By Julian Mates
[This publication is] a complete illustrated heritage of the U.S. musical from its colonial origins to the current, tracing the connections and impacts of the minstrel express, operetta, burlesque, melodrama, revues, circus, dance, musical comedy, the Broadway opera, the booklet musical and different kinds. . . . extra, friends introduces readers to within stuff--the a number of forms of musical performers. Variety
American musical theatre has constructed as an idigenous paintings shape, with an extended background, extraordinary energy, and numerous expression. Julian buddies is the 1st to teach the musical level in all its guises--from burlesque to musical comedy to grand opera--from its starting in pre-Revolutionary the USA to the current day. furthermore, this publication is the 1st to discover the relationships among a number of the sorts of musical theatre.
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