This early work by William Ernest Henley was originally published in 1893 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. 'A Book of Verses' is an anthology of Henley's beautiful and moving poetry that includes the 'In Hospital' collection, the 'Life and Death' collection, and other ballades and sonnets. William Ernest Henley was born on 23rd August 1849, in Gloucester, England. In 1867, Henley passed the Oxford Local Schools Examination and set off to London to establish himself as a journalist. Unfortunately, his career was frequently interrupted by long stays in hospital due to a diseased right foot which he refused to have amputated. During a three year stay at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Henley wrote and published his collection of poetry 'In Hospital' (1875). This publication is noteworthy in particular for being some of the earliest examples of free verse written in England. Henley's best-remembered work is his poem "Invictus", written in 1888. It is a passionate and defiant poem, reportedly written as a demonstration of resilience following the amputation of his leg.
Consciousness and nostalgia in the Swipe Right age
This collection attempts to find poetry, or what Gwendolyn MacEwen once called “a single symmetry,” amid the chaos of 21st-century life. A powerful catalogue of loss and human connection, it considers not only how our identities are formed by places and experiences rooted in childhood, but also by digital newsfeeds, YouTube, and the “gospel of Spotify.” These poems intimately confront topics as diverse as quantum physics, video arcades, mental illness, climate change, road rage, alcoholism, endangered species, and even a gigantic Noah’s Ark replica.
Chris Banks is a poet known for packing his lines with thought and feeling. Building on the generous work of John Koethe, Larry Levis, and Ada Limón, Banks’s wildly expansive, often lyric, deeply accessible poems are brilliant meditations on what it means to be human in a brave new world of cloud computing and smart phones.
While attempting to discover the roots of Hamlet’s unhappiness, two courtiers go on a journey to plumb the depths of the universe’s mysteries. Tom Stoppard’s wildly inventive, Tony® Award-winning first play takes us through a tilted version of Shakespeare’s most famous tragedy while casting new light on questions of fate, mortality and the meaning of existence.
Recorded at The Invisible Studios, West Hollywood in June 2022.
Directed by Rosalind Ayres
Producing Director: Susan Albert Loewenberg
An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast recording starring:
JD Cullum as Claudius and Soldier;
Seamus Dever as Hamlet;
Anna Lyse Erikson as Opehlia and Alfred;
Martin Jarvis as The Player;
Adhir Kalyan as Rosencrantz;
André Sogliuzzo as Polonius, Player-King, Ambassador, and Horatio;
Susan Sullivan as Gertrude;
Matthew Wolf as Guildenstern.
Senior Producer: Anna Lyse Erikson
Prepared for audio by Mark Holden for The Invisible Studios, West Hollywood
Sound Design: David Wilson, Neil Wogensen and Charles Carroll
Recording Engineer, Editor and Mixer: Charles Carroll
Senior Radio Producer: Ronn Lipkin
Foley Artist: Jeff Gardner
A powerful expressionist drama from the 1920s about the dependent status of women in an increasingly mechanised society, based on the true story of Ruth Snyder.
Sophie Treadwell was a campaigning journalist in America between the wars. Among her assignments was the sensational murder involving Snyder, who with her lover, Judd Gray, had murdered her husband and gone to the electric chair.
'This is a play written in anger. In the dead wasteland of male society - it seems to ask - isn't it necessary for certain women, at least, to resort to murder?' - Nicholas Wright
With an introduction by Judith E. Barlow.
'gripping... doesn't loosen its hold on the senses until its shattering climax' Independent
'stingingly fresh and provocative' Time Out New York
'[a work of] rare and disturbing beauty' New York Times
Based on the Bernice Rubens’ novel of the same name, I Sent a Letter to My Love is a romantic musical by Grammy-winner Melissa Manchester and dramatist Jeffrey Sweet. It’s 1955 and a lonely spinster places a correspondence ad on a whim. But her hope for romance backfires when her wheelchair-bound brother is her only respondent. A tender story of love and loneliness.
An L.A. Theatre Works full cast performance featuring:
Stephen Bogardus as Stan
Meagan Fay as Miss Morgan
Melissa Manchester as Author/Amy
Megan Mullally as Gwen
Paul Anthony Stewart as Jimmy
Original music by Nyle A. Steiner and musical direction by Phil Reno.
Directed by Pat Birch. Directed by Pat Birch. Recorded before a live audience at the DoubleTree Suites, Santa Monica in January of 1998.
From the author of Live with intention, a collection of visual poetry to inspire and motivate, and help you find a little happiness in your day-to-day life.
“May your every day dawn with purpose and promise.”
So begins artist and writer Mary Anne Radmacher's beautiful ode to promises—those we make, those we keep, those we renew, those we live up to. In this motivational book, Radmacher inspires us to discover the promises that make life sweet. To count our promises and our blessings. To delve into our hearts to discover the promises of our life's purpose. Promises to Myself is one big self-love poem for the heart, soul, and mind. This beautiful rendition of hand-lettered, visual poetry is a book to keep near at hand and return to often.
Reflecting on the promises of your everyday life will deepen your satisfaction and heighten your clarity. In this inspirational poetry with a purpose, you will find illustrated thoughts on:Promises of Friendship, Family, and LovePromises of PossibilityPromises to the World
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