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American Musical The Book

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  • Cat Number: 889628289
  • Barcode: 9780889628281
  • Release Date: August 22, 2011

This book traces the origins of music theatre from its 18th century European roots through its transformation in 19th century America and its relation to American popular forms of entertainment as th

The Broadway Musical is a unique fusion between drama and music flowering in the 20th century. This is a detailed exploration of the evolution and development of music theatre in North America tracing the development of music theatre from its 18th century European roots through its growing pains in 19th century America side by side with such popular forms of entertainment as the minstrel show burlesque and the revue. Includes: * the Princess Musicals of Jerome Kern and P.G.Wodehouse * Kern and Hammerstein&rsquos Show Boat * the 1930s of Cole Porter the Gershwin Brothers Rodgers and Hart * the 1940's of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II and Oklahoma * the 1960's and beyond with Stephen Sondheim Andrew Lloyd Webber and music theatre.

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