy-and thoroughly obscured the reality of Gypsy life and history.



Patti LuPone

Patti LuPone Author Patti LuPone
ISBN-10 9780307460752
Release 2010-09-14
Pages 320
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The legendary Patti LuPone is one of the theatre’s most beloved leading ladies. Now she lays it all bare, sharing the intimate story of her life both onstage and off--through the dizzying highs and darkest lows--with the humor and outspokenness that have become her trademarks. With nearly 100 photographs and illuminating details about the life of a working actor, from inspired costars and demanding directors to her distinct perspective on how she developed and honed her Tony Award–winning performances, Patti LuPone: A Memoir is as inspirational as it is entertaining. And though the title might say “a memoir,” this is ultimately a love letter to the theatre by a unique American artist. Raised on Long Island’s North Shore, Patti discovered her calling at the age of four and knew that she was destined for the stage. A prodigiously gifted child, she was one of only 36 young actors chosen for the inaugural class of The Juilliard School’s Drama Division, where she fought near-constant criticism from her instructors, and here describes those early years with disarming frankness. From the heady days of her early twenties—crisscrossing the country as a founding member of the classical repertory theatre ensemble, The Acting Company--to her early success on Broadway, her four-year stint as Libby Thacher on the television series Life Goes On, her loving marriage to Matt Johnston, and much, much more, Patti chronicles her professional and personal life with inimitable candor and wit. With its insightful retrospective of her career-defining turns, both on Broadway and abroad, in Evita, Les Misérables, Anything Goes, Sunset Boulevard, Sweeney Todd, and Gypsy, Patti LuPone: A Memoir reveals the artist’s deeply felt passion for music and the theatre and is, in the end, the compelling and quintessential tale of an exceptional life well lived. “I have been incredibly fortunate over the course of my career to have been associated with some extraordinary dramatic and musical productions, and also some rather spectacular disasters. Looking back, I can find gifts and life lessons in every one.”



King of the Gypsies

King of the Gypsies Author Bartley Gorman with Peter Walsh
ISBN-10
Release 2016-04-06
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The White Witch of Wimbledon

The White Witch of Wimbledon Author Evelyn Margaret Savage-Grey
ISBN-10 9781620956489
Release 2012-04-04
Pages 178
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The White Witch of Wimbledon is the story of a very special Cockney lady who overcame a life-long physical handicap, pain, abuse and separation and neglect from her parents. She pulled herself up by her own bootstraps. She raised three children as a single mother. In this book, she shares her dreams, goals and faith in God and good people. A true Gypsy, Doreen never waivers in her love of family, children and animals. This is a story of inspiration for everyone dealing with a physical handicap or abuse, neglect and a loveless life. Doreen reaches out and draws you into her world and her heart.



Lola s Luck

Lola s Luck Author Carol Miller
ISBN-10 9781934848005
Release 2008-10-17
Pages 225
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The author, an anthropologist, tells the story of her relationship with Lola, a gypsy, while observing and experiencing the gypsy way of life, and their struggle to maintain their culture in the modern world.



Original Story by

Original Story by Author Arthur Laurents
ISBN-10 1557834679
Release 2001
Pages 436
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The director, screenwriter, and playwright provides a look into his world, introducing the wide array of stars he has met over the years and revealing the hardship and joy that comes with a life in show business.



Memoirs of the American Philosophical Society

Memoirs of the American Philosophical Society Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015024656707
Release 1937
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Broadway

Broadway Author Thomas Allen Greenfield
ISBN-10 PSU:000067590667
Release 2010
Pages 779
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In two volumes spanning the era from the mid-19th century to the present, this encyclopedia offers nearly 200 entries on a variety of topics, including spotlights on 30 landmark productions. Also 30 extended thematic essays gauging the impact of theater on American life. There are also 110 profile entries on key persons and institutions whose unique careers and contributions impacted Broadway.



My Road to Radio and The Vocal Scene

My Road to Radio and The Vocal Scene Author George Jellinek
ISBN-10 9780786480531
Release 2007-02-28
Pages 251
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"George Jellinek began his musical career playing his grandfather's violin. The exiled teenager survived World War II, worked his way up from a penniless Hungarian immigrant in Cuba and became one of the most important and influential musical administrato



Memoirs of the American Academy in Rome

Memoirs of the American Academy in Rome Author American Academy in Rome
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105210053380
Release 2008
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