To Be or Not To Be

To Be or Not To Be

To Be or Not To Be

To Be or Not To Be


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About the book "To Be Or Not To Be":
In this the tenth book of the Make My Day series, we find another aspect of the author's multi-sided personality. An engineer and economist with a talent for mathematics, a poet and essayist with a talent for the communications arts, a businessman with the talent for making money - a Renaissance Man with the two sides of his brain equally developed and an IQ of 170 - he is also a lover of books, music and performance arts.
In this book, Henares displays his love of the stage, of Shakespeare, and the musicals of Broadway. Here he writes of the Shakespeare in his life, "exploring the splendor and the meanness of the human spirit, the towering heights to which it can ascend, and the miry depths to which it can sink"; Julius Caesar, the shortest and most perfectly constructed of Shakespeare's plays; Romeo and Juliet, romantic Tragedy of Fate; and Hamlet, the complex Tragedy of Character.
Here in this book he relates the stories of his favorite musical plays - Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera, Miss Saigon and Cats - including the full libretto of lyrics so that his readers may assume the role of bathroom tenors and sopranos singing in the shower along with the CDs. He added the romantic story of Cyrano who had an ugly nose and a big heart, and The Miracle Worker, the inspiring story of the blind and deaf Helen Keller and her blind teacher.
He completes the volume with brilliant and incisive essays on Philippine History for those who flunked the course; on Rats, man's rival for the mastery of the earth; on why men of talent wear a woman's gown; the Philippine Statehood Movement; the dilemma of the Last Filipino; and Emilio Aguinaldo, the Father of our country.


Foreword - By Hilarion "Ronnie" Henares III, son and thespian
- p.6

CHAPTER ONE: Shakespeare in My Life - p.7
Part 1. Julius Caesar - p.7
Part 2. Romeo and Juliet - p.10
Part 3. Hamlet - p.12

CHAPTER TWO: Les Miserables, on Broadway - p.14
1. THE PROLOGUE - p.15
2. ACT ONE: As Monsieur Madeleine, eight years later - p.15
3. ACT TWO: Valjean finds Cosette - p.17
4. The story so far - p.17
5. ACT THREE: The Paris Revolution - p.18
6. EPILOGUE - p.20

CHAPTER THREE: Phantom Of The Opera, on Broadway - p.21
1. PROLOGUE - p.22
2. ACT ONE, Paris 1881 - p.22
3. The Story So Far - p.26
4. ACT TWO Six Months Later - p.27

CHAPTER FOUR: Miss Saigon, on Broadway - p.32
1. ACT ONE - p.33
2. Intermission - p.38
3. The Story Thus Far - p.39
4. ACT TWO - p.39
5. The Stars: Lea as Madame Butterfly, Monique as Madam X - - p.44
6. Guys and dolls, no bashing Lea, or else - p.46

CHAPTER FIVE: TS Eliot's Cats, on Broadway - p.47
1. The Jellicle Cats - p.48
2. The Naming of the Cats - p.49
3. Pekes. Pollicles and Jellicle Ball - p.49
4. More Cat Characters Introduced - p.50
5. A New Day Begins - p.51

CHAPTER SIX: The Miracle Worker, in Repertory - p.52
1. ACT ONE - p.53
2. ACT TWO - p.54
3. ACT THREE - p.56
CHAPTER SEVEN: Cyrano de Bergerac, in Cultural Center -
- p.58
1. ACT ONE - p.59
2. ACT TWO - p.59
3. ACT THREE - p.60
4. ACT FOUR - p.60
5. ACT FIVE - p.61


CHAPTER EIGHT: Rats - p.61
Part 1. Will rats inherit the earth? - p.61
Part 2: Who will be master of the earth? - p.63
Part 3. The sex life of a female rat - p.64
Part 4. The triumph of the Brown Rat - p.65
Part 5. The myths about rats - p.66

CHAPTER NINE: Women Leaders and Gloria - p.68
Part 1. Coming elections are a referendum of Gloria's presidency - p.68
Part 2. Don't underestimate our president Gloria - p.70
Part 3. The male fights for sex, the female fights to protect her young - p.70
Part 4. Men of great distinction wear a woman's gown - p.71
Part 5. The Warrior Queens from the Land of Salt - p.72


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ISBN-13: 9781499359121
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 05/05/2014
Pages: 116
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.28(d)
Age Range: 1 - 17 Years

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