Set the Stage! is a collection of essays on teaching Italian language, literature, and culture through theater. From theoretical background to course models, this book provides all the resources that teachers and students need to incorporate the rich and abundant Italian theater tradition into the curriculum. Features of the book include ? the ?Director's Handbook,” a comprehensive guide with detailed instructions for every step of the process, from choosing a text to the final performance, ? an exclusive interview with Nobel laureate Dario Fo, ? a foreword by prize-winning author Dacia Maraini.
Great minds think alike . . . Jake's class is gearing up for Living History Night. Every student has to do a report about a famous person in history on stage, in front of the whole school. But Jake has major stage fright . . . POP! Fortunately, Jake has some tiny geniuses to help him break a leg! First Lady of Song Ella Fitzgerald and Founding Father Benjamin Franklin know just what Jake needs. But can they help him without spilling the secret of the magic wishing well?
This exciting new activity guide successfully introduces science, math, and nutrition concepts to toddlers. The importance of laying a strong foundation of critical thinking skills is recognized in this book, which details the abilities learned and practiced with each exercise. Thorough explanations of the scientific, mathematic, or nutritional principles accompany each activity, so no outside research is necessary -- it's all included for hassle-free lessons! Developmentally appropriate variations are also listed for reinforcing concepts while adding on to toddlers' knowledge. Each activity is categorized to facilitate integration with older groups. Includes a large annotated bibliography and huge resource list for teachers and homeschoolers.
Release on 1999-10-15 | by Herbert Whittaker,Jonathan Rittenhouse
Author: Herbert Whittaker,Jonathan Rittenhouse
Pubpsher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Category: Performing Arts
In Montreal Whittaker witnessed the early careers of actors such as Christopher Plummer, Gratien Gélinas, John Colicos, Jean Gascon, Denise Pelletier, and Amelia Hall. He worked in close collaboration with many pioneers of the Little Theatre Movement, the Dominion Drama Festival, and Canadian theatre in general, such as Martha Allan, Charles Rittenhouse, and Pierre Dagenais. His involvement with Dagenais' L'Equipe allows him to report on the early days of francophone theatre in Montreal and the cross-fertilization between Martha Allan's Montreal Repertory Theatre and actor-directors such as Dagenais, Gratien Gélinas, and Yvette Brind'Amour. He also gives us glimpses of the early theatrical spaces in the city that no longer exist, as well as some, such as the Salle de Gésu and the Monument-National, that have survived. This engaging memoir of exciting times is prefaced by a personal tribute from Christopher Plummer and set in context through an introduction, chronology, and bibliography by Jonathan Rittenhouse. Illustrated with a selection of Whittaker's stage and costume designs as well as photographs, Setting the Stage provides a captivating visual record of the period and is a must for everyone interested in Canadian theatre, Canadian arts, culture, and Montreal.
Longarm meets some actors studying their lines—of fire! Down in Tombstone, Arizona, some uppity types get together every payday for some invitation-only poker at a fancy-schmancy hotel. But one night, an actor in bellhop duds stages a massacre. Soon after, it happens again at another R.S.V.P. round in Santa Fe. Custis Long’s got a hunch that some actor-assassins are honing their craft across the Southwest. In exchange for private services rendered, he gets himself some stage lessons from the ironically-named actress Modesty—and sets the scene for bringing a lead curtain down on the killers.
Release on 2005-04-01 | by Mrs. Magda E. Kandil,Ms. S. Beidas
The Choice of Exchange Rate Regime
Author: Mrs. Magda E. Kandil,Ms. S. Beidas
Pubpsher: International Monetary Fund
Category: Business & Economics
This paper sheds light on the quantitative behavioral responses of key economic variables in the Palestinian economy in the face of major economic shocks and draws implications for the choice of an exchange rate regime should a decision be taken to introduce a national currency. Time-series regression analysis shows that (i) wages and prices are flexible in the face of various shocks; (ii) the real wage appears rigid in the face of various shocks and increases despite higher unemployment; (iii) an appreciation of the new Israeli Sheqalim real effective exchange rate decreases exports and imports; and (iv) money demand appears stable in the face of exchange rate shocks. Although a fixed exchange rate system may initially be desirable to establish credibility of the new currency, some flexibility of the exchange rate is desirable over time.
Teams have more talent and experience, more diverse resources, and greater operating flexibility than individual performers. So why do so many teams either struggle unpleasantly toward an unsatisfactory conclusion-or, worse, crash and burn shortly after launch? J. Richard Hackman, one of the world's leading experts on group and organizational behavior, argues that the answer to this puzzle is rooted in flawed thinking about team leadership. It is not a leader's management style that determines how well a team performs, but how well a leader designs and supports a team so that members can managethemselves. According to Hackman, cookie-cutter formulas and prescribed leadership styles often backfire because they place far too much emphasis on the leader as the primary cause of team behavior. InLeading Teams, he identifies the key conditions that any leader can put in place to increase the likelihood of team success-regardless of his or her personality or preferred style of operating. Through extensive research and compelling examples ranging from orchestras to economic analysts to airline cockpit crews, Hackman identifies five conditions that set the stage for great performances: a real team, a compelling direction, an enabling team structure, a supportive organizational context, and the availability of competent coaching. Leading Teamsoutlines what leaders can do to structure, support, and guide teams in a way that · enhances the social processes essential to collective work; · builds shared commitment, skills, and task-appropriate coordination strategies; · helps members troubleshoot problems and spot emerging opportunities; and · captures experiences and translates them into shared knowledge. Out of these conditions, Hackman argues, the very best teams emerge-teams that exceed client expectations, grow in capability over time, and contribute to the learning and personal fulfillment of individual members. Authoritative, practical, and astutely realistic,Leading Teamsoffers a new and provocative way of thinking about and leading work teams in any organizational setting. AUTHORBIO:J. Richard Hackmanis the Cahners-Rabb Professor of Social and Organizational Psychology at Harvard University. He resides in Bethany, Connecticut, and Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Release on 2012-01-03 | by Scott Doorley,Scott Witthoft,Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford University
How to Set the Stage for Creative Collaboration
Author: Scott Doorley,Scott Witthoft,Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford University
Pubpsher: John Wiley & Sons
"If you are determined to encourage creativity and provide acollaborative environment that will bring out the best in people,you will want this book by your side at all times." —Bill Moggridge, Director of the Smithsonian'sCooper-Hewitt National Design Museum "Make Space is an articulate account about theimportance of space; how we think about it, build it and thrive init." —James P. Hackett, President and CEO, Steelcase An inspiring guidebook filled with ways to alter space tofuel creative work and foster collaboration. Based on the work at the Stanford University d.school and itsEnvironments Collaborative Initiative, MakeSpace is a tool that shows how space can be intentionallymanipulated to ignite creativity. Appropriate for designers chargedwith creating new spaces or anyone interested in revamping anexisting space, this guide offers novel and non-obvious strategiesfor changing surroundings specifically to enhance the ways in whichteams and individuals communicate, work, play--and innovate. Inside are: Tools--tips on how to build everything from furniture, towall treatments, and rigging Situations--scenarios, and layouts for sparking creativeactivities Insights--bite-sized lessons designed to shortcut yourlearning curve Space Studies--candid stories with lessons on creatingspaces for making, learning, imagining, and connecting Design Template--a framework for understanding, planning,and building collaborative environments Make Space is a new and dynamic resource for activatingcreativity, communication and innovation across institutions,corporations, teams, and schools alike. Filled with tips andinstructions that can be approached from a wide variety ofangles, Make Space is a ready resource forempowering anyone to take control of an environment.
Both companies and HR consultants consider communication to be the most important social skill for the future. For you as a product manager, good communication skills are decisive, both for your career and to ensure that you deliver a successful product. Yet we often still hear complaints about communication not functioning well with other departments and about the lack of acceptance of product management in many companies. Using examples from the real world of business, this unique self-help guide looks at the typical communication difficulties which often arise and highlights potential solutions. There are also several exercises for you to test your new knowledge. The communication skills you acquire will simplify your everyday working life: You will improve your communication skills. You will learn how to convey information more effectively and how to convince stakeholders of your ideas.You will enhance your ability to pose tactical questions in order to increase your knowledge of the market. You will build up skills which will enable you to deliver customer-focused product management. Your company will benefit in different ways: senior management will be able to make decisions faster and development teams will be able to carry out their development work according to real market requirements. In addition, the sales team will find selling easier and employees will get more enjoyment out of their work. I wish you every success in putting these ideas into practice. You will soon find you are experiencing more acceptance from the various departments you deal with.
Release on 2010-04-06 | by Ellen Finkelstein,Gurdy Leete,Mary Leete
Author: Ellen Finkelstein,Gurdy Leete,Mary Leete
Pubpsher: John Wiley & Sons
A full-color guide for getting rewarding results with Flash CS5! Flash is used in the creation of web animation, games, media rich websites, presentations, and more. Adobe's Flash CS5 product has been divided into three separate products custom-tailored for different audiences, and this book covers the Professional product; the traditional animation/media serving tool; and Catalyst, the web/interface design tool. This book provides a fun and friendly full-color guide to Flash and all it can do to add some flair to your site. Walks you through both Professional and Catalyst as well as the traditional Flash animation tool Offers guidance for getting acquainted with the interface; creating images, objects, text, and layers for animation; and working with symbols and buttons Introduces using Flash for online publishing and mobile designs Addresses how to turn existing images into interactive sites or interfaces with Catalyst Offers helpful tips on troubleshooting and best practices for creating interactive websites Using the knowledge you gain from Flash CS5 Professional & Flash CS5 Catalyst For Dummies, you’ll quickly prove that you are not a flash in the pan!