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The Coolest People in the Arts: 250 Anecdotes and Stories By David Bruce
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Print edition. This book contains 250 anecdotes and stories about people in dance, literature, movies, music, and theater, including this anecdote: Actress Drew Barrymore comes from two fine,... More > well-loved theatrical families: the Drews and the Barrymores. John Drew’s sister, Georgie, married Maurice Barrymore, and they produced three children: Ethel, Lionel, and John Barrymore. All of them became famous actors. In his autobiography, “My Years on the Stage,” John Drew tells of his niece, Ethel Barrymore, appearing in an important role on the stage for the first time. She was nervous, and because she was nervous, she was inaudible. A member of the audience called out to her, “Speak up, Ethel. You’re all right. The Drews is all good actors.”< Less
The Coolest People in Art: 250 Anecdotes By David Bruce
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Print edition. This book contains 250 anecdotes about art and artists, including this anecdote: New York artist Raphael Soyer visited the Sistine Chapel, where he marveled at the paintings —... More > Michelangelo had painted the ceiling when he was in his thirties and many years later had painted The Last Judgment on the wall. After Mr. Soyer had seen the Sistine Chapel for the first time, he and some friends saw an exhibition of European and American non-objective paintings. A young woman who was connected with the exhibition asked him (a friend translated the Italian) what he thought of the paintings. Rather than criticize them directly, he merely replied, “Tell her that I saw the Sistine Chapel this morning.” The young woman understood. The friend translated her reply: “True, this [exhibition] does not speak to the heart."< Less
William Shakespeare’s "The Merchant of Venice": A Retelling in Prose By David Bruce
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One theme of the play is the harmful effects that prejudice can have on people. It can make someone want to cut a pound of flesh from a living person. It can make someone spit on the clothing and the... More > beard of an old person. We can sympathize with Shylock because he is the victim of prejudice, but he also is guilty of prejudice. He hates Antonio in part because he is a Christian, although he has some other very good reasons for hating Antonio. We ought not to sympathize with Shylock when he wants Antonio to pay the penalty that is in the contract that Antonio signed.< Less
Christopher Marlowe’s The Rich Jew of Malta: A Retelling By David Bruce
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This is an easy-to-read retelling of Christopher Marlowe's THE RICH JEW OF MALTA. Reading this retelling first will make reading the original play much easier to understand.
Nadia Comaneci: Perfect 10 By David Bruce
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Print edition. This volume is a short biography of Nadia Comaneci, winner of five gold medals at the Olympics. Chapter 1: Perfect 10 At the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal, Canada, Nadia Comaneci... More > (pronounced NAD-ya koh-muh-NECH) was absolutely spectacular as she won five medals. On July 18, competing on the uneven bars, she became the first gymnast ever to score a perfect 10. In fact, the equipment that was set up to display the scores was not programmed to display a score that high. Therefore, the apparatus dis-played a score of 1.00, which is a very low score. Nadia’s coach, Bela Karolyi, was shocked by the low score, and he asked for an explanation. A Swedish judge held up 10 fingers to indicate a perfect score. Meanwhile, one of Nadia’s teammates told her, “I think it’s a 10, but they don’t know how to make a 10.” Nadia asked Bela, “Sir, is that really a 10?” He replied, “You bet it is, Nadia.”< Less
Dante's Paradise: A Retelling in Prose By David Bruce
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This is a retelling in prose of Dante's "Paradise," the third part of his "Divine Comedy."
William Shakespeare's "King Lear": A Retelling in Prose By David Bruce
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This is an easy-to-read retelling of William Shakespeare's classic tragedy "King Lear." People who read this version first will find the original easier to read.
Christopher Marlowe’s Dido, Queen of Carthage: A Retelling By David Bruce
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This is an easy-to-read retelling of Christopher's Marlowe's DIDO, QUEEN OF CARTHAGE. People who read this version first will find the original much easier to read and understand.
Christopher Marlowe’s Tamburlaine, Parts 1 and 2: Retellings By David Bruce
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This is an easy-to-read retelling of Christopher's Marlowe's TAMBURLAINE: PARTS 1 and 2. People who read this version first will find the original much easier to read and understand.
Christopher Marlowe’s Edward II: A Retelling By David Bruce
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This is an easy-to-read retelling of Christopher Marlowe's EDWARD II. People who read this book first will find the original play much easier to understand.

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