Drama is the specific mode of fiction represented in performance: a play, mime, etc, performed in a theatre, or on radio or television. Considered as a genre of poetry in general, the dramatic mode has been contrasted with the epic and the lyrical modes since Aristotle's Poetics —the earliest work of dramatic theory; the term "drama" comes from a Greek word meaning "action", derived from "I do". The two masks associated with drama represent the traditional generic division between comedy and tragedy. In English, the word "play" or "game" was the standard term used to describe drama until William Shakespeare's time—just as its creator was a "play-maker" rather than a "dramatist" and the building was a "play-house" rather than a "theatre"; the use of "drama" in a more narrow sense to designate a specific type of play dates from the modern era. "Drama" in this sense refers to a play, neither a comedy nor a tragedy—for example, Zola's Thérèse Raquin or Chekhov's Ivanov. It is this narrower sense that the film and television industries, along with film studies, adopted to describe "drama" as a genre within their respective media.
"Radio drama" has been used in both senses—originally transmitted in a live performance, it has been used to describe the more high-brow and serious end of the dramatic output of radio. The enactment of drama in theatre, performed by actors on a stage before an audience, presupposes collaborative modes of production and a collective form of reception; the structure of dramatic texts, unlike other forms of literature, is directly influenced by this collaborative production and collective reception. Mime is a form of drama. Drama can be combined with music: the dramatic text in opera is sung throughout. Musicals include songs. Closet drama describes a form, intended to be read, rather than performed. In improvisation, the drama does not pre-exist the moment of performance. Western drama originates in classical Greece; the theatrical culture of the city-state of Athens produced three genres of drama: tragedy and the satyr play. Their origins remain obscure, though by the 5th century BC they were institutionalised in competitions held as part of festivities celebrating the god Dionysus.
Historians know the names of many ancient Greek dramatists, not least Thespis, credited with the innovation of an actor who speaks and impersonates a character, while interacting with the chorus and its leader, who were a traditional part of the performance of non-dramatic poetry. Only a small fraction of the work of five dramatists, has survived to this day: we have a small number of complete texts by the tragedians Aeschylus and Euripides, the comic writers Aristophanes and, from the late 4th century, Menander. Aeschylus' historical tragedy The Persians is the oldest surviving drama, although when it won first prize at the City Dionysia competition in 472 BC, he had been writing plays for more than 25 years; the competition for tragedies may have begun as early as 534 BC. Tragic dramatists were required to present a tetralogy of plays, which consisted of three tragedies and one satyr play. Comedy was recognized with a prize in the competition from 487 to 486 BC. Five comic dramatists competed at the City Dionysia.
Ancient Greek comedy is traditionally divided between "old comedy", "middle comedy" and "new comedy". Following the expansion of the Roman Republic into several Greek territories between 270–240 BC, Rome encountered Greek drama. From the years of the republic and by means of the Roman Empire, theatre spread west across Europe, around the Mediterranean and reached England. While Greek drama continued to be performed throughout the Roman period, the year 240 BC marks the beginning of regular Roman drama. From the beginning of the empire, interest in full-length drama declined in favour of a broader variety of theatrical entertainments; the first important works of Roman literature were the tragedies and comedies that Livius Andronicus wrote from 240 BC. Five years Gnaeus Naevius began to write drama. No plays from either writer have survived. While both dramatists composed in both genres, Andronicus was most appreciated for his tragedies and Naevius for his comedies. By the beginning of the 2nd century BC, drama was established in Rome and a guild of writers had been formed.
The Roman comedies that have survived are all fabula palliata (comedies b
A housewife is a woman whose work is running or managing her family's home—caring for her children. A housewife who has children may be called a stay-at-home mother or mom and a househusband may be called a male homemaker or stay-at-home father. Webster's Dictionary defines a housewife as a married woman, in charge of her household; the British Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary defines a housewife as "the mistress of a household. Throughout history, women have worked for pay, either by contributing to farming and other family-owned businesses, or by working for outside employers. Housewives were common in developed countries for a few decades during the middle of the 20th century; some feminists and non-feminist economists note that the value of housewives' work is ignored in standard formulations of economic output, such as GDP or employment figures. A housewife works many unpaid hours a week and depends on income from her husband's work for financial support. In societies of hunters and gatherers, like the traditional society of the Australian aboriginal people, the men hunt animals for meat while the women gather other foods such as grain and vegetables.
One of the reasons for this division of labor is that it is much easier to look after a baby while gathering food than while hunting a fast-moving animal. When homes were simple, there were few possessions to maintain and women did different jobs. In rural societies where the main source of work is farming, women have taken care of gardens and animals around the house helping men with heavy work when a job needed to be done usually because of the season. Examples of the heavy work involving farming that a traditional housewife in a rural society would do are: Picking fruit when it is ripe for market Planting rice in a paddy field Harvesting and stacking grain Cutting hay for animalsIn rural studies, the word housewife is used as a term for "a woman who does the majority of the chores within a farm's compound", as opposed to field and livestock work.. A career woman, as opposed to a housewife, may follow a mommy track or a shared earning/shared parenting track. Regarding family size, a study of three Mexican cities done in 1991 came to the conclusion that there was no significant difference in the number of children in "housewife families" compared to those families with women who worked outside the home.
A research based on 7733 respondents who were aged 18–65 and married women in 20 European countries showed men and women share less housework in countries public support gender equality. On the contrary, women did more housework than men. Full-time homemakers in modern times share income produced by members of the household who are employed. US states with community property recognize joint ownership of marital property and income, unless a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement is followed, most marital households in the US operate as a joint financial team and file taxes jointly; the method and extent of educating housewives has been debated since at least the 20th century. In imperial China, women were bound to homemaking by the doctrines of Confucianism and cultural norms. Girls did not attend school and, spent the day doing household chores with their mothers and female relatives. In most cases, the husband was alive and able to work, so the wife was always forbidden to take a job and spent her days at home or doing other domestic tasks.
As Confucianism spread across East Asia, this social norm was observed in Korea and Vietnam. As foot binding became common after the Song Dynasty, many women lost the ability to work outside. After the founding of the Republic of China in 1911, these norms were loosened and many women were able to enter the workforce. Shortly thereafter, a growing number of females began to be permitted to attend schools. Starting with the rule of the People's Republic of China in 1949, all women were freed from compulsory family roles. During the Great Leap Forward and Cultural Revolution, some women worked in fields that were traditionally reserved for males. In modern China, housewives are no longer as common in the largest cities and other urban areas. Many modern women work because one person's income is insufficient to support the family, a decision made easier by the fact that it is common for Chinese grandparents to watch after their grandchildren until they are old enough to go to school. Nonetheless, the number of Chinese housewives has been rising in recent years as China's economy expands.
In a traditional Hindu family, the head of the family is the Griha Swami and his wife is the Griha Swamini. The Sanskrit words Grihast and Grihasta come closest to describing the entire gamut of activities and roles undertaken by the homemaker. Grih is the Sanskrit root for home.
Courtney A. Kemp
Courtney A. Kemp is an American television writer and producer, she created the 2014 Starz series and has written for such shows as The Good Wife and Beauty & the Beast. Kemp grew up in Westport and began reading college textbooks at the age of eight. By the age of 10 she had begun reading plays by William Shakespeare coming up with her own stories. In 1994, she graduated from Staples High School and went on to receive her bachelor's degree from Brown University as well as her Master's in English Literature from Columbia University. At the age of 26, Kemp left Westport and went to Los Angeles, California, to further pursue her dream as a television writer. There she garnered her big break by becoming a staff writer for the then-Fox hit series The Bernie Mac Show, she began writing for other television shows such as Eli Stone and Beauty & the Beast before becoming known for her writing of episodes for the CBS political drama series The Good Wife. Her idea for what would become the first series she sold and pitched, Power came about when she met rapper 50 Cent and executive producer Mark Canton at a coffeehouse in Los Angeles where she thought up the concept of a guy who becoming destined to leave his life as a drug dealer behind him to become a successful club owner and businessman.
She soon penned the script to Power with Canton and 50 alongside her, both serving as executive producers and the show was green lit by Starz on June 17, 2013, with an ordered eight-episode first season set to air the following year. Kemp lost her father, Herbert Kemp Jr. in 2011. The first episode of Power was dedicated in his memory. Courtney A. Kemp on IMDb
The Chevrolet Traverse is a seven-seat full-size crossover SUV built by General Motors. It is built on the same platform as the GMC Buick Enclave, it is the successor to the Chevrolet TrailBlazer Uplander minivan. Marketed as a full-size crossover SUV, the Traverse was built at GM's Spring Hill, Tennessee assembly plant during 2009, but production of the Traverse had moved to GM's Delta Township, Michigan assembly plant in 2010; the 2009 Chevrolet Traverse debuted at the 2008 Chicago Auto Show and the Traverse had arrived at every Chevrolet dealer in October 2008. The second generation model debuted in showrooms in the summer of 2017. Starting with the 2019 model year, the Traverse was slotted above the new mid-size Chevrolet Blazer as part of Chevrolet’s plans to expand its CUV lineup; the Chevrolet Traverse features a 3,564 cc DOHC V6 with VVT and direct injection. The other Lambda-based vehicles have this powertrain in the 2009 model year. A 6-speed automatic transmission gives power to all wheels.
The Traverse delivers 281 hp with the torque at 266 lb · ft. in the LT models. The LTZ model, with dual exhaust, delivers 288 hp and the torque comes in at 270 lb·ft; the Traverse name was used for a concept car at the 2003 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, but that concept gave way when the Chevrolet Equinox launched for the 2005 model year. The production Traverse's design was inspired by the 2005 Chevrolet Sequel concept, has a chevron-shaped grille similar to the 2008 Chevrolet Malibu; the Traverse has unique sheet metal different from the other Lambda crossovers, with the exception of the doors. The Traverse was part of a product placement by GM in the NBC drama My Own Worst Enemy, along with the new Chevrolet Camaro; the vehicle appears on the remake of Hawaii Five-0 and The Mentalist. The Traverse is used in the Minnie Van Service in conjunction with Lyft at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. Gothic black colors of the Chevrolet Traverse are used by federal agencies, such as Secret Service.
On the LT models, the early 2010 update removed the "TRAVERSE" badges on the front doors. Beginning on late 2010 models, the GM logos were removed from the vehicle's front doors. A facelift of the Chevrolet Traverse was unveiled at the 2012 New York Auto Show; the 2013 Traverse receives a new grille and front fascia, a redesigned rear liftgate, reworked Camaro-inspired tail lights, the transmission has been reworked for improved shift quality and timing. Pictures were released by GM on March 28, 2012. Chevrolet's new color touch-screen and MyLink radios are standard, as well as wood interior trim. Both cloth and leather seating surfaces will be available, depending on the model. Cloth is standard on the LS and 1LT models, leather is standard on the LTZ. Both are available on the 2LT model; some new wheels will be available, models will continue to be offered in both front wheel drive and all wheel drive versions, ranging from the base LS to the top-of-the-line LTZ. Base price for the 2013 Traverse LS is at $30,510.
A Bose audio system will be standard on 2LT and LTZ models. While there were no cosmetic changes made for the 2014 model year, Chevrolet did add new features to the Traverse: Forward Collision Alert and Lane Departure Warning; the audio system feature was updated, with a dual charge USB port now located at the rear of the center console. No cosmetic changes. Only two new features, a revised 18-inch wheel appearance and Siri Eyes Free, were added. Siren Red Tintcoat, Sable Metallic, Blue Velvet Metallic became available as exterior colors, while Ebony/Saddle Up became available as an interior color option; the 2016 Traverse received minor changes. The trim level were reduced to LS, LT1, LT2, LTZ. New features include OnStar 4G LTE connectivity with Wi-Fi hotspot, Iridescent Pearl and Mosaic Black Metallic as color palettes and Driver Confidence Packages for the LT trims, 20-inch aluminum wheel designs and machined finishes. For the 2017 model year, the Traverse LTZ trim is renamed to Premier. However, most of the features from the 2016 model year Traverse had been carried over to the 2017 Traverse models, which will be its last before becoming a fleet exclusive vehicle.
Although the Traverse is redesigned for the 2018 model year, the previous Traverse model will still be available in 2018 as the Traverse Limited, it will be sold to rental car companies and other fleets. 1 vehicle structure rated "Good" 2 strength-to-weight ratio: 4.00Pre-facelift styling Post-facelift styling On January 9, 2017, General Motors unveiled the second generation Traverse at the 2017 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Introduced as a 2018 model, it went on sale in July 2017. While Chevrolet is making the vehicle available in North America, plans include expanding the Traverse to the Middle East, selected South American countries; the Traverse was launched to the Russian market in 2018, entered South Korea in April 2019 as a 2019 model. The updated Traverse abandoned the egg shaped design and now adopts a more truck-like design, similar to the Tahoe, while taking some cues from the now mid-size Acadia, with the Chevrolet front grille design, it is similar in dimension to the first generation model, adding an extra 2.0 inches of wheelbase and 0.7 inch more overall length, it loses 111 pounds to come in at a weight of 4,362 pounds.
It remains an 8-seat passenger vehicle. As part of GM’s plans to expand its range of crossovers by size in order to be competitive within the segments, Chevrolet re-positioned the Traverse
Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005 film)
Mr. & Mrs. Smith is a 2005 American romantic action comedy directed by Doug Liman and written by Simon Kinberg; the film stars Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie as a bored upper-middle class married couple surprised to learn that they are assassins belonging to competing agencies, that they have been assigned to kill each other. It was based in part on the 1996 TV show of the same name starring Scott Bakula. Besides being a box office hit, it established Pitt and Jolie's relationship. Construction executive John and tech support consultant Jane Smith are answering questions during marriage counseling; the couple has been married for "five or six" years, but their marriage is suffering to the point that they cannot remember the last time they had sex. They tell the story of their first meeting in Bogotá, where they were both secretly on the run from the Colombian authorities - since the authorities were looking for tourists traveling alone after a recent heist, the two claimed to be together to avoid being questioned.
They fell in love and married. John states that Jane "looked like Christmas morning" to him on the day they met. In reality and Jane are both skilled contract killers working for different firms, both among the best in their field, each concealing their true professions from one another; the couple live in a large Colonial Revival house in the suburbs and, to keep up appearances, socialise with their "conventionally" wealthy neighbors. Under these cover stories and Jane balance their mundane marriage – which both of them find after a few years to be growing dull and suffocating – with their secretive work; when both are assigned to kill DIA prisoner Benjamin "The Tank" Danz during a transfer, they encounter each other on the job and the hit ends up botched: Danz survives, while John and Jane are assigned to kill each other instead. After making escalating attempts on each other's lives, the Smiths' conflict culminates in a massive shootout that nearly demolishes their home. In a protracted, evenly matched fight, they wind up with guns in each other's faces.
John declines to shoot, his feelings for Jane rekindled, lays his gun down. Jane finds she cannot shoot John either, the two have passionate sex; the renewed Smith partnership is threatened by their employers, who join forces to eliminate the couple. John's best friend and coworker, turns down a bounty of $400,000 for each Smith, but John and Jane find themselves under fire from an army of assassins. Fending off an attack which blows up their pockmarked house, the Smiths steal their neighbor's minivan and destroy their attackers' three pursuing armored sedans, all while bickering over their fighting styles and newly discovered personal secrets. After meeting with Eddie, the Smiths decide to fight together to preserve their marriage, they kidnap Danz from his high-security prison to use him as a bargaining chip. Danz reveals that he was bait, hired jointly by their employers after it was discovered that the Smiths were married, in the hopes of having one Smith kill the other. John and Jane make their last stand together.
In the final fight scene of the film, the Smiths – now working smoothly together as a team – defeat an extended attack by a large force of armed operatives during a long shootout inside a home decorating store. The film ends with the couple meeting the marriage counselor again, where the Smiths state how much their marriage has thrived, with John encouraging him to ask for an update on their sex lives. An alternate ending shows that they chose to move to Rome and had a child who inherited their assassin skills. Screenwriter Simon Kinberg came up with the idea for the film after listening to a couple of his friends who were in therapy for their marriage. Kinberg noticed that the way they were describing it sounded "aggressive and mercenary" and he "thought it would make an interesting template for a relationship inside of an action film." Three soundtrack albums were released from the film: a film score composed by John Powell, a U. S. soundtrack with songs used in the film and an International Soundtrack with the song by Pink Martini replaced with KansasCali.
The albums were released at different times to avoid confusion. Score track listing"Bogota" "The Bedroom" "Playing House" "Assignments" "His and Her Hits" "Office Work" "Desert Foxes" "John and Jane's Identity" "Dinner" "Hood Jump" "Mutual Thoughts" "John Drops In" "Tango de Los Asesinos" "Two Phone Calls" "Kiss and Make Up" "Minivan Chase" "Shopping Spree" "Dodging Bullets" "The Next Adventure" "Jesus of Surburbia"Soundtrack track listing"Love Stinks" – The J. Geils Band "Nothin' but a Good Time" – Poison "Tainted Love" – Soft Cell "Baby, Baby" – Alana D. "Express Yourself" – Charles Wright & the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band "Mondo Bongo" – Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros "Lay Lady Lay" – Magnet featuring Gemma Hayes "I Melt with You" – Nouvelle Vague "Nobody Does It Better" – 8mm "Let's Never Stop Falling in Love" – Pink Martini "Tango De Los Asesinos" – John Powell "Used to Love Her" – Voodoo Glow Skulls "You Are My Sunshine" – Stine J. "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'" – The Righteous Brothers "Making Love Out of Nothing at All" – Air Supply "You Give Love a Bad Name" – Atreyu "Love Will Keep Us Together" – Captain & Tennille Mr. & Mrs. Smith opened on June 10, 2005 in the United
James Oliver Cromwell is an American actor. Some of his more notable films include Babe, Star Trek: First Contact, L. A. Confidential, The Green Mile, Space Cowboys, The Sum of All Fears, I, The Longest Yard, The Queen, W. Secretariat, The Artist, Big Hero 6, Marshall, as well as the television series Angels in America, Six Feet Under, American Horror Story: Asylum, Boardwalk Empire and Catch Fire, The Young Pope and Counterpart Cromwell has been nominated for four Primetime Emmy Awards and four Screen Actors Guild Awards, as well as the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for Babe, he won a Primetime Emmy Award for his role in American Horror Story: Asylum and a Canadian Screen Award for his role in Still Mine. Cromwell was born in Los Angeles and raised in Manhattan, New York, he is the son of actress Kay Johnson and actor and director John Cromwell, blacklisted during the McCarthy era. He has English, German and Scottish ancestry, he was educated at The Hill School, Middlebury College, Carnegie Mellon University, where he studied architecture until he left to pursue acting.
He received his acting training at HB Studio in New York City. Like his parents, he was drawn to the theatre, performing in everything from Shakespeare to experimental plays. Cromwell's first television performance was in a 1974 episode of The Rockford Files playing Terry, a tennis instructor. A few weeks he began a recurring role as Stretch Cunningham on All in the Family. In 1975, he took his first lead role on television as Bill Lewis in the short-lived Hot l Baltimore, appeared on M*A*S*H as Captain Leo Bardonaro, in the episode "Last Laugh" in Season 6 and a year he made his film debut in Neil Simon's classic detective spoof Murder by Death. In 1980, Cromwell guest-starred in the two-part episode "Laura Ingalls Wilder" of the long-running television series Little House on the Prairie, he played one of Almanzo Wilder's old friends. While Cromwell continued with regular television work throughout the 1980s, he made appearances in films for his supporting roles in the films Tank and Revenge of the Nerds.
He guest starred on the sitcom Night Court, playing a mental patient, along with Predator actor Kevin Peter Hall. He had starring roles in the 1990s critically acclaimed films Babe, The People vs. Larry Flynt, The Education of Little Tree, L. A. Confidential, The Green Mile, Snow Falling on Cedars, he played Dr. Zefram Cochrane in Star Trek: First Contact and the Star Trek: Enterprise pilot episode "Broken Bow". Appearing in other Star Trek roles on the television series The Next Generation and Deep Space Nine, though not as Cochran, Cromwell guest-starred in several episodes, including "The Hunted", "Birthright" and "Starship Down", he voiced The Colonel in Dreamworks' Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron. Cromwell has had additional successes on television throughout his career, his role as newspaper tycoon William Randolph Hearst in the television film RKO 281 earned him an Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Television Movie. The following year, he received his second Emmy Award nomination for playing Bishop Lionel Stewart on the NBC medical drama series ER.
In 2004, he guest-starred as former President D. Wire Newman in The West Wing episode "The Stormy Present". From 2003 to 2005, Cromwell played George Sibley in the HBO drama series Six Feet Under, which earned him his third Emmy Award nomination in 2003. Along with the rest of his castmates, he was nominated for two Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Ensemble in a Drama Series in 2005 and 2006; the following year, Cromwell played Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh in The Queen, that earned Helen Mirren an Academy Award for Best Actress. He guest starred as Phillip Bauer, father of lead character Jack, in the sixth season of the Fox thriller drama series 24. In October 2007, Cromwell played the lead role of James Tyrone Sr. in the Druid Theatre Company's production of Eugene O'Neill's Long Day's Journey into Night, at the Gaiety in Dublin as part of the Ulster Bank Dublin Theatre Festival's 50th Anniversary. That same year he received the King Vidor Memorial Award from the San Luis Obispo International Film Festival for his artistic achievements in film.
More Cromwell played George Herbert Walker Bush in Oliver Stone's W. that chronicles the rise to power of his son up until the 2003 invasion of Iraq. In an interview, Cromwell revealed that Stone had offered the role to Warren Beatty and Harrison Ford. Cromwell provided the voice of the main villain Professor Robert Callaghan/Yokai in the Disney movie Big Hero 6. In 2016 Cromwell starred in HBO's series The Young Pope alongside Jude Law, Diane Keaton. In 2018, he appeared in HBO's Succession, Showtime's Counterpart. Cromwell was married to Ann Ulvestad from 1976 until their divorce in 1986. Cromwell married his second wife, actress Julie Cobb, on May 29, 1986. On January 1, 2014, Cromwell married actress Anna Stuart at the home of Stuart's former Another World co-star Charles Keating, he resides in Wawayanda, New York, dividing his time between New York and Los Angeles, California. Cromwell is known for his tall stature.
The Chevrolet Camaro is a mid-size American automobile manufactured by Chevrolet, classified as a pony car and some versions as a muscle car. It went on sale on September 29, 1966, for the 1967 model year and was designed as a competing model to the Ford Mustang; the car shared its platform and major components with the Pontiac Firebird introduced for 1967. Four distinct generations of the Camaro were developed before production ended in 2002; the nameplate was revived on a concept car. Over 5 million Camaros have been sold. Before any official announcement, reports began running during April 1965 within the automotive press that Chevrolet was preparing a competitor to the Ford Mustang, code-named Panther. On June 21, 1966, around 200 automotive journalists received a telegram from General Motors stating, "...please save noon of June 28 for important SEPAW meeting. Hope you can be on hand to help scratch a cat. Details will follow... John L. Cutter – Chevrolet public relations – SEPAW secretary."
The following day, the same journalists received another General Motors telegram stating, "Society for the Eradication of Panthers from the Automotive World will hold first and last meeting on June 28... John L. Cutter – Chevrolet public relations SEPAW secretary." These telegrams puzzled the automotive journalists. On June 28, 1966, General Motors held a live press conference in Detroit’s Statler-Hilton Hotel, it was the first time that 14 cities were connected in real time for a press conference via telephone lines. Chevrolet general manager Pete Estes started the news conference stating that all attendees of the conference were charter members of the Society for the Elimination of Panthers from the Automotive World and that this would be the first and last meeting of SEPAW. Estes announced a new car line, project designation XP-836, with a name that Chevrolet chose in keeping with other car names beginning with the letter C such as the Corvair, Chevy II, Corvette, he claimed the name, suggests the comradeship of good friends as a personal car should be to its owner and that to us, the name means just what we think the car will do... go.
The Camaro name was unveiled. Automotive press asked Chevrolet product managers, what is a Camaro? and were told it was a small, vicious animal that eats Mustangs. According to the book The Complete Book of Camaro: Every Model Since 1967, the name Camaro was conceived by Chevrolet merchandising manager Bob Lund and General Motors vice president Ed Rollett, while they were reading the book Heath's French and English Dictionary by James Boïelle and by de V. Payen-Payne printed in 1936. In the book The Complete Book of Camaro, it states that Mr. Lund and Mr. Rollett found the word camaro in the French-English dictionary was slang, to mean friend, pal, or comrade; the article further repeated Estes's statement of what the word camaro was meant to imply, that the car's name "suggests the comradeship of good friends, as a personal car should be to its owner". In fact, the actual French word that has that meaning is "camarade," from which the English word "comrade" is derived, not "camaro"; the Camaro was first shown at a press preview in Detroit on September 12, 1966, in Los Angeles, on September 19, 1966.
Public introduction of the new model was on September 26, 1966. The Camaro went on sale in dealerships on September 29, 1966, for the 1967 model year; the first-generation Camaro debuted in September 1966, for the 1967 model year, up to 1969 on a new rear-wheel drive GM F-body platform and was available as a two-door coupé or convertible with 2+2 seating, a choice of 230 cu in, 250 cu in inline-6 or 302 cu in, 307 cu in, 327 cu in, 350 cu in, 396 cu in V8 powerplants. Concerned with the runaway success of the Ford Mustang, Chevrolet executives realized that their compact sporty car, the Corvair, would not be able to generate the sales volume of the Mustang due to its rear-engine design, as well as declining sales due to the negative publicity from Ralph Nader's book, Unsafe at Any Speed. Therefore, the Camaro was touted as having the same conventional rear-drive, front-engine configuration as the Mustang and Chevy II Nova. In addition, the Camaro was designed to fit a variety of power plants in the engine bay.
The first-generation Camaro lasted until the 1969 model year and inspired the design of the new retro fifth-generation Camaro. The first-generation offered a standard, Super Sport, Rally Sport editions. In 1967, the Z/28 model was added featuring stripes on the hood and trunk, styled rally road wheels, a 302 cu in V8 engine. In the Rally Sport edition it was more the style of the car itself. Placed with the hideaway headlights, wing windows, the more rounded out rear fender. Once they brought out the 1968 year they introduced the use of side marker lights. With the 1969 Camaro they did not have the wing windows as placed on the 1967 as well as having a more flat drawn out rear fender. Introduced in February 1970, the second-generation Camaro was produced through the 1981 model year, with cosmetic changes made in 1974 and 1978 model years; the car was restyled and became somewhat larger and wider with the new styling. Still based on the F-body platform, the new Camaro was similar to its predecessor, with a unibody structure, front subframe, an A-arm front suspension, leaf springs to control the solid rear axle.
Road & Track picked the 1971 SS350 as one of the 10 best cars in the world in August 1971. RS, SS package was dropped in 1972 and reintroduced in 1996; the 1980 and 1981 Z28 models included an air inductio