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The Triangle of Representation

by Christopher Prendergast

Moving deftly among literary and visual arts, as well as the modern critical canon, Christopher Prendergast's book explores the meaning and value of representation as both a philosophical challenge (What does...


Avant-Garde Film: Forms, Themes, and Passions

by Michael O'Pray

Avant-Garde Film: Forms, Themes and Passions examines the variety of concerns and practices that have comprised the long history of avant-garde film at a level appropriate for undergraduate study. It covers...


Film Noir: From Berlin to Sin City

by Mark Bould

Film Noir explores the murky world of a genre responsible for many of film’s most enduring images. Mark Bould discusses problems of definition and the often ambiguous nature of film noir and looks at modern...


Stella Adler on America's Master Playwrights: Eugene O'Neill, Thornton Wilder, Clifford Odets, William Saroyan, Tennessee Williams, William Inge, Arth

by Stella Adler

In her long-awaited book, the legendary acting teacher Stella Adler gives us her extraordinary insights into the work of Henrik Ibsen (“The creation of the modern theater took a genius like Ibsen . . . Miller...


Long Ago and Far Away: Hollywood and the Second World War

by Robert Fyne

After scrutinizing hundreds of screenplays, Robert Fyne has written an in-depth study of World War II films, analyzing the different storylines, points-of-view, and contemporary events found in each. In Long...


The Art of Cruelty: A Reckoning

by Maggie Nelson

“A vibrant and engaged work from a writer and thinker who is worthy of our attention.”—Carolyn Kellogg, Los Angeles Times Maggie Nelson has established herself as one of our foremost cultural critics in...


Shakespeare's Sense of Character: On the Page and From the Stage

by Yu Jin Ko & W. Shurgot

Making a unique intervention in an incipient but powerful resurgence of academic interest in character-based approaches to Shakespeare, this book brings scholars and theatre practitioners together to rethink...


The Ma'l?f in Contemporary Libya: An Arab Andalusian Musical Tradition

by Philip Ciantar

Ma'luf, which literally means 'familiar' or 'customary,' bears the auditory traces of music brought to North Africa by Muslim and Jewish refugees escaping the Christian reconquista of Spain between the tenth...


Organizations: A Systems Approach

by Richard Osborne

This book traces the evolution of the recording format from its roots in the first sound recording experiments, to its survival in the world of digital technologies. Each chapter explores a different element:...


Queer Tracks: Subversive Strategies in Rock and Pop Music

by Doris Leibetseder

Queer Tracks describes motifs in popular music that deviate from heterosexual orientation, the binary gender system and fixed identities. This cutting-edge work deals with the key concepts of current gender...


Contemplating Shostakovich: Life, Music and Film

by Alexander Ivashkin & Kirkman

Contemplating Shostakovich marks an important new stage in the understanding of Shostakovich and his working environment. Each chapter covers aspects of the composer's output in the context of his life and cultural...


The Arts and the Legal Academy: Beyond Text in Legal Education

by Zenon Bankowski & Del Mar

This book brings together international practitioners from the fields of legal education, legal theory, theatre, architecture, and the visual and movement arts. The book is evidence of how the Arts can powerfully...


Costumes for the Stage: A Complete Handbook for Every Kind of Play

by Sheila Jackson

This updated edition of Costumes for the Stage aims at simplicity in all aspects of designing and making costumes. Starting with five pages illustrating the basic shapes of each period, Sheila Jackson provides...


The Collected Writings of Franz Liszt: F. Chopin

by Janita R. Hall-Swadley & Jolanta T. Pekacz

This translation is the starting volume of Janita Hall-Swadley's The Collected Writings of Franz Liszt, the very first production of Liszt's entire literary collection in English. In Volume 1, Liszt provides...


Justice Provocateur: Jane Tennison and Policing in Prime Suspect

by Gray Cavender & Nancy C. Jurik

Justice Provocateur focuses on Prime Suspect, a popular British television film series starring Oscar and Emmy award-winning actress Helen Mirren as fictional London policewoman Jane Tennison. Gray Cavender...


The Metropolitan Opera on Record: A Discography of the Commercial Recordings

by Frederick P. Fellers

This is a discography of every commercial sound recording involving the Metropolitan Opera Chorus and Orchestra, including over 900 fully annotated entries listing more than 120 complete operas. It is arranged...


The Act of Musical Composition: Studies in the Creative Process

by Collins

The study of musical composition has, in the main, been informed by anecdotal after-the-event accounts or post hoc analyses of composition. This book presents the first coherent exploration around this unique...


Expression and Truth: On the Music of Knowledge

by Lawrence Kramer

Expression and truth are traditional opposites in Western thought: expression supposedly refers to states of mind, truth to states of affairs. Expression and Truth rejects this opposition and proposes fluid...


Starting Out Right: Beginning Band Pedagogy

by Si Millican

Starting Out Right: Beginning Band Pedagogy is the only complete resource for organizing, planning, and teaching beginning woodwind, brass, and percussion students. The book covers every aspect of teaching beginning...


The Contemporary Violin: Extended Performance Techniques

by Patricia Strange & Allen Strange

Written by a composer and a musician, The Contemporary Violin offers a unique menu of avant-garde musical possibilities that both performers and composers will enjoy exploring. Allen and Patricia Strange's comprehensive...