Category: Stage Theatre

The World of Musicals: An Encyclopedia of Stage, Screen, and by Mark Robinson

By Mark Robinson

This wide-ranging, two-volume encyclopedia of musicals outdated and new will captivate younger fans—and end up important to these considering staging a musical production.

• deals seven-hundred alphabetically prepared entries relating to musicals in theatre, movie, and television

• Spans the historical past of musical theatre from Gilbert and Sullivan operettas within the past due 1800s to the present

• Concentrates on musicals which are traditionally vital and/or of mainstream curiosity, in addition to those who can be tested in a highschool track, track heritage, or theatre class

• encompasses a teacher-friendly advisor to the most well-liked musicals played via excessive colleges, discussing casting/characters, gown wishes, notes at the hassle of the track, and more

• contains a chosen bibliography, discography, and videography in addition to a chronology taking pictures key occasions within the background of the musical

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Intersection by Thomas De Angelis et al.

By Thomas De Angelis et al.

it really is formal evening and Jerry stands on a hill, excessive heels in hand. a tender girl heads to a celebration dressed as a blueberry. Stuart performs on the arcade to win a slime-green lava lamp rather than focusing on the matter to hand. What connects them isn't time, it really is place.

Intricately drawn by way of Australia's best younger writers, Intersection is a set of brief tales enjoying out around the related city, making a excellent map of the connections we shape and the reports we have now while we are seventeen.

Each yr ATYP (Australian Theatre for children) brings jointly 20 younger writers from around the kingdom, and demanding situations them to create tales that talk to the adventure of being a teen in Australia, right here and now. increasing at the renowned Voices venture, Intersection positive aspects heartbreaking, humorous and strong interactions among characters coupled with complicated and lovely monologues to create a compelling image of existence at seventeen.

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Stay Interesting: I Don't Always Tell Stories About My Life, by Jonathan Goldsmith

By Jonathan Goldsmith

What makes a lifestyles actually attention-grabbing? Is it the folk you meet? the hazards you're taking? The adventures you remember?

Jonathan Goldsmith has many solutions to that question. For years he was once a suffering actor in ny and l. a., with experiences that incorporated competing for roles with Dustin Hoffman, getting shot through John Wayne, consuming with Tennessee Williams, and crusing the excessive seas with Fernando Lamas, by no means brain romancing many wonderful girls alongside the way.

However, it wasn’t all enjoyable and video games for Jonathan. pissed off along with his profession, he left Hollywood for different adventures in enterprise and lifestyles. yet then, a desirable chance got here his way—a likelihood to superstar in a brand new crusade for Dos Equis beer. a task he used to be certain he wasn’t correct for, yet he gave it a shot the entire comparable. Which ended in the position that may convey him the good fortune that had see you later eluded him—that of “The finest guy within the World.”

A memoir informed via a sequence of adventures and the teachings he’s discovered and needs to cross on, Stay Interesting is a very bold and impressive story, and a manifesto approximately taking possibilities, no longer giving up, making brave offerings, and residing a really adventurous, and continually attention-grabbing life.

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Rethinking the Theatre of the Absurd: Ecology, the by Carl Lavery,Clare Finburgh

By Carl Lavery,Clare Finburgh

Rethinking the Theatre of the Absurd is an cutting edge selection of essays, written via best students within the fields of theatre, functionality and eco-criticism, which reconfigures absurdist theatre during the optics of ecology and surroundings. in addition to providing strikingly new interpretations of the paintings of canonical playwrights resembling Beckett, Genet, Ionesco, Adamov, Albee, Kafka, Pinter, Shepard and Churchill, the ebook playfully mimics the constitution of Martin Esslin's vintage textual content The Theatre of the Absurd, that's in general regarded as the most very important scholarly guides of the 20 th century. by way of analyzing absurdist drama, for the 1st time, as an emergent type of ecological theatre, Rethinking the Theatre of the Absurd interrogates afresh the very which means of absurdism for 21st-century audiences, whereas while creating a major contribution to the improvement of theatre and function reports as an entire.

The collection's interdisciplinary procedure, accessibility, and ecological concentration is going to entice scholars and teachers in a couple of various fields, together with theatre, functionality, English, French, geography and philosophy. it's going to actually have a significant effect at the new pass disciplinary paradigm of eco-criticism.

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Broadway Plays and Musicals: Descriptions and Essential by Thomas S. Hischak

By Thomas S. Hischak

manhattan City’s Broadway district is by means of some distance the main prestigious and profitable venue for American performers, playwrights, entertainers and technicians. whereas there are numerous reference works and demanding stories of chosen Broadway performs or musicals or even extra works concerning the highlights of the yank theater, this can be the 1st single-volume booklet to hide the entire actions on Broadway among 1919 and 2007.
greater than 14,000 productions are in short defined, together with thousands of performs, musicals, revivals, and forte courses. Entries comprise well-known and forgotten works, designed to offer a whole photograph of Broadway’s background and improvement, its evolution because the early 20th century, and its upward thrust to remarkable prominence on the earth of yankee theater. The productions are pointed out by way of plot, solid, group of workers, serious response, and importance within the background of recent York theater and tradition. as well as a chronological checklist of all Broadway productions among 1919 and 2007, the publication additionally contains nearly six hundred very important productions played on Broadway prior to 1919.

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Sensational Devotion: Evangelical Performance in by Jill C. Stevenson

By Jill C. Stevenson

Sensational Devotion examines modern ardour performs, biblical subject parks, Holy Land recreations, creationist museums, and megachurches that allows you to know how they serve their evangelical believer-users whereas additionally shaping better cultural and nationwide dialogues. Jill Stevenson explores how performative media help particular theologies and center ideals via developing sensual, reside reviews when you use them. The booklet explores evangelical functionality throughout more than a few media and websites, together with movie, tv, theater, vacationer sights, museums, and locations of worship. utilizing old examine coupled with firsthand studies, it seriously examines those areas and occasions inside their particular spiritual, cultural, and nationwide contexts, whereas putting them inside of an extended devotional culture to indicate how they domesticate non secular trust via producing shiny, sensual, affectively orientated, and individualized studies. Stevenson’s research builds upon current paintings on functionality and cognition, in addition to theories of impact, because it contributes to latest scholarship on American evangelicalism and evangelical Christian media. 

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Gobos for Image Projection by Michael Hall,Julie Harper

By Michael Hall,Julie Harper

during this first released publication devoted absolutely to the gobo, the authors take the reader via from the historical past of projection to the advance of the current day gobo. and there's wide functional suggestion and considerable reference info to again it up. A function of the paintings is the inclusion, interspersed through the textual content, of remark and private adventure within the use and alertness of gobos from over 25 major lighting fixtures designers worldwide.

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