Performance And Popular Music

Author: Ian Inglis
Editor: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9780754640578
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Since the emergence of rock'n'roll in the early 1950s, there have been a number of live musical performances that became hugely influential in the way they shaped the subsequent trajectory and development of popular music. Each, in its own way, introduced new styles, confronted existing practices, shifted accepted definitions, and provided templates for others to follow. Performance And Popular Music explores these processes by focusing on some of the specific occasions when such transformations occurred. An international array of scholars reveal that it is through the dynamics of performance - and the interaction between performer and audience - that patterns of musical change and innovation can best be recognised.

Performance In Greek And Roman Theatre

Author: George William Mallory Harrison
Editor: BRILL
ISBN: 9004244573
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This series has existed for the past 50 years. It provides a forum for the publication of well over 300 scholarly works on all aspects of the ancient world, including inscriptions, papyri, language, the history of material culture and mentality, the history of peoples and institutions, but also latterly the classical tradition, for example, neo-latin literature and the history of Classical scholarship.

The Law Of Performance Bonds

Author: Lawrence R. Moelmann
Editor: American Bar Association
ISBN: 9781604425000
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Indian Theatre

Author: Farley P. Richmond
Editor: Motilal Banarsidass Publ.
ISBN: 9788120809819
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Indian Theatre expands the boundaries of what is usually regarded as theatre in order to explore the multiple dimensions of theatrical performance in India. From rural festivals to contemporary urban theatre, from dramatic rituals and devotional performances to dance-dramas and classical Sanskrit plays, this volume is a vivid introduction to the colourful and often surprising world of Indian performance. Besides mapping the vast range of performance traditions, the volume provides in-depth treatment of representative genres, including well-known forms such as Kathakali and ram lila and little-knowa performances such as tamasha. Each of these chapters explains the historical background of the theatre form under consideration and interprets its dramatic literature, probes its ritual or religious significance, and, where relevant, explores its social and political implications. Moreover, each chapter, except for those on the origins of Indian theatre, concludes with performance notes describing the actual experience of seeing a live performance in its original context. Based on extensive fieldwork, Indian Theatre is the first comprehensive account of the subject to be written by Western specialists and addressed to the needs of readers in the West. It will be a valuable resource for all students of Indian culture and a standard work in the history of theatre and performance for years to come.

Performance Management

Author: Robert L. Cardy
Editor: M.E. Sharpe
ISBN: 9780765609656
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This volume offers a comprehensive examination of the process of performance management. It provides a balance between concepts and skills-based exercises. Conceptual understanding is addressed, followed by a variety of skill-builder excercises, which provide a rich resource for students.

High Performance Work Organizations

Author: Bradley Lane Kirkman
Editor: Center for Creative Leadership
ISBN: 9781882197460
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Organizations often channel workflow around key business processes in order to enhance their productivity. Those that succeed are referred to as high-performance work organizations (HIPOs). Yet, little is known about the systems that drive high performance or even what defines a HIPO. This book, for both practicing managers and scholars, addresses that knowledge gap. It provides the field's and the authors' definitions of HIPOs, and it contains 168 annotations of recent and informative journal articles, books, and book chapters by those who have studied and worked withsuch organizations.

Business Performance Measurement

Author: Andy Neely
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521803427
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A multidisciplinary book on performance measurement that will appeal to students, researchers and managers.

Performance Contracts

Author: Commonwealth Secretariat
Editor: Commonwealth Secretariat
ISBN: 9780850924381
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Public Enterprises (PEs), especially in several developing countries, face many problems, including poor management of the interface between government and the PEs, unclear or multiple objectives, nepotism and poor remuneration. The performance of those PEs, which for one reason or another must remain in the public sector, continues to be a source of concern to stakeholders. This book sets out in some detail the mechanisms for determining enterprise performance and a framework for assessing enterprise productivity across the board. It explains the concept and methodology of the performance contracting system and provides case studies from five countries to clarify the approach.

Performance Modeling For Computer Architects

Author: C. M. Krishna
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780818670947
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As computers become more complex, the number and complexity of the tasks facing the computer architect have increased. Computer performance often depends in complex way on the design parameters and intuition that must be supplemented by performance studies to enhance design productivity. This book introduces computer architects to computer system performance models and shows how they are relatively simple, inexpensive to implement, and sufficiently accurate for most purposes. It discusses the development of performance models based on queuing theory and probability. The text also shows how they are used to provide quick approximate calculations to indicate basic performance tradeoffs and narrow the range of parameters to consider when determining system configurations. It illustrates how performance models can demonstrate how a memory system is to be configured, what the cache structure should be, and what incremental changes in cache size can have on the miss rate. A particularly deep knowledge of probability theory or any other mathematical field to understand the papers in this volume is not required.

Musical Performance

Author: John Rink
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521788625
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This accessible guide unravels the complexities of musical performance for students, teachers and performers at all levels.