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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 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 "3 Henry VI," aka "Henry VI, Part 3": A Retelling in Prose By David Bruce
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This is an easy-to-read retelling of William Shakespeare's history play "3 Henry VI," aka "Henry VI, Part 3." People who read this version first will find it much easier to... More > understand the language of the original play.< Less
William Shakespeare’s "2 Henry VI," aka "Henry VI, Part 2": A Retelling in Prose By David Bruce
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This is an easy-to-read retelling of William Shakespeare's history play "2 Henry VI," aka "Henry VI, Part 2." People who read this version first will find it much easier to... More > understand the language of the original play.< Less
William Shakespeare’s "1 Henry VI," aka "Henry VI, Part 1": A Retelling in Prose By David Bruce
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This is an easy-to-read retelling of William Shakespeare's "1 Henry VI." People who read this version first will find the original much easier to read.
William Shakespeare's "Henry V": A Retelling in Prose By David Bruce
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This is an easy-to-read retelling of William Shakespeare's "Henry V," a history play that includes King Henry V of England's victory in the Battle of Agincourt.
William Shakespeare’s 1 Henry IV, aka Henry IV, Part 1: A Retelling in Prose By David Bruce
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This book is an easy-to-read retelling of William Shakespeare's "1 Henry IV," which is also known as "Henry IV, Part 1." In this book, we learn of Prince Hal's friendship with the... More > evil but witty Falstaff, and we see Prince Hal redeem himself at the Battle of Shrewsbury in 1403.< 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.
William Shakespeare's "King John": A Retelling in Prose By David Bruce
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This is an easy-to-read retelling of William Shakespeare's "King John." People who read this version first will find the original much easier to read.

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