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Author: Anat Zanger
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Keywords: carmen, ripley, disguise, ritual, remakes, film
Number of Pages: 172
The first full-length history of the remake in cinema, Film Remakes as Ritual and Disguise is also the first book to explore how and why these stories are told. Anat Zanger focuses on contemporary retellings of three particular tales—Joan of Arc, Carmen, and Psycho—to reveal what she calls the remake’s “rituals of disguise.” Joan of Arc, Zanger demonstrates, later appears as the tough, androgynous Ripley in the blockbuster Alien series and the God-ridden Bess in Lars Von Trier’s Breaking the Waves. Ultimately, these remake chains offer evidence of the archetypes of our own age, cu
Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Classic Books Company
Keywords: lost, labour, love
Number of Pages: 424
In this charming comedy of manners, a well-intentioned king vows to forego all fleshly delights, setting the stage for romantic hijinks. The customary Shakespearean comic elements -- lovers in disguise, a witty clown, and sparkling repartee -- make it a joy for all.
Author: Tariq Mehmood
Number of Pages: 52
Half Brother is a disabled boy who is teased by his arrogant brothers. One day their exasperated father orders them all into the jungle to fend for themselves. They get lost and end up being enticed into a house by a kind old lady. Six of the brothers scoff the food provided by the old lady and fall asleep, but Half Brother stays awake, suspecting that she is really a demon in disguise. Unique among folktales, Half Brother is the only disabled folk hero. He is at once beautiful and brave. What he lacks in physical strength he makes up for in intelligence and wit.
Author: Heidi Charissa Schmidt
Publisher: Illumination Arts Pub. Co.
Number of Pages: 44
Each spring, the people of Summerville gather to prevent the dreaded Murkles from entering their village. Unfortunately, this year there are more of the strange, smelly creatures than ever. When Juliana allows one little Murkle to waddle into town, she witnesses something truly amazing. She now knows exactly what to do, but will the mayor listen? So begins this story of a young girl who helps the people understand that their Murkle problem ?and others that soon follow ? are actually blessings in disguise. Mary Gregg Byrne's playful illustrations add whimsy to Heidi Schmidt's imaginative tale o
Author: Marilyn Seguin
Publisher: Branden Books
Keywords: soldier, spy, union, army, edmonds, emma, calls, story, sarah, duty
Number of Pages: 148
At least 400 women enlisted and fought on both sides during the terrible national conflict that was the War Between the States. Their reasons for enlisting ranged from wanting to stay with their husbands or lovers to patriotism and a firm dedication to the cause for which they fought. Most of these women disguised themselves as men, and some were soon discovered and discharged. A few women fought in the war and their identity was never discovered. This book is about one of those young women, Sarah Emma Edmonds, whose identity was apparently never revealed until many years after the war ended.