Janie Annie is an overzealous schoolgirl who plans to win the hearts and minds of the student body before revealing her true character and intent. She has a rare skill that allows her to subvert authority and any subsequent punishment. Janie Annie attends a small boarding school near a college town. The all-girl facility is run by Miss Sims who is very strict and powerful. When one of the students reveals a secret to her peers, Janie Annie runs to Miss Sims and discloses the information. Janie Annie attempts to foil one mischievous plot after another, earning the trust of the school’s staff. When she wins the coveted Good Conduct Prize, Janie Annie changes her tune to reveal a darker, more sinister side. Everything isn’t always as it seems. Janie Annie, or The Good Conduct Prize is a two-act play that shows the evolution of an ambitious girl who takes desperate measures to achieve her goals. This is a compelling and entertaining story with a surprising end. With an eye-catching new cover, and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of Janie Annie, or The Good Conduct Prize is both modern and readable.
A dazzling full-length collection of verse from one of the leading poets of our time.
Over the past two decades, jessica Care moore has become a cultural force as a poet, performer, publisher, activist, and critic. Reflecting her transcendent electric voice, this searing poetry collection is filled with moving, original stanzas that speak to both Black women's creative and intellectual power, and express the pain, sadness, and anger of those who suffer constant scrutiny because of their gender and race. Fierce and passionate, Jessica Care moore argues that Black women spend their lives building a physical and emotional shelter to protect themselves from misogyny, criminalization, hatred, stereotypes, sexual assault, objectification, patriarchy, and death threats.
We Want Our Bodies Back is an exploration-and defiant stance against-these many attacks.
A frequently underrated and long-running family series, “Dr. Christian” comes across today more as a quiet anthology of small-town life than as a straight medical drama, bringing the people of the small town of River’s End to life thru the eyes of the kindly Dr. Paul Christian (Jean Hersholt, in the role for which he is best remembered) and his sensitive nurse, Judy Price (Rosemary DeCamp). The series involved the good doctor in a wide range of dramatic situations in the lives of local residents—family crises, ill-starred romances, ethical dilemmas, and sometimes even actual illnesses—in a series of polished and well-written productions that still have the power to engross listeners some sixty years after their original broadcast.
Pippa Passes was a dramatic piece, as much play as poetry, by Robert Browning published in 1841 as the first volume of his Bells and Pomegranates series.The author described the work as the first of a series of dramatic pieces. His original idea was of a young, innocent girl, moving unblemished through the crime-ridden neighbourhoods of Asolo. The work caused outrage when it was first published, due to the matter-of-fact portrayals of many of the area's more disreputable characters – notably the adulterous Ottima – and for its frankness on sexual matters. Perhaps the most famous passage is below:The year's at the spring,And day's at the morn;Morning's at seven;The hill-side's dew-pearled;The lark's on the wing;The snail's on the thorn;God's in his Heaven - All's right with the world! (Summary by Wikipedia)
Pippa — PhilippaNarrator/Stage Directions — David Lawrence1st 3rd & 5th Student — Lars Rolander3rd & 4th Girl — vanroseGottlieb, 1st and 3rd Police — DougJules, 2nd Police & Monsignor — heyfdLuigi — mbLuigi’s Mother — SilenceOttima, 2nd Girl — TriciaGPhene, 1st Girl — Neeru IyerSebald, Schramm, Bluphocks, Intendant, 2nd, 4th & 6th Student — Barry Eads
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LibriVox volunteers bring you 13 recordings of An Ode by Táhirih (Fátimih Baraghání) (1814/1817 – 1852), Translated by Edward Granville Browne (1862 – 1926). This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for February 7th, 2010.Fátimih Baraghání (1814/1817 – 1852), also known by the titles of Táhirih (Arabic for “The Pure One”) and Qurratu’l-‘Ayn (Arabic for “Consolation of the Eyes”) was an influential Iranian poet and Bábí heroine from the town of Qazvín. Her legacy is important to Bahá’ís, as well as supporters of women’s rights in Iran. In 1844, she became the seventeenth disciple or “Letter of the Living” of the Báb (1819-1850). As the only woman in this initial group of disciples, she is often compared to Mary Magdalene. From June-July 1848, she attended the Conference of Badasht where she appeared without a veil in public (a shocking statement of women’s rights) and declared that a new religious dispensation had been inaugurated. Coincidentally, shortly after this, the Seneca Falls Convention (an important women’s rights convention) was held in New York on the 19th-20th of July, 1848. She was executed in Tehran in 1852. Before her death, she said that although she would be killed, they could not stop the emancipation of women. Edward Granville Browne described her thus: “The appearance of such a woman as Qurratu’l-‘Ayn is in any country and any age a rare phenomenon, but in such a country as Persia it is a prodigy—nay, almost a miracle. Alike in virtue of her marvellous beauty, her rare intellectual gifts, her fervid eloquence her fearless devotion, and her glorious martyrdom, she stands forth incomparable and immortal amidst her countrywomen.” This poem is a ghazal composed in the Kámil metre. A ghazal may be understood as a poetic expression of both the pain of loss or separation and the beauty of love in spite of that pain. Browne notes that this poem appears to be addressed to the Báb. Browne made a versified translation of the poem, which first appeared in the J.R.A.S. in 1899. (Summary by Nicholas James Bridgewater)
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