Tales of a Tiller Girl Part 1 of 3

Author: Irene Holland

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007582161

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 102

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A heart-warming nostalgia memoir from a member of the world famous dance troupe, The Tiller Girls. Based in London in the 1930s, 40s and 50s, Irene’s story will transport readers back to a more innocent, simple way of life.

Tales of a Tiller Girl

Author: Irene Holland,Heather Bishop

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780007582143

Category: Dancers

Page: 304

View: 9312


A heart-warming nostalgia memoir from a member of the world famous dance troupe, The Tiller Girls. Based in London in the 1930s, 40s and 50s, Irene's story will transport readers back to a more innocent, simple way of life. This is the story of a little girl who loved to dance. Growing up in London in the 1930s, dancing was so much more to Irene than just a hobby. It was her escape and it took her off into another world away from the harsh realities of life. A fairytale world away from the horrors of WW2, from the grief of losing her father and missing her mother who she didn't see for three years while she was drafted to help with the war effort. And far away from her cold-hearted grandparents who treated her like an inconvenience.Finally it led to her winning a place as a Tiller Girl; the world's most famous dance troupe known for their 32-and-a-half high kicks a minute and precise, symmetrical routines. For four years she opened and closed the show at the prestigious London Palladium and performed on stage alongside huge stars such as Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole and Judy Garland.It was a strange mixture of glamour and bloody hard work but it was certainly never dull. And being a Tiller Girl also gave Irene the opportunity to see firsthand the devastating effects of WW2, both here and abroad.Heart-warming, enlightening and wonderfully uplifting, Irene's evocative story will transport readers back to a time when every town and holiday resort had several theatres and when dance troupes like The Tiller Girls were the epitome of glitz and glamour.

The Tale of a Cheltenham Lady

Author: Elizabeth Gillard

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1848761481

Category: Cheltenham (England)

Page: 129

View: 5175


This is a simple tale of a woman, her education, her career, and her family; but, interspersed and interwoven into the story are recurrent references to her life-long struggle to accept and come to terms with the frustrations and complexities of the relationship with her mother.

The Routledge Companion to Musical Theatre

Author: Laura MacDonald,Ryan Donovan

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0429535864

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 838

View: 722


Global in scope and featuring thirty-five chapters from more than fifty dance, music, and theatre scholars and practitioners, The Routledge Companion to Musical Theatre introduces the fundamentals of musical theatre studies and highlights developing global trends in practice and scholarship. Investigating the who, what, when, where, why, and how of transnational musical theatre, The Routledge Companion to Musical Theatre is a comprehensive guide for those studying the components of musical theatre, its history, practitioners, audiences, and agendas. The Companion expands the study of musical theatre to include the ways we practice and experience musicals, their engagement with technology, and their navigation of international commercial marketplaces. The Companion is the first collection to include global musical theatre in each chapter, reflecting the musical’s status as the world’s most popular theatrical form. This book brings together practice and scholarship, featuring essays by leading and emerging scholars alongside luminaries such as Chinese musical theatre composer San Bao, Tony Award-winning star André De Shields, and Tony Award-winning director Diane Paulus. This is an essential resource for students on theatre and performance courses and an invaluable text for researchers and practitioners in these areas of study.

The Routledge Companion to Dance Studies

Author: Helen Thomas,Stacey Prickett

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315306530

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 510

View: 6804


The Routledge Companion to Dance Studies maps out the key features of dance studies as the field stands today, while pointing to potential future developments. It locates these features both historically—within dance in particular social and cultural contexts—and in relation to other academic influences that have impinged on dance studies as a discipline. The editors use a thematically based approach that emphasizes that dance scholarship does not stand alone as a single entity, but is inevitably linked to other related fields, debates, and concerns. Authors from across continents have contributed chapters based on theoretical, methodological, ethnographic, and practice-based case studies, bringing together a wealth of expertise and insight to offer a study that is in-depth and wide-ranging. Ideal for scholars and upper-level students of dance and performance studies, The Routledge Companion to Dance Studies challenges the reader to expand their knowledge of this vibrant, exciting interdisciplinary field.

American Myths, Legends, and Tall Tales: An Encyclopedia of American Folklore [3 volumes]

Author: Christopher R. Fee,Jeffrey B. Webb

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1610695682

Category: Social Science

Page: 1160

View: 9348


A fascinating survey of the entire history of tall tales, folklore, and mythology in the United States from earliest times to the present, including stories and myths from the modern era that have become an essential part of contemporary popular culture. • Presents a compelling mix of some 500 entries drawn from traditional Native American and European American culture as well as Mexican American, African American, Chinese American, and other national traditions • Includes numerous primary documents that help readers to pinpoint and understand the origins of different myths and legends as well as how they evolve over time • Features a wide variety of entries drawn from newer traditions of science fiction, urban legends, and conspiracy theories • Supplies bibliographic references with each entry that include websites for further reading and research

A Tale of Love and Darkness

Author: Amos Oz

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448163099

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 528

View: 4435


Discover Amos Oz’s most iconic work in this extraordinary memoir that is at once a great family saga and a magical self-portrait of a writer who witnessed the birth of a nation *OVER 2 MILLION COPIES SOLD WORLDWIDE* ‘A hero of mine, a moral as well as literary giant’ Simon Schama Amos Oz's remarkable, moving story takes us on a seductive journey through his childhood and adolescence, along Jerusalem's war-torn streets in the 1940s and '50s and into a small apartment crowded with books in twelve languages and relatives speaking nearly as many. Caught between them is one small boy with the weight of generations on his shoulders. Oz dives into 120 years of family history and paradox, the saga of a Jewish love-hate affair with Europe that sweeps from Vilna and Odessa, via Poland and Prague, to Israel. Farce and heartbreak, history and humanity make up this story of clashing cultures and lives, of suffering and perseverance, of love and darkness. ‘Oz’s greatest work...not only his autobiography, but in a way the biography of Israel before it was created’ David Grossman, Observer

Nostromo; A Tale of the Seaboard

Author: Joseph Conrad

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3368316524

Category: Fiction

Page: 626

View: 5104


Reproduction of the original.

Tales Of The Town (eBook)

Author: Ken Westell

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1471719359

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 4577


This third book from Southend journalist Ken Westell is an enthralling anthology containing twenty short stories, all inspired by life, the people and the places of his hometown of Southend-on-Sea, the sunshine seaside capital of Essex. Ken's tongue-in-cheek tales will delight, amuse, shock and surprise you in equal measure and will appeal to Southenders and non-Southenders alike.

Tales of Terror from the Tunnel's Mouth

Author: Chris Priestley

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408811944

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 288

View: 2568


A boy is put on a train by his stepmother to make his first journey on his own. But soon that journey turns out to be more of a challenge than anyone could have imagined as the train stalls at the mouth of a tunnel and a mysterious woman in white helps the boy while away the hours by telling him stories - stories with a difference.