Category: Performing Arts

Thinking about Harmony: Historical Perspectives on Analysis by David Damschroder

By David Damschroder

Targeting track written within the interval 1800-1850, brooding about concord lines the responses of observant musicians to the track that was once being created of their midst through composers together with Beethoven, Schubert, and Chopin. It tells the tale of the way a separate department of musical task - song research - developed out of the need to make experience of the tune, crucial either to its enlightened functionality and to its appreciation. The ebook integrates targeted components of musical inquiry - the background of tune thought and track research - and a number of the notions that form harmonic idea are positioned to the attempt via sensible program, making a specified and interesting synthesis. Aided by way of an intensive compilation of rigorously chosen and obviously annotated song examples, readers can discover a wide ranging projection of the era's analytical responses to concord, thereby constructing a extra intimate rapport with the interval.

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Liberace: An American Boy by Darden Asbury Pyron

By Darden Asbury Pyron

Extra humans watched his nationally syndicated tv express among 1953 and 1955 than i like Lucy. Even a decade after his demise, the attendance files he set at Madison sq. backyard, the Hollywood Bowl, and Radio urban track corridor nonetheless stand. Arguably the preferred entertainer of the 20th century, this very public determine still stored various secrets and techniques. Darden Asbury Pyron, writer of the acclaimed and bestselling Southern Daughter: The lifetime of Margaret Mitchell, leads us in the course of the lifetime of America's preferable showman together with his clean, provocative, and definitive portrait of Liberace, an American boy.

Liberace's profession follows the trajectory of the vintage American dream. Born within the Midwest to Polish-Italian immigrant mom and dad, he was once a toddler prodigy who, through the age of twenty, had played with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. forsaking the live performance level for the profitable and glittery international of nightclubs, celebrities, and tv, Liberace turned America's most well-liked entertainer. whereas wildly winning and reliable natured outwardly, Liberace, Pyron unearths, was once a classy guy whose political, social, and spiritual conservativism existed side-by-side with a life of secretive homosexuality. on the other hand, his swishy character belied an internal lifetime of ferocious aggression and ambition. Pyron relates this inner most guy to his public character and areas this striking existence within the quickly altering cultural panorama of twentieth-century America.

Pyron offers Liberace's lifestyles as a metaphor, for either stable and sick, of yankee tradition, with its procuring shops and insatiable starvation for superstar. during this attention-grabbing biography, Pyron complicates and celebrates our photo of the fellow for whom the streets have been paved with gold lamé.

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Designing Costume for Stage and Screen by Deirdre Clancy

By Deirdre Clancy

"She is the main splendidly creative and brilliantly proficient designer" Dame Judi Dench on Clancy. Deirdre Clancy is likely one of the such a lot skilled and comprehensive gown designers within the enterprise. during this e-book, she offers her inside of wisdom of designing for level and reveal, which include tv, movie, theatre and opera. She features a short illustrated historical past of gown layout – from the Greeks to woman Gaga – a useful advisor for college students and present designers.

Part takes the reader in the course of the layout technique: the way you move approximately doing it, and different strands of dress layout – from modern outfits via to interval gown, find out how to speak with the viewers, designing on paper and with Photoshop or on an iPad and the way to percentage and converse your principles and good as temper forums and collages for notion.

Part 3 is ready the area of gown layout – what it comprises and the way to get into the sphere, who does what and the diversities among operating for level and reveal productions. Clancy advises on budgets and improvisation and covers the entire practicalities and behind-the-scenes guidance.

Part 4 appears to be like at interval gown from the darkish a while as much as the 20th century, encompassing authenticity and feasibility.

Finally, half 5 seems at person case experiences intensive, together with opera and Shakespeare productions. choked with nice drawings and case reviews, this is often an important booklet for any scholar or specialist dress fashion designer trying to find extra inside of recommendation. even if you're a dressmaker for the degree or reveal, this publication has whatever new for you with suggestion from the best within the

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An Empire of Their Own: How the Jews Invented Hollywood by Neal Gabler

By Neal Gabler

Publish 12 months note; First released September 1st 1988

Winner of the Los Angeles Times e-book Award for historical past, this "wonderful background of the golden age of the motion picture moguls" (Chicago Tribune ) is a provocative, unique, and richly enjoyable staff biography of the Jewish immigrants who have been the relocating forces in the back of the production of America's movie industry.

From the alternate Paperback edition.

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The Shape of Spectatorship: Art, Science, and Early Cinema by Scott Curtis

By Scott Curtis

During this tremendously wide-ranging research, Scott Curtis attracts our eye to the position of clinical, clinical, academic, and aesthetic statement in shaping sleek conceptions of spectatorship. concentrating on the nontheatrical use of movie expertise in Germany among the Nineties and global conflict I, he follows experts throughout disciplines as they debated and appropriated movie for his or her personal ends, negotiating the interesting, from time to time fraught courting among expertise, self-discipline, and specialist imaginative and prescient. As researchers, lecturers, and intellectuals tailored movie and its expertise to their viewing practices, usually emphasizing the formal connection among fabric and self-discipline, they produced new principles of mass spectatorship that proceed to impact the best way we make and event movie. by means of staging a collision among the relocating snapshot and clinical or clinical remark, visible guideline, and aesthetic contemplation, Curtis showcases either the complete volume of early cinema's innovative influence on society and tradition and the demanding situations the recent medium put on methods of seeing and studying.

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The Jaws Log (Expanded Edition) by Carl Gottlieb

By Carl Gottlieb

Winner of 3 Oscars and the highest-grossing movie of its time, Jaws was once a phenomenon, and this can be the one ebook on how twenty-six-year-old Steven Spielberg reworked Peter Benchley's number-one bestselling novel into the vintage movie it became.

Hired by way of Spielberg as a screenwriter to paintings with him at the set whereas the motion picture was once being made, Carl Gottlieb, an actor and author, used to be there through the creation that starred Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, and Richard Dreyfuss. After filming was once over, with Spielberg's cooperation, Gottlieb chronicled the extreme yearlong event in The Jaws Log, which was once first released in 1975 and has bought greater than million copies. This accelerated variation encompasses a picture part, an creation by way of Benchley, and an afterword by means of Gottlieb that offers updates in regards to the humans and occasions excited by the movie, eventually delivering a novel portrait of a well-known motion picture and encouraged moviemaking.

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Foundations of Music History by Carl Dahlhaus

By Carl Dahlhaus

This e-book is the 1st thoroughgoing examine in any language of the philosophy of tune historical past. Drawing on competing philosophies of background in the course of the a long time, from the Enlightenment to the French structuralists, from the German idealist culture to Russian formalism, the past due Carl Dahlhaus applies the techniques of those quite a few faculties to the professional requisites of tune heritage and assesses their merits and shortcomings. distinctive awareness is given to an appraisal of even if Marxist reviews are nonetheless potential and the place they stand short of rethinking. For this English version, the writer supplied an intensive annotated bibliography.

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Cinema Alchemist: Designing Star Wars and Alien by Roger Christian

By Roger Christian

For the 1st time, Oscar-winning construction fashion designer and director Roger Christian finds his lifestyles tale, from his earliest paintings within the British movie to his leap forward contributions on such iconic technology fiction masterpieces as famous person Wars, Alien and his personal rediscovered Black Angel.

This candid biography delves into his relationships with mythical figures, in addition to the secrets and techniques of his maximum paintings. the fellow who outfitted the lightsaber ultimately speaks!

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Obituaries in the performing arts, 2012 by Harris M. Lentz

By Harris M. Lentz

The leisure international misplaced a number of mythical stars and a number of alternative women and men all for the acting arts in 2012. Notables who died comprise actor Larry Hagman, astronaut Neil Armstrong, voice actor Jerry Nelson (The count number of Sesame Street), comic Phyllis Diller, singer Whitney Houston, and actor George Lindsey. Obituaries of those and different performers and filmmakers, musicians and manufacturers, dancers and composers, writers and others linked to the acting arts who died in 2012 are available during this entire reference paintings. for every, the date, position, and reason behind dying are supplied, in addition to a profession recap. Filmographies are given for movie and tv performers, and lots of pictures are integrated. Books during this annual sequence can be found courting to 1994, and a subscription plan is offered for destiny concerns

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Ride, Boldly Ride: The Evolution of the American Western by Mary Lea Bandy, Kevin Stoehr

By Mary Lea Bandy, Kevin Stoehr

This entire examine of the Western covers its heritage from the early silent period to contemporary spins at the style in movies similar to No kingdom for previous males, there'll be Blood, real Grit, and Cowboys & extraterrestrial beings. whereas delivering clean views on landmarks akin to Stagecoach, pink River, The Searchers, the fellow Who Shot Liberty Valance, and The Wild Bunch, the authors additionally pay tribute to many under-appreciated Westerns. journey, Boldly trip explores significant levels of the Western's improvement, together with silent period oaters, A-production classics of the Thirties and early Nineteen Forties, and the extra psychologically complicated portrayals of the Westerner that emerged after global struggle II. The authors additionally research a variety of kinds of genre-revival and genre-revisionism that experience recurred over the last half-century, culminating specially within the masterworks of Clint Eastwood. they give thought to issues comparable to the interior lifetime of the Western hero, the significance of the usual panorama, the jobs performed via girls, the strain among delusion and heritage, the depiction of the local American, and the juxtaposing of comedy and tragedy. Written in transparent, enticing prose, this is often the one survey that encompasses the complete historical past of this long-lived and much-loved style.

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