Musical Theatre A History

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  • Copyright: 3/25/2010
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

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Musical Theatre is a comprehensive history of stage musicals ranging from Paris, Ancient Greece and Rome during the 1840s all the way up to Andrew Lloyd Webber and Broadway as it we know it today.

Author Biography

A native New Yorker and life-long fan of the Musical, John Kenrick is in great demand as an expert on the subject. His Web site www.musicals101.com gets more than 150,000 hits a month.

Table of Contents

Introduction: "Let's Start at the Very Beginning ..."
Ancient Times to 1850- "Playgoers, I Bid You Welcome!"
Continental Operetta (1840-1900) - "Typical of France"
American Explorations (1624-1880) - "The Music of Something Beginning"
Gilbert & Sullivan (1880-1900) - "Object All Sublime"
The Birth of Musical Comedy (1880-1899) - "It Belong'd To My Father Before I Was Born"
A New Century (1900-1913) - "Whisper of How I'm Yearning"
American Ascendance (1914-1919) - "In a Class Beyond Compare"
Al Jolson - "The World's Greatest Entertainer"
The Jazz Age (1920-1929) - "I Want to Be Happy"
Depression Era Miracles (1930-1940) - "Trouble's Just a Bubble"
A New Beginning (1940-1950) - "They Couldn't Pick a Better Time"
Broadway Takes Stage (1950-1963) - "The Street Where You Live"
Rock Rolls in (1960-1970) - "Soon It's Gonna Rain"
New Directions (1970-1979) - "Vary My Days"
Spectacles and Boardrooms - "As If We Never Said Goodbye"
Musical Comedy Returns (The 2000s) - "Where Did We Go Right?"
Suggested Reading: An Annotated Bibliography
Recommended Web Resources
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