By Julian Mates
[This booklet is] a entire illustrated heritage of the U.S. musical from its colonial origins to the current, tracing the connections and affects of the minstrel express, operetta, burlesque, melodrama, revues, circus, dance, musical comedy, the Broadway opera, the booklet musical and different kinds. . . . additional, buddies introduces readers to within stuff--the numerous varieties of musical performers. Variety
American musical theatre has built as an idigenous paintings shape, with an extended background, extraordinary energy, and various expression. Julian pals is the 1st to teach the musical degree in all its guises--from burlesque to musical comedy to grand opera--from its starting in pre-Revolutionary the USA to the current day. additionally, this ebook is the 1st to discover the relationships among a few of the varieties of musical theatre.
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