Template Analysis for Business and Management Students: Nigel King/ Joanna Brooks
Template Analysis for Business and Management Students: Nigel King/ Joanna Brooks
Allan Quatermain is the protagonist of H. Rider Haggard´s 1885 novel ´´King Solomon´s Mines´´ and its various prequels and sequels. ´´Allan Quatermain´´ was also the title of a book in this sequence. H. Rider Haggard´s Quatermain, adventure hero of ´´King Solomon´s Mines´´ and sequel ´´Allan Quatermain´´, was a template for the American film character Indiana Jones. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Nicholson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lind/003573/bk_lind_003573_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The premise of The Secret 6 was deceptively simple, yet pure pulp. An enigmatic adventurer known only as King busts out of Death Row to form an anti-crime group called The Secret 6. The others include The Key, The Doctor, Shakespeare, The Bishop, and Luga, as well as numerous underworld stool pigeons and hangers-on. All are wanted. So they operate outside the law. The work of the wildly imaginative Robert J. Hogan, who pitted his World War I flying ace, G-8, against zombies, Martians, defrosted Viking warriors, and other bizarre foes, The Secret 6 battled sinister supervillains, a Mayan Bat-Man, a giant golden alligator and other outrageous menaces. Few pulp series stretched reality as did this four-issue Popular Publications title from 1934-35. There were no limits. That´s what made it a terrific read. If you wanted to, you could call The Secret 6 ´´Doc Savage lite´´. The series followed a similar template - a group of adventurers pitting themselves against overwhelming threats. The big difference was that the leader, King, was no superman. Like Hogan´s G-8, he was a typical American he-man, not a fearless wonder-worker. King could feel fear, and make mistakes. He was not perfect, therefore the average reader could identify with him, and see himself in King´s shoes. The third Secret 6 entry shows every indication of having been inspired by the famous Doc Savage novel, The Monsters. The premise is virtually identical - giant creatures are terrorizing the rural population. Authorities are helpless. Only the resourceful Secret 6 team is up to the challenge. No doubt the inspiration for both of these pulp classics goes back to the 1933 film, King Kong. In ´´The Monster Murders´´, we encounter ferocious packs of gigantic dogs, 30-foot giants, and other towering nightmare threats to life and liberty. ´´The Monster Murders´´ is read by Michael C. Gwynne. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael C. Gwynne. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/047699/bk_acx0_047699_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Inspired by Holinshed´s Chronicles, this series of radio dramas about the Plantagenet dynasty tells the story of the birth of a new Europe after the dark ages. The issues of control, freedom, belief and the temptations of power were new to an age which had no template for domination on this scale. Henry II: What is a Man? - The first of the House of Anjou to be king of England, Henry II´s long reign is beset by conflict with his sons. Starring David Warner as King Henry II and Jane Lapotaire as Queen Eleanor. Richard I: Lionheart - Prince Richard has become heir apparent, but in the face of Henry II´s refusal to acknowledge his position, he turns to the Crusades. Starring Ed Stoppard as Richard. John, by the Grace of God - The fourth son of Henry II never expected to succeed to the English throne. When he does, he reveals a talent for making enemies. Starring Neil Stuke as King John. Edward I: Old Soldiers - Edward Longshanks - the Hammer of the Scots - was grief-stricken after the death of his first wife. But he finds new love with Margaret, sister of the French King. Philip Jackson as Edward I and Ellie Kendrick as Margaret. Edward II: The Greatest Traitor - While Edward´s power is prey to his passions, his queen, Isabella, and his most powerful ally, Roger Mortimer, find a passion of their own. Starring Sam Troughton as Edward II. Richard II: And All Our Dreams Will End in Death - Richard II, having proved his mettle in quelling the Peasants´ Revolt, disappoints his courtiers as he pursues peace and culture as an alternative to fighting and swiving. Starring Patrick Kennedy as Richard II. Henry V: True Believers - Young prince Hal will inherit an unstable throne and a kingdom riven with heresy and rebellion. Victory over the rebel Hotspur will bring peace to England and glory to the king - but at what cost to the man? Starring Luke Treadaway as Hal. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Al Weaver, Carl Prekopp, David Warner, Ed Stoppard, full cast, Luke Treadaway, Neil Stuke, Patrick Kennedy, Philip Jackson, Sam Troughton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/003756/bk_rhuk_003756_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Film director and writer Todd Solondz, film critic David Edelstein and music journalist and film maker Robert Gordon on this edition of Fresh Air. Todd Solonz´s recent film Storytelling, inflamed some critics more than his previous two features, Welcome to the Dollhouse and Happiness. Those films won prizes at Sundance and Cannes. Storytelling is two separate stories set in high school and college. Robert Gordon´s biography of blues legend Muddy Waters Can´t Be Statisfied: The Life and Times of Muddy Waters is now out in paperback. Waters is credited with inventing electric blues and creating the template for the rock and roll band. Gordon also produced and directed an accompanying documentary of the same name which was broadcast on PBS in April as part of the American Masters series. Gordon´s other books are It Came From Memphis, and The King on the Road. He also produced the Al Green box set, Anthology. (Original Broadcast Dates: February 5, 2003 and October 3, 2003) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Terry Gross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/whyy/030711/rt_whyy_030711_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Author Paul Feig and music journalist and film maker Robert Gordon on this edition of Fresh Air. Paul Feig is the creator of the now defunct TV comedy series Freaks and Geeks. He´s just written a new book Kick Me: Adventures in Adolescence. Feig was an actor before moving on to writing for TV and film. Robert Gordon has written a new biography of blues legend Muddy Waters who is credited with inventing electric blues and creating the template for the rock and roll band. The book is Can´t Be Statisfied: The Life and Times of Muddy Waters. Gordon also produced and directed an accompanying documentary of the same name which will be shown as part of the PBS American Masters series next year. Gordon´s other books are It Came From Memphis, and The King on the Road. He also produced the Al Green box set, Anthology. (Broadcast Date: October 3, 2002) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Terry Gross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/whyy/021003/rt_whyy_021003_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Africa may have given rise to the first human beings, and Egypt probably gave rise to the first great civilizations, which continue to fascinate modern societies across the globe nearly 5,000 years later. From the Library and Lighthouse of Alexandria to the Great Pyramid at Giza, the Ancient Egyptians produced several wonders of the world, revolutionized architecture and construction, created some of the world’s first systems of mathematics and medicine, and established language and art that spread across the known world. With world-famous leaders like King Tut and Cleopatra, it’s no wonder that today’s world has so many Egyptologists. Perhaps the most intriguing aspect of ancient Egyptian civilization was its inception from the ground up, as the ancient Egyptians had no prior civilization which they could use as a template. In fact, ancient Egypt itself became a template for the civilizations that followed. The Greeks and the Romans were so impressed with Egyptian culture that they often attributed many attributes of their own culture - usually erroneously - to the Egyptians. With that said, some minor elements of ancient Egyptian culture were, indeed, passed on to later civilizations. Egyptian statuary appears to have had an initial influence on the Greek version, and the ancient Egyptian language continued long after the pharaonic period in the form of the Coptic language.Although the Egyptians may not have passed their civilization directly on to later peoples, the key elements that comprised Egyptian civilization, including their religion, early ideas of state, and art and architecture, can be seen in other pre-modern civilizations. Indeed, since Egyptian civilization represented some fundamental human concepts, a study of their culture can be useful when trying to understand many other pre-modern cultures.Part of the reason Egyptian history is so intriguing is because it is so enigmatic - even today, despite the wealth of written 1. Language: English. Narrator: Colin Fluxman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/152259/bk_acx0_152259_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.