books by Scarecrow Press
The Architecture of Drama: Plot, Character, Theme, Genre and Style
Scarecrow Press, 2008
Many of the world's greatest dramas have sprung not only from the creative impulses of the authors but also from the time-honored principles of structure and design that have forged those impulses into coherent and powerful insights. An understanding of these principles is essential to the craft of creating and interpreting works of drama for the stage or screen. The Architecture of Drama provides an introduction to these principles, with ...
Greenback Dollar: The Incredible Rise of The Kingston Trio
William J. Bush
Scarecrow Press, 2012
How big an act was the Kingston Trio? Big enough that the their first 19 albums not only reached Billboard's Top 100, but 14 of them entered the top 10, with five albums alone hitting the no. 1 spot! At the height of their popularity, the Kingston Trio was arguably the most popular vocal group in the world, having single-handedly ushered in the folk music boom of the late ‘50s and early ‘60s. Their meteoric rise quite literally paved the way ...
Get the Callback: The Art of Auditioning for Musical Theatre
Scarecrow Press, 2009
The easy-to-use handbook Get the Callback: The Art of Auditioning for Musical Theatre offers practical advice on all the facets of auditioning, walking the reader step by step through the audition process, explaining what to expect, how to behave, and how to prepare for a winning audition. It also coaches the actor through the ins and outs of pursuing a career in musical theatre. Through his professional and teaching experience, Jonathan Flom ...
Cynthia Lee Katona
Scarecrow Press, 2005
Katona has compiled a complete handbook for general students and readers of literature. Developed out of a thirty-one year career of teaching Introduction to Literature to community college freshmen, this book aims not just to teach how to read literature, but how to actually enjoy it. Beginning with the state of reading in America, Katona gives eleven good reasons to make reading a regular part of life, and supplies an annotated list of tried ...
No Film in My Camera
Jack R. Lousma
Scarecrow Press, 2000
Why would you purposefully shoot scenes with no film in your camera? To find the answer, you will need to read this memoir, in which internationally-known Director/Cameraman Bill Gibson recounts some of his most exciting assignments of the past six decades. His career as a combat cameraman propelled him through World War II with the Navy, the Korean Conflict with the Air Force, and to Vietnam as a civilian on assignment with the U.S. Marines. ...
Company of Heroes
Jr. Harry Carey
The Scarecrow Press
When Harry Carey, Sr. died in 1947, director John Ford cast Carey's 26-year-old son, Harry, Jr. in the role of The Abilene Kid in 3 Godfathers. Ford and the elder Carey had filmed an earlier version of the story, and Ford dedicated the Technicolor remake to his memory. Company of Heroes is the story of the making of that film, as well as the eight subsequent Ford classics. In it, Harry Carey, Jr. casts a remarkably observant eye on the ...
Scarecrow Press, 1996
Familiar to conductors, orchestra managers, and music librarians, this compact sourcebook provides information necessary to plan orchestral programs and organize rehearsals: instrumentation, duration, and source of performance materials. The new third edition features 4500 compositions that cover the standard repertoire for American orchestras (a 30% increase over the second edition), better intelligibility in individual entries, and a more ...
Jimmie Foxx: The Pride of Sudlersville
Mark R. Millikin
Scarecrow Press, 1998
While major league baseball gained popularity in large American cities at the beginning of the twentieth century, it was still relatively unseen by small town inhabitants who could only read about it in the newspaper or catch an exhibition game as major league teams traveled through the United States. What was popular was 'town baseball,' fierce competitions between local teams to best the other in all aspects of baseball, particularly power ...
Smile When the Raindrops Fall
Scarecrow Press, 1997
At the age of ten, Charley Chase was singing and dancing on the street corners of Baltimore. Charley eventually became a local vaudeville attraction, but Baltimore could not contain the ambitious young man. After a brief, but memorable, stint in New York, Chase finally landed in Los Angeles in 1912. His timely arrival coincided with the birth of the film industry, and Charley Chase became a major force in the shaping of motion picture comedy. A ...
Those Great Cowboy Sidekicks
Scarecrow Press, 1984
Features in-depth profiles of such fondly remembered comic character actors as George 'Gabby' Hayes, Smiley Burnette, Andy Devine, Max Terhune, and Fuzzy Knight--39 sidekicks in all. Rothel interviewed Charles 'Durango Kid' Starrett, Buster Crabbe, Gene Autry, Lash La Rue, Roy Rogers, and many other Western stars, sidekicks, and extras. With over 200 photos; filmographies, bibliography, and index.
Singing with Your Whole Self: The Feldenkrais Method and Voice
Samuel H. Nelson
Scarecrow Press, 2002
Teaches performers to use the Feldenkrais Method to ameliorate problems of tension, muscle strain, and illness in order to obtain optimal vocal performance. Singing with Your Whole Self contains an important and unique feature: modularized Feldenkrais "Awareness through Movement" lessons. These are specifically designed for liberating function in all musicians and in singers in particular. Modularized lessons allow the user to choose between ...
Corresponding with Carlos: A Biography of Carlos Kleiber
Scarecrow Press, 2011
Carlos Kleiber (1930-2004) was the greatest conductor of his generation. His reputation is legendary, and yet astonishingly, in his five decades on the podium, he conducted only 89 concerts, some 600 opera performances, and produced 12 recordings. How did someone who worked so little compared to his peers achieve so much? Between his relatively small output and well-known aversion to publicity, many came to regard Kleiber as reclusive and ...
The UFO Evidence - Volume 2 : A Thirty Year Report
Richard H. Hall
Scarecrow Press, 2001
Patterned after the first volume published in 1964, The UFO Evidence, Volume II is much anticipated by the research community. The book reports 30 years of UFO sightings since 1964 with related data and descriptive features organized by category. Among the topics discussed are the now strongly established patterns of UFO sightings, the growing evidence worldwide that UFOs represent someone's technology, the history of government sponsored UFO ...
Singing in Czech
Scarecrow Press, 2001
A much-needed guide for singers, vocal coaches, voice teachers, collaborative pianists, and opera and choral conductors. Practical and authoritative, Part One of this pioneering book takes the reader systematically through each sound of the Czech language, enhanced by a recording of native Czech opera singers. The formation of each sound is described, and when useful, compared to English, the Romance languages, German, and Russian. Every sound ...
William George Roll
Scarecrow Press, 1976
Ready When You Are, Mr. Coppola, Mr. Spielberg, Mr. Crowe
Scarecrow Press, 1999
Once a year, the world gathers around their television sets and views that glorious tribute the film industy pays to itself. By the end of Oscar night, a handful of emotional writers and directors and stars have blinked back tears as they stared into the spotlight and thanked God, their parents, and even their make-up artist. Few ever think to acknowledge the individual who gasses up the engine of movie-making, partially because the job by ...
A Dictionary for the Modern Flutist (Dictionary for the Modern Musician)
Scarecrow Press, 2009
A Dictionary for the Modern Flutist presents clear and concise definitions of more than 1,500 common flute-related terms that a player of the Boehm-system flute may encounter. Fully illustrated with more than 100 images, the entries contain descriptions of words related to all aspects of the flute: flute types, flute parts, flute repair, playing techniques, acoustics, articulations, intonation, common ornaments, flutemaking, flute history, ...
Pepper Adams' Joy Road: An Annotated Discography (Studies in Jazz)
Scarecrow Press, 2012
Pepper Adams' Joy Road is more than a compendium of sessions and gigs done by the greatest baritone saxophone soloist in history. It's a fascinating overview of Adams' life and times, thanks to colorful interview vignettes, drawn from the author's unpublished conversations with Adams and other musicians. These candid observations from jazz greats about Adams and his colleagues reveal previously unknown, behind-the-scenes drama about legendary ...
The Disney Song Encyclopedia
Mark A. Robinson
Scarecrow Press, 2009
Songs written for Disney productions over the decades have become a potent part of American popular culture. Since most Americans first discovered these songs in their youth, they hold a special place in one's consciousness. The Disney Song Encyclopedia describes and discusses hundreds of famous and not-so-famous songs from Disney films, television, Broadway, and theme parks from the 1930s to the present day. Over 900 songs are given ...
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