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MUSS1813 The Best of Broadway

The Best of Broadway, 2019/20
Dr Ian Sapiro
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Key Bibliography

Block, Geoffrey. Enchanted evenings [electronic resource] : the Broadway musical from Show Boat to Sondheim and Lloyd Webber ISBN: 0199741506; 9780199741502. 2nd edition. Oxford: OUP, 2009.  

Lamb, Andrew. 150 years of popular musical theatre. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2000.

Everett, William A. and Paul R. Laird (eds.). The Cambridge companion to the musical. 3rd edition. Cambridge: CUP, 2017.  

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Other Suggested Reading


Bordman, Gerald. American musical theatre: a chronicle. New York: OUP, 1978.

Gänzl, Kurt. The encyclopedia of the musical theatre. 2 vols. Oxford: Blackwell Publishers, 1994.

———. Gänzl's book of the Broadway musical: 75 shows, from H.M.S. Pinafore to Sunset Boulevard. New York: Schirmer Books, 1995.

———. The musical: a concise history Boston: Northeastern University Press, 1997.

Gordon, Robert & Olaf Jubin. The Oxford Handbook of the British Musical.. New York: Oxford University Press, 2017.

Lerner, Alan Jay. The musical theatre: a celebration. London: Collins, 1986.

Mordden, Ethan. Sing for your supper: the Broadway musical in the 1930s. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.

———. Beautiful mornin': the Broadway musical in the 1940s. New York: OUP, 1999.

———. Coming up roses: the Broadway musical in the 1950s. New York: OUP, 2000.

———. Open a new window: the Broadway musical in the 1960s. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2001.

———. One more kiss: the Broadway musical in the 1970s. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2003.

———. The happiest corpse I've ever seen: the last twenty-five years of the Broadway musical. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004.

Pessen, Edward. “The Great Songwriters of Tin Pan Alley’s Golden Age: A Social, Occupational, and Aesthetic Inquiry”, American music. 3, No. 3 (1985), 180–197.

Riis, Thomas L. More than just minstrel shows: the rise of black musical theatre at the turn of the century, I.S.A.M. Monographs 33. New York: University of New York, 1992.

Rodosthenous, George (ed.). The Disney musical on stage and screen : critical approaches from "Snow White" to "Frozen" ISBN: 9781474234184 (electronic bk.); 1474234186 (electronic bk.); 9781474234160; 147423416X; 9781474234177; 1474234178; 9781474234191 (ePDF). New York: Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2017.  

Specific Composers

Drew, David. Kurt Weill: a handbook. London: Faber and Faber, 1987.

Leon, Ruth. Gershwin. London: Haus Publishing, 2004.

MacKenzie, Alexander C. “The Life-Work of Arthur Sullivan”, Sammelbände der Internationalen Musikgesellschaft 3, No. 3 (1902), 539–564.

Parrott, Ian. “Arthur Sullivan (1842–1900)”, Music and Letters.ISSN: 0027-4224 23, No. 3 (1942), 202–210.

This list was last updated on 12/12/2018