Arts

History of the American Cinema, Volume 8 (1960-1969)

Alternative Titles
History of the American Cinema, Volume 8 (GVRL)
"The Sixties" by Paul Monaco (2001)
Description
This 10-volume series considers the film industry from its early roots in the 19th century through the 1980s. It examines the development of film and the film industry, analyzing both the genres, themes and technology that defined each decade and the political and economic background that gave rise to them. Included as part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library.
Type
E-Book(s)
Coverage
1960 - 1969
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9745
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History of the American Cinema, Volume 9 (1970-1979)

Alternative Titles
History of the American Cinema, Volume 9 (GVRL)
Lost Illusions: American Cinema in the Shadow of Watergate and Vietnam, 1970-1979 by David A. Cook (2000)
Description

This 10-volume series considers the film industry from its early roots in the 19th century through the 1980s. It examines the development of film and the film industry, analyzing both the genres, themes and technology that defined each decade and the political and economic background that gave rise to them. Included as part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library.

Type
E-Book(s)
Coverage
1970 - 1979
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9713
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History of the American Cinema, Volume 5 (1930-1939)

Alternative Titles
History of the American Cinema, Volume 5 (GVRL)
"Grand Design: Hollywood as a Modern Business Enterprise, 1930-1939" by Tino Balio (1993)
Description
This 10-volume series considers the film industry from its early roots in the 19th century through the 1980s. It examines the development of film and the film industry, analyzing both the genres, themes and technology that defined each decade and the political and economic background that gave rise to them. Included as part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library.
Type
E-Book(s)
Coverage
1930 - 1939
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9709
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History of the American Cinema, Volume 3 (1915-1928)

Alternative Titles
History of the American Cinema, Volume 3 (GVRL)
"An Evening's Entertainment: the Age of the Silent Feature Picture, 1915–1928" by Richard Koszarski (1990)
Description
This 10-volume series considers the film industry from its early roots in the 19th century through the 1980s. It examines the development of film and the film industry, analyzing both the genres, themes and technology that defined each decade and the political and economic background that gave rise to them. Included as part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library.
Type
E-Book(s)
Coverage
1915 - 1928
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9707
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History of the American Cinema, Volume 2 (1907-1915)

Alternative Titles
History of the American Cinema, Volume 2 (GVRL)
"The Transformation of Cinema, 1907-1915" by Eileen Bowser (1990)
Description
This 10-volume series considers the film industry from its early roots in the 19th century through the 1980s. It examines the development of film and the film industry, analyzing both the genres, themes and technology that defined each decade and the political and economic background that gave rise to them. Included as part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library.
Type
E-Book(s)
Coverage
1907 - 1915
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9705
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Music Index (EBSCO)

Description
Music Index is a comprehensive guide to music periodicals and other literature, featuring digitized content from 1970 to the present. Formerly provided by Harmonie Park Press, this database contains cover-to-cover indexing and abstracts of articles about music, musicians, and the music industry for more than 480 periodicals, as well as book reviews, obituaries, news, and selective coverage for more than 200 periodicals. The comprehensive coverage of the music field and every aspect of the classical and popular worlds of music makes Music Index an invaluable resource for both novice and scholar.
Type
Article Index
Coverage
1970-
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9693
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History of the American Cinema, Volume 4 (1926-1931)

Alternative Titles
History of the American Cinema, Volume 4 (GVRL)
"The Talkies : American Cinema's Transition to Sound, 1926-1931" by Donald Crafton (1997)
Description
This 10-volume series considers the film industry from its early roots in the 19th century through the 1980s. It examines the development of film and the film industry, analyzing both the genres, themes and technology that defined each decade and the political and economic background that gave rise to them. Included in the Gale Virtual Reference Library.
Type
E-Book(s)
Coverage
1926 - 1931
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9685
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16+ Source Guides

Alternative Titles
16+ Source Guides [British Film Institute]
Sixteen Plus Source Guides
BFI Guides
Description

Guides on various topics in media studies, listing key writings in books, periodicals and newspapers, together with brief annotations.  Title list includes:

Type
Subject Gateway
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9679
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Black Drama

Description

NOTE: a newer version of this product, Black Drama: Second Edition, is available here: http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/1078898.

Black Drama contains the full text of 1,200 plays written from the mid-1800s to the present by more than 100 playwrights from North America, English-speaking Africa, the Caribbean, and other African diaspora countries. Many of the works are rare, hard-to-find, or out of print. James Vernon Hatch, the playwright, historian, and curator of the landmark Hatch-Billops Collection of black drama, is the project’s editorial advisor. More than a quarter of the collection will consists of previously unpublished plays by writers such as Langston Hughes, Ed Bullins, Willis Richardson, Femi Euba, Amiri Baraka, Randolph Edmonds, Zora Neale Hurston, and many others.

Each play is extensively and deeply indexed, allowing both keyword and multi-fielded searching. The plays are accompanied by reference materials, significant ancillary information, a rich performance database, and images. The result is an exceptionally deep and unified collection that illustrates the many purposes that black theater has served: to give testimony to the ancient foundations of black culture; to protest injustices; to project emerging images of the new Black; and to give voice to the many and varied expressions of black creativity.

The database covers key writings of the Harlem Renaissance, works performed for the Federal Theatre Project, and plays by critically acclaimed dramatists of the 1940s. The collection includes musical comedies, domestic dramas, folk dramas, history plays, anti-slavery plays, one-act plays, and other works. Many were published in a wide range of magazines and anthologies, others have never before been published or performed.

Students and scholars will have immediate access to plays addressing a wide range of struggles and triumphs, including migration to Northern cities, mothers’ keeping families together, exploitation by white land owners, interracial unity, racial violence, civil rights activism, and the black war hero.

Included are the plays of Langston Hughes, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Zora Neale Hurston, Ira Aldridge, Shirley Graham, W.E.B. DuBois, William Wells Brown, Owen Dodson, Joseph Seamon Cotter, Alice Dunbar-Nelson, Randolph Edmonds, Angelina Weld Grimke, Georgia Douglas Johnson, May Miller, Willis Richardson, Eulalie Spence, and others.

In addition, the collection covers the Black Arts movement of the sixties and seventies and works performed by the Black Arts Repertory Theatre/School (BARTS), The Negro Ensemble Company, and other companies.

The plays explore themes including civil rights, desegregation, and a wide range of ideologies – integrationist and separatist, revolutionary and nationalist. While the collection is strong in social and political drama, it also covers domestic drama and satires.

The collection includes works by Amiri Baraka (LeRoi Jones), Ed Bullins, Phillip Hayes Dean, Ted Shine, Aishah Rahman, Paul Carter Harrison, James Baldwin, Rita Dove, Charles Fuller, Ron Milner, Sonia Sanchez, Melvin Van Peebles, Joseph Walker, Richard Wesley, and many others. Dozens of never-before-published works are included.

This collection also brings together a wide collection of plays from Ghana, Uganda, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa, the West Indies, the United Kingdom, and other parts of the world. It includes works by writers such as David Edgecombe, Una Marson, Ken Saro-Wiwa, Jimmi Makotsi, Femi Osofisan, Yulisa Amadu Maddy, Duro Lapido, ‘Zulu Sofola, H.I.E Dhlomo, Gus Edwards, Fatima Dike, Alan Paton, Ama Ata Aidoo, Francis D. Imbuga, Joe Coleman de Graft, Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o, Richard Moore Rive, and many others. Dozens of plays in the collection have never been published before. Other works are long out-of-print or hard-to-find.

The plays deal with the social and political ills stemming from colonialism, slavery, and apartheid; the struggle for independence; African history; and neo-colonialism. Of particular interest is material written as “township theatre” in South Africa under apartheid and the development of black grassroots urban theatre. White Africans are included when they are key writers whose works address important black issues.

 

 

Type
Text Collection
Coverage
mid-1800s to present
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9639
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