• Auteur: Stuart Brown M.D.
  • ISBN: 110101623X
  • Date de sortie: 2009-03-05
  • Collection: Penguin
  • Total Download: 6005
  • Total Read: 1818

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Read Stuart Brown's posts on the Penguin Blog. From a leading expert, a groundbreaking book on the science of play, and its essential role in fueling our happiness and intelligence throughout our lives We've all seen the happiness on the face of a child while playing in the school yard. Or the blissful abandon of a golden retriever racing across a lawn. This is the joy of play. By definition, play is purposeless, all-consuming, and fun. But as Dr. Stuart Brown illustrates, play is anything but trivial. It is a biological drive as integral to our health as sleep or nutrition. We are designed by nature to flourish through play. Dr. Brown has spent his career studying animal behavior and conducting more than six-thousand "play histories" of humans from all walks of life-from serial murderers to Nobel Prize winners. Backed by the latest research, Play (20,000 copies in print) explains why play is essential to our social skills, adaptability, intelligence, creativity, ability to problem solve and more. Particularly in tough times, we need to play more than ever, as it's the very means by which we prepare for the unexpected, search out new solutions, and remain optimistic. A fascinating blend of cutting-edge neuroscience, biology, psychology, social science, and inspiring human stories of the transformative power of play, this book proves why play just might be the most important work we can ever do.

Playing and Reality

  • Auteur: Donald Woods Winnicott
  • ISBN: 9780415036894
  • Date de sortie: 1971
  • Collection: Psychology Press
  • Total Download: 3941
  • Total Read: 8224

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D.W. Winnicott's distinctive contribution to our understanding of human development, based on extensive clinical work with babies and young children, is known and valued the world over. In Playing and Realityhe is concerned with the springs of imaginative living and of cultural experience in every sense, with whatever determines an individual's capacity to live creatively and to find life worth living. The ideas expressed here extend the theme first put forward in his paper 'Transitional Objects and Transitional Phenomena' published in 1953. They relate to an area of experience that has for centuries been a recurrent preoccupation of philosophers and poets. This intermediate area, between internal and external reality, is intensely personal, since its existence depends, as does the use that can be made of it, on each individual's early life experiences. If children can utilize this realm to initiate their relationship with the world, first through transitional objects, and later through play and shared playing, then cultural life and enjoyment of the cultural heritage, will be open to them.

Father s Day

  • Auteur: Oliver Hailey
  • ISBN: 9780822203933
  • Date de sortie: 1981
  • Collection: Dramatists Play Service Inc
  • Total Download: 8449
  • Total Read: 7310

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THE STORY: Left with their alimony, their children, and neighboring apartments on New York's posh Upper East Side, three divorcees share their loneliness, their often hilarious thoughts on sex and marriage, and their bitter memories of lost trust a


  • Auteur: Yasmina Reza
  • ISBN: 0571190146
  • Date de sortie: 1996
  • Collection: Macmillan
  • Total Download: 8730
  • Total Read: 8123

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Art is a comedy set in Paris which revolves around three friends and raises questions about art and friendship. Moving from disagreement on the questionable purchase of a completely white painting their arguments become less theoretical and more personal. They border on destroying their friendships.


  • Auteur: Tracy Letts
  • ISBN: 0810123487
  • Date de sortie: 2006-12-04
  • Collection: Northwestern University Press
  • Total Download: 1987
  • Total Read: 8646

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In a motel room outside Oklahoma City, a lonely waitress hiding from her abusive ex-husband is joined by a soft-spoken young drifter who might be an AWOL Gulf War veteran. And then they see the first bugs...

Wake up Call

  • Auteur: Stephen Gregg
  • ISBN: 9781583421123
  • Date de sortie: 2002
  • Collection: Dramatic Publishing
  • Total Download: 3592
  • Total Read: 2679

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Play On

  • Auteur: Rick Abbot
  • ISBN: 9780573613616
  • Date de sortie: 1980
  • Collection: Samuel French, Inc.
  • Total Download: 8666
  • Total Read: 2067

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Comedy Characters: 3 male, 7 female Interior Set Perfect for any theatre group, this is the hilarious story of a theater group trying desperately to put on a play in spite of maddening interference from a haughty authoress who keeps revising the script. Act I is a rehearsal of the dreadful show, Act II is the near disastrous dress rehearsal, and the final act is the actual performance in which anything that can go wrong does. When the authoress decides to give a speech on the state of the modern theatre during the curtain calls, the audience is treated to a madcap climax to a thoroughly hilarious romp. Even the sound effects reap their share of laughter.
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