Performing Arts

The Wound That Will Never Heal: An Allegorical Interpretation of Richard Wagner’s The Ring of the Nibelung

Author: 

Heise, Paul Brian, Internationally Recognized Author and Specialist on Richard Wagner

Credentials: 

Editor of www.wagnerheim.com

Paul Brian Heise’s The Wound That Will Never Heal is an original allegorical reading of Richard Wagner’s epic music drama The Ring of the Nibelung. Heise challenges the standard view that Wagner merely dramatizes the conflict between love and power and demonstrates instead that his greatest work is an allegory exploring humanity’s longing for transcendent value and that quest’s paradoxical establishment of a science-based secular society.

Market: 
Cultural Studies, Philosophy, Richard Wagner, Music, Mythology, Allegory, Comparative Literature, Germany
Release Date: 
August 1, 2021
ISBN: 
978-1680538120 Hardcover; 978-1680538144 E-book
Price: 
$99.95 Hardcover, $99.95 E-book
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
135
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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Washington, DC 20036
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Weill, Blitzstein, and Bernstein: A Study of Influence

Author: 

Schmid, Rebecca, Ph.D., Humboldt University, Berlin

Theodor Adorno famously proclaimed that the model of Kurt Weill’s music could not be repeated. Weill’s works for the stage nevertheless set an inescapable precedent for composers on both sides of the Atlantic. In Weill, Blitzstein, Bernstein, distinguished musicologist Rebecca Schmid explores how Weill’s formal innovations laid the groundwork for the musical theatre of Marc Blitzstein and Leonard Bernstein, who either resisted or downplayed his aesthetic contribution to the American musical tradition.

Market: 
Theodor Adorno famously proclaimed that the model of Kurt Weill’s music could not be repeated. Weill’s works for the stage nevertheless set an inescapable precedent for composers on both sides of the Atlantic. In Weill, Blitzstein, Bernstein, distinguished musicologist Rebecca Schmid explores how Weill’s formal innovations laid the groundwork for the musical theatre of Marc Blitzstein and Leonard Bernstein, who either resisted or downplayed his aesthetic contribution to the American musical tradition. Comparative analysis based on Harold Bloom’s Anxiety of Influence and other studies of intertextuality reveal that the principles of Weill’s operatic reforms would catalyze a uniquely American movement in sophisticated, socially engaged music theatre.
Release Date: 
December 15, 2020
ISBN: 
978-1680539141 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
200
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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Secrets of Cinema: 100 Movies That Are Not What They Seem (Paperback)

Author: 

Kieckhefer, Daniel

Credentials: 

Professor of Film Studies, Triton College

Book CoverNinety-nine years ago, a new form of storytelling emerged from the ruins of World War I. Different in scope and power from theater or literature, and unlike any film that had come before, Robert Wiene's The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari addressed a direct challenge to its audience, demanding to be viewed as something other than what was immediately presented. Unfortunately, criticism has not risen to the challenge.

Market: 
Film Studies, American Studies, Art History, Film Criticism, Cultural Studies, Motion Pictures, Performance, Directing
Release Date: 
July 1, 2020
ISBN: 
978-1680534931 Paperback
Price: 
$49.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
652
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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Speaking of Wagner: Talking to Audiences about The Ring of the Nibelung

Author: 

Berger, William, Metropolitan Opera author, lecturer, and commentator

Credentials: 

Author of Wagner Without Fear: Learning to Love – And Even Enjoy – Opera’s Most Demanding Genius

Speaking of Wagner compiles in a new and highly accessible format celebrated author, lecturer, and Metropolitan Opera commentator William Berger’s collection of talks and presentations about Richard Wagner, the most controversial, and perhaps the most widely influential, artist in history. These talks have been successful with diverse audiences, ranging from newcomers to the field to the most exacting experts, often at the same time!

Market: 
Performing Arts, Cultural History, Music, Opera, Theater, Philosophy, Mythology, European Studies, Richard Wagner
Release Date: 
April 1, 2020
ISBN: 
978-1680530964 Hardcover
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
160
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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Through the Years With Prince Charming: The Collected Music Criticism of Paul du Quenoy

Author: 

du Quenoy, Paul , Ph.D.

The past decade has overflowed in a raging stream of contradictions. Old certainties have yielded to relentless insecurity over a time when much of the human experience got immeasurably better even as many things only ever seemed to get worse. As Paul du Quenoy’s globetrotting criticism reveals, the arts were in a ferment that matched profound and yet totally unpredicted social and political transformations.

Market: 
Performing Arts, Cultural History, Music, Opera, Theater, European Studies, Twenty-First Century Studies
Release Date: 
February 8, 2021
ISBN: 
978-1680531282 Hardcover
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
160
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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Tommaso Traetta and the Fusion of Italian and French Opera in Parma

Author: 

Loomis, George W., Internationally Acclaimed Music Critic and Commentator

In 1759 the court of the Italian Duchy of Parma adopted the inspiration of cultural creators who recommended a reform of Italian opera along French lines. These writers favored combining Italian-style music with the wider range of musical genres and scenic variety of French opera. As the prize-winning music critic and commentator George W. Loomis shows in this groundbreaking volume, the young composer Tommaso Traetta was engaged to create new operas responding to these demands.

Market: 
Music, Music History, Opera, Western Music, European History, Eighteenth-Century Studies, Italy, France, Parma, Tommaso Traetta, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Release Date: 
April 15, 2021
ISBN: 
9781680532227 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
280
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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All the Stars at My Party: Celebrity Encounters in Hollywood (Paperback)

Author: 

Frame, Jackie

For forty years, Jackie Frame stood at the center of business, entertainment, and publicity in Classic Hollywood. This stunning collection of never before told vignettes reveals that lost world in all its splendor and with all its quirks. No scholar of the period will be able to reconstruct its dynamics, and no fan will be able to appreciate the film and music of those exciting times, without a careful consideration of these scintillating and revelatory memoirs by a true Hollywood insider.

Market: 
American Studies, Entertainment, American History, Film, Film Studies, Music, Arts, Arts Management, Hollywood, California Studies, Publicity, Migration
Release Date: 
December 25, 2019
ISBN: 
Paperback: 978-1680531541
Price: 
$25.00
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
220
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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Ibsen's Foreign Contagion: Henrik Ibsen, Arthur Wing Pinero and Modernism on the London Stage,1880 -1900

Author: 

Matos, T.Carlo

Credentials: 

PhD, UMass Amherst

Foreword by Professor Joseph Donohue

“..Matos's important book provides a well-researched, well-written, and fascinating discussion of the notion of contagion from Ibsen and into Pinero and Jones.” Professor Gregory Tague, St Francis College, editor of Origins of English Literary Modernism,1870-1914

Market: 
Origins of Dramatic Modernism, English Theatre 1880-1914,Ibsen,Pinero, Henry Arthur Jones, Shaw, Wilde, Theatre History, Drama 19th century
Release Date: 
December 15, 2011
ISBN: 
Cloth: 978-1-936320-32-5
Price: 
$82.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
232
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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Approaches to the Contemporary American Theatre

Author: 

Andreach, Robert J., Retired Professor of English, Monmouth College

Credentials: 

Robert J. Andreach is a retired professor and author of numerous studies of the contemporary American theatre. He holds a Ph.D. from New York University.

Book CoverIn this engaging study, theatre scholar Robert J. Andreach argues, in what will be his final book, that the contemporary American theatre merits appreciation for dramatizing experiences in genres that jostle the audience into thinking about the experiences in new ways, based on five units of analysis: the naturalistic play, modernist theatre, trilogies, tragedy, and comedy.

Market: 
American Studies, American Literature, American History, American Theatre, Theatre Studies, Modernism, Tragedy, Comedy, Naturalism, Performing Arts, Stage, Politics, Social Science, Humanities
Release Date: 
September 1, 2019
ISBN: 
978-1680531787 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
280
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036
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All the Stars at My Party: Celebrity Encounters in Hollywood

Author: 

Frame, Jackie

For forty years, Jackie Frame stood at the center of business, entertainment, and publicity in Classic Hollywood. This stunning collection of never before told vignettes reveals that lost world in all its splendor and with all its quirks. No scholar of the period will be able to reconstruct its dynamics, and no fan will be able to appreciate the film and music of those exciting times, without a careful consideration of these scintillating and revelatory memoirs by a true Hollywood insider.

Market: 
American Studies, Entertainment, American History, Film, Film Studies, Music, Arts, Arts Management, Hollywood, California Studies, Publicity, Migration
Release Date: 
July 15, 2019
ISBN: 
978-1680534979 Hardcover
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
220
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036
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