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Our musicals, ourselves : a social history of the American musical theater

Author: John Bush Jones
Publisher: Hanover : Brandeis University Press, published by University Press of New England, ©2003.
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"Our Musicals, Ourselves is the first full-scale social history of the American musical theatre from the imported Gilbert and Sullivan comic operas of the late nineteenth century to such recent musicals as The Producers and Urinetown. While many aficionados of the Broadway musical associate the genre only with diversionary shows like The Music Man or My Fair Lady, John Bush Jones singles out musicals for their  Read more...
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Jones, John Bush.
Our musicals, ourselves.
Hanover : Brandeis University Press, published by University Press of New England, ©2003
(OCoLC)639826396
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Bush Jones
ISBN: 1584653116 9781584653110 0874519047 9780874519044
OCLC Number: 51342643
Description: xiii, 411 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Patriotism, xenophobia, and World War I --
The musicals of the roaring twenties --
Coping with Depression --
World War II and the Rodgers and Hammerstein years --
From isolationism to idealism in the Cold War years --
Black and Jewish musicals since the 1960s --
Issue-driven musicals of the turbulent years --
Fragmented society, fragmented musicals --
A recycled culture, nostalgia, and spectacle --
New voices, new perspectives.
Responsibility: John Bush Jones.

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A social history of American musical theatre from the imported Gilbert and Sullivan operas of the late-19th century to modern musicals such as "Urinetown". The author examines the numerous links  Read more...

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