Judi: Behind the Scenes [EPUB]
04 February 2015, 07:57
2014 | EPUB | 36.19MB
From her first theatrical roles as a teenager in York to her scene-stealing performances as 'M' in the James Bond films, Dame Judi Dench's professional life has consisted of non-stop acting, leading to numerous accolades, including an Academy Award for her performance as Queen Elizabeth I in Shakespeare in Love.
Behind the Scenes is a candid blend of reminiscences and photos, many of them never-before-seen from her personal collection. It's a uniquely personal take on her life and brilliant career, showing her off-stage as well as on. Looking back, she provides her millions of fans with reflections and remembrances of those who have mattered to her most - her family, fellow actors, directors and writers - communicating them with the truth and insight that is the hallmark of her acting. Behind the Scenes takes up where her New York Times bestselling memoir and furthermore left off. Dame Judi looks back on the last few years to talk about her role as "M" in the Bond films, the joy of ensemble acting in The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, the chance to tell the story of the heroic woman at the center of Philomena, her joy in appearing with other great actresses in the MaterpieceTheatre Cranford and her return to the stage in Peter and Alice.
Tireless in her desire to perfect her craft, she says "I simply want to go on acting. I suppose I could always be wheeled on stage if necessary. The great thing about acting is that it never ends."
The Angel of Bang Kwang Prison [EPUB]
04 February 2015, 07:33
2011 | EPUB | 0.4MB
Susan Aldous had been on a path to self-destruction when she decided to give her life to others instead of wasting it away in Melbournes dark underbelly. Working as a Playboy bunny girl, an admirer sponsored her to travel abroad for charity. She left a world of drugs and petty crime behind and moved to Singapore, then to Thailand to work on a nine day project helping the socially disadvantaged. 18 years later she is still there. A single mother with no salary and few possessions, she devotes her life to helping others, visiting prisoners who have nobody else to turn to.
Elizabeth Gurley Flynn: Modern American Revolutionary [EPUB]
04 February 2015, 03:30
2015 | EPUB | 5.25MB
In 1906, fifteen-year old Elizabeth Gurley Flynn mounted a soapbox in Times Square to denounce capitalism and proclaim a new era for women’s freedom. Quickly recognized as a formidable public speaker and organizer, she devoted her life to creating a socialist America “free from poverty, exploitation, greed and injustice.” Flynn became the most important female leader of the Industrial Workers of the World and of the American Communist Party, fighting tirelessly for workers’ rights to organize and to express dissenting ideas. Weaving together Flynn’s personal and political life, this biography reveals previously unrecognized connections between feminism, socialism, free love, and free speech. Flynn’s remarkable career casts new light on the long and varied history of radicalism in the United States.