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Musical Comedy on the West End Stage, 1890 - 1939
Language: en
Pages: 207
Authors: L. Platt
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004-03-09 - Publisher: Springer

This book offers the first full historical treatment of a music theatre that was once at the centre of London's West End. From the late Victorian period to the early 1920s, musical comedy was the single most popular form of 'legitimate' theatre entertainment. This lively account establishes musical comedy as
Popular Musical Theatre in London and Berlin
Language: en
Pages: 227
Authors: Len Platt, Tobias Becker, David Linton
Categories: Drama
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-09-25 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This is the first book to reconstruct early popular musical theatre as a transnational and highly cosmopolitan entertainment industry.
Cultural Identity in British Musical Theatre, 1890–1939
Language: en
Pages: 245
Authors: Ben Macpherson
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-05-15 - Publisher: Springer

This book examines the performance of ‘Britishness’ on the musical stage. Covering a tumultuous period in British history, it offers a fresh look at the vitality and centrality of the musical stage, as a global phenomenon in late-Victorian popular culture and beyond. Through a re-examination of over fifty archival play-scripts,
German Operetta on Broadway and in the West End, 1900–1940
Language: en
Pages: 364
Authors: Derek B. Scott
Categories: Music
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-06-30 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Uncovers a world of forgotten triumphs of musical theatre that shine a light on major social topics. This book is also available as Open Access on Cambridge Core.
The Oxford Handbook of the British Musical
Language: en
Pages: 754
Authors: Robert Gordon, Olaf Jubin
Categories: Music
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

The first comprehensive academic survey of British musical theatre from its origins, The Oxford Handbook of the British Musical offers both a historical account of musical theatre from 1728 and a range of in-depth critical analyses of key works and productions that illustrate its aesthetic values and sociocultural meanings.