Musical Theater: An Appreciation (Hardcover)

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Musical Theater: An Appreciation, Second Edition offers a history of musical theater from its operating origins to the Broadway shows of today, combined with an in-depth study of the musical styles that paralleled changes on stage. Alyson McLamore teaches readers how to listen to both the words and the music of the stage musical, enabling them to understand how all the components of a show interact to create a compelling experience for audiences.

This second edition has been updated with new chapters covering recent developments in the twenty-first century, while insights from recent scholarship on musical theater have been incorporated throughout the text. The musical examples discussed in the text now include detailed listening guides, while a new companion website includes plot summaries and links to audio of the musical examples. From Don Giovanni to Hamilton, Musical Theater: An Appreciation both explores the history of musical theater and develops a deep appreciation of the musical elements at the heart of this unique art form.

About the Author

Alyson McLamore is Professor of Music History at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, where she has been recognized with the university's Distinguished Teaching Award.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781138678644
ISBN-10: 1138678643
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: September 13th, 2017
Pages: 584
Language: English