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William Shakespeare's "As You Like It": A Retelling in Prose By David Bruce
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This is an easy-to-read retelling of William Shakespeare's romantic comedy play titled "As You Like It." In it, Rosalind and Orlando fall instantly in love. Both need to escape separately... More > to the Forest of Arden. There, Rosalind, in disguise as a young man named Ganymede, teaches Orlando about romantic love and how to be a proper husband for her. The romantic comedy ends with four weddings.< Less
The Funniest People in Dance: 250 Anecdotes By David Bruce
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This book contains 250 anecdotes, including these: 1) Opera singer Mary Garden sometimes watched rehearsals of the Ballets Russes with Sergei Diaghilev, and she noticed just how much attention to... More > detail he paid. On one occasion, he noticed a tiny flower in a dancer’s hair and ordered her to remove it because the color wasn’t right. Ms. Garden asked him, “Don’t you ever rest?” Mr. Diaghilev replied, “My dear Mary, there is all eternity to rest.” Ms. Garden writes, “I don’t wonder it was the greatest ballet company in the world.” 2) Whenever the Merce Cunningham Dance Company performed, many dancers sat in the audience. A non-dancer at a performance looked at the audience members as they walked around during the intermission and said, “I’ve never seen an audience so erect, with such beautiful posture.”< Less
The Funniest People in Dance: 250 Anecdotes By David Bruce
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This book contains 250 anecdotes, including these: 1) Opera singer Mary Garden sometimes watched rehearsals of the Ballets Russes with Sergei Diaghilev, and she noticed just how much attention to... More > detail he paid. On one occasion, he noticed a tiny flower in a dancer’s hair and ordered her to remove it because the color wasn’t right. Ms. Garden asked him, “Don’t you ever rest?” Mr. Diaghilev replied, “My dear Mary, there is all eternity to rest.” Ms. Garden writes, “I don’t wonder it was the greatest ballet company in the world.” 2) Whenever the Merce Cunningham Dance Company performed, many dancers sat in the audience. A non-dancer at a performance looked at the audience members as they walked around during the intermission and said, “I’ve never seen an audience so erect, with such beautiful posture.”< Less
William Shakespeare's "Love's Labor's Lost": A Retelling in Prose By David Bruce
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This is an easy-to-read retelling of William Shakespeare's "Love's Labor's Lost." People who read this version first will find the original play much easier to read and understand.
The Funniest People in Families, Volume 2: 250 Anecdotes By David Bruce
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Paperback edition. This book contains 250 anecdotes about families, including this one: Opera singer Leo Slezak was forced to diet for most of each year because, being a huge man (he was 6-foot-7),... More > he had a large appetite and gained weight easily. (One of the few days of the year that he didn’t diet was his birthday.) When he was dieting, his wife carefully measured out portions of food on a scale and those portions were all he had to eat. Of course, Mr. Slezak ate the food quickly and then muttered that the food scale had to be wrong. Once, for a few meals in a row, Mr. Slezak didn’t complain about the portions of food he was doled out. His wife praised his will power and suspected nothing until she walked into her husband’s den and discovered that the family dog was very interested in the middle drawer of her husband’s desk. Opening the drawer, she found a large salami.< Less
The Funniest People in Art: 250 Anecdotes By David Bruce
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This contains 250 anecdotes about art and artists, including this one: Mexican artist Diego Rivera knew what was important in life. While he was living in Paris, a fire broke out in his apartment one... More > night as he was sleeping. Mr. Rivera ran around, gathering paintings and taking them outside to safety. Only after he had saved several paintings did he discover that he wasn’t wearing any pants.< Less
The Funniest People in Families, Volume 5: 250 Anecdotes By David Bruce
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Print edition. This book contains 250 anecdotes about family, friends, and the funny things that happen in real life, including this anecdote: Quaker humorist Tom Mullen has an older brother named... More > Frank, who lives in New York City. During strikes by the people who collect the garbage, Frank has discovered a creative way to get rid of his garbage. He gift wraps it, then leaves it out in plain view. Someone always comes along and steals it.< Less
William Shakespeare’s "Richard II": A Retelling in Prose By David Bruce
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This is an easy-to-read retelling of William Shakespeare's "Richard II." People who read this version first will find the original play much easier to read and understand.
The Funniest People in Families, Volume 6: 250 Anecdotes By David Bruce
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Print edition. This book contains 250 anecdotes about families, including this one: On September 24, 1974, the daughter of actors Michael Williams and Judi Dench was born. She was named Tara Cressida... More > Frances, but everyone called her Finty. Because Finty’s parents were Shakespearean actors, she learned quotations from Shakespeare as a tiny tot. One parent would say, “I’ll put a girdle around the earth …,” and Finty would finish the quotation: “in 40 minutes.” If a parent asked her what King Lear says, Finty would answer, “Never, never—FIVE times!” In a Nativity play, Finty played the innkeeper’s wife, and when she was asked what the play was about, she replied, “It’s about this inn-keeper’s wife, of course.” When Finty was 11 years old, she told a friend that a play her mother was appearing in was “without doubt the most boring play I’ve ever seen in the whole of my life.”< Less
William Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet": A Retelling in Prose By David Bruce
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This is an easy-to-read version of William Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet." Prologue The Capulets and the Montagues — two families, very much alike in most respects — in the... More > beautiful city of Verona, Italy, battle each other because of a long-standing feud. Because of this feud, the hands of the citizens of Verona become dirty with the blood of other citizens of Verona. The two families have given birth to two children — a boy named Romeo and a girl named Juliet — who become ill-fated lovers and commit suicide. The burial of these lovers also buries the quarrel between their two families. These lovers’ story is told in this book.< Less