150 Years of Popular Musical Theatre Andrew Lamb

ISBN: 9780300075380

Published: February 8th 2001

Hardcover

400 pages


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150 Years of Popular Musical Theatre  by  Andrew Lamb

150 Years of Popular Musical Theatre by Andrew Lamb
February 8th 2001 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 400 pages | ISBN: 9780300075380 | 10.14 Mb

From the Parisian operettas of Jacques Offenbach in the 1850s to such current blockbuster musicals as Les Miserables and Rent, musical theatre has given joy to audiences throughout the world. This lively book - an illustrated history of popularMoreFrom the Parisian operettas of Jacques Offenbach in the 1850s to such current blockbuster musicals as Les Miserables and Rent, musical theatre has given joy to audiences throughout the world.

This lively book - an illustrated history of popular musical theatre - provides a compendium of fascinating details about the origins and development of the genre over a century and a half. Andrew Lamb moves from country to country, showing how different cultures interpreted and were influenced by different types of musical theatre. He examines, for example, the development of the European operetta style from French and Viennese woks to such lesswell-known schools as the Spanish zarzuela.

He also traces the evolution of English-language works from the comic operas of Gilbert and Sullivan and American vaudevilles and extravaganzas to the latest Broadway and West End musicals. For each significant work he provides a brief description of the plot and references to the principal musical numbers. While his focus is on composers, librettists, and lyricists, he also gives information about principal performers, directors, and other creative influences. In a masterful way he conveys the differences be



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