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The Broadway musical : a critical and musical survey

Author: Joseph Peter Swain
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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This new edition of Swain's classic award-winning text reveals how a musical drama achieves plot movement, character development and conflict through strategic placement of music in twenty impressive productions. Included is the latest research and viewpoints of contemporary critics, highlighting the various styles of important composers including Jerome Kern, George Gershwin, Jerry Bock, Stephen Sondheim, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Swain, Joseph Peter.
Broadway musical.
Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2002
(DLC) 2002004981
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Peter Swain
ISBN: 9781461664079 1461664071
OCLC Number: 828736719
Awards: Winner of ASCAP Deems Taylor Award 1991.
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 451 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction --
First maturity --
America's folk opera --
Second maturity --
Morality play as musical --
Shakespeare as musical --
The pure love story --
Myth as musical --
Tragedy as musical --
The ethnic musical --
Religious experience as musical --
History as musical --
Frame story as musical --
Thriller as musical --
Epic as musical --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Joseph P. Swain.

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This edition reveals how a musical drama achieves plot movement, character development and conflict through strategic placement of song and music in twenty musical plays. this book focuses maily on  Read more...

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Swain's valuable survey contains a great deal of perceptive musical and dramatic criticism and analysis. -- Geoffrey Block, Author of Enchanted Evenings: The Broadway Musical from Show Boat to Read more...

 
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