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Musical Theatre by
Call Number: ML1700 .K46 2017
An insightful and accessible celebration of twenty-five centuries of great theatrical entertainment.
Studying Musical Theatre by
Call Number: ML2054 .T393 2014
Provides a comprehensive overview of the history, theory and practice of this popular theatre form.
A Century of Musicals in Black and White by
Call Number: ML102.M88 P37 1993
Succinct information on almost thirteen hundred musical stage works written and produced from the 1870s to the 1990s involving contributions by black librettists, lyricists, composers, musicians, producers, or performers or containing thematic materials relevant to the black experience.
Broadway: the American Musical by
Call Number: Reference (SV) ML1711.8.N3 M37 2019
Publication Date: 2020
A comprehensive history of the musical, from the roots at the turn of the 20th century through to the new millennium. This edition is revised and updated, with brand-new material on all the Broadway musicals through the 2018-2019 season.
Guides & Bibliographies
Oxford Online Bibliographies compile authoritatively selected and annotated citations for key reference works, collected correspondence, biographies, monographs, and articles relating to prominent composers. Research guides provide detailed listings for a composer's known musical and literary works followed by annotated bibliographies of the secondary literature on the composer's œuvre arranged by genre and important topics in the composer's life, career, and reception history—plus other features such as a genealogies, chronologies, and indexes. Companions collate major essays by established experts that address key aspects of the composer's career, creative work, style, and critical reception.
The Essentials of Theater by
Call Number: PN2037 .M85 2018
Covers all the bases--from a brief history on theater over the centuries and basic terminology to tips on interpreting scripts, developing characters, and utilizing props.
The Cambridge Companion to the Musical by
Call Number: Reference (SV) ML 2054 .C35 2017
Expanded and updated 3rd edition. Presents 21 articles by leading scholars in the field divided into four parts: "Adaptations and Transformations: Before 1940," Maturations and Formulations: 1940-1970," Evolutons and Integrations: After 1970," and "Legacies and Transfmormations."
The Musical: A Research and Information Guide by
Call Number: Reference (SV) ML 128 .M78 E84 2011
A first stop for the researcher. Sections include reference works and general histories; musical theater surveys; film and television musicals; works and creators; performers; performance studies; periodicals; sets and series of printed material; discographies; and recorded anthologies.
Books about Musicals
Changed for Good by
Call Number: ML1711 .O95 2011
Wolf demonstrates how the musical since the mid-1940s has actually beendominated by women - women onstage, women in the wings, and women offstage as spectators and fans.
A Problem Like Maria by
Call Number: ML2054 .W65 2002
Shows how musicals of the 1950s and early 1960s celebrated strong women characters who defied the era's gender expectations.
On Broadway by
Call Number: PN2277.N5 H63 2016q
Featuring never-before-heard backstage stories of 20 years of theatrical productions.
Broadway Plays and Musicals by
Call Number: PN2277.N5 H57 2015
More than 14,000 productions are briefly described, including hundreds of plays, musicals, revivals, and specialty programs.