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Musical theatre [electronic resource] : a history / John Kenrick.
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Pbk. ed. - New York : Continuum, 2010.
408 p.,  p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -393) and index.
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?"
Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2010. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries.
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