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Children's Theater: A Paradigm, Primer, and Resource

by Kelly Eggers & Walter Eggers Scarecrow Press (April 09, 2010)

This book introduces readers to the world of children's theater by highlighting one specific model, The Oyster River Players, a small children's theater company in New Hampshire. By exploring the history and...


A History of American Movies: A Film-by-Film Look at the Art, Craft, and Business of Cinema

by Paul Monaco Scarecrow Press (May 05, 2010)

A History of American Movies provides a survey of the narrative feature film from the 1920s to the present. The book focuses on 170 of the most highly regarded and recognized feature films selected by the Hollywood...


The Way of Music: Aural Training for the Internet Generation

by Robin Maconie Scarecrow Press (December 13, 2006)

The Way of Music builds on the author's earlier work, The Second Sense: Language, Music and Hearing, and is a study guide in attention training, listening skills, and music appreciation for students, teachers...


Television Westerns: Six Decades of Sagebrush Sheriffs, Scalawags, and Sidewinders

by Alvin H. Marill Scarecrow Press (June 01, 2011)

This volume looks at the Western as it was represented from the beginning of television, encompassing all manifestations of the Western, including such series as Bonanza, Gunsmoke, and The Wild, Wild West, as...


Appalachian Dulcimer Traditions

by Ralph Lee Smith Scarecrow Press (March 19, 2010)

This book describes the recovery of the Appalachian dulcimer's lost history, tracing the dulcimer's roots in a German instrument, the scheitholt; describing the early history of the scheitholt and the dulcimer...


Redefining Adaptation Studies

by Dennis Cutchins, Laurence Raw & James M. Welsh Scarecrow Press (February 23, 2010)

Transcending the literature/film paradigm of typical film adaptation courses, these essays focus on the idea of 'adaptation' and what it means in different socio-political contexts. This volume not only suggests...


Historical Dictionary of Middle Eastern Cinema

by Terri Ginsberg & Chris Lippard Scarecrow Press (March 11, 2010)

The Historical Dictionary of Middle Eastern Cinema covers the production and exhibition of cinema in the Middle East and in other communities whose heritage is from the region and whose films commonly reflect...


Historical Dictionary of Contemporary American Theater: 1930-2010

by James Fisher Scarecrow Press (June 01, 2011)

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...


Melody, Harmony, Tonality: A Book for Connoisseurs and Amateurs

by E. Eugene Helm Scarecrow Press (December 06, 2012)

The full range of Western music is explored through 21 concise chapters on such topics as melody, harmony, counterpoint, texture, melody types, improvisation, music notation, free imitation, canon and fugue,...


Historical Dictionary of Ian Fleming's World of Intelligence: Fact and Fiction

by Nigel West Scarecrow Press (October 16, 2009)

The Historical Dictionary of Ian FlemingOs World of Intelligence: Fact and Fiction includes hundreds of dictionary entries on actual cases of espionage, real-life spies, MI5, SIS, CIA, and KGB, as well as on...


Where the Dark and the Light Folks Meet: Race and the Mythology, Politics, and Business of Jazz

by Randall Sandke Scarecrow Press (January 25, 2010)

Sandke tackles the stubborn and controversial question of whether jazz is the product of an insulated African-American environment, shut off from the rest of society by strictures of segregation and discrimination;...


Women Singer-Songwriters in Rock: A Populist Rebellion in the 1990s

by Ronald D. Lankford Jr. Scarecrow Press (November 25, 2009)

Women Singer-Songwriters in Rock provides an overview of the women's singer-songwriter movement during the 1990s with detailed analyses of the music of Alanis Morissette, PJ Harvey, Courtney Love, Liz Phair,...


Blood on the Stage, 1925-1950: Milestone Plays of Crime, Mystery, and Detection

by Amnon Kabatchnik Scarecrow Press (November 02, 2009)

In this volume, Amnon Kabatchnik provides an overview of more than 150 important and memorable theatrical works of crime and detection between 1925 and 1950. Each entry includes a plot synopsis, production data,...


Ramblin' Jack Elliott: The Never-Ending Highway

by Hank Reineke Scarecrow Press (December 30, 2009)

This professional biography of Ramblin' Jack Elliott (1931- ) examines the music and milestones of the American folksinger's half-century career, detailing his role in the preservation of the music of Woody...


Jazz Books in the 1990s: An Annotated Bibliography

by Janice Leslie Hochstat Greenberg Scarecrow Press (March 18, 2010)

This annotated bibliography contains over 700 entries covering adult non-fiction books on jazz published from 1990 through 1999. Entries are organized by category, including biographies, history, individual...


A Pete Seeger Discography: Seventy Years of Recordings

by David King Dunaway Scarecrow Press (November 12, 2010)

Pete Seeger is one of the most recorded artists in American history, and his recording catalog tells us not just the story of his career but the story of our culture and its political and social history. This...


American Classic Screen Features

by James M. Welsh, John C. Tibbetts & Gene D. Phillips Scarecrow Press (September 28, 2010)

In American Classic Screen Features, editors John C. Tibbetts and James M. Welsh have assembled some of the most significant and memorable essays and critical pieces written for the magazine over its ten-year...


American Classic Screen Profiles

by James M. Welsh, John C. Tibbetts & Ray Bradbury Scarecrow Press (August 12, 2010)

In American Classic Screen Profiles, editors John C. Tibbetts and James M. Welsh have assembled some of the most significant and memorable profiles written for the magazine over its ten-year history. This collection...


The Solo Singer in the Choral Setting: A Handbook for Achieving Vocal Health

by Margaret Olson & Ingo R. Titze Scarecrow Press (October 16, 2010)

This handbook offers a unique perspective of choral singing from a soloist's viewpoint, providing a clear outline of several issues facing the solo singer in the choral setting. It discusses concepts as diverse...


Historical Dictionary of Rococo Art

by Jennifer D. Milam Scarecrow Press (April 18, 2011)

Historical Dictionary of Rococo Art covers all aspects of Rococo art history through a chronology, an introductory essay, a review of the literature, an extensive bibliography, and over 350 cross-referenced...


Blood on the Stage, 1950-1975: Milestone Plays of Crime, Mystery, and Detection

by Amnon Kabatchnik Scarecrow Press (April 14, 2011)

Discussing more than 120 full-length plays, this volume provides an overview of the most important and memorable theatrical works of crime and detection produced between 1950 and 1975.


Operas in English: A Dictionary

by Margaret Ross Griffel Scarecrow Press (December 21, 2012)

In this revised and expanded edition of Operas in English: A Dictionary, Margaret Ross Griffel brings up to date her original work on operas written specifically to an English text (including works both originally...


Historical Dictionary of American Cinema

by Keith M. Booker Scarecrow Press (March 17, 2011)

The Historical Dictionary of American Cinema provides broad coverage of the people, films, companies, techniques, themes, and genres that have made American cinema such a vital part of world cinema. This is...


Historical Dictionary of Russian Music

by Daniel Jaffé Scarecrow Press (March 08, 2012)

The Historical Dictionary of Russian Music relates the history of Russian music through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on significant...


Masterpieces of Italian Violin Making (1620-1850): Important Stringed Instruments from the Collection at the Royal Academy of Music

by David Rattray Scarecrow Press (December 13, 2000)

This book presents a unique view of the work of the great Italian violin-makers from the 17th to the 19th centuries, based on the collection of The Royal Academy of Music in London. The Academy, founded in 1822,...


Historical Dictionary of Neoclassical Art and Architecture

by Allison Lee Palmer Scarecrow Press (February 11, 2011)

The Historical Dictionary of Neoclassical Art and Architecture provides an overview of Neoclassicism, focusing on its major artists, architects, stylistic subcategories, ideas, and historical framework of the...


Bruce Springsteen: American Poet and Prophet

by Donald L. Deardorff Ii Scarecrow Press (December 01, 2013)

Bruce Springsteen: American Poet and Prophet by literary critic Donald L. Deardorff II classifies and explains Springsteen’s remarkable reception as it evolved from small beginnings in the Jersey shore bars...


Dracula's Daughters: The Female Vampire on Film

by Douglas Brode & Leah Deyneka Scarecrow Press (December 24, 2013)

A collection of essays about the portrayals of female vampires through the history of film, beginning with Carl Theodore Dreyer’s Vampyre and culminating with the Twilight series. The contributors to these...


Myth Performance in the African Diasporas: Ritual, Theatre, and Dance

by Benita Brown, Dannabang Kuwabong & Christopher Olsen Scarecrow Press (December 24, 2013)

This book examines the concept and practice of myth performance in African Diaspora dramas and dances. These six essays chart a new path that enriches and enhances the understanding of African diaspora myth...


The London Stage 1910-1919: A Calendar of Productions, Performers, and Personnel

by J. P. Wearing Scarecrow Press (December 19, 2013)

This is a day-by-day calendar of plays produced at the major London theatres from January 1, 1910 to December 31, 1919. Covering dozens of west-end theatres and including production details of thousands of plays,...


To Boulez and Beyond

by Joan Peyser & Charles Wuorinen Scarecrow Press (November 09, 2007)

To Boulez and Beyond describes music in the 20th century through the lives and works of its creators, from Mahler and Wagner through the Second Viennese School, from Varèse to Boulez and his colleagues.


Drum Kit Secrets: 52 Performance Strategies for the Advanced Drummer

by Matt Dean Scarecrow Press (December 05, 2013)

Drum Kit Secrets: 52 Performance Strategies for the Advanced Drummer is an indispensable guide for any drum kit player. Drummer and historian Matt Dean covers a broad range of drum kit–related subjects to...


The London Stage 1900-1909: A Calendar of Productions, Performers, and Personnel

by J. P. Wearing Scarecrow Press (December 05, 2013)

This is a day-by-day calendar of plays produced at the major London theatres from January 1, 1900 to December 31, 1909. Covering dozens of west-end theatres and including production details of thousands of plays,...


Opera at the Bandstand: Then and Now

by George W. Martin Scarecrow Press (December 05, 2013)

In Opera at the Bandstand: Then and Now, George W. Martin surveys the role of concert bands during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries in making contemporary opera popular. He also chronicles how in...


Historical Dictionary of Russian Theater

by Laurence Senelick Scarecrow Press (March 16, 2007)

Despite constant hindrance from government interference and control, the Russian theater has produced many memorable playwrights, schools of thought, and plays, whose influence can be seen throughout the world....


Mr. Bernds Goes to Hollywood: My Early Life and Career in Sound Recording at Columbia with Frank Capra and Others

by Edward Bernds Scarecrow Press (April 29, 1999)

Edward Bernds came to Hollywood in 1928 to help United Artists make the transition to sound. He worked with some of the most notable directors in Hollywood including Frank Capra, Leo McCarey, and Howard Hawks....


Musical Landscapes in Color: Conversations with Black American Composers

by Bill Banfield Scarecrow Press (September 01, 2004)

A sequel to the award-winning The Black Composer Speaks (Scarecrow Press, 1978), this exploration of the creative world of African American composers traces the lives and careers of 40 talented individuals and,...


All About the Movies: A Handbook for the Movie-Loving Layman

by Maurice Rapf Scarecrow Press (November 01, 2000)

Movies are a passion shared by people of all ages and backgrounds. From 30 years of experience, Maurice Rapf assembles the essential information every movie lover should know. Not to be read as an all-inclusive...


International Westerns: Re-Locating the Frontier

by Cynthia J. Miller & A. Bowdoin Van Riper Scarecrow Press (November 21, 2013)

This collection of essays examines non-American Westerns and explores their significance, meanings, and reception. These essays also look at how Hollywood sensibilities are reflected, distorted, or challenged...


Korean P'ansori Singing Tradition: Development, Authenticity, and Performance History

by Yeonok Jang Scarecrow Press (November 26, 2013)

In Korean P’ansori Singing Tradition: Development, Authenticity, and Performance History, Yeonok Jang studies the periodical developments and changes in the performance context, vocal developments, singing...


All of Me: The Complete Discography of Louis Armstrong

by Jos Willems Scarecrow Press (April 30, 2006)

A discography of jazz trumpeter and singer Louis Armstrong's groundbreaking musical career, with detailed information about all his works, from professionally made commercial releases to amateur and unissued...


Pr'hody lisky Bystrousky, The Cunning Little Vixen: Translations and Pronunciation

by Timothy Cheek Scarecrow Press (March 19, 2003)

This entire volume is organized in a clear, readable format, resulting in a book that will help to make productions of The Cunning Little Vixen in the original Czech much easier a task than ever before.


The London Stage 1890-1899: A Calendar of Productions, Performers, and Personnel

by J. P. Wearing Scarecrow Press (November 21, 2013)

This is a day-by-day calendar of plays produced at the major London theatres from January 1, 1890 to December 31, 1899. Covering dozens of west-end theatres and including production details of thousands of plays,...


Analyses of Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Music, 1940-2000

by D. J. Hoek Scarecrow Press (February 15, 2007)

This new volume incorporates all entries from the previous editions by Arthur Wenk, expanding to cover writings drawn from periodicals, theses, dissertations, books, and Festschriften from 1940 to 2000. Over...


The Greatest Sitcoms of All Time

by Martin Gitlin Scarecrow Press (November 07, 2013)

Since the advent of network television, situation comedies have been a staple of prime-time programming. In this book, Martin Gitlin has assembled the top 70 sitcoms in television history. The rankings were...


Television Introductions: Narrated TV Program Openings since 1949

by Vincent Terrace Scarecrow Press (November 07, 2013)

Since the beginning of network television, many shows have been preceded by an opening announcement or a theme song that served various purposes. In Television Introductions: Narrated TV Program Openings, Vincent...


Turning Notes Into Music: An Introduction to Musical Interpretation

by Hans Lampl Scarecrow Press (October 17, 1996)

Turning Notes into Music presents musicians with a comprehensive, illustrated guide to the interpretative problems that they must address while preparing a piece of music for performance.


Music from the House of Hammer: Music in the Hammer Horror Films, 1950-1980

by Randall D. Larson Scarecrow Press (June 28, 1996)

Hammer Film Productions produced Horror/Fantasy films with a unique sound. The musicians and the work they did are chronicled here in careful detail.


Order in the Universe: The Films of John Carpenter

by Robert Cumbow Scarecrow Press (July 16, 2002)

An obscure independent filmmaker until Halloween (1978), John Carpenter has been applauded for his classic sense of compositions, yet reviled for his "B-film" sensibility. With a chronology of Carpenter's career,...


An Introduction to Sixteenth Century Counterpoint and Palestrina's Musical Style

by Robert Stewart Scarecrow Press (January 01, 1994)

Presents a systematic approach to polyphonic composition in the ecclesiastical style of Palestrina. It is designed for use in beginning and intermediate level courses in modal counterpoint and helps students...