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The Resource American musical theatre : a chronicle, Gerald Bordman

American musical theatre : a chronicle, Gerald Bordman

Label
American musical theatre : a chronicle
Title
American musical theatre
Title remainder
a chronicle
Statement of responsibility
Gerald Bordman
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Universally recognized as one of the major works dealing with the American theatre in any form, Gerald Bordman's American Musical Theatre has become a landmark book since its original publication in 1978. Chronicling American musicals, show by show and season by season, it offers a running commentary and assessment as well as providing the basic facts about each production. This updated edition includes the new shows that have opened on Broadway since the original publication and a complete general index. Also included are over a hundred musicals newly discovered by Bordman--turn-of-the-century, cheap-priced touring shows that never played Broadway, but were the training ground for many theatre guests. An invaluable guide to American musical theatre past and present, this book will be welcome reading for theatregoers everywhere."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bordman, Gerald Martin
Dewey number
782.1/4/0973
Index
index present
LC call number
ML1711
LC item number
.B67 1992
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Musicals
  • Muziektheater
  • Comédies musicales
  • Théâtre musical
  • Comédies musicales
  • Théâtre musical
  • Geschichte
  • Musical
  • USA
Label
American musical theatre : a chronicle, Gerald Bordman
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Origins to 1866 -- 2. Act one: early successes -- Scene one: Opera Bouffe and native elements, 1866-1878 -- Scene two: H.M.S. Pinafore and the great transformation, 1878-1892 -- 3. Intermission: further British influences and new stirrings, 1892-1902 -- 4. Act two: the emergence of American talent, 1902-1907 -- 5. Intermission: Viennese operetta and the American retreat, 1907-1914 -- 6. Act three: the birth of the modern musical, 1914-1921 -- 7. Intermission: the Cinderella era, 1921-1924 -- 8. Act four: the golden age of the American musical, 1924-1937 -- Scene one: songwriters' shows as pure entertainment, 1924-1929 -- Scene two: depression and "talkies": Broadway's answer, 1929-1937 -- 9. Intermission: Broadway's response to the swing era -- 10. Act five: the American musical as a conscious art form -- Scene one: Americana amid a new seriousness, 1942-1951 -- Scene two: increasing problems: lowering standards, 1951-1965 -- 11. Intermission: exhaustion, 1965-1969 -- 12. Act six: full circle?; or, return of the Brits -- Scene one: startlingly new, delightfully old, 1969-1981 -- Scene two: a musical trade imbalance, 1981-1990
Control code
23693926
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
821 pages
Isbn
9780195072426
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
91015671
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)1444959
Label
American musical theatre : a chronicle, Gerald Bordman
Publication
Note
Includes indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Origins to 1866 -- 2. Act one: early successes -- Scene one: Opera Bouffe and native elements, 1866-1878 -- Scene two: H.M.S. Pinafore and the great transformation, 1878-1892 -- 3. Intermission: further British influences and new stirrings, 1892-1902 -- 4. Act two: the emergence of American talent, 1902-1907 -- 5. Intermission: Viennese operetta and the American retreat, 1907-1914 -- 6. Act three: the birth of the modern musical, 1914-1921 -- 7. Intermission: the Cinderella era, 1921-1924 -- 8. Act four: the golden age of the American musical, 1924-1937 -- Scene one: songwriters' shows as pure entertainment, 1924-1929 -- Scene two: depression and "talkies": Broadway's answer, 1929-1937 -- 9. Intermission: Broadway's response to the swing era -- 10. Act five: the American musical as a conscious art form -- Scene one: Americana amid a new seriousness, 1942-1951 -- Scene two: increasing problems: lowering standards, 1951-1965 -- 11. Intermission: exhaustion, 1965-1969 -- 12. Act six: full circle?; or, return of the Brits -- Scene one: startlingly new, delightfully old, 1969-1981 -- Scene two: a musical trade imbalance, 1981-1990
Control code
23693926
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
821 pages
Isbn
9780195072426
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
91015671
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)1444959

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