The New York Times Theatre Reviews 1999 2000

The New York Times Theatre Reviews 1999 2000
Author: New York Times Theater Reviews
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 625
Release: 2001-12
ISBN: 9780415936972
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The New York Times Theatre Reviews 1999 2000 Book Excerpt:

This volume is a comprehensive collection of critical essays on The Taming of the Shrew, and includes extensive discussions of the play's various printed versions and its theatrical productions. Aspinall has included only those essays that offer the most influential and controversial arguments surrounding the play. The issues discussed include gender, authority, female autonomy and unruliness, courtship and marriage, language and speech, and performance and theatricality.

The New York Times Film Reviews 1999 2000

The New York Times Film Reviews 1999 2000
Author: New York Times Theater Reviews
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 700
Release: 2001-12
ISBN: 9780415936965
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The New York Times Film Reviews 1999 2000 Book Excerpt:

From the Oscar-winning blockbustersAmerican BeautyandShakespeare in Loveto Sundance oddities likeAmerican MovieandThe Tao of Steve, to foreign films such asAll About My Mother, the latest volume in this popular series features a chronological collection of facsimiles of every film review and awards article published inThe New York Timesbetween January 1999 and December 2000. Includes a full index of personal names, titles, and corporate names. This collection is an invaluable resource for all libraries.

The Facts on File Guide to Research

The Facts on File Guide to Research
Author: Jeff Lenburg
Publsiher: Infobase Publishing
Total Pages: 593
Release: 2009-01-01
ISBN: 1438110405
Category: Information retrieval
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Facts on File Guide to Research Book Excerpt:

The Facts On File Guide to Research is a comprehensive guide to doing thorough and accurate research. It includes a detailed listing of available resources and explains general research methods and proper citation of sources. An invaluable reference, this book helps researchers make use of the many new resources available today. Divided into four sections, this easy-to-use guide helps students and general readers prepare for research papers and class studies. Step-by-step guides, detailed explanations, and valuable appendixes covering style guides, such as APA. MLA, and The Chicago Manual of Style, combine to create an incredibly authoritative accessible reference.

The Words and Music of James Taylor

The Words and Music of James Taylor
Author: James E. Perone
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 150
Release: 2017-11-10
ISBN: 1440852693
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Words and Music of James Taylor Book Excerpt:

A valuable resource for James Taylor fans and a fascinating read for anyone interested in autobiographical popular music of the past 50 years. • Pairs critical analysis of every significant composition and recording by James Taylor with historical perspective on the events of his 50-year life journey • Ties Taylor's highly publicized struggles with drugs and in relationships to his songs • Delves into the not-frequently discussed musical aspects of Taylor's writing, including his use of unusual musical forms • Examines Taylor's arrangements and recordings of cover songs as essentially examples of re-writing the songs

Arthur Miller

Arthur Miller
Author: Christopher Bigsby
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2011-02-10
ISBN: 0297863169
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Arthur Miller Book Excerpt:

The second volume of the definitive biography of one of the greatest modern playwrights, Arthur Miller (1915-2005). The first volume of Christopher Bigsby's award-winning biography of Arthur Miller was hailed as a masterpiece and the definitive account of Miller's early years. This is the second half of Miller's captivating story, covering his life from 1962 to his death in 2005. In 1962, Miller's legacy was incomplete. Ahead lay eighteen plays, five films, a novella and a handful of stories. On a personal level, 1962 saw the death of his second wife, the iconographic Marilyn Monroe, and his marriage to the photographer Inge Morath who was to transform him as a writer and a person. A visit to Mauthaussen concentration camp and to the Frankfurt trials of Auschwitz-Birkenau guards moved the Holocaust to the centre of his attention and he became a more directly political person. Christopher Bigsby brilliantly and elegantly maps out the journey of Miller's life and work. Shedding new light on Miller's complexities, and revealing unknown facts about his public and private life, Bigsby shares new insights and perspectives crucial to an understanding of one of the world's greatest playwrights.

Reimagining Greek Tragedy on the American Stage

Reimagining Greek Tragedy on the American Stage
Author: Helene P. Foley
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 396
Release: 2014-06-26
ISBN: 0520283872
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reimagining Greek Tragedy on the American Stage Book Excerpt:

This book explores the emergence of Greek tragedy on the American stage from the nineteenth century to the present. Despite the gap separating the world of classical Greece from our own, Greek tragedy has provided a fertile source for some of the most innovative American theater. Helene P. Foley shows how plays like Oedipus Rex and Medea have resonated deeply with contemporary concerns and controversies—over war, slavery, race, the status of women, religion, identity, and immigration. Although Greek tragedy was often initially embraced for its melodramatic possibilities, by the twentieth century it became a vehicle not only for major developments in the history of American theater and dance but also for exploring critical tensions in American cultural and political life. Drawing on a wide range of sources—archival, video, interviews, and reviews—Reimagining Greek Tragedy on the American Stage provides the most comprehensive treatment of the subject available.

The Playwright s Muse

The Playwright s Muse
Author: Joan Herrington
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2013-05-13
ISBN: 1136542124
Category: Drama
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Playwright s Muse Book Excerpt:

First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Villainous Stage

The Villainous Stage
Author: Marvin Lachman
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2014-10-31
ISBN: 0786495340
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Villainous Stage Book Excerpt:

Live theatre was once the main entertainment medium in the United States and the United Kingdom. The preeminent dramatists and actors of the day wrote and performed in numerous plays in which crime was a major plot element. This remains true today, especially with the longest-running shows such as The Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables and Sweeney Todd. While hundreds of books have been published about crime fiction in film and on television, the topic of stage mysteries has been largely unexplored. Covering productions from the 18th century to the 2013-2014 theatre season, this is the first history of crime plays according to subject matter. More than 20 categories are identified, including whodunits, comic mysteries, courtroom dramas, musicals, crook plays, social issues, Sherlock Holmes, and Agatha Christie. Nearly 900 plays are described, including the reactions of critics and audiences.

The Theater Will Rock

The Theater Will Rock
Author: Elizabeth L. Wollman
Publsiher: University of Michigan Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2009-11-10
ISBN: 0472034022
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Theater Will Rock Book Excerpt:

Chronicles the rock musical's artistic and financial blockbusters—and bombs—from 1960 to the present

The New York Philharmonic

The New York Philharmonic
Author: John Canarina
Publsiher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Total Pages: 482
Release: 2010
ISBN: 157467188X
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The New York Philharmonic Book Excerpt:

(Amadeus). The New York Philharmonic, from Bernstein to Maazel continues the story of America's oldest orchestra as told in Howard Shanet's Philharmonic: A History of New York's Orchestra . That volume ended with the 1970-71 season, just before the arrival of Pierre Boulez as music director. Obviously, much has happened since. This book begins, however, with a retrospective account of the controversial last years of the tenure of Dimitri Mitropoulos and the ascendancy of Leonard Bernstein to the music directorship. Having been a Philharmonic assistant conductor during Bernstein's tenure, and an inveterate Philharmonic watcher ever since, the author brings some personal insights to the story as well as moments of humor. A sub-theme of the book concerns the way the Philharmonic and its music directors have been treated by the New York press, the Times in particular. Howard Taubman's attacks on Mitropoulos, Harold Schonberg's on Bernstein, and Donal Henahan's on Zubin Mehta are all covered here, as are the writings of various critics on those and other conductors, and on the orchestra itself. The New York Philharmonic is the only orchestra ever to undertake a foreign tour solely on the initiative of its musicians, without benefit or support from management. How this came about is chronicled, as are the opening of Lincoln Center, the Parks Concerts, Promenades, Prospective Encounters, Rug Concerts, tours, and, of course, the subscription seasons. John Canarina shows how the New York Philharmonic weathered extraordinary ups and downs during this period, while remaining a vital component of New York's cultural life.

Neil LaBute

Neil LaBute
Author: Gerald C. Wood
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 178
Release: 2006-09-11
ISBN: 113586697X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Neil LaBute Book Excerpt:

Neil LaBute: A Casebook is the first book to examine one of the most successful and controversial contemporary American playwrights and filmmakers. While he is most famous, and in some cases infamous, for his early films In the Company of Men and Your Friends and Neighbors, Labute is equally accomplished as a playwright. His work extends from the critique of false religiosity in Bash to examinations of opportunism, irresponsible art, failed parenting, and racism in later plays like Mercy Seat, The Shape of Things, The Distance From Here, Fat Pig, Autobahn, and the very recent This Is How It Goes and Some Girls. Like David Mamet, an acknowledged influence on him, and Conor McPhereson, with whom he shares some stylistic and thematic concerns, LaBute tends to polarize audiences. The angry voices, violent situations, and irresponsible behavior in his works, especially those focusing on male characters, have alienated some viewers. But the writer's religious affiliation and refusal to condone the actions of his characters suggest he is neither exploitive nor pornographic. This casebook explores the primary issues of the writer's style, themes, and dramatic achievements. Contributors describe, for example, the influences (both classical and contemporary) on his work, his distinctive vision in theater and film, the role of religious belief in his work, and his satire. In addition to the critical introduction by Wood and the original essays by leading dramatic and literary scholars, the volume also includes a bibliography and a chronology of the playwright's life and works.

Jews and Judaism in The New York Times

Jews and Judaism in The New York Times
Author: Christopher Vecsey, Ph.D
Publsiher: Lexington Books
Total Pages: 440
Release: 2013-07-18
ISBN: 0739184709
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jews and Judaism in The New York Times Book Excerpt:

Jews and Judaism have been profoundly affected by the horrific course of the Holocaust, and by the formation of Israel as a Jewish nation-state. These have been the major themes in the Times' treatment of Judaism, in thousands of articles, from the 1970s to the present.

Contemporary Gay American Poets and Playwrights

Contemporary Gay American Poets and Playwrights
Author: Emmanuel Sampath Nelson
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2003
ISBN: 9780313322327
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Contemporary Gay American Poets and Playwrights Book Excerpt:

With a few notable exceptions, gay artists of earlier generations felt compelled to avoid sexual candor in their writings. Conversely, most contemporary gay poets and playwrights are free from such constraints and have created a remarkable body of work. This reference is a guide to their creative achievements. Alphabetically arranged entries present 62 contemporary gay American poets and dramatists. A number of these writers are well known, including Edward Albee, Harvey Fierstein, and Allen Ginsberg. Others, such as Alan Bowne, Timothy Liu, and Robert O'Hara, merit wider recognition. Each entry is written by an expert contributor and includes a biography, a discussion of major works and themes, an overview of the author's critical reception, and primary and secondary bibliographies.

Functions of Victorian Culture at the Present Time

Functions of Victorian Culture at the Present Time
Author: Christine L. Krueger
Publsiher: Ohio University Press
Total Pages: 195
Release: 2002
ISBN: 0821414607
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Functions of Victorian Culture at the Present Time Book Excerpt:

We are a century removed from Queen Victoria's death, yet the culture that bears her name is alive and well across the globe. Not only is Victorian culture the subject of lively critical debate, but it draws widespread interest from popular audiences and consumers. Functions of Victorian Culture at the Present Time addresses the theme of the Victorians' continuing legacy and its effect on our own culture and perception of the world. The contributors' diverse topics include the persistent influence of Jack the Ripper on police procedures, the enormous success of the magazine Victoria and the lifestyle it promotes, and film, television, and theatrical adaptations of Victorian texts. Also addressed are appropriations of Oscar Wilde to market gay identity in contemporary advertising, and appeals to the Victorian empire in constructing the 'New Britain' for the era of globalization. Functions of Victorian Culture at the Present Time encourages a critique of how these artifacts contribute to contemporary culture and confronts the challenges of disseminating the older culture in the new millennium. The contributors include Simon Joyce, Ronald R. Thomas, Miriam Bailin, Ellen Bayuk Rosenman, Jesse Matz, Sharon Aronofsky Weltman, Kathleen Lonsdale, Christine L. Krueger, Florence Boos, David Barndollar, Susan Schorn, and Sue Lonoff.

The David Mamet Review

The David Mamet Review
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2001
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The David Mamet Review Book Excerpt:

The Theater of Terrence McNally

The Theater of Terrence McNally
Author: Peter Wolfe
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2013-10-17
ISBN: 1476612587
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Theater of Terrence McNally Book Excerpt:

This first book-length work on Terrence McNally shows how his decades in the theater have refined his thoughts on subjects like growing up gay in mannish, homophobic Texas, Shakespeare’s legacy in contemporary drama, and the life-giving power of forgiveness. McNally believes that the ability to forgive—a challenge to even the most high-minded—confirms our humanity because the wrongs done to us usually don’t deserve to be forgiven. The author shows how McNally’s impeccable timing, his instinct for a good laugh line, and his preference for physical sensation and character over plot helps him reveal both what’s important to his people and why his people are important. These revelations can shake up audiences while providing a great evening at the theater.

The Masks of Anthony and Cleopatra

The Masks of Anthony and Cleopatra
Author: Mary Rosenberg
Publsiher: University of Delaware Press
Total Pages: 605
Release: 2006
ISBN: 9780874139242
Category: Drama
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Masks of Anthony and Cleopatra Book Excerpt:

The Masks of Anthony and Cleopatra follows the pattern of Marvin Rosenberg's four earlier Masks books and offers a sensitive interpretation of the play based on extensive reading of both literary criticism and performance reviews. In the middle of this play of clashing values and great conflicting personalities, the unhappy Octavia - sister of the ambitious Octavius Caesar and newly married to the heroic Mark Anthony - sums up the ambiguity of her divided world in her heart-wrenching lament: Husband win, win brother, Prays and destroys the prayer; no midway 'Twixt these extremes at all. In his analysis, Marvin Rosenberg sets out to steer a path between the "extremes" of Rome and Egypt and all they stand for: and to explore the relentless "to and back" confrontation of their different sets of values which leads ultimately to destruction. What his study reveals is a world of endless oppositions and ambiguities. Reason (policy and expediency) is pitted against emotion (love and enduring relationship); the personal and private is balanced against the public and universal; the human is juxtaposed with the divine, the heroic set against the mundane and petty. Great complex characters oppose each other and are divided within themselves, both on the wide stage of the world and within their own personalities. The language is full of antithesis and oxymorons: and the most magnificent poetry is placed alongside the most simple and moving of expressions.

Circle in the Square Theatre

Circle in the Square Theatre
Author: Sheila Hickey Garvey
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 404
Release: 2020-11-30
ISBN: 1476670587
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Circle in the Square Theatre Book Excerpt:

Based on years of research as well as interviews conducted with Circle in the Square's major contributing artists, this book records the entire history of this distinguished theatre from its nightclub origins to its current status as a Tony Award-winning Broadway institution. Over the course of seven decades, Circle in the Square theatre profoundly changed ideas of what American theatre could be. Founded by Theodore Mann and Jose Quintero in an abandoned Off-Broadway nightclub just after WWII, it was a catalyst for the Off-Broadway movement. The building had a unique arena-shaped performance space that became Circle in the Square theatre, New York's first Off-Broadway arena stage and currently Broadway's only arena stage. The theatre was precedent-setting in many other regards, including operating as a non-profit, contracting with trade unions, establishing a school, and serving as a home for blacklisted artists. It sparked a resurgence of interest in playwright Eugene O'Neill's canon, and was famous for landmark revivals and American premieres of his plays. The theatre also fostered the careers of such luminaries as Geraldine Page, Colleen Dewhurst, George C. Scott, Jason Robards, James Earl Jones, Cecily Tyson, Dustin Hoffman, Irene Papas, Alan Arkin, Philip Bosco, Al Pacino, Amy Irving, Pamela Payton-Wright, Vanessa Redgrave, Julie Christie, John Malkovich, Lynn Redgrave, and Annette Bening.

The Cambridge Companion to the Musical

The Cambridge Companion to the Musical
Author: William A. Everett,Paul R. Laird
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2017-09-21
ISBN: 1108228631
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cambridge Companion to the Musical Book Excerpt:

The expanded and updated third edition of this acclaimed Companion provides an accessible, broadly based survey of one of the liveliest and most popular forms of musical performance. It ranges from the American musical of the nineteenth century to the most recent productions on Broadway, in London's West End, and many other venues, and includes key information on singers, audiences, critical reception, and traditions. Contributors approach the subject from a wide variety of perspectives, including historical concerns, artistic aspects, important trends, attention to various genres, the importance of stars, the influence of race, the various disciplines of theatrical production, the musical in varied media, and changes in technology. Chapters related to the contemporary musical have been updated, and two new chapters cover the television musical and the British musical since 1970. Carefully organised and highly readable, it will be welcomed by enthusiasts, students, and scholars alike.

The Stephen Sondheim Encyclopedia

The Stephen Sondheim Encyclopedia
Author: Rick Pender
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 652
Release: 2021-04-15
ISBN: 1538115875
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Stephen Sondheim Encyclopedia Book Excerpt:

The Stephen Sondheim Encyclopedia is the first reference volume devoted to the works of this prolific composer and lyricist. The encyclopedia’s entries provide readers with detailed information about Sondheim’s work and key figures in his career, including his apprenticeship, his early work with Leonard Bernstein, and his work on television.