The Musical: A Research and Information Guide

The Musical: A Research and Information Guide

by William Everett
     
 

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The musical, whether on stage or screen, is undoubtedly one of the most recognizable musical genres, yet one of the most perplexing. What are its defining features? How does it negotiate multiple socio-cultural-economic spaces? Is it a popular tradition? Is it a commercial enterprise? Is it a sophisticated cultural product and signifier?

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The musical, whether on stage or screen, is undoubtedly one of the most recognizable musical genres, yet one of the most perplexing. What are its defining features? How does it negotiate multiple socio-cultural-economic spaces? Is it a popular tradition? Is it a commercial enterprise? Is it a sophisticated cultural product and signifier?

This research guide includes more than 1,400 annotated entries related to the genre as it appears on stage and screen. It includes reference works, monographs, articles, anthologies, and websites related to the musical. Separate sections are devoted to sub-genres (such as operetta and megamusical), non-English language musical genres in the U.S., traditions outside the U.S., individual shows, creators, performers, and performance. The second edition reflects the notable increase in musical theater scholarship since 2000. In addition to printed materials, it includes multimedia and electronic resources.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781135848064
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/02/2011
Series:
Routledge Music Bibliographies
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
336
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author


    William Everett is Professor of Musicology and Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Curriculum at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance. He is the author of Sigmund Romberg (2007), Rudolf Friml (2008), contributing co-editor of The Cambridge Companion to the Musical (2002; 2nd edition, 2008), and a contributing editor for musical theater for the New Grove Dictionary of American Music, 2nd edition.

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