By Alain Boublil & Claude-Michel Schönberg ; lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer ; based on the novel by Victor Hugo ; original French text by Alain Boublil and Jean-Marc Natel ; additional material by James Fenton
Creating Musical Theatre by Lyn CramerCreating Musical Theatre features interviews with the directors and choreographers that make up today's Broadway elite. From Susan Stroman and Kathleen Marshall to newcomers Andy Blankenbuehler and Christopher Gattelli, this book features twelve creative artists, mostly director/choreographers, many of whom have also crossed over into film and television, opera and ballet. To the researcher, this book will deliver specific information on how these artists work; for the performer, it will serve as insight into exactly what these artists are looking for in the audition process and the rehearsal environment; and for the director/choreographer, this book will serve as an inspiration detailing each artist's pursuit of his or her dream and the path to success, offering new insight and a deeper understanding of Broadway today. Creating Musical Theatre includes a foreword by four-time Tony nominee Kelli O'Hara, one of the most elegant and talented leading ladies gracing the Broadway and concert stage today, as well as interviews with award-winning directors and choreographers, including: Rob Ashford (How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying); Andy Blankenbuehler (In the Heights); Jeff Calhoun (Newsies); Warren Carlyle (Follies); Christopher Gattelli (Newsies); Kathleen Marshall (Anything Goes); Jerry Mitchell (Legally Blonde); Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon); Randy Skinner (White Christmas); Susan Stroman (The Scottsboro Boys); Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys); and Anthony Van Laast (Sister Act).
Publication Date: 2013
Acting Through Song by Paul HarvardA rewarding and revelatory guide to improving a singer's performance that draws from the techniques of modern actor training and applies them to musical theatre. Written from experience, with dozens of exercises and numerous examples, Acting Through Song is a comprehensive and rigorous acting course for musical theatre students and performers seeking to realize their potential.
Publication Date: 2014
Musical Theatre by John KenrickMusical Theatre: A History presents a comprehensive history of stage musicals from the earliest accounts of the ancient Greeks and Romans, for whom songs were common elements in staging, to Jacques Offenbach in Paris during the 1840s, to Gilbert and Sullivan in the UK, to the rise of music halls and vaudeville traditions in America, and eventually to "Broadway's Golden Age" with George M. Cohan, Victor Herbert, Jerome Kern, George and Ira Gershwin, Rodgers and Hart, Oscar Hammerstein, Leondard Bernstein, and Andrew Lloyd Webber.
Publication Date: 2010
The Golden Age of American Musical Theatre by Corinne J. NadenChapter 1 Residential valuation, Chapter 2 Commercial property Valuation Chapter 3 International currency valuation Chapter 4 Share valuation Chapter 5 Precious metals same calculation as Shares Chapter 6 IRR Interest rates formula used and is written in the book. Chapter 7 Indexing and values of commodities.There is a portfolio of 5 codes featured for you to measure value. There are examples to copy that make understanding simple and there are no inefficiencies. This sensational 21st Centuary book puts everyones feet firmly back on the ground after 100's of years and to name just one the stock market. And when you have found values you can then find an Internal Rate of Return for any share or other with the conversion to suit the IRR formula. For those with no financial background when you should this book will teach you everything in a oner. Exsistential futures.
Gestures of Music Theatre by Dominic Symonds; Millie TaylorGestures of Music Theatre: The Performativity of Song and Dance offers new, cutting-edge essays focusing on song and dance as performative gestures that not only entertain but also act on audiences and performers. The chapters range across musical theatre, opera, theatre and other artisticpractices, from Glee to Gardzienice, Beckett to Disney, Broadway to Turner-Prize-winning sound installation. The chapters draw together these diverse examples of vocality and physicality by exploring their affect rather than through considering them as texts. The book's contributors derive methodologies from many disciplines. Resisting discrete discipline-based enquiry, they share methodologies and performance repertoires with discipline-based scholarship from theatre studies, musicology and cultural studies, amongst other approaches. Together, they viewthese as neighboring voices whose dialogue enriches the study of contemporary music theatre.
Publication Date: 2013
Unsettling Opera by David J. LevinWhat happens when operas that are comfortably ensconced in the canon are throughly rethought and radically recast on stage? What does a staging do to our understanding of an opera, and of opera generally? While a stage production can disrupt a work that was thought to be established, David J. Levin here argues that the genre of opera is itself unsettled and that the performance of operas, at its best, clarifies this condition by bringing opera's restlessness and volatility to life. Unsettling Opera explores a variety of fields, considering questions of operatic textuality, dramaturgical practice, and performance theory. Levin opens with a brief history of opera production, opera studies, and dramatic composition, and goes on to consider in detail various productions of the works of Wagner, Mozart, Verdi, and Alexander Zemlinsky.
Publication Date: 2007
Opera by Robert CannonWhat is opera and how does it work? How has this dramatic form developed and what is its relevance in the modern world? Perfect for music students and opera-goers, this introductory guide addresses these questions and many more, exploring opera as a complete theatrical experience. Organised chronologically and avoiding technical musical terminology, the book clearly demonstrates how opera reflected and reacted to changes in the world around it. A special feature of the volume is the inclusion of illustrative tables throughout. These provide detailed, easy to follow analysis of arias, scenes and acts; visual guides to historical movements; and chronologies relating to genres and individual composers' works. Overall, the book fosters an understanding of opera as a living form as it encounters and uses material from an ever expanding repertoire in time, place and culture.
Publication Date: 2012
Directing in Musical Theatre by Joe DeerThis comprehensive guide equips aspiring directors with all of the skills that they need in order to guide a production from beginning to end. From the very first conception and collaborations with crew and cast, through rehearsals and technical production all the way to the final performance, Joe Deer covers the full range.
Publication Date: 2014
The Legacy of Opera: Reading Music Theatre as Expreience and Performance by Dominic SymondsThe Legacy of Opera: Reading Music Theatre as Experience and Performance is the first volume in a series of books compiled by the Music Theatre Working Group of the International Federation for Theatre Research. The series explores the widening of the meaning of the term ¿music theatre¿ to reflect new ways of thinking about this creative practice beyond the genres circumscribed by discourses of theatre studies and musicology. Specifically it interrogates the experience of music theatre and its performance energies for contemporary audiences who engage with the emergence of new expressive idioms, new performative paradigms, new technologies and new ways of thinking. The Legacy of Opera considers some of the ways in which opera¿s influence has informed our understanding of and approach to the musical stage, from the multiple perspectives of the ideological, historical, corporeal and artistic. With contributions from international scholars in music theatre, its chapters explore both canonic and experimental examples of music theatre, spanning a period from the seventeenth century to the present day.
Publication Date: 2013
Opera in the Media Age by Paul Fryer (Editor)This collection of essays explores the relationship between opera and the development of media technology from the late 19th to the early 21st century. Taking an international perspective, the contributing authors, each with extensive experience as scholars or practitioners of the art, cover a variety of topics including audio, video and film recording, contemporary critical responses, popular and high brow culture, live and recorded performance, lighting and performance technology, media marketing and advertising.
Performance and Ethnography by Peter Harrop; Dunja NjaradiPerformance and Ethnography: Dance, Drama, Music revisits the territory of the performance orientation, touching on anthropology, dance, folklore, music and theatre to look for present trends in both the ethnography of performance and performance ethnography. One of the main concerns of this volume is with an embodied, affective and sensory ethnography that privileges encounters between ethnographer, participants and practices as key to understanding and knowledge. Another is the extent to which individuals are shaped by their engagement with ethnographic practice in the midst of migration, diffusion, revival, appropriation and commodification of performance. A third is the interface of academic disciplines with the idea of performance, and the way in which academics and practitioners are drawn to ethnography to better understand, negotiate, perform and profess their diverse fields.Individual chapters include a refreshed interface for performance studies and anthropology through new approaches to ritual; a consideration of performance studies through an ethnography of PSi; the emplaced body as a tool for ethnographic research; somatic practice in dance as a mode of ethnography; artisanal musical instrument making as performance; the commodification of traditional performance; and an introductory overview that reflects shifting ethnographic perspectives on traditional performances.
Publication Date: 2013
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