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The Palgrave Handbook of Musical Theatre Producers

Editors: MacDonald, Laura, Everett, William (Eds.)

  • Provides a wide ranging and highly accessible analysis of some of the biggest names within musical theatre production over the course of the genre's eventful history
  • Offers an exciting international and globalised perspective, highlighting commercial and non-commercial musical theatre ventures worldwide
  • Presents the first collection dedicated to the analysis of the work of the oft-misrepresented and undervalued role of the musical theatre producer
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About this book

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. Also explored are the shifting roles of producers in musical theatre and their popular portrayals, offering a reader-friendly collection for fans, scholars, students, and practitioners of musical theatre alike.

About the authors

Laura MacDonald is Senior Lecturer in Musical Theatre at the University of Portsmouth, UK, where she teaches musical theatre, dramaturgy, and critical theory. Her articles and reviews have appeared in Studies in Musical Theatre, The Journal of American Drama and Theatre, New England Theatre Journal, Theatre Research International, the SDC Journal, Theatre Journal and Theatre Survey.

William A. Everett is Curators’ Professor of Musicology at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance, USA, where he teaches courses on a variety of subjects, including musical theatre and nineteenth-century music.  He is author, editor, or co-editor of numerous books on musical theatre and various other topics.

Table of contents (51 chapters)

  • A Ballyhoo for Producers

    MacDonald, Laura (et al.)

    Pages 3-10

  • Actors Act. Directors Direct. Producers … Produce? Mel Brooks’s The Producers and the Creation of an Archetype

    Edney, Kathryn

    Pages 11-17

  • Tony Pastor: The Father of Vaudeville

    Rodger, Gillian M.

    Pages 21-28

  • Adolf Philipp and the German American Musical Comedy

    Koegel, John

    Pages 29-37

  • George Edwardes: The Guv’nor of Late Victorian Musical Theatre

    Everett, William A.

    Pages 39-45

Buy this book

eBook $189.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-43308-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $239.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-44029-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Palgrave Handbook of Musical Theatre Producers
Editors
  • Laura MacDonald
  • William Everett
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-43308-4
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-43308-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-44029-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 559
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