In a South Africa torn by civil war, Michael K sets out to take his mother back to her rural home. On the way there she dies, leaving him alone in an anarchic world of brutal roving armies. Imprisoned, Michael is unable to bear confinement and escapes, determined to live with dignity. Life and Times of Michael K goes to the centre of human experience - the need for an interior, spiritual life, for some connections to the world in which we live, and for purity of vision.
The setting for A Life for the Tsar'is Russia and a Polish camp in 1613. Following the Russian revolution, the Communist regime renamed this intrinsically Russian opera after the main character, Ivan Susanin. The emphasis was then changed from the peasant's life given to save the Tsar for the Russian people, to the idea of Susanin delivering Russia when threatened with attack from the Polish enemy. The original title and libretto have now been restored. Russian bass, Evgeny Nesterenko magnificently sings the dramatic role of Ivan Susanin, the tragic hero who leads the Polish enemy on a false path in their search for the Tsar, thereby permitting the Tsar's escape.Music - Mikhail Glinka Libretto - Yegor Rozen & Vasily ZhukovskyProducer - Nicolai Kuznetsov Designer - Valery LeventalDirected For Video By Derek BaileyProduced For Video By Robin ScottIvan Susanin - Evgeny Nesterenko Antonida - Marina Mescheriakova Sobinin - Alexander Lomonosov Vanja - Elena ZarembaPolish Commander - Boris BezhkoThe Bolshoi Symphony Orchestra And Chorus Conductor Alexander Lazarev
A level 3 Oxford Bookworms Library graded readers. Retold for Learners of English by Nick Bullard. Every town should have a ‘card’ – someone who gets talked about, someone who does mad and wonderful things, someone who makes you laugh. Bursley in the Five Towns has a ‘card’: Edward Henry Machin (Denry for short). Denry begins life in a poor little house where the rent is twenty-three pence a week. But before he’s thirty, he’s made a lot of money, and had more adventures than you and I have had hot dinners. The town of Bursley never stops talking about him. Whatever will young Denry do next?
Lose yourself in the magical world of No.1 bestselling author, Cecelia Ahern. Are you taking your life for granted? Lucy Silchester is. She's busied herself with other stuff: friends' lives, work issues, her deteriorating car, that kind of thing. But she's stuck in a rut - and deluding everyone. Only Lucy knows the real truth. Time for a wake-up call - a meeting with life. And life turns out to be a kindly, rather run-down man in an old suit, who is determined to bring about change - and won't let Lucy off the hook. Sometimes we all need to make time for our life...
Are you taking your life for granted? Lucy Silchester is. She's busied herself with other stuff: friends' lives, work issues, her deteriorating car, that kind of thing. But she's stuck in a rut and deluding everyone. Only У Lucy knows the real truth. Time for a wake-up call - a meeting with life. And life turns out to be a kindly, rather run-down man in an old suit who's determined to bring about change and won't let Lucy off the hook. Sometimes we all need to make time for our life ...
Genius. Legend. Enigma. These are just a few of the superlatives used to describe the man often referred to as 'The King of Pop'. From performing at the age of four in his family home, to becoming one of the most famous people on the planet, Michael Jackson has spent almost his entire life in the public eye. "Michael Jackson: A Remarkable Life' goes behind the scenes to discover what it took for a boy with a passion for music to dominate pop charts the world over for more than 30 years and counting. Packed with interviews, this documentary film takes you where the cameras never previously preyed to achieve a no holds barred look at this remarkable man. The complete and unauthorised biography of Michael JacksonOver 40 minutes of in-depth interviewsExclusive and previously unseen film footage
To mark the occasion of his 85th birthday, Tony Bennett released Duets II, which made music history, hitting №1 on the Billboard chart. As a follow up to Duets: An American Classic, Tony once again recorded his greatest hits with today's greatest artists. Duets II: The Great Performances provides a visually stunning video collection of the full-song performances as they were recorded live in the studio. The musical segments are enhanced by insights on the process from Tony and the duet partners, providing an inside look at this landmark album in an unprecedented career. Duets II: The Great Performances is a testament to the artistry and dedication of Tony Bennett, beloved by the performers who sing with him and audiences around the world. Tracklist:01. Don't Get Around Much Anymore - Duet With Michael Buble02. Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me) - Duet With Queen Latifah 03. Stranger In Paradise - Duet With Andrea Bocelli 04. Watch What Happens - Duet With Natalie Cole 05. Body And Soul - Duet With Amy Winehouse 06. It Had To Be You - Duet With Carrie Underwood 07. Blue Velvet - Duet With K.D. Lang 08. Speak Low - Duet With Norah Jones 09. On The Sunny Side Of The Street - Duet With Willie Nelson 10. The Way You Look Tonight - Duet With Faith Hill11. Yesterday I Heard The Rain - Duet With Alejandro Sanz 12. The Girl I Love - Duet With Sheryl Crow 13. This Is All I Ask - Duet With Josh Groban 14. The Lady Is A Tramp - Duet With Lady Gaga15. One For My Baby (And One More For The Road) - Duet With John Mayer 16. How Do You Keep The Music Playing - Duet With Aretha Franklin
Turn your inspiration into a story with clear, expert guidance Creative Writing Exercises For Dummies is a step-by-step creative writing course designed to hone your craft, regardless of ability. Written by the founder of the Complete Creative Writing Course at London's Groucho Club, this activity-based guide walks you through the process of developing and writing in a wide range of genres including novels, short stories and creative nonfiction. The book includes writing prompts, exercises, mind maps, flow charts and diagrams designed to get your ideas flowing. You'll get expert guidance into character development, plot structure and prose, plus extensive insight into self-editing and polishing your work. Whether you're a new writer with a seed of an idea you would like to develop, or are looking to strengthen your creative writing skills, this book has you covered. Covering every aspect of narrative, from setting initial goals to formatting a manuscript, Creative Writing Exercises For Dummies provides the tools and instruction you need to make your story the best it can be. Learn to spark your imagination and sketch out ideas Create compelling characters and paint a picture with description Develop your plot and structure and maintain continuity Step back from your work and become your own ruthless editor The rise of e-books has opened up the publishing world, even to non-established writers. If you have a story you're dying to tell but aren't sure how, Creative Writing Exercises For Dummies is the clear, concise solution you need.