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Applying the System to the Analysis of Opera

Edward D. Latham University of North Texas Press PDF

Dramatic Closure

Let me stress that an intellectual approach to the play, a thorough analysis of it, is and always has been the director’s responsibility, not the actor’s. However, if we want to claim the right to be creative participants in bringing it to life, we must be armed with more than our technical skills. We should be able to make an intelligent evaluation of the play’s purpose: first, in order to be able to follow the director’s analysis when he shares his intentions with us, and, perhaps more importantly, so that we don’t go interpretively astray in the initial stages of our homework on the role.90

Consequently, in the analyses that are included in the subsequent chapters, the scoring of individual roles will always be undertaken with an eye toward how the analyses may be applied in a performance context. As Stanislavsky puts it, an objective “must have the power to attract and excite the actor”; units and objectives are “merely a technical method of arousing inner, living desires and aspirations.”91

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Chapter 9 “Walked into his own trap”

Bob Alexander University of North Texas Press PDF

Chapter 9

“Walked into his own trap”

As the new year of 1880 kicked off, it may be reported that since the Frontier Battalion’s formation in 1874 several rangers had made the ultimate sacrifice. Five had been killed by Indians; two more by rioting Mexicanos during the recklessly wasteful El Paso Salt War; and one by former members of the Seminole/Negro Indian scouts by some accounts, or Tenth Cavalry Buffalo Soldiers in other versions.

Anglo adversaries, Kiowas, and south of the border bandits, and the

Company D rangers, of course, had locked up in ticklish situations, too. But, thus far those ranks had come through the maelstroms sans any funerals. Such could not be said for many of their brothers of the badge, the city and county officers. For that same time period the good folks of Texas lost a total of sixteen lawmen killed in the line of duty, fellows from municipal police agencies, sheriffs’ departments, and the precinct constables’ offices.1 Texas had more than her fair share of rough and ready rascals, badmen and wanna-be badmen who had cut their teeth on blue-steeled six-shooters and soothed their bleeding gums with sour-mash. They didn’t all come from the headwaters of Bitter Creek—but they could have.

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CHAPTER 7 The Organization Man Revisited

Edmondson, Amy Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

Once upon a time it was conventional for young men to view the group life of the big corporation as one of its principal disadvantages. Today, they see it as a positive boon. Working with others, they believe, will reduce the frustration of work, and they often endow the accompanying suppression of ego with strong spiritual overtones. They will concede that there is often a good bit of wasted time in the committee way of life and that the handling of human relations involves much suffering of fools gladly. But this sort of thing, they say, is the heart of the organization man’s job, not merely the disadvantages of it. “Any man who feels frustrated by these things,” one young trainee with face unlined said to me, “can never be an executive.”

William H. Whyte, The Organization Man


Douglas West (a pseudonym) joined the Living PlanIT team as vice president of operations in November 2010. Clean-cut, straightforward, reassuringly competent, West had spent 25 years in the corporate world, working with architects, engineers, and real estate developers on large engineering and construction projects from design through execution and ongoing operations. Project management seemed natural to West; tasks, time lines, and critical paths appeared on whiteboards with astonishing fluency in his elegant architectural penmanship. He had all the right qualities: vision and pragmatism. He was drawn to the vision of PlanIT Valley, but he was not starry-eyed. Having spent most of his career in such high-tech regions as Denver and Silicon Valley, West recognized the extraordinary potential of innovation to change the world. He firmly believed that building and construction were heading into a “sea change,” and he was ready and willing to oversee phase 1 in the building of PlanIT Valley.

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Appendix A: Completed Classification of Triangles Chart

Juli K. Dixon Solution Tree Press ePub
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DIRCE - Design of Interaction and elicitation of Requirements focusing on the Communication and Exploration of ideas - Experiences of use in content creation systems for digital television

Hamid R. Arabnia, Leonidas Deligiannidis, George Jandieri, Ashu M. G. Solo, Fernando G. Tinetti CSREA Press PDF


Int'l Conf. Software Eng. Research and Practice | SERP'14 |

DIRCE - Design of Interaction and elicitation of

Requirements focusing on the Communication and

Exploration of ideas - Experiences of use in content creation systems for digital television

Marilia S. Mendes1


Estácio University of Ceará (FIC)

Fortaleza, CE – Brazil

Abstract—This paper aims to present an approach to help professionals focus on interaction aspects since the early stages of the process of development of an innovative system.

This approach guides the application of techniques addressing the integration between the processes of requirements elicitation and interaction design by considering both the experiences of users and other factors which influence the context of use of a system under development. Such approach was applied to a system which creates content for DTV, resulting as major contributions the description of prepatterns for the context of content creation for DTV, as well as an analysis of the implications of the use of techniques of user experience for the activities of software engineering and interaction design.

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