ISBN-10:
0810843765
ISBN-13:
9780810843769
Pub. Date:
12/28/2002
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
The Broadway Musical: A Critical and Musical Survey / Edition 2

The Broadway Musical: A Critical and Musical Survey / Edition 2

by Joseph P. Swain
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ISBN-13: 9780810843769
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 12/28/2002
Edition description: 2nd Edition
Pages: 464
Product dimensions: 6.06(w) x 9.14(h) x 1.07(d)

About the Author

Joseph Peter Swain is associate professor of music at Colgate University. He received his Ph.D. in music at Harvard University in 1983 and has been nominated by the music department for a Lehman Fellowship.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Preface to the First Edition Chapter 2 Preface to the Second Edition Chapter 3 1 Introduction Chapter 4 2 First Maturity Chapter 5 3 America's Folk Opera Chapter 6 4 Second Maturity Chapter 7 5 Morality Play as Musical Chapter 8 6 Shakespeare as Musical Chapter 9 7 The Pure Love Story Chapter 10 8 Myth as Musical Chapter 11 9 Tragedy as Musical Chapter 12 10 The Ethnic Musical Chapter 13 11 Religious Experience as Musical Chapter 14 12 History as Musical Chapter 15 13 Frame Story as Musical Chapter 16 14 Thriller as Musical Chapter 17 15 Epic as Musical Chapter 18 16 Epilogue Chapter 19 Endnotes Chapter 20 Index Chapter 21 About the Author

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Swain's valuable survey contains a great deal of perceptive musical and dramatic criticism and analysis.....

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Swain's study should convince even the sceptic that the musical can be seriously and usefully analysed?.an essential book for those concerned with drama, song and popular arts.....

Swain's study should convince even the skeptic that the musical can be seriously and usefully analysed...an essential book for those concerned with drama, song, and popular arts....Swain has not only advanced the critical analysis of the Broadway musical,but has developed techniques that will enable the great composers of musicals to be given appropriate critical recognition....

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