Reviews

A Whack on the Side of the Head By Roger von Oech

A Whack on the side of the head “How you can be more Creative”
By Roger von Oech
Illustrated by George Willett
First published 1983 Business Plus, Grand Central Publishing, New York – Boston, USA, ISBN: 978 0911121 13 7
Ebook edition published 2011 by Creative Think, California, USA. ePubEdition.com. xxx number of pages
An interesting and informative read, written in a relaxed, undemanding and engaging style supported by cleverly thought out illustrations. The author presents his arguments through metaphors, analogies and researched accounts and states that this publication is “intended as a fun and informative read” and sets forth to make it so through his light phrasing of similes and arguments. He admits the influence of and his admiration for Greek philosopher Heraclitus (c.500bc) and uses him as a keystone for his thesis, referring to Heraclitus as the “first creative teacher”.

By (Author): 
Patrick M
Published on: 
Friday, 16 November, 2012

The Wayward Gentleman, John Theophilus Potter & The Smock Alley Theatre

This story is set around Dublin and Cork theatre world of the late 18th century. Patricia Watkins sets out the cityscapes of Dublin and Cork, their society and their theatre society of the time.

Published by: 
Down Design Publications (6 April 2012)
Published on: 
Monday, 4 June, 2012
Format: 
Kindle Edition, $5.84 for Kindle £3.06
Isbn: 
Down Design Publications (6 April 2012)

The Wayward Gentleman, John Theophilus Potter & The Smock Alley Theatre by Patricia Watkins
This story is set around Dublin and Cork theatre world of the late 18th century. Patricia Watkins sets out the cityscapes of Dublin and Cork, their society and their theatre society of the time. The interaction of her characters with historical Theatrical events, real persons such as Thomas Sheridan, father of Richard Brinsley Sheridan, David Garrick and real locations such as the Smock Alley Theatre, puts the place of theatre in the lives of the rich aristocracy and the poor city slum dwellers of 18th century Dublin and Cork into an interesting and understandable context.
Patricia Watkins description of the touring company’s adventures while traveling from Dublin to Cork and back on their annual summer tour makes for interesting reading in its self.
For students of Theatre History, Scenography, professional practitioners and educators, this is a useful, researched and constructed historical novel the helps the reader visualise in context,  the theatres and theatre life of 18th century Dublin and Cork.
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Making the Scene

Making the Scene

By (Author): 
Brockett, Oscar G. Mitchell, Margaret. Hardberger, Linda
Published by: 
Tobin Theatre Arts Fund, San Antonio, Texas, USA
Published on: 
Thursday, 11 May, 1995
Format: 
book
Isbn: 
978-0-292-72273-
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