Books tagged: History & Criticism

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Grunge Is Dead

By Greg Prato

 

Grunge Is Dead weaves together the definitive story of the Seattle music scene through a series of interviews with the people who were there. Taking the form of an “oral” history, this books contains over 130 interviews, along with essential background information from ... Read more

Hallo Spaceboy

By Dave Thompson

By 1987, David Bowie was at a creative, critical, and commercial low. His most recent album was dismissed by the music press, his latest tour written off as a disaster. Fifteen years after becoming the most colourfully controversial superstar in recent rock history, Bowie was ... Read more

Have Not Been the Same (rev)

By Michael Barclay & Ian A.D. Jack

 

?Published in autumn 2001, Have Not Been the Same became the first book to comprehensively document the rise of Canadian underground rock between the years 1985 and 1995. It was a tumultuous decade that saw the arrival of Blue Rodeo, The Tragically Hip, Sarah McLachlan, Sloan, ... Read more

How to Play

By Gerald Parker

Placing James Reaney`s work in a national and international context, this sensitive critical examination discusses Reaney`s own vision of what theatre is and considers individual plays with emphasis on the playwright`s passion for the geography and people of Southwestern Ontario. ... Read more

Identifying Mavor Moore

By Allan Boss

The enigmatic, obscured figure behind many of the most important moments in building Canada's theatrical and cultural landscape has largely been ignored by history. In this groundbreaking study of his work, Allan Boss re-locates Moore in Canada's cultural history. Moore may ... Read more

In My Humble Opinion

By Soraya Roberts

 

A smart, engaging investigation of the show that brought real teens to TV

My So-Called Life lasted only 19 episodes from 1994 to 1995, but in that time it earned many devoted viewers, including the showrunners who would usher in the teen TV boom of the late ’90s and the new ... Read more

Inside Pee-wee’s Playhouse

By Caseen Gaines

 

Between 1986 and 1991, nearly ten million people a week watched Pee-wee’s Playhouse, the critically acclaimed and widely successful children’s program broadcast on CBS. Now, on the 25th anniversary of the show, the complete behind-the-scenes story is being told for the ... Read more

Inside Pee-wee’s Playhouse

By Caseen Gaines

 

Between 1986 and 1991, nearly ten million people a week watched Pee-wee’s Playhouse, the critically acclaimed and widely successful children’s program broadcast on CBS. Now, on the 25th anniversary of the show, the complete behind-the-scenes story is being told for the ... Read more