Jana Sanskriti:Forum Theatre and Democracy in India Sanjoy Ganguly
Art and Conscientization:Forum Theatre in Uganda Rwanda DR Congo and South Sudan. 1 Auflage Claus Schrowange
[The Romans], thinking that it might be some help to the allies [Britons], whom they were forced to abandon, constructed a strong stone wall from sea to sea, in a straight line between the towns that had been there built for fear of the enemy, where Severus also had formerly built a rampart. (Bede´s description of Hadrian´s Wall in the Middle Ages) The Romans were master builders, and much of what they built has stood the test of time. Throughout their vast empire, they have left grand structures, from the Forum and Pantheon in Rome to the theatres and hippodromes of North Africa and the triumphal gates in Anatolia and France. Wherever they went, the Romans built imposing structures to show their power and ability, and one of their most impressive constructions was built on the northernmost fringe of the empire. In 55 BCE Julius Caesar was still dealing with Gaul, but that year he also led the first Romans into Britain, accusing tribes there of aiding the Gauls against him. With winter fast approaching, Caesar´s forces did not make their way far into the mainland that year. But the following year Caesar´s soldiers advanced into the island´s interior and conquered a large swath of territory before a revolt in Gaul once again drew him back across the channel. The Romans eventually established enough of a presence to set up the outpost of Londinium, which ultimately morphed into one of the world´s most famous cities today - London. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Phillip J. Mather. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/032584/bk_acx0_032584_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim and actor Greg Kinnear on this edition of Fresh Air. Sondheim was mentored by Oscar Hammerstein, and went on to revolutionize musical theatre. His first major success was writing lyrics for West Side Story. He also composed the music and wrote the lyrics for A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Follies, and A Little Night Music to name a few. In 1954 he wrote the musical Saturday Night but it wasn´t performed for 40 years. Kinnear plays a soap opera star in the new film Nurse Betty. His other films include As Good As It Gets (for which he was nominated for an Academy Award) and Sabrina. (Broadcast Date: September 14, 2000) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Terry Gross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/whyy/000914/rt_whyy_000914_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Saki was the pen-name of Hector Hugh Munro. One of the wittiest of all short-story writers, he was born in 1870 in Burma where his father, a Scots army officer, was stationed. He was one when the family returned to England to live in North Devon. When his mother died his father, returning to serve in India, put Hector and his brothers and sisters into the care of his own mother and two sisters. The children’s childhood with their aunts was miserable. The aunts hated each other, quarrelled fiercely, and bullied the children mentally. They saw little of other children, and Hector’s main enjoyment was drawing. After some tuition with a governess he went to school in Exmouth, and later to Bedford Grammar School. In 1886 his father retired . A kindly man, he took the children to Normandy, to Dresden, to Prague , and to Davos, where they rode, climbed and played tennis, and Hector took lessons in pastel from a painter of birds of prey. As a young man, Hector went as a Police Official to Burma, but returned after two years, made ill by the climate. Recovering, he became a political correspondent for the Morning Post, living in the Balkans, in Warsaw, in Petersburg, and in Paris. He also began publishing the entertaining short stories that made him famous. In 1908 he settled in London, writing stories, playing bridge, and enjoying theatre and ballet. When the Great War broke out he enlisted in the ranks. On 14th November 1916, crouching with others in a shallow muddy shell-crater before an attack on Beaumont Hamel, he was heard to shout ‘Put that bloody cigarette out’ A moment later he was shot through the head. This volume includes four of his best loved stories: ´´The Man on the Hill´´, ´´The Cobweb´´, ´´The Interlopers´´, and ´´The Hounds of Fate´´, read by Patrick Barlow. Patrick has appeared on stage nationwide in such productions as Loot and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, and his many television appeara 1. Language: English. Narrator: Patrick Barlow. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/copy/000272/bk_copy_000272_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.