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by Thomas S. Hischak


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Hischak follows his superb Stage It with Music: An Encyclopedic Guide to the American Musical Theatre with this excellent guide that ventures to explain the context of some 1,800 songs representing all major shows, genres, authors, and eras of the American stage.

Hischak follows his superb Stage It with Music: An Encyclopedic Guide to the American Musical Theatre with this excellent guide that ventures to explain the context of some 1,800 songs representing all major shows, genres, authors, and eras of the American stage.

Only 1 left in stock (more on the way). Encyclopedia of the Musical Film (Oxford, 1981) describes some outstanding song titles but has a greater emphasis upon the films as a whole and biobibliographies of composers and lyricists. If all one needs are the unadorned facts, most of the songs in Hischak are listed in Lissauer's Encyclopedia of Popular Music in America (Paragon House, 1991). The American Musical Film Song Encyclopedia is recommended for comprehensive music and film collections.

The first encyclopedia of theatre songs from Broadway shows ranging from The Black Crook (1866) to the 1994 . This book is about how hundreds of famous and not-so-famous songs have functioned in the American musical.

The first encyclopedia of theatre songs from Broadway shows ranging from The Black Crook (1866) to the 1994 Tony Award-winning Passion, this handy guide features over 1,800 songs from over 500 musicals. It gives such information as the songs' authors, original performers, and dates and history of recordings.

Thoroughly indexed by song title, show, writer and performers. -RPM "A basic guide that extensive music reference collection should find a worthwhile purchase.

Motion picture music - United States - Encyclopedias, Songs, English - United States - Encyclopedias.

The Rodgers and Hammerstein Encyclopedia By Thomas S. Hischak Greenwood Press, 2007.

What has not existed for some time is a single-volume work that covers in encyclopedic form the subject of the American musical. For the same reason, not all the songs or actors are mentioned under each title listing. The Rodgers and Hammerstein Encyclopedia By Thomas S.

Thomas S. Hischak is also the author of Word Crazy: Broadway Lyricists from Cohan to Sondheim and Stage It with Music: An Encyclopedic guide to the American Musical Threatre. He is Professor of Theatre History and Criticism at the State University of New York College at Cortland. com bookstore provides you with a catalog of 200 books associated with the jazz standards

Still the most influential and popular songwriting team in the history of the American Musical Theatre, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein . Thomas S. Hischak is the author of fifteen books and twenty published plays.

Still the most influential and popular songwriting team in the history of the American Musical Theatre, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein represent Broadway musicals at their finest. The team revolutionized the musical play with Oklahoma! in 1943 and then went on to explore territory never put on the musical stage before in such beloved shows as Carousel, South Pacific, The King and I and The Sound of Music. He is Professor of Theatre at the State University of New York College at Cortland and received the Chancellors Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activity.

Musical comedies, or musicals, have become America’s most significant contribution to world theatre. Musical comedy is a type of play that tells a story through a combination of dialogue, songs, and dances. Musical comedy developed in the United States during the late 1800s. European influences included the operetta, or light opera, and extravaganza, or spectacle. The basic American influences were vaudeville, minstrel show, and burlesques. Musical comedy differs from other forms of musical shows.

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The first encyclopedia of theatre songs from Broadway shows ranging from The Black Crook (1866) to the 1994 Tony Award-winning Passion, this handy guide features over 1,800 songs from over 500 musicals. It gives such information as the songs' authors, original performers, and dates and history of recordings. Each song is described and briefly analyzed, explaining how the song fit in the original production and what is notable about its music, lyrics, and presentation. Thoroughly indexed by song title, show, authors, and performers. Of interest to scholars, students, and fans alike.

The musical theatre song is conceived, written, and produced as part of a whole. While it may eventually stand on its own and join the ranks of popular hits, its immediate purpose is clear: it must work in the show. This book is about how hundreds of famous and not-so-famous songs have functioned in the American musical. In addition to identifying the authors and the source of the song, it hopes to explain the song: what kind of song it is, what it is about, what purpose it has in the show, as well as who originally sang it, what the song's history is, and what may be unique about this particular number. It is a book about songs as little pieces of playwriting for the musical theatre. The song entries are presented alphabetically, but the Musicals Listing at the end of the work includes all the songs discussed from a particular show.


The American Musical Theatre Song Encyclopedia download epub
Music
Author: Thomas S. Hischak
ISBN: 0313294070
Category: Arts & Photography
Subcategory: Music
Language: English
Publisher: Greenwood; First Edition edition (May 9, 1995)
Pages: 568 pages