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Musical! : a grand tour : the rise, glory, and fall of an American institution

Author: Denny Martin Flinn
Publisher: New York : Schirmer Books ; London : Prentice Hall International, ©1997.
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Traces the history of the American musical theatre, highlights generations of shows, looks at noted composers, lyricists, directors, and choreographers, and examines the genre's current state of decline.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Flinn, Denny Martin.
Musical!
New York : Schirmer Books ; London : Prentice Hall International, ©1997
(OCoLC)639582219
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Denny Martin Flinn
ISBN: 002864610X 9780028646107
OCLC Number: 35646595
Description: xv, 556 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Antiquities --
The dark ages --
The renaissance --
The Beggar's opera --
Comic operas --
The Black crook --
Operettas --
Revues --
George M. Cohan --
The Princess musicals --
Show boat --
Porgy and Bess --
Agnes De Mille and Oklahoma! --
Jerome Robbins and West side story --
Michael Bennett and A Chorus line --
Directors and choreographers --
The black musical --
The rock musical --
The English musical --
The off-Broadway musical --
Classics, major and minor --
Bookwriters --
Lyrics --
Music --
Decline and fall --
Into the woods --
Finale ultimo --
Appendix : Broadway on film.
Responsibility: Denny Martin Flinn.

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Traces the history of the American musical theatre, highlights generations of shows, looks at noted composers, lyricists, directors, and choreographers, and examines the genre's current state of decline.

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