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Stage It with Music: An Encyclopedic Guide to the American Musical Theatre (Hardback)
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Stage It with Music: An Encyclopedic Guide to the American Musical Theatre (Hardback)

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Hardback 328 Pages / Published: 30/06/1993
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A one-stop, up-to-date source for information on the history of the American musical theatre, Stage It with Music packs an astonishing quantity and variety of facts as well as insights and anecdotes into a convenient dictionary format. Coverage extends from the genre's nineteenth century beginnings to the present day, from The Black Crook (1866) to Jelly's Last Jam (1992). Included are entries on over 300 individual shows, musical series, performers, composers, lyricists, librettists, directors, designers, music directors, orchestrators, choreographers, producers, producing companies and other theatrical institutions, and on other subjects and genres relating to musical theatre. Among the latter are entries on British Imports, Dance in Musicals, Flop Musicals, Locations of Musicals, Operetta, Pastiche Musicals, and Tony Awards. As fascinating as its subject, Stage It with Music will serve the researcher seeking a specific fact, but he or she may find it hard to stop there. Extensive cross-referencing will lead to masses of related material, and most researchers will not be able to resist browsing well beyond the original quest. Thoroughly indexed, the volume also includes a chronology of the musicals covered as separate entries and a bibliography of general works on musical theatre.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780313287084
Number of pages: 328
Weight: 689 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 23 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Stage It With Music doesn't tell just one story--it tells hundreds. Stories of people, of flops and of forgotten librettos. Because it is designed to be a reference book, Hischak probably did not intend for Stage It With Music to be read from cover to cover. But even if you do traipse through it with the alphabet as your only guide, it is fascinating. . . . Hischak is to be commended for taking on the challenge of writing a book as comprehensive as Stage It With Music. And he is to be applauded for making this reference book so darn readable. Bravo."-Universitas
." . . The book suceeds due to its comprehensiveness and useful cross-referencing . . . there is a wealth of information here."-Library Journal
." . .This volume makes a signal contribution in its biographical notes and individuals. Valuable in all reference collections on the theater."-Choice, December 1993
?. . . The book suceeds due to its comprehensiveness and useful cross-referencing . . . there is a wealth of information here.?-Library Journal
?. . .This volume makes a signal contribution in its biographical notes and individuals. Valuable in all reference collections on the theater.?-Choice, December 1993
?Stage It With Music doesn't tell just one story--it tells hundreds. Stories of people, of flops and of forgotten librettos. Because it is designed to be a reference book, Hischak probably did not intend for Stage It With Music to be read from cover to cover. But even if you do traipse through it with the alphabet as your only guide, it is fascinating. . . . Hischak is to be commended for taking on the challenge of writing a book as comprehensive as Stage It With Music. And he is to be applauded for making this reference book so darn readable. Bravo.?-Universitas
"What a useful addition to our libraries! Hereafter, theatrelovers seeking easy-to-find answers about the highlights of our modern American song-and-dance entertainments will have to reach first for Thomas Hischak's Stage It with Music. I know I will."-Gerald Bordman Author of American Musical Theatre

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