Funny Faces: Easter Parade

Funny Faces: Easter Parade

Bunnies, daisies, chocolate eggs, and chicks are all ready to celebrate Easter.

The World of Musicals: An Encyclopedia of Stage, Screen, and Song [2 volumes]

The World of Musicals: An Encyclopedia of Stage, Screen, and Song [2 volumes]

This wide-ranging, two-volume encyclopedia of musicals old and new will captivate young fans—and prove invaluable to those contemplating staging a musical production. • Offers 700 alphabetically arranged entries related to musicals in theatre, film, and television • Spans the history of musical theatre from Gilbert and Sullivan operettas in the late 1800s to the present • Concentrates on musicals that are historically important and/or of mainstream interest, as well as those that might be examined in a high school music, music history, or theatre class • Features a teacher-friendly guide to the most popular musicals performed by high schools, discussing casting/characters, costume needs, notes on the difficulty of the music, and more • Includes a selected bibliography, discography, and videography as well as a chronology capturing key events in the history of the musical

Video Acquisitions and Cataloging

A Handbook

Video Acquisitions and Cataloging

Tells librarians how to acquire and catalog videocassettes in today's electronic, on-line cataloging world.

The Easter Parade

A Novel

The Easter Parade

In The Easter Parade, first published in 1976, we meet sisters Sarah and Emily Grimes when they are still the children of divorced parents. We observe the sisters over four decades, watching them grow into two very different women. Sarah is stable and stalwart, settling into an unhappy marriage. Emily is precocious and independent, struggling with one unsatisfactory love affair after another. Richard Yates's classic novel is about how both women struggle to overcome their tarnished family's past, and how both finally reach for some semblance of renewal.

American Icons

American Icons


Irving Berlin

New York Genius

Irving Berlin

From the prizewinning Jewish Lives series, a fast†‘moving, musically astute portrait of arguably the greatest composer of American popular music Irving Berlin (1888–1989) has been called—by George Gershwin, among others—the greatest songwriter of the golden age of the American popular song. “Berlin has no place in American music,” legendary composer Jerome Kern wrote; “he is American music.” In a career that spanned an astonishing nine decades, Berlin wrote some fifteen hundred tunes, including “Alexander’s Ragtime Band,” “God Bless America,” and “White Christmas.” From ragtime to the rock era, Berlin’s work has endured in the very fiber of American national identity. Exploring the interplay of Berlin’s life with the life of New York City, noted biographer James Kaplan offers a visceral narrative of Berlin as self†‘made man and witty, wily, tough Jewish immigrant. This fast†‘paced, musically opinionated biography uncovers Berlin’s unique brilliance as a composer of music and lyrics. Masterfully written and psychologically penetrating, Kaplan’s book underscores Berlin’s continued relevance in American popular culture. About Jewish Lives: Jewish Lives is a prizewinning series of interpretative biography designed to explore the many facets of Jewish identity. Individual volumes illuminate the imprint of Jewish figures upon literature, religion, philosophy, politics, cultural and economic life, and the arts and sciences. Subjects are paired with authors to elicit lively, deeply informed books that explore the range and depth of the Jewish experience from antiquity to the present. In 2014, the Jewish Book Council named Jewish Lives the winner of its Jewish Book of the Year Award, the first series ever to receive this award. More praise for Jewish Lives: “Excellent.” – New York times “Exemplary.” – Wall St. Journal “Distinguished.” – New Yorker “Superb.” – The Guardian

Encyclopaedia of the Musical Theatre

Encyclopaedia of the Musical Theatre

"Drawing equally from Viennese operetta, Parisian cabaret, vaudeville, and Tin Pan Alley, the American musical theatre has thrived in an unprecedented variety of forms and styles as our truest hybrid a"

International Encyclopedia of Dance

A Project of Dance Perspectives Foundation, Inc

International Encyclopedia of Dance

Contains alphabetically arranged entries that provide information about various aspects of dance around the world, covering ritual, social and theatrical dance forms, and including articles about history, techniques, music, costume, dance films and writing, and major dance personalities.

Astaire Dancing

The Musical Films

Astaire Dancing