Musical Theatre: A History

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Bloomsbury Publishing USA, Mar 25, 2010 - Performing Arts - 424 pages
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This is a comprehensive history of stage musicals from the 1840s all the way up to Andrew Lloyd Webber and Broadway as it we know it today. Wide-ranging in content, it covers Europe, the UK, and North American traditions and developments.
 

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Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction Lets Start at the Very Beginning 1 Ancient Times to 1850Playgoers I Bid You Welcome 2 Continental Operetta 18401900Typical of Fr...
Gilbert and Sullivan 18801900Object All Sublime 5 The Birth of Musical Comedy 18801899It Belongd toMy Father BeforeI Was Born
A New Century 19001913Whisper of How Im Yearning
American Ascendance 19141919In a Class Beyond Compare
Al JolsonThe Worlds Greatest Entertainer
The Jazz Age 19201929I Want to Be Happy
Depression Era Miracles 19301940Troubles Just aBubble
A New Beginning 19401950They Couldnt Pick a Better Time
Broadway Takes Stage 19501963The Street Where You Live
Rock Rolls In 19601970Soon Its Gonna Rain
New Directions 19701979Vary My Days 15 Spectacles and BoardroomsAs If We Never Said Goodbye
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A native New Yorker and life-long fan of the Musical, John Kenrick is widely regarded as an expert on the subject. He runs the popular website www.musicals101.com and he currently teaches a course on musical theatre history at New York University's Steinhardt School.

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