Performing Arts

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MEL GORDON'S CABARETS OF DEATH: DEATH, DANCE AND DINING IN EARLY 20TH CENTURY PARIS

Written by Gordon, Mel
Three idiosyncratically macabre cabaret-restaurants in Monmartre, each with its own grotesque portrayal of the afterworlds of Hell, Heaven, and Nothingness.From 1892 until 1954, three cabaret-restaurants in the Montmartre district of Paris captivated tourists with their grotesque portrayals of death in the afterworlds of Hell, Heaven, and Nothingness.
December 15, 2020 | Paperback | Strange Attractor Press | 200 Pages |
$24.95
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TELL IT TO THE STONES: ENCOUNTERS WITH THE FILMS OF DANI?LE HUILLET AND JEAN-MARIE STRAUB

Written by Hering, Tobias
Artists, scholars, filmmakers, and writers revisit the films of Danièle Huillet and Jean-Marie Straub.Jean-Marie Straub (b. 1933) and Danièle Huillet (1936-2006) met in Paris in 1954.
November 3, 2020 | Paperback | Sternberg Press | 304 Pages |
$25.00
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WOODY GUTHRIE: AN INTIMATE LIFE

Written by Stadler, Gustavus
Dismantles the Woody Guthrie we have been taught--the rough-and-ready rambling man--to reveal an artist who discovered how intimacy is crucial for political struggle Woody Guthrie is often mythologized as the quintessential American "ramblin' man," a real-life Steinbeckian folk hero who fought for working-class interests and mentored Bob Dylan.
October 6, 2020 | Hardcover | Beacon Press | 240 Pages |
$28.95
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DANCE WE DO: A POET EXPLORES BLACK DANCE

Written by Shange, Ntozake
In her first posthumous work, the revered poet crafts a personal history of Black dance and captures the careers of legendary dancers along with her own rhythmic beginnings. Many learned of Ntozake Shange's ability to blend movement with words when her acclaimed choreopoem for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf made its way to Broadway in 1976, eve
October 13, 2020 | Hardcover | Beacon Press | 152 Pages |
$19.95
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ART OF JAZZ: A VISUAL HISTORY

Written by Shipton, Alyn
The Art of Jazz explores how the expressionism and spontaneity of jazz spilled onto its album art, posters, and promotional photography, and even inspired standalone works of fine art. Everyone knows jazz is on the cutting edge of music, but how much do you know about its influence in the visual arts?
October 20, 2020 | Hardcover | Imagine | 256 Pages |
$35.00
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NOEL COWARD ON (AND IN) THEATRE

Written by Coward, Noel
From "the master" of sophisticated, daring comedy; actor, playwright, songwriter, composer, director, whose light, sharp wit shaped, seduced, (at times) shocked, and enchanted the English and American stage for half a century--his thoughts, lyrics, essays, commentary, asides on everything having to do with the theatre and his dazzling life in it. The book Noel Coward wanted, promised, t
November 3, 2020 | Hardcover | Knopf Publishing Group | 496 Pages |
$40.00
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NOLAN VARIATIONS: THE MOVIES, MYSTERIES, AND MARVELS OF CHRISTOPHER NOLAN

Written by Shone, Tom
An in-depth look at, and written in collaboration with, the man considered to be the most profound, and commercially successful director at work today--a franchise unto himself--whose deeply personal million-dollar blockbuster movies (The Dark Knight (2008), Inception (2010), Dunkirk (2017) among them) have earned more than $4.7 billion worldwide: his work, his influences,
October 20, 2020 | Hardcover | Knopf Publishing Group | 416 Pages |
$40.00
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SHAKESPEARE MOTLEY: AN ILLUSTRATED COMPENDIUM

Written by The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust
A Shakespeare Motley is a delightful cabinet of Shakespearean curiosities, arranged in alphabetical order, that will inform, enthuse, intrigue, and amuse anyone who wants to know more about the life and work of the world's best-known author.
September 1, 2020 | Hardcover | Thames & Hudson | 160 Pages |
$19.95
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MARY ASTOR'S PURPLE DIARY: THE GREAT AMERICAN SEX SCANDAL OF 1936

Written by Sorel, Edward
In 1965, a young, up-and-coming illustrator by the name of Edward Sorel tore away layer after layer of linoleum from the floor of his $97-a-month Manhattan apartment until he discovered a hidden treasure: issues of the New York Daily News and Daily Mirror from 1936, each ablaze with a scandalous child custody trial taking place in Hollywood starring the actress Mary Astor--and the
November 17, 2020 | Paperback | Liveright Publishing Corporation | 176 Pages |
$16.95
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WILD THING: THE SHORT, SPELLBINDING LIFE OF JIMI HENDRIX

Written by Norman, Philip
Over fifty years after his death, Jimi Hendrix (1942-1970) is celebrated as the greatest rock guitarist of all time. But before he was setting guitars and the world aflame, James Marshall Hendrix was a shy kid in Seattle, plucking at a broken ukulele and in fear of a father who would hit him for playing left-handed.
September 15, 2020 | Hardcover | Liveright Publishing Corporation | 352 Pages |
$28.95

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