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How to Stage Greek Tragedy Today
How to Stage Greek Tragedy Today
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ean: 9780226301280, isbn: 0226301281,

From the stages of Broadway and London to university campuses, Paris, and the bourgeoning theaters of Africa, Greek tragedy remains constantly in production. This global revival, in addition to delighting audiences, has highlighted both the promise a...


Messa da Requiem: Critical Edition Study Score (The Works of Giuseppe Verdi, Series III: Sacred Music)
Messa da Requiem: Critical Edition Study Score (The Works of Giuseppe Verdi, Series III: Sacred Music)
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ean: 9780226425412, isbn: 022642541X,

The Works of Giuseppe Verdi is the first critical edition of the composer’s oeuvre. Together with his operas, the series presents his songs, his choral music and sacred pieces, and his string quartet and other instrumental works. This edition of Me...


Travesti: Sex, Gender, and Culture among Brazilian Transgendered Prostitutes (Worlds of Desire: The Chicago Series on Sexuality, Gender, and Culture)
Travesti: Sex, Gender, and Culture among Brazilian Transgendered Prostitutes (Worlds of Desire: The Chicago Series on Sexuality, Gender, and Culture)
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ean: 9780226461007, isbn: 0226461009,

In this dramatic and compelling narrative, anthropologist Don Kulick follows the lives of a group of transgendered prostitutes (called travestis in Portuguese) in the Brazilian city Salvador. Travestis are males who, often beginning at ages as young ...


Music and Trance: A Theory of the Relations Between Music and Possession
Music and Trance: A Theory of the Relations Between Music and Possession
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ean: 9780226730066, isbn: 0226730069,

Ritual trance has always been closely associated with music—but why, and how? Gilbert Rouget offers and extended analysis of music and trance, concluding that no universal law can explain the relations between music and trance; they vary greatly an...


The Triumph of Pleasure: Louis XIV and the Politics of Spectacle
The Triumph of Pleasure: Louis XIV and the Politics of Spectacle
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ean: 9780226211558, isbn: 022621155X,

Prominent components of Louis XIV’s propaganda, the arts of spectacle also became sources of a potent resistance to the monarchy in late seventeenth-century France. With a particular focus on the court ballet, comedy-ballet, opera, and opera-ballet...


The Eloquent Shakespeare: A Pronouncing Dictionary for the Complete Dramatic Works with Notes to Untie the Modern Tongue
The Eloquent Shakespeare: A Pronouncing Dictionary for the Complete Dramatic Works with Notes to Untie the Modern Tongue
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ean: 9780226006314, isbn: 022600631X,

An actor’s deepest desire is to be understood. But when asked to pronounce such words as “chanson,” “phantasime,” or “quaestor,” many otherwise unflappable actors can be rendered speechless. The Eloquent Shakespeare aims to untie those...


Innovation in Ethnographic Film: From Innocence to Self-Consciousness, 1955-1985
Innovation in Ethnographic Film: From Innocence to Self-Consciousness, 1955-1985
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mpn: Illustrations, ports., ean: 9780226492278, isbn: 0226492273,

In the first coprehensive introduction to the nature and development of ethnographic film, Peter Loizos reviews fifty of the most important films made between 1955 and 1985. Going beyond programmatic statements, he analyzes the films themselves, iden...


Screening Out the Past: The Birth of Mass Culture and the Motion Picture Industry
Screening Out the Past: The Birth of Mass Culture and the Motion Picture Industry
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mpn: 60 b&w illustrations, ean: 9780226511733, isbn: 0226511731,

"A scrupulously argued, clearly written account of Hollywood's role in bringing America skipping and giggling from the Victorian world into the twentieth century."—Philip French, London Sunday Observer"It is impossible to follow a narrow trail thro...


Innovation in Ethnographic Film: From Innocence to Self-Consciousness, 1955-1985
Innovation in Ethnographic Film: From Innocence to Self-Consciousness, 1955-1985
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ean: 9780226492261, isbn: 0226492265,

In the first coprehensive introduction to the nature and development of ethnographic film, Peter Loizos reviews fifty of the most important films made between 1955 and 1985. Going beyond programmatic statements, he analyzes the films themselves, iden...


Death by Drama and Other Medieval Urban Legends
Death by Drama and Other Medieval Urban Legends
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mpn: 9 halftones, ean: 9780226207872, isbn: 0226207870,

Part of every legend is true. Or so argues Jody Enders in this fascinating look at early French drama and the way it compels us to consider where the stage ends and where real life begins. This ambitious and bracing study explores fourteen tales of t...


Puccini and The Girl: History and Reception of The Girl of the Golden West
Puccini and The Girl: History and Reception of The Girl of the Golden West
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ean: 9780226703909, isbn: 0226703908,

Set in the American West during the California Gold Rush, La fanciulla del West marked a significant departure from Giacomo Puccini's previous and best- known works. Puccini and the Girl is the first book to explore this important but often misunders...


Beethoven for a Later Age: Living with the String Quartets
Beethoven for a Later Age: Living with the String Quartets
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Beethoven’s sixteen string quartets are some of the most extraordinary and challenging pieces of music ever written. Originally composed and performed between 1798 and 1826, they have inspired artists of all kinds—not only musicians—and have be...


The Ashtray: (Or the Man Who Denied Reality)
The Ashtray: (Or the Man Who Denied Reality)
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ean: 9780226922683, isbn: 0226922685,

In 1972, philosopher of science Thomas Kuhn threw an ashtray at Errol Morris. This book is the result.   At the time, Morris was a graduate student. Now we know him as one of the most celebrated and restlessly probing filmmakers of our time, the cre...


Evenings with the Orchestra
Evenings with the Orchestra
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ean: 9780226043746, isbn: 0226043746,

During the performances of fashionable operas in an unidentified but "civilized" town in northern Europe, the musicians (with the exception of the conscientious bass drummer) tell tales, read stories, and exchange gossip to relieve the tedium of the ...


Arnold Schoenberg
Arnold Schoenberg
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mpn: illustrations, ean: 9780226726434, isbn: 0226726436,

In this lucid, revealing book, award-winning pianist and scholar Charles Rosen sheds light on the elusive music of Arnold Schoenberg and his challenge to conventional musical forms. Rosen argues that Schoenberg's music, with its atonality and dissona...


Mahler: A Musical Physiognomy
Mahler: A Musical Physiognomy
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ean: 9780226007694, isbn: 0226007693,

Theodor W. Adorno goes beyond conventional thematic analysis to gain a more complete understanding of Mahler's music through his character, his social and philosophical background, and his moment in musical history. Adorno examines the composer's wor...


You'll Know When You Get There: Herbie Hancock and the Mwandishi Band
You'll Know When You Get There: Herbie Hancock and the Mwandishi Band
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mpn: 10 halftones, 22 line drawings, ean: 9780226142715, isbn: 022614271X,

As the 1960s ended, Herbie Hancock embarked on a grand creative experiment. Having just been dismissed from the celebrated Miles Davis Quintet, he set out on the road, playing with his first touring group as a leader until he eventually formed what w...


Tosca's Rome: The Play and the Opera in Historical Perspective
Tosca's Rome: The Play and the Opera in Historical Perspective
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ean: 9780226579719, isbn: 0226579719,

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The Virtual Haydn: Paradox of a Twenty-First-Century Keyboardist
The Virtual Haydn: Paradox of a Twenty-First-Century Keyboardist
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ean: 9780226156774, isbn: 022615677X,

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Haydn’s music has been performed continuously for more than two hundred years. But what do we play, and what do we listen to, when it comes to Haydn? Can we still appreciate the rich rhetorical nuances of this music, which from its earliest days wa...


Magic Flutes and Enchanted Forests: The Supernatural in Eighteenth-Century Musical Theater
Magic Flutes and Enchanted Forests: The Supernatural in Eighteenth-Century Musical Theater
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ean: 9780226078090, isbn: 0226078094,

Drawing on hundreds of operas, singspiels, ballets, and plays with supernatural themes, Magic Flutes and Enchanted Forests argues that the tension between fantasy and Enlightenment-era rationality shaped some of the most important works of eighteenth...



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