Harry B. Smith : Dean of American Librettists (Forgotten Stars of the Musical Theater)

Harry B. Smith : Dean of American Librettists (Forgotten Stars of the Musical Theater)

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  • 製本 Hardcover:ハードカバー版/ページ数 288 p.
  • 言語 ENG,ENG
  • 商品コード 9780415938624
  • DDC分類 B

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Harry B. Smith was the most prolific writer of librettos for the American musical theatre in history, with nearly half of his 300 works actually opening in New York City. In addition, Smith was instrumental in adapting and popularizing foreign musicals in America, significantly influencing writing and composing styles of American shows. He worked with every major composer in America between 1880 and 1920, and consequently this examination of his work and process is highly instructive of the history of the American musical.

Table of Contents

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS                                    vii
SERIES INTRODUCTION ix
Chapter One FROM BUFFALO TO BURLESQUE 1 (22)
Chapter Two BURLESQUE TO BROADWAY 23 (26)
Chapter Three "COME TO SHERWOOD; JOIN OUR JOLLY 49 (36)
CREW"
Chapter Four "AM I A WIZ" 85 (36)
Chapter Five "I'D LIKE TO HAVE A PHOTOGRAPH OF 121(36)
THAT"
Chapter Six "IF I ONLY HAD A THEATRE ON 157(26)
BROADWAY"
Chapter Seven FOLLIES OF THE YEAR 183(22)
Chapter Eight GERMAN IMPORTS 205(26)
Chapter Nine JEROME KERN AND IRVING BERLIN 231(20)
Chapter Ten "HARRY-B-SMITHING" 251(24)
Chapter Eleven "A LONG WALK UPHILL AGAINST THE 275(10)
WIND"
APPENDIX 285(6)
INDEX 291