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  • American Theatreby Thomas S. Hischak

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 87.99

    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...

  • Off-Broadway Musicals since 1919by Thomas S. Hischak

    Scarecrow Press 2011; US$ 84.99

    In this volume, Thomas Hischak looks at more than 375 Off-Broadway productions, from the early decades of the 20th century through 2010. These musicals are described, discussed, and analyzed with particular attention given to their books, scores, performers, and creators. more...

  • Disney Voice Actorsby Thomas S. Hischak

    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...

  • American Literature on Stage and Screenby Thomas S. Hischak

    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...

  • The Jerome Kern Encyclopediaby Thomas S. Hischak

    Scarecrow Press 2013; US$ 89.99

    Jerome Kern (1885-1945) is considered one of the most versatile and influential of all American theatre and film composers. The Jerome Kern Encyclopedia consists of entries on people, theatre and film musicals, songs, subjects, and themes related to the composer. Not only are all of Kern?s stage and screen projects covered, but there are also... more...

  • Broadway Plays and Musicalsby Thomas S. Hischak

    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...

  • The Encyclopedia of Film Composersby Thomas S. Hischak

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 99.99

    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...

  • Theatre as Human Actionby Thomas S. Hischak

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 44.99

    This book is designed for the college student who may be unacquainted with many plays and has seen a limited number of theatre productions. Focusing primarily on four plays? Macbeth , A Raisin in the Sun, Rent , and You Can?t Take It with You ?this textbook aims to inform the student about theatre arts, stimulate interest in the art form,... more...

  • 100 Greatest American Playsby Thomas S. Hischak

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2017; US$ 49.99

    100 Greatest American Plays is the 1st book on the 100 greatest American, non-musical plays. Arranged alphabetically, each entry covers each play extensively including the plot, the production history, a summary of the critical reaction, its influence and long-range effects, cast lists of notable stage and film versions, and a playwright biography.... more...

  • 1939by Thomas S. Hischak

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2017; US$ 44.99

    This book is a day-by-day chronicle of 1939 Hollywood?s greatest year. Each entry will focus on major news events?national and international?as well as minor curiosities or news items that would prove to be more important in the future. This will be followed by a full description and commentary on the Hollywood movies that were released each day.... more...