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With an air debonair : musical theatre in America, 1785-1815

Author: Susan L Porter
Publisher: Washington : Smithsonian Institution Press, ©1991.
Edition/Format:   Print book : National government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Porter, Susan L., 1941-
With an air debonair.
Washington : Smithsonian Institution Press, ©1991
(OCoLC)643980680
Material Type: Government publication, National government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Susan L Porter
ISBN: 156098063X 9781560980636
OCLC Number: 22812389
Description: xiv, 631 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The Establishment of Musical Theatre in America: A Brief Historical Overview --
Musical Entertainments: Genres and Styles --
The Parts and the Whole: Relationships, Forms, and Revisions --
The Theatres --
And All the Trimmings --
The Acting Company --
Melpomene, Mirth, and Melody: Acting Traditions --
The Singer and the Song --
The Orchestra in the Theatre --
The Modern Performance --
Appendix A: A Preliminary Checklist of Musical Entertainments Performed in the United States, 1785-1815 --
Appendix B: Musical Theatre Performances in Five American Cities, 1801-1815 --
Notes --
Selected Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Susan L. Porter.

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