Discover the History of Musical Theatre
With its roots in the operettas and variety shows that preceded it, musical theatre has captivated audiences worldwide for centuries, from the early works of the Victorian era through to contemporary big-budget productions. Palgrave Macmillan has brought together research examining the journey of this art form and the key figures who laid the foundations for the modern musical as we know it today, including a range of key titles, blog pieces and a timeline charting the history of Broadway theatre.
The Palgrave Handbook of Musical Theatre Producers - FREE Access to Book Chapter
This handbook is the first to provide a systematic investigation of the various roles of producers in commercial and not-for-profit musical theatre. Featuring fifty-one essays written by international specialists in the field, it offers new insights into the world of musical theatre, its creation and its promotion. Key areas of investigation include the lives and works of producers whose work is part of a US and worldwide musical theatre legacy, as well as the largely critically-neglected role of the musical theatre producer in the making, marketing, and performance of musicals. Find out more about The Palgrave Handbook of Musical Theatre Producers.
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Rodgers and Hammerstein: The Sound of Money
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A series devoted to the best of theatre and performance scholarship - accessible and free of jargon. It strives to include a wide range of topics, from the more traditional to those performance forms that in recent years have helped broaden the understanding of what theatre as a category might include.
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Shakespeare: explorations over time and across disciplines
This article collection presents diverse scholarly perspectives that aim to illuminate academic thinking about Shakespeare, his writings, the social and political contexts that shaped him, as well the enduring cultural (and other) influences of his creative achievements to the present day.