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Anything Goes: A History of American Musical Theatre

Ethan Mordden
Format
Book
Published
New York : Oxford University Press, c2013.
Language
English
ISBN
9780199892839, 0199892830
Summary
Offers a history of American musical theater from the 1920s through to the 1970s, and includes such famous works as "Oklahoma!, " "The Red Mill, " and "Porgy and Bess."
Contents
  • The first age. Source material ; The age of burlesque ; At the turn of the century
  • The second age. The witch of the wood and the bamboo tree ; Victor Herbert ; The new music ; The variety show
  • The third age. The structure of twenties musical comedy ; The structure of twenties operetta ; Dancing in the dark ; Blue Monday blues ; The Rodgers and Hammerstein handbook ; Something to dance about ; After West Side Story ; The Sondheim handbook
  • The fourth age. Devolution ; That is the state of the art.
Description
xii, 346 p., [16] unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Notes
  • Discography: (pages 291-322).
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-290) and index.
Technical Details
  • Access in Virgo Classic
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