A Grand Tour ; the Rise, Glory, and Fall of An American Institution

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Baker & Taylor
Traces the history of the musical, from its European roots in Aristophanes, Shakespeare, and "The Beggar's Opera", to American musicals and their offshoots, and finally to its decline over the past two decades

Cengage Learning
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.

Book News
Flinn a dancer, choreographer, and writer describes how playwrights from Aristophanes through Shakespeare incorporated music and dance into their productions, then traces the roots of the American musical. Part three describes the Golden Age in all its glory from Black Musicals to Rock Musicals and reviews the work of key directors, choreographers, lyricists, playwrights and composers. Finally, the author examines the decline of the American musical over the past two decades. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Publisher: New York : Schirmer Books ; London : Prentice Hall International, c1997.
ISBN: 9780028646107
Branch Call Number: 782.81 FLI
Characteristics: xv, 556 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.


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