Cambridge Companion to the Musical

ISBN-10: 0521680840

ISBN-13: 9780521680844

Edition: 2nd 2008

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Tracing the development of the musical on both Broadway and in London's West End, this updated Companion continues to provide a broad and thorough overview of one of the liveliest and most popular forms of musical performance. Ordered chronologically, essays cover from the American musical of the nineteenth century through to the most recent productions, and the book also includes key information on singers, audience, critical reception, and traditions. All of the chapters from the first edition remain - several in substantially updated forms - and five completely new chapters have been added, covering: ethnic musicals in the United States; the European musical; Broadway musicals in revival and on television; the most recent shows; and a case study of the creation of the popular show Wicked based on interviews with its creators. The Companion also includes an extensive bibliography and photographs from key productions.
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List price: $35.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 5/22/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.166
Language: English

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Adaptations and Transformations: Before 1940
American musical theatre before the twentieth century
Non-English language musical theatre in North America
Birth pangs, growing pains and sibling rivalry: musical theatre in New York, 1900-1920 Orly
American and British operetta in the 1920s: romance, nostalgia and adventure William A. Everett
Images of African Americans: African-American musical theatre, Show Boat and Porgy and Bess
The melody (and the words) linger on: American musical comedies of the 1920s and 1930s
Maturations and Formulations: 1940 to 1970
'We said we wouldn't look back': British musical theatre, 1935-1960
The coming of the musical play: Rodgers and Hammerstein Ann Sears
The successors of Rodgers and Hammerstein from the 1940s to the 1960s
Musical sophistication on Broadway: Kurt Weill and Leonard Bernstein
Evolutions and Integrations: After 1970
Stephen Sondheim and the musical of the outsider
Choreographers, directors and the fully integrated musical
From Hair to Rent: is 'rock' a four-letter word on Broadway?
The megamusical: the creation, internationalization, and impact of a genre
The European musical Judith Sebesta
New horizons: the musical at the dawn of the twenty-first century Bud Coleman
Legacies and Transformations
Why do they start to sing and dance all of a sudden? Examining the film musical Graham Wood
Revisiting classic musicals: revivals, film, and television and recordings
The creation of a Broadway musical:
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