The Cambridge Companion to the Musical (Series: Cambridge Companions to Music)

William A. Everett & Paul R. Laird (Eds)

Verlag: Cambridge University Press, 2002
ISBN 10: 0521796393 / ISBN 13: 9780521796392
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This Companion provides an accessible survey of one of the liveliest and most popular forms of musical performance. Written especially for students and theatregoers, it offers a guide to the history and development of the musical in England and America. Starting with the early history of the musical, the volume comes right up to date, examining the latest works and innovations, and includes information on the singers, audience and critical reception, and traditions. It contains a chronology, reading lists and photos from key productions. Contents List of illustrations Introduction William A. Everett and Paul R. Laird Part I. Adaptations and Transformations: Before 1940: 1. American musical theatre before the twentieth century Katherine K. Preston 2. Birth pangs, growing pains, and sibling rivalry: musical theatre in New York, 1900?1920 Orly Leah Krasner 3. Romance, nostalgia, and nevermore: American and British operetta in the 1920s William A. Everett 4. Images of African-Americans: African-American musical theatre, Show Boat, and Porgy and Bess John Graziano 5. The melody (and the words) linger on: American musical comedies of the 1920s and 1930s Geoffrey Block Part II. Maturations and Formulations: 1940 to 1970: 6. ?We Said We Wouldn`t Look Back?: British musical theatre, 1935?1960 John Snelson 7. The coming of the musical play: Rodgers and Hammerstein Ann Sears 8. The successors of Rodgers and Hammerstein from the 1940s through to the 1960s Thomas L. Riis and Ann Sears with William A. Everett 9. Musical sophistication on Broadway: Kurt Weill and Leonard Bernstein Bruce D. McClung and Paul R. Laird Part III. Evolutions and Integrations: After 1970: 10. Stephen Sondheim and the musical of the outsider Jim Lovensheimer 11. Choreographers, directors, and the fully integrated musical Paul R. Laird 12. Distant cousin or fraternal twin? Analytical approaches to the film musical Graham Wood 13. From Hair to Rent: is rock a four-letter word on Broadway? Scott Warfield 14. The megamusical and beyond: the creation, internationalization and impact of a genre Paul Prece and William A. Everett. Printed Pages: 328. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 11218

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Inhaltsangabe: This Companion is an accessible survey of one of the most popular forms of musical performance. Written especially for students and theatergoers, it offers a guide to the history and development of the musical in England and America, and worldwide. Starting with the early history of the musical, the volume examines the latest works and innovations, and includes information on the singers, audience and critical reception, and traditions. The book contains a chronology, reading lists and photos from key productions.

Book Description: An accessible survey of one of the liveliest and most popular forms of musical performance. Written especially for students and theatregoers, the Companion will offer a guide to the history and development of the musical in England and America, as well as around the world. Starting with the early history of the musical, the volume comes right up to date and examines the latest works and innovations, and includes information on the singers, audience and critical reception, and traditions. Contains a chronology, reading lists and photos from key productions.

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Titel: The Cambridge Companion to the Musical (...
Verlag: Cambridge University Press
Erscheinungsdatum: 2002
Einband: Softcover
Zustand: New
Auflage: First edition.

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Buchbeschreibung Cambridge: CUP, 2002. Second edition. *, 2002. 8vo 412 pages. Paperback, VG. An accessible survey of one of the liveliest and most popular forms of musical performance. Artikel-Nr. _68430_J_

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