Performing Arts

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
academicapress.editorial@gmail.com

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
academicapress.editorial@gmail.com

Secrets of Cinema: 100 Movies That Are Not What They Seem

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: 
March 15, 2019
ISBN: 
Hardcover: 978-1680534900
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
633
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036
academicapress.editorial@gmail.com

Player, Entrepreneur and Philanthropist: The Story of Edward Alleyn, 1566 - 1626 (hardcover edition)

Author: 

Southern, Antonia

Credentials: 

Author of A House Divided: Christianity in England, 1526-1829

Edward Alleyn was a man of many talents and great energy. He was the actor who created the roles of Tamburlaine, Dr Faustus, and Barabas, the Jew of Malta, in Christopher Marlowe’s plays and played in comedies, histories and tragedies by the leading authors of his day. In one week in August 1594, he took the leading part in six different plays. His acting was praised by Queen Elizabeth I herself.

Market: 
Edward Alleyn, Elizabethan theatre and drama, Actors and acting in Elizabethan and Jacobean theatre, Playwrights in Elizabethan and Jacobean England, English dramatic history, biography: Dulwich, Christopher Marlowe, acting companies in Shakespearean England, Shakespeare
Release Date: 
July 1, 2018
ISBN: 
Hardcover: 978-1680530186
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
264
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036
academicapress.editorial@gmail.com

Player, Entrepreneur and Philanthropist: The Story of Edward Alleyn, 1566 - 1626 (paperback edition)

Author: 

Southern, Antonia

Credentials: 

Author of A House Divided: Christianity in England, 1526-1829

Southern book coverEdward Alleyn was a man of many talents and great energy. He was the actor who created the roles of Tamburlaine, Dr Faustus, and Barabas, the Jew of Malta, in Christopher Marlowe’s plays and played in comedies, histories and tragedies by the leading authors of his day. In one week in August 1594, he took the leading part in six different plays. His acting was praised by Queen Elizabeth I herself.

Market: 
Edward Alleyn, Elizabethan theatre and drama, Actors and acting in Elizabethan and Jacobean theatre, Playwrights in Elizabethan and Jacobean England, English dramatic history, biography: Dulwich, Christopher Marlowe, acting companies in Shakespearean England, Shakespeare
Release Date: 
July 1, 2018
ISBN: 
Paperback: 978-1680530285
Price: 
$34.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
264
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036
academicapress.editorial@gmail.com

Aleksander Peçi: Albanian Music Before and After the Iron Curtain

Author: 

Dakoli, Elida, D.M.A.

Credentials: 

Noted Pianist and Educator

Dakoli book coverAt the end of the Second World War, communist sympathies turned Albania from its constitutional traditions into the People’s Socialist Republic of Albania. Enver Hoxha, the leader of the Albanian Labor Party, served as head of state from 1944 until his death in 1985. Under Hoxha and his successor as dictator Ramiz Alia, Albania remained firmly in the Communist bloc and those living in Albania suffered immeasurably.

Market: 
European History, Music, History of Music, Albania, Balkan Studies
Release Date: 
Jul 1, 2018
ISBN: 
Hardcover: 978-1680530674
Price: 
109.95
Trim Size: 
6 x 9
Pages: 
164
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036
academicapress.editorial@gmail.com

Player, Playwright and Preacher's Kid : The Story of Nat Field, 1587 - 1620 (hardcover edition)

Author: 

Southern, Antonia

Credentials: 

Author of A House Divided: Christianity in England, 1526-1829

John Field, an ordained minister in the Established Church during the sixteenth century described playhouses as 'schools of wickedness' and 'sinks of sin'. Little did he know that, after his death, his son Nathan (Nat) Field would become one of Britain's most celebrated players and playwrights. Impressed under royal warrant to become a member of the Children of the Chapel Royal, Nat progressed to star in plays such as Epicene, Bartholomew Fair and Bussy d'Ambois.

Market: 
Nat Field, Elizabethan theatre and drama, Actors and acting in Elizabethan and Jacobean theatre, Playwrights in Elizabethan and Jacobean England, English dramatic history, biography: Nat Field, The King’s Men, Fletcher, Massinger, acting companies in Shakespearean England, Shakespeare
Release Date: 
8/15/2017
ISBN: 
Hardcover: 978-1680530414
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
180
Illustrations: 
Yes
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036
academicapress.editorial@gmail.com

Women and Religion in the Modern Drawing Room - Plays of T.S. Eliot

Author: 

Grant, John Angell

Credentials: 

Playwright, MLA Stanford 2013 /Theatre Seminar Stanford University

With an introduction by William M. Chace, D/English, Stanford University
President of Emory University(1994 – 2003) and Wesleyan University (1988 – 1994). Author of The Political Identities of Ezra Pound and T.S.Eliot.

Description:

Market: 
Eliot Studies, Womens Studies, Religion in modern theatre, 20th c British and American theatre, Classical Greek theatre and its influences, feminism, Poetry and the stage, the English theatrical tradition and women, Drama in London 1939 -1960
Release Date: 
December 15, 2016
ISBN: 
Cloth: 978-1680530-19-3
Price: 
$64.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
124
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036
academicapress.editorial@gmail.com

A City Haphazard: Jewish Musicians in Los Angeles, 1887-1927

Author: 

Friedmann, Jonathan L.

Credentials: 

Professor, Academy for Jewish Religion, California

A City Haphazard covers a crucial but overlooked period of music history and Jewish life in Los Angeles through five case studies of nearly forgotten musicians. The shaky period between 1887 and 1927 had its share of ups and downs, successes and failures, milestones and growing pains. In their own ways, large and small, Leopold M.

Market: 
Jewish Studies, Jewish History, American Studies, American History, Music, Music History, Cultural Studies, Performing Arts, Cinema, California Studies, Hollywood, Leopold Loeb, Walter Henry Rothwell, Immigration Studies, Los Angeles, Southern California, Civil Society
Release Date: 
July 15, 2017
ISBN: 
Hardcover: 978-1680530360
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
128
Illustrations: 
Yes
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036
academicapress.editorial@gmail.com

Alexander Serov and the Birth of the Russian Modern

Author: 

du Quenoy, Paul, Ph.D.

Credentials: 

Ph.D, Georgetown University;Professor D/History American University of Beirut

This is an original scholarly monograph about the life and work of the Russian composer and critic Alexander Serov (1820-1871), studied through the lens of his understanding of modernity as it developed in Russia in the mid nineteenth century. This research monograph is first full-length biography of Alexander Serov in English utilizing original records and archive sand the first in any language since 1985. It will use the life of the composer/critic as a tool for understanding Russian conceptions and misconceptions of modernity.

Market: 
Russian cultural history,19thc,modern Russian history, modernism and Russia,origins of the Silver age, Russian art and music 1850-1900, cultural elites in czarist, Russia,musical criticism, Cui, Rimsky- Korsakov, Mussorgsky and Tchaikovsky
Release Date: 
March 1, 2015
ISBN: 
Cloth: 978-1-936320-94-3
Price: 
$72.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
320
Illustrations: 
Yes
Yes
Publisher: 

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

Syndicate content