Gower Champion: Dance and American Musical Theatre

Gower Champion: Dance and American Musical Theatre



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780313304514
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date: 03/28/1999
Series: Contributions in Drama and Theatre Studies: Lives of the Theatre Series
Pages: 216
Product dimensions: 6.36(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.90(d)
Lexile: 1400L (what's this?)

About the Author

DAVID PAYNE-CARTER was an Assistant Professor of Drama at New York University at the time of his death in 1991. He previously taught at Oberlin College and at the University of Delaware. He traveled extensively as a performer, writer, musician, and director for a USO tour in Central and South America. He studied at the Catholic University of America, Southwest Texas State University, St. Vincent Benedictine Monastery, and the Royal Conservatory of Music in Madrid, and continued to write and direct during his career as an educator.

BROOKS McNAMARA is Professor of Performance Studies at New York University, and Director of the Shubert Archive. He is the author or editor of 12 books, numerous articles on the theater and related subjects, and a contributing editor of Film History. He has lectured at many universities and museums, and has appeared on radio and television. Professor McNamara has been a Fulbright Scholar and a Guggenheim Fellow.

STEVE NELSON teaches musical theatre and popular performance in the Department of Drama at New York University and produces an historical recordings series of noted songwriters performing their own songs, including Cole Porter, Frank Loesser, and Yip Harburg. He is also co-editing (with Robert Kimball) The Complete Lyrics of Frank Loesser, scheduled for publication in 2000.

Table of Contents

Series Foreword


Editor's Preface


The Beginnings of a Style (1919-1936)

The First Broadway Shows (1937-1942)

Marge (1942-1948)

MGM (1948-1953)

The Later Movies and 3 For Tonight (1953-1959)

Bye Bye Birdie and Carnival! (1958-1961)

Hello, Dolly! (1961-1965)

I Do! I Do! (1961-1968)

Difficulties and Decline (1968-1972)

Fall and Rise (1971-1979)

42nd Street (1976-1980)


Selected Bibliography


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