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TitleMusical Theatre, A History
TagsTheatre Opera Aristophanes Musical Theatre Commedia Dell'arte
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Table of Contents
                            Contents
Acknowledgments
Introduction: “Let’s Start at the Very Beginning . . .”
1 Ancient Times to 1850—“Playgoers, I Bid You Welcome!”
2 Continental Operetta (1840–1900)—“Typical of France”
3 American Explorations (1624–1880)—“The Music of Something Beginning”
4 Gilbert and Sullivan (1880–1900)—“Object All Sublime”
5 The Birth of Musical Comedy (1880–1899)—“It Belong’d to My Father Before I Was Born”
6 A New Century (1900–1913)—“Whisper of How I’m Yearning”
7 American Ascendance (1914–1919)—“In a Class Beyond Compare”
8 Al Jolson—“The World’s Greatest Entertainer”
9 The Jazz Age (1920–1929)—“I Want to Be Happy”
10 Depression Era Miracles (1930–1940)—“Trouble’s Just a Bubble”
11 A New Beginning (1940–1950)—“They Couldn’t Pick a Better Time”
12 Broadway Takes Stage (1950–1963)—“The Street Where You Live”
13 Rock Rolls In (1960–1970)—“Soon It’s Gonna Rain”
14 New Directions (1970–1979)—“Vary My Days”
15 Spectacles and Boardrooms—“As If We Never Said Goodbye”
16 Musical Comedy Returns (The 2000s)—“Where Did We Go Right?”
Suggested Reading: An Annotated Bibliography
Recommended Web Resources
Index
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