By Scott Miller
By Michele Miller
By Meredith Willson
Composer Meredith Willson as soon as defined The tune Man as “an Iowan’s try and pay tribute to his domestic state.” by no means as soon as forgetting his roots, Willson displays at the ups and downs, surprises and disappointments, and eventually successes of the making of 1 of America’s most well liked musicals. His whimsical, personable writing type will carry readers again in time with him to the Fifties to adventure firsthand the interesting trials and tribulations of constructing a Broadway masterpiece. A newfound admiration for The tune Man—and the fellow in the back of the music—is bound to follow.
By Hal Leonard Corporation
By André Loiselle,Jeremy Maron
A groundbreaking choice of unique essays, Stages of Reality establishes a brand new paradigm for realizing the courting among level and reveal media. This entire quantity explores the importance of theatricality inside of severe discourse approximately cinema and television.
Stages of Reality connects the speculation and perform of cinematic theatricality via conceptual analyses and shut readings of flicks together with The Matrix and There may be Blood. members light up how this mode of handle disrupts expectancies surrounding cinematic shape and content material, comparing thoughts similar to ostentatious performances, formal stagings, fragmentary montages, and strategies of discussion supply and move. Detailing connections among cinematic artifice and themes akin to politics, gender, and style, Stages of Reality permits readers to improve a transparent experience of the a number of reasons and makes use of of theatricality in film.
By Aoife Monks
From the position of dress in Modernist theatre to the actor's place within the type process, from nudity to degree ghosts, this wide-ranging exploration of dress, and its histories, argues for the centrality of gown to the spectator's adventure on the theatre. Drawing on examples from work, photos, dwell performances, novels, reports, blogs and performs, priests offers a colourful research of the very strange paintings that actors and costumes do at the stage.
By George Rodosthenous
Twenty-First Century Musicals stakes a spot for the musical in today’s cinematic panorama, looking at best modern exhibits from their level origins to their big-screen adaptations. Each bankruptcy deals a brand new standpoint on a unmarried musical, not easy populist narratives and exploring underlying narratives and sub-texts extensive. issues of nationwide identification; race, category and gender; the ‘voice’ and ‘singing reside’ on movie; authenticity; camp sensibilities; and the get together of failure are addressed in a sequence of questions including:
- How does the movie version offer a distinct viewing event from the level version?
- What issues are highlighted within the movie adaptation?
- What does the recent casting carry to the work?
- Do digicam angles dictate a special studying from the level version?
- What is lost/gained within the strategy of edition to film?
Re-interpreting the modern movie musical as a compelling artwork shape, Twenty-First Century Musicals is a must-read for any scholar or pupil prepared to expand their figuring out of musical performance.
By James Holman,J. K. Holman
By Nandita Dinesh
Each bankruptcy techniques the necessity for a synthesis of thought and perform when it comes to a time period of inquiry―Why, the place, Who, What, When―and each one is supplied with a suite of unflinchingly sincere box notes which are designed to bare many of the ‘hows’ from the author’s personal repertoire: questions and matters that have been encountered in the course of her personal theatrical undertakings, in addition to first hand mirrored image at the complexities, strength, and demanding situations that attended her worldwide paintings in neighborhood theatre. inside those notes are options that supply the reader a pragmatic perception into how the dialogue may well locate its footing at the flooring of war.
The variety and scope of this booklet make it required studying for these attracted to theatre―practitioners, researchers, and scholars alike—as good as these looking to comprehend the functions of the humanities for ethics, politics, and education.
By Steve Swayne
— Cornel West, Princeton University
“ Sondheim’ s occupation and music have by no means been so skillfully dissected, tested, and installed context. With its specialize in his paintings as composer, this publication is excellent and welcome.”
— Theodore S. Chapin, President and govt Director, The Rodgers and Hammerstein Organization
“ . . . an fascinating ‘ biography’ of the songwriter’ s sort. . . . Swayne is to be congratulated for taking the research of this targeted composer/lyricist into hitherto unnavigated waters.”
— Stage Directions
“ The examine is voluminous, as are the artistry and perceptiveness. Swayne has lived richly in the global of Sondheim’ s music.”
— Richard Crawford, writer of America’ s Musical existence: A History
“ Amid the ever-more-crowded bookshelf of writings on Sondheim, Swayne’ s research of Sondheim’ s improvement as a composer stands up as a different and invaluable research. . . . For the Sondheim aficionados, there are new rules and new info, and for others, Swayne’ s How Sondheim stumbled on His Sound will supply an exciting advent into the brain of arguably the best and such a lot influential dwelling Broadway composer.”
“ What a desirable e-book, jam-packed with insights huge and small. a magnificent research and precis of Sondheim’ s many assets of proposal. All lovers of the composer and fans of Broadway ordinarily will treasure and often confer with Swayne’ s work.”
— Tom Riis, Joseph Negler Professor of Musicology and Director of the yankee song examine middle, collage of Colorado
Stephen Sondheim has made it transparent that he considers himself a “ playwright in song.” How he arrived at this certain appellation is the topic of How Sondheim came upon His Sound— an soaking up research of the multitudinous affects on Sondheim’ s work.
Taking Sondheim’ s personal reviews and tune as a place to begin, writer Steve Swayne bargains a biography of the artist’ s kind, pulling apart the curtain on Sondheim’ s artistic universe to bare the various affects— from classical tune to theater to movie— that experience validated Sondheim as one of many maximum dramatic composers of the 20th century.