The Oxford handbook of the American musical [electronic resource] / edited by Raymond Knapp, Mitchell Morris, Stacy Wolf.

New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2011.
1 online resource (x, 470 p. ) ill. ;


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This text presents keywords and critical terms that deepen analysis and interpretation of the musical. Taking into account issues of composition, performance, and reception, the book's contributors bring a range of practical and theoretical perspectives to bear on their considerations of American musicals.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Part I. Historiography. Narratives and values / Mitchell Morris ; Texts and authors / Jim Lovensheimer ; Musical styles and song conventions / Paul R. Laird ; Evolution of dance in the golden age of the American "book musical" / Liza Gennaro -- Part II. Transformations. Minstrelsy and theatrical miscegenation / Thomas L. Riis ; Tin Pan Alley songs on stage and screen before World War II / Raymond Knapp and Mitchell Morris ; Integration / Geoffrey Block ; After the "golden age" / Jessica Sternfeld and Elizabeth L. Wollman -- Part III. Media. Theater / Tamsen Wolff ; The filmed musical / Raymond Knapp and Mitchell Morris ; The television musical / Robynn J. Stilwell ; The animated film musical / Susan Smith ; The evolution of the original cast album / George Reddick -- Part IV. Identities. Race, ethnicity, performance / Todd Decker ; Gender and sexuality / Stacy Wolf ; The politics of region and nation in American musicals / Chase A. Bringardner ; Class and culture / David Savran -- Part V. Performance. The institutional structure of the American musical theater / David Sanjek ; Orchestration and arrangement : creating the Broadway sound / Dominic Symonds ; Musical theater directors / Barbara Wallace Grossman ; Sets, costumes, lights, and spectacle / Virginia Anderson ; Acting / John M. Clum ; Singing / Mitchell Morris and Raymond Knapp ; Dance and choreography / Zachary A. Dorsey -- Part VI. Audiences. Box office / Steven Adler ; Audiences and critics / Michelle Dvoskin ; Stars and fans / Holley Replogle-Wong ; Knowing your audience / Jennifer Chapman ; Performance, authenticity, and the reflexive idealism of the American musical / Raymond Knapp.
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