Off Broadway Musicals 1910 2007

Author: Dan Dietz
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786457317
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Despite an often unfair reputation as being less popular, less successful, or less refined than their bona-fide Broadway counterparts, Off Broadway musicals deserve their share of critical acclaim and study. A number of shows originally staged Off Broadway have gone on to their own successful Broadway runs, from the ever-popular A Chorus Line and Rent to more off-beat productions like Avenue Q and Little Shop of Horrors. And while it remains to be seen if other popular Off Broadway shows like Stomp, Blue Man Group, and Altar Boyz will make it to the larger Broadway theaters, their Off Broadway runs have been enormously successful in their own right. This book discusses more than 1,800 Off Broadway, Off Off Broadway, showcase, and workshop musical productions. It includes detailed descriptions of Off Broadway musicals that closed in previews or in rehearsal, selected musicals that opened in Brooklyn and in New Jersey, and American operas that opened in New York, along with general overviews of Off Broadway institutions such as the Light Opera of Manhattan. The typical entry includes the name of the host theater or theaters; the opening date and number of performances; the production's cast and creative team; a list of songs; a brief plot synopsis; and general comments and reviews from the New York critics. Besides the individual entries, the book also includes a preface, a bibliography, and 21 appendices including a discography, filmography, a list of published scripts, and lists of musicals categorized by topic and composer.

Der gro e Gatsby

Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald
Publisher: Reclam Verlag
ISBN: 3159613437
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F. Scott Fitzgeralds Meisterwerk von 1925 ist eine der großen Liebesgeschichten der Weltliteratur. Jay Gatsby, durch dubiose Geschäfte zum Millionär geworden, gibt in seiner Villa auf Long Island glanzvolle Partys für die New Yorker Gesellschaft. Er selber aber träumt davon, die Vergangenheit wiederzubeleben und seine große Liebe zurückzugewinnen. Doch die Suche nach der verlorenen Zeit endet tragisch.

Dictionary of American Classical Composers

Author: Neil Butterworth
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136790233
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The Dictionary of American Classical Composers covers over 650 composers active from the 18th century to today. Covering all classical styles, it offers the most comprehensive overview of key composers in the United States available. Entries include basic biographical information and critical analysis of each composer's key works and ideas. Entries also include worklists and bibliographic information. Whenever possible, the entries will have been checked by the composers themselves to assure greatest possible accuracy. This new edition, completely updated and expanded from the 1984 edition, also includes over 200 historic photographs.

Who Married Figaro

Author: Joyce Bourne Kennedy
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
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A unique and authoritative A-Z reference work that will answer all your questions on who's who in opera. Contains over 2,500 lively entries on operatic characters, with information on the creator of the role and notable performances. From Aeneas to Zaida, A Book of Opera Characters provides extensive coverage of all the characters in operas from around the world and gives synopses for over 200 operas and operettas. It includes feature articles written by well-known personalities from the world of opera, such as Placido Domingo and Dame Janet Baker, plus, new to this edition, articles contributed by Christine Brewer and Joyce DiDonato. Recommended opera-related web links are listed for relevant and up-to-date extra information. The appendix of contemporary opera of the last ten years provides detailed synopses followed by the cast list of people who sang at the world premiere. This book is an invaluable source of reference for professionals and amateurs alike, and afascinating read for anyone curious about opera, for example, who did marry Figaro?

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Die geheimen Talente des Piet Barol

Author: Richard Mason
Publisher: C. Bertelsmann Verlag
ISBN: 3641089654
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Prächtig, sinnlich, elegant: Die Verführung zum Lesen Piet Barol kommt 1907 als Hauslehrer nach Amsterdam. Mittellos, aber gesegnet mit außergewöhnlich gutem Aussehen, scharfem Verstand und unwiderstehlichem Charme erobert er die Familie des reichen Hoteliers Vermeulen-Sickerts im Sturm. Vor allem Jacobina, die Frau des Hausherrn, entdeckt schon bald Piets Talente der besonderen Art. Sein eigentliches Ziel aber ist es, in Amerika sein Glück zu machen – und das stellt den ehrgeizigen jungen Mann vor manche unerwartete Herausforderung. Mit leichter Hand präsentiert Richard Mason die Geschichte seines Helden Piet Barol – ein schwungvoller, von der Kritik hymnisch gelobter Roman, angesiedelt in der Belle Époque, gewürzt mit feinem Humor und einer guten Prise Erotik

Queer theory

Author: Annamarie Jagose
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Dieses Buch der australischen Literaturwissenschaftlerin Annamarie Jagose bietet eine knappe und leicht verständliche Einführung in Queer Theory und gilt im englischsprachigen Raum als Standartwerk. Die deutsche Ausgabe wird um die jüngsten Entwicklungen auf diesenm Gebiet ergänzt. Weitere Titel zum Thema sind die Aufsatzbände: Sabine Hark (Hrsg.) Grenzen lesbischer Identitäten und quaestio (Hrsg.) Queering Demokratie, Sexuelle Politiken.