American musical theatre : a chronicle / Gerald Bordman, Richard Norton

Author(s): Bordman, Gerald Martin
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Subjects: Musicals--United States--History and criticism
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Edition: 4th ed
Published: New York : Oxford University Press, 2010
LC Classification: M, ML
Physical Description: xiv, 1017 p. ; 26 cm
Table of Contents: Foreword
Preface to the Fourth Edition
Preface to the First Edition
Prologue Origins to 1866 1
Act One. Early Successes, 1866-1892 19
Scene One. Opera Bouffe and Native Elements, 1866-1878 19
Scene Two. H.M.S. Pinafore and the Great Transformation, 1878-1892 46
Intermission Further British Influences and New Stirrings, 1892-1902 137
Act Two. The Emergence of American Talent, 1902-1907 213
Intermission Viennese Operetta and the American Retreat, 1907-1914 271
Act Three. The Birth of the Modern Musical, 1914-1921 345
Intermission The Cinderella Era, 1921-1924 413
Act Four. The Golden Age of the American Musical, 1924-1937 441
Scene One. Songwriters' Shows as Pure Entertainment, 1924-1929 442
Scene Two. Depression and "Talkies"---Broadway's Answer, 1929-1937 506
Intermission Broadway's Response to the Swing Era, 1937-1942 561
Act Five. The American Musical as a Conscious Art Form, 1942-1965 589
Scene One. Americana Amid a New Seriousness, 1942-1951 590
Scene Two. Increasing Problems---Lowering Standards, 1951-1965 641
Intermission Exhaustion, 1965-1969 707
Act Six. Full Circle?; or, Return of the Brits, 1969-1995 729
Scene One. Startlingly New, Delightfully Old, 1969-1981 732
Scene Two. A Musical Trade Imbalance, 1981-1995 774
Intermission Technological Spectacles, Retrospectives, and Revivals, 1995-2000 811
Act Seven. The Twenty-First Century, 2000-2010 831
Scene One. Movies Hit Broadway, 2000-2005 832
Scene Two. Pop Music Takes Over the Musical, 2005-2010 857
Indexes
Shows 889
Sources 926
Songs 931
People 956
Alternate Titles: American musical theater
Additional Authors: Norton, Richard, 1938-
Notes: LCCN: 2010033708
ISBN: 9780199729708
ISBN: 0199729700
Includes indexes
Contents: Foreword -- Preface to the fourth edition -- Preface to the first edition -- Prologue: Origins to 1866 -- Act One: Early successes, 1866-1892 -- Scene One: Opéra bouffe and native elements, 1866-1878 -- Scene Two; H.M.S. Pinafore and the great transformation, 1878-1892 -- Intermission: Further British influences and new stirrings, 1892-1902 -- Act Two: The emergence of American talent, 1902-1907 -- Intermission: Viennese operetta and the American retreat, 1907-1914 -- Act Three: The birth of the modern musical, 1914-1921 -- Intermission: The Cinderella era, 1921-1924 -- 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 -- Intermission: Broadway's response to the swing era, 1937-1942 -- Act Five: The American musical as a conscious art form, 1942-1965 -- Scene One: Americana amid a new seriousness, 1942-1951 -- Scene Two: Increasing problems -- lowering standards, 1951-1965 -- Intermission: Exhaustion, 1965-1969 -- Act Six: Full circle; or, return of the Brits, 1969-1995 -- Scene One: Startlingly new, delightfully old, 1969-1981 -- Scene Two: A musical trade imbalance, 1981-1995 -- Intermission: Technological spectacles, restrospectives, and revivals, 1995-2000 -- Act Seven: The twenty-first century, 2000-2010 -- Scene One: Movies hit Broadway, 2000-2005 -- Scene Two: Pop music takes over the musical, 2005-2010
OCLC Number: 656556582
ISBN/ISSN: 9780199729708
0199729700