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Under performing arts we understand all those forms which use the artist's own body, face and presence as a medium. These include dance, music, opera, theater, and circus arts.

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That Reminds Me: Finding the Funny in a Serious World by Michael CloseThis is the audio book edition of That Reminds Me: Finding the Funny in a Serious World. Read by Michael Close. Over five hours of audio. Not just the perfect way to pass the time during long trips or while exercising, this audio book is a master class in the art of joke telling.

Michael Close is an inveterate joke teller whose stories have brought gales of laughter from audiences around the world. For more than twenty years, Michael’s friends and colleagues have eagerly awaited a collection of jokes from his enormous repertoire. That Reminds Me is that compilation – more than 250 of...

2010 / 6 / 4
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Aristophanes' Birds by Hurt McDermott
Hurt McDermott's adaptation of Aristophanes' text is a delight, its breezily contemporary tone easily comprehended by academics and ignorami alike. Literary allusions ("You don't expect me to believe that someone could write an interesting play about The Clouds, do you?") abound, side-by-side with casual colloquialisms—"Trying to kill a bird with two stones, huh?"—and flat-out puns ("I'd forget my head if it weren't attached to the body politic."). - Mary Shen Barnidge, Windy City Times
Most ancient Greek plays are brought into English by Greek scholars. The problem is that Greek scholars...
2010 / 4 / 14
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