Musical Comedy in America: From the Black Crook through Sweeny Todd

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First Published in 1987. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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Musical Comedy in America: From The Black Crook to South Pacific, From The King & I to Sweeney Todd

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Overview

First Published in 1987. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780878305643
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 1/28/1987
  • Edition description: 2nd ed
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.70 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword to the First Edition ix
Foreword to the Second Edition xi
Part 1 1864-1907
I Before The Black Crook 2
II The Black Crook 7
III The Death of Pantomime 13
IV The Bleached Blondes 16
V Evangeline and Edward E. Rice 19
VI The Kiralfys 28
VII Farce-Comedy 31
VIII Comic Opera: The First Decade 39
IX Comic Opera: The Second Decade 55
Part 2 1908-25
X The Gaiety Girls, The Passing Show, and Weber and Fields 64
XI The Turn of the Century 73
XII The Merry Widow and the Ziegfield Follies 87
XIII Before and During the First World War 93
XIV A New Era 102
XV New Art and Old Formulas 114
XVI The Postwar Revue 125
XVII Musical Comedy from 1919 to 1925 136
Part 3 1925-50
XVIII The Revue Becomes Civilized 144
XIX Musical Comedy Discovers Contemporary Life 155
XX The Depression Decade 160
XXI The New Audience 170
XXII War and Postwar Years 182
XXIII The Past, The Present, and The Future 201
Part 4 The 1950s
XXIV The Book Musical Refined 208
Part 5 The 1960s
XXV Trouble 252
Part 6 The 1970s
XXVI An Uncertain Comeback 300
Index 351
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