For sustained dramatic intrigue and sophistication of plot, William Shakespeare's sonnets are at least the equal of his greatest plays. Throughout the centuries since their first publication in 1609, critics, psychologists and curiosity-seekers alike have pondered the nature of the poet's relationships with the mysterious young man, "Mr. W.H.", and the "ill-coloured" Dark lady.
When a nuclear-empowered Iran begins throwing its weight around the Persian Gulf, the U.S. uneasily stands by, its military weakened by years of budget cuts and unpopular, inconclusive police actions. But the new President realizes there is one weapon he can use: the newest secret cell of the CIA's Intelligence Support Agency, code-named Future Flight.
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Dava Sobel's thoughtful play brings to life the story of Nicolaus Copernicus, the Renaissance astronomer and mathematician who proposed the heliocentric model of the universe in which the sun stands at the center. Plagued by self-doubt and threatened by religious censure, Copernicus resisted the publication of his work until just before his death in 1543.
"the best part was the Q&A at the end"
Terrorists are holding America under siege, and their method is as ingenious as it is deadly. Using commercial aircraft purchased from a failing domestic airline, they drop bombs on unsuspecting and critical targets - including the busy airports of Los Angeles and Dallas/Fort Worth. When the nation begins to panic, the President orders Lieutenant General Robert Blocker to reestablish security in the skies before the fallout hits the White House. Blocker's response to the crisis is drastic - until the terrorists strike again in Denver, then Memphis.
Carl Sandburg wrote poems with such soulfulness, lyric grace, and love and compassion for the common man that he was known as a "poet of the people." Here is a collection of 95 of his best works, including "Chicago," "Fog," "To a Contemporary Bunkshooter," "Masses," and "The Great Hunt," as well as other verses on themes like love, war, death, loneliness, immigrant life, and the beauty of nature.
Blow for blow, blood for blood, a heart-thundering account of the outbreak of the Nez Perce War, by America's best-selling historical frontier novelist. With gripping, authentic detail, Cries from the Earth chronicles the lives of courageous men and women engaged in an ongoing chain of bloody skirmishes - another breathtaking ride through a Western frontier rife with brutal conflict and astounding bravery. By mid-1877, trouble in the Northwest is brewing like a foul broth. Ill will is growing....
"Great Book of Historic Fiction"
In Work Song, tensions between master architect Frank Lloyd Wright and his tempestuous relationships are explored in this uniquely prismatic view of one of the great architects of the modern era. This engaging production includes a panel discussion with Wright biographer Harold Zellman. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring Jim Beaver, Amy Brenneman, Chris Butler, Matthew Patrick Davis, Sean Dougherty, Robert Foxworth, Charles Janasz, Kathryn Meisle, Kali Rocha, and Raphael Sbarge.
Scientist Alex McAuliff has been hired by Dunstone, Ltd. for $2 million to survey the geology of Jamaica's dark interior. But his reception to the island is far from warm. Someone wants him dead - but who? When British Intelligence learns of Alex's mission they let him in on a little secret - the last survey team never made it home. And Alex is left with only one clue to survival, a single mysterious word: Halidon.