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Musical! : a grand tour--the rise, glory, and fall of an American institution / Denny Martin Flinn.


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Flinn, Denny Martin.
Publication date:
New York : Schirmer Books ; London : Prentice Hall International, c1997.
  • Book
  • xv, 556 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Introduction. Prologue. PART ONE: EUROPEAN INFLUENCES. 1. Antiquities. 2. The Dark Ages. 3. The Renaissance. 4. The Beggar's Opera. 5. Comic Operas. PART TWO: THE AMERICAN MUSICAL. 6. The Black Crook. 7. Operettas. 8. Revues. 9. George M. Cohan. 10. The Princess Musicals. 11. Show Boat. 12. Porgy and Bess. 13. Agnes de Mille and Oklahoma!. 14. Jerome Robbins and West Side Story. 15. Michael Bennett and A Chorus Line. PART THREE: THE GOLDEN AGE. 16. Directors and Choreographers Interlude. 17. The Black Musical. 18. The Rock Musical. 19. The English Musical. 20. The Off-Broadway Musical. 21. Classics, Major and Minor. 22. Bookwriters. 23. Lyrics. 24. Music. PART FOUR: END OF AN ERA. 25. Decline and Fall. 26. Into the Woods. Finale Ultimo. Appendix-Broadway on Film. Acknowledgments. Index. About the Author.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Publisher's Summary:
MUSICAL! is a complete narrative history of the musical theater in the United States from the 19th century to the present day. Engaging, witty, and opinionated, this is a history that successfully navigates the course between academic lecture and entertaining survey.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)

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