In an effort to maintain his family’s estate, Sir George Vernon attempts to broker a marriage between his daughter and his cousin--despite her reservations. The union will secure the long-term ownership of Haddon Hall. Sir George Vernon is desperate to maintain ownership of Haddon Hall. He is in a legal dispute with his cousin Rupert, who is using his government power and influence to obtain the property. Sir George’s daughter Dorothy is in love with John Manners, but her father plans to marry her off to Rupert as part of the land deal. This leads to Dorothy and John eloping, which forces Sir George to find another way to retain the family estate. Sydney Grundy and Arthur Sullivan explore the exciting origin of one of England’s most notable properties. It’s a captivating interpretation of the Vernon’s story told from a unique point of view. With an eye-catching new cover, and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of Haddon Hall is both modern and readable.
In 1950’s Houston, an affluent couple is transformed by tragedy when their son dies under mysterious circumstances and the husband loses his job of 40 years. Shirley Knight recreates her Tony-nominated performance in this 1995 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring Phyllis Applegate, Jamie Hanes, Shirley Knight, Lynne Marta, Ronan O'Casey, Daniel Passer, Kenna Ramsey, David Selby and Tom Virtue.
LibriVox volunteers bring you 16 recordings of A Prairie Sunset by Walt Whitman. This was the Weekly Poetry project for August 28, 2011.Walt Whitman has been claimed as America's first "poet of democracy", a title meant to reflect his ability to write in a singularly American character. A British friend of Walt Whitman, Mary Smith Whitall Costelloe, wrote: "You cannot really understand America without Walt Whitman, without Leaves of Grass... He has expressed that civilization, 'up to date,' as he would say, and no student of the philosophy of history can do without him." (summary from Wikipedia)
The American Book Award–winning collection from “The best poet in Indian Country” (Sherman Alexie, New York Times–bestselling author of The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven). Hailed by the Bloomsbury Review as “the nation’s foremost contemporary Native American poet” and by Sherman Alexie as “the best poet in Indian Country,” Ray Young Bear draws on ancient Meskwaki tradition and modern popular culture to create poems that provoke, astound, and heal. This indispensable volume, which contains three previously published collections—Winter of the Salamander (1979), The Invisible Musician (1990), and The Rock Island Hiking Club (2001)—as well as Manifestation Wolverine, a brilliant series of new pieces inspired by animistic beliefs, a Lazy-Boy recliner, and the word songs Young Bear sang to his children, is a testament to the singularity of the poet’s talent and the astonishing range of his voice.
Helen Hunt Jackson is probably most famous for her work on behalf of Native Americans’ rights. However, this short volume presents a sonnet for each month of the year, devoted simply and beautifully to the shifting wonder of nature through the seasons. (Summary by Laura Fox)
Scene 1. Buckingham is led to his execution.
Scene 2. Richmond rallies his troops.
Scene 3. The two sides prepare for battle on Bosworth Field. As Richard and Richmond sleep, the
ghosts of Richard’s victims appear foretelling his defeat and Richmond’s victory.
Scene 4. Even after having lost his horse, Richard fights valiantly.
Scene 5. Richmond slays Richard and declares: “We will unite the White Rose and the Red.”
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