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The Cambridge companion to the musical, edited by William A. Everett and Paul R. Laird

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The Cambridge companion to the musical
Title
The Cambridge companion to the musical
Statement of responsibility
edited by William A. Everett and Paul R. Laird
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Tracing the development of the musical on both Broadway and in London's West End, this updated Companion continues to provide a broad and thorough overview of one of the liveliest and most popular forms of musical performance. Ordered chronologically, essays cover from the American musical of the nineteenth century through to the most recent productions, and the book also includes key information on singers, audience, critical reception, and traditions. All of the chapters from the first edition remain - several in substantially updated forms - and five completely new chapters have been added, covering: ethnic musicals in the United States; the European musical; Broadway musicals in revival and on television; the most recent shows; and a case study of the creation of the popular show Wicked based on interviews with its creators. The Companion also includes an extensive bibliography and photographs from key productions
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
782.1/4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Everett, William A.
  • Laird, Paul R
Series statement
Cambridge companions to music
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Musicals
  • Musical theater
  • Musical theater
  • Musicals
Label
The Cambridge companion to the musical, edited by William A. Everett and Paul R. Laird
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 372-385) and index
Contents
  • American and British operetta in the 1920s : romance, nostalgia and adventure
  • William A. Everett
  • Images of African Americans : African-American musical theatre, Showboat, and Porgy and Bess
  • John Graziano
  • The melody (and the words) linger on : American musical comedies of the 1920s and 1930s / Geoffrey Block
  • Pt. II.
  • Maturations and formulations : 1940-1970.
  • 'We said we wouldn't look back' : British musical theatre, 1935-1960
  • John Snelson
  • The coming of the musical play : Rodgers and Hammerstein
  • Pt. I.
  • Ann Sears
  • The successors of Rodgers and Hammerstein from the 1940s to the 1960s
  • Thomas L. Riis and Ann Sears
  • Musical sophistication on Broadway : Kurt Weill and Leonard Bernstein
  • Bruce D. McClung and Paul R. Laird
  • Pt. III.
  • Evolutions and integrations : after 1970.
  • Stephen Sondheim and the musical of the outsider
  • Jim Lovensheimer
  • Choreographers, directors and the fully integrated musical
  • Adaptations and transformations : before 1940.
  • Paul R. Laird
  • From Hair to Rent : is rock a four-letter word on Broadway?
  • Scott Warfield
  • The megamusical : the creation, internationalisation and impact of a genre
  • Paul Prece and William A. Everett
  • Something borrowed, something blue : the marriage of the musical and Europe
  • Judith Sebesta
  • New horizons : the musical at the dawn of the twenty-first century
  • Bud Coleman.
  • Pt. IV.
  • American musical theatre before the twentieth century
  • Legacies and transformations.
  • Why do they start to sing and dance all of a sudden? : examining the film musical
  • Graham Wood
  • Revisiting classic musicals : revivals, film, television and recordings
  • Jessica Sternfeld
  • The creation of a Broadway musical : Stephen Schwartz, Winnie Holzman, and Wicked
  • Paul R. Laird
  • Katherine K. Preston
  • Non-English-language musical theatre in the United States
  • John Koegel
  • Birth pangs, growing pains and sibling rivalry : musical theatre in New York, 1900-1920
  • Orly Leah Krasner
Control code
ocn187417745
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
xv, 412 p.
Isbn
9780521680844
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2007053042
Other physical details
ill.
Label
The Cambridge companion to the musical, edited by William A. Everett and Paul R. Laird
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 372-385) and index
Contents
  • American and British operetta in the 1920s : romance, nostalgia and adventure
  • William A. Everett
  • Images of African Americans : African-American musical theatre, Showboat, and Porgy and Bess
  • John Graziano
  • The melody (and the words) linger on : American musical comedies of the 1920s and 1930s / Geoffrey Block
  • Pt. II.
  • Maturations and formulations : 1940-1970.
  • 'We said we wouldn't look back' : British musical theatre, 1935-1960
  • John Snelson
  • The coming of the musical play : Rodgers and Hammerstein
  • Pt. I.
  • Ann Sears
  • The successors of Rodgers and Hammerstein from the 1940s to the 1960s
  • Thomas L. Riis and Ann Sears
  • Musical sophistication on Broadway : Kurt Weill and Leonard Bernstein
  • Bruce D. McClung and Paul R. Laird
  • Pt. III.
  • Evolutions and integrations : after 1970.
  • Stephen Sondheim and the musical of the outsider
  • Jim Lovensheimer
  • Choreographers, directors and the fully integrated musical
  • Adaptations and transformations : before 1940.
  • Paul R. Laird
  • From Hair to Rent : is rock a four-letter word on Broadway?
  • Scott Warfield
  • The megamusical : the creation, internationalisation and impact of a genre
  • Paul Prece and William A. Everett
  • Something borrowed, something blue : the marriage of the musical and Europe
  • Judith Sebesta
  • New horizons : the musical at the dawn of the twenty-first century
  • Bud Coleman.
  • Pt. IV.
  • American musical theatre before the twentieth century
  • Legacies and transformations.
  • Why do they start to sing and dance all of a sudden? : examining the film musical
  • Graham Wood
  • Revisiting classic musicals : revivals, film, television and recordings
  • Jessica Sternfeld
  • The creation of a Broadway musical : Stephen Schwartz, Winnie Holzman, and Wicked
  • Paul R. Laird
  • Katherine K. Preston
  • Non-English-language musical theatre in the United States
  • John Koegel
  • Birth pangs, growing pains and sibling rivalry : musical theatre in New York, 1900-1920
  • Orly Leah Krasner
Control code
ocn187417745
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
xv, 412 p.
Isbn
9780521680844
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2007053042
Other physical details
ill.

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