Historical Dictionary of African American Theater

Historical Dictionary of African American Theater
Author: Anthony D. Hill
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 754
Release: 2018-11-09
ISBN: 1538117290
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Historical Dictionary of African American Theater Book Excerpt:

This second edition of Historical Dictionary of African American Theater, Second Edition contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 700 cross-referenced entries on actors, playwrights, plays, musicals, theatres, -directors, and designers.

Historical Dictionary of American Theater

Historical Dictionary of American Theater
Author: James Fisher
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 570
Release: 2015-04-16
ISBN: 081087833X
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Historical Dictionary of American Theater Book Excerpt:

The Historical Dictionary of American Theater: Beginnings covers the history of early American Theatre through a chronology, an introductory essay, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 1000 cross-referenced entries on actors and actresses, directors, playwrights, producers, genres, notable plays and theatres. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about the early American Theater.

Historical Dictionary of Contemporary American Theater

Historical Dictionary of Contemporary American Theater
Author: James Fisher
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 1240
Release: 2021-07-15
ISBN: 1538123029
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Historical Dictionary of Contemporary American Theater Book Excerpt:

Historical Dictionary of the Contemporary American Theater, Second Edition contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has more than 1.000 cross-referenced entries on plays, playwrights, directors, designers, actors, critics, producers, theaters, and terminology.

Historical Dictionary of African American Theater

Historical Dictionary of African American Theater
Author: Anthony D. Hill,Douglas Q. Barnett
Publsiher: Historical Dictionaries of Lit
Total Pages: 542
Release: 2009
ISBN: 9780810855342
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Historical Dictionary of African American Theater Book Excerpt:

African American Theater is a vibrant and unique entity enriched by ancient Egyptian rituals, West African folklore, and European theatrical practices. A continuum of African folk traditions, it combines storytelling, mythology, rituals, music, song, and dance with ancestor worship from ancient times to the present. It afforded black artists a cultural gold mine to celebrate what it was like to be an African American in The New World. The Historical Dictionary of African American Theater celebrates nearly 200 years of black theater in the United States, identifying representative African American theater-producing organizations and chronicling their contributions to the field from its birth in 1816 to the present. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and over 500 cross-referenced dictionary entries on actors, directors, playwrights, plays, theater producing organizations, themes, locations, and theater movements and awards.

Historical Dictionary of African American Television

Historical Dictionary of African American Television
Author: Kathleen Fearn-Banks,Anne Burford-Johnson
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 640
Release: 2014-10-03
ISBN: 0810879174
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Historical Dictionary of African American Television Book Excerpt:

This second edition covers the history of African Americans on television from the beginning of national television through the present day including: chronology; introductory essay appendixes bibliography over 1000 cross-referenced entries on actors, performers, producers, directors, news and sports journalists

Historical Dictionary of Asian American Literature and Theater

Historical Dictionary of Asian American Literature and Theater
Author: Wenying Xu
Publsiher: Scarecrow Press
Total Pages: 389
Release: 2012
ISBN: 0810855771
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Historical Dictionary of Asian American Literature and Theater Book Excerpt:

The Historical Dictionary of Asian American Literature and Theater covers the history of Asian American literature and theater through a chronology, an introductory essay, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 600 cross-referenced entries on authors, books, and genres. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about this important topic.

Historical Dictionary of African American Cinema

Historical Dictionary of African American Cinema
Author: S. Torriano Berry,Venise T. Berry
Publsiher: Scarecrow Press
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2007-01-26
ISBN: 9780810864641
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Historical Dictionary of African American Cinema Book Excerpt:

Historical Dictionary of African American Cinema includes everything from The Birth of a Nation to Crash. In addition to the films, brief biographies of African American actors and actresses such as Sidney Poitier, James Earl Jones, Halle Berry, Eddie Murphy, Whoopi Goldberg, Denzel Washington, and Jamie Foxx can be found in this reference. Through a chronology, a list of acronyms and abbreviations, an introductory essay, a bibliography, appendixes, black-&-white photos, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on actors, actresses, movies, producers, organizations, awards, film credits, and terminology, this book provides a better understanding of the role African Americans played in film history.

Historical Dictionary of Latin American Literature and Theater

Historical Dictionary of Latin American Literature and Theater
Author: Richard Young,Odile Cisneros
Publsiher: Scarecrow Press
Total Pages: 748
Release: 2010-12-18
ISBN: 9780810874985
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Historical Dictionary of Latin American Literature and Theater Book Excerpt:

The Historical Dictionary of Latin American Literature and Theater provides users with an accessible single-volume reference tool covering Portuguese-speaking Brazil and the 16 Spanish-speaking countries of continental Latin America (Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela). Entries for authors, from the early colonial period to the present, give succinct biographical data and an account of the author's literary production, with particular attention to their most prominent works and where they belong in literary history.

Historical Dictionary of Chinese Theater

Historical Dictionary of Chinese Theater
Author: Tan Ye
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2020-03-15
ISBN: 153812064X
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Historical Dictionary of Chinese Theater Book Excerpt:

There is a sense of timelessness in the Chinese theater: ever since its maturation, its format has not changed in any significant way. Chinese Theater matured into its final format in the 13th century and flourished during the Yuan, Ming, and Qing Dynasties. It is a unique, exclusive, and self-sufficient system, whose evolution has received little influence from the West and whose influence on Western theaters has been minimal and often misinterpreted. It is essentially a performer's theater; the actors attract the audience with splendid performances perfected through many years of rigorous training. This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Chinese Theater contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 1,500 cross-referenced entries on performers, directors, producers, designers, actors, theaters, dynasties, and emperors. This book is an excellent resource for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Chinese theater.

Historical Dictionary of Russian Theatre

Historical Dictionary of Russian Theatre
Author: Laurence Senelick
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 692
Release: 2015-08-13
ISBN: 1442249277
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Historical Dictionary of Russian Theatre Book Excerpt:

This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Russian Theatre covers the history through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 1000 cross-referenced entries on individual actors, directors, designers, entrepreneurs, plays, playhouses and institutions, Censorship, Children’s Theater, Émigré Theater, and Shakespeare in Russia. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Russian Theatre.

Historical Dictionary of Modern Japanese Literature and Theater

Historical Dictionary of Modern Japanese Literature and Theater
Author: Scott J. Miller
Publsiher: Scarecrow Press
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2009-07-01
ISBN: 0810863197
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Historical Dictionary of Modern Japanese Literature and Theater Book Excerpt:

With the Meiji Restoration in 1868, Japan opened its doors to the West and underwent remarkable changes as it sought to become a modern nation. Accompanying the political changes that Western trade ushered in were widespread social and cultural changes. Newspapers, novels, poems, and plays from the Western world were soon adapted and translated into Japanese. The combination of the rich storytelling tradition of Japan with the realism and modernism of the West produced some of the greatest literature of the modern age. Historical Dictionary of Modern Japanese Literature and Theater presents a broad perspective on the development and history of literature_narrative, poetry, and drama_in modern Japan. This book offers a chronology, introduction, bibliography, and over 400 cross-referenced dictionary entries on authors, literary and historical developments, trends, genres, and concepts that played a central role in the evolution of modern Japanese literature.

Information Resources in the Humanities and the Arts 6th Edition

Information Resources in the Humanities and the Arts  6th Edition
Author: Anna H. Perrault Ph.D.,Elizabeth S. Aversa,Sonia Ramirez Wohlmuth,Cynthia J. Miller,Cynthia F. Miller
Publsiher: Libraries Unlimited
Total Pages: 461
Release: 2012-12-10
ISBN: 1610693272
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Information Resources in the Humanities and the Arts 6th Edition Book Excerpt:

This familiar guide to information resources in the humanities and the arts, organized by subjects and emphasizing electronic resources, enables librarians, teachers, and students to quickly find the best resources for their diverse needs.

Historical Dictionary of American Cinema

Historical Dictionary of American Cinema
Author: M. Keith Booker
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 654
Release: 2021-06
ISBN: 1538130122
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Historical Dictionary of American Cinema Book Excerpt:

One of the most powerful forces in world culture, American cinema has a long and complex history that stretches through more than a century. This history not only includes a legacy of hundreds of important films but also the evolution of the film industry itself, which is in many ways a microcosm of the history of American society. Historical Dictionary of American Cinema, Second Edition contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has more than 600 cross-referenced entries covering people, films, companies, techniques, themes, and subgenres that have made American cinema such a vital part of world culture.

Historical Dictionary of South American Cinema

Historical Dictionary of South American Cinema
Author: Peter H. Rist
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 760
Release: 2014-05-08
ISBN: 0810880369
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Historical Dictionary of South American Cinema Book Excerpt:

The Historical Dictionary of South American Cinema covers the long history of cinema in Portuguese-speaking Brazil and the nine Spanish-speaking countries. These films include Los tres berretines, Prisioneros de la tierra, La balandra Isabel llegó esta tarde, La hora de los hornos, El chacal de Nahueltoro, La teta asustada, Abrir puertas y ventanas, El secreto de sus ojos, and NO. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 300 cross-referenced dictionary entries on directors, producers, performers, films, film studios and genres. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about the South American Cinema.

Historical Dictionary of U S Latino Literature

Historical Dictionary of U S  Latino Literature
Author: Francisco A. Lomelí,Donaldo W. Urioste,María Joaquina Villaseñor
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 518
Release: 2016-12-27
ISBN: 1442275499
Category: Literary Collections
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Historical Dictionary of U S Latino Literature Book Excerpt:

The Historical Dictionary of U.S. Latino Literature contains a chronology, an introduction, and a bibliography. The dictionary section has cross-referenced entries on U.S. Latino/a authors, and terms relevant to the nature of U.S. Latino literature.

Historical Dictionary of French Theater

Historical Dictionary of French Theater
Author: Edward Forman
Publsiher: Scarecrow Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2010-04-27
ISBN: 9780810874510
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Historical Dictionary of French Theater Book Excerpt:

The Historical Dictionary of French Theater relates the history of the French theater through a chronology, introduction, bibliography, and over 400 cross-referenced dictionary entries on authors, trends, genres, concepts, and literary and historical developments that played a central role in the evolution of French theater.

The A to Z of African American Theater

The A to Z of African American Theater
Author: Anthony D. Hill,Douglas Q. Barnett
Publsiher: Scarecrow Press
Total Pages: 624
Release: 2009-09-02
ISBN: 9780810870611
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The A to Z of African American Theater Book Excerpt:

African American Theater is a vibrant and unique entity enriched by ancient Egyptian rituals, West African folklore, and European theatrical practices. A continuum of African folk traditions, it combines storytelling, mythology, rituals, music, song, and dance with ancestor worship from ancient times to the present. It afforded black artists a cultural gold mine to celebrate what it was like to be an African American in The New World. The A to Z of African American Theater celebrates nearly 200 years of black theater in the United States, identifying representative African American theater-producing organizations and chronicling their contributions to the field from its birth in 1816 to the present. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and over 500 cross-referenced dictionary entries on actors, directors, playwrights, plays, theater producing organizations, themes, locations, and theater movements and awards.

Stages of Struggle and Celebration

Stages of Struggle and Celebration
Author: Sandra M. Mayo,Elvin Holt
Publsiher: University of Texas Press
Total Pages: 341
Release: 2016-01-15
ISBN: 147730780X
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stages of Struggle and Celebration Book Excerpt:

From plantation performances to minstrel shows of the late nineteenth century, the roots of black theatre in Texas reflect the history of a state where black Texans have continually created powerful cultural emblems that defy the clichés of horses, cattle, and bravado. Drawing on troves of archival materials from numerous statewide sources, Stages of Struggle and Celebration captures the important legacies of the dramatic arts in a historical field that has paid most of its attention to black musicians. Setting the stage, the authors retrace the path of the cakewalk and African-inspired dance as forerunners to formalized productions at theaters in the major metropolitan areas. From Houston’s Ensemble and Encore Theaters to the Jubilee in Fort Worth, gospel stage plays of the Black Academy of Arts and Letters in Dallas, as well as San Antonio’s Hornsby Entertainment Theater Company and Renaissance Guild, concluding with ProArts Collective in Austin, Stages of Struggle and Celebration features founding narratives, descriptions of key players and memorable productions, and enlightening discussions of community reception and the business challenges faced by each theatre. The role of drama departments in historically black colleges in training the companies’ founding members is also explored, as is the role the support of national figures such as Tyler Perry plays in ensuring viability. A canon of Texas playwrights completes the tour. The result is a diverse tribute to the artistic legacies that continue to inspire new generations of producers and audiences.

Historical Dictionary of Sherlock Holmes

Historical Dictionary of Sherlock Holmes
Author: Neil McCaw
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Total Pages: 450
Release: 2019-11-15
ISBN: 1538123169
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Historical Dictionary of Sherlock Holmes Book Excerpt:

Historical Dictionary of Sherlock Holmes contains a variety of information about Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes stories, as both narratives and also cultural phenomena. The volume will help readers look deeper into those stories and the meanings of the various reference points within them, as well as achieving a deeper understanding of the range of contexts of Holmes, Conan Doyle, and detective fiction as a genre. This book examines the broad global Sherlock Holmes phenomenon related to the ways in which the stories have been adapted into a range of other media, as well as the cultural status of Holmes all over the world. Historical Dictionary of Sherlock Holmes contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 1,000 cross-referenced entries that contain detailed examinations of the themes and features of the 60 stories that make up the Sherlock Holmes canon. This book is an excellent resource for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes stories.

Historical Dictionary of Leonard Bernstein

Historical Dictionary of Leonard Bernstein
Author: Paul R. Laird,Hsun Lin
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 364
Release: 2019-07-31
ISBN: 1538113457
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Historical Dictionary of Leonard Bernstein Book Excerpt:

Historical Dictionary of Leonard Bernstein contains a chronology, an introduction, an appendix, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 700 cross-referenced entries encompassing people whom he befriended or worked with, institutions, orchestras, performance venues, cities, compositional methods, and compositions.