Publisher :Harper Collins Release Date :2009-10-13 ISBN :0061847658 Pages :400 pages Rating :4.0/5 (618 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Ghosts of 42nd Street by Anthony Bianco:
Download or read book Ghosts of 42nd Street written by Anthony Bianco and published by Harper Collins. This book was released on 2009-10-13 with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: Imagine shuffling down Broadway through the hustle and bustle right into the nonstop, neon heart of New York City: 42nd Street. Once a quiet neighborhood of brownstones and churches, the area wastransformed in the early 1900s into an entertainment hub unlike any in theworld. No place has ever evoked the glamour and romantic possibility of bigcity nightlife as vividly as did 42nd Street. It was the dazzle of "naughty, bawdy, gaudy" 42nd Street that put Times Square on the map and turned the Broadway theater district into the Great White Way. Ghosts of 42nd Street stirs your imagination as it takes you on a historical journey of this glamorized strip still known today as the Crossroads of the World. From the bold innovations of Oscar Hammerstein and Florenz Ziegfeld through the porn-laden 1960s and 1970s to the present-day "Disneyfication" of New York's bright lights district, Ghosts of 42nd Street is as fascinating as a tabloid frozen in time.
Publisher :Granta Books Release Date :2018-11-01 ISBN :1783784059 Pages :374 pages Rating :4.7/5 (837 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Chamber Music by Will Ashon:
Download or read book Chamber Music written by Will Ashon and published by Granta Books. This book was released on 2018-11-01 with total page 374 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: 'One of the most rewarding pieces of hip-hop criticism ever written' Jeff Chang 'Brilliant' Giles Peterson 'Will Ashon's dazzling study gets to the heart of hip hop, pop culture and the history of contemporary America. Essential' Matt Thorne 'Each of these chambers contains wonders of history, destiny and mythology' Margo Jefferson Will Ashon tells, in 36 interlinked 'chambers', the story of Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) and how it changed the world. As unexpected and complex as the album itself, Chamber Music ranges from provocative essays to semi-comic skits, from deep scholarly analysis to satirical celebration, seeking to contextualise, reveal and honour this singularly composite work of art. From the FBI's war on drugs to the porn theatres of 42nd street, from the history of jazz to the future of politics, Chamber Music is an explosive and revelatory new way of writing about music and culture.
Publisher :ABC-CLIO Release Date :2011 ISBN :159884296X Pages :1232 pages Rating :4.5/5 (988 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Movies in American History by Philip C. DiMare:
Download or read book Movies in American History written by Philip C. DiMare and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2011 with total page 1232 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: This provocative three-volume encyclopedia is a valuable resource for readers seeking an understanding of how movies have both reflected and helped engender America's political, economic, and social history. * Provides 450 A–Z entries that comprehensively cover the historical significance of subjects, people, and films of the American cinema * Contains contributions from 150 distinguished interdisciplinary scholars offering their analysis on the role of movies in American history * Includes reference materials and suggestions for further reading with every entry
Publisher :Edinburgh University Press Release Date :2010-03-31 ISBN :0748634258 Pages :256 pages Rating :4.7/5 (486 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review American Culture in the 1910s by Mark Whalan:
Download or read book American Culture in the 1910s written by Mark Whalan and published by Edinburgh University Press. This book was released on 2010-03-31 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: This book provides a fresh account of the major cultural and intellectual trends of the United State in the 1910s, a decade characterised by war, the flowering of modernism, the birth of Hollywood, and Progressive interpretations of culture and society. Chapters on fiction and poetry, art and photography, film and vaudeville, and music, theatre, and dance explore these developments, linking detailed commentary with focused case studies of influential texts and events. These range from Tarzan of the Apes to The Birth of a Nation, from the radical modernism of Gertrude Stein and the Provincetown Players to the earliest jazz recordings. A final chapter explores the huge impact of the First World War on cultural understandings of nationalism, citizenship, and propaganda.Key Features*three case studies per chapter featuring key texts, genres, writers and artists*Detailed chronology of 1910s American Culture*Bibliographies for each chapter*Fifteen black and white illustrations
Publisher :Edinburgh University Press Release Date :2015-01-13 ISBN :0748699112 Pages :296 pages Rating :4.7/5 (486 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Grindhouse Nostalgia by David Church:
Download or read book Grindhouse Nostalgia written by David Church and published by Edinburgh University Press. This book was released on 2015-01-13 with total page 296 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: Too often dismissed as nothing more than 'trash cinema', exploitation films have become both earnestly appreciated cult objects and home video items that are more accessible than ever. In this wide-ranging new study, David Church explores how the history of drive-in theatres and urban grind houses has descended to the home video formats that keep these lurid movies fondly alive today. Arguing for the importance of cultural memory in contemporary fan practices, Church focuses on both the re-release of archival exploitation films on DVD and the recent cycle of 'retrosploitation' films like Grindhouse, Machete, Viva, The Devil's Rejects, and Black Dynamite. At a time when older ideas of subcultural belonging have become increasingly subject to nostalgia, Grindhouse Nostalgia presents an indispensable study of exploitation cinema's continuing allure, and is a bold contribution to our understanding of fandom, taste politics, film distribution, and home video.
Publisher :Oxford University Press Release Date :2014-05-01 ISBN :0199381011 Pages :394 pages Rating :4.1/5 (993 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Irving Berlin's American Musical Theater by Jeffrey Magee:
Download or read book Irving Berlin's American Musical Theater written by Jeffrey Magee and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2014-05-01 with total page 394 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: From patriotic "God Bless America" to wistful "White Christmas," Irving Berlin's songs have long accompanied Americans as they fall in love, go to war, and come home for the holidays. Irving Berlin's American Musical Theater is the first book to fully consider this songwriter's immeasurable influence on the American stage. Award-winning music historian Jeffrey Magee chronicles Berlin's legendary theatrical career, providing a rich background to some of the great composer's most enduring songs, from "There's No Business Like Show Business" to "Puttin' on the Ritz." Magee shows how Berlin's early experience singing for pennies made an impression on the young man, who kept hold of that sensibility throughout his career and transformed it into one of the defining attributes of Broadway shows. Magee also looks at darker aspects of Berlin's life, examining the anti-Semitism that Berlin faced and his struggle with depression. Informative, provocative, and full of colorful details, this book will delight song and theater aficionados alike as well as anyone interested in the story of a man whose life and work expressed so well the American dream.
Publisher :BRILL Release Date :2018-03-22 ISBN :9004362711 Pages :204 pages Rating :4.0/5 (43 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Sex, Gender, and Sexualities in Edward Albee's Plays by :
Download or read book Sex, Gender, and Sexualities in Edward Albee's Plays written by and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2018-03-22 with total page 204 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: Sex, Gender, and Sexualities in the Plays of Edward Albee contains a general introduction and eleven essays by American and European Albee scholars on Albee’s depictions of gender relations, sexual relations, monogamy, child-rearing, and homosexuality.
Publisher :Routledge Release Date :2019-02-07 ISBN :0429662742 Pages :228 pages Rating :4.4/5 (296 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Disney Theatrical Productions by Amy S. Osatinski:
Download or read book Disney Theatrical Productions written by Amy S. Osatinski and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2019-02-07 with total page 228 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: Disney Theatrical Productions: Producing Broadway Musicals the Disney Way is the first work of scholarship to comprehensively examine the history and production practices of Disney Theatrical Productions (DTP), the theatrical producing arm of the studio branch of the Walt Disney Corporation. This book uncovers how DTP has forged a new model for producing large-scale musicals on Broadway by functioning as an independent theatrical producer under the umbrella of a large entertainment corporation. Case studies of three productions (The Lion King, Tarzan, and Newsies) demonstrate the flexibility and ingenuity of DTP, and showcase the various production models that the company has employed over the years. Exploring topics such as the history of DTP, its impact on the revitalization of Times Square, and its ability to open up a new audience base for Broadway theatre, this volume examines the impact that DTP has had on American musicals, both domestically and internationally, and how its accomplishments have helped reshape the Broadway landscape. This book is relevant to students in Musical Theatre, History of Musical Theatre, Theatre History, and Arts Management courses, along with general Disney enthusiasts.
Publisher :Candlewick Press Release Date :2021-11-09 ISBN :1536205931 Pages :400 pages Rating :4.5/5 (362 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Four Streets and a Square: A History of Manhattan and the New York Idea by Marc Aronson:
Download or read book Four Streets and a Square: A History of Manhattan and the New York Idea written by Marc Aronson and published by Candlewick Press. This book was released on 2021-11-09 with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: From a Sibert Medalist comes the epic story of Manhattan—a magical, maddening island “for all” and a microcosm of America. A veteran nonfiction storyteller dives deep into the four-hundred-year history of Manhattan to map the island’s unexpected intersections. Focusing on the evolution of four streets and a square (Wall Street, 42nd Street, West 4th Street, 125th Street, and Union Square) Marc Aronson explores how new ideas and forms of art evolved from social blending. Centuries of conflict—among original Americans and Europeans, slavers and the enslaved, rich and poor, immigrants and native-born—produced segregation, oppression, and violence, but also new ways of speaking, singing, and being American. From the Harlem Renaissance to Hammerstein, from gay pride in the Village to political clashes at Tammany Hall, this clear-eyed pageant of the island’s joys and struggles—enhanced with photos and drawings, multimedia links to music and film, and an extensive bibliography and source notes—is, above all, a love song to Manhattan’s triumphs.
Publisher :Infobase Publishing Release Date :2010 ISBN :1438126891 Pages :433 pages Rating :4.4/5 (381 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Crime and Punishment in America by David B. Wolcott:
Download or read book Crime and Punishment in America written by David B. Wolcott and published by Infobase Publishing. This book was released on 2010 with total page 433 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: From the first incident of petty theft to modern media piracy, crime and punishment have been a part of every society. However, the structure and values of a particular society shape both the incidences of crime and the punishment of criminals. When the United States became an independent nation, politicians and civilians began the process of deciding which systems of punishment were appropriate for dealing with crimea process that continues to this day. Crime and Punishment in America examines the development of crime and punishment in the United Statesfrom the criminal justice practices of American Indians and the influence of colonists to the mistreatment of slaves, as well as such current criminal issues as the response to international terrorism.
Publisher :Stackpole Books Release Date :2005-05-19 ISBN :0811743004 Pages :224 pages Rating :4.8/5 (117 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Greetings from the Lincoln Highway by Brian Butko:
Download or read book Greetings from the Lincoln Highway written by Brian Butko and published by Stackpole Books. This book was released on 2005-05-19 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: Historian Brian Butko follows the highway across 14 states. Memoirs and historic landmarks come to life in full color.
Publisher :John Wiley & Sons Release Date :2011-03-16 ISBN :1444396404 Pages :352 pages Rating :4.4/5 (443 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Explorations in New Cinema History by Richard Maltby:
Download or read book Explorations in New Cinema History written by Richard Maltby and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2011-03-16 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: Explorations in New Cinema History brings together cutting-edge research by the leading scholars in the field to identify new approaches to writing and understanding the social and cultural history of cinema, focusing on cinema’s audiences, the experience of cinema, and the cinema as a site of social and cultural exchange. Includes contributions from Robert Allen, Annette Kuhn, John Sedwick, Mark Jancovich, Peter Sanfield, and Kathryn Fuller-Seeley among others Develops the original argument that the social history of cinema-going and of the experience of cinema should take precedence over production- and text-based analyses Explores the cinema as a site of social and cultural exchange, including patterns of popularity and taste, the role of individual movie theatres in creating and sustaining their audiences, and the commercial, political and legal aspects of film exhibition and distribution Prompts readers to reassess their understanding of key periods of cinema history, opening up cinema studies to long-overdue conversations with other disciplines in the humanities and social sciences Presents rigorous empirical research, drawing on digital technology and geospatial information systems to provide illuminating insights in to the uses of cinema
Publisher :Scarecrow Press Release Date :2011-06-01 ISBN :9780810879508 Pages :1002 pages Rating :4.8/5 (795 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Historical Dictionary of Contemporary American Theater by James Fisher:
Download or read book Historical Dictionary of Contemporary American Theater written by James Fisher and published by Scarecrow Press. This book was released on 2011-06-01 with total page 1002 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: Historical Dictionary of Contemporary American Theater presents the plays and personages, movements and institutions, and cultural developments of the American stage from 1930 to 2010, a period of vast and almost continuous change. It covers the ever-changing history of the American theater with emphasis on major movements, persons, plays, and events. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, an extensive bibliography, and over 1,500 cross-referenced dictionary entries. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about the history of American theater.
Publisher :Oxford University Press Release Date :2013-03 ISBN :019998736X Pages :482 pages Rating :4.1/5 (999 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review The Oxford Handbook of The American Musical by Raymond Knapp:
Download or read book The Oxford Handbook of The American Musical written by Raymond Knapp and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2013-03 with total page 482 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: The Oxford Handbook of the American Musical presents keywords and critical terms that deepen analysis and interpretation of the musical. Taking into account issues of composition, performance, and reception, the book's contributors bring a wide range of practical and theoretical perspectives to bear on their considerations of one of America's most lively, enduring artistic traditions.
Publisher :Random House Release Date :2010-12-28 ISBN :0679604561 Pages :448 pages Rating :4.6/5 (796 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review American Rose by Karen Abbott:
Download or read book American Rose written by Karen Abbott and published by Random House. This book was released on 2010-12-28 with total page 448 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER America was flying high in the Roaring Twenties. Then, almost overnight, the Great Depression brought it crashing down. When the dust settled, people were primed for a star who could distract them from reality. Enter Gypsy Rose Lee, a strutting, bawdy, erudite stripper who possessed a gift for delivering exactly what America needed. With her superb narrative skills and eye for detail, Karen Abbott brings to life an era of ambition, glamour, struggle, and survival. Using exclusive interviews and never-before-published material, she vividly delves into Gypsy’s world, including her intense triangle relationship with her sister, actress June Havoc, and their formidable mother, Rose, a petite but ferocious woman who literally killed to get her daughters on the stage. Weaving in the compelling saga of the Minskys—four scrappy brothers from New York City who would pave the way for Gypsy Rose Lee’s brand of burlesque and transform the entertainment landscape—Karen Abbott creates a rich account of a legend whose sensational tale of tragedy and triumph embodies the American Dream.
Publisher :Rowman & Littlefield Release Date :2017-11-22 ISBN :1538107864 Pages :808 pages Rating :4.5/5 (381 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Historical Dictionary of American Theater by James Fisher:
Download or read book Historical Dictionary of American Theater written by James Fisher and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2017-11-22 with total page 808 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: This second edition of Historical Dictionary of American Theater: Modernism covers the history of modernist American Theatre through a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 2,000 cross-referenced entries on actors and actresses, directors, playwrights, producers, genres, and notable plays.
Publisher :Farrar, Straus and Giroux Release Date :2021-03-16 ISBN :0374719217 Pages :432 pages Rating :4.3/5 (747 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Shooting Midnight Cowboy by Glenn Frankel:
Download or read book Shooting Midnight Cowboy written by Glenn Frankel and published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. This book was released on 2021-03-16 with total page 432 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: "Much more than a page-turner. It’s the first essential work of cultural history of the new decade." —Charles Kaiser, The Guardian One of Publishers Weekly's best books of 2021 The Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist and New York Times–bestselling author of the behind-the-scenes explorations of the classic American Westerns High Noon and The Searchers now reveals the history of the controversial 1969 Oscar-winning film that signaled a dramatic shift in American popular culture. Director John Schlesinger’s Darling was nominated for five Academy Awards, and introduced the world to the transcendently talented Julie Christie. Suddenly the toast of Hollywood, Schlesinger used his newfound clout to film an expensive, Panavision adaptation of Far from the Madding Crowd. Expectations were huge, making the movie’s complete critical and commercial failure even more devastating, and Schlesinger suddenly found himself persona non grata in the Hollywood circles he had hoped to conquer. Given his recent travails, Schlesinger’s next project seemed doubly daring, bordering on foolish. James Leo Herlihy’s novel Midnight Cowboy, about a Texas hustler trying to survive on the mean streets of 1960’s New York, was dark and transgressive. Perhaps something about the book’s unsparing portrait of cultural alienation resonated with him. His decision to film it began one of the unlikelier convergences in cinematic history, centered around a city that seemed, at first glance, as unwelcoming as Herlihy’s novel itself. Glenn Frankel’s Shooting Midnight Cowboy tells the story of a modern classic that, by all accounts, should never have become one in the first place. The film’s boundary-pushing subject matter—homosexuality, prostitution, sexual assault—earned it an X rating when it first appeared in cinemas in 1969. For Midnight Cowboy, Schlesinger—who had never made a film in the United States—enlisted Jerome Hellman, a producer coming off his own recent flop and smarting from a failed marriage, and Waldo Salt, a formerly blacklisted screenwriter with a tortured past. The decision to shoot on location in New York, at a time when the city was approaching its gritty nadir, backfired when a sanitation strike filled Manhattan with garbage fires and fears of dysentery. Much more than a history of Schlesinger’s film, Shooting Midnight Cowboy is an arresting glimpse into the world from which it emerged: a troubled city that nurtured the talents and ambitions of the pioneering Polish cinematographer Adam Holender and legendary casting director Marion Dougherty, who discovered both Dustin Hoffman and Jon Voight and supported them for the roles of “Ratso” Rizzo and Joe Buck—leading to one of the most intensely moving joint performances ever to appear on screen. We follow Herlihy himself as he moves from the experimental confines of Black Mountain College to the theatres of Broadway, influenced by close relationships with Tennessee Williams and Anaïs Nin, and yet unable to find lasting literary success. By turns madcap and serious, and enriched by interviews with Hoffman, Voight, and others, Shooting Midnight Cowboy: Art, Sex, Loneliness, Liberation, and the Making of a Dark Classic is not only the definitive account of the film that unleashed a new wave of innovation in American cinema, but also the story of a country—and an industry—beginning to break free from decades of cultural and sexual repression.