Ebony Scrooge

Ebony Scrooge is a modern version of a Christmas Carol with female lead characters. This one act stage play script has parts for 17 or more actors but can be performed with as few as 8.

Author: D. M. Larson

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 153765523X


Page: 48

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Ebony Scrooge is a modern version of a Christmas Carol with female lead characters. This one act stage play script has parts for 17 or more actors but can be performed with as few as 8.

The Disability Studies Reader

John Blanchard, Canadian TV movie, 1978); An American Christmas Carol (Scherick-Chase-Slan/ Scrooge ... 2000), a TV movie made for VH1 with Vanessa L. Williams as pop singing star Ebony Scrooge; Scrooge and Marley (dir.

Author: Lennard J. Davis

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317397861

Category: Social Science

Page: 554

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The fifth edition of The Disability Studies Reader addresses the post-identity theoretical landscape by emphasizing questions of interdependency and independence, the human-animal relationship, and issues around the construction or materiality of gender, the body, and sexuality. Selections explore the underlying biases of medical and scientific experiments and explode the binary of the sound and the diseased mind. The collection addresses physical disabilities, but as always investigates issues around pain, mental disability, and invisible disabilities as well. Featuring a new generation of scholars who are dealing with the most current issues, the fifth edition continues the Reader’s tradition of remaining timely, urgent, and critical.


Richard Shankman, 2000), a TV movie made for VH1 with Vanessa L. Williams as pop singing star Ebony Scrooge; Scrooge and Marley (dir. Fred Holmes, 2001), an evangelical Christian version with Dean Jones; A Carol Christmas (dir.

Author: Paul K. Longmore

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190262075

Category: HISTORY

Page: 360

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"Marshaling two decades' worth of painstaking research, Paul Longmore's book provides the first cultural history of the telethon, charting its rise and profiling the key figures--philanthropists, politicians, celebrities, corporate sponsors, and recipients--involved"--

Friends Lovers Co Workers and Community

Former (deposed) Miss America Vanessa Williams stars as pop superstar Ebony Scrooge, a talented singer so stingy that she won't even let her backup singer buy a new hairbrush. Ebony was the member of the Supremes-like singing trio ...

Author: Kathleen M. Ryan

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781498512961

Category: Social Science

Page: 262

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Friends, Lovers, Co-Workers, and Community analyzes both how complex, interpersonal relationships were both depicted in and were influenced by television programs in the first decade of the twenty-first century.

... and ADiva's Christmas Carol (2000),in which Vanessa Williams plays nasty pop singer Ebony Scrooge. Three versions of Dickens's story top the list of mostloved film adaptations: the 1951 Scrooge: A Christmas Carol, starring Alastair ...


Publisher: S M




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A Christmas Carol, The Chimes, and The Cricket on the Hearth, by Charles Dickens, is part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes & Noble Classics: All editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. Barnes & Noble Classics pulls together a constellation of influences—biographical, historical, and literary—to enrich each reader's understanding of these enduring works. Generations of readers have been enchanted by Dickens’s A Christmas Carol—the most cheerful ghost story ever written, and the unforgettable tale of Ebenezer Scrooge’s moral regeneration. Written in just a few weeks, A Christmas Carol famously recounts the plight of Bob Cratchit, whose family finds joy even in poverty, and the transformation of his miserly boss Scrooge as he is visited by the ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future. From Scrooge’s �Bah!” and �Humbug!” to Tiny Tim’s �God bless us every one!” A Christmas Carol shines with warmth, decency, kindness, humility, and the value of the holidays. But beneath its sentimental surface, A Christmas Carol offers another of Dickens’s sharply critical portraits of a brutal society, and an inspiring celebration of the possibility of spiritual, psychological, and social change. This new volume collects Dickens’s three most renowned �Christmas Books,” including The Chimes, a New Year’s tale, and The Cricket on the Hearth, whose eponymous creature remains silent during sorrow and chirps amid happiness. Katharine Kroeber Wiley, the daughter of a scholar and a sculptor, has a degree in English Literature from Occidental College. Her work has appeared in Boundary Two and the recent book, Lore of the Dolphin. She is currently working on a book on Victorian Christmas writings.

Charles Dickens in Context

... 'Fagin on screen has seldom subsequently been both very Jewish and very evil'.9 Of all Dickens's works it is A Christmas Carol that is most ... A Diva's Christmas Carol (2000; a musical featuring Vanessa Williams as Ebony Scrooge).

Author: Sally Ledger

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107377493

Category: Literary Criticism


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Charles Dickens, a man so representative of his age as to have become considered synonymous with it, demands to be read in context. This book illuminates the worlds - social, political, economic and artistic - in which Dickens worked. Dickens's professional life encompassed work as a novelist, journalist, editor, public reader and passionate advocate of social reform. This volume offers a detailed treatment of Dickens in each of these roles, exploring the central features of Dickens's age, work and legacy, and uncovering sometimes surprising faces of the man and of the range of Dickens industries. Through 45 digestible short chapters written by a leading expert on each topic, a rounded picture emerges of Dickens's engagement with his time, the influence of his works and the ways he has been read, adapted and re-imagined from the nineteenth century to the present.

Film Adaptation and Its Discontents

Goulet's Old-Fashioned Cajun Christmas, and a production of A Christmas Carol that casts Buddy Hackett as Scrooge and ... The bad Christmas is marked by the commercialism behind Ebony Scrooge's selfpromoting holiday concert (“Christmas ...

Author: Thomas Leitch

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801885655

Category: Fiction

Page: 354

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Fright Xmas

A Christmas Carol 2009 USA98mins (Animation) Written & Directed: Robert Zemeckis Produced: Robert Zemeckis & Steve ... Diva's Christmas Carol 2000 USA 90mins Directed & Written: Richard Schenkman Cast: Vanessa Williams (Ebony Scrooge) ...

Author: Alan-Bertaneisson Jones

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781452061993

Category: Art

Page: 276

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Dickens on Screen

Dir . Richard Schenkman . Adapted by Richard Schenkman . Starring Vanessa L. Williams ( Ebony Scrooge ) , Bob McNamara ( Bob Cratchit ) , Rozonda “ Chilli ” Thomas ( Marli Jacob ) . TV , USA . A Christmas Carol : The Movie ( 2001 ) .

Author: John Glavin

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521001242

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 225

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Television and film, not libraries or scholarship, have made Charles Dickens the most important unread novelist in English. It is not merely that millions of people feel comfortable deploying the word 'Dickensian' to describe their own and others' lives, but that many more people who have never read Dickens know what Dickensian means. They know about Dickens because they have access to over a century of adaptations for the big and small screen. Dickens on Screen, includ ing an exhaustive filmography, is an invaluable resource for students and scholars alike.

Christmas s Most Wanted

Produced by music video channel VH1, A Diva's Christmas Carol stars Vanessa Williams as pop singer Ebony Scrooge, a diva of the first degree who, after a car accident turned a previous musical trio into a duo, abandoned the surviving ...

Author: Cuddihy Kevin Metcalfe Phillip

Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.

ISBN: 9781612340364

Category: Christmas

Page: 289

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Highlights the celebration of Christmas in music, television, and song.

give or take a shilling

Scrooge raised his voice and growled, “Who's there!” “Just me, Uncle.” Scrooge's throbbing head and the grip on his ebony stick relaxed at the sound of Fred's voice. “Being that I'm so late, I ordered us a cab, Uncle Ebenezer.

Author: Thom Thomas

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781493109371

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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Book Review Reviewed by Lit Amri for Readers' Favorite Written by Thom Thomas, Give or Take a Pebble: The Beginning is the first book in the " give or take " series and tells the story of Dr. Joshua Krump, a man who survives poverty, tragedies, and deaths to complete his medical education and become a surgeon. A wonderful story derived from Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. Fans of Charles Dickens will definitely love this remarkable story. Give or Take a Pebble: The Beginning is built specifically around Tiny Tim, but with surgeon Dr. Joshua Krump as the main protagonist. Krump, for me, is a striving ambitious fellow, ridden by debt and his own personal misery. And just like Krump, I am also fascinated and troubled at the same time by the mature, twelve-year-old Belinda. Thom Thomas has written a vivid tale with beautiful descriptions of the Victorian era. His prose is flawless and the pace of the story is superb. It is clear that extensive research has been done to portray life in the 19th century and the medical practices at that time. This gives an authentic quality to the story and makes it more interesting. Thom Thomas weaves Joshua Krump's story expertly around Dickens's famous classic, providing an amazing and fascinating read. The ending is excellent, with a suspense that is both exciting and frustrating at the same time. A highly recommended novel and I absolutely look forward to the second book.

Having a Wonderful Christmas Time Film Guide

... 'A Christmas Carol' featuring a very nasty pop singer who gets a reality check by three Christmas spirits. Ebony Scrooge (Williams) is a successful pop singer who is cold hearted and has a lack of holiday cheer and makes everybody ...

Author: Terry Rowan

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781312140455



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Historical Dictionary of African American Television

... Ebony Scrooge, a self-centered singing star who learns the true meaning of Christmas in this adaptation of Dickens's A Christmas Carol. Rozonda “Chili” Thomas was Marli Jacob. See also TV FILMS BASED ON NOVELS. DIVINE RESTORATION.

Author: Kathleen Fearn-Banks

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780810879171

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 640

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This second edition covers the history of African Americans on television from the beginning of national television through the present day including: chronology; introductory essay appendixes bibliography over 1000 cross-referenced entries on actors, performers, producers, directors, news and sports journalists

The A to Z of African American Television

Singer/actress Vanessa L. Williams starred in this TV movie as Ebony Scrooge, a self-centered singing star who learns the true meaning of Christmas in this adaptation of Dickens's A Christmas Carol. Rozonda “Chili” Thomas played Marli ...

Author: Kathleen Fearn-Banks

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810863480

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 586

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From Amos 'n' Andy to The Jeffersons to Family Matters to Chappelle's Show, this volume covers it all with entries on all different genres_animation, documentaries, sitcoms, sports, talk shows, and variety shows_and performers such as Muhammad Ali, Louis Armstrong, Bill Cosby, and Oprah Winfrey. Additionally, information can be found on general issues, ranging from African American audiences and stereotypes through the related networks and organizations. This book has hundreds of cross-referenced entries, from A to Z, in the dictionary and a list of acronyms with their corresponding definitions. The extensive chronology shows who did what and when and the introduction traces the often difficult circumstances African American performers faced compared to the more satisfactory present situation. Finally, the bibliography is useful to those readers who want to know more about specific topics or persons.

The Christmas Encyclopedia 3d ed

Scrooge-surrogate Nigel Playfayre ... Made-fortelevision comedy/ drama, starring Vanessa Williams as Ebony Scrooge, an unbearably diflicult, cold-hearted pop singer with a nasty attitude in ...

Author: William D. Crump

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476605739

Category: Religion

Page: 540

View: 499


This considerably expanded third edition of The Christmas Encyclopedia (2001) adds 281 new entries, bringing the total number of Christmas topics to more than 760. Continuing in the format of the previous editions, a wide variety of subjects are included: individual carols and songs; historical events at Christmastime; popular Christmas symbols; Christmas plants, place names, and stamps; and celebrations in countries around the world, including the origins of some of the most cherished traditions in the United States. Unique to this work is its emphasis on Christmas as depicted in the popular media, with entries covering literary works such as Call Me Mrs. Miracle and Silver Bells, classic television series such as Bonanza and Little House on the Prairie, motion pictures such as Arthur Christmas and Santa Clause 3, and television specials expressing holiday themes.

The Nanny Her Scrooge

A flicker of disbelief went through his ebony dark eyes. “It's the way I live,” he announced. “And it will be better for both of us to keep it that way.” “Jared—” “No,” he said harshly.

Author: DeAnna Talcott

Publisher: Silhouette

ISBN: 9781460353165

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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Courtesy of his rakish good looks and powerful prestige, Jared Gillette was every woman's fantasy. Yet, as far as Nicki Holliday was concerned, he was 100% Scrooge! Sure, she felt a jolt of electricity whenever Jared ravished her with his sexy-as-sin eyes…but a practically penniless Nicki was infuriated because her "Bah, Humbug!" boss had her fired. Then he proceeded to charm her into caring for his beloved daughter! Well, a soft-hearted Nicki couldn't resist the challenge of spreading warm holiday cheer throughout his arctic mansion. Before long, a gruffly tender Jared swept the orphaned beauty off her feet. But would it take a miracle to awaken the jaded tycoon to the wonder of love?

The Rocklopedia Fakebandica

See also BarryJive and the Uptown Five; The Kinky Wizards; Licorice Comfits. iséaria defiaiiie {Lisa garnet} DESIRE — See Ebony; Scrooge. DESMDND, RDNNY—Never—seen teen pop idol who sings the hit song “Puberty Love” in ...

Author: T. Mike Childs

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 9781466873018

Category: Music

Page: 256

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Have you ever wondered what the name of the cantina band in Star Wars was? Or how many fictional singers Elvis played? Or how many fake bands had real Top Ten hits? This hysterical, witty, and irreverent book answers all these questions and more. Based on the popular Web site fakebands.com, The Rocklopedia Fakebandica contains almost 1,000 entries covering such pop-culture staples as Spinal Tap, the Monkees, the Partridge Family, the Blues Brothers, the Rutles, Schroeder, the Chipmunks, the Brady Kids, the California Raisins, the Commitments, the Archies, the Banana Splits, Eddie and the Cruisers, the Wonders, Phoebe Buffay, Miss Piggy, Josie and the Pussycats, Jessica Rabbit, School of Rock, and Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. Perfect for pop-culture addicts, trivia buffs, and music lovers of all stripes, The Rocklopedia Fakebandica is the consummate addition to any bookshelf, coffee table, or bathroom.

You Have No Idea

After all, I have a history of nailing strong witchy characters—from Ebony Scrooge in A Diva 's Christmas Carol, which VH1 runs every holiday, to my roles on Broadway in Kiss of the Spider Woman and Into the Woods.

Author: Vanessa Williams

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101569160

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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The highly anticipated first book by a widely respected entertainer whose career highlights include The Right Stuff, Ugly Betty, Desperate Housewives, and former Miss America When Vanessa Williams was growing up, she had a plan: She’d go to college and major in musical theater; afterward she’d get her MFA from the Yale School of Drama, and then she would embark on a successful career on Broadway. And to make sure she stayed on that path, her mother, Helen Williams, gave her a list of things that she should never— ever—do. Near the top of that list was “never ever pose nude for anyone.” So when Vanessa became the first African-American woman to win the title of Miss America in September 1983 (an accomplishment that she never planned for or desired), only to be forced to resign ten months later due to a nude photo scandal, the lives of both Vanessa and Helen took an unexpected turn. But Vanessa survived this setback, and many others to come, to enjoy a thirty-plus-year career as an award-winning singer and actress. Vanessa has been asked to write her memoir many times, but only now—with the help of her mother—is she ready to tell her story. Vanessa grew up in Millwood, New York, part of one of the town’s only black families. As a teenager, Vanessa defied Helen, flirting with boys, drinking, and smoking pot. But despite their early conflicts, Helen has always ardently protected her daughter, staying in contact with the FBI about the multiple death threats Vanessa received after being crowned and being there for her during the dissolution of her two marriages. Now the mother of four children, Vanessa describes how she’s made it through the ups and downs of her life as well as her career. Jointly written by Vanessa and Helen and filled with dozens of personal family photos and mementos, You Have No Idea is an empowering celebration of the love between a mother and daughter and the life of a woman who beat the odds to achieve her destiny.

The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge

No sooner had they knocked Scrooge down , his head striking hard against the stone floor beneath , his chains cutting ... Forward of the gallery and surrounded by the grandeur of ebony panels bathed in light stood grand oaken desks ...

Author: Bruce Bueno de Mesquita

Publisher: Ohio State University Press

ISBN: 0814208886

Category: Fiction

Page: 139

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The Last Christmas of Ebenezer Scrooge

... a thin wail that almost went unheard in the jabbering gabble of birds and people. But at the front of the market, the master butcher, a lean, stringy gentleman with fierce moustaches and ebony spit-curls plastered to his forehead, ...

Author: Marvin Kaye

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 9781592241330

Category: Fiction

Page: 168

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A sequel to Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol.