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Mr Showbiz

The Biography of Robert Stigwood

by Stephen Dando-Collins

<p>Born in Port Pirie, South Australia and moving to the UK in the 1950s where he soon established a theatrical agency, at the height of his success, in the 1970s, Robert Stigwood 'Stiggy' was the entertainment industry's most powerful tycoon. ...

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Music and the Exotic from the Renaissance to Mozart

by Ralph P. Locke

<p>During the years 1500–1800, European performing arts reveled in a kaleidoscope of Otherness: Middle-Eastern harem women, fortune-telling Spanish 'Gypsies', Incan priests, Barbary pirates, moresca dancers, and more. In this prequel to his 2009

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Narrative in Performance

by Barbara Sellers-Young & Jade Rosina McCutcheon

<p>A far-reaching and engaging overview of the role of narrative in dance and theatre performance, bringing together chapters written by an international range of scholars and subsequently creating a critical dialogue for approaching this ...

ISBN: 9781352004175

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Narratives in Black British Dance

Embodied Practices

by Adesola Akinleye

<p>This book explores Black British dance from a number of previously-untold perspectives. Bringing together the voices of dance-artists, scholars, teachers and choreographers, it looks at a range of performing arts from dancehall to ballet, ...

ISBN: 9783319703145

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New Indian Nuttahs

Comedy and Cultural Critique in Millennial India

by Kavyta Kay

<p>This book takes a journey into the new and exciting created by a the wave of Indian comedians today, described affectionately here as the New Indian Nuttahs, and looks at what these tell us about identity, “Indianness”, censorship, feminism, ...

ISBN: 9783319978673

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New Media Dramaturgy

Performance, Media and New-Materialism

by Peter Eckersall, Helena Grehan & Edward Scheer

<p>This book illuminates the shift in approaches to the uses of theatre and performance technology in the past twenty-five years and develops an account of new media dramaturgy (NMD), an approach to theatre informed by what the technology itself

ISBN: 9781137556042

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New York City and the Hollywood Musical

Dancing in the Streets

by Martha Shearer

<p>In examining the relationship between the spectacular, iconic and vibrant New York of the musical and the off-screen history and geography of the real city—this book explores how the city shaped the genre and equally how the genre shaped ...

ISBN: 9781137569370

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Nicolas Nabokov

A Life in Freedom and Music

by Vincent Giroud

<p>Composer, cultural diplomat, and man about town, Nicolas Nabokov (1903-78) counted among his intimate friends everyone from Igor Stravinsky to George Kennan. While today he is overshadowed by his more famous cousin Vladimir, Nicolas Nabokov ...

ISBN: 9780199399918

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Nothing Is Impossible

The Real-Life Adventures of a Street Magician

by Dynamo

<p><strong>'<em>I immersed myself in magic. I read every book I could get my hands on and practised and practised, day after day and night after night. Magic became my world...some might say an obsession.</em>'</strong></p> <p>When you're a kid

ISBN: 9781448118489

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Nureyev

by Howard Brown

ISBN: 9780714829661

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Octonauts: The Great Algae Escape And Other Stories

by Various Authors

Join the Octonauts in this first collection of exciting underwater adventures adapted from the popular children’s television series! The Octonauts are a team of quirky and courageous undersea adventurers who are always ready to dive into action.

ISBN: 9781489380531

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On Choreography and Making Dance Theatre

by Mark Bruce

<p>There are many skills one needs to produce a piece of dance. Bruce describes the basic foundation or ingredients of his version of Dance Theatre as: Movement, Drama, Sound and Vision. A choreographer has to study all of them to the best of ...

ISBN: 9781783197781

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On Repetition

Writing, Performance & Art

by Eirini Kartsaki

<p>On Repetition aims to unpack the different uses and functions of repetition within contemporary performance, dance practices, craft and writing. The collection, edited by Eirini Kartsaki, explores repetition in relation to intimacy, laughter,

ISBN: 9781783205790

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One with the Music

Cape Breton Step Dance Tradition and Transmission

by Mats Melin, PhD

Swedish-born traditional dancer and researcher Mats Melin has worked and performed extensively in the Scottish Highlands, the Hebrides, Orkney and Shetland, in their schools and communities promoting Scottish traditional dance. He has also ...

ISBN: 9781772060300

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Original Tricks

by Eddie Joseph

<p>This text contains a comprehensive guide to learning a range of baffling and impressive magic tricks. Complete with detailed instructions and helpful illustrations, this is a text that will greatly appeal to both amateur magicians looking to ...

ISBN: 9781473353077

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Parody, Politics and the Populace in Greek Old Comedy

by Professor Donald Sells

<p>This book argues that Old Comedy's parodic and non-parodic engagement with tragedy, satyr play, and contemporary lyric is geared to enhancing its own status as the preeminent discourse on Athenian art, politics and society. Donald Sells ...

ISBN: 9781350060531

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Paul Zenon Pranks & Tricks

by Paul Zenon

<B>Paul Zenon&#39;s </B>humorous and accessible <B>Pranks and Tricks </B>is a jokey look at 100 of the best ways to use magic and pranks to get one over on your friends and family. Each trick explains in detail what the trick entails, why you ...

ISBN: 9781787391383

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Perfect Sound Whatever

by James Acaster

<p><strong>The brand new memoir from James Acaster: cult comedian, bestselling author of <em>Classic Scrapes</em>, undercover cop, receiver of cabbages.</strong></p> <p>PERFECT SOUND WHATEVER is a love letter to the healing power of music, and ...

ISBN: 9781472260321

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Performance and Civic Engagement

by Ananda Breed & Tim Prentki

<p>This book explores 'civic engagement' as a politically active encounter between institutions, individuals and art practices that addresses the public sphere on a civic level across physical and virtual spaces. Taking a multidisciplinary ...

ISBN: 9783319665177

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Performance and Spectatorship in Edwardian Art Writing

by Sophie Hatchwell

<p>This book explores how Edwardian art writing shaped and narrated embodied, performative forms of aesthetic spectatorship. It argues that we need to expand the range of texts we think of as art writing, and features a diverse array of critical

ISBN: 9783030170240

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