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Discovering musicals : a liberal arts guide to stage and screen

Author: Marc Strauss; Christine Pedi
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland and Company, Inc., [2019]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"One of the few studies that cover both Broadway and Hollywood musicals, this book explores a majority of the most famous musicals over the past two centuries plus a select number of overlooked gems. Doubling as an introductory college and university text for musical, dance and theater majors and a guide for both musical connoisseurs and novices, the book includes YouTube references of nearly 1000 examples of dances  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marc Strauss; Christine Pedi
ISBN: 9781476674506 1476674507
OCLC Number: 1080273835
Notes: "One of the few studies that cover both Broadway and Hollywood musicals, this book explores a majority of the most famous musicals over the past two centuries plus a select number of overlooked gems. Doubling as an introductory college and university text for musical, dance and theater majors and a guide for both musical connoisseurs and novices, the book includes YouTube references of nearly 1000 examples of dances and songs from musicals"--Back cover.
Description: vii, 232 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Ancient Greece through the mid-19th century --
Late 19th and early 20th centuries --
1927 through the 1930s --
The 1940s --
The 1950s --
The 1960s --
The 1970s --
The 1980s --
The 1990s --
The 2000s --
The 2010s.
Responsibility: Marc Raymond Strauss ; foreword by Christine Pedi.

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One of the few studies covering both Broadway and Hollywood musicals, this book explores most of the most famous musicals of the past two centuries, along with many others. Presented as an  Read more...

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"An ideal curriculum textbook...informative and thoroughly 'reader friendly'...recommended"--Midwest Book Review.

 
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