By Julian Mates

ISBN-10: 0275927148

ISBN-13: 9780275927141

ISBN-10: 0313239487

ISBN-13: 9780313239489

[This booklet is] a finished illustrated heritage of the U.S. musical from its colonial origins to the current, tracing the connections and impacts of the minstrel exhibit, operetta, burlesque, melodrama, revues, circus, dance, musical comedy, the Broadway opera, the booklet musical and different kinds. . . . extra, pals introduces readers to within stuff--the a number of sorts of musical performers. Variety

American musical theatre has constructed as an idigenous artwork shape, with a protracted historical past, remarkable energy, and quite a few expression. Julian associates is the 1st to teach the musical level in all its guises--from burlesque to musical comedy to grand opera--from its starting in pre-Revolutionary the USA to the current day. additionally, this ebook is the 1st to discover the relationships among some of the varieties of musical theatre.

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