Most Batman fans have enjoyed the Dark Knight in comics or on the big screen and are eagerly anticipating the release of the new Justice League movie. But only real fans know the other characters who have donned the cowl in place of Bruce Wayne, or know the full origin stories of those who make up t..
Every Game of Thrones fan remembers where they were for Ned Stark's untimely demise, can hum the tune of ``The Rains of Castamere,`` and can't wait to find out Daenerys Targaryen's next move. But do you know the real inspiration for the Red Wedding? Or how to book a trip to visit Winterfell? 100 Thi..
With over 1.75 million copies sold worldwide, this book is a must-have for all movie lovers. This brand-new edition of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die covers more than a century of movie history. Selected and authored by a team of international film critics, every profile is packed with deta..
Winner of five 1969 Tony Awards, including Best Book and Best Musical, this oft-produced musical play is an imaginative re-creation of the events from May 8 to July 4, 1776 in Philadelphia, when the second Continental Congress argued about, voted on, and signed the Declaration of Independence. NUME ..
The intelligent person's guide to the movies, with more than 2,800 reviewsLook up a movie in this guide, and chances are you'll find yourself reading on about the next movie and the next. Pauline Kael's reviews aren't just provocative---they're addictive. These brief, informative reviews, written fo..
Widely acclaimed as the greatest Western ever made, Lonesome Dove has become a true American epic. Larry McMurtry's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel was a New York Times best seller, with more than 2.5 million copies currently in print. The Lonesome Dove miniseries has drawn millions of viewers and won ..
(Applause Libretto Library). It is hard to believe that over 25 years have passed since A Chorus Line first electrified a New York audience. The memories of the show's birth in 1975, not to mention those of its 15-year-life and poignant death, remain incandescent and not just because nothing so exci..
(Applause Books). Featuring rumpled PIs, shyster lawyers, corrupt politicians, double-crossers, femmes fatales, and, of course, losers who find themselves down on their luck yet again, film noir is a perennially popular cinematic genre. This extensive encyclopedia describes movies from noir's earlie..
``The definitive source book on acting.``--Los Angeles Times Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, Paul Newman, Dustin Hoffman, Dennis Hopper, Robert DeNiro, Marilyn Monroe, and Joanne Woodward--these are only a few of the many actors training in ``Method`` acting by the great and legendary Lee Strasberg. This..
(Applause Libretto Library). ``Throwing caution to the winds, I assert that A Little Night Music comes as close as possible to being the perfect romantic comedy musical.`` Brendan Gill, The New Yorker ``Heady, civilized, sophisticated and enchanting. Good God An adult musical.`` Clive Barnes, The N..
After 40-plus years of delighting radio audiences each Saturday night with America's favorite live variety show, A Prairie Home Companion founder and host Garrison Keillor bids farewell with an unforgettable performance from the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, California. It's a duet singing extravag..
In About Time, the whole of Doctor Who is examined through the lens of the real-world social and political changes as well as ongoing developments in television production that influenced the series in ways big and small over the course of a generation. Armed with these guidebooks, readers will be a..
About Time vol. 7 continues an examination of the real-world social-political context in which each Doctor Who story was made, this time focusing on Series 1 and 2 of the revamped series (2005 to 2006) starring Christopher Eccleston and David Tennant. Essays in this volume include: Why Now? Why Wale..
24 8- to 10-minute acting duets for young women to use in forensic competition and practice. NUME CARTE: Acting Duets for Young Women: 8 to 10 Minute Duo Scenes for Practice and Competition, PaperbackISBN: 1566081726PRET EDITURA: 73.99AUTOR(i): Laurie AllenEDITURA: Meriwether PublishingCOPERTA: Bros..
Aspiring film and television actors will discover exercises for relaxing the face to achieve maximum expressiveness; maintaining proper eye focus in front of the camera and conveying the ``beats`` of a scene, even in the shortest takes. They'll also learn tested techniques for adapting to the styles..
A four-section book of acting games and improvisations. NUME CARTE: Acting Games: Improvisations and Exercises, PaperbackISBN: 0916260925PRET EDITURA: 73.99AUTOR(i): Marsh CassadyEDITURA: Meriwether PublishingCOPERTA: BrosataDATA APARITIEI: Octombrie 1993DATA PUBLICARE: 1993FORMAT: 21.44 x 14 x 1.19..
Each year, hundreds of aspiring and experienced actors head to LA hoping to make it big in Hollywood. While many of them have their acting chops in shape, few realize what it actually takes to survive in Tinseltown. Even if they happen to make it onto a set, many are clueless about what's expected o..
Acting the Song offers a contemporary, integrated approach to singing in musicals that results in better-trained, smarter performers everyone wants to work with. In this new, thoroughly updated edition of the paperback, directors and teachers of musical theater will find guidance in developing and l..
Agnes Varda is a prolific film director, photographer, and artist whose cinematic career spans more than six decades. Today she is best known as the innovative ``mother`` of the French New Wave film movement of the 1950s and '60s and for her multimedia art exhibitions. Varying her use of different m..
Here is the complete inside story on the making of psycho, the forerunner of all psychothrillers. Rebello takes us behind the scenes at the creation of one of cinema's boldest and most influential films. From Hitchcock's private files and from new in-depth interviews with the stars, writers, and tec..
Alfred Hitchcock's Rear Window is one of the icons of American filmmaking. A perfect example of Hollywood cinema at its best, it is an engaging piece of entertainment as well as a fascinating meditation on the nature of the film itself. A suspense thriller about a chair-bound observer who suspects h..
Alfred Hitchcock rigorously controlled his public image, drawing certain carefully selected childhood anecdotes into full focus and blurring out all others. In this gripping short biography, Peter Ackroyd wrests the director's chair back from the master of control to reveal a lugubriously jolly man ..
An informal history of the movies told through some of cinema's best-loved scenes, from the early days of Hollywood to the present dayPithy put-downs, hard-boiled snarlings, words of love and regret they're all here in this collection of500 memorable movie quotes, embracing both one-liners (``My nam..
The definitive oral history of the iconic and beloved TV show The Wire, as told by the actors, writers, directors, and others involved in its creation Since its final episode aired in 2008, HBO's acclaimed crime drama The Wire has only become more popular and influential. The issues it tackled, fro..
(Vocal Score). This vocal score is a new and revised edition of the well-known opera that made television history on Christmas Eve, 1951. NUME CARTE: Amahl and the Night Visitors: Vocal Score, PaperbackISBN: 0881889652PRET EDITURA: 123.99AUTOR(i): Gian-Carlo MenottiEDITURA: G. SchirmerCOPERTA: Brosa..
... a model of genre criticism and probably the best overall analysis of the film musical to date.`` Journal of Popular Films and TelevisionThe American Film Musical is a truly admirable book which is well worth making a song and dance about. It will immediately assume biblical authority for all wh..
The best monologues from 15 years of American Theatre magazine plays.These monologue books present the best audition pieces for actors selected from over 80 plays first published in American Theatre magazine since 1985. The magazine has published many of the most important contemporary American play..
Andrei Tarkovsky (1932-1986) was one of Russia's most influential and renowned filmmakers, despite an output of only seven feature films in twenty years. Revered by such filmmaking giants as Ingmar Bergman and Akira Kurosawa, Tarkovsky is famous for his use of long takes, languid pacing, dreamlike m..
``Let world-renowned animator Preston Blair introduce you to the magical world of cartooning and animation Whether youAEre creating traditional or computer art, you'll find valuable information in this book, which covers the most important aspects of cartooning, such as working out layouts, plannin..
``An excellent reference work on the subject.``--Library Journal (starred review)For fans, culture watchers, and perplexed outsiders, this expanded edition offers an engaging tour of the anime megaverse, from older artistic traditions to the works of modern creators like Hayao Miyazaki, Katsuhiro Ot..
From its roots in cowboy and vaquero culture to the big-business excitement of today's National Finals competitions, rodeo has embodied the rugged individualism and competitive spirit of the American West. Now the long trajectory of rodeo culture comes fully alive in Arena Legacy. Showcasing the unr..
When Ridley Scott envisioned Blade Runner's set as ``Hong Kong on a bad day,`` he nodded to the city's overcrowding as well as its widespread use of surveillance. But while Scott brought Hong Kong and surveillance into the global film repertoire, the city's own cinema has remained outside of the glo..
(Applause Books). Theatregoers' favorite history of Broadway is back in an updated and expanded 2010 edition including more than 500 color production photos, vintage archival photos, and Playbill covers from all forty currently operating Broadway theatres. Thirty-eight of the original chapters have ..
The monologs in this theatre text are highly original works not found in other published versions. All are from recently produced plays from both established and emerging new writers. The fifty selections are for actors ten to twenty-four years of age, suitable for competitive auditions, forensics, ..
Since its debut in 2005, Avatar: The Last Airbender has remained one of Nickelodeon's most talked about and highest-rated animated series to date, and it's not too hard to see why... Not only does it offer an epic storyline, engaging characters, action, adventure, and a powerful message about the im..
The beloved television series, Avatar: The Last Airbender, has won fans of all ages over the years. Relive this award-winning show with a set of 20 high quality art prints in this Dark Horse poster book collection. Show creators Bryan Konietzko and Michael Dante DiMartino select 20 of their favorite..
(Applause Libretto Library). Anyone who grew up watching Sesame Street on public television will quickly be able to identify the inspiration for Avenue Q . Most of the characters in the show are puppets, and the set depicts several tenements on a rundown street in New York City. Several characters a..
Although the stars of Russian ballet Anna Pavlova and Tamara Karsavina possessed a national manner of dancing, there was no truly Russian school of dancing until the 1930s. The development of this school was largely due to Mme. Vaganova (1879-1951), not only a great dancer but also the teacher of Ga..
Comedy is a brutal business. When comedians define success, they don't talk about money--they talk about not quitting. They work in a business where even big names work for free, and the inequalities of race, class, and gender create real barriers. But they also work in a business where people still..
A brilliant history of the iconic Russian Ballet - available for the first time in English ``For most of my life I lived behind a curtain - not the magic one of theatre, but Stalin's Iron Curtain between the East and the West. However, it was full of holes.`` So writes Michael Meylac, whose love of..
(Music Sales America). Learn from the music of Bill Monroe, Bobby Osbourne, Jesse McReynolds, Frank Wakefield, John Duffey and others. This instruction book and collections of bluegrass mandolin music covers in detail everything from simple basics to fancy fingerwork. Songs include: Arkansas Travell..
A visual tour of the glamour and color of Indian cinema in the only comprehensive illustrated guide to the world of Bollywood movies.Mumbai's charming movies, with glittering costumes and epic song-and-dance productions, have captured hearts all over the world since the early 1900s. Bollywood featur..
As a charter member of Boston Ballet and its predecessor, New England Civic Ballet, Laura Young has been affiliated with the company longer than any other dancer in its history. This book is both a memoir of her personal journey and a fascinating account of Boston Ballet's rise from a regional troup..
AMC's Breaking Bad is among the most beloved, critically acclaimed American television series of our time. Created by Vince Gilligan, the series charts the transformation of high school science teacher Walter White (played by Bryan Cranston) into a cold, calculating meth kingpin. Breaking Bad 101 co..
Broadway Rhythm is a guide to Manhattan like nothing you've ever read. Author Dominic Symonds calls it a performance cartography, and argues that the city of New York maps its iconicity in the music of the Broadway songbook. A series of walking tours takes the reader through the landscape of Manhatt..
A comprehensive, authorized compendium of all things Buffy the Vampire Slayer, published in celebration of the revered show's twentieth anniversary.From its debut in 1997, Buffy the Vampire Slayer became a cult hit with legions of devoted viewers and propelled the show's creator Joss Whedon to star..
(FAQ). The book features chapters on Jean Ross and Christopher Isherwood the real people behind the singular characters of Sally Bowles and Clifford Bradshaw/Brian Roberts and includes background information on the original source material, Isherwood's Goodbye to Berlin stories and the first time Sa..
Playwright, actor and director Charles Ludlam (1943-1987) helped to galvanize the Ridiculous style of theater in New York City starting in the 1960s. Decades after his death, his place in the chronicle of American theater has remained constant, but his influence has changed. Although his Ridiculous ..