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During the 25th and 26th dynasties , the Book of the Dead was updated, revised and standardised. Spells were consistently ordered and numbered for the first time.
This standardised version is known today as the 'Saite recension', after the Saite 26th dynasty. In the Late period and Ptolemaic period , the Book of the Dead remained based on the Saite recension, though increasingly abbreviated towards the end of the Ptolemaic period.
The last use of the Book of the Dead was in the 1st century BCE, though some artistic motifs drawn from it were still in use in Roman times.
The Book of the Dead is made up of a number of individual texts and their accompanying illustrations. Most sub-texts begin with the word ro, which can mean "mouth," "speech," "spell," "utterance," "incantation," or "a chapter of a book.
At present, some spells are known,  though no single manuscript contains them all. They served a range of purposes. Some are intended to give the deceased mystical knowledge in the afterlife, or perhaps to identify them with the gods: Still others protect the deceased from various hostile forces or guide him through the underworld past various obstacles.
Famously, two spells also deal with the judgement of the deceased in the Weighing of the Heart ritual.
Such spells as 26—30, and sometimes spells 6 and , relate to the heart and were inscribed on scarabs. The texts and images of the Book of the Dead were magical as well as religious.
Magic was as legitimate an activity as praying to the gods, even when the magic was aimed at controlling the gods themselves. The act of speaking a ritual formula was an act of creation;  there is a sense in which action and speech were one and the same thing.
Hieroglyphic script was held to have been invented by the god Thoth , and the hieroglyphs themselves were powerful. Written words conveyed the full force of a spell.
The spells of the Book of the Dead made use of several magical techniques which can also be seen in other areas of Egyptian life.
A number of spells are for magical amulets , which would protect the deceased from harm. In addition to being represented on a Book of the Dead papyrus, these spells appeared on amulets wound into the wrappings of a mummy.
Other items in direct contact with the body in the tomb, such as headrests, were also considered to have amuletic value. Almost every Book of the Dead was unique, containing a different mixture of spells drawn from the corpus of texts available.
For most of the history of the Book of the Dead there was no defined order or structure. The spells in the Book of the Dead depict Egyptian beliefs about the nature of death and the afterlife.
The Book of the Dead is a vital source of information about Egyptian beliefs in this area. One aspect of death was the disintegration of the various kheperu , or modes of existence.
Mummification served to preserve and transform the physical body into sah , an idealised form with divine aspects;  the Book of the Dead contained spells aimed at preserving the body of the deceased, which may have been recited during the process of mummification.
The ka , or life-force, remained in the tomb with the dead body, and required sustenance from offerings of food, water and incense. In case priests or relatives failed to provide these offerings, Spell ensured the ka was satisfied.
It was the ba , depicted as a human-headed bird, which could "go forth by day" from the tomb into the world; spells 61 and 89 acted to preserve it.
An akh was a blessed spirit with magical powers who would dwell among the gods. The nature of the afterlife which the dead person enjoyed is difficult to define, because of the differing traditions within Ancient Egyptian religion.
In the Book of the Dead , the dead were taken into the presence of the god Osiris , who was confined to the subterranean Duat. There are also spells to enable the ba or akh of the dead to join Ra as he travelled the sky in his sun-barque, and help him fight off Apep.
There are fields, crops, oxen, people and waterways. The deceased person is shown encountering the Great Ennead , a group of gods, as well as his or her own parents.
While the depiction of the Field of Reeds is pleasant and plentiful, it is also clear that manual labour is required.
For this reason burials included a number of statuettes named shabti , or later ushebti. These statuettes were inscribed with a spell, also included in the Book of the Dead , requiring them to undertake any manual labour that might be the owner's duty in the afterlife.
The path to the afterlife as laid out in the Book of the Dead was a difficult one. The deceased was required to pass a series of gates, caverns and mounds guarded by supernatural creatures.
Their names—for instance, "He who lives on snakes" or "He who dances in blood"—are equally grotesque. These creatures had to be pacified by reciting the appropriate spells included in the Book of the Dead ; once pacified they posed no further threat, and could even extend their protection to the dead person.
Like the character in The Nanny , Drescher was born and raised in Flushing, Queens , and attended beauty school. However, unlike her on-screen counterpart, Drescher never worked in a bridal shop; Drescher wrote that into the character as a tribute to her mother, who did work in a bridal shop.
Most of the early episodes of The Nanny were shot in front of a live studio audience on Stage 6 at the Culver Studios.
During later seasons the taping was no longer performed before an audience due to the complexities of the fantasy sequences, costume changes, etc. On Mondays, the cast went through the script as a table read.
On Tuesdays and Wednesdays, they rehearsed before the series' producers and executives. And, on Thursdays and Fridays, the series was shot using a multi-camera set up in front of a live studio audience.
Nearly crew members were involved in the shooting of a single episode. Kavanagh, known mainly for his writing with Fraser, added a recognizable dry humor to the show.
Jacobson presided over the writing team, and Fraser observed the run-throughs. Stemming from a home invasion and attack she experienced in , Fran Drescher requested the show to provide prescreened audiences , based fear of having random strangers invited to the productions.
The show hired Central Casting to gather a cast of "laughers" who would be recorded during taping. The audio track of the laughers would then be added to the episodes in post-production.
Casting director Lisette St. The comedy in The Nanny was formulated with many running gags , which contributed heavily to the success of the series.
Much of this formula was character-based, with all major characters possessing a specific trait or quirks that provided a source of parody for other characters.
The conflicting elements of each character's own comedy were often played off against one another Fran and Maxwell , Niles and C.
Occasionally the characters would break the fourth wall and comment on the situations themselves, or Fran would comment to the audience or look into the camera.
Most of the humor Fran uses is aimed toward a Jewish audience. She makes references to Yiddish words and teaches the Sheffield children to be stereotypical Jews to never pay retail price, to go after men like doctors, etc.
Much of this humor is featured in scenes including her mother Sylvia. At times, they would also make humorous references to the stars' previous careers or real life off-screen time.
This was noticeable when Yetta saw her reflection in the mirror and thought she was seeing Millie Helper from The Dick Van Dyke Show the role that Guilbert played on that long-running show , Maxwell remembering how he wanted to hire a former cast member from Days of Our Lives but thought he wasn't "British" enough a reference to Charles Shaughnessy's former series , C.
Drescher also appeared in the series as tough-talking music publicist Bobbi Fleckman, reprising her role from the film This Is Spinal Tap , setting up an obvious visual gag where Drescher as the Nanny would disguise herself as Fleckman in order to get Mr.
More running gags include Fran's frequent references to classic TV sitcoms such as Gilligan's Island and Bewitched and her many eccentric family members some never shown, most of them dying ; Fran lying about her age—especially to men; Maxwell fighting through his rivalry with actual Broadway producer Andrew Lloyd Webber ; Maxwell's physical resemblance to Pierce Brosnan ; Maxwell's fondness of Kaye Ballard ; Sylvia loving food in excess;  Niles delivering sharp one-liners, often aimed at C.
There was also the occasional tryst between Niles and C. Season 4 featured a running gag where both Fran and Maxwell kept secret from the other household members "The Thing" the fact that in the season 3 finale Maxwell tells Fran he loves her, but then in the Season 4 premiere he takes it back.
It's also following "The Thing" that whenever Maxwell makes comments denying he has feelings for Fran, she is temporary "paralyzed" she can't feel her arm, her entire left side shuts down, etc.
In addition, there is also a great deal of physical comedy in The Nanny including exaggerated falls and chases. Drescher's facial expressions, when shocked or surprised, can also be seen as reminiscent of Lucille Ball 's portrayals of Lucy Ricardo and Lucy Carmichael.
Sheffield refers to Fran as "Mrs. Carmichael", and asks in another: Mooney fire you from the bank again? The episode that featured a visit from Elizabeth Taylor who also appeared on Here's Lucy as a guest star began with Maxwell and Niles trying to hide the visit from Fran "Boys, boys, boys.
Now do you think my mother gave birth to a dummy 25 years ago? In an episode of The Nanny , Fran sees a man watching I Love Lucy on TV and as the theme song plays she gets a sneaky look on her face and gets the idea to gain entry into Mr.
Sheffield's men's only club dressed as a man. It was well written and entertaining. The show performed poorly in its first year.
When it was nearly canceled, Sagansky stepped in as its champion. Although soon emerging as a favorite among the company, sponsors questioned whether the writers had ventured too far in terms of ethnicity and Drescher acted too obviously Jewish.
I wanted to do it closest to what I knew. The show began off-network syndication in September , distributed by Columbia TriStar Television Distribution now Sony Pictures Television Distribution on various broadcast television networks in the U.
The show had aired on Lifetime Television from until On August 2, , The Nanny began airing on TV Land , commencing with a week-long marathon and remained on the channel until On August 16, , "The Nanny" began airing on Logo.
Similarly, on April 30, , Freeform TV channel began airing the series, showing 5-episode blocks in the early morning hours. Additionally, the show can be seen on local US television channels.
Outside of North America, The Nanny is broadcast in various other countries and television networks, each with their own schedule for the series.
In the United Kingdom, the entire series aired on the digital network Living. It is currently re-airing on newly launched channel TLC. In France, the show was broadcast and rebroadcast the same multi-and was a huge success on the channel M6 then W9.
The character of Fran Fine is very famous in France. Season 3 was released on March 17, , in Region 1, almost 3 years after the release of season 2.
On August 27, , it was announced that Mill Creek Entertainment had acquired the rights to various television series from the Sony Pictures library including The Nanny.
On January 12, , it was announced that Shout! Factory had acquired the rights to the series; they subsequently released a complete series set on May 26, In late , Shout!
The Nanny was shown in more than eighty countries worldwide. In addition, several local versions of the show have been produced in other countries.
These shows follow the original scripts very closely, but with minor alterations in order to adapt to their respective country's culture.
The remake in Russia was so popular that some original American writers of the show were commissioned to write new scripts after all original episodes were remade.
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