The Melting Pot (1908) is a play by Israel Zangwill. Raised in London by parents from Latvia and Poland, Zangwill understood the plight of the city’s Jewish community firsthand. Having risen through poverty to become an educator and author, he dedicated his career to the voiceless, the oppressed, and the needy, advocating for their rights and bearing witness to their suffering in some of the most powerful novels and stories of the Victorian era. When it was staged in Washington, DC, The Melting Pot received praise from President Theodore Roosevelt, who proclaimed from the audience “That's a great play, Mr. Zangwill!” During the 1903 Chișinău pogrom, David Quixano lost his entire family to antisemitic violence. Unable to remain in Russia, he emigrates to the United States, where he hopes to be accepted not just into the nation’s growing Jewish community, but into its open democratic society. When he arrives, he composes a successful symphony called “The Crucible,” written in tribute to the melting pot of American culture, its promise to rise above ethnic divisions. He soon meets a fellow immigrant named Vera, who hails from a Christian family in Russia. As he begins to fulfill his own American Dream, a shocking revelation forces David to question his unwavering idealism. The Melting Pot ran for over one hundred performances in New York City, starring some of the leading actors of its time and galvanizing the image of the immigrant experience in America for generations to come. With a beautifully designed cover and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of Israel Zangwill’s The Melting Pot is a classic of British literature reimagined for modern readers.
The Uncommon Life is a magnificent cry to all to rise and break the shackles of lethargy, corruption, poverty and lies that bind us to a mediocre life. It calls on one to recognize their true self for what it is-a pure thing that craves love, peace, harmony and joy. Political and social angst, the enduring love for the family and country and the sadness and joy of life are expressed beautifully and vividly in this slim volume of poems. Each poem, in a unique way, brings catharsis and healing while taking the reader on a journey to the outer landscape of nature and one's soul.
The poet appeals for a life that is beyond the mundane. His love for his motherland and his family permeate every thought he expresses. His anguish knows no bounds when he sees how poverty has maimed the souls of good people and how apathy and corruption have led to a moral and ethical rot. He calls out for truth in our action, deeds and thoughts.
Words and rhyme flow lyrically and unabashedly as we embark on a journey of the human condition, through lands, arcane, pristine and jaded. A traveller, a thinker and a weaver of words, Abhishek Mishra wistfully tell us how nothing changes and yet nothing remains the same.
In this faithful adaptation of Mark Twain's immortal classic, two boys, one a pauper and the other a prince, discover that they share an incredible likeness and accidentally find their roles in life reversed. The young prince must now contend with London's criminals, vagabonds and lunatics, while the pauper finds that he has a country to run, and internal plots to thwart. Can the real prince reclaim his right before an imposter is crowned in his place? And will his look-alike give up his regal position and return to a life of poverty?An adventure for the young and young at heart, bursting with non-stop excitement, wit and warmth, as the spirit of Twain's beloved classic comes to life with a full cast, music score, and thousands of sound effects.
The year is 2076, the nation’s Tricentennial. Guns are outlawed, but the last seven surviving weapons are in captivity and on display in your city zoo. Billy the Kid’s colt .45, Andrew Jackson’s dueling pistol, a retired military rifle, a backwoods hunting rifle, a playful plastic toy gun, an unfinished nuclear handgun, and the flashy Saturday night special. In plotting and executing their escape, they see for the first time what they were really made for and why they can never be free. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring Edward Asner, Tyne Daly, Bruce French, Robert David Hall, Tommy Hicks, Ella Joyce, Marnie Mosiman, James Reeder and Yeardley Smith.
In England summer evenings remind us of the falling of the light, of village greens and the thump of willow on leather. In winter, evenings are dark, unlit and a time to be inside.
The evening light, of twilight, of sunset, has another name in the movie business. They call it ‘magic hour’ and sometimes it is just that. The heavy, golden light suffuses everything with a glow and fullness that gladdens our hearts and delights our eyes.
For our poets this was a time of mystery and wonder; between the bright day and the canopy of stars that heralded sleep.
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