Plays Well In Groups

Plays Well In Groups

Plays Well In Groups

From tribal religious rituals to the Playboy mansion, and from ancient Rome to Burning Man, Plays Well in Groups explores the phenomenon of group sex. Author Katherine Frank draws on surveys, ethnographic research, participant interviews, and more to provide explanations for both, participation in group sex and our complex reactions to it, from fascination to fear. This book looks at group sex across cultures—who has it, and why. Group sex is almost always taboo and often criminalized, and yet it persists across cultures throughout history. Plays Well in Groups looks at the symbolism of orgies, as well as contemporary manifestations of group sex in bathhouses and public sex venues, at BDSM and swinging parties, on Craigslist, and in political scandals, Tantra classes, reality television, and more. Frank explores the many reasons people participate in group sex, from arousal to spiritual transcendence, in this bold study of subversive sexuality.

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Genre : Psychology
Author : Katherine Frank
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Release : 2013-06-27
Total Pages : 256 Pages
ISBN : 9781442218703


Plays Well With Others

Plays Well With Others

In his widely read, prizewinning Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All, Allan Gurganus gave fresh meaning to an overexplored American moment: 1860-65. He now turns that comic intensity and historical vision to another war zone: entry-level artistic Manhattan 1980-95. In his first novel since Widow, Gurganus offers us an indelible, addictive praise-song to New York's wild recent days, their invigorating peaks and lethal crashes. It's 1980, and Hartley Mims jr., a somewhat overbred Southerner, arrives in town to found his artistic career and find a Circle of brilliant friends. He soon discovers both Robert Christian Gustafson, archangelic boy composer of Symphony no. 1: The Titanic, and Alabama Byrnes, a failed Savannah debutante whose gigantic paintings reveal an outsized talent that she, five feet tall, can't always live up to. This circle--sexually venturesome, frequently hungry, hooked on courage, caffeine, and the promise of immortality--makes history and most everybody else. Their dramatic moment in New York history might've been a collaboration begun, as a toast, by Cole Porter and finished, as pure elegy, by Poe himself. Plays Well with Others is a fairy tale. It has a Legend's indoctrinating charm and hidden terrors. It chronicles a ragtag group of gifted kids who come to seek their fortunes; they find the low-paying joys of making art and the heady education only multiple erotic partners can provide. Having mythologized each other through the boom years, having commenced becoming "names," they suddenly encounter a brand-new disease like something out of fifth-rate sci-fi. Friends are soon questioning how much they really owe each other; they're left with the ancient consolation of one another's company and help. We watch this egotistic circle forge its single greatest masterwork: a healthy community. The novel, a sort of disco requiem-mass, divides itself into three symphonic movements: "Before," "After," and "After After." The work concludes in a homemade paradise that resembles Hartley Mims's own starter vision of all that seemed waiting--latent and convivial--in New York itself. This is a work that could've only been written now, in our age of medical advances, written about these unsuspecting unsung heroes of a medieval scourge's first endgame moves among us. Plays Well with Others becomes a hymn to the joys and woes of caretaking (for waning parents and young friends). Allan Gurganus has created a deeply engaging narrative about flawed, well-meaning people who seem lifted from our own address books. His book offers an obsessive love story, a complex vision of our recent past, and an emotional firestorm--a pandemic's long-awaited great novel.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Allan Gurganus
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2010-09-22
Total Pages : 368 Pages
ISBN : 9780307764133


Masterclass Writing Plays

Masterclass Writing Plays

Writing Plays is the invaluable and comprehensive guide to anyone who wants to write plays and get them performed. It covers the basics of the theatre, creating and working with characters, writing realistic speech and dialogue, constructing compelling plots and creating a great ending. There are also separate chapters focused on writing for different genres, including pantomimes, musicals, radio and television. And a final section looks at the practicalities of laying out, submitting and staging your play.

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Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
Author : Lesley Bown
Publisher : Teach Yourself
Release : 2014-11-28
Total Pages : 256 Pages
ISBN : 9781473602236


Fundamentals Of Psychodrama

Fundamentals Of Psychodrama

This book offers a comprehensive guide to psychodrama, including the underlying philosophy, methodology, theory and applications. Taking readers through the process of staging a psychodrama session, from the contracting phase, exploration and enactment to closure and integration, the book also presents brief short examples to illustrate how to choose the best methodological approach for any context, and describes in detail the various psychodrama techniques and their application in practice, with indications, contraindications, typical pitfalls and FAQs. The book demonstrates that psychodrama is not merely a collection of methods and techniques and that the potential of psychodrama cannot be fully utilized without an in-depth knowledge of its conceptual foundations. With examples from a range of practices, it shows the broad applicability of psychodrama in therapeutic and non-therapeutic contexts alike, e.g. in educational contexts (school and adult education), social work, organization development, coaching and many other fields. This easy-to-read book uses jargon-free language and will appeal to psychotherapy researchers and practitioners, as well as non-therapeutic professionals like human resource consultants and life coaches. This is a translated and revised edition of the best-selling German book Psychodrama: Grundlagen (Springer, 2014, 3rd edition).

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Genre : Psychology
Author : Falko von Ameln
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2020-07-25
Total Pages : 334 Pages
ISBN : 9789811544279


Shakespeare S Plays

Shakespeare S Plays

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Author : William Shakespeare
Publisher :
Release : 1847
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : NYPL:33433074904362


Aspects Of Shakespeare S Problem Plays

Aspects Of Shakespeare S Problem Plays

These articles, reprinted from various volumes of Shakespeare Survey, concern three plays which have gradually become appreciated by critics and in the theatre. Since the early years of this century they have been seen as an interrelated group, with a peculiarly twentieth-century appeal. Measure for Measure, concerned as it is with adolescents' first encounters with sex, love and death, has a special appeal for young people; Troilus and Cressida, set in the Trojan War, has been found deeply relevant to our own war-troubled times; and All's Well That Ends Well, sharing these preoccupations, is a necessary companion piece. John Barton, who has directed all three plays, is interviewed in one of the articles, which together illustrate the often heated controversy about the plays. Reviews and photographs of post-war productions at Stratford are also included. The book as a whole is designed as a stimulating introduction to these plays and to conflicting interpretations of them.

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Genre : Literary Criticism
Author : Kenneth Muir
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 1982-02-18
Total Pages : 158 Pages
ISBN : 0521239591


A Collection Of Canadian Plays

A Collection Of Canadian Plays

Land of Magic Spell, by Larry Zacharko; Which Witch is Which? by Beth McMaster; The Clam Made a Face, by Eric Nicol; Nuts & Bolts & Rusty Things, by Fred Thury; King Grumbletum and the Magic Pie, by David Kemp; Professor Fuddle's Fantastic Fairy Tale Machine, by Alan E. Ball; Cyclone Jack, by Carol Bolt; Billy Bishop and the Red Baron, by Leonard Peterson; Masque, by Ron Cameron; Catalyst, by John Ibbitson.

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Genre : Drama
Author : Rolf Kalman
Publisher : Dundurn
Release : 1972
Total Pages : 400 Pages
ISBN : 0889240132


New Indonesian Plays

New Indonesian Plays

A unique anthology of hard-hitting contemporary plays exploring a wide range of themes and characters, from religious teens to sex workers to survivors of political turbulence, providing insight into the changing nature of Indonesian society today. THE SILENT SONG OF THE GENJER FLOWERS by Faiza Mardzoeki translated by Gratiagusti Chananya Rompas & Mikael Johani. Four women friends gather to help Nini reveal a painful secret to her granddaughter about their ordeal in a prison camp, and its consequences. Red Janger by Ibed Surgana Yuga translated by Andy Fuller. A village tries to lay lingering ghosts to rest through the spiritual purification of a mass grave, but one family faces surprising truths. CUT OUT by Riyadhus Shalihin translated by Alfian Sa’at. A vibrant mash-up of Indonesian history from the village to the top. SIN by Trisa Triandisa translated by John H. McGlynn from the novel Not a Virgin by Nuril Basri. A group of young men at a religious school explore their sexual identities at a gay nightclub and as sex-workers. BREAK IN by Agnes Christina A young woman locks herself in her bedroom, talking to the many voices around her. Can she find answers and connections? BEDFELLOWS by Hanna Fransisca translated by Cobina Gillitt. Centring on a local coffee shop, the play explores rising ethnic conflict and the protest by local people against a Chinese dragon statue. THE MAKASSAR TRILOGY by Shinta Febriany translated by Alfian Sa’at. Three short plays exploring the break-up of a community and the harmful effects of beach redevelopment on its people. Foreword by Muhammad Abe & Gunawan Maryanto Introduced by Rebecca Kezia Edited by Cheryl Robson The first collection of Indonesian plays in English post 2000 published in the world

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Genre : Drama
Author : Agnes Christina
Publisher : Aurora Metro Publications Ltd.
Release : 2020-04-04
Total Pages : 200 Pages
ISBN : 9781912430406


Role Plays And Creative Activities

Role Plays And Creative Activities

Role Plays and Creative Activities: Teaching Social Skills and Self-Understanding presents over 150 role plays, micro role plays (role plays that run for a few minutes), creative activities, and guided imagery (stories with psychological content to be read to the children) which Dr. Christopher Glenn has developed and used for over thirty years. Everyday people, like parents and people who want to run activity groups for children, can use these activities to have fun with children in the 8 – 11 age range. Professionals, teachers, counselors, and students-in-training can take advantage of the psychological and social nature of the activities to foster the social and emotional growth of elementary aged children. Focusing on self-understanding, self-control, and the development of social skills, a constructive group experience can effectively teach children positive outcomes. This text includes detailed notes on how to set up and run the role play group, so anyone with basic skills in working with groups of children can encourage emotional and social growth.

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Genre : Education
Author : Christopher Glenn
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release : 2014-07-17
Total Pages : 188 Pages
ISBN : 9781475812732


The Theban Plays

The Theban Plays

This elegant and uncommonly readable translation will make these seminal Greek tragedies accessible to a new generation of readers.

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Genre : Literary Criticism
Author : Sophocles
Publisher : JHU Press
Release : 2009-03-20
Total Pages : 284 Pages
ISBN : 9780801895418