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Dance; Opera; Music; Broadway & Musical Revue

Greatest Stars of the Opera : The Lives and Voices of Two Hundred Golden Years


Enrico Stinchelli

Publisher: Gremese Editore. Reissue Edition Binding: Paperback
ISBN: 8873013287

Rodgers & Hammerstein


Ethan Mordden

Publisher: Harry N Abrams (Pap). Binding: Paperback
ISBN: 0810929112

Beautiful Mornin' : The Broadway Musical in the 1940s

by Ethan Mordden

Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr : Binding: Hardcover: publication October 1999
ISBN: 0195128516

Show Tunes, 1905-1991


Steven Suskin

Show Tunes : The Songs, Shows, and Careers of Broadway's Major Composers

Publisher: Oxford Univ Press. Rev update Edition. Binding: Hardcover
ISBN: 0195125991

Since Records Began

EMI: The First Hundred Years

by Peter Martland

EMI is the oldest record company in the world, and still one of the largest. The company that discovered the Beatles has connections with almost every major label in the world, including Columbia, RCA Victor, Capitol, Virgin, Angel, and others. Since Records Began tells the story of how recorded sound was transformed from the experiments of Alexander Graham Bell over a century ago into the international entertainment industry of today. This history of EMI presents the people, the recordings, and the technology that shaped the industry.

The basis of the book, illustrated with photographs, documents, and recording memorabilia, is the previously untapped archives of EMI in England. This vast collection contains more than a million documents and more than a million records, covering most known recording artists, from Caruso to the Beach Boys.

1-57467-033-6, 360 pages, 300 colour illus., 200 b/w illus., 8 1/2 x 11", hardcover, ©1997

MusicHound Soundtracks: The Essential Album Guide

edited by Didier C. Deutsch.

Visible Ink Press. November 1999.

ISBN: 1-57859-101-5.

Gershwin Remembered

by Edward Jablonski

One in a continuing series of books of composers remembered, this book brings together reminiscences and memoirs of the life and work of Gershwin as recalled by friends, colleagues, associates, and pupils. He is the subject of recollections by Koussevitsky, Schoenberg, Richard Rodgers, and others, most significantly his brother Ira.

0-931340-43-8, 222 pages, 42 b/w photos, 5 1/4 x 8 1/2", hardcover,© 1992

Paperback version published by Faber & Faber ISBN 0571141315

The Pleasure of Their Company

A Reminiscence

by Howard Taubman

For 25 years, Howard Taubman served as music editor and then music critic at the New York Times, finishing his working career with 12 years as drama critic and critic-at-large. These recollections present revealing glimpses of such famed musicians as Toscanini, Casals, and Shostakovich. Readers will share vignettes of Ingrid Bergman, David Merrick, and Richard Burton; Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland, Marian Anderson, and Vladimir Horowitz.

"The Pleasure of Their Company is a wonderful guided tour of sixty of the richest years in the arts in the United States. The array of legendary performers in this book is a lexicon of the most important names in the history of performance for the last six decades." Isaac Stern

0-931340-78-0, 352 pages, 141 b/w photos, 6 x 9&, hardcover © 1994


Theatresports and the Art of Making Things Happen

Keith Johnstone


"This book is set to be a bible for those of us interested in creating real theatre." - Phelim McDermott, Improbable Theatre.

Since the 60s, Keith Johnstone has led the work on improvisation in theatre, schools and universities. His unique ideas, set out in the classic text, Impro, have now been taken up by practitioners the world over. Impro For Storytellers builds on and extends the seminal earlier work.

Keith's techniques specialise in releasing an individual's potential within the context of the work group. He became notorious as the acting coach who would shout, "Be more boring!" and "Don't concentrate!"

Keith Johnstone's improvisations enable people to be more active, spontaneous and flexible. The exercises he suggests free the mind. We use them in our seminar and people get energised: they act in a more open way, they are more sensitive to the person they in contact with, they use their imagination and are able suddenly to invent stories without any effort." - Dr Eleanore Höfner, Deutsches Institut für Provokative Therapie, Munich.

Keith Johnstone is an inspirational teacher and writer, and Impro For Storytellers will encourage a life-long study of human interaction.


Further Puzzles in Classic Fiction

John Sutherland


In Who Betrays Elizabeth Bennet? John Sutherland unravels 34 literary puzzles in a sequel to his best-selling works Is Heathcliffe a Murderer? and Can Jane Eyre Be Happy? As well as exploring new conundrums, Professor Sutherland revisits some previous puzzles with the help of readers who offer their own ingenious solutions and set fresh posers for investigation.

Victorian drug habits, railway systems, sanitation and dentistry are only a few of the areas that shed light on the motives and circumstances of some of literature's most famous characters: Elizabeth Bennet, Betsey Trotwood, Count Dracula, Anna Karenina, Alice and many more come under the spotlight in John Sutherland's highly entertaining collection.