The American Musical Theatre Song Encyclopedia

The first encyclopedia of theatre songs from Broadway shows, this work features facts on over 1,800 songs from over 500 musicals.

Author: Thomas S. Hischak

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: UOM:39015034859606

Category: Music

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The first encyclopedia of theatre songs from Broadway shows, this work features facts on over 1,800 songs from over 500 musicals.
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The American Musical Film Song Encyclopedia

An encyclopedia of songs written for the American film musical since 1927, including over 1,800 songs from over 500 musical films.

Author: Thomas S. Hischak

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: UOM:49015002902212

Category: Music

Page: 521

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An encyclopedia of songs written for the American film musical since 1927, including over 1,800 songs from over 500 musical films.
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The Tin Pan Alley Song Encyclopedia

Offers background information and commentary on 1,200 popular songs from a variety of styles and genres written between the mid-nineteenth century and the mid-twentieth century.

Author: Thomas S. Hischak

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: UOM:49015002816875

Category: Music

Page: 530

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Offers background information and commentary on 1,200 popular songs from a variety of styles and genres written between the mid-nineteenth century and the mid-twentieth century.
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The Oxford Companion to American Theatre

An encyclopedic reference guide to the American stage covering the history, plays, playwrights, actors, producers, directors, and other facets of American theater.

Author: Gerald Bordman

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: UOM:49015002999697

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 681

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An encyclopedic reference guide to the American stage covering the history, plays, playwrights, actors, producers, directors, and other facets of American theater.
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Film it with Music

Uses an encyclopedic format to provide entries for American movie musicals and the people associated with them including performers, songwriters, directors, choreographers, producers, studios, and designers.

Author: Thomas S. Hischak

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: UOM:49015002920289

Category: Music

Page: 464

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Uses an encyclopedic format to provide entries for American movie musicals and the people associated with them including performers, songwriters, directors, choreographers, producers, studios, and designers.
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The Encyclopedia of Film Composers

Each entry includes Biographical material Important dates Career highlights Analysis of the composer’s musical style Complete list of movie credits This book brings recognition to the many men and women who have written music for movies ...

Author: Thomas S. Hischak

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442245501

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 836

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For more than a century, original music has been composed for the cinema. From the early days when live music accompanied silent films to the present in which a composer can draw upon a full orchestra or a lone synthesizer to embody a composition, music has been an integral element of most films. By the late 1930s, movie studios had established music departments, and some of the greatest names in film music emerged during Hollywood’s Golden Age, including Alfred Newman, Max Steiner, Dimitri Tiomkin, and Bernard Herrmann. Over the decades, other creators of screen music offered additional memorable scores, and some composers—such as Henry Mancini, Randy Newman, and John Williams—have become household names. The Encyclopedia of Film Composers features entries on more than 250 movie composers from around the world. It not only provides facts about these artists but also explains what makes each composer notable and discusses his or her music in detail. Each entry includes Biographical material Important dates Career highlights Analysis of the composer’s musical style Complete list of movie credits This book brings recognition to the many men and women who have written music for movies over the past one hundred years. In addition to composers from the United States and Great Britain, artists from dozens of other countries are also represented. A rich resource of movie music history, The Encyclopedia of Film Composers will be of interest to fans of cinema in general as well as those who want to learn more about the many talented individuals who have created memorable scores.
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The Oxford Companion to the American Musical

Other Books by Thomas Hischak The American Musical Film Song Encyclopedia The American Musical Theatre Song Encyclopedia American Plays and Musicals on ...

Author: Thomas S. Hischak

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195335330

Category: Performing Arts

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A reference that covers American stage, film, and television musicals from 1860 to 2007 offers information on the musical productions and the historical evolution of the musical, as well as on performers, composers, and producers.
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Encyclopedia of the Musical Theatre

The greats and near-greats are finally brought together in this essential reference guide to over 2,000 personalities, productions, and songs of the musical theatre in both New York and London from the late nineteenth century right up to ...

Author: Stanley Green

Publisher: Da Capo

ISBN: 0306801132

Category: Music

Page: 492

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Drawing equally from Viennese operetta, Parisian cabaret, vaudeville, and Tin Pan Alley, the American musical theatre has thrived in an unprecedented variety of forms and styles as our truest hybrid art. From Show Boat and Oklahoma! to West Side Story, Fiddler on the Roof, and A Chorus Line, the musical has attracted our finest actors, composers, writers, directors, and choreographers. The greats and near-greats are finally brought together in this essential reference guide to over 2,000 personalities, productions, and songs of the musical theatre in both New York and London from the late nineteenth century right up to Sweeney Todd and Evita. Scholars, professionals, critics, and devoted fans alike will find a wealth of fascinating information on the backgrounds, plots, casts, scores, and credits of the leading musicals; biographies of their artists; and complete lists of Broadway, off-Broadway, and London productions, long runs, and awards. With a complete bibliography and discography.
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The World of Musicals An Encyclopedia of Stage Screen and Song 2 volumes

The American Musical Theatre Song Encyclopedia. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 1995. Hischak, Thomas. The Theatergoer's Almanac.

Author: Mark A. Robinson

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440800979

Category: Social Science

Page: 877

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This wide-ranging, two-volume encyclopedia of musicals old and new will captivate young fans—and prove invaluable to those contemplating staging a musical production. • Offers 700 alphabetically arranged entries related to musicals in theatre, film, and television • Spans the history of musical theatre from Gilbert and Sullivan operettas in the late 1800s to the present • Concentrates on musicals that are historically important and/or of mainstream interest, as well as those that might be examined in a high school music, music history, or theatre class • Features a teacher-friendly guide to the most popular musicals performed by high schools, discussing casting/characters, costume needs, notes on the difficulty of the music, and more • Includes a selected bibliography, discography, and videography as well as a chronology capturing key events in the history of the musical
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The Rodgers and Hammerstein Encyclopedia

Grant, Mark N. The Rise and Fall of the Broadway Musical. ... Broadway Musicals of the 1930s. ... The American Musical Theatre Song Encyclopedia.

Author: Thomas S. Hischak

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313341400

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 384

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Contains entries on collaborators Rodgers and Hammerstein, including stage, film, and television projects, theater playhouses, organizations, their two hundred thirty-one major songs, and other artists who worked with the two men.
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The Disney Song Encyclopedia

America's Songs: The Stories behind the Songs of Broadway, Hollywood, and Tin Pan Alley. ... The American Musical Theatre Song Encyclopedia.

Author: Thomas S. Hischak

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810869387

Category: Music

Page: 368

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Songs written for Disney productions over the decades have become a potent part of American popular culture. Since most Americans first discovered these songs in their youth, they hold a special place in one's consciousness. The Disney Song Encyclopedia describes and discusses hundreds of famous and not-so-famous songs from Disney films, television, Broadway, and theme parks from the 1930s to the present day. Over 900 songs are given individual entries and presented in alphabetical order. The songwriters and original singers are identified, as well as the source of the song and other venues in which it might have been used over the years. Notable recordings of the song are also listed. But most important, the song is described and what makes it memorable is discussed. This is not a reference list but a true encyclopedia of Disney songs. The book also contains a preface describing the criteria for selecting the songs, a glossary of song terms, a list of all the Disney songs and their sources, a songwriter's directory in which every song by each composer/lyricist is listed, a bibliography, a guide to recordings and DVDs of Disney productions, and an index of people and titles.
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The Business of American Theatre

Historical Dictionary of the Broadway Musical. ... The Encyclopedia of the Musical Theatre. ... The American Musical Theatre Song Encyclopedia.

Author: William Grange

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000074710

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 308

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The Business of American Theatre is a research guide to the history of producing theatre in the United States. Covering a wide range of subjects, the book explores how traditions of investment, marketing, labor union contracts, advertising, leasing arrangements, ticket scalping, zoning ordinances, royalties, and numerous other financial transactions have influenced the art of theatre for the past three centuries. Yet the book is not a dry reiteration of hits and flops, bankruptcies and bamboozles. Nor does it cover "everything about it that's appealing, everything the traffic will allow" (as Irving Berlin did in the song "There's No Business Like Show Business"). It is instead a highly readable resource for anyone interested in how money, and how much money, is critical to the art and artists of theatre. Many of those artists make appearances in the book: Richard Rodgers and his keen eye for investment, Jacob Shubert and his construction of "the bridge of thighs" for his showgirls at the Winter Garden, the significance of the Disney Souvenir Shop near the Lyceum Theatre on Broadway, and the difference between a Broadway show losing millions of dollars or making billions in one night. Consider this book a go-to resource for readers, students, and scholars of the theatre business.
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The Oxford Companion to American Theatre

Other Books by Gerald Bordman American Musical Comedy: From Adonis to ... The American Musical Film Song Encyclopedia The American Musical Theatre Song ...

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ISBN: 9780195169867

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Theatre as Human Action

The four plays central to this book are the tragedy Macbeth, the landmark African American drama A Raisin in the Sun, the contemporary rock musical Rent, and—new to this edition—the American comedy classic You Can’t Take It with You.

Author: Thomas S. Hischak

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442261099

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 280

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This book is designed for the college student who may be unacquainted with many plays and has seen a limited number of theatre productions. Focusing primarily on four plays—Macbeth, A Raisin in the Sun, Rent, and You Can’t Take It with You—this textbook aims to inform the student about theatre arts, stimulate interest in the art form, lead to critical thinking about theatre, and prepare the student to be a more informed and critical theatregoer. At the beginning of the text, each play is described with plot synopses (and suggested video versions), and then the four representative works are referred to throughout the book. This second edition also features revised and expanded chapters throughout, including on the technical aspects of theatre, the role of the audience and critic,and the diversity of theatre today.
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Frank Loesser

The American Musical Theatre Song Encyclopedia. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1995. . Film It with Music: An Encyclopedic Guide to the American Movie ...

Author: Thomas Laurence Riis

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300110510

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 332

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"Loesser was a major figure during the Broadway golden age that included Rodgers and Hammerstein, Lerner and Loewe, and Bernstein. Riis traces Loesser's early career as a Hollywood songwriter and a noted contributor to the war effort. He discusses in depth each of Loesser's musicals and provides a look at the legacy of a man admired as a mentor who inspired dozens of assistants, proteges, young songwriters, novice singer-actors, and aspiring producers. This book offers a look at Loesser's life along with an examination of the totality of his works."--BOOK JACKET.
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The Musical

Hischak, Thomas S. The American Musical Theatre Song Encyclopedia. With a foreword by Gerald Bordman. Westport, CT, and London: Greenwood, 1995. 543 p.

Author: William Everett

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135848071

Category: Music

Page: 336

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The musical, whether on stage or screen, is undoubtedly one of the most recognizable musical genres, yet one of the most perplexing. What are its defining features? How does it negotiate multiple socio-cultural-economic spaces? Is it a popular tradition? Is it a commercial enterprise? Is it a sophisticated cultural product and signifier? This research guide includes more than 1,400 annotated entries related to the genre as it appears on stage and screen. It includes reference works, monographs, articles, anthologies, and websites related to the musical. Separate sections are devoted to sub-genres (such as operetta and megamusical), non-English language musical genres in the U.S., traditions outside the U.S., individual shows, creators, performers, and performance. The second edition reflects the notable increase in musical theater scholarship since 2000. In addition to printed materials, it includes multimedia and electronic resources.
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The Mikado to Matilda

This is the first book to look at the British musical theatre with reference to those London musicals that were also produced in New York City.

Author: Thomas S. Hischak

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9781538126073

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 312

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In The Mikado to Matilda: British Musicals on the New York Stage, Thomas Hischak provides an overview of British musicals that made their way to Broadway, covering their entire history up to the present day. This is the first book to look at the British musical theatre with reference to those London musicals that were also produced in New York City. The book covers 110 British musicals, ranging from 1750 to the present day, including the popular Gilbert and Sullivan comic operettas during the Victorian era, the Andrew Lloyd Webber mega-musicals of the late twentieth century, and today's biggest hits such as Matilda. Each London musical is discussed first as a success in England and then how it fared in America. The plots, songs, songwriters, performers, and producers for both the West End and the Broadway (or Off Broadway) production are identified and described. The discussion is sometimes critical, evaluating the musicals and why they were or were not a success in New York.
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The Theatregoer s Almanac

Presents a panorama of the American theatre, past and present, in a unique and personal way that scholars, students, and theatregoers will find interesting and enjoyable.

Author: Thomas S. Hischak

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: UOM:49015002921188

Category: Reference

Page: 287

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Presents a panorama of the American theatre, past and present, in a unique and personal way that scholars, students, and theatregoers will find interesting and enjoyable.
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Through the Screen Door

What Happened to the Broadway Musical when it Went to Hollywood Thomas S. Hischak ... Hischak , Thomas S. The American Musical Theatre Song Encyclopedia .

Author: Thomas S. Hischak

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810850184

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 311

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This book is about the transition that musicals went through when they traveled from the stage to the screen. While the approach is critical, the style is readable and yields fascinating knowledge on the many things that did and didn't happen as theatre and film have merged throughout the past century.Hischak'sanalysis covers productions from The Desert Song (1927), to Chicago (2002).
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