At school, Charlie finds a friend and mentor in his English teacher, Bill. He also overcomes his shyness and approaches a classmate, Patrick along with his step-sister Sam, at a football game. They become two of Charlie's best friends, they were both outcast. During the course of the school year, Charlie has his first date and his first kiss, he deals with bullies, he experiments with drugs and drinking, and he makes friends, loses them, and gains them back. He creates his own soundtrack through a series of mix tapes full of iconic songs, reads a huge stack of classic books that his English teacher give him because he see that Charlie can go very far in his future.
Salad Days Original Source/ Context: Salad Days, is a musical about two adolescents named Timothy and Jane, that meet up after graduation to plan the rest of their lives together. They agreed that they should get married in secret. Meanwhile, Timothy’s parents wanted him to look for advice with his uncles that were in positions to help him find a suitable job. On the other hand, Jane wanted Timothy decided that Timothy should accept the first job he is offered. One day a tramp passing by offered him the job of taking care of his piano for a month and paying him £7 a week.
After a few weeks the mother and the old, deaf, retired piano teacher, Old Chong arrange for the daughter to go to a talent show in a church hall. After first having high hopes for herself the, daughter fails miserably on the piano in the talent show. After the talent show she then stands up to her mother who still wants her to take piano lessons. She then has feelings of guilt towards the end, since she can’t match her mother’s expectations. But then in the end she comes to good terms with her mother, when she offers her the piano she used to play on.
The Egypt Game The daughter of an aspiring actress-singer, April Hall lives with her grandmother Caroline in Berkeley. She makes friends with Melanie Ross, a classmate who, like her, is fascinated by archaeology, particularly Ancient Egypt. Along with Melanie's little brother Marshall, they begin a sustained imaginative game about Egypt, later joined by three other neighborhood children, Elizabeth, Toby and Ken. The children research actual Egyptian belief systems and practices, and create rituals intended to reproduce them more or less authentically. Their play area is a seemingly disused storage yard behind an antique/gift shop owned by a strange, reclusive man the kids call "the professor".
The novel explains every step of Paul’s life. Ever since Paul was a young boy he always dreamed of being a pianist and to do so Keller became his teacher and began to teach him the basics and slowly progressed to harder levels. Keller had a Jewish wife Mathlide and son Eric that were murdered in a Nazi death camp in Auschwitz. This left Keller trapped between a life of music and his heart breaking memories of the death of his siblings. This text also conveys the relationships of Paul with his peers including Rosie, his girl friend.
When Julie was very young her parents separated, and her mother remarried a man named Ted Andrews who she had performed in a musical act with for couple of years. Ted would sing and Barbara would play the piano. Ted was actually the first one to teach Julie how to sing. In the spring of 1943, when she was only seven years old, Julie began taking singing lessons with Ted and enrolled in a conservatory for the performing arts in London where her aunt was a dance instructor. She had a very rigorous schedule for her age.
Under this plan, Karl Wilhelm Ludwig Heyse (father of poet and short story writer Paul Heyse) taught the children general subjects and classical languages; Johann Gottlob Samuel Rosel taught drawing; Ludwig Berger taught piano; Carl Wilhelm Henning taught violin; and Carl Zelter gave lessons in musical theory and composition. The children were up at 5 A.M. and began their lessons right after breakfast. Abraham Mendelssohn never considered his children too old for his discipline and correction, and Felix could not consider himself his own master until he was twenty-five years old (Harris 1368). Felix made his first public appearance as a pianist at the age of nine. He debuted with a Concert militaire by F. X. Dusek and was met with great success (Grove Dictionary 135).
Nick and Honey arrive. Nick is a new Biology professor and Honey his wife. They are at first apprehensive to be there so late but quickly get sucked into George and Martha’s games. The older couple use Nick and Honey to hurt each other, with Martha eventually seducing Nick. The play moves through comedy and drama and ends with George revealing that he and Martha’s child is fiction.
She dances in the rain. She plays a ukulele during lunch every day and sings "Happy Birthday” to students she doesn’t even know, she attends other peoples' funerals and, during sporting events, cheers for both teams. Her behavior is so odd and so unlike anything, anyone at the school had seen before that the student’s at first did not know what to make of her. One student, the popular Hillari Kimble, states, "She is not real." Leo starts to gain a crush on her and refuses requests of his best friend, Kevin, to put her on their show 'Hot Seat'.