Genius At Play
Derek Paravicini is blind, can not tell his right hand from his left, and needs round-the-clock care. But he has an extremely rare gift?he is a musical prodigy with perfect pitch whose piano-playing has thrilled audiences at venues from Ronnie Scott's to Las Vegas, the Barbican to Buckingham Palace. Born prematurely, Derek remained in hospital for three months and technically "died" several times before he was finally strong enough to go home.
A study of the life and works of Joseph Mallord William Turner. A precocious talent, he first exhibited at the Royal Academy at the age of 15, an institution that was to play a major part in his life, recognizing his genius and supporting him against many contemporary arbiters of taste.
The first full biography of John Ogdon; a tortured genius and arguably the greatest British pianist of all time. From the beginning of his professional career as a soloist John Ogdon was hailed as a musician of rare understanding and phenomenal technical gifts. Able to play and memorize just about any score at sight, tales of his impossible exploits at the keyboard are legion.
Title: "Genius at Play" easy pieces for violin and piano, using one to four fingers Instrumentation: Violin and Piano Composer: Laurence Traiger Publisher: Doblinger Verlag, Wien Language: English, German Category: Sheet music Content: 1. Horizon 2. Out There 3. Encounter 4. Quiet Place 5. Approach 6. Energy 7. Time to Think 8. Waves
Excerpt from Historical French Reader: With Notes, Exercises And Vocabulary A glance at the lists of books generally used in this country in the study of French gives the impression that, as a rule, chiefly novels and plays are read in the class room. Some of the greatest writers of France, although they are recognized masters of the French language, seem to be almost neglected, because they devoted their energies and their genius to the writing of works of a more serious character.
Excerpt from Lectures on Dramatic Literature O exemplify those features in the acting dramatic poem, which contribute mainly to its success, we shall have recourse to Shakespeare; from among those incomparable records which he has left us of his genius, we shall select the tragedy of "Macbeth," as one of the most felicitous in plot and execution. Of this play we shall examine the first act.
Excerpt from Games and Parties for Children The wonderful old games which we play at home or in school, dear children, are real works of genius and have all the signs of such. Perhaps you have never thought of them in just this way or dreamed how remarkable it was that fun so very old as we know these sports to be (for our great-grandparents played them as we do now) should at the same time be so fresh and enjoyable to us.
Excerpt from The Tragedian: An Essay on the Histrionic Genius of Junius Brutus Booth Ten days ago a private letter from New Orleans assured us, that the great actor of the age had arrived from the "Golden Land," was then playing an engagement in that city, and appeared in remarkably good health. Swiftly following this intelligence - which gave us hope soon again to "have sight" of the Proteus of Shakespearean character "coming from the sea," and hear once more the strange inward music of his voice - came last week, with "spleen of speed," the telegram that he had died on the passage to Cincinnati.
Excerpt from The Genius: A Comedy in Three Acts Especial notice should be taken that the possession of this book without a valid contract for production first having been obtained from the publisher confers no right or license to professionals or amateurs to produce the play publicly or in private for gain or charity. In its present form this play is dedicated to the reading public only and no performance of it may be given except by special arrangement with Samuel French, 28-30 West Thirty-eighth Street, New York City.
Excerpt from The Good-Humoured Ladies: A Comedy Carlo Goldoni's genius is essentially Venetian. He himself, however, declared he was a mongrel, half Modenese and half Venetian. Giacomo Casanova's sinister genius is essentially Venetian and Spanish. Goldoni in his youth was fascinated by certain strolling players who took him by boat from Venice to Chiozza.
Excerpt from Selections From the Works of Sir Richard Steele This volume of selections from Steele's works differs from other similar volumes in that it gives extracts from his plays, his poems, his letters, and his political tracts, as well as from his periodical writings, and in that it arranges the selections in the order of time. My object has been to give as complete an idea as possible of the whole field of Steele's work, and to allow the student to trace the development of his style and genius.
Dion Boucicault, the Irish genius of London theatre in the age of Dickens, wrote the brilliantly funny London Assurance in 1841 and thereby created, in Sir Harcourt and Lady Spanker, two of the great comic roles of the English stage, played at the National Theatre by Simon Russell Beale and Fiona Shaw.
Harry Nelson Pillsbury was one of chess' best known and loved characters. A genius at chess, he also gave exhibitions of blindfold seances as well as playing checkers and bridge at the same time. He won the first big tournament he entered at age 22.
Conway is a creative genius." --Martin Gardner An unabashed original, John Horton Conway is Archimedes, Mick Jagger, Salvador Dali, and Richard Feynman all rolled into one--a singular mathematician, with a rock star's charisma, a sly sense of humor, a polymath's promiscuous curiosity, and a burning desire to explain everything about the world to everyone in it.
SECRET AGENT "X" BOOK 2 - A MYSTERY HOUSE BOOKScreams of terror throttled by a ghostly garroter! Lips sealed by a death so awful that men turned their eyes away! A genius of evil flung a challenge in the path of Secret Agent X. And, with all the resources at his command, he played Death s Lottery along that terror trail.
Excerpt from Famous Plays: With a Discourse by Way of Prologue on the Playhouses Dear Mr. Irving, Since Garrick died, no player has studied more persistently or laboured more strenuously to elevate the stage than you. Your intelligence, inventiveness, and genius, as student, manager, and actor, have kept the highest form of histrionic art vigorous and fruitful among us.
Excerpt from In Shakspere's England The England of Shakspere was the England of Elizabeth, and though in the great dramatist we have one whose genius has never been repeated, it is round the figure of the Queen that the life and literature of the time revolves. She was Spenser's Faery Queene, she was Raleigh's Gracious Lady, she was the centre of the Court where Leicester and Essex played their part: she shared the work of Burghley, Parker, and Gresham.
Excerpt from A Forgotten Genius: Charles Whitehead; A Critical Monograph "Mr. Mackenzie Bell, in an original and happy preface to the present reprint of his former two volumes, indicates playfully the place which he aims to fill in poetry. He does not aspire to be an individual voice, or even an echo of an individual voice, but he shows that he can write good nervous prose, and can at once be finely ironical and humorous, and include himself in the subject of his laughter; and he may claim at all events to be healthily objective and happily inspiring in a plain, unpretending way.
Excerpt from The Complete Works of Henry Fielding, Vol. 5 of 5: With an Essay on the Life, Genius and Achievement of the Author; Plays and Poems About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www. forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy.
This amazing program has been raising children s intelligence at the Sidney Ledson Institute for Intellectual Advancement for almost 40 years. (Hear a two-year-old reading at SidneyLedsonInstitute.org.) The simple one-of-a-kind reading method gets preschoolers enjoying books faster than students in public schools. Is your schoolchild falling behind? Learn playful ways to win his or her enthusiastic participation in raising school marks.
Excerpt from Plays of Edmond Rostand, Vol. 1 For twenty-five years, till in December, 1918, he himself entered into light perpetual, Edmond Rostand was the poet of light, from the April starlight of Romantics to the full summer sunshine of Chanticleer. Because his genius is true to the genius of his people, and because the French language is a most lucid medium, his plays have suffered little from misinterpretation.
Encounters with the enigmatic, troubled genius of golf: Moe Norman. Hall of Fame Journalist, Lorne Rubenstein investigates what made Moe such a unique character in golf. When Moe died he had won almost every title in Canada and was praised by Tiger Woods as one of the few players to 'own' his swing. Yet he failed to make an impact on the wider world of golf, withdrawing from play at the Masters and crippled by insecurities and shyness.
Excerpt from Plays, Vol. 2 The utmost Success I ever propos'd from this Play, was, that it might reach the Taste of a few good Judges, and from thence plead a sort of Title to your Lordship's Protection: And, if the most just, and candid Criticks are not the greatest Flatterers, I have not fail'd in my Proposal. As for those Gentlemen, that thrust themselves forward upon the Stage, before a crowded Audience, as if they resolv'd to play themselves, and save the Actor the Trouble of presenting them; they indeed, as they are above Instruction, so they scorn to be diverted by it, and will as soon allow me a good Voice, as a Genius.
Excerpt from Remarks, Critical, Conjectural, and Explanatory, Upon the Plays of Shakespeare, Vol. 1 Sir, When I desired permission to dedicate these Remarks to you, I was not sufficiently aware how dangerous an honour I was seeking the Work is merely critical, with little room for genius, were I possessed of any, to display itself; and I am evoking the discernment of one who, placed by the grateful and according suffrage of this nation in the supreme chair of Wit, Taste, and Eloquence, is peculiarly endowed with a talent for detecting and exposing fallacy of every kind.
Excerpt from Rubens His Life, His Work, and His Time, Vol. 1 of 2 Rubens is one of the greatest names in the history of art. His magnificent career, his relations with crowned heads, the events in which he played a part, and far above all these his brilliant genius and the prodigious sum of his works, all combine to give him his high place. But his very fertility and the universality of his gifts have been obstacles to a satisfactory account of his life and his works.
Excerpt from The Life of Oliver Goldsmith A Glance at the Stage (1767-1768); Rooms in Brick Court (1768); Making Money and Spending It (1768-1769); "The Jessamy Bride" and her Family (1769); On the Eve of a Triumph (1769-1770); "The Deserted Village" (1770); A Holiday in France (1770); Work and Play (1770-1771); Visits and Letters (1771-1772); The Story of the Comedy (1772-1773); "She Stoops to Conquer" (1773); After the Comedy (1773); "Animated Nature" (1773); He Lays down his Pen (1773-1774); Last Hours (1774); The Memorials of a Man of Genius; The Conclusions of All About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books.
Winning at video poker involves more than just blind luck. Casino Video Poker for the GENIUS shows you how to take the guesswork out of your play, and how to put the know-how in. New to gambling? Most of us will try gambling at least a few times for recreation, just to say we've tried it. Casino Video Poker for the GENIUS gives you a head start in learning to play the best-paying casino slots, and provides strategy to help you play longer and have more fun and success.
Mikhail Tal was simply a chess phenomenon. The "magician from Riga" stunned the chess world when he became the youngest ever World Champion (at that time) in 1960, and he won countless supporters for his scintillating tactical play and his infectious enthusiasm for the game. As former World Champion Vassily Smyslov once noted, "Tal's appearance in chess had the effect of an exploding bomb, since his style of play was distinguished by extraordinary combinative brilliance.
Excerpt from Makers of Man: A Study of Human Initiative To C. and M. If in this book the Great World findeth aught Of high endeavour or enduring thought Worthy the lustre of their deathless fames Whose might and majesty its page acclaims; If haply of their faculty divine Stray gleams reflected here and there outshine, Chance phrases of their spheral melody On wings of reminiscence wander by, Or glimpses of that Magic be revealed Whose runes to ears and eyes profane are sealed; If, greatly daring, I, by chance or art, Have charmed some doors of Mystery apart, Have probed one secret of the soul of Man Unfathomed since its problem-play began, Lit up one corner in the House of Truth, Aroused from slumber one dream dowered youth, Awakened in one breast the great surmise Of Genius beckoning with syren eyes, - Then to our love the Great World's thanks are due, Since all that I have done - was done for you.
The Importance of Being Earnest," Wilde's most famous play, opened at the St. James's Theatre in London on February 14, 1895. It proved an immediate success critically and commercially, and it remains a showcase for Wilde's comic genius and piercing satirical wit.
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Excerpt from The Complete Correspondence and Works of Charles Lamb, Vol. 4: With an Essay on His Life and Genius by Thomas Purnell, Aided by the Recollection of the Author's Adopted Daughter " - Which imperfect abridgments, if they be for tunately so done as to prove delightful to any of you, my young readers, I hope will have no worse effect upon you, than to make you wish yourselves a little older, that you may be allowed to read the Plays at full length (such a wish will be neither peevish nor irrational).
Anatoly Karpov is one of the chess world s greatest World Champions, with his prime strength being his subtle maneuvering and positional play. Many of his opponents have been baffled by the profundity of his strategies, but here Karolyi explains Karpov s genius. This volume features Karpov s most entertaining and instructive strategic wins from 1986-2010 when Karpov was battling with his younger rival Garry Kasparov for chess supremacy It was during this period, at Linares in 1994, that Karpov achieved what statistics show to be the finest ever tournament performance.