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- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 94.99
In addition to the handful of composers known to the general public, this book brings recognition to the many men and women who have written music for the movies over the past 100 years?those who have not been given their due in previous books and other sources. This volume features more than 250 famous and little-known movie composers from around... more...
- Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 74.99
Volume Four of the distinguished American Theatre: A Chronicle of Comedy and Drama series offers a thorough, candid, and fascinating look at the theater in New York during the last decades of the twentieth century. more...
- Scarecrow Press 2011; US$ 74.99
Thomas S. Hischak is the author or coauthor of more than twenty books, including Theatre as Human Action (Scarecrow Press, 2006), The Jerome Kern Encyclopedia (Scarecrow Press, 2013), and The Disney Song Encyclopedia (Taylor Trade, 2012). He is professor of theatre at the State University of New York College at Cortland. more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 75.00
This biographical dictionary is devoted to the actors who provided voices for all the Disney animated theatrical shorts and features from the 1928 Mickey Mouse cartoon Steamboat Willie to the 2010 feature film Tangled. More than 900 men, women, and child actors from more than 300 films are covered, with biographical information, individual career summaries,... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 150.00
The 525 notable works of 19th and 20th century American fiction in this reference book have many stage, movie, television, and video adaptations. Each literary work is described and then every adaptation is examined with a discussion of how accurate the version is and how well it succeeds in conveying the spirit of the original in a different medium.... more...
- Scarecrow Press 2005; US$ 34.99
Through the use of four model plays? Macbeth , Our Town , A Raisin in the Sun , and Rent ?this textbook informs the student about theatre arts, stimulates interest in the art form, leads to critical thinking about theatre, and prepares the student to be a more informed and critical theatregoer. Structured into seven chapters, each looking at a major... more...
- Scarecrow Press 2013; US$ 79.99
Hischak credits Kern in the preface with creating "the sound of the American musical," which is the case he attempts to make with this sorely overdue reference work. In prose that is not overly academic, articles cover Kern's musicals, songs, and collaborators, including performers with meaningful connections to the composer. Musicals are consistently... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2009; US$ 295.00
New York City's Broadway district is by far the most prestigious and lucrative venue for American performers, playwrights, entertainers, and technicians. While there are many reference works and critical studies of selected Broadway plays or musicals and even more works about the highlights of the American theater, this is the first single-volume... more...
- Scarecrow Press 2009; US$ 52.99
Hischak (Oxford Companion to American Musical) and Robinson (independent theatre and film scholar) offer descriptions of over 900 Disney songs featured in film, on television, and in their theme parks since 1930. Organized alphabetically by song title, paragraph-long entries detail writers, original context, publication date, and notable performers.... more...