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Dance History: An IntroductionOriginally published in 1983 the first edition rapidly established itself as a core student text. Now fully revised and up-dated it remains the only book to address the rationale, process, techniques and methodologies specific to the study of dance history. For the main body of the text which covers historical studies of dance in its traditional and performance contexts, the editors have brought together a team of internationally known dance historians. Roger Copeland and Deborah Jowitt each tak…

What's That Sound?: An Introduction to Rock and Its History (Fourth Edition)The music―front and center. The leading text in the market, What’s That Sound? strengthens students’ listening skills and deepens their understanding of rock, first and foremost, as music. New listening guides and author videos reinforce this classic strength, while also providing additional historical and cultural context that allows students to make connections between the music and the times….

What's That Sound?: An Introduction to Rock and Its History (Third Edition)The music―front and center. The number 1 text in the market, What’s That Sound? treats rock as music first and foremost. New co-author Andy Flory has built on the classic strengths of the book to deliver this Third Edition, which includes revamped in-text listening guides, a four-color design, a new introductory chapter, updated material on music in the twenty-first century, and new and revised in-text features designed to help students become better listeners….

Music: A Very Short IntroductionWhat is music? How is it constructed? How is it consumed? Why do you enjoy it at all? In Music: A Very Short plays Introduction, Nicholas Cook invites us to really think about music and the role it plays in our lives and our ears. Drawing on a number of accessible examples, the author prompts us to call on our own musical experiences in order to think more critically about the roles of the performers and the listener, about music as a commodity and an experience, what it means to understand…

The Blues: A Very Short IntroductionPraised as “suave, soulful, ebullient” (Tom Waits) and “a meticulous researcher, a graceful writer, and a committed contrarian” (New York Times Book Review), Elijah Wald is one of the leading popular music critics of his generation. In The Blues, Wald surveys a genre at the heart of American culture. It is not an easy thing to pin down. As Howlin’ Wolf once described it, “When you ain’t got no money and can’t pay your house rent and can’t buy you no food, you’ve damn sure got the blues.”…

Introduction to Theatre Arts Teacher's Guide: A 36-Week Action HandbookInstructors will have the advantage of having the entire student handbook in their teacher’s guide plus much more! Besides Notes to the Teacher for each of the ten sections listed below, there’s almost a hundred extra pages just for the teacher, including teaching tools, evaluation tools, and production tools. These pages are loaded with reproducible handouts and forms. Most importantly, an entire section is dedicated to reproducible tests and major projects. A student-friendly, teacher-friendly…

Twentieth-Century Music: A History of Musical Style in Modern Europe and America (Norton Introduction to Music History)Twentieth Century Music is the third volume to appear in this series. Morgan divides his text into three chronological sections. Beginning with such giants as Mahler, Richard Strauss and Debussy, he discusses national movements, as represented by Charles Ives and Ralph Vaughan Williams; philosophical movements as various as the Schoenberg/Berg/Webern alliance or “les six”; and the giants who were “sui generis”, such as Bartok and Stravinsky. The “isms” such as serialism, minimalism, indeterminis…

Classics: A Very Short IntroductionWe are all classicists–we come into touch with the classics on a daily basis: in our culture, politics, medicine, architecture, language, and literature. What are the true roots of these influences, however, and how do our interpretations of these aspects of the classics differ from their original reality? This introduction to the classics begins with a visit to the British Museum to view the frieze which once decorated the Apollo Temple a Bassae. Through these sculptures John Henderson and Mar…

Anthology of Twentieth-Century Music (Norton Introduction to Music History)Designed to accompany and supplement the author’s survey, Twentieth-Century Music: A History of Musical Style in Modern Europe and America, this selection of 29 works or groups of works by 24 composers covers a time span from 1903 to 1983. Since the music is characterized principally by its diversity – by the different schools and movements moving forward simultaneously – it poses special problems for those lacking extensive analytical experience. Therefore, Morgan has included, for each selecti…

Theatre Histories: An IntroductionThis new edition of  the innovative and  widely acclaimed Theatre Histories: An Introduction offers overviews of theatre and drama in many world cultures and periods together with case studies demonstrating the methods and interpretive approaches used by today’s theatre historians. Completely revised and renewed in color, enhancements and new material include: a full-color text design with added timelines to each opening section a wealth of new color illustrations to help convey the …