The Virgin Encyclopedia of Stage and Film Musicals

A guide to the greatest shows and films in the history of the musical, as well as their stars, lyricists and composers. Over 1600 entries provide facts, figures and critical opinion on all aspects of the field.

Author: Colin Larkin

Publisher: Virgin Books

ISBN: UVA:X004358428

Category: Music

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A guide to the greatest shows and films in the history of the musical, as well as their stars, lyricists and composers. Over 1600 entries provide facts, figures and critical opinion on all aspects of the field.
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The Musical

It has been expanded and combined with The Guinness Who's Who of Film Musicals & Musical Film (entry 46) to form The Virgin Encyclopedia of Stage and Film ...

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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100 Film Musicals

The Virgin Encyclopedia of Stage and Film Musicals (London: Virgin Books, 1999). Macnab, Geoffrey, Searching for Stars (London & New York: Cassell, 2000).

Author: Douglas Pye

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781838714048

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 288

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From the coming of sound to the 1960s, the musical was central to Hollywood production. Exhibiting – often in spectacular fashion – the remarkable resources of the Hollywood studios, musicals came to epitomise the very idea of 'light entertainment'. Films like Top Hat and 42nd Street, Meet Me in St. Louis and On the Town, Singin' in the Rain and Oklahoma!, West Side Story and The Sound of Music were hugely popular, yet were commonly regarded by cultural commentators as trivial and escapist. It was the 1970s before serious study of the Hollywood musical began to change critical attitudes and foster an interest in musical films produced in other cultures. Hollywood musicals have become less common, but the genre persists and both academic interest in and fond nostalgia for the musical shows no signs of abating. 100 Film Musicals provides a stimulating overview of the genre's development, its major themes and the critical debates it has provoked. While centred on the dominant Hollywood tradition, 100 Film Musicals includes films from countries that often tried to emulate the Hollywood style, like Britain and Germany, as well as from very different cultures like India, Egypt and Japan. Jim Hillier and Douglas Pye also discuss post-1960s films from many different sources which adapt and reflect on the conventions of the genre, including recent examples such as Moulin Rouge! and High School Musical, demonstrating that the genre is still very much alive.
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Musical Theatre

The Virgin Encyclopedia of Stage and Film Musicals. London, UK: Virgin Books, 1999. Covers both American and British musicals. Lerner, Alan Jay.

Author: John Kenrick

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474267021

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 352

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Musical Theatre: A History is a new revised edition of a proven core text for college and secondary school students – and an insightful and accessible celebration of twenty-five centuries of great theatrical entertainment. As an educator with extensive experience in professional theatre production, author John Kenrick approaches the subject with a unique appreciation of musicals as both an art form and a business. Using anecdotes, biographical profiles, clear definitions, sample scenes and select illustrations, Kenrick focuses on landmark musicals, and on the extraordinary talents and business innovators who have helped musical theatre evolve from its roots in the dramas of ancient Athens all the way to the latest hits on Broadway and London's West End. Key improvements to the second edition: · A new foreword by Oscar Hammerstein III, a critically acclaimed historian and member of a family with deep ties to the musical theatre, is included · The 28 chapters are reformatted for the typical 14 week, 28 session academic course, as well as for a two semester, once-weekly format, making it easy for educators to plan a syllabus and reading assignments. · To make the book more interactive, each chapter includes suggested listening and reading lists, designed to help readers step beyond the printed page to experience great musicals and performers for themselves. A comprehensive guide to musical theatre as an international phenomenon, Musical Theatre: A History is an ideal textbook for university and secondary school students.
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The A to Z of the Broadway Musical

The Virgin Encyclopedia of Stage and Film Musicals. London: Virgin, 1999. Suskin, Steven. More Opening Nights on Broadway: A Critical Quotebook of the ...

Author: William A. Everett

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810870444

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 460

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The Broadway musical has greatly influenced American (and world) culture. Such shows as Oklahoma! and Annie Get Your Gun are as 'American as apple pie,' while the long runs of imports like Cats, The Phantom of the Opera, and Les MisZrables have broken records. Broadway has produced such cultural icons as Ethel Merman, Yul Brynner, and Julie Andrews, and composers and lyricists such as Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein, Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim, Andrew Lloyd Webber, and many others have had their melodies sung on its stages. Visionaries like George Abbott, Agnes de Mille, Jerome Robbins, Bob Fosse, Tommy Tune, and Susan Stroman have brought productions to life through their innovative direction and choreography. Since the latter part of the 19th century, the Broadway musical has remained one of the most popular genres in entertainment and its history is related in detail in The A to Z of the Broadway Musical. Through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and 900 dictionary entries on Broadway shows, playwrights, directors, producers, designers, and actors, this handy desk reference offers quick information on the many aspects of the Broadway musical.
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Film Music in the Sound Era

The Virgin Encyclopedia of Stage and Film Musicals. London: Virgin, 1999. Lawrence, Michael R. “India.” In The International Film Musical, edited by Corey ...

Author: Jonathan Rhodes Lee

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351190770

Category: Music

Page: 664

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Film Music in the Sound Era: A Research and Information Guide offers a comprehensive bibliography of scholarship on music in sound film (1927–2017). Thematically organized sections cover historical studies, studies of musicians and filmmakers, genre studies, theory and aesthetics, and other key aspects of film music studies. Broad coverage of works from around the globe, paired with robust indexes and thorough cross-referencing, make this research guide an invaluable tool for all scholars and students investigating the intersection of music and film. This guide is published in two volumes: Volume 1: Histories, Theories, and Genres covers overviews, historical surveys, theory and criticism, studies of film genres, and case studies of individual films. Volume 2: People, Cultures, and Contexts covers individual people, social and cultural studies, studies of musical genre, pedagogy, and the Industry. A complete index is included in each volume.
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Historical Dictionary of the Broadway Musical

The Virgin Encyclopedia of Stage and Film Musicals. London: Virgin, 1999. Suskin, Steven. More Opening Nights on Broadway: A Critical Quotebook of the ...

Author: William A. Everett

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442256699

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 464

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This second edition of Historical Dictionary of the Broadway Musical contains a chronology, an introduction, an appendix, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 1000 cross-referenced entries on Broadway shows, composers, playwrights, directors, producers, designers, actors, and theatres. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Broadway musicals.
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Film An International Bibliography

Flügel, Trixi Maraile: Das Musical im Rahmen des klassischen ... Larkin, Colin; Martland, John: The Virgin Encyclopedia of Stage and Film Musicals.

Author: Malte Hagener

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783476036865

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 479

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Kommentierte Bibliografie. Sie gibt Wissenschaftlern, Studierenden und Journalisten zuverlässig Auskunft über rund 6000 internationale Veröffentlichungen zum Thema Film und Medien. Die vorgestellten Rubriken reichen von Nachschlagewerk über Filmgeschichte bis hin zu Fernsehen, Video, Multimedia.
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The 1930s

The Virgin Encyclopedia of Stage and Film Musicals. London: Virgin Books, 1999. Mordden, Ethan. Sing for Your Supper: The Broadway Musical in the 1930s.

Author: J.B. Bennington

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443892780

Category: Political Science

Page: 470

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In 2010, Hofstra University celebrated its 75th anniversary, inviting scholars to the campus to discuss the world as it was in the year Hofstra was founded. The conference “1935: The Reality and the Promise” provided a wide-ranging exploration of the 1930s with presentations, discussions, and events highlighting the arts, entertainment, society, politics, literature, and science in that momentous decade. This volume encompasses a selection of the most interesting and enlightening papers from this conference, providing both depth and breadth of coverage. By any measure, the 1930s was a pivotal decade in modern history – a time when the reality of current events and the foreshadowing of events to come tempered all promise. The tension between reality and promise is a recurrent theme in the chapters brought together here, as well as in the personalities and faces that came to define this decade.
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The History of Film

... and Colin Larkin, The Virgin Encyclopedia of Stage and Film Musicals (1999) For an overview of animated films, see Leonard Maltin, Of Mice and Magic: A ...

Author: Nicholas Croce

Publisher: Encyclopaedia Britannica

ISBN: 9781680480771

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

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This comprehensive guide offers cinema enthusiasts everything they need to know about the history of film. The book covers the film industry’s most epic periods, including the early years of film starting in the 1830s, the silent years in the first quarter of the twentieth century, the pre–World War II sound era, the rise and fall of the Hollywood studios, and the transition into the twenty-first century. Along the way, readers learn about the most iconic films and directors from around the world, as well as how history, politics, and the cultural zeitgeist influenced cinema.
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A Million Miles from Broadway Revised and Expanded Edition

4 Except for the Virgin Encyclopedia of Stage & Film Musicals, which incorrectly declares he was “Austrian” – only one of many errors in that tome.

Author: Mel Atkey

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780991695744

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 654

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Musical theatre is an international form, not just an American one. It can take root anywhere. Few people would realise that such hit standards as "The Glow Worm", "Brazil", "Mack the Knife", "I Will Wait for You" and "El Condor Pasa" came from foreign language musicals. ""His research is monumental... This is an important book on a previously undocumented area of musical theatre."" -- Peter Pinne, Stage Whispers ""There's never been a better book for the armchair-traveler-theatergoer."" -- Peter Filichia
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Voice and Speech for Musical Theatre

Larkin, C. (1999), The Virgin Encyclopedia of Stage & Film, London: Virgin Books. Leborgne, W. and M. Daniels Rosenberg (2014), The Vocal Athlete, ...

Author: Chris Palmer

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350011267

Category: Drama

Page: 208

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Voice and Speech for Musical Theatre is the first book to combine traditional actor vocal training with musical theatre training, offering support and guidance for performers seeking to train their spoken voice specifically for singing and performing in musical theatre. Performers in musical theatre are working harder than ever. The shifting and extreme nature of the modern musical theatre repertoire requires performers capable of mastering musicianship, singing and dancing while at the same time providing convincing and clear performances as actors. Voice and Speech for Musical Theatre will help train musical theatre performers in the longer modes of voice needed to create convincing and moving performances. Ideal for the triple-threat performer, Voice and Speech for Musical Theatre features exercises for performers, tips for teachers and online video resources, allowing for a focused and outcome-oriented training of vocal techniques for musical theatre performers.
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The Virgin Encyclopedia of Jazz

... the band to recreate their stage show for his 1994 hit movie The Mask . ... Kurt Browning used it as the musical accompaniment to his programme in 1996.

Author: Colin Larkin

Publisher: Virgin Books

ISBN: STANFORD:36105119423544

Category: Music

Page: 1024

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A new edition of the jazz reference book that gives you the breadth of coverage you’ve always wanted, right up to date and speaks with the authority of the best research team in the business, and one that understands the appeal and importance of jazz in all its guises. Over 3,500 entries, 1.2 million words, this new edition of the Virgin Encyclopedia of Jazz contains essential facts and fair minded opinions of the artists who have been instrumental in creating the long, rich history of jazz. All the detailed information in this single volume is from The Encyclopedia Of Popular Music, which is universally acclaimed as the world’s leading source of reference on all forms of popular music. Authoritative, accessible and enthusiastic. Updated and greatly enlarged with over 1000 extra entries, and over 200,000 extra words. Enlarged album chronology. Newly added ‘Essential jazz Albums’. - The most exhaustive encyclopedia of jazz music ever compiled - Contains detailed histories and assessments of every major figure and many lesser-known artists in the genre - Every major jazz album ever releaseed is evaluated and give a star rating
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The British Pop Music Film

Larkin, Colin, ed., Encyclopedia of Stage and Film Musicals (London: Virgin, 1999). Lewis, Jon, The Road to Romance and Ruin: Teen Films and Youth Culture ...

Author: S. Glynn

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230392236

Category: Music

Page: 258

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The first detailed examination of the place of pop music film in British cinema, Stephen Glynn explores the interpenetration of music and cinema in an economic, social and aesthetic context through case studies ranging from Cliff Richard to The Rolling Stones, and from The Beatles to Plan B.
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The Virgin Encyclopedia of Sixties Music

Author: Colin Larkin

Publisher: Virgin Books Limited

ISBN: UCSC:32106011283188

Category: Music

Page: 542

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Published for the first time in hard cover this invaluable handbook contains 1000 entries taken from the Encyclopedia of Popular Music, offering an insight into the 60s -- the most analyzed yet least understood decade in the history of popular music. It includes every artist who had a significant impact on the development of rock and pop music in those ten years, from the Beatles-led invasion of America to the States' own pop aristocracy of Phil Spector and the Beach Boys, from the rise of Motown to the arrival of psychedelia and the Summer of Love. A perfect mix of fact and informed opinion contained in one single volume. Covers the essential elements -- dates, career facts, discography, album ratings plus a sense of context for each artist.
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Cinema Arthuriana

Swordsmen of the Screen from Douglas Fairbanks to Michael York. London: Routledge, 1977. ... The Virgin Encyclopedia of Stage and Film Musicals.

Author: Kevin J. Harty

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476608440

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 317

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The legends of King Arthur have not only endured for centuries, but also flourished in constant retellings and new stories built around the central themes. With the coming of motion pictures, Arthur was destined to hit the screen. This edition of Cinema Arthuriana, revised in 2002, presents 20 essays on the topic of the recurring presence of the legend in film and television from 1904 to 2001. They cover such films as Excalibur (1981) and Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975), television productions such as The Mists of Avalon (2001), and French and German films about the quest for the Holy Grail and the other adventures of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table.
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The World of Musicals An Encyclopedia of Stage Screen and Song 2 volumes

The Tony Award Book: Four Decades of American Theater. ... Astaire Dancing: The Musical Films. ... London: Virgin Publishing, 2000. Robbins,Jhan.

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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A Theater of Our Own

The Virgin Encyclopedia of Stage and Film Musicals . London : Virgin Books , 1999 . Lawrence , Jerome . Actor : The Life and Times of Paul Muni .

Author: Richard Christiansen

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015059253297

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 317

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The former chief critic of the "Chicago Tribune" uses historical records, interviews, and personal memories to chronicle Chicago's theater world from the 1830s to the present day.
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The Virgin Encyclopedia of Fifties Music

You will find the companion books Stage & Film Musicals and the Sixties will cover all the others . The Virgin Encyclopedia Of Fifties Music is one of a ...

Author: Colin Larkin

Publisher: Virgin Pub

ISBN: UCSC:32106011283170

Category: Music

Page: 543

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All the facts and informed opinion that you need on the artists who made the history of this decade are contained in this single volume, distilled from The Virgin Encyclopedia of Popular Music, universally acclaimed as the world's leading source of reference on rock and pop history.
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