The Oxford handbook of the American musical / Edited by Raymond Knapp, Mitchell Morris, Stacy Wolf
Oxford ; New York: Oxford University Press, 2011, 2013.
Call No: 751.1(73) OXF Author: Knapp, Raymond; Morris, Mitchell; Wolf, Stacy Edition: paperback Source: US/UK Place: Oxford ; New York Publisher: Oxford University Press PubDate: 2011, 2013 PhysDes: x, 470 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm Subject: AUDIENCES; AUTHORSHIP; BLACKS AND THE CINEMA. US; BOX OFFICE. USA; COMEDIES; DANCE IN FILMS; GENDER AND THE CINEMA; HISTORY AND THE CINEMA. USA; HISTORY OF CINEMA; HOLLYWOOD; IDENTITY IN FILMS; IDEOLOGY IN FILMS; MEDIA AND THE CINEMA; MUSIC IN FILMS; MUSIC AND THE CINEMA; MUSICALS. USA; RACE AND THE CINEMA; THEATRE AND THE CINEMA; ANDREWS, JULIE; ASTAIRE, FRED; BERLIN, IRVING; FOSSE, BOB; HAMMERSTEIN, OSCAR, II; KERN, JEROME; MERMAN, ETHEL; ROBBINS, JEROME; SONDHEIM, STEPHEN; BLACK CROOK, THE (US, Robert G. Vignola, 1916); CABARET (US, Bob Fosse, 1972); CHICAGO (US, Rob Marshall, 2002); CHORUS LINE (US, Richard Attenborough, 1985); FIDDLER ON THE ROOF (US, Norman Jewison, 1971); GUYS AND DOLLS (US, Joseph L. Mankiewicz, 1955); GYPSY (US, Emile Ardolino, 1994); MY FAIR LADY (US, George Cukor, 1964); OKLAHOMA! (US, Fred Zinneman, 1955); PRODUCERS, THE (US, Mel Brooks, 1967); SHOWBOAT (US, George Sidney, 1951); SOUND OF MUSIC, THE (US, Robert Wise, 1965); WEST SIDE STORY (US, Robert Wise, 1961) Summary: "The Oxford Handbook of The American Musical offers new and cutting-edge essays on the most important and compelling issues and topics in the growing, interdisciplinary field of musical-theater and film-musical studies. Taking the form of a "keywords" book, it introduces readers to the concepts and terms that define the history of the musical as a genre and that offer ways to reflect on the specific creative choices that shape musicals and their performance on stage and screen. The handbook offers a cross-section of essays written by leading experts in the field, organized within broad conceptual groups, which together capture the breadth, direction, and tone of musicals studies today." - GOOGLE BOOKS Notes: Includes bibliographic references and index ISBN: 9780199987368 Contents: 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 More info