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Storm, William 1949-

Overview
Works: 14 works in 44 publications in 1 language and 1,011 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Sources  History 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PN1675, 809.2512
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Most widely held works by William Storm
After Dionysus : a theory of the tragic by William Storm( Book )

9 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Storm reinterprets the concept of the tragic as both a fundamental human condition and an aesthetic process in dramatic art. He proposes an original theoretical relation between a generative and consistent tragic ground and complex characterization patterns. For Storm, it is the dismemberment of character, not the death, that is the signature mark of tragic drama. Basing his theory in the sparagmos, the dismembering rite associated with Dionysus, Storm identifies a rending tendency that transcends the ancient Greek setting and can be recognized transhistorically
Irony and the modern theatre by William Storm( Book )

12 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Irony and theatre share intimate kinships, not only regarding dramatic conflict, dialectic or wittiness, but also scenic structure and the verbal or situational ironies that typically mark theatrical speech and action. Yet irony today, in aesthetic, literary and philosophical contexts especially, is often regarded with skepticism - as ungraspable, or elusive to the point of confounding. Countering this tendency, Storm advocates a wide-angle view of this master trope, exploring the ironic in major works by playwrights including Chekhov, Pirandello and Brecht, and in notable relation to well-known representative characters in drama from Ibsen's Halvard Solness to Stoppard's Septimus Hodge and Wasserstein's Heidi Holland. To the degree that irony is existential, its presence in the theatre relates directly to the circumstances and the expressiveness of the characters on stage. This study investigates how these key figures enact, embody, represent and personify the ironic in myriad situations in the modern and contemporary theatre"--
The Crawfurd papers: a collection of official records relating to the mission of Dr. John Crawfurd sent to Siam by the government of India in the year 1821 by John Crawfurd( Book )

8 editions published between 1915 and 1971 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramaturgy and dramatic character : a long view by William Storm( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Dramatic character is among the most long-standing and familiar of artistic phenomena. From the theatre of Dionysus in ancient Greece to the modern stage, William Storm's book delivers a wide-ranging view of how characters have been conceived at pivotal moments in history. Storm reaffirms dramatic character as not only ancestrally prominent but as a continuing focus of interest. He looks closely at how stage figures compare to fictional characters in books, dramatic media, and other visual arts. Emphasis is sustained throughout on fundamental questions of how theatrical characterization relates to dramatic structure, style, and genre. Extensive attention is given to how characters think and to aspects of agency, selfhood, and consciousness. As the only book to offer a long view of theatrical characterization across this historical span, Storm's dramaturgical and theoretical investigation examines topics that remain vital and pertinent for practitioners, scholars, students of theatre and literature, and general audiences"--
The face of the tragic a theoretical relation of dramatic character and cosmos by William Storm( Book )

3 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Fro spot my spyryt per sprang in space" : transgressing ineffable boundaries in Pearl by William Storm( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The doctor's common sense tax guide by Stanley Roskind( Book )

1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Elder abuse by William Storm( )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Acceleration Tolerance After Ingestion of a Commercial Energy Drink( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This study examined the ability of a commercial energy drink to enhance acceleration tolerance, strength under G-load, and cognitive performance immediately prior to and following acceleration exposure. Eight experienced centrifuge subjects completed three separate experimental acceleration exposures following ingestion of 11.5 ml/kg body weight of a)a commercial energy drink, providing 5.0 mg caffeine/kg body weight, b) a commercial energy drink without caffeine or c) placebo. The acceleration exposures consisted of a relaxed gradual onset run to peripheral light loss, a rapid onset run to 6.0 G for 15 s, and a simulated air combat maneuver (SACM) run of repeated alternations between 4.5 G for 15 seconds and 7G for 15 seconds until volitional exhaustion. Cognitive tests were performed prior to and after the acceleration profiles. Relaxed G-tolerance was significantly higher under the caffeine session, whereas SACM duration did not differ among the drink conditions. Hip adductor muscle strength was lower during the placebo session than during the other two sessions. Cognitive reaction time was faster post-acceleration than pre-acceleration, and faster under the caffeine condition than the placebo condition. We conclude that consumption of a caffeine-based energy drink enhances relaxed G-tolerance and may increase strength, but does not impact acceleration duration. We further conclude that cognitive reaction time is improved by the caffeinated drink, as well as by the physical exertion during the acceleration exposure
Prep I : engineering (instructor's text) by Darwin Eugene Peek( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The material presented here represents a guideline for the engineering fundamentals
Effects of a Commercial Drink on Acceleration Tolerance and Cognitive Performance( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study examined the ability of a commercial energy drink to enhance acceleration tolerance, strength under G-load, and cognitive performance immediately prior to and following acceleration exposure. Eight experienced centrifuge subjects completed three separate experimental acceleration exposures following ingestion of 11.5 ml/kg body weight of (a) a caffeine-carbohydrate drink, providing 5.0 mg caffeine/kg body weight, (b) a carbohydrate-only drink or (c) placebo. Each exposure consisted of a relaxed gradual onset run to peripheral light loss, a rapid onset run to 6.0 G for 15 s, and a simulated air combat maneuver (SACM) run of repeated alternations between 4.5 G for 15 seconds and 7 G for 15 seconds until volitional exhaustion. Cognitive tests were performed prior to and after the acceleration profiles. Relaxed G-tolerance was significantly higher under the caffeine session, whereas SACM duration did not differ among the drink conditions. Hip adductor muscle strength was lower during the placebo session than during the other two sessions. Cognitive reaction time was faster post-acceleration than pre-acceleration, and faster under the caffeine condition than the placebo condition. We conclude that consumption of a caffeine-based energy drink enhances relaxed G-tolerance and may increase strength, but does not impact acceleration duration. We further conclude that cognitive reaction time is improved by the caffeine drink, as well as by the acceleration exposure
A Laboratory Evaluation of Zaleplon for Daytime Sleep( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zaleplon appears to be a prime candidate for assisting individuals in obtaining sleep in situations not conducive to rest. The primary objective of this study was to determine whether zaleplon (10-mg) effectively promoted sleep during the daytime in well rested individuals when compared to placebo. A secondary objective was to see if, while not expected, the use of zaleplon impacted the performance of these well rested indivIduals upon awakening. Twelve participants, 6 males and 6 females, participated in this study. The study was conducted using a repeated measures design with two within-subject factors: dmg (placebo/zaleplon) and trial (hourly testing during waking hours). Each participant experienced both drug conditions, with drug administration being counterbalanced and double-blinded. During a 3.5 hour nap following drug administration, polysomnographic variables were recorded to measure quality of sleep. Performance measures (cognition, memory, balance, and strength) and subjective reports were collected during every waking trial of each session. Total sleep time, and consequently, sleep efficiency, was statistically higher under zaleplon than under placebo (sleep efficiency = 87% and 76%, respectively). The majority of the gain in sleep occurred during sleep stages 3 and 4. Unexpectedly (given that the participants were well rested) a few of the cognitive performance and memory variables showed improvement after awakening under zaleplon when compared to placebo. Zaleplon, when used by rested individuals for daytime sleep, improves sleep quality
An assessment of modafinil for vestibular and aviation-related effects( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The goal of this study was to provide data concerning both the efficacy and the safe-to-fly dosage of a relatively unique compound, modafinil. Previous studies have indicated that modafinil holds promise as an effective wake-promoting agent for military personnel assigned to sustained operations without the common side effects associated with amphetamine-like substances. The present research was conducted to examine whether 200 or 400 mg doses of modafinil have any effect upon human vestibular functioning at night, to verify its cognitive enhancement capabilities during a short-term, sleep-loss setting, and to document the presence/absence of subjective symptoms. Other measures were investigated for possible effects of over-confidence or dehydration
Daytime Sleep Aids and Nighttime Cognitive Performance( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Air and ground crews are often given rest opportunities at atypical times, outside of a normal entrained circadian sleep period. Due to normal human biology, this practice often leads to delayed, thus shortened, sleep as well as restless sleep. In such cases, a sleep promoting or "No-Go" medication may be prescribed to promote a more restorative crew rest. This study compared two doses of the hypnotic zolpidem, two doses of melatonin and placebo for their effects on daytime sleep, on nighttime cognitive performance and on mood in an operationally and militarily relevant paradigm. The participants worked all night. Subsequently, an Early Group slept from 0800-1600 and a Late Group slept from 1400-2200. The participants worked all night again. Measures included polysomnography, simple and complex cognitive task performance, vigilance, subjective reports, salivary melatonin, and vital signs. Neither zolpidem nor melatonin was successful in improving daytime sleep compared to placebo. Participants slept longer under the medicated treatments, but it was not statistically significant. Sleep inertia was deepened by the use of zolpidem and may prolong degraded performance, sleepiness and fatigue. In this study, there were no advantages for morning or afternoon sleepers for nighttime alertness, mood or performance. The Foret & Lantin (1972) findings of 34 hours of sleep during the day do not appear to hold for sleep-deprived people sleeping under ideal conditions. For two consecutive work nights, ideal daytime sleeping conditions appear to provide nearly as much sleep as a sleep aid and without any risk to nighttime performance or side effects
 
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