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American musical theatre : a chronicle

Author: Gerald Martin Bordman
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1978.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Covers every musical that has appeared on Broadway, including importations and revivals, plus major musicals produced for other large U.S. cities. Includes synopsis of plot, biographies of actors, songwriters, librettists, and producers, and some examples of lyrics and dialogue.
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Genre/Form: Musicals
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bordman, Gerald Martin.
American musical theatre.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1978
(OCoLC)639533003
Named Person: Wörterbuch
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gerald Martin Bordman
ISBN: 0195023560 9780195023565
OCLC Number: 3543506
Notes: Includes indexes.
Description: viii, 749 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Origins to 1866 --
2. Act one: early successes --
Scene one: Opera Bouffe and native elements, 1866-1878 --
Scene two: H.M.S. Pinafore and the great transformation, 1878-1892 --
3. Intermission: further British influences and new stirrings, 1892-1902 --
4. Act two: the emergence of American talent, 1902-1907 --
5. Intermission: Viennese operetta and the American retreat, 1907-1914 --
6. Act three: the birth of the modern musical, 1914-1921 --
7. Intermission: the Cinderella era, 1921-1924 --
8. Act four: the golden age of the American musical, 1924-1937 --
Scene one: songwriters' shows as pure entertainment, 1924-1929 --
Scene two: depression and "talkies": Broadway's answer, 1929-1937 --
9. Intermission: Broadway's response to the swing era --
10. Act five: the American musical as a conscious art form --
Scene one: Americana amid a new seriousness, 1942-1951 --
Scene two: increasing problems: lowering standards, 1951-1965 --
11. Intermission: exhaustion, 1965-1969 --
12. Act six: full circle?; or, return of the Brits --
Scene one: startlingly new, delightfully old, 1969-1981 --
Scene two: a musical trade imbalance, 1981-1990.
Responsibility: Gerald Bordman.
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Covers every musical that has appeared on Broadway, including importations and revivals, plus major musicals produced for other large U.S. cities. Includes synopsis of plot, biographies of actors, songwriters, librettists, and producers, and some examples of lyrics and dialogue.

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