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The idea that actors are hypocrites and fakes and therefore dangerous to society was widespread in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Fangs of Malice examines the equation between the vice of hypocrisy and the craft of acting as it appears in antitheatrical tracts, in popular and high culture, and especially in plays of the period. Rousseau and others argue that actors, expert at seeming other than they are, pose a threat to society; yet dissembling seems also to be an inevitable consequence of human social intercourse. The “antitheatrical prejudice” offers a unique perspective on the high value that modern western culture places on sincerity, on being true to one's own self. Taking a cue from the antitheatrical critics themselves, Matthew Wikander structures his book in acts and scenes, each based on a particular slander against actors. A prologue introduces his main issues. Act One deals with the proposition “They Dress Up”: foppish slavery to fashion, cross-dressing, and dressing as clergy. Act Two treats the proposition “They Lie” by focusing on social dissembling and the phenomenon of the self-deceiving hypocrite and the public, princely hypocrite. Act Three, “They Drink,” examines a wide range of antisocial behavior ascribed to actors, such as drinking, gambling, and whoring. An epilogue ties the ancient ideas of possession and the panic that actors inspire to contemporary anxieties about representation not only in theatre but also in the visual and literary arts. Fangs of Malice will be of great interest to scholars and students of drama as well as to theatre professionals and buffs.

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Genre : Performing Arts
Author : Matthew H Wikander
Publisher : University of Iowa Press
Release : 2002
File : 264 Pages
ISBN-13 : 1587294176

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When vampire Sebastian meets Wilhemina Weiss, who, unbeknownst to him, is working undercover at his club Carfax Abbey to reform his wicked ways, he discovers that love bites in a big way when he falls for this holier-than-thou beauty.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Kathy Love
Publisher : Kensington Books
Release : 2009-09-01
File : 311 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780758211361

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Poor Fangs, the tarantula, is terribly lonely and bored with her life in the pet-shop. So when Nathan takes her home, she's more than excited about her new life. But before Nathan can introduce his new pet to his family, he's going to need her help to convince them that spiders aren't just creepy and crawly . . . They're beautiful and brave too! This funny story from the Children's Laureate, Malorie Blackman, is perfect for building confidence in young readers - whether reading aloud or reading alone.

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Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Author : Malorie Blackman
Publisher : Random House
Release : 2015-03-26
File : 80 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781448194797

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Presents an anthology of twenty works about vampires, including contributions by H.P. Lovecraft, Anne Rice, Richard Laymon, and Clive Barker.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Otto Penzler
Publisher : Vintage Books USA
Release : 2010
File : 548 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780307741851

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Bertie is convinced that the grumpy school janitor is a vampire, but locking Mr. Grouch in a shed is probably not a good idea--and that is only the first trouble that Bertie finds in this trio of stories.

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Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Author : Alan MacDonald
Publisher : Capstone
Release : 2012
File : 112 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781434246011

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Author : F. W. Bamford
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Release : 1900
File : 316 Pages
ISBN-13 : MINN:31951002322858R

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Bob Sherman signs on the crew of the yacht Bonito with hopes of revenge, and he’ll need every ounce of his strength and courage to overcome the forces arrayed against him—in Sea Fangs. He’ll take on the forces of nature—a hurricane smashing into the boat off the Venezuelan coast. He’ll stand up to the forces of ignorance—Bonito’s incompetent captain. He’ll defy the forces of corruption—the boat’s owner, who stripped him of his land years ago. And he’ll fight the forces of evil—a ruthless band of pirates who take all aboard, including the owner’s daughter, to the uncharted Island of Death. His fate intertwined with a woman whose father stole everything he valued, Sherman is about to discover that there’s one force as powerful, unpredictable and dangerous as the sea itself ... the force of a beautiful woman’s love. The winds howl, the gunfire cracks, and the intrigue stirs as Sea Fangs puts you in the eye of the storm. “A must for his legions of fans and an impressive tribute to his storytelling skills.” —The Midwest Book Review

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Genre : Fiction
Author : L. Ron Hubbard
Publisher : Galaxy Press LLC
Release : 2010-06-15
File : 120 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781592126088

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Nigel Mullet (vampire, diarist, not-so-heroic hero) puts his leadership—and romantic—skills to the test in this fun, funny, and not-at-all-lame conclusion to the Totally Lame Vampire series. Nigel Mullet finds himself in charge of a vampire coven on a remote Scottish island. As if trying to finish his vampire history homework and impress a vamp girl called Lenora wasn’t enough, Nigel has to spend his time resolving petty disputes. When a new vampire named Viktor joins the coven, Nigel is happy to let him take over. But this newcomer soon proves himself to be a brutal and merciless leader. The hapless Nigel is cajoled into becoming the head of the resistance movement, but will he triumph over his enemy? And perhaps more importantly…will he get the girl?

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Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Author : Tim Collins
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2014-08-26
File : 320 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781481421355

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Moments before he is executed, the killer of famed Vietnam War hero-pilot Hub Walker's daughter makes a startling allegation: the real murderer is Walker's close friend, a prominent U.S. defense contractor. Walker wants to hire somebody willing to spend a few days hunting up information that will refute the convicted killer's groundless but widely reported claims, and help restore his friend's good name. That somebody, as fate would have it, is sardonic civilian flight instructor, would-be Buddhist and retired military assassin Cordell Logan. Thus begins one of the year's most suspenseful mystery-thrillers. A Medal of Honor recipient married to a former Playmate of the Year, Walker resides in the swanky San Diego enclave of La Jolla, overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Logan is convinced that working for Walker will be little more than a paid vacation - a chance to rub shoulders with a living legend while rekindling Logan's relationship with his own enticing ex-wife, Savannah. But after flying to San Diego in his beloved aging Cessna, the Ruptured Duck, Logan is quickly drawn into a vexing and deadly jigsaw puzzle. The deeper he digs, the murkier the truth appears, and the more in danger he finds himself. Who really killed the war hero's daughter, and why? Somebody in "America's Finest City," wants to stop Logan from asking questions, and will stop at nothing to silence him.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : David Freed
Publisher : The Permanent Press
Release : 2013-04-01
File : 272 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781579623333

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The Final Reckoning Laura Caxton's battles against the ancient vampire Justinia Malvern have cost her nearly everything—her badge, her freedom, her friends and family . . . maybe even her humanity. And as she hides out in the deepest backwoods of Pennsylvania, pursued by the cops who were once her colleagues, Laura certainly looks beaten. But as Laura sees it, what little is left of her soul is perfectly adapted to the job of ridding the world of its last vampire. And thanks to the terrible clarity she's found, Laura's come up with a plan—one that will finish Malvern once and for all. But the ever-wily Malvern has a few last aces left to play and is quietly dealing a hand that will involve a terrible fate for the few friends Laura's got left. When the two adversaries meet for the last time in their most epic battle, the vampires will force Laura to pay a price far beyond anything she's sacrificed before.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : David Wellington
Publisher : Broadway Books
Release : 2012-04-24
File : 352 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780307886194

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