Musical Theatre A History

ISBN-10: 0826430139

ISBN-13: 9780826430137

Edition: 2009

Authors: John Kenrick
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Description: Musical Theatre is a comprehensive history of stage musicals from Paris during the 1840s to George M. Cohan, Victor Herbert, Jerome Kern, George and Ira Gershwin, Rodgers and Hart, Oscar Hammerstein, Leonard Bernstein, all the way up to Andrew Lloyd Webbe

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List price: $31.99
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 424
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.782
Language: English

Introduction: "Let's Start at the Very Beginning ..."
Ancient Times to 1850- "Playgoers, I Bid You Welcome!"
Continental Operetta (1840-1900) - "Typical of France"
American Explorations (1624-1880) - "The Music of Something Beginning"
Gilbert & Sullivan (1880-1900) - "Object All Sublime"
The Birth of Musical Comedy (1880-1899) - "It Belong'd To My Father Before I Was Born"
A New Century (1900-1913) - "Whisper of How I'm Yearning"
American Ascendance (1914-1919) - "In a Class Beyond Compare"
Al Jolson - "The World's Greatest Entertainer"
The Jazz Age (1920-1929) - "I Want to Be Happy"
Depression Era Miracles (1930-1940) - "Trouble's Just a Bubble"
A New Beginning (1940-1950) - "They Couldn't Pick a Better Time"
Broadway Takes Stage (1950-1963) - "The Street Where You Live"
Rock Rolls in (1960-1970) - "Soon It's Gonna Rain"
New Directions (1970-1979) - "Vary My Days"
Spectacles and Boardrooms - "As If We Never Said Goodbye"
Musical Comedy Returns (The 2000s) - "Where Did We Go Right?"
Suggested Reading: An Annotated Bibliography
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