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xvii, 150 pages ; 22 cm
Green Library
xvi, 529 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Preface Prologue: Beyond Autonomy The Uncanny Grace: A Gloss on Kleist's Marionettes Reason Beyond Reason History Nation Will Religion, the Enlightenment, the Counter-Enlightenment: The New Configuration part one 1. The Secret of Music-Dramatic Form: Music Drama as Opera 2. Der Ring des Nibelungen: The Anarchist Utopia Das Rheingold: The Fall Die Walkure: How One Becomes Human Act 1: Becoming Wagner Act 2: Becoming Brunnhilde Act 3: Waiting for the Hero Siegfried: How One Becomes a Hero Act 1: Getting the Sword Act 2: Using It Act 3: The Awakening Gotterdammerung: The Apocalypse Prologue: The Past and the Future Act 1: The Entrapment 1 Act 2: The Entrapment 2 Act 3: Death and Transfiguration The Myth of Revolution part two 3. Tristan und Isolde: The Erotic Utopia The Lyrical Axis The Narrative Axis The Orchestral Strand The Music-Dramatic Form The Myth of Will Postscript 4. Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg: Politics after Tristan Act 1: The Knight's Failure Act 2: The Clerk's Failure Act 3, Part 1: A Lesson in Poetics Act 3, Part 2: The Shoemaker's Triumph The Myth of Nation 5. Parsifal: Ethics after Tristan The Communion Sequences of Acts 1 and 3 The Monologues of Acts 1 and 3 Act 2: The Kiss of Self-Knowledge The Music-Dramatic Form Eros and Agape The Myth of Redemption Epilogue: Wagner contra Nietzsche Wagner and Nietzsche: A History of the Relationship Becoming Nietzsche Nietzsche contra Wagner, Wagner contra Nietzsche Appendix 1. Das Rheingold: The Music-Dramatic Plan Appendix 2. Die Walkure: The Music-Dramatic Plan Appendix 3. Siegfried: The Music-Dramatic Plan Appendix 4. Gotterdammerung: The Music-Dramatic Plan Appendix 5. Tristan und Isolde: The Music-Dramatic Plan Appendix 6. Die Meistersinger: The Music-Dramatic Plan Appendix 7. Parsifal: The Music-Dramatic Plan Acknowledgments Abbreviations Used in Notes Notes Works Consulted Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780520292758 20170123
Beyond Reason relates Wagner's works to the philosophical and cultural ideas of his time, centering on the four music dramas he created in the second half of his career: Der Ring des Nibelungen, Tristan und Isolde, Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg, and Parsifal. Karol Berger seeks to penetrate the "secret" of large-scale form in Wagner's music dramas and to answer those critics, most prominently Nietzsche, who condemned Wagner for his putative inability to weld small expressive gestures into larger wholes. Organized by individual opera, this is essential reading for both musicologists and Wagner experts.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780520292758 20170123
Music Library
xviii, 220 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Dedication Acknowledgments Preface Section A. - Getting Started Write a Brilliant Script! ***Poem: On Strike Umm, What to Write? Adapt or Die You're No Genius You're in Good Company Playing Around with George Clooney's Happy Ending Books are Just Screenplays with Adjectives. Develop Relationship with Original Author Use Their Experience to Your Benefit Connect with the Material Don't Call it "Opening Up" Location, Location, Location. Editing-- Macro and Micro. Putting the "Move" in "Movies" Use Your Source Material's Pedigree Don't Apologize for Your Source Material Try This On For Size: Improvise! Buying a Script on the Open Market Choose a Castable Script Lawyer Up! Chain of Title Isn't Just an R&B Song Mining for Gold: Discovering the Lost Jules Feiffer Script ***NameDropper Sidebar: Robert Altman There's No Business Like a Show Business Plan Project Summary Project History Key Production Team Synopsis Director's Statement Casting Why Support Independent Film? Product Integration & Branded Sponsorship Financing Options Budget Considerations/Options Distribution Potential Distribution Scenarios Contact Info Disclaimer Remember, It's a Visual Medium Storyboard Lookbook Pitch Cinema Subtitles *** Sidebar: Famous Director Kickstarter Campaigns Takin' Care of Business Rin-TIN-TIN Putting the Love in LLC! Wonderful Waterfalls Making Sure You're Not a Flimmaker Registering with the State The New Pizza King of Omaha EDGAR, EDGAR, Give Me Your Answer Do Boiler Rooms and Shriners Casting Your Banker Hey Buddy, Can You Paradigm? ***Poem: Crowdfund This Staff Up: Your First Round of Collaborators Producing a Producer Interns and a Clean Garage Terrorist Filmmaking The One-Armed Executioner Section B. - Shooting the Movie Casting Your Movie With A-List Actors Assemble a Team Aim High Go to New York Be Bi-Coastally Curious Don't Have a List! Develop Relationships with Agents Yourself Play the Agency Game Bait and Switch Set a Start Date Make it Real Magnetic Balls of Iron Take Advantage of Others' Misfortune Oh, and What if You Don't Have Famous Actors? ***Poem: Call Backs Directing Famous Actors in a Microbudget Film Cast Well Rehearse ***Namedropper sidebar: Harold Ramis Use Rehearsal Wisely Overlapping Dialogue ***Sidebar: The Sound of Music *** What's My Motivation? Trust Your Scripty Encourage "Chemistry" Among Your Cast Behave Like a Big Budget Production Block Scenes On Set Use Multiple Takes as Your Coverage Have Faith in Editing Say Something to the Actors Methods to their Madness Lights, Camera, Cinematographer! Good vs. Nice ***NameDroppers Sidebar - Rian Johnson They're Like Actors with Cameras It's Who They Know Putting the "DP" in iDentity Politics Are They Still Called Films if They're Digital? Film's Zombie Resurgence ***NameDroppers Sidebar - Christopher Nolan & Emma Thomas Deconstructing the Cult of Galileo Frankenlens and Mir (vishscopes) Walt Disney's Secret Optics Bunker Time to Shoot! Does It Take a Video Village to Raise a Film? Bump Up the Credits Finding a Crew with Donut Group Therapy Dress the Part Group Hug, Safety and Prayer to the Film Gods Your First-Day Disasters Hello, My Name is Josh Find the Goat Ready, Aim, Fire! Be Prepared Two Takes Ahead ***NameDropper Sidebar - Alexander Payne Arrive Early, Bring Donuts, Wear Tape Making Your 12-Hour Day Feeding the Beast Making an Epic EPK ***NameDropper Sidebar - John Carpenter Devious Use of the EPKorner Still the One Getting Your Kill Shots Point and Shoot To Infinity and Behind-the-Scenes Making Product Placement Work for You Cash and Carry Break Down, Go Ahead and Give it To Me A Clear and Present Necessity Selling Out, Even if You Don't Get Paid for It Killing Two Birds with One Stone ***Poem: The Locavore Filmmaker Livin' La Vida Locavore Keep Your Homebase at Home Cast Locally (sort of) Find Locations Close to Home Drag Your Actors out of Bed No, Seriously, Keep it Really Close to Home If You Travel, Hire Locally Editing, One Pant Leg at a Time Screw the Environment, Do It for Yourself ***Poem - Hack Attack Section C. - Post-Production Editing Like an ACE Editors Are Like Bass Players Finding Fresh Eyes Cut Yourself ***Poem: The Artisanal Filmmaker Start Strong-- Stick Your Landing Don't Let Your Post Supervisor Escape To Madagascar Teasing Out Your Assistants ***NameDropper Sidebar - Jon Bokenkamp Getting a Little Testy It's Not Easy Being Green Screened Sound and Fury The Breakfast (Nook) Club Temp Decomposing Song Sung Blue Section D. - Festivals Toronto, Toschmonto: Time for a Festival Plan "B" It's Just as Well. Your Film Wasn't Finished! It's All About Sundance Anyway! To Get Distribution! ***SideBar: Producer's Reps vs. Foreign Sales Agents Don't Buy Into the Premiere Arms Race Play Them Off Against Each Other Volume, Volume, Volume Get Reviews Meet Your Audience See the World! They're "Romantic" Meet New Money Get DVD Extras Meet Other Filmmakers ***Poem: Putting the Festiv Back Into Festival How to Avoid Going Broke Applying to Film Festivals Be Selective Make a Personal Connection to the Festival Programmer Offer Your Premiere Status Offer Up Talent Ask for a Waiver Don't Ask for a Waiver Aim Foreign Mail Smart Submit Vimeo Links Hand-Deliver Your DVD Meet Festival Directors at Other Festivals Bribes and Blackmail ***SideBar: Top 24 Sundance/Slamdance Rejection Rationalizations ***Poem: We Are Slamdance How to Start Your Own Film Festival: The Birth of Slamdance Sundance or Bust Anarchy in Utah Prospecting for Screening Rooms The Birth of IndieWood ***NameDropper Sidebar: Steven Soderbergh Our Napolean Complex ***NameDropper Sidebar: Marc Forster Billions and Billions ***Poem: Slamdance at 15 Section E. - Distribution Sexy Things You Get to Do When You Think Your Film is Finished Deliverables E&O Insurance Repair Relationships Promote Your Friggin' Movie DVD Extras Crowd-Funding Perks Taxes Accounting K-1s Write Checks Residuals Archiving Escaping Your Distributor Dissolving Your Entity Rinse, Repeat ***Poem: Don't Get Distribution Aarghh! How to Beat Film Pirates at their Own Game The Whack-a-Mole Takedowns! Make Money From the Pirates The Fakeout! Using the Pirates to Screw Your Distributor! Embracing the Pirates! Slut-Shaming the Advertisers Make Piracy an Essential Element of your Release Strategy Use the Pirates to Pimp Your Merch Use Piracy to Charge for Product Placement What Operas and Sharknado Can Teach Indie Films ***Poem: Analytic Black Hole When In Doubt, Create Your Own Oscar Go Team America! Big in Germany A Tree in the Forest Race to the Academy! We Wuz Robbed ***Poem: Transmedia Verse How to Make Money From an Oscar Nomination The Accountant How to Become a TV Director and Make it in Hollywood Recut Your Reel. Redo Website Update Your IMDb and Wikipedia Pages Make a List Whom to Meet With? How to Get the Meetings ***NameDroppers Sidebar: Joe and Anthony Russo Research Their Shows Research The People Go Early The Pre-Meeting Meeting Check for Breaking News Do You Take The Water? Choose Wisely Where to Sit Wear or Do Something Memorable Tell Funny Stories About Yourself ***NameDroppers Sidebar - Lynn Shelton Ask Them Personal Questions Get Something Out of Each Meeting The Parking Garage Meeting After the Meeting ***SideBar: The Eight Stages of Success for an Indie Filmmaker Epilogue Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138185135 20161018
In The Cheerful Subversive's Guide to Independent Filmmaking, celebrated Slamdance Film Festival co-founder Dan Mirvish offers a rich exploration of the process and culture of making low-budget, independent films. Once labelled a "cheerful subversive" by The New York Times, Mirvish shares his unfiltered pragmatic approach to scriptwriting, casting, directing, producing, managing a crew, post-production, navigating the film festival circuit, distributing your film, dealing with piracy and building a career. Readers will learn how to game the Hollywood system to their advantage, get their films accepted by respected festivals without going broke, and utilize a broad range of media and tactics to promote and distribute their work. A companion website features behind-the-scenes interviews and footage from Dan's films, and much more. * Learn everything you need to know to make, promote, and distribute your independent films, with time-tested lessons and practical advice on scriptwriting, casting and directing A-list actors, financing, producing, managing a crew, editing in post, creating visual effects on a budget, and successuflly navigating the film festival circuit * Find out what it takes to become a true "cheerful subversive" and adopt new and innovative approaches to producing your films, discover hidden loopholes in the Hollywood system and festival scene, take advantage of a broad range of media formats to promote and distribute your indie films, and generally make bold moves in service of your creative work, all while staying flexible enough to pivot at a moment's notice * An extensive companion website features in-depth interviews with filmmakers, more than an hour of behind-the-scenes footage from Dan Mirvish's films, festival resources, and much more.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138185135 20161018
Green Library
xiii, 340 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Preface Acknowledgements I. General Music Reference Dictionaries and Encyclopedias / Bibliographies of Music Literature: General Works - Music Literature and Periodical Indexes - Dissertations and Master's Theses / Discographies / Chronologies II. Church Music Reference Dictionaries and Encyclopedias: General Works - Biographical Dictionaries and Collective Biographies / Bibliographies of Music Literature: General Works - Church Music - United States Music / Music Literature and Periodical Indexes / Dissertations and Master's Theses / Special and Subject Bibliographies: African American Music - Baptist and Southern Baptist - Choral Music - Episcopal/Anglican - Folk Music - Hymnody - Masses - Mennonite - Psalmody - Spirituals / Bibliographies of Music and Music Indexes: General Works - Special and Subject Bibliographies and Music Indexes - Anthems - Cantatas - Chant - Choral Music - Contemporary Music - Episcopal/Anglican - Fuging Tunes - Gospel Music - Hymns and Hymnals - Instrumental Music - Masses - Moravian - Oratorios - Organ Music - Piano Music - Spiritual - Tunebooks - Vocal Music / Discographies / Texts and Translations III. Church and Sacred Music in Periodicals IV. Historical Studies V. Regional Studies Mid-Atlantic States (Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C.): General Works - Maryland - New Jersey - New York - Pennsylvania / Midwestern States (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin): Illinois - Michigan - Ohio / New England (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont): General Works - Maine - Massachusetts - New Hampshire - Rhode Island / Southern States (Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia): General Works - Alabama - Georgia - Kentucky - Mississippi - North Carolina - South Carolina - Virginia / Southwestern States (Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas): General Works - Oklahoma - Texas / Western States (Alaska, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming): Alaska - California - Colorado - Hawaii VI. Religious and Ethnic Groups General Works / African American / African Methodist Episcopal / African Methodist Episcopal Zion / Assemblies of God / Baptist and Southern Baptist / Brethren / Catholic / Christian Methodist Episcopal / Christian Reformed / Church of Christ / Church of Christ, Scientist / Church of God / Church of God and Saints in Christ / Church of the Brethren / Episcopal/Anglican / Evangelical Lutheran Church in America / Harmonists / Hispanic American / Holiness / Independent Christian / Jewish / Korean American / Lutheran / Mennonite and Mennonite Brethren / Methodist and United Methodist / Methodist Episcopal / Moravian and Moravian Brethren / Mormon / Native American / Pentecostal / Presbyterian / Primitive Baptist / Puritan / Reformed Church in America / Reformed German / Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America / Seventh-Day Adventist / Shakers / Southern Fundamentalist / Swedish American / United Missionary Church VII. Church and Sacred Music Genres Anthems / Camp Meeting Songs / Canatas / Choral Music / Contemporary Worship Music / Folk Music / Fuging Tunes / Gospel Music / Hymns and Hymnody: General - Missionary Hymnody - Revivalism - Sacred Harp - Tunebooks / Instrumental Music / Masses / Motets / Operas / Oratorios / Organ Music / Psalms and Psalmody / Spirituals / Vocal Music VIII. Music Ministry General Works / Religious and Ethnic Groups: African American - Apostolic Faith Churches of God - Baptist - Catholic - Church of Christ - Episcopal/Anglican - Lutheran - Mennonite - United Methodist - Quakers - Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints / Choirs and Choral Music / Contemporary Worship Music / Hymns and Hymnody / Instrumental Music: General Works - Handbell Music - Keyboard Music - Orchestra Music / Song Leading and Congregational Singing IX. Tradition, Change, and Conflict General Works / Religious and Ethnic Groups: African American - Church of Christ / A Cappella / Contemporary Music and Worship / Instrumental Music X. Church and Worship Music Web Sites General Works / Religious and Ethnic Groups: African American - Armenian - Baptist - Catholic - Christian Reformed - Church of God - Episcopal/Anglican - Evangelical Lutheran - Greek Orthodox Archdiocese - Lutheran - Moravian - Orthodox - Presbyterian - Seventh-Day Adventist - United Church of Christ - United Methodists / Choral Music / Contemporary Christian Music / Discographies / Gospel Music / Handbell Music / Hymns and Hymnody / Organ Music / Publishers / Scores Subject Index Author Index Title Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138195806 20161031
This fully updated second edition is a selective annotated bibliography of all relevant published resources relating to church and worship music in the United States. Over the past decade, there has been a growth of literature covering everything from traditional subject matter such as the organ works of J.S. Bach to newer areas of inquiry including folk hymnology, women and African-American composers, music as a spiritual healer, to the music of Mormon, Shaker, Moravian, and other smaller sects. With multiple indices, this book will serve as an excellent tool for librarians, researchers, and scholars sorting through the massive amount of material in the field.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138195806 20161031
Music Library
xiii, 313 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
  • Acknowledgments Contributor biographies Introduction 1. Sven Thorsten Kilian, 'Opening Spaces for the Reading Audience: Fernando de Rojas's Celestina (1499/1502) and Niccolo Machiavelli's Mandragola (1518)' 2. Katja Gvozdeva, 'Why Do Men Go Blind in the Theatre? Gender Riddles and Fools' Play in the Italian Renaissance Comedy Gl'Ingannati (1532)' 3. Deborah Blocker, 'The Accademia degli Alterati and the Invention of a New Form of Dramatic Experience: Myth, Allegory, and Theory in Jacopo Peri's and Ottavio Rinuccini's Euridice (1600)' 4. Wendy Heller, 'Il favore degli dei (1690): Meta-Opera and Metamorphoses at the Farnese Court' 5. Tatiana Korneeva, 'Entertainment for Melancholics: The Public and the Public Stage in Carlo Gozzi's L'Amore delle tre melarance' 6. Logan J. Connors, 'Pierre Nicole, Jean-Baptiste Dubos, and the Psychological Experience of Theatrical Performance in Early Modern France' 7. Kirill Ospovat, 'The Catharsis of Prosecution: Royal Violence, Poetic Justice, and Public Emotion in the Russian Hamlet (1748)' 8. Nigel Smith, 'The Politics of Tragedy in the Dutch Republic: Joachim Oudaen's Martyr Drama in Context' 9. Hans Rudolf Velten, 'Devils On and Off Stage: Shifting Effects of Fear and Laughter in Late Medieval and Early Modern German Urban Theatre' 10. Toni Bernhart, 'Imagining the Audience in Eighteenth-Century Folk Theatre in Tyrol' 11. Stanca Scholz-Cionca, 'No within Walls and Beyond: Theatre as Cultural Capital in Edo Japan (1603-1868)' List of illustrations List of tables Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004329751 20161124
In Dramatic Experience: The Poetics of Drama and the Early Modern Public Sphere(s) Katja Gvozdeva, Tatiana Korneeva, and Kirill Ospovat (eds.) focus on a fundamental question that transcends the disciplinary boundaries of theatre studies: how and to what extent did the convergence of dramatic theory, theatrical practice, and various modes of audience experience - among both theatregoers and readers of drama - contribute, during the sixteenth to eighteenth centuries, to the emergence of symbolic, social, and cultural space(s) we call 'public sphere(s)'? Developing a post-Habermasian understanding of the public sphere, the articles in this collection demonstrate that related, if diverging, conceptions of the 'public' existed in a variety of forms, locations, and cultures across early modern Europe - and in Asia.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004329751 20161124
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xx, 269 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Series Editor's Foreword Introduction: Why Beethoven? Timeline 1. "The Spirit of Mozart" (1770-1792) 2. "From the Hands of Haydn" (1792-1801) 3. The "Heroic" Style (1802-1806) 4. Fidelio: Beethoven's One and Only Opera (1805-06 and 1814) 5. Symphonic Alternatives to the Heroic Style (1807-1814) 6. Beethoven and Song 7. The Late Piano Music (1816-1824) 8. Daiku: The Big Ninth 9. The String Quartet in C# Minor, Op. 131 Glossary Selected Reading Selected Listening Works Discussed in Experiencing Beethoven About the Author.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781442245457 20161114
The life and music of Beethoven still fascinate classical music lovers, new and old. His many symphonies, sonatas, concertos, string quartets, and his one opera enchant audiences, challenge performers, engage students, and support scholars in their work. In Experiencing Beethoven, music historian Geoffrey Block explores in layman's terms a highly representative body of about two dozen Beethoven instrumental and vocal works, offering listeners who know him well, or are just discovering him, an opportunity to grasp the breadth and depth of his musical genius. Designed for those unversed in musical terminology or theory, Experiencing Beethoven places the composer's works within the evolving context of his personal and professional life and social and cultural milieu. Block sheds light on the public and private audiences of Beethoven's music, from the concerts for the composer's own financial benefit to the debut of the "Eroica" Symphony at the palace of Prince Lobkowitz to the historic public premiere of his Ninth Symphony. Experiencing Beethoven paints a portrait of the composer's youth in Bonn, his early triumphs and artistic maturation in Vienna, and-despite the challenges his music posed to his contemporaries- the recognition he received during his lifetime as the most acclaimed composer of the era. Block conveys the range and scope of Beethoven's achievement, from his heroic style to his lyricism, grappling throughout with the composer's power to communicate his idealistic musical vision to listeners in both his time and ours. Finally, Experiencing Beethoven explores why Beethoven's music continues to enjoy an unwavering appeal in an age saturated with a range of musical styles.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781442245457 20161114
Music Library
xxi, 433 pages ; 25 cm
  • Golde's lament / Rokhl Brokhes
  • Shneur Zadobnik and Motke the Hatter / Abraham Cahan
  • Collecting rent / Morris Rosenfeld
  • Brownsville looks to the heavens ; Yente describes a strike ; Yente and Mendel look for rooms ; How Pinnie celebrated Election Day ; Yente and Mendel and Mendel Beilis ; Pinnie grows to be a businessman ; Rooms with steam heat ; Yente at the Metropolitan Opera / B. Kovner
  • Annie ; By a far shore / Roshelle Weprinsky
  • Compatriots / Sarah Hamer-Jacklyn
  • Friends / Hersh Dovid Nomberg
  • Who will prevail? / Avrom Reyzen
  • The devoted cousin ; The young widow ; She waits / Yente Serdatsky
  • At prayer ; A country girl ; To go, or not to go? ; The grandmother ; Poor Sammy! ; Her dowry / Lyala Kaufman
  • She wants to be different ; In the automat / Miriam Raskin
  • The Jewish soldier / Sholem Asch
  • On the eve of battle / David Bergelson
  • Bakhmatsch Station / Israel Joshua Singer
  • The edge of death / David Zaritski
  • After liberation / Wolf Karmiol
  • A holiday / Yona Rozenfeld
  • That which is forbidden / Zalman Schneour
  • In a friendly hamlet / Miriam Karpilove
  • A house on the hill / Kadya Molodowsky
  • The hotel / Isaac Bashevis Singer
  • Grandfathers and grandchildren / Chaim Grade
  • A journey back in time / Blume Lempel
  • Mona Bubbe / Yente Mash
  • Hallo / Mikhoel Felsenbaum
  • Studies in Solfège / Boris Sandler.
The Forward, founded in 1897, is the most renowned Yiddish newspaper in the world. It welcomed generations of immigrants to the United States, brought them news of Europe and the Middle East, and provided them with sundry comforts such as comic strips and noodle kugel recipes. It also published some of the most acclaimed Yiddish fiction writers of all time: Nobel Prize laureate Isaac Bashevis Singer on justice slyly being served when the governor of Lublin comes to town; celebrated Forward editor Abraham Cahan on how place and luck can change character; and Roshelle Weprinsky, setting her story in Florida, on the rupture between European parents and American children. Cahan described the newspaper as a "living novel, " with good reason. Taken together, these stories reveal the human side of the challenges that faced Jews throughout this time, including immigration, modernization, poverty, assimilation, the two world wars, and changing forms of Jewish identity. These concerns were taken up by a diverse group of writers, from novelists Sholem Asch and Chaim Grade to short-story writers like Lyala Kaufman and Miriam Karpilove. Ezra Glinter has combed through the archives to find the best stories published during the newspaper's 120-year history, digging up such varied works as wartime novellas, avant-garde fiction, and satirical sketches about immigrant life in New York. Glinter's introductions to the thematic sections and short biographies of the contributors provide insight into the concerns of not only the writers but also their avid readers. The collection has been rendered into English by today's best Yiddish translators, who capture the sound of the authors and the subtleties of nuance and context.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780393062700 20161213
Green Library
xxi, 353 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • List of Figures, Diagrams and Examples List of Tables Acknowledgements Notes to the Reader Introduction: Comparing Apples and Tomatoes: The Problematics of Restoration Masque and Opera 1 PART I: "Their greatest gallantry imaginable": Masques, Balls, and "Recreational" Acting at Court 1 Balls and the Growth of Shrovetide Entertainments 2 Youthful "Recreational" Theatrics, 1668-75 3 Masques and Plays at Court after 1675 PART II: "For such uses as the King shall direct": Through-Composed Opera, Foreign Musicians, and the Royall Academy of Musick 4 Operatic Experiments of the 1650s 5 Foreign Musicians at the Restoration Court, 1660-73 6 The Royall Academy of Musick, 1673-75 7 French Musicians at Court, 1675-89 8 Through-Composed Drama in the 1680s Appendix A: Transcription of National Archives, London, AO1/2053/28, ff. 4v-5r(Costumes for 1667 Court Ball) Appendix B: Letters Relating to Lord Sunderland's Court Ballet, 1686 Appendix C: Instrumental Music Associated with Early Operas and Masques Found in Contemporary Printed Collections, 1662-c.1725 Selected Bibliography Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472446534 20161128
Masque and Opera in England, 1656-1688 presents a comprehensive study of the development of court masque and through-composed opera in England from the mid-1650s to the Revolution of 1688-89. In seeking to address the problem of generic categorization within a highly fragmentary corpus for which a limited amount of documentation survives, Walkling argues that our understanding of the distinctions between masque and opera must be premised upon a thorough knowledge of theatrical context and performance circumstances. Using extensive archival and literary evidence, detailed textual readings, rigorous tabular analysis, and meticulous collation of bibliographical and musical sources, this interdisciplinary study offers a host of new insights into a body of work that has long been of interest to musicologists, theatre historians, literary scholars and historians of Restoration court and political culture, but which has hitherto been imperfectly understood. A companion volume will explore the phenomenon of "dramatick opera" and its precursors on London's public stages between the early 1660s and the first decade of the eighteenth century.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472446534 20161128
Music Library
vii, 271 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction: The Popular Life of Things [Anna Malinowska and Karolina Lebek] Part 1: Theorizing the Popular and the Material 1. Culture: The 'Popular' and the 'Material' [John Storey] 2. Cultural Materialisms and Popular Processes of Late Modernity [Anna Malinowska] 3. The Secret Life of Things: Speculative Realism and the Autonomous Object [Grzegorz Czemiel] Part 2: From Material Media to Digital Materiality 4. The Representation of Book Culture in ItNarratives [Joanna Maciulewicz] 5. The Intimacy of Writing - Lost in a Digital Age? [Mayannah N. Dahlheim] 6. Popular Digital Imaging: Photoshop as Middlebroware [Frederik Lesage] 7. When You Are Not What You Do Not Have: Some Remarks on Digital Inheritance [Marcin Sarnek] Part 3: The Agency of Things and the Negotiation of Meaning 8. I See Faces: Popular Pareidolia and the Proliferation of Meaning [Joanne Lee] 9. From Piss-Communication to GraffARTi: Hegemony, Popular Culture and the Bastard Art [David Walton] 10. From Performance to Objects and Back: London's Inter-ion [Lucia Vodanovic] 11. Bohemian Bourgeoisie and Subversive Commodities [Bartosz Stopel] Part 4: Popular Narratives and Material Culture 12. Objects Don't Lie: The Truth and the Things in Detective Stories [Joanna Socko] 13. Emotional Territories: An Exploration of Wes Anderson's Cinemaps [Nicolas Llano Linares] 14. The Poetics of Objects in True Detective [Karolina Lebek] 15. Mapping the Daytime Landscape: World-Building on US Soap Opera [C. Lee Harrington and Byron Miller] Part 5: Material Culture and the Creative Self 16. In Reverse: Declining Automobility and the Accidents of Progress [Marcin Mazurek] 17. Living Dolls - A Food Studies Perspective [Nina Augustynowicz] 18. Contemporary Toys, Adults and Creative Material Culture: from Wow to Flow to Glow [Katriina Heliakka] 19. From Stuff to Material Civilization - Towards a Materiality of Childhood [David James].
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138657809 20161024
This book critically approaches contemporary meanings of materiality and discuses ways in which we understand, experience, and engage with objects through popular culture in our private, social and professional lives. Appropriating Arjun Appadurai's famous phrase: "the social life of things", with which he inspired scholars to take material culture more seriously and, as a result, treat it as an important and revealing area of cultural studies, the book explores the relationship between material culture and popular practices, and points to the impact they have exerted on our co-existence with material worlds in the conditions of late modernity.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138657809 20161024
Green Library
xvi, 243 pages : music ; 24 cm.
  • List of Music Examples List of Tables Preface Introduction. Opera and Didacticism in Early-Modern German Culture Chapter 1. Cultivating the Court and the Nation in Gluck's La rencontre imprevue Chapter 2. Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail and the Didactic Aesthetics of the National Singspiel Chapter 3. Morality and Germanness in Die Zauberflote Chapter 4. Die Zauberflote and Subversive Morality in Suburban Operas Chapter 5.The Politics of Morality at the Court Theater in the Late 1790s Chapter 6. How German is Fidelio? Didacticism in Beethovenian Operas Epilogue Bibliography.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472476579 20161128
This book explores how the Enlightenment aesthetics of theater as a moral institution influenced cultural politics and operatic developments in Vienna between the mid-eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Moralistic viewpoints were particularly important in eighteenth-century debates about German national theater. In Vienna, the idea that vernacular theater should cultivate the moral sensibilities of its German-speaking audiences became prominent during the reign of Empress Maria Theresa, when advocates of German plays and operas attempted to deflect the imperial government from supporting exclusively French and Italian theatrical performances. Morality continued to be a dominant aspect of Viennese operatic culture in the following decades, as critics, state officials, librettists, and composers (including Gluck, Mozart, and Beethoven) attempted to establish and define German national opera. Viennese concepts of operatic didacticism and national identity in theater further transformed in response to the crisis of Emperor Joseph II's reform movement, the revolutionary ideas spreading from France, and the war efforts in facing Napoleonic aggression. The imperial government promoted good morals in theatrical performances through the institution of theater censorship, and German-opera authors cultivated intensely didactic works (such as Die Zauberflote and Fidelio) that eventually became the cornerstones for later developments of German culture.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472476579 20161128
Music Library
xii, 254 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
  • Acknowledgments Foreword Introduction PART ONE - Hard and Soft Skills 1 - Communication 2 - Relationships 3 - Management Techniques and Theory 4 - Planning and Scheduling 5 - Meetings 6 - Money and Budget 7 - Hiring and Casting 8 - Safety PART TWO - Connecting it to the Work 9 - Theatre 10 - Opera 11 - Dance 12 - Rock and Roll 13 - Symphony Music 14 - Presenting 15 - Co-productions 16 - Touring 17 - Special Events Concluding with Balance.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138838840 20161031
"Our theater world is so much better with this book in it, and even better with Cary and Jay at the helm." -David Stewart, Director of Production for the Guthrie Theater The Production Manager's Toolkit is a comprehensive introduction to a career in theatrical and special event production for new and aspiring professionals, given by expert voices in the field. The book discusses management techniques, communication skills, and relationship building tactics to create effective and successful production managers. With a focus on management theory, advice from top production managers provide insights into budgeting, scheduling, meetings, hiring, maintaining safety, and more. Through interviews and case studies, the history and techniques of production management are explored throughout a variety of entertainment venues: theatre, dance, opera, and special events. The book includes references, tools, templates, and checklists; and a companion website contains downloadable paperwork and links to other useful resources such as unions, venues, and vendors.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138838840 20161031
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
1 online resource (1 volume) : illustrations
  • Chapter 1: Preliminary StepsChapter 2: First Meeting with Director Chapter 3: First Meeting with Theatre Staff Chapter 4: First Meeting with Production Artistic Staff Chapter 5: Auditions Chapter 6: Concept Meeting/Production MeetingsChapter 7: Pre-ProductionChapter 8: Program InformationChapter 9: Prior to Tech Chapter 10: Tech RehearsalsChapter 11: Dress Rehearsals Chapter 12: Photo Call Chapter 13: Prior to Opening NightChapter 14: Performances Chapter 15: Appendices.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781317336525 20170117
Without assuming any intrinsic prior knowledge of the theatrical field and its associated, specialized terminology, Stage Management Basics covers every aspect of the stage management, from reading a script, meeting with a director and theatre staff, and auditioning, to constructing green digital scripts, communication best practices, and opening night protocol. Additionally, this book features multiple appendices containing stage management form templates, blank version of which are available on its companion website. This book touches on basic principles for stage management for theatre, dance, and opera productions. .
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781317336525 20170117
xii, 363 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • AcknowledgmentsIntroduction: Propaganda Performance1. The Place of Chen Duxiu: Political Theater, Dramatic History, and the Question of Representation2. The Return of Mao Zedong: A People's Hero and a "New" Legacy in Postsocialist Performance3. The Stage of Deng Xiaoping: The "Incorrigible Capitalist Roader"4. The Myth of the "Red Classics": Three Revolutionary Music-and-Dance Epics and Their Peaceful RestorationsEpilogue: Where Are the "Founding Mothers"?NotesWorks CitedIndex.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780231166386 20170109
Staging Chinese Revolution surveys fifty years of theatrical propaganda performances in China, revealing a dynamic, commercial capacity in works often dismissed as artifacts of censorship. Spanning the 1960s through the 2010s, Xiaomei Chen reads films, plays, operas, and television shows from an interdisciplinary and comparative perspective, demonstrating how, in a socialist state with "capitalist characteristics, " propaganda performance turns biographies, memoirs, and war stories into mainstream ideological commodities, legitimizing the state and its right to rule. Analyzing propaganda performance also brings contradictions and inconsistencies to light that throw common understandings about propaganda's purpose into question. Chen focuses on revisionist histories that stage the lives of the "founding fathers" of the Communist Party, such as Chen Duxiu, Mao Zedong, and Deng Xiaoping, and the engaging mix of elite and ordinary characters that animate official propaganda in the private and public sphere. Taking the form of "personal" memories and representing star and youth culture and cyberspace, contemporary Chinese propaganda appeals through multiple perspectives, complicating relations among self, subject, agent, state building, and national identity. Chen treats Chinese performance as an extended form of political theater confronting critical issues of commemoration, nostalgia, state rituals, and contested history. It is through these reenactments that three generations of revolutionary leaders loom in extraordinary ways over Chinese politics and culture.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780231166386 20170109
Green Library
247 pages : illustration ; 24 cm
  • Contents List of Figures and Tables 1 Acknowledgements 2 Introduction 3 * Old music...: British repertory in London 4 *...and new: Commissions and premieres 5 * On stage...: Festival opera productions 6 *...and off: The opera commissioning scheme 7 * This is our moment: National elements in Festival operas 8 Afterword 9 Appendix 1: British music performed in the London Season of the Arts 10 Appendix 2: Commissions and premieres in the Festival of Britain 11 Appendix 3: Timeline of the open opera commissioning scheme 12 Bibliography 13 Index 14.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472458230 20160906
Long remembered chiefly for its modernist exhibitions on the South Bank in London, the 1951 Festival of Britain also showcased British artistic creativity in all its forms. In Tonic to the Nation, Nathaniel G. Lew tells the story of the English classical music and opera composed and revived for the Festival, and explores how these long-overlooked components of the Festival helped define English music in the post-war period. Drawing on a wealth of archival material, Lew looks closely at the work of the newly chartered Arts Council of Great Britain, for whom the Festival of Britain provided the first chance to assert its authority over British culture. The Arts Council devised many musical programs for the Festival, including commissions of new concert works, a vast London Season of almost 200 concerts highlighting seven centuries of English musical creativity, and several schemes to commission and perform new operas. These projects were not merely directed at bringing audiences to hear new and old national music, but to share broader goals of framing the national repertory, negotiating between the conflicting demands of conservative and progressive tastes, and using music to forge new national definitions in a changed post-war world.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472458230 20160906
Music Library
xii, 407 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Introduction : Trisha Brown, back to the future
  • Seeing the score : Trillum (1962)
  • Memory and archive : A string: homemade, motor, outside (1966)
  • In a crack between dance and art : "equipment dances" (1968-1971)
  • The economy of gesture : the "accumulations" (1971-1973)
  • To diagram, to dance : Locus (1975)
  • Anthologizing process : Line up (1977)
  • Subjectivity, desire, and the thinking body : Water motor (1978)
  • From the white cube to the black box (1979-1981)
  • The name of the game : Set and reset (1983) and Lateral pass (1985)
  • Abstraction and theatricality : Newark (Niweweorce) (1987)
  • Epilogue : Trisha Brown's archival imagination.
Trisha Brown re-shaped the landscape of modern dance with her game-changing and boundary-defying choreography and visual art. Art historian Susan Rosenberg draws on Brown's archives, as well as interviews with Brown and her colleagues, to track Brown's deliberate evolutionary trajectory through the first half of her decades-long career. Brown has created over 100 dances, six operas, one ballet, and a significant body of graphic works. This book discusses the formation of Brown's systemic artistic principles, and provides close readings of the works that Brown created for non-traditional and art world settings in relation to the first body of works she created for the proscenium stage. Highlighting the cognitive-kinesthetic complexity that defines the making, performing and watching of these dances, Rosenberg uncovers the importance of composer John Cage's ideas and methods to understand Brown's contributions. One of the most important and influential artists of our time, Brown was the first woman choreographer to receive the coveted MacArthur Foundation Fellowship "Genius Award.".
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780819576620 20170117
Green Library
xv, 176 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
  • Acknowledgments Bios Introduction * Design * Sourcing Materials * Draping and Cutting * Fabric Embellishment * Construction * Crafts and Millinery * Wigs and Hair * Putting it All Together.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138919037 20161213
Unbuttoned: The Art and Artists of Theatrical Costume Design documents the creative journey of costume creation from concept to performance. Each chapter provides an overview of the process, including designing and shopping; draping, cutting, dyeing, and painting; and beading, sewing, and creating embellishments and accessories. This book features interviews with practitioners from Broadway and regional theatres to opera and ballet companies, offering valuable insights into the costume design profession. Exceptional behind-the-scenes photography illustrates top costume designers and craftspeople at work, along with gorgeous costumes in progress.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138919037 20161213
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
232 pages
Music Library
Music score
1 score (xxxii, 133 pages) : facsimiles ; 32 cm.
  • Sonata I in D major (H. 85)
  • Sonata II in E minor (H. 86)
  • Sonata III in C major (H. 87)
  • Sonata IV in D minor (H. 88)
  • Sonata V in A minor (H. 89)
  • Sonata VI in D major (H. 90)
  • Sonata VII in A major (H. 91)
  • Sonata VIII in D minor (H. 92)
  • Sonata IX in C minor (H. 93)
  • Sonata X in A major (H. 94)
  • Sonata XI in B minor (H. 95)
  • Sonata XII in A major (H. 96)
  • Appendix 1. Sonata a violino solo e basso [Sonata X] (S-Skma, Musik rar (C1-R)) : [simplified arrangement] / [unknown arranger]
  • Appendix 2. Duetto IV for two German flutes or two violins [Sonata V/iii] / [arranged by James Oswald]
  • Appendix 3. Affectuoso de Geminiani pour le violoncelle [avec basse] [Sonata III/iii] / [arranged by Cupis le Jeune].
  • Appendix 4. The celebrated air & Chorus of Nuns in the island of St. Marguerite [Sonata V/iii] : [for 2 solo women's voices and women's chorus] / [possibly arranged by Thomas Shaw].
Music Library
1 online resource (streaming video file) (30 minutes) : digital, .flv file, sound
Space operas—mega-adventures that span galaxies and many pages—introduce complex and layered narratives with complicated characters who are often not immediately likeable. Professor Wolfe traces the components that comprise a space opera, differentiating it from a regular series. Consider how these new space operas relate to—and differ from—classic space operas, and see how modern television and movies have captured mainstream success with the concept..
Music score
1 score (48 pages) + 1 part (15 pages) ; 31 cm.
  • Contents: Fantaisie sur le Barbier de Seville - Fantaisie sur Don Juan - Le Trouvere. Fantaisie pour saxophone alto et piano.
Music Library