American Musical: History & Development

American Musical: History & Development

By: Peter H. Riddle (author)Paperback

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This is a unique fusion of drama and music, which has become especially important during the past fifty years. Peter Riddle provides us with a detailed exploration of the evolution and development of this form of music theatre in North America. The book traces the origins of music theatre from its eighteenth-century European roots to the present. Highlights include an exploration of the minstrel show, burlesque, and the revue along with discussions about Kern and Hammerstein's "Show Boat", Cole Porter, the Gershwin Brothers, Rodgers and Hart, Oklahoma, Richard Rogers, Oscar Hammerstein II, Stephen Sondheim, and Andrew Lloyd Weber.

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About Author

Peter H. Riddle is a professor of music at Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. A former band director, he has taught music theory, history, conducting, and instrumentalism. He has published numerous nonfiction and fiction books, as well as many articles. He holds a PhD from Southern Illinois University.

Product Details

  • publication date: 28/05/2013
  • ISBN13: 9780889629257
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 215
  • ID: 9780889629257
  • weight: 312
  • ISBN10: 0889629250

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