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  • Hollywood Songsters

    Singers Who Act and Actors Who Sing: A Biographical Dictionary

    By James Parish, Michael Pitts

    For fans of musicals, singing, Hollywood history, and the lives of stars, no other work equals this new three-volume reference to the on- and off-camera careers of more than 100 performers who made major contributions to the American screen musical. From June Allyson to Mae West, Hollwood Songsters…

    Paperback – 2015-12-31 

  • Women, Music, Culture

    An Introduction, 2nd Edition

    By Julie C. Dunbar

    Women, Music, Culture: An Introduction, Second Edition is the first undergraduate textbook on the history and contribution of women in a variety of musical genres and professions, ideal for students in courses in both music and women's studies. A compelling narrative, accompanied by&…

    Paperback – 2015-12-15 

  • Queerness in Pop Music

    Aesthetics, Gender Norms, and Temporality

    By Stan Hawkins

    This book investigates the phenomenon of queering in popular music and video, interpreting the music of numerous pop artists, styles, and idioms. The focus falls on artists, such as Lady Gaga, Madonna, Boy George, Diana Ross, Rufus Wainwright, David Bowie, Azealia Banks, Zebra Katz, Freddie Mercury…

    Hardback – 2015-12-10 
    Routledge Studies in Popular Music

  • Giving Voice to Democracy in Music Education

    Diversity and Social Justice in the Classroom

    Edited by Lisa C. DeLorenzo

    This book examines how music education presents opportunities to shape democratic awareness through political, pedagogical, and humanistic perspectives. Focusing on democracy as a vital dimension in teaching music, the essays in this volume have particular relevance to teaching music as…

    Hardback – 2015-11-17 
    Routledge Studies in Music Education

  • Acting in Musical Theatre

    A Comprehensive Course, 2nd Edition

    By Joe Deer, Rocco Dal Vera

    Acting in Musical Theatre remains the only complete course in approaching a role in a musical. It covers fundamental skills for novice actors, practical insights for professionals, and even tips to help veteran musical performers refine their craft. Updates in this expanded and revised second…

    Paperback – 2015-10-29 

  • Sound and Music for the Theatre

    The Art & Technique of Design, 4th Edition

    By Deena Kaye, James LeBrecht

    Covering every phase of a theatrical production, this fourth edition of Sound and Music for the Theatre traces the process of sound design from initial concept through implementation in actual performances. The book discusses the early evolution of sound design and how it supports the play, from…

    Paperback – 2015-10-05
    Focal Press

  • Unfolding the Unconscious Psyche

    Pathways to the Arts

    By Edward Applebaum

    Unfolding the Unconscious Psyche is a study of the creative arts and depth psychology, and the threads that run between the two. Edward Applebaum begins with works of art, in media including painting, music, literature and film, and pursues aspects of each towards an understanding of the…

    Paperback – 2015-08-17

  • Sonatas, Screams, and Silence

    Music and Sound in the Films of Ingmar Bergman

    By Alexis Luko

    Sonatas, Screams, and Silence: Music and Sound in the Films of Ingmar Bergman is the first musical examination of Bergman’s style as an auteur filmmaker. It provides a comprehensive examination of all three aspects (music, sound effects, and voice) of Bergman’s signature soundtrack-style. Through…

    Paperback – 2015-08-11

  • Walt Whitman and Modern Music

    War, Desire, and the Trials of Nationhood

    Edited by Lawrence Kramer

    Walt Whitman's poetry, especially his Civil War poetry, attracted settings by a wide variety of modern composers in both English- and German-speaking countries. The essays in this volume trace the transformation of Whitman's nineteenth-century texts into vehicles for confronting twentieth-century…

    Paperback – 2015-08-07

  • Philosophy of Song and Singing

    An Introduction

    By Jeanette Bicknell

    In Philosophy of Song and Singing: An Introduction, Jeanette Bicknell explores key aesthetic, ethical, and other philosophical questions that have not yet been thoroughly researched by philosophers, musicologists, or scientists. Issues addressed include: The relationship between the meaning of a…

    Paperback – 2015-07-10

  • Opera in a Multicultural World

    Coloniality, Culture, Performance

    Edited by Mary Ingraham, Joseph So, Roy Moodley

    Through historical and contemporary examples, this book critically explores the relevance and expressions of multicultural representation in western European operatic genres in the modern world. It reveals their approaches to reflecting identity, transmitting meaning, and inspiring creation, as…

    Hardback – 2015-07-08
    Routledge Research in Music

  • Tin Pan Alley

    An Encyclopedia of the Golden Age of American Song

    By David A. Jasen

    For nearly a century, New York's famous "Tin Pan Alley" was the center of popular music publishing in this country--it was where songwriting became a profession, and where songs were made-to-order for the biggest stars. Covering the full history of Tin Pan Alley, from its humble beginnings in the…

    Paperback – 2015-06-29

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