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    Showtime A History of the Broadway Musical Theater

    ISBN-10: 039392906X
    ISBN-13: 9780393929065
    Author(s): Larry Stempel
    Description: Here for the first time is the whole history of the musical, on Broadway and off. Stempel combines original research#xE2;#xAC;#x1D;including a wealthy of primary sources and archival holdings#xE2;#xAC;#x1D;with deft and insightful analysis, and  More...
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    Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company Limited
    Binding: Paperback
    Pages: 848
    Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.75" tall
    Weight: 2.640
    Language: English

    Here for the first time is the whole history of the musical, on Broadway and off. Stempel combines original research#xE2;#xAC;#x1D;including a wealthy of primary sources and archival holdings#xE2;#xAC;#x1D;with deft and insightful analysis, and explores the rich strands of musical theater by genre and type, looking at not only how musicals work but also how they serve as barometers of social concerns and bearers of cultural values. Beginning with the scandalous Astor Place Opera House riot of 1849, Stempel traces the growth of musicals from minstrel shows and burlesques, through the golden age of Show Boat and Oklahoma!, to such groundbreaking works as Company and Rent. Stempel examines musicals in their cultural and historical context and includes detailed portraits of all the influential figures#xE2;#xAC;#x1D;the creators, directors, and performers#xE2;#xAC;#x1D;who made it all possible.

    Illustrations
    Preface
    Introduction: Before The Curtain
    Out Of The Nineteenth Century
    Transition Stages
    The Astor Place Riot
    Uncle Tom's Cabin, the Musical
    The Black Crook
    Variety Stages
    From Minstrelsy to Vaudeville
    Harrigan and Hart
    Weber and Fields
    Williams and Walker
    A Transatlantic Muse
    Operetta: The Golden Age
    Light Opera in America
    American Light Opera
    Into The Twentieth Century
    The Native Wit
    Cohan and Times Square
    Berlin and Tin Pan Alley
    Bolton-Wodehouse-Kern: The Princess Theater
    The Cult OfRomance
    Operetta: The Silver Age
    Romberg and Friml
    Show Boat
    A Shadow Of Vulgarity
    Revues: Spectacular and Intimate
    Musical Comedy/Musical Farce Comedy
    Jazz-Age "Jazz"
    Broadway Songbook
    The Gershwins
    Cole Porter
    Rodgers and Hart
    The Script Angle
    A Musical Play
    Oklahomal; The Musical Play
    Literate Musical Comedy
    Musical Theater: The New Art
    Rodgers and Hammerstein
    Lerner and Loewe
    Harnick and Bock
    Opera, In Our Own Way
    Opera on Broadway
    Broadway Opera
    West Side Story
    The Great American Showshop
    The Abbott Touch
    Harburg's Circle
    A Loesser Orbit
    Comden and Green-and Styne
    Toward The New Millennium
    Away From Broadway
    Early Alternative Musicals
    The Off Broadway Renaissance
    Farther "Off" and Coming Back
    The Metaphor Angel
    Cabaret and the Concept Musical
    Prince, Sondheirn & Co
    Sondheim After Prince
    A Dancing Place
    The Ballet-Directors: De Mille and Robbins
    The Hoofer-Directors: Champion and Fosse
    A Chorus Line and After
    Distancing Effects
    Rice, Lloyd Webber, and Rock Opera
    Mackintosh and the Megamusical
    Disney and the Movical
    Another Broadway ...Another Show
    Revivals
    Antimusicals
    Sondheim's Children
    Notes
    Works Cited
    Selected Historical Discography
    Credits
    Index

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