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American musical theatre : a chronicle

Gerald Martin Bordman

3rd ed.. 2001

Available at UDM McNichols Campus Library  UDM McNichols Library Stacks  (ML 1711 .B67 2001 )()

  • Title:
    American musical theatre : a chronicle
  • Author: Gerald Martin Bordman
  • Description: Prologue : origins to 1866 -- Act one : early successes, 1866-1892. Scene one : opéra bouffe and native elements, 1866-1878 ; Scene two : H.M.S. Pinafore and the great transformation, 1878-1892 -- Intermission : further British influences and new stirrings, 1892-1902 -- Act two : the emergence of American talent, 1902-1907 -- Intermission : Viennese operetta and the American retreat, 1907-1914 -- Act three : the birth of the modern musical, 1914-1921 -- Intermission : the Cinderella era, 1921-1924 -- 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 -- Intermission : Broadway's response to the swing era, 1937-1942 -- Act five : the American musical as a conscious art form, 1942-1965. Scene one : Americana amid a new seriousness, 1942-1951 ; Scene two : increasing problems--lowering standards, 1951-1965 -- Intermission : exhaustion, 1965-1969 -- Act six : full circle? ; or, return of the Brits, 1969-1995. Scene one : startlingly new, delightfully old, 1969-1981 ; Scene two : a musical trade imbalance, 1981-1995 ; Epilogue : technological spectacles, retrospectives, and revivals, 1995-?
  • Local Note: acq2008mus
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press
  • Format: xvi, 917 p. ; 26 cm.
  • Identifier: ISBN 019513074X
  • Subjects: Musicals -- United States -- History and criticism
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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