The World Of Musical Comedy

The World Of Musical Comedy

by Stanley Green
     
 

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Acclaimed through three editions for its uniquely informative and entertaining style, this fourth edition of Stanley Green’s World of Musical Comedy updates and enlarges the theatrical scope to include such recent shows as A Chorus Line, Barnum, They’re Playing Our Song, and Annie. In a format that provides biographies of all the…  See more details below

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Acclaimed through three editions for its uniquely informative and entertaining style, this fourth edition of Stanley Green’s World of Musical Comedy updates and enlarges the theatrical scope to include such recent shows as A Chorus Line, Barnum, They’re Playing Our Song, and Annie. In a format that provides biographies of all the leading figures in the musical’s development, Stanley Green manages to convey the spirit of the Broadway stage, its musical make-believe, and yet remain objective about the creative swings in its history and the careers of its individual creators. Everyone is here: Victor Herbert, Sigmund Romberg, Jerome Kern, Irving Berlin, Rodgers and Hart, the Gershwins, Cole Porter, Harold Arlen, Frank Loesser, Lerner and Loewe, Stephen Sondheim, Cy Coleman, Marvin Hamlisch, and many others—not in a quick run-through but in vivid detail accompanied by pertinent interviews and photographs.This latest edition contains an expanded appendix that lists the casts, credits, songs, and recordings of every Broadway musical written by these illustrious and industrious composers and librettists. As always in a Stanley Green book, the research is exhaustive and impeccable, the presentation enjoyable, the judgments fair. From America’s foremost theater historian, here is another edition of a classic theater chronicle.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780306802072
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Publication date:
03/01/1984
Series:
Quality Paperbacks Series
Edition description:
4th ed., rev. and enl
Pages:
500
Sales rank:
760,057
Product dimensions:
1.00(w) x 8.25(h) x 11.00(d)

Meet the Author


Stanley Green, a lecturer, radio commentator, magazine writer, and editor, has authored Starring Fred Astaire, The World of Musical Comedy, The Rodgers and Hammerstein Story, and Ring Bells! Sing Songs!:Broadway Musicals in the 1930's.

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