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The American musical and the formation of national identity

Author: Raymond Knapp
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton Univ. Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2. pr., 1. pbk. prView all editions and formats
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The American musical has achieved and maintained relevance to more people in America than any other performance-based art. This history of the genre, intended for readers of all stripes, offers  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Raymond Knapp
ISBN: 0691118647 9780691118642 0691126135 9780691126135
OCLC Number: 705347068
Awards: Winner of George Freedley Memorial Award 2004
Description: XXI, 361 Seiten : Illustrationen, Notenbeispiele
Contents: List of Figures xi Explanatory Note about Audio Examples xiii Preface xv Part One INTRODUCTIONS 1 Chapter 1: Contexts and Strategies 3 Chapter 2: Nineteenth-Century European Roots: Models and Topics 19 Paris (and Berlin) 20 The Black Crook (1866) 20 London: W.S. Gilbert (1836-1911) and Arthur Sullivan (1842-1900) 29 H.M.S. Pinafore; or,The Lass That Loved a Sailor (1878) 34 Chapter 3: Early American Developments: Minstrelsy, Extravaganza, Pantomime, Burlesque, Vaudeville 47 Minstrelsy 49 Extravaganza 59 Pantomime 60 Burlesque 61 Vaudeville 62 A Gilbert and Sullivan Postscript on American Minstrelsy 63 Chapter 4: American Song through Tin Pan Alley 67 Minstrel Songs 67 The Early Tin Pan Alley Era 70 Classic Tin Pan Alley 77 Anything Goes (1934) 88 Part Two DEFINING AMERICA 101 Chapter 5: Whose (Who's) America? 103 Little Johnny Jones (1904) 104 The Cradle Will Rock (1938) 110 Chapter 6: American Mythologies 119 Oklahoma!(1943) 122 Guys and Dolls (1950) 134 The Music Man (1957) 144 Chapter 7: Counter-mythologies 153 Hair (1967-68) 154 Assassins (1991) 162 Part Three MANAGING AMERICA'S OTHERS 179 Chapter 8: Race and Ethnicity 181 Show Boat (1927) 185 Porgy and Bess (1935) 194 West Side Story (1957) 204 Fiddler on the Roof (1964) 215 Chapter 9: Dealing with the Second World War 228 The Sound of Music (1959) 230 Cabaret (1966) 239 Chapter 10: Exoticism 249 The Mikado; or, The Town of Titipu (1885) 250 The King and I (1951) 261 Pacific Overtures (1976) 268 Chapter 11: Afterword: Other Directions, Other Identities 282 Appendix A: Art and Commerce: The Business of Making Musicals 285 Appendix B: Additional Resources 289 Notes 319 Bibliography 341 Index 351
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Winner of the 2004-2005 George Jean Nathan Award for Dramatic Criticism Finalist for the 2004 George Freedley Memorial Award, The Theatre Library Association "Knapp does an excellent job of tracing Read more...

 
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