eBook The Rainmaker download

by N. Richard Nash,Jayne Atkinson,James Morrison,David Aaron Baker

eBook The Rainmaker download ISBN: 1580812201
Author: N. Richard Nash,Jayne Atkinson,James Morrison,David Aaron Baker
Publisher: L.A. Theatre Works; Unabridged edition (December 10, 2001)
Language: English
ePub: 1425 kb
Fb2: 1117 kb
Rating: 4.8
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Category: Literature
Subcategory: Dramas and Plays

Even without that fantasy, Nash is generous with his parenthetical directions which helps with nuance and back-stories, and enhances the reading experience

Even without that fantasy, Nash is generous with his parenthetical directions which helps with nuance and back-stories, and enhances the reading experience. Altogether a nice package, albeit for the cheap, second-hand form of enjoying this little ge. .

Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring: Jayne Atkinson, David Aaron Baker, Jerry Hardin, Kevin Kilner, John Bedford Lloyd, Bernie McInerney, James Morrison. About the Author: N. Richard Nash was a writer and dramatist best known for writing Broadway shows, including The Rainmaker.

A con artist comes to a farm and ends the drought in the love life of a spinster. Performed by Jayne Atkinson, James Morrison, and David Aaron Baker.

Select Format: Hardcover. A con artist comes to a farm and ends the drought in the love life of a spinster. Release Date:January 1955. Publisher:Random House.

The Rainmaker is a play written by N. Richard Nash in the early 1950s. The play opened on October 28, 1954, at the Cort Theatre in New York City, and ran for 125 performances. It was directed by Joseph Anthony and produced by Ethel Linder Reiner. The story was also made into a Broadway musical, 110 in the Shade.

Playwright: N. Richard Nash. Lizzie Curry (Original). Roundabout Associate Artistic Director. Other broadway productions

Playwright: N. Bill Starbuck (Original). Jim Curry (Original). Other broadway productions. The Rainmaker - Oct 28, 1954 Cort Theatre (Original). Shows That Opened That Season: 1999-2000. The 53rd Annual Tony Awards - 1999.

The Rainmaker" ends with the timely arrival of a much-desired downpour, a watery deluge that should be accompanied by an equal rush of feeling on the part of the audience. Alas, in the new Broadway revival of N. Richard Nash's play, only the water arrives on cue - the heart stands still. By Charles Isherwood. With: Lizzie Curry - Jayne Atkinson . Curry - Jerry Hardin Noah Curry - John Bedford Lloyd Jim Curry - David Aaron Baker File - Randle Mell Sheriff Thomas - Bernie McInerney Bill Starbuck - Woody Harrelson.

The audience for Nash’s romantic comedy, in which a con man teaches a spinster that she’s pretty, is quite literally dead and buried. This production at Northern Illinois University in 2018 reimagined the spine of The Rainmaker. How, then, to imagine another audience for the play? This production at Northern Illinois University in 2018 reimagined the spine of The Rainmaker. Rather than, a homely spinster learning that she, too, is beautiful through her encounter with a con man, Lizzie learns that she is complete in and of herself and needs no man to tell her so. Her encounter with Starbuck is that of two outcasts finding a brief kinship in each other.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Comedy, Casting: 6m, 1f, Scenery: Composite Int. At the time of a paralyzing drought in the West we discover a girl whose father and two brothers are worried as much about her becoming an old maid as they are about their dying cattle. Frequently bought together.

At the close of the Roundabout Theatre Company's revival of N. Richard Nash's THE RAINMAKER, a symbolic downpour washes over the stage of the Brooks Atkinson Theatre, representing a renewal to the parched existence of the play's principals. At the same time, this cool shower serves as a reflection of the many faces in the audience warmed by a flow of tears. Though the plot configurations seem as dated as my grandfather's gramophone, the emotions register with the bright clarity of a digital recording, thanks to the show's precise casting and heartfelt performances.

H.C. Currys farm is starved for water and his spinster daughter, Lizzie, is starved for love. Then glib, handsome Bill Starbuck comes into town. Tony-nominee Jayne Atkinson is joined by revival cast members from the Roundabout Theatre production.

A L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring: Jayne Atkinson, David Aaron Baker, Jerry Hardin, Kevin Kilner, John Bedford Lloyd, Bernie McInerney, James Morrison

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The events in this film are representative of the unethical practices of the insurance industry's denying valid claims of policy holders, hoping that they will give up and go away. As represented in this film, insurance underwriters are instructed to deny rather that pay out. This will generate a bonus for the underwriting department employees and benefit the company financial structure. It is all about the Benjamin's.
Old but still excellent movie. As an attorney for nearly 50 years, I still recall when I first read this book and saw the movie. It gives insight into the life of a young attorney discovering himself and the temptations that can arise. It also displays the conflict between an experienced defense attorney with essentially unlimited funds and staff at his disposal and an inexperienced and underfunded opponent. The story is compelling of a desperate family literally in a death situation posed against a corrupt insurer lead by a truly despicable CEO. Sadly it demonstrates that in spite of justice on one's side, they may still ultimately lose. Inspiring but ultimately very sad.
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A legal thriller; no violence or sex, but a complex and intriguing story that makes me think about the law, and the complexities of life. Not a nail-biter but a compelling plot that kept me interested page after page. The good guys win, but don't make a killing; the bad guys lose, but are not destroyed; and it ends happily for those who deserve it. I've read most of Grisham's books and they have this same balance between good and bad, and between luck and misfortune; they all seem to have happy endings. They each have a different point of view but they all seem to be true-life stories from the world of lawyers. Grisham's writing style is superb; amazingly fast-paced for dealing with legal arcana, and with just enough irony and humor to be compelling.
This is a movie I had seen in a theater at its initial release and over the years I had forgotten how great it really was. Great acting, great direction. great script and spot on production/casting..
The stars, Damon and Devito have a great vehicle for their talents and they mesh perfectly. Jon Voight is a more than adequate villain whose living clones are often seen everyday on the REAL street.
This was several years before Damon, his generation's "All American Boy", decided to pursue the bigger bucks generated by action movies and lost the appeal of someone trying to do right in an industry that wakes up/moves through the day/goes to sleep depending on fakeness. I guess his career stress was similar to Damon's over voice discussions of the constant challenges faced by his lawyer character in the movie and the character's ultimate career decisions.
Devito ALWAYS seems to be way better than we would suspect. He is versatile-- in this film he is a crafty "good" guy but he has made a career of presenting characters you can not take your eyes off of even when he portrays someone who has crossed that moral line with no apologies. I am generally riveted to my seat waiting to see what happens to him.
This movie was moral and compelling but void of the cheap sentiment so abundant in many movies of this type.
This is a must-see movie from FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA's American Zoetrope period, he wrote and directed it and it shows in every detail. Matt Damon, Jon Voight, Claire Danes, Danny DeVito, Danny Glover, Mary Kay Place, Roy Scheider, narration by Michael Herr...Coppola's dialog and eye for performance, from slapstick shtick to raw violence, it's all there. It's no Godfather of course, the script no Patton, but Grisham has said it's the best film of one of his novels. Damon and Danes are so young...they look like babies. But Voight dominates the whole thing with tornado force. It's like he's halfway between Joe Buck and Mickey Donovan. The man is as great an actor as has ever been on screen, and I've said before in Midnight Cowboy he gives the best performance ever in a movie.