Musical Theatre: A History / Edition 1

Musical Theatre: A History / Edition 1

by John Kenrick
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0826430139

ISBN-13: 9780826430137

Pub. Date: 03/18/2010

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

Acomprehensive history of stage musicals from the 1840s all the way up to Andrew Lloyd Webber and Broadway as it we know it today.

Overview

Acomprehensive history of stage musicals from the 1840s all the way up to Andrew Lloyd Webber and Broadway as it we know it today.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826430137
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
03/18/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
424
Sales rank:
378,779
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.10(d)

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Table of Contents

CONTENTS

Acknowledgments

Dedication

Introduction: "Let's Start at the Very Beginning . . ."

CHAPTER 1: ANCIENT TIMES TO 1850 — "Playgoers, I Bid You Welcome!"

CHAPTER 2: CONTINENTAL OPERETTA (1840-1900) — "Typical of France"

CHAPTER 3: AMERICAN EXPLORATIONS (1624-1880) - "The Music of Something Beginning"

CHAPTER 4: GILBERT &SULLIVAN (1880-1900) — "Object All Sublime"

CHAPTER 5: THE BIRTH OF MUSICAL COMEDY (1880-1899) — "It Belong'd To My Father Before I Was Born"

CHAPTER 6: A NEW CENTURY (1900-1913) — "Whisper of How I'm Yearning"

CHAPTER 7: AMERICAN ASCENDANCE (1914-1919) — "In a Class Beyond Compare"

CHAPTER 8: AL JOLSON — "The World's Greatest Entertainer"

CHAPTER 9: THE JAZZ AGE (1920-1929) — "I Want to Be Happy"

CHAPTER 10: DEPRESSION ERA MIRACLES (1930-1940) — "Trouble's Just a Bubble"

CHAPTER 11: A NEW BEGINNING (1940-1950) — "They Couldn't Pick a Better Time"

CHAPTER 12: BROADWAY TAKES STAGE (1950-1963) — "The Street Where You Live"

CHAPTER 13: ROCK ROLLS IN (1960-1970) — "Soon It's Gonna Rain"

CHAPTER 14: NEW DIRECTIONS (1970-1979) — "Vary My Days"

CHAPTER 15: SPECTACLES AND BOARDROOMS — "As If We Never Said Goodbye"

CHAPTER 16: MUSICAL COMEDY RETURNS (The 2000s) — "Where Did We Go Right?"

Suggested Reading: An Annotated Bibliography

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