Performing Arts

Why Britain Rocked: How Rock Became Roll and Took over the World

Author: 

Sharkey, Elizabeth

Credentials: 

Elizabeth Sharkey is the pen name of a film and television actress and voiceover artist with a globally recognized career. She has conducted doctoral-level research to create an in-depth, rigorous, and highly readable analyses of the combined music histories of Britain and America.

The story goes that under the influence of blues and rock and roll, Britain suddenly started making spectacularly great music in the 1960s like some clever, quick learning cultural satellite of America. But Britain’s mid twentieth-century pop music explosion didn’t happen from a standing start. The reasons something so dazzling and multifaceted appeared lie deeper than those legendary deliveries of blues records to Liverpool’s port and the legacy of music halls.

Market: 
Music, Performing Arts, History, Cultural History, Popular Culture, Britain, British History, Popular Music, Twentieth Century
Release Date: 
September 1, 2022
ISBN: 
9781680534450
Price: 
Price: $35
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
330
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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Anything But Dull: The Life and Art of Jeff Nuttall

Author: 

Charnley, James

Credentials: 

James Charnley is a British writer and artist.

Jeff Nuttall: Anything But Dull is the first full-length biography of the poet, performance artist, provocateur, and polymath Jeff Nuttall, who famously wrote “I paint poems, sing sculptures, draw novels.” Nuttall was a key figure in the formation of the counterculture, collaborating with William Burroughs, John Latham, R. D. Laing, Alexander Trocchi, and other major avant-garde figures of the 1960s. With The People Show, Nuttall staged some of the first performance art in the United Kingdom and continued to push boundaries in his teaching career and the forty books he published.

Market: 
Performing Arts, History, Biography, Culture, Twentieth-Century Art, Performance Art, British Art, Counterculture
Release Date: 
June 1, 2022
ISBN: 
9781680536744: Hardcover
Price: 
$49.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
250
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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Drama According to Alexander Bakshy, 1916-1946

Author: 

Russo, James R., Ph.D.

Credentials: 

James R. Russo is an independent scholar. He holds a Ph.D. from Louisiana State University and has taught theater and drama courses there and at the University of Richmond.

A Russian Jew who spent most of his life in England and America, Alexander Bakshy (1885-1949) was a theater critic and literary translator. He was also an innovative theorist who applied to theater the discourse of self-reflexive modernism, prizing anti-illusionist medium-awareness. Indeed, he was something of a pioneer in the area of “spectatorship” and medium-awareness, going so far as to argue in favor of the modernist idea of overt presentationalism on stage as opposed to disingenuous representationalism.

Market: 
Performing Arts, Theater, Literature, Russia, Modernism
Release Date: 
September 15, 2021
ISBN: 
978-1680532760 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
212
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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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: 
September 1, 2021
ISBN: 
978-1680538120 Hardcover
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
616
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: 

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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: 

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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: 

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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: 

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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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