When the Servant Becomes the Master

A Comprehensive Addiction Guide

Author: Jason Z.W. Powers

Publisher: Central Recovery Press

ISBN: 1942094558

Category: Self-Help

Page: 340

View: 981

Dr. Jason Powers has fully updated and revised his myth-busting compendium with contemporary neuroscience and state-of-the-art information. In addition to knowledge gained from his own practice, Dr. Powers includes various forms of evidence-based, best practices addiction treatments and humanizes the disease within a framework of research and personal experience.

What the Butler Saw

Two Hundred and Fifty Years of the Servant Problem

Author: E. S. Turner

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571295185

Category: History

Page: 312

View: 862

'A book which goes on a special shelf in my library.' P.G. Wodehouse What the Butler Saw (1962) is one of E.S. Turner's most pertinent and illuminating 'social histories', an exploration of the 'upstairs/downstairs' relationship across three centuries of English life. Drawing on literature, contemporary accounts and household manuals, Turner describes in fascinating detail how it came to be that the upper classes felt a need for an ever larger household staff, engaged in every imaginable form of drudgery; and, accordingly, how those in service - from high to low, butler to footman, housemaid to au pair - had to give satisfaction to their masters and mistresses while also, on occasions, contending with physical blows, tantrums, and (in the cases of some unfortunate servant girls) threats to their virtue.

Serving Two Masters?

Author: C. William Pollard

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0060823763

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 262

View: 3107

Offers advice, practical insights, and business wisdom for businesspeople, explaining how to integrate the principles of faith and smart business practices to achieve outstanding professional success.

Spoonface Steinberg

Author: Lee Hall

Publisher: A&C Black


Category: Drama

Page: 35

View: 1070

An award-winning play which took the nation by storm when first heard on BBC Radio 4, now in a new stage version Lee Hall's extraordinary, award-winning play about faith, love and the meaning of life was first broadcast on Radio Four in 1997 to unprecedented acclaim. A monologue by an exceptional autistic seven-year-old girl called Spoonface Steinberg, who is dying of cancer, touched the hearts of all who heard it. It is a moving, funny and exhilarating piece of drama. The radio version was immediately repeated due to popular demand and a cassette of the play was rushed into shops and has sold over 80,000 copies. This play edition was performed in Sheffield's Crucible Theatre in December 1999 and then in London's West End in January 2000 at the Ambassador's Theatre. The production starred Kathryn Hunter. "And what was the meaning of all these things? And the meaning was as if you found the spark - and it was finding the sparks inside you and setting them free" (Spoonface Steinberg)

Carlo Goldoni's The Servant of Two Masters

Author: Carlo Goldoni,Jeffrey Hatcher,Paolo Emilio Landi

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc

ISBN: 9780822218470

Category: Drama

Page: 67

View: 8841

THE STORY: A cross between traditional Italian commedia and postmodern vaudeville, this new version of Goldoni's classic pits the madcap servant Truffaldino against masters, mistresses, lovers, lawyers and twenty-seven plates of meatballs. Imagine

Masters and Servants in English Renaissance Drama and Culture

Authority and Obedience

Author: M. Burnett

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 023038014X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 225

View: 7138

Drawing upon archival material as well as the drama, popular verse and pamphlets, this book reads representations of masters and servants in relation to key Renaissance preoccupations. Apprentices, journeymen, male domestic servants, maidservants and stewards, Burnett argues, were deployed in literary texts to address questions about the exercise of power, social change and the threat of economic upheaval. In this way, writers were instrumental in creating servant 'cultures', and spaces within which forms of political resistance could be realized.

The House of Trials

A Translation of Los Empenos de Una Casa by Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz

Author: Juana Inés de la Cruz,David Pasto

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9780820461649

Category: Drama

Page: 150

View: 6830

Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz (1648-1695) was famous in her time as a brilliant intellectual, poet, and playwright and is recognized in our time as an early feminist. Her masterpiece of comic theatre, <I>Los empenos de una casa receives its first English translation in this edition. <I>The House of Trials, a romantic comedy of intrigue, mixes lyrical poetry, low puns, songs, sword fights, cross-dressing, and mistaken identities. In addition to the award-winning translation, the book contains essays discussing Sor Juana's life, the original production of the play, the unique use of asides, and various feminist interpretations of the <I>House of Trials."

The World's Most Powerful Leadership Principle

How to Become a Servant Leader

Author: James C. Hunter

Publisher: Crown Business

ISBN: 1400080878

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 9459

To lead is not to be “the boss,” the “head honcho,” or “the brass.” To lead is to serve. Although serving may imply weakness to some, conjuring up a picture of the CEO waiting on the workforce hand and foot, servant leadership is actually a robust, revolutionary idea that can have significant impact on an organization’s performance. Jim Hunter champions this hard/soft approach to leadership, which turns bosses and managers into coaches and mentors. By “hard,” Hunter means that servant leaders can be hard-nosed, even autocratic, when it comes to the basics of running the business: determining the mission (where the company is headed) and values (what the rules are that govern the journey) and setting standards and accountability. Servant leaders don’t commission a poll or take a vote when it comes to these critical fundamentals. After all, that’s what a leader’s job is, and people look to the leader to set the course and establish standards. But once that direction is provided, servant leaders turn the organizational structure upside down. They focus on giving employees everything they need to win, be it resources, time, guidance, or inspiration. Servant leaders know that providing for people and engaging hearts and minds foster a workforce that understands the benefits of striving for the greater good. The emphasis is on building authority, not power; on exerting influence, not intimidation. While many believe that servant leadership is a wonderful, inspiring idea, what’s been missing is the how-to, the specifics of implementation. Jim Hunter shows how to do the right thing for the people you lead. A servant leader or a self-serving leader: Which one are you? With Jim Hunter’s guidance, everyone has the potential to develop into a leader with character who leads with authority. From the Hardcover edition.

The Servant of Two Masters

And Other Italian Classics

Author: Eric Bentley

Publisher: Wallstein Verlag

ISBN: 9780936839202

Category: Drama

Page: 262

View: 1440

Four plays tell of a young man who returns to his childhood home, a bragging soldier, a woman who impersonates her brother, and a king who is transformed into a stag

The Gospel According to Matthew

Authorized King James Version

Author: N.A

Publisher: Canongate U.S.

ISBN: 9780802136169

Category: Bibles

Page: 78

View: 2101

The publication of the King James version of the Bible, translated between 1603 and 1611, coincided with an extraordinary flowering of English literature and is universally acknowledged as the greatest influence on English-language literature in history. Now, world-class literary writers introduce the book of the King James Bible in a series of beautifully designed, small-format volumes. The introducers' passionate, provocative, and personal engagements with the spirituality and the language of the text make the Bible come alive as a stunning work of literature and remind us of its overwhelming contemporary relevance.


A Dual-Language Book

Author: Lope de Vega

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 048612052X

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 192

View: 1494

DIVA captivating 17th-century drama of peasants defending their honor against oppression by a feudal lord. Features an excellent English-prose version on the pages facing the original Spanish. /div

The Servant

A Simple Story About the True Essence of Leadership

Author: James C. Hunter

Publisher: Currency

ISBN: 9780307453563

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

View: 6766

With a new introduction on using the principles of The Servant in your life and career, this book redefines what it means to be a leader. In this absorbing tale, you watch the timeless principles of servant leadership unfold through the story of John Daily, a businessman whose outwardly successful life is spiraling out of control. He is failing miserably in each of his leadership roles as boss, husband, father, and coach. To get his life back on track, he reluctantly attends a weeklong leadership retreat at a remote Benedictine monastery. To John's surprise, the monk leading the seminar is a former business executive and Wall Street legend. Taking John under his wing, the monk guides him to a realization that is simple yet profound: The true foundation of leadership is not power, but authority, which is built upon relationships, love, service, and sacrifice. Along with John, you will learn that the principles in this book are neither new nor complex. They don't demand special talents; they are simply based on strengthening the bonds of respect, responsibility, and caring with the people around you. The Servant's message can be applied by anyone, anywhere—at home or at work. If you are tired of books that lecture instead of teach; if you are searching for ways to improve your leadership skills; if you want to understand the timeless virtues that lead to lasting and meaningful success, then this book is one you cannot afford to miss.

Servant Leadership

A Journey Into the Nature of Legitimate Power and Greatness

Author: Robert K. Greenleaf

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 0809105543

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 370

View: 2647

Twenty-five years ago Robert Greenleaf published these prophetic essays on what he coined servant leadership, a practical philosophy that replaces traditional autocratic leadership with a holistic, ethical approach. This highly influential book has been embraced by cutting edge management everywhere. Yet in these days of Enron and what VISA CEO Dee Hock calls our "era of massive institutional failure," Greenleaf's seminal work must reach the mainstream now more than ever.Servant Leadership--?helps leaders find their true power and moral authority to lead.?helps those served become healthier, wiser, freer, and more autonomous.?encourages collaboration, trust, listening, and empowerment.?offers long-lasting change, not a temporary fix.?extends beyond business for leaders of all types of groups.

One Man, Two Guvnors (Broadway Edition)

U.S. Edition

Author: Richard Bean

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1849432821

Category: Drama

Page: 96

View: 654

Fired from his skiffle band, Francis Henshall becomes minder to Roscoe Crabbe, a small-time East End hood, now in Brighton to collect £6,000 from his fiancée’s dad. But Roscoe is really his sister Rachel posing as her own dead brother, who’s been killed by her boyfriend Stanley Stubbers. Holed up at The Cricketers Arms, the permanently ravenous Francis spots the chance of an extra meal ticket and takes a second job with Stanley Stubbers, who is hiding from the police and waiting to be reunited with Rachel. To prevent discovery, Francis must keep his two guvnors apart. Simple. Winner of the Outer Critics Circle award for Best Play.‘splendidly silly... One Man is, like Mr. Corden’s grin, both satanic and seraphic, dirty-minded and utterly innocent.... ideal escapism for anxious times.’ – New York Times ‘deliriously funny’ – Washington Post ‘gobsmackingly funny... this virtuoso banquet of slapstick farce and verbal jousting brings with it a shocking revelation: How starved we were for comedy.’ – Time Out New York

A Director Prepares

Seven Essays on Art and Theatre

Author: Anne Bogart

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134556888

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 168

View: 7053

A Director Prepares is a thought-provoking examination of the challenges of making theatre. In it, Anne Bogart speaks candidly and with wisdom of the courage required to create 'art with great presence'. Each chapter tackles one of the seven major areas Bogart has identified as both potential partner and potential obstacle to art-making. They are Violence; Memory; Terror; Eroticism; Stereotype; Embarrassment; and Resistance. Each one can be used to generate extraordinary creative energy, if we know how to use it. A Director Prepares offers every practitioner an extraordinary insight into the creative process. It is a handbook, Bible and manifesto, all in one. No other book on the art of theatre comes even close to offering this much understanding, experience and inspiration.

Servant of the Bones

Author: Anne Rice

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 030757590X

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 8864

In a new and major novel, the creator of fantastic universes o vampires and witches takes us now into the world of Isaiah and Jeremiah, and the destruction of Solomon's Temple, to tell the story of Azriel, Servant of the Bones. He is ghost, genii, demon, angel--pure spirit made visible. He pours his heart out to us as he journeys from an ancient Babylon of royal plottings and religious upheavals to Europe of the Black Death and on to the modern world. There he finds himself, amidst the towers of Manhattan, in confrontation with his own human origins and the dark forces that have sought to condemn him to a life of evil and destruction. From the Hardcover edition.

Tips: Ideas for Directors

Author: Jon Jory

Publisher: Crossroad Press


Category: Performing Arts

Page: N.A

View: 3036

Until very recently, directing wisdom was passed on in the form of "tips". Continuing this tradition, you will find them ranging from the way set a scene to directing the actor on the way to laugh. The tips are clear, concise, evocative, and constructed to give you a better day in rehearsal and performance. A buffet of ways to improve immediately that you'll refer to over and over again!

Comedy of Errors

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: N.A


Category: Miniature books

Page: 249

View: 7780