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By Seth Grahame-Smith. 2008
By Sandy Stewart. 1985
From the earliest days when radio stages resembled funeral parlours through the coverage of royal tours and the years of… wartime broadcasting, the author presents all the major events in Canadian Radio. 1985.
By Tracy Kidder. 1985
Analyzes the intimate details of constructing a Greek Revival house in Massachusetts. All of the complex relationships between the owner,… the architect and the builders are explored. Strong language. Bestseller 1985.
By Allan Gould, Tom Patterson. 1987
On July 13, 1953, the Stratford Festival opened with Alec Guinness starring in "Richard III." This history of the Festival… tells of the perseverance of the founder as well as optimism and hard work, from the director to the local milkman who organized high-school kids into a team of ushers. c1987.
By Robert Cushman. 2002
An historical account of Canada's world-renowned Shakespearean theatre, with commentaries from such Stratford alumni as Timothy Findley, Christopher Plummer, William… Shatner, Irene Worth, and Hume Cronyn. A review of the theatre's humble beginnings under a tent, the difficult years when Canadian actors strove to establish themselves, and its present and continuing glory is recounted, as are descriptions of the myriad crafts and artisan departments that toil backstage on costume, make-up, and props. 2002.
By Thomas Hoving. 1996
Surveys the world of art forgery through the centuries. Recounts case histories in which inauthentic art works were foisted on… curators, art collectors, and other experts. Examines forgers' motives and offers methods for detecting fake works of art. 1996.
By John Bentley Mays. 1994
By Peter Biskind. 1998
From interviews with directors, producers, stars, spurned spouses, and burned partners, Biskind looks at the landmark movies of the 1970s… and the people who made them while frequently destroying themselves in the process. He describes an era of gritty new realism and ethnicity starring the likes of Al Pacino, Jack Nicholson, Dustin Hoffman, and Jane Fonda. 1998.
By Knowlton Nash. 1996
Knowlton Nash, former anchor of CBC's "The National," presents a collection of stories about the CBC, from its beginning to… the 1990s. Using interviews with more than 120 past and present stars, Nash relates anecdotes about CBC personalities and shows, and what really went on behind the scenes. 1996.
By Bill Podmore, Peter Reece. 1990
Bill Podmore of Coronation Street has revealed his personal memories of Britain's most famous soap. During the 13 years with… Coronation Street, he led the soap to number one position. Bill tells of the real behind-the-scenes stories of the world's most famous street. 1990.
By Ethan Mordden. 1998
Discusses how the musical theatre of the 1950s was revolutionized by the development of the long-playing record, which enabled the… quick production of original-cast recordings. Musical comedies dominated the era with shows such as "Guys and dolls," "The music man," and "Can-Can." 1998.
By David Lambert, Margaret Doyle. 1996
This is an up-to-date straightforward guide designed to help teenagers understand and cope responsibly with the physical and emotional changes… of emerging adulthood. The book includes chapters on periods, sexual attraction, making love, safe sex, sex and the disabled and sex and the laws. Junior and Senior High . 1996.
By Ralph King. 2000
Filippo Brunelleschi's design for the dome of the cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence remains one of the… greatest achievements of Renaissance architecture. The dome was completed in 1436 and spans over 140 feet - larger than St Paul's in London, St Peter's in Rome and the Capitol in Washington, DC, making it the largest dome ever constructed using bricks and mortar. Brunelleschi's ambition and ingenuity, personal rivalries and intrigues are set in the context of the plagues, wars and political feuds of Renaissance Florence. 2000.
By Elizabeth Noble. 1983
By Richard Buckle. 1980
By Brian Johnson. 2000
Over the last 25 years, The Toronto International Film Festival has grown from a turbulent upstart to one of the… biggest and most influential annual events on the movie industry calendar. Maclean's entertainment writer Brian D. Johnson celebrates the festival's evolution and offers an authoritative historical analysis of North America's premiere cinematic spectacle. 2000.
By William Vaughan. 1999
The period from the early works of Hogarth (about 1730) to the death of Turner (1851) was the golden age… of British painting, bringing it into the forefront of European art. The main figures are Hogarth, Ramsay, Reynolds, Gainsborough and Lawrence, Blake, Constable and Turner. William Vaughan discusses the key personalities and analyses the class structure, political background, including the effects of the Napoleonic Wars, and economic factors that governed the art market. 1999.
By Ethan Mordden. 1999
Discusses the shift in the focus of 1940s musicals from comedy routines to plays and identifies some defining features of… the new form. The emergent musical productions and their original-cast recordings found a permanent place in our society, with many of the shows still being performed in the 1990s. 1999.
By Robert Greskovic. 1998
By Marc Aronson. 1998
An account of various twentieth-century art movements including dance, music, and painting that shocked the mainstream establishment at the time… with their newness and innovation. Includes pop art, surrealism, cubism, jazz, rock and roll, and ballet as well as individual portraits of various artists. For senior high and older readers. 1998.