"Willy Loman, Nosferatu (or Biffo, the Vampyre Slayer)" is a parody of two of the most beloved American stage classics, Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman" and Tennessee Williams' "The Glass Menagerie.
Author: Edward Morneau
"Willy Loman, Nosferatu (or Biffo, the Vampyre Slayer)" is a parody of two of the most beloved American stage classics, Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman" and Tennessee Williams' "The Glass Menagerie." It turns out that the "Loman Line" is not Miller's lacerating examination of the selling of the American dream and his sympathy for the soul of the everyman, but a line of the Undead (Nosferatu) that have left a ruinous legacy of lunacy and calamity behind them. Willy Loman finds himself brought back to life and seeks revenge, while his two sons somehow become involved with the Wingfield family from "A Glass Menagerie," who have all found themselves reunited in Queens fifteen years after Willy's "first death." Wally of WPDP3 says, "Read the first two and cry; read the third and wonder why."
It's also a musical! This is the second parody of great literature Morneau has authored. His first, "Willy Loman, Nosferatu," speaks for itself and yet doesn't speak at all, as it is not yet a book on tape.
Author: Edward Morneau
"Billy Budd, WTF?" is a parody of Herman Melville's classic "Billy Budd," specifically the play adaptation by Louis O. Coxe and Robert Chapman, which strips Melville's story to the bone in search of the mighty themes of Law, Order, Justice, Authority, Conscience, Good and Evil. Morneau dispenses with these themes and pursues more useful themes such as: What if you were fighting against the French and instead of them shooting cannonballs from their guns they shot fine French cuisine? What would you fire back? What if your crew mates were Frankenstein, the Wolfman, Dracula, Zorro, James Joyce and a guy named Ranch Dressing? Would you fit in? What if the force of evil on this war time cruise was a man who made lesser men laugh themselves to death? Can anything be that funny? What if you were captain of this ship but were more interested in puppet making and pantaloons? Do these obsessions give him moral authority? What if the bilge rats on your ship sang at certain intervals and functioned as a Greek chorus? Would you sing along? Somehow all of this comes together to entertain, to indict war and bad chowder, and bring about some of Melville's themes in ways that perplex this writer. It's also a musical! This is the second parody of great literature Morneau has authored. His first, "Willy Loman, Nosferatu," speaks for itself and yet doesn't speak at all, as it is not yet a book on tape.
"The Tangles" is a novella geared to young and adult readers. It is about three eighth graders and the caretaker of Egan's pond in Maine who discover a submerged UFO in this pond and the secrets occurring within the mysterious craft. These secrets affect the water and flora surrounding the pond in unusual ways and raise the curiosity of strangers and authorities who want to investigate these changes. To the children and the caretaker, this threatens the stability of the pond and its occupants, as well as the secret. "The Tangles" has no monsters, no aliens, no dark forces, and no violence driving its narrative. But it does have a profound lesson about childhood, hope, curiosity, life, and the how we are connected to our astonishing universe.
"Pineapple Hands" is the long-awaited volume of poetry and prose by Norwood appliance repairman Warsaw Santiago. With an Introduction and an array of digital collages by Edward Morneau, PH is a fectile and not uncertain accomplishment of art and literature. Using the ancient koan as a framing device, Santiago explores themes as varied as 'Beauty', 'Truth, ' and 'The UPS." Here are a few samples: On Not Knowing One's License Has Expired... The rancorous dog does not forget his rancor When he feasts upon the substance of his daily meal, Yet, grows as a weed in rancor When not reminded of his hunger Because of the rancorous weed. On Happiness... Impossible it is to find joy on the beach of sorrow, With so much sand and not enough time To count on a million laughs. On Authority... Authority's grim, lad- 'Specially when it sits down And thinks. Who knows what's at rest: The mind or the ass? Santiago revisits the myth of "Babel" in his short story, "The Frog Tree"; laughter in Hell with "Puritans Go Swimmin'; and law and the death of the haberdasher in "Attorneys for Larry." Literary critic, Arthur Science writes, "Pineapple hands, if anything, is the answer to all of life's riddles." Morneau's collages complement the mystery of the Polish-Bolivian poet, and while his own obsessions with the rare Monkeymen from the ancient Jungles of Malta may be off putting to airy summer readers, those in the winter of their discontent will love these works. "Lincoln & the Serpent in a Fishtank," "Dragon Flowerhead Johnny," and "Annie Oakley & Rip Van Winkle in No Man's Land" are among the many that will leave you horrified and charmed. Santiago was an excellent repairman for Maytag and Sears, but rails against front loaders, which Morneau explores in his Introduction. As a result, Santiago now lives in exile with the Rolling Stones. Morneau is the author of several books--"Willy Loman, Nosferatu," "Billy Budd, WTF?", and "Teacher on Rye" and has enough Santiago's koans to publish at least seventeen more books of his work.
This student edition of George Orwell's 1984 Focus Study Guide is nearly the same as the teacher edition, except that it does not have the recommended objective assessments, which are normally geared to a district's learning frameworks.
This student edition of George Orwell's 1984 Focus Study Guide is nearly the same as the teacher edition, except that it does not have the recommended objective assessments, which are normally geared to a district's learning frameworks. The highlights feature fully annotated and in-depth analyses of the following: "Goldstein's Book," Orwell's essays on "Nationalism" and "Politics of the English Language," and Christopher Hitchens' "Why Orwell Matters." Reading comprehension questions and models of essay and research writing mirror the in-depth pursuit of meaning of this great work of literature. General considerations of myth, archetype, satire, nationalism, fascism, essential questions that apply to any work of literature, and complete bibliographies of dystopian literature, film, and graphic novels make this focus guide a complete resource for parallel and further studies.
Actually it was a Willy Loman, Death of a Salesman delusion of grandeur. ... It was a frightening sight, almost as bad as my childhood vision of Frank as a bat-eared Nosferatu, sleeping off the day in that little bedroom which smelled ...
Author: Thom Jones
Publisher: Hachette UK
Thom Jones made his literary debut in The New Yorker in 1991. Within six months his stories appeared in Harper's, Esquire, Mirabella, Story, Buzz, and in The New Yorker twice more. "The Pugilist at Rest" - the title story from this stunning collection - took first place in Prize Stories 1993: The O. Henry Awards and was selected for inclusion in Best American Short Stories 1992. He is a writer of astonishing talent. Jones's stories - whether set in the combat zones of Vietnam or the brittle social and intellectual milieu of an elite New England college, whether recounting the poignant last battles of an alcoholic ex-fighter or the hallucinatory visions of an American wandering lost in Bombay in the aftermath of an epileptic fugue - are fueled by an almost brutal vision of the human condition, in a world without mercy or redemption. Physically battered, soul-sick, and morally exhausted, Jones's characters are yet unable to concede defeat: his stories are infused with the improbable grace of the spirit that ought to collapse, but cannot. For in these extraordinary pieces of fiction, it is not goodness that finally redeems us, but the heart's illogical resilience, and the ennobling tenacity with which we cling to each other and to our lives. The publication of The Pugilist at Rest is a major literary event, heralding the arrival of an electrifying new voice in American fiction, and a writer of magnificent depth and range. With these eleven stories, Thom Jones takes his place among the ranks of this country's most important authors.
Why do we watch movies? If we read in search of more life, as Harold Bloom is fond of saying, then we watch movies, this book proposes, in search of wonder. We watch movies in search of awe-inspiring visions, transformative experiences, and moments of emotional transcendence and spiritual sublimity. We watch movies for many of the same reasons that we engage in religion: to fill our ordinary evenings and weekends with something of the extraordinary; to connect our isolated, individual selves to something that is greater than ourselves; and because we yearn for something that is ineffable but absolutely indispensable. This book, through an exploration of some of the most intriguing films of the past two decades, illustrates how movies are partners with religion in inspiring, conveying, and helping us experience what Abraham Joshua Heschel refers to as "radical amazement": the sense that our material universe and our ordinary lives are filled with more wonders than we can ever imagine, and that it takes spiritually—as well as cinematically—trained eyes to uncover these ever-present ocular gems. In addition to illustrating how films utilize religious themes and theological motifs to convey a sense of wonder, this book offers new interpretations of key films from canonical American directors such as Martin Scorsese, Terrence Malick, Richard Linklater, Wes Anderson, and the Coen brothers.
workings of protagonist Willy Loman's mind ( the original title of Miller's play was “ The Inside of His Head ” ) . ... Early films like Robert Wiene's The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari ( 1920 ) , Friedrich Murnau's Nosferatu ( 1922 ) ...
Author: David Galens
Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning
Category: Literary Collections
Alphabetical entries include an introduction, plot summary, author biography, character analysis, and critical overview of style and historical context
... Penny Harzi (Vampire #3), Sam Hendrix (Vampire #5), JoAnn Imre (Vampire #19), Allen Lowman (Dr. Loveless/Chick), ... footage] [uncredited]), Max Schreck (Dracula-Nosferatu [edited from “Nosferatu”] [archive footage] [uncredited]), ...
Author: John Edgar Browning
Category: Social Science
This is a comprehensive sourcebook on the world’s most famous vampire, with more than 700 citations of domestic and international Dracula films, television programs, documentaries, adult features, animated works, and video games, as well as nearly a thousand comic books and stage adaptations. While they vary in length, significance, quality, genre, moral character, country, and format, each of the cited works adopts some form of Bram Stoker’s original creation, and Dracula himself, or a recognizable vampiric semblance of Dracula, appears in each. The book includes contributions from Dacre Stoker, David J. Skal, Laura Helen Marks, Dodd Alley, Mitch Frye, Ian Holt, Robert Eighteen-Bisang, and J. Gordon Melton.
... 313 , 335-336 , 345 ; Death of a Salesman , 155 , 335 , 345 minstrel show , 51 ; sexuality within , 57 mise - en ... 354 Murnau , F. W. , 120 ; Nosferatu , 119–120 music : use in film , 259–260 music and dance : use in playwriting ...
Author: Robert Knopf
Publisher: Yale University Press
Category: Performing Arts
This is the first book in more than twenty-five years to examine the complex historical, cultural, and aesthetic relationship between theater and film, and the effect that each has had on the other’s development.Robert Knopf here assembles essays from performers, directors, writers, and critics that illuminate this ongoing inquiry. The book is divided into five parts—historical influence, comparisons and contrasts, writing, directing, and acting—with interludes by major artists whose work and words have shaped the development of theater and film. A comprehensive bibliography and filmography support further work in this area.The book contains contributions from Susan Sontag, Stanley Kauffmann, Sarah Bey-Cheng, Bertolt Brecht, Ingmar Bergman, Harold Pinter, David Mamet, Julia Taymor, Judi Dench, Sam Waterston, Orson Welles, Antonin Artaud, and Milos Forman, among others.
... 9 Miller, Arthur, Death of a Salesman, 97–8 Milosz, Czeslaw, 9 Mirbeau, Octave, Le Jardin des supplices (novel), ... 2, 30, 51, 160, 169n Nigger of the “Narcissus”, The, 13 Nosferatu (F. W. Murneau), 162 Nostromo, 16 O'Casey, Sean, ...
Author: Richard J. Hand
Category: Literary Criticism
Although the dramatic dimension to Joseph Conrad's fiction is frequently acknowledged, his own experiments in drama have traditionally been marginalized. However, in all of Conrad's plays we see a distinct effort to investigate seriously the dramatic form and some of his plays are startlingly ahead of their time. Furthermore, all of the plays are adaptations and comprise One Day More , based on Tomorrow , Laughing Anne , based on Because of the Dollars, Victory: A Drama and The Secret Agent . The creation of these reveals much about the history, theory and practice of this fascinating cultural process.
... the machinations of the satanic head of an insane asylum—as well as Friedrich Murnau's Nosferatu (1922) and Fritz ... and staging of such plays as Thornton Wilder's The Skin of Our Teeth and Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman, ...
Author: M.H. Abrams
Publisher: Cengage Learning
First published over fifty years ago, A GLOSSARY OF LITERARY TERMS remains an essential text for all serious students of literature. Now fully updated to reflect the latest scholarship on recent and rapidly evolving critical theories, the eleventh edition contains a complete glossary of essential literary terms presented as a series of engaging, beautifully crafted essays that explore the terms, place them in context, and suggest related entries and additional reading. This indispensable, authoritative, and highly affordable reference covers terms useful in discussing literature and literary history, theory, and criticism. Perfect as a core text for introductory literary theory or as a supplement to any literature course, this classic work is an invaluable reference that students can continue to use throughout their academic and professional careers. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
... 10, 12, 16; Death of a Salesman, 12 Miquis, Alejandro,4 Miralles, Alberto, 15, 17, 18 Miras, Domingo, 13,19 Miró, ... 48–51; Aquelarre y la noche roja de Nosferatu,23; No es verdad, 50; Te quiero, zorra, 50 Obey, André, 16 Odorico, ...
Author: Maria M Delgado
Category: Performing Arts
Beginning with a reassessment of the 1920s and 30s, this text looks beyond a consideration of just the most successful Spanish playwrights of the time, and discusses also the work of directors, theorists, actors and designers.
All My Sons; Death of a Salesman Film Forum-15 Vandam St (929-2994) 11/1-4, at 7:45: Lives of Animators Waverly. 6th Ave at 3rd St (929-8037) Breaking Away ... Nosferatu, the Vampyre IV. Peeping Tom. Loews Astor Plaza, Bdway at 44th ...
New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.
... Count Dracula's 114-yearold “teenage” daughter; Mavis's Uncle Gene, a Nosferatu-like creature; Hank N. Stein, ... Voices:Jamai Loman as Frog; Lotte Lohr as Pig; Levivan Kempen as Rat; Rop Verheijen as Hare; Daphne Groot as Duck; ...
Author: William D. Crump
Category: Performing Arts
Since the early 20th century, animated Christmas cartoons have brightened the holiday season around the world—first in theaters, then on television. From devotional portrayals of the Nativity to Santa battling villains and monsters, this encyclopedia catalogs more than 1,800 international Christmas-themed cartoons and others with year-end themes of Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and the New Year. Explore beloved television specials such as A Charlie Brown Christmas, theatrical shorts such as Santa’s Workshop, holiday episodes from animated television series like American Dad! and The Simpsons, feature films like The Nutcracker Prince and obscure productions such as The Insects’ Christmas, along with numerous adaptations and parodies of such classics as A Christmas Carol and Twas the Night before Christmas.
Papillon Patton Volker Schlondorff ( Director ) • Death of a Salesman Peter Sasdy ( Director ) The Devil Within Her ... Diana Scarwid • Extremities Heat Joseph Schildkraut The Garden of Allah The King of Kings Max Schreck Nosferatu ...
... Max : Nosferatu , 774 189 Schreiber , Avery : Avery Schreiber — Live from the Second Scheydt , Karl : American Soldier ... Jett : Buying Time , 156 Death of a Salesman , 854 Schultz , Tom : Eyes of the Serpent , 344 ; In the Time of ...
Author: Mick Martin
Category: Motion pictures
Rates more than 17,000 movies on video. Cross-indexed by director and star. More than 800 new entries.
Malkovich received praise both Nosferatu ( 1922 ) actually is the part is an international sensation whose domestically ... After a shot of the revival of Death of a Salesman , " later Films Revisited , Robin Wood outlines camera lens ...
M. GreeneEas ..214 " Nosferatu ' : A play on the vampire by Francisco Nieva . ... J. Chambers .257 Understanding ' Death of a Salesman ' : A student casebook to issues , sources , and historical documents , by B. Murphy , S.C.W. ...