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Handbook of Cribbage

release date: May 13, 2013
Handbook of Cribbage
Of the origin of Cribbage we are not aware that anything is known further than that it is essentially an English game. The game of Cribbage is entirely distinct and different from all other card-games. The method of playing it, and the constant variety of combinations which present themselves, render it one of the most interesting and fascinating games. To those who have become familiar with, and have mastered the characteristic peculiarities of the game, it offers an attractive pastime, requiring only an occasional moment of transient mental effort, and leaving the players ample opportunity for social intercourse. The game is played with a full pack of fifty-two cards: Sixty-one points constitutes the game. These points are scored on a Cribbage Board, of which a representation is here given. It consists of two longitudinal divisions, one division for each player''s independent score. Each division contains sixty holes; and at one end, between the divisions, is another hole, called the " game-hole," which is common to both, making each sixty-one points. For convenience in scoring, each division is marked off in subdivisions of five points each. The board is placed either across or lengthways between the players. It is a matter of indifference how the board is placed; but the count must commence from that end which contains the sixty-first, or game-hole; beginning at the outside edge (A or B), and passing along it to the top, then down the inside row to game. (See Diagram on page 2) Four pegs (of which each player uses two), are used for scoring. Scoring is done by advancing the lower peg and counting the points ahead of the front peg. Like a horse race, this movement of pegs will lead the winning player to the sixty-first, or game-hole.

Only Entertainment

release date: Jan 01, 2002
Only Entertainment
This new edition of Dyer''s text on entertainment and the pleasures of popular culture features a revised introduction and five new chapters on topics from serial killer movies to Elizabeth Taylor.Only Entertainment explores entertainment as entertainment, asking how and whether an emphasis on the primacy of pleasure sets it apart from other forms of art.Dyer focuses on the genres most associated with entertainment, from musicals to action movies, disco to porn. He examines the nature of entertainment in movies such as The Sound of Music and Speed, and argues that entertainment is part of a ''common sense'' which is always historically and culturally constructed.This new edition of Only Entertainment features a revised introduction and five new chapters on topics from serial killer movies to Elizabeth Taylor. In the final chapter Dyer asks whether entertainment as we know it is on the wane.

The New York Public Library Performing Arts Desk Reference

The New York Public Library Performing Arts Desk Reference
Provides information on the terminology, history, leading personalities, and techniques of the theater, music, and dance

Roman Sports and Spectacles

release date: Jan 01, 2001
Roman Sports and Spectacles
This is a sourcebook in English of Roman documents pertaining to sports and spectacles in the Roman world, the types of entertainment the Romans favored and the way they organized and funded their spectacles.

People Entertainment Almanac, 2000

release date: Nov 01, 1999
People Entertainment Almanac, 2000
Discusses current entertainment and celebrities, including performers, writers, and royalty

In the Royal Manner

release date: Jan 01, 1999
In the Royal Manner
The former butler to the late Princess of Wales shares his secrets of royal entertaining, covering all aspects of preparing the perfect party for any occasion, from invitations, menus, and recipes to etiquette, and decorations. 75,000 first printing. Tour.

Let's Entertain

release date: Jan 01, 2000
Let's Entertain
Contributors include Philippe Vergne, Dike Blair, Akiko Busch, Susan Davis, Emma Duncan, Joshua Gamson.

The English Country House Party

release date: Jan 01, 1998
The English Country House Party
During the golden age of English country house entertaining, from the death of Prince Albert in 1861 to the outbreak of World War I, invitations passed back and forth among members of the aristocracy. Barstow brings to life the personalities and lifestyles of a vanished age in this carefully researched and illustrated study. International royalty and the political figures of the day also feature, none more memorably than the Shah of Persia, who offered to buy the Marchioness of Londonderry and advised the Prince of Wales to execute the Duke of Sutherland when he became king. The text reveals the social and political importance of the house party and also describes the role of the country house in its local and national setting. The decline of country house living after World War I and the beginnings of the National Trust and other efforts to save for the nation these former playgrounds of the elite form the concluding chapters.

All Pals Together

release date: Jan 01, 1997

Folklore, Cultural Performances, and Popular Entertainments

release date: Jan 01, 1992
Folklore, Cultural Performances, and Popular Entertainments
This collection of thirty-seven entries selected from the more than 550 that make up the International Encyclopedia of Communications focuses on expressive forms and practices that are popular and participatory in nature: folklore forms such as folktale and riddle; cultural performances such as ritual and festival; and popular entertainments such as puppetry and mime. Cross-references within each individual entry facilitate exploration within the volume, while bibliographies appended to each entry direct the reader to related literature. Covering basic concepts, analytical perspectives, communicative media, expressive genres, and complex performance events, this concise yet comprehensive book is a handy reference for those interested in folklore and its growing role in drama, anthropology, and cultural studies.

Party and Finger Food

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release date: Jan 01, 1994
Party and Finger Food
This cookbook provides cooking ideas for party and finger food. Each of the over 100 recipes features colour photographs. Each recipe is rated for ease of preparation, for ease of use and understanding. There is also an indication of how long a dish will take to prepare.

The Complete Book of Parties, Celebrations and Special Occasions

release date: Jan 01, 1995

Who's who in Show Business

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Who's who in Show Business
The national directory of show people.

Catalogs and Advertising

Catalogs and Advertising
Box 1: John H. Andrews, Bailey & Tripp, Baker and Lockwood, Bamberg Magic Co., Charles Catulle, W.P. Charon, F.W. Conradi, DeCaul & Co. (Wm. B. Caulk), Theodore L. DeLand, Diamond Pub. Co., Eagle Magic Co., W.G. Edwards Co., James S. Harto, Henry Hardin & Co., Burling Hull, La Vellma (David Lustig) & R.W. Doidge, Leroy School of Magic, Magicraft Co., John Robert Miles, Miller & Co., Mysto Mfg. Co., Newark Magic Co., Oaks Novelty Co., Ovette, Peerless Trick & Novelty Co., Collins Pentz, Geo. A. Rice, Schultz Novelty Co., Lionel T. Scott, Stanyon & Co., E.S. Thacker, F.G. Thayer, W. Albert Tripp, J.H. Trudel, Yost & Company. Box 2: Magic--Europe, Magic--United States and Canada, Books and autographs, Performers'' equipment and miscellany.

People Weekly

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release date: Jan 01, 1999
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