The Making of Cabaret

The Making of Cabaret
Author: Keith Garebian
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2011-04-20
ISBN 10: 9780199831296
ISBN 13: 0199831297
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Making of Cabaret Book Review:

A handy and engaging chronicle, this book is the most detailed production history to date of the original Broadway version of Cabaret, showing how the show evolved from Christopher Isherwood's Berlin stories, into John van Druten's stage play, a British film adaptation, and then the Broadway musical, conceived and directed by Harold Prince as an early concept musical. With nearly 40 illustrations, full cast credits, and a bibliography, The Making of Cabaret will appeal to musical theatre aficionados, theatre specialists, and students and performers of musical theatre.

Cabaret Mechanical Movement

Cabaret Mechanical Movement
Author: Aidan Lawrence Onn,Gary Alexander
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 124
Release: 1998
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105122184224
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cabaret Mechanical Movement Book Review:

Making Automata is hard. Making other sorts of three dimensional objects can also be hard, but he extra dimension of movement seems to add a disproportionate amount of difficulty. For most people, especially those untrained in engineering skills, getting to the point where making making mechanical devices is easy, can be a long and frustrating task. Then again, there are many people who have a sound understanding of engineering but can't even draw a horse. These things can be learnt. This book does not teach you to draw a horse, but it removes the mystery that surrounds the world of mechanisms and the business of making things move. Cabaret Mechanical Movement contains a lot of theory but it is also packed with practical tips and ideas for making your own automata, moving toys, or mechanical sculpture.

Master of Ceremonies

Master of Ceremonies
Author: Joel Grey
Publsiher: Flatiron Books
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2016-02-16
ISBN 10: 1250057248
ISBN 13: 9781250057242
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Master of Ceremonies Book Review:

Joel Grey, the Tony and Academy Award-winning Master of Ceremonies in Cabaret finally tells his remarkable life story. Born Joel David Katz to a wild and wooly Jewish American family in Cleveland, Ohio in 1932, Joel began his life in the theater at the age of 9, starting in children’s theater and then moving to the main stage. He was hooked, and his seven decades long career charts the evolution of American entertainment - from Vaudeville performances with his father, Mickey Katz to the seedy gangster filled nightclubs of the forties, the bright lights of Broadway and dizzying glamour of Hollywood, to juggernaut musicals like Cabaret, Chicago, and Wicked. Master of Ceremonies is a memoir of a life lived in and out of the limelight, but it is also the story of the man behind the stage makeup. Coming of age in a time when being yourself tended to be not only difficult but also dangerous, Joel has to act both on and off the stage. He spends his high school years sleeping with the girls-next-door while carrying on a scandalous affair with an older man. Romances with to-die-for Vegas Showgirls are balanced with late night liaisons with like-minded guys, until finally Joel falls in love and marries a talented and beautiful woman, starts a family, and has a pretty much picture perfect life. But 24 years later when the marriage dissolves, Joel has to once again find his place in a world that has radically changed. Drawing back the curtain on a career filled with show-stopping numbers, larger-than-life stars and even singing in the shower with Bjork, Master of Ceremonies is also a portrait of an artist coming to terms with his evolving identity. When an actor plays a character, he has to find out what makes them who they are; their needs, dreams, and fears. It’s a difficult thing to do, but sometimes the hardest role in an actor’s life is that of himself. Deftly capturing the joy of performing as well as the pain and secrets of an era we have only just started to leave behind, Joel’s story is one of love, loss, hard-won honesty, redemption, and success.

I Am a Camera

I Am a Camera
Author: John Van Druten
Publsiher: Dramatists Play Service Inc
Total Pages: 90
Release: 1955
ISBN 10: 9780822205456
ISBN 13: 0822205459
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

I Am a Camera Book Review:

THE STORY: In the words of the Herald-Tribune, the play looks at life in a tawdry Berlin rooming house of 1930 with a stringently photographic eye. For the most part, it concerns itself with the mercurial and irresponsible moods of a girl called S

Berlin Cabaret

Berlin Cabaret
Author: Peter JELAVICH
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2009-06-30
ISBN 10: 0674039130
ISBN 13: 9780674039131
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Divine Decadence

Divine Decadence
Author: Linda Mizejewski
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 274
Release: 2014-07-14
ISBN 10: 1400863007
ISBN 13: 9781400863006
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Divine Decadence Book Review:

As femme fatale, cabaret siren, and icon of Camp, the Christopher Isherwood character Sally Bowles has become this century's darling of "divine decadence"--a measure of how much we are attracted by the fiction of the "shocking" British/American vamp in Weimar Berlin. Originally a character in a short story by Isherwood, published in 1939, "Sally" has appeared over the years in John Van Druten's stage play I Am a Camera, Henry Cornelius's film of the same name, and Joe Masteroff's stage musical and Bob Fosse's Academy Award-winning musical film, both entitled Cabaret. Linda Mizejewski shows how each successive repetition of the tale of the showgirl and the male writer/scholar has linked the young man's fascination with Sally more closely to the fascination of fascism. In every version, political difference is read as sexual difference, fascism is disavowed as secretly female or homosexual, and the hero eventually renounces both Sally and the corruption of the coming regime. Mizejewski argues, however, that the historical and political aspects of this story are too specific--and too frightening--to explain in purely psychoanalytic terms. Instead, Divine Decadence examines how each text engages particular cultural issues and anxieties of its era, from postwar "Momism" to the Vietnam War. Sally Bowles as the symbol of "wild Weimar" or Nazi eroticism represents "history" from within the grid of many other controversial discourses, including changing theories of fascism, the story of Camp, vicissitudes of male homosexual representations and discourses, and the relationships of these issues to images of female sexuality. To Mizejewski, the Sally Bowles adaptations end up duplicating the fascist politics they strain to condemn, reproducing the homophobia, misogyny, fascination for spectacle, and emphasis of sexual difference that characterized German fascism. Originally published in 1992. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

The Scene of Harlem Cabaret

The Scene of Harlem Cabaret
Author: Shane Vogel
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 257
Release: 2009-04-01
ISBN 10: 0226862526
ISBN 13: 9780226862521
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Scene of Harlem Cabaret Book Review:

Harlem's nightclubs in the 1920s and '30s were a crucible for testing society's racial and sexual limits. Combining performance theory, historical research, and biographical study, this title explores the role of nightlife performance as a definitive touchstone for understanding the racial and sexual politics of the early 20th century.

Cabaret

Cabaret
Author: Stephen Tropiano
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 136
Release: 2011-02-01
ISBN 10: 0879104228
ISBN 13: 9780879104221
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cabaret Book Review:

MUSIC ON FILM: CABARET

The Cabaret of Plants Forty Thousand Years of Plant Life and the Human Imagination

The Cabaret of Plants  Forty Thousand Years of Plant Life and the Human Imagination
Author: Richard Mabey
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2016-01-11
ISBN 10: 0393248771
ISBN 13: 9780393248777
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cabaret of Plants Forty Thousand Years of Plant Life and the Human Imagination Book Review:

"Highly entertaining…Mabey gets us to look at life from the plants’ point of view." —Constance Casey, New York Times The Cabaret of Plants is a masterful, globe-trotting exploration of the relationship between humans and the kingdom of plants by the renowned naturalist Richard Mabey. A rich, sweeping, and wonderfully readable work of botanical history, The Cabaret of Plants explores dozens of plant species that for millennia have challenged our imaginations, awoken our wonder, and upturned our ideas about history, science, beauty, and belief. Going back to the beginnings of human history, Mabey shows how flowers, trees, and plants have been central to human experience not just as sources of food and medicine but as objects of worship, actors in creation myths, and symbols of war and peace, life and death. Writing in a celebrated style that the Economist calls “delightful and casually learned,” Mabey takes readers from the Himalayas to Madagascar to the Amazon to our own backyards. He ranges through the work of writers, artists, and scientists such as da Vinci, Keats, Darwin, and van Gogh and across nearly 40,000 years of human history: Ice Age images of plant life in ancient cave art and the earliest representations of the Garden of Eden; Newton’s apple and gravity, Priestley’s sprig of mint and photosynthesis, and Wordsworth’s daffodils; the history of cultivated plants such as maize, ginseng, and cotton; and the ways the sturdy oak became the symbol of British nationhood and the giant sequoia came to epitomize the spirit of America. Complemented by dozens of full-color illustrations, The Cabaret of Plants is the magnum opus of a great naturalist and an extraordinary exploration of the deeply interwined history of humans and the natural world.

So You Want to Sing Cabaret

So You Want to Sing Cabaret
Author: David Sabella,Sue Matsuki
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2020
ISBN 10: 153812405X
ISBN 13: 9781538124055
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

So You Want to Sing Cabaret Book Review:

So You Want to Sing Cabaret is the first book to examine, in detail, the unique vocal and non-vocal requirements for this genre of music. Sabella and Matsuki provide teachers and singers with never before documented industry knowledge and the experience of venerated professionals and stars of cabaret.--Lori McCann, Monctlair State University, NATS-NYC Board and past president

The Rebel Caf

The Rebel Caf
Author: Stephen R. Duncan
Publsiher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2018-11-01
ISBN 10: 1421426331
ISBN 13: 9781421426334
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Rebel Caf Book Review:

Ultimately, the book provides a deeper view of 1950s America, not simply as the black-and-white precursor to the Technicolor flamboyance of the sixties but as a rich period of artistic expression and identity formation that blended cultural production and politics.

Cabaret Secrets

Cabaret Secrets
Author: Gary Williams
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2013-04-23
ISBN 10: 9780957610422
ISBN 13: 0957610424
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cabaret Secrets Book Review:

Star of the West End's 'Rat Pack' and cabaret stalwart, Gary Williams, shares the secrets of his success in Cabaret Secrets - a practical guide with everything you need to create your own show, travel the world and get paid to do what you love. Written for singers who want to create their own cabaret show, or improve the one they already have, Cabaret Secrets covers everything from finding a theme, scripting a show and running a rehearsal. There's lots of practical advice on how to find an agent, promoting your show and ordering musical arrangements. Gary enlisted the help of cabaret stars like Steve Ross, Barbara Dickson and Jeff Harnar who agreed to share their own secrets in the book. He spoke to booking agents, cruise lines, West End musical directors, Hollywood makeup artistes, Broadway singers, lighting designers, sound engineers and celebrity vocal coaches. The book's received high praise from industry insiders, including cabaret doyen Michael Feinstein who said, "The wisdom and knowledge contained in Gary's book is so valuable that I wish I'd had it when I was starting out as an entertainer! It's a marvellous achievement and could be your secret weapon." Author, David Ackert, said the book is a "career GPS for cabaret performers," and Ruth Leons, Artistic Director for London's Crazy Coqs described it as, "The best guide ever written for the aspiring cabaret singer. Gary Williams' generous sharing of his own secrets provides so much valuable information that it deserves to be read by anyone wanting a career in cabaret." Seven Ways Cabaret Secrets Will Benefit You: Amazing advice from the best in the business. Learn from cabaret stars like Michael Feinstein, Steve Ross, Marta Sanders and Marlena Shaw. They spill the beans on inside information like how they decide which songs to sing, how they script their shows and the lessons they've learned. Practical advice you can use. Cabaret Secrets is packed with sensible, practical advice. You'll learn what you need to know about writing a lighting cue sheet, making a PA specification and how to choose a recording studio. There are even tips on what to pack for a cruise ship gig! Get the applause you deserve. Cabaret Secrets takes you through every step of creating a show that people will want to see. Don't waste hours going around in circles. Just follow this guide and learn everything you need to know. It's like your own cabaret toolbox. It's your direct line to the decision makers. It can almost impossible to get a booker for a major venue on the phone but Cabaret Secrets includes answers from bookers to important questions like, "Exactly what does an artiste need to do to get work with you?," "How can I make sure you'll watch my showreel," "What kind of acts are cruise lines lining up to book?" Make a special connection. The key to cabaret is making a special personal connection with every member of your audience. Cabaret Secrets explains how. Save years of effort. We never stop learning but there are shortcuts. There's days there are few no cabaret schools and few places to go to for help. Don't learn from years of expensive mistakes. Cabaret Secrets gives you a fast track to success. Save money. In Cabaret Secrets you're getting advice worth 1000s. That's a fact. These tips could help you save 1000s on bad musical arrangements, 1000s on wasted publicity and 1000s recording CDs that sounded terrible. It is truly amazing value for money."

The Invention of Hugo Cabret

The Invention of Hugo Cabret
Author: Brian Selznick
Publsiher: Scholastic
Total Pages: 534
Release: 2015-09-03
ISBN 10: 1407166573
ISBN 13: 9781407166575
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Invention of Hugo Cabret Book Review:

ORPHAN, CLOCK KEEPER, AND THIEF, twelve-year-old Hugo lives in the walls of a busy Paris train station, where his survival depends on secrets and anonymity. But when his world suddenly interlocks with an eccentric girl and her grandfather, Hugo's undercover life, and his most precious secret, are put in jeopardy. A cryptic drawing, a treasured notebook, a stolen key, a mechanical man, and a hidden message from Hugo's dead father form the backbone of this intricate, tender, and spellbinding mystery.

The Berlin Stories

The Berlin Stories
Author: Christopher Isherwood
Publsiher: New Directions Publishing
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2008-09-17
ISBN 10: 0811220281
ISBN 13: 9780811220286
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Berlin Stories Book Review:

A classic of 20th-century fiction, The Berlin Stories inspired the Broadway musical and Oscar-winning film Cabaret. First published in the 1930s, The Berlin Stories contains two astonishing related novels, The Last of Mr. Norris and Goodbye to Berlin, which are recognized today as classics of modern fiction. Isherwood magnificently captures 1931 Berlin: charming, with its avenues and cafés; marvelously grotesque, with its nightlife and dreamers; dangerous, with its vice and intrigue; powerful and seedy, with its mobs and millionaires—this is the period when Hitler was beginning his move to power. The Berlin Stories is inhabited by a wealth of characters: the unforgettable Sally Bowles, whose misadventures in the demimonde were popularized on the American stage and screen by Julie Harris in I Am A Camera and Liza Minnelli in Cabaret; Mr. Norris, the improbable old debauchee mysteriously caught between the Nazis and the Communists; plump Fräulein Schroeder, who thinks an operation to reduce the scale of her Büste might relieve her heart palpitations; and the distinguished and doomed Jewish family, the Landauers.

Life is a cabaret

 Life is a cabaret
Author: Kenneth Mark Veit
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 114
Release: 2001
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCAL:X64547
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Life is a cabaret Book Review:

Drag Queens at the 801 Cabaret

Drag Queens at the 801 Cabaret
Author: Leila J. Rupp,Verta Taylor
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2015-10-02
ISBN 10: 022633645X
ISBN 13: 9780226336459
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Drag Queens at the 801 Cabaret Book Review:

It's Saturday night in Key West and the Girlie Show is about to begin at the 801 Cabaret. The girls have been outside on the sidewalk all evening, seducing passersby into coming in for the show. The club itself is packed tonight and smoke has filled the room. When the lights finally go down, statuesque blonds and stunning brunettes sporting black leather miniskirts, stiletto heels, and see-through lingerie take the stage. En Vogue's "Free Your Mind" blares on the house stereo. The crowd roars in approval. In this lively book, Leila J. Rupp and Verta Taylor take us on an entertaining tour through one of America's most overlooked subcultures: the world of the drag queen. They offer a penetrating glimpse into the lives of the 801 Girls, the troupe of queens who perform nightly at the 801 Cabaret for tourists and locals. Weaving together their fascinating life stories, their lavish costumes and eclectic music, their flamboyance and bitchiness, and their bawdy exchanges with one another and their audiences, the authors explore how drag queens smash the boundaries between gay and straight, man and woman, to make people think more deeply and realistically about sex and gender in America today. They also consider how the queens create a space that encourages camaraderie and acceptance among everyday people, no matter what their sexual preferences might be. Based on countless interviews with more than a dozen drag queens, more than three years of attendance at their outrageous performances, and even the authors' participation in the shows themselves, Drag Queens at the 801 Cabaret is a witty and poignant portrait of gay life and culture. When they said life is a cabaret, they clearly meant the 801.

GLQ

GLQ
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2000
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UVA:X006178234
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Cambridge Companion to Brecht

The Cambridge Companion to Brecht
Author: Peter Thomson,Glendyr Sacks
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2006-12-21
ISBN 10: 1139827731
ISBN 13: 9781139827737
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cambridge Companion to Brecht Book Review:

This updated Companion offers students crucial guidance on virtually every aspect of the work of this complex and controversial writer. It brings together the contrasting views of major critics and active practitioners, and this edition introduces more voices and themes. The opening essays place Brecht's creative work in its historical and biographical context and are followed by chapters on single texts, from The Threepenny Opera to The Caucasian Chalk Circle, on some early plays and on the Lehrstücke. Other essays analyse Brecht's directing, his poetry, his interest in music and his work with actors. This revised edition also contains additional essays on his early experience of cabaret, his significance in the development of film theory and his unique approach to dramaturgy. A detailed calendar of Brecht's life and work and a selective bibliography of English criticism complete this provocative overview of a writer who constantly aimed to provoke.

Shanghai s Dancing World

Shanghai s Dancing World
Author: Andrew David Field
Publsiher: Chinese University Press
Total Pages: 364
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 9629963736
ISBN 13: 9789629963736
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shanghai s Dancing World Book Review:

"In this richly detailed exploration of Shanghai's night life, Andrew Field strips off glamorous cliches to weave together a complex and compelling tale of cabaret culture as a contested space of modernity caught in a constellation of unrelenting and contradictory social, economic and political forces." CHRISTIAN HENRIOT, Senior Fellow, Institut d'Asie Orientale, Institut Universitaire de France --

Satie the Bohemian

Satie the Bohemian
Author: Steven Moore Whiting
Publsiher: Clarendon Press
Total Pages: 604
Release: 1999-02-18
ISBN 10: 0191584525
ISBN 13: 9780191584527
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Satie the Bohemian Book Review:

Erik Satie (1866-1925) came of age in the bohemian subculture of Montmartre, with its artists' cabarets and cafés-concerts. Yet apologists have all too often downplayed this background as potentially harmful to the reputation of a composer whom they regarded as the progenitor of modern French music. Whiting argues, on the contrary, that Satie's two decades in and around Montmartre decisively shaped his aesthetic priorities and compositional strategies. He gives the fullest account to date of Satie's professional activities as a popular musician, and of how he transferred the parodic techniques and musical idioms of cabaret entertainment to works for concert hall. From the esoteric Gymnopédies to the bizarre suites of the 1910s and avant-garde ballets of the 1920s (not to mention music journalism and playwriting), Satie's output may be daunting in its sheer diversity and heterodoxy; but his radical transvaluation of received artistic values makes far better sense once placed in the fascinating context of bohemian Montmartre.