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From the 1940s to the 1970s, the phonograph industry experienced phenomenal growth, both in sales and in cultural influence. Along with hugely popular music recordings, spoken word LPs served a multitude of functions and assumed an important place in the American home. In this book, Jacob Smith surveys a diverse range of spoken word genres--including readings of classic works of literature and drama, comedy albums, children's records, home therapy kits, even erotica--to illuminate this often overlooked aspect of the postwar entertainment industry and American culture. A viable alternative to mainstream broadcasting, records gave their listeners control over what they could hear at home. Smith shows how the savvy industry used spoken word records to develop markets for children, African Americans, women, and others not well served by radio and television.
SpongeBob SquarePants It's a bird! It's a plane! It's . . . SpongeBob! SpongeBob dreams of flying with the jellyfish. And this time he sets out to make his dream a reality. From a makeshift flying machine to a hapless bat costume, SpongeBob's airborne attempts are grounded until he accidentally invents a pair of superherolike flying pants. But SpongeBob soon realizes that being a superhero isn't all it's cracked up to be. Will he ever be able to live as a mere mortal again? Find out in this aerodynamic adventure!
SpongeBob sends away for a free toy from the back of a cereal box. He is so excited that he vows to wait by his mailbox, day and night, until his prize arrives. But will his free toy be worth the long wait? Find out in this hilarious original story!
Their voices explode over the airwaves -- with names like Mike and the Mad Dog, the Stinkin' Genius, Hacksaw, and JT the Brick. They broadcast in drive time and downtime, from rush hour to the dead of night. And yet, millions of fans tune in around the clock to hear their favorite larger-than-life radio personalities rant, rave, critique, predict, and mix it up with callers -- the dedicated fans of sports talk radio. Never before has this cloistered world opened its doors to a no-holds-barred, behind-the-scenes, full-access look at itself. Noted journalist (and fan) Alan Eisenstock embarks on a journey through the American sports radio landscape and gives readers a front-row seat -- from breakfast at the kitchen table of Eddie Andelman, Boston's godfather of sports radio, to the WFAN commissary with Mike and the Mad Dog in New York; from the plush home game room of Chicago's hot dog-vendorturned-#1 DJ Mike North to the empty 3 AM studio parking garage with nationally syndicated JT the Brick. Eisenstock goes into the studios, homes, and lives of these and many other of America's hottest and most-listened-to sports talk hosts. Filled with hilarious and entertaining tales of what makes these hosts tick -- as well as the unbelievable stories of how they got where they are today --Sports Talkpaints a picture the fans never see. Eisenstock shows us the blood, sweat, and tears of program directors with their reputations on the line; hosts searching for career security; and station managers who are always eyeing the bottom line. And, of course, there are stories of the rabid, obsessed, and off-the-wall fans. Whether you're a sports fan or a sports talk junkie, you'll be hooked from the first page.
A textbook on music.
This textbook offers a wealth of songs, listening selections, movement, instrumental parts, and other activities.
The text contains Music for Everyone, Musical Messages, Musical Journeys, Happy Go Lucky! A Time to Dream, A Time to Sing, One Musical Planet, Musical Discoveries, etc.
The Spotlight on Music Texas Edition contains Spotlight on Concepts, Spotlight on Music Reading, Spotlight on Performance and Spotlight on Celebrations.
This textbook on music includes Spotlights on Concepts, Music Reading, Performance and Celebration.
Seth has found the person he wants to be and he's grown confident about most things -- except one, Summer. He can't forget her and so far she can't forgive him. Ryan has returned to Newport after learning that you can't force a family into existence, but he's also realized that he's got a family now--the Cohens. Now if he can just make things right with Marissa, he can focus on his new life. It's a period of change. Nothing is certain. Everything is up for grabs.
The Stage and the School offers more of what you've always loved about the nation's most comprehensive high school drama program. More hands-on exercises. More teacher support. More discussion of the conventions of the theatre. More opportunities to creative expression through performance. More connections to the other arts. With all the hands-on exercises and application activities, scenes and monologues, chapter openers and reviews, students are provided with every opportunity for success.
The Stage and the School provides students and teachers with the tools needed to build key theater arts skills. Students receive instruction in classic training exercises, production techniques, and theater conventions. Skills are developed through lessons that help students draw on their personal experiences and build historical and cultural background knowledge.
A complete examination of the stage manager's job, explaining the manager's involvement with all aspects of theater work including interfacing with the playwright, director, producer and designer.
The stage manager is the renaissance man of the theater. He or she must have a working knowledge of how the various technical aspects of the theater work (scenery, props, costumes, lights and sound), be part director, part playwright, part designer and part producer, and be prepared to act as confidant, counselor and confessor to everyone else in the company. This book addresses all of these considerations in detail and offers the reader-professional or amateur, veteran or beginner-helpful guidance and practical advice, supported by many forms and examples to illustrate the points covered in the text. The three phrases of mounting and performing a show are covered. Part I takes the reader through the pre-production phase-research, the script, planning and organization, and auditions. Part II covers the rehearsal process-rehearsal rules, blocking, cues, prompting, information distribution, technical and dress rehearsals. Part III discusses the performance phase-calling the show, maintaining the director's work, working with understudies and replacements, and more. Part IV provides insights into the organizational structure or some theaters and aspects of human behavior in those organizations. Many stage managers of long-running commercial productions believe that-once the show is up and running-only ten percent of their work is related to everything covered in Parts I, II and III. The other ninety percent is associated with issues in Part IV; i.e. "managing" human behavior and maintaining working relationships.
Scholars of drama, philosophy, and literature apply insights from current philosophical theories to performance theory. Writing for non-specialists in the philosophy of performance, they consider such topics as critical realism and performance strategies, the ontology of presence reconsidered, and the Black arts movement and logo-centrism. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)
From auditions and rehearsals to publicity, this guide leads even inexperienced directors, producers, choreographers and actors through the complicated and sometimes fearsome task of staking Shakespeare. Comprehensive information is presented in a browsable format including historical background of the Elizabeth period, descriptions of major plays, a glossary of terms, suggestions for modern interpretations, step-by-step instruction for choreographing fight scenes, and a full treatment of Romeo & Juliet
Wynette, the queen of country western music, tells the inspiring life story of her ascent from rags to riches.
An overview of Konstantin Stanislavski and his instruction of his acting method, now known among actors simply as "the method."
For anyone who's ever walked out of a movie and said, "That guy was all wrong for the part," comes this first-of-its-kind look at how actors are chosen and careers are born. Two of the top casting directors in the business, who recently cast the much-lauded choice of Daniel Craig as the new James Bond, offer an insider's tour of their crucial craft--spotting stars in the making. Janet and Jane share the fascinating, funny stories of discovering and casting then-unknown stars such as Julia Roberts, Tom Cruise, Leonardo DiCaprio, John Cusack, Matt Damon, Jennifer Connelly, Virginia Madsen, Joaquin Phoenix, Meg Ryan, Benicio Del Toro, and the Harry Potter kids. Taking us from the first casting call through head shots, auditions, meetings, and desperate searches to fill a part, they give us the kind of behind-the-scenes access to the machinery of star-making that captivates movie fans and aspiring actors alike.
Meg Pryor can't wait for spring break. She's been so busy with school and Bandstand that she hasn't had any alone time in ages... alone time with Drew, that is. The two of them plan to spend as much time together as possible over vacation. And Meg has just about worked out a scheme to get away with spending a whole night with Drew, but her plans are completely derailed. Bandstand is doing a road show in Los Angeles and all of the regular dancers have been invited to perform. Roxanne is so excited about the trip, she can hardly contain herself. Just thinking about Hollywood -- the movie stars and the cute surfers, the Sunset Strip and the Walk of Fame -- makes her dizzy with anticipation. So when Meg announces that she'd rather spend the week with Drew than go to L.A., Roxanne is shocked that she would even consider passing up this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for a guy. But when Meg realizes she's not the only girl in Drew's life, she comes to her senses and... California, here she comes!
Mac, Emily, Coco and Becks are so over BAMS-- which means their focus has turned to hitting the Big Time. Emily's on the set of her first movie, starring opposite longtime crush Davey Woodward, while Mac's busy launching Coco's new Aguilera-inspired debut and Becks's Quicksilver modeling career. Superstardom, here they come!
In the future, a heroic captain and his crew explore the Galaxy in a really fast spacecraft. The crew's standing orders are: "... to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before." Simple, straightforward -- that's Star Trek. So what's all the fuss? Why do news crews always seem to find someone, somewhere dressed up in a Star Trek costume? What could be so interesting to so many people? Star Trek 101 is the answer. You'll learn just a little about the heroes (Captain Kirk believes that man wasn't meant to live in paradise), the villains (Klingons have a thirst for conquest), and the important aliens (Vulcans live their lives by logic). In the handy recaps for all things Star Trek, you'll discover that the television shows and movies run the gamut from action-adventure to comedy. Just want to sample? The ten essential episodes are offered for your consideration. Star Trek 101 is a quick primer of the television shows and movies that carry the Star Trek name.
I am a nine-year-old slave on the planet of Tatooine. I am owned by a creature named Watto. There's no way to escape. Then one day a Jedi appears. He says I am to be a Jedi, too. But first I must prove myself. First I must survive. My name is Anakin Skywalker. This is my story.
Much-loved YA author Patricia Wrede retells the storyline of Episode I, The Phantom Menace from opening shot to final scene. Since much of the action in Phantom Menace centers on 14-year-old Queen Amidala and 9-year-old Jedi-to-be Anakin Skywalker, Wrede takes the opportunity to focus on the thoughts and struggles of these two scrappy youngsters. And young Star Wars fans will appreciate that Wrede's adaptation is faithful to the screenplay--the events and dialogue mesh seamlessly with memories from the movie, only complementing the action with added details and inner dialogue. Includes an inset section with 28 color stills from the movie.
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