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The villainous stage : crime plays on Broadway and in the West End

Author: Marvin Lachman
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Live theatre was once the main entertainment medium in the U.S. and the United Kingdom. The preeminent dramatists and actors of the day wrote and performed in plays in which crime was a major plot element. This remains true today, especially with the longest-running shows such as The Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables and Sweeney Todd"--
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marvin Lachman
ISBN: 9780786495344 0786495340
OCLC Number: 891369417
Description: vii, 254 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Early days --
Adaptations and sensation --
History and mystery on stage --
Sherlock Holmes: Baker Street on stage --
Series detectives and rogues --
Agatha Christie, playwright --
Crook plays --
The theatre of the mind --
Trial and error: courtrooms on stage --
The stage side of the triangle --
The spy who came onto the stage --
A funny thing happened on the way to the theatre --
Spoofing the mystery --
Social studies I: race, ethnicity, and religion --
Social studies II: criminal justice --
Whodunits --
Just in crime: the musical.
Responsibility: Marvin Lachman.

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"Deserves to be on the shelf of every serious fan of crime fiction." - CADS (Crime and Detective Stories) 70, June 2015

 
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