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  • Music Direction for the Stage: A View from the Podiumby Joseph Church

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 34.99

    Theater music directors must draw on a remarkably broad range of musical skills. Not only do they conduct during rehearsals and performances, but they must also be adept arrangers, choral directors, vocal coaches, and accompanists. Like a record producer, the successful music director must have the flexibility to adjust as needed to a multifaceted... more...

  • Verdis Opernby Sabine Henze-Döhring

    C.H. Beck 2013; US$ 8.41

    Dieses gleichermaßen kenntnisreich und zugänglich geschriebene kleine Buch bietet eine luzide Einführung in die Welt der Opern Giuseppe Verdis und lädt ein, wahre Schätze des musikalischen Welterbes kennen und verstehen zu lernen. Sabine Henze-Döhring hat jene Werke des bedeutenden italienischen Opernkomponisten (1813?1901) ausgewählt, die einerseits... more...

  • Singing in Musical Theatreby Joan Melton; Angela Punch Mcgregor

    Allworth Press 2010; US$ 19.95

    What does it take to be a musical theatre performer? What kind of training is required to do eight shows a weekacting, dancing, and singing in a wide variety of vocal styles? This insider's look into the unique demands of musical theatre performance establishes connecting links between voice training for the singer and drama school training for the... more...

  • Directing in Musical Theatreby Joe Deer

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 33.95

    This comprehensive guide, from the author of Acting in Musical Theatre , will equip aspiring directors with all of the skills that they will need in order to guide a production from beginning to end. From the very first conception and collaborations with crew and cast, through rehearsals and technical production all the way to the final performance,... more...

  • How to Direct a Musicalby David Young

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 55.00

    How to Direct a Musical is a lively and practical guide to the seemingly overwhelming task of directing a musical. David Young brings to this handbook his extensive experience as a director of over 100 productions and more than 250 workshops in the US, China, Senegal and Brazil. Young takes a pragmatic, do-it-yourself approach, guiding the reader... more...

  • Musicals!by Robert M. Boland; Paul M. Argentini

    Scarecrow Press 1997; US$ 59.99

    An illustrated sourcebook for total theatre training, emphasizing the director's role in the three main building blocks for mounting a performance: preparation, production, and performance. Boland and Argentini provide a comprehensive step-by-step theatre primer which will prove invaluable to musical directors, teachers, administrators, students, and... more...

  • Acting for Singersby David F. Ostwald

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 22.99

    Explains how to analyse a script of libretto, shows how to develop a character building on material in the score, and gives the singing performer the tools to act believably. This book addresses the problems of concenration, trust, and projection, among others, and includes concrete examples from opera and musical theatre. more...

  • Opera Coaching: Professional Techniques and Considerationsby Alan Montgomery

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 43.95

    "Opera Coaching "is the first practical guide for pianists, singers, and opera producers to this important--and often neglected--career. The opera coach is a teacher who helps singers not only meet the physical and vocal demands of a score, but--like the dramatic coach--shapes their entire performance. The opera coach must have a wide knowledge, from... more...

  • Acting Through Songby Paul Harvard; Daniel Evans

    Nick Hern Books 2013; US$ 18.94

    An impassioned and invaluable guide for actors and students of musical theatre. In Acting Through Song ,?Paul Harvard takes the techniques of modern actor training – including the theories of Stanislavsky, Brecht, Meisner and Laban, amongst others – and applies them to the fundamental component of musical theatre: singing. With dozens of exercises... more...

  • Chinese Operaby Wang-Ngai Siu; Peter Lovrick

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2013; US$ 45.00

    Chinese opera embraces over 360 different styles of theatre that make one of the richest performance arts in the world. It combines music, speech, poetry, mime, acrobatics, stage fighting, vivid face-painting and exquisite costumes. First experiences of Chinese opera can be baffling because its vocabulary of stagecraft is familiar only to the seasoned... more...