Books in category Performing Arts – Reference

  • Meyer Berger s New York

    Meyer Berger’s New York
    Meyer Berger

    "Mike Berger was one of the great reporters of our day . . . he was a master of the color story, the descriptive narrative of sights and sounds-of a parade, an eclipse, a homicidal maniac running amok . . . or just a thunderstorm that broke …

  • Technical Theater for Nontechnical People

    Technical Theater for Nontechnical People
    Drew Campbell

    This book teaches: Who’s who on a theatrical production team What is needed to know about technical theater and why What to look for when choosing a space for a show How to communicate with lighting, scenery, audio, and costume designers …

  • The New Comedy Writing Step by Step

    The New Comedy Writing Step by Step
    Gene Perret

    "Perret covers all aspects of comedy writing in his uniquely knowledgeable and anecdotal fashion."–Provided by publisher.

  • Prime Time Animation

    Prime Time Animation
    Carol Stabile

    This fascinating book explores the landscape of television animation, from Bedrock to Springfield, and beyond.

  • The Pleasure and Pain of Cult Horror Films

    The Pleasure and Pain of Cult Horror Films
    Bartłomiej Paszylk

    Beginning with Victor Sjöström’s The Phantom Carriage in 1921, this book tracks the evolution and influence of underground cult horror over the ensuing decades, closing with William Winckler’s Frankenstein vs. the Creature from Blood …

  • Dalton Trumbo Hollywood Rebel

    Dalton Trumbo, Hollywood Rebel
    Peter Hanson

    This new critical survey–the first book-length work on Trumbo's screenwriting career–examines the scores of films on which Trumbo worked and explores the techniques that made him, at the time he was blacklisted in 1947, Hollywood's …

  • Performance and Media

    Performance and Media
    Sarah Bay-Cheng, Jennifer Parker-Starbuck, David Z. Saltz

    An innovative approach for explicating and mapping work at the media and performance nexus

  • Taiwan Cinema

    Taiwan Cinema
    Kuei-Fen Chiu

    The book examines recent developments in Taiwan cinema, with particular focus on a leading contemporary Taiwan filmmaker, Wei Te-sheng, who is responsible for such Asian blockbusters as Cape No.7, Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale and …

  • The Extraordinary Image

    The Extraordinary Image
    Robert P. Kolker

    The Extraordinary Image takes readers on a fascinating journey through the lives and films of these three directors, identifying the qualities that made them cinematic visionaries.

  • Emotional Structure Creating the Story Beneath the Plot

    Emotional Structure, Creating the Story Beneath the Plot
    Peter Dunne

    The leap from concept to final draft is great, and the task is filled with hard work and horrors. It is here that most writers struggle to get the plot right at the expense of the story's real power.

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