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Staging Scenes from the Operas of Donizetti and Verdi: A Guide for Directors and Performers
Staging Scenes from the Operas of Donizetti and Verdi: A Guide for Directors and Performers
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ean: 9781442257825, isbn: 1442257822,

In Staging Scenes from the Operas of Donizetti and Verdi, veteran opera director William Ferrara presents a detailed, practical exploration of the staging of twenty-one scenes from two of opera’s most beloved composers. He brings to life Donizetti...


Television Series of the 1960s: Essential Facts and Quirky Details
Television Series of the 1960s: Essential Facts and Quirky Details
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ean: 9781442268340, isbn: 1442268344,

By 1960, watching television had become the pastime of millions of viewers around the world. Week after week, audiences tuned in to watch their favorite programs and catch up with their favorite characters. During the 1960s, some of the most beloved ...


Sitcom Writers Talk Shop: Behind the Scenes with Carl Reiner, Norman Lear, and Other Geniuses of TV Comedy
Sitcom Writers Talk Shop: Behind the Scenes with Carl Reiner, Norman Lear, and Other Geniuses of TV Comedy
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ean: 9781538109182, isbn: 1538109182,

Behind every great television show is a group of professionals working at the top of their games—but no one is more important than the writers. And while writing comedy, especially good comedy, is serious business—fraught with actor egos, demandi...


The Laughing Guide to Well-Being: Using Humor and Science to Become Happier and Healthier
The Laughing Guide to Well-Being: Using Humor and Science to Become Happier and Healthier
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mpn: 9781475825749, ean: 9781475825749, isbn: 1475825749,

Do you experience stress? Are you interested in better health and well-being? Do you pursue happiness? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you need to read this book. If you answered no, you’re in denial. All of us can use a little help ...


Experiencing Chopin: A Listener's Companion
Experiencing Chopin: A Listener's Companion
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ean: 9781442260863, isbn: 1442260866,



Popular Culture: Introductory Perspectives
Popular Culture: Introductory Perspectives
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ean: 9781442242173, isbn: 1442242175,

Pop culture surrounds us. Its products are the movies we watch, the music we listen to, and the books we read; they are on our televisions, phones, and computers. We are its fickle friend, loving to hate it and hating to love it. But what, exactly, i...


The Importance of Being Funny: Why We Need More Jokes in Our Lives
The Importance of Being Funny: Why We Need More Jokes in Our Lives
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ean: 9781442281769, isbn: 1442281766,

When E. B. White said “analyzing humor is like dissecting a frog; few people are interested and the frog dies,” he hadn’t seen Al Gini’s hilarious, incisive, and informative take on jokes, joke-telling, and the jokers who tell jokes. For Gini...


Star Trek: A Cultural History (The Cultural History of Television)
Star Trek: A Cultural History (The Cultural History of Television)
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ean: 9781538112755, isbn: 1538112752,

First airing in 1966, with a promise to “boldly go where no man has gone before,” Star Trek would eventually become a bona fide phenomenon. Week after week, viewers of the series tuned in to watch Captain Kirk, Spock, and the rest of the crew of ...


Frasier: A Cultural History (The Cultural History of Television)
Frasier: A Cultural History (The Cultural History of Television)
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ean: 9781442277960, isbn: 1442277963,

After America’s most pompous barhound left the Cheer’s gang in Boston, he returned to Seattle and found himself surrounded by an equally colorful cast of friends and family alike. For eleven seasons, radio psychiatrist Frasier Crane contended wit...


Experiencing the Violin Concerto: A Listener's Companion
Experiencing the Violin Concerto: A Listener's Companion
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ean: 9780810888852, isbn: 0810888858,

Since the eighteenth century, violin concertos have provided a showcase for dramatic interplay between a soloist’s virtuosity and the blended sonority of an orchestra’s many instruments. Using this genre to showcase skill and ingenuity, composers...


Theatre: Its Art and Craft
Theatre: Its Art and Craft
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ean: 9781442277748, isbn: 1442277742,

Successful theatre relies on a complex interaction of all theatrical elements: script, direction, acting, and design interact in shifting configurations to offer a new work of art at every performance. Examining these relationships often enriches the...


Experiencing Leonard Bernstein: A Listener's Companion
Experiencing Leonard Bernstein: A Listener's Companion
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ean: 9781442235434, isbn: 1442235438,

Leonard Bernstein is a household name. Most know him for his classic musical reworking of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet as Broadway’s West Side Story. But Bernstein accomplished so much more as a composer, and his body of work is both broad and ...


The Mouse that Roared: Disney and the End of Innocence
The Mouse that Roared: Disney and the End of Innocence
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ean: 9781442201439, isbn: 1442201436,

How are children―and their parents―affected by the world's most influential corporation? Henry A. Giroux explores the surprisingly diverse ways in which Disney, while hiding behind a cloak of innocence and entertainment, strives to dominate globa...




Debussy's Paris: Piano Portraits of the Belle Époque
Debussy's Paris: Piano Portraits of the Belle Époque
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ean: 9781442269828, isbn: 1442269820,

Claude Debussy’s exquisite piano works have captivated generations with their dreamlike atmosphere and mysterious soundscapes.Written in Paris at the height of the Belle Époque, the music creates a soundtrack for Parisians’ enjoyment of such del...


The Encyclopedia of Racism in American Films (National Cinemas)
The Encyclopedia of Racism in American Films (National Cinemas)
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ean: 9781442269057, isbn: 1442269057,

From D.W. Griffith’s Birth of a Nation in 1915 to the recent Get Out, audiences and critics alike have responded to racism in motion pictures for more than a century. Whether subtle or blatant, racially biased images and narratives erase minorities...


Singing in Brazilian Portuguese: A Guide to Lyric Diction and Vocal Repertoire (Guides to Lyric Diction)
Singing in Brazilian Portuguese: A Guide to Lyric Diction and Vocal Repertoire (Guides to Lyric Diction)
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ean: 9780810889026, isbn: 0810889021,

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Access audio files at: https://soundcloud.com/singing_in_brazilian_portuguese_recorded_examples_marcia_porterWhile popular forms of Brazilian music include bossa nova and samba, Brazil also has a rich classical music tradition dating back to the 1500...


Firefly Revisited: Essays on Joss Whedon's Classic Series (Science Fiction Television)
Firefly Revisited: Essays on Joss Whedon's Classic Series (Science Fiction Television)
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mpn: 4 black & white halftones, ean: 9781442247437, isbn: 1442247436,

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According to Joss Whedon, the creator of the short-lived series Firefly (2002), the cult show is about “nine people looking into the blackness of space and seeing nine different things.” The chronicles of crewmembers on a scruffy space freighter,...


Superhero Synergies: Comic Book Characters Go Digital
Superhero Synergies: Comic Book Characters Go Digital
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ean: 9781442232112, isbn: 1442232110,

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In the age of digital media, superheroes are no longer confined to comic books and graphic novels. Their stories are now featured in films, video games, digital comics, television programs, and more. In a single year alone, films featuring Batman, Sp...


Science Wars through the Stargate: Explorations of Science and Society in Stargate SG-1 (Science Fiction Television)
Science Wars through the Stargate: Explorations of Science and Society in Stargate SG-1 (Science Fiction Television)
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mpn: 13 black & white halftones, ean: 9781442256194, isbn: 1442256192,

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The story of an elite team of scientists and soldiers who travel to other worlds through an alien-built portal, Stargate SG-1 gave its viewers a weekly dose of spectacle and high adventure. Over its ten-season run (1997-2007), the series explored the...



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