The Musical as Drama

The Musical as Drama

by Scott McMillin
     
 

ISBN-10: 0691127301

ISBN-13: 9780691127309

Pub. Date: 10/02/2006

Publisher: Princeton University Press

"This is a lovely book, and it blows in like a breath of fresh air. After the theory, the apologetics, the cultural guilt, the special interests—here comes a book that tells you it's OK to like musicals, whoever you are."—Stephen Banfield, University of Bristol, author of Jerome Kern and Sondheim's Broadway Musicals

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"This is a lovely book, and it blows in like a breath of fresh air. After the theory, the apologetics, the cultural guilt, the special interests—here comes a book that tells you it's OK to like musicals, whoever you are."—Stephen Banfield, University of Bristol, author of Jerome Kern and Sondheim's Broadway Musicals

"McMillin offers a thoughtful philosophical approach to the aesthetics of a distinctive and important American genre, providing insightful commentary on how several significant musicals adapt and transform the conventions of the genre to powerful dramatic ends."—Geoffrey Block, University of Puget Sound, General Editor, Yale Broadway Masters Series

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691127309
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
10/02/2006
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.00(d)

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Table of Contents


List of Illustrations vii

Preface ix

CHAPTER ONE: Integration and Difference 1

CHAPTER TWO: The Book and the Numbers 31

CHAPTER THREE:Character and the Voice of the Musical 54

CHAPTER FOUR: The Ensemble Effect 78

CHAPTER FIVE: The Drama of Numbers 102

CHAPTER SIX: The Orchestra 126

CHAPTER SEVEN: Narration and Technology: Systems of Omniscience 149

CHAPTER EIGHT: What Kind of Drama Is This? 179

Bibliography 213

Index 221

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