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Technical Manual and Dictionary of Classical Ballet

by Gail Grant Dover Publications (April 02, 2012)

From adagio to voyage, over 800 steps, movements, poses, and concepts are fully defined. A pronunciation guide and cross-references to alternate names for similar steps and positions also included.


The Art of the Cinematographer

by Leonard Maltin Dover Publications (June 27, 2012)

Survey and anecdotal interviews with 5 masters — Arthur Miller, Hal Mohr, Hal Rosson, Lucien Ballard, and Conrad Hall. 105 photographs. Filmographies.


Stars of the American Musical Theater in Historic Photographs

by Stanley Appelbaum & James Camner Dover Publications (March 12, 2013)

361 portraits, from 1860s to 1950 of over 400 stars. Informative captions. An illustrious collection, long overdue.


Ancient Egyptian Dances

by Irena Lexová Dover Publications (December 03, 2012)

One of the few books in English on the topic investigates origins, nature, role of dance in ancient Egypt. 80 drawings and illustrations adapted from tomb paintings, other sources. New introduction. Bibliography....


Fifty Classic British Films, 1932-1982: A Pictorial Record

by Anthony Slide Dover Publications (December 21, 2012)

200 striking photographs, in-depth commentaries, plot synposes, contemporary reviews, and more — about 50 British classics from yesterday and today. Preface. Text. Alphabetical list of films. Bibliography....


World Drama, Volume 1: 26 Unabridged Plays

by Barrett H. Clark Dover Publications (January 31, 2013)

Volume 1 of this two-volume set contains 26 plays including Aeschylus "Prometheus Bound"; Sophocles "Antigone"; Seneca "Medea"; Marlowe, "Dr. Faustus"; Heywood, "A Woman Killed with Kindness"; Johnson, "Every...


Shakespeare Without Tears

by Margaret Webster Dover Publications (October 06, 2012)

Covers Elizabethan theater, later changes in theatrical practice, scholarly interpretations, staging problems, analysis of principal characters. "Not an obscure or otherwise dull page in the book." — N.Y....


Marionettes: How to Make and Work Them

by Helen Fling Dover Publications (November 08, 2012)

More than 400 illustrations supplement easy-to-follow directions for making puppet heads and bodies, stringing marionettes on one- and two-hand controls, operating the puppets, and putting on your own show....


Swedish Film Classics

by A. Kwiatkowski Dover Publications (March 13, 2013)

Memorable stills from great cinematic tradition — Ingeborg Holm (1913) to Wild Strawberries (1957). Complete credits, synopsis, commentary for each film. Introduction, critical biographies of directors.


The Art of the Story-Teller

by Marie L. Shedlock Dover Publications (June 14, 2012)

Everything you need to know to tell stories successfully to children: choosing material, creating and maintaining effect, using gestures, capturing straying attentions, and more. 18 ready-for-telling stories...


Toulouse-Lautrec's The Circus: Thirty-Nine Crayon Drawings in Color

by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec Dover Publications (August 22, 2012)

Masterpieces of composition and movement include "The Rearing Horse," "The Jockey," and "The Animal-trainer." The reproductions, by a noted lithographer, Fernand Mourlot, recapture the color and spirit of the...


Japanese No Masks: With 300 Illustrations of Authentic Historical Examples

by Friedrich Perzynski & Stanley Appelbaum Dover Publications (August 24, 2012)

120 full-page plates of magnificent, elaborately carved, museum-quality masks worn by actors playing gods, warriors, beautiful women, feudal lords, and supernatural beings. Captions.


Annie Oakley and Buffalo Bill's Wild West

by Isabelle S. Sayers Dover Publications (May 29, 2012)

Wonderful behind-the-scenes look at the life and career of Annie Oakley. More than 100 rare photographs, posters, handbills, and other memorabilia.


Salome

by Aubrey Beardsley & Oscar Wilde Dover Publications (February 15, 2012)

Lord Alfred Douglas' translation of Wilde's great play — originally written in French — with all well-known Beardsley illustrations, including suppressed plates. Features 28 Beardsley illustrations and an...


The Italian Comedy

by Pierre Louis Duchartre Dover Publications (October 19, 2012)

Illustrated history of the beginnings, growth and influence of the commedia dell’ arte. Describes improvisations, staging, marks, scenarios, acting troupes, and origins.


Basic Principles of Classical Ballet

by Agrippina Vaganova Dover Publications (March 21, 2012)

Discusses all basic principles of ballet, grouping movement by fundamental types. Diagrams show clearly the exact foot, leg, arm, and body positions for the proper execution of many steps and movements. 118...


Costume Design in the Movies: An Illustrated Guide to the Work of 157 Great Designers

by Elizabeth Leese Dover Publications (November 21, 2012)

Comprehensive, lavishly illustrated reference work provides biographical/career data for major designers (Adrian, Jean Louis, Edith Head, more). Updated to 1988, with over 400 new film credits. 177 illustrations....


American Circus Posters

by Charles Philip Fox Dover Publications (August 24, 2012)

Here collected together for the first time are 48 large, full-color, rare posters, 1890s-1940s, superbly reproduced. The posters feature many of the greats of the American circus: Ringling Bros., Barnum & Bailey,...


The Cecchetti Method of Classical Ballet: Theory and Technique

by Cyril W. Beaumont & Stanislas Idzikowski Dover Publications (May 29, 2012)

A complete beginning course in classical ballet, this volume is based on the teachings of the celebrated instructor, Enrico Cecchetti. Features a numbered series of instructions for each exercise, plus 109 detailed...


The Charlie Chaplin Book

by Robert Keene Thompson Dover Publications (July 20, 2016)

Beloved around the world for his Little Tramp character, Charlie Chaplin was the most famous person on the planet during the early twentieth century, and his popularity endures to this day. Cinephiles and Chaplin...