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Title:
The musical : a look at the American musical theater
Author:
Kislan, Richard.
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Edition:
Revised, expanded edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Applause, [1995]

©1995
Physical Description:
ix, 310 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781557832177
Format :
Book

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(Applause Books). This revised and expanded edition of Kislan's acclaimed study of America's musical theater includes a new section on "Recent Musical Theater: Issues and Problems." "The ancient union of drama and song, known as musical theater, comes in many forms vaudeville, burlesque, comic opera, minstrels, etc. The author reviews these and other highlights of American musicals ... with a fascinating background on the elements that contribute to the success of a Showboat ." King Features * "Worth study by anyone who still thinks that the musical is a collection of songs." The Stage