Transposing Broadway

Stuart J. Hecht offers a fascinatingexamination of the relationship between Jews, assimilation, and the changing face of the American musical.

Author: S. Hecht

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137001740

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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Over the last hundred years, musical theatre artists - from Berlin to Rodgers and Hammerstein to Sondheim - have developed a form that corresponds directly to the Americanization of the increasingly Jewish New York audience; and that audience's aspirations and concerns have played out in the shows themselves. Musicals thus became a paradigm which instructed newcomers in how to assimilate while correspondingly envisioning "American Dream" America as democratic and inclusive. Broadway musicals still continue to function today as "cultural Ellis Islands" for fringe populations seeking acceptance into the nation's mainstream - including women, blacks, Latinos, and gays - all essentially modeled upon the Jewish example. Stuart J. Hecht offers a fascinatingexamination of the relationship between Jews, assimilation, and the changing face of the American musical.
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American Cinderellas on the Broadway Musical Stage

9 . Ann Douglas, Terrible Honesty: Mongrel Manhattan in the 1920s (New York:
Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1995), 4. Hecht, Transposing Broadway: Jews,
Assimilation, and the American Musical (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011),
104.

Author: Maya Cantu

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9781137534538

Category: Art

Page: 276

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Drawing upon Broadway musicals ranging from Irene (1919) to Gypsy (1959), American Cinderellas on the Broadway Musical Stage considers how Broadway musicals from the 1920s through the 1950s adapted and transformed Perrault's fairy tale icon in order to address changing social and professional roles for American women. Drawing heavily upon historical research in American culture and gender studies, Cantu analyzes female lyricists and librettists who were significant in translating Perrault's heroine to the contexts and concerns of the American "working girl." In exploring how these and other writers (of both sexes) adapted the Cinderella myth to a twentieth-century urban landscape, this book challenges traditional assumptions about the American musical's relationship to both feminism and modernism - placing the Cinderella story into the Broadway musical canon.
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From Red baiting to Blacklisting

Hecht, author of Transposing Broadway: Jews, Assimilation, and the American
Musical “Witham's thoughtful study illuminates the achievements of a man who
refused to stop fighting on behalf of American workers, who called out racial,
ethnic, ...

Author: Barry B Witham

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780809337750

Category: Anti-communist movements

Page: 322

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"This book examines Manny Fried's career as a labor organizer and blacklisted citizen by exploring his major labor plays and the political atmosphere that nurtured them"--
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Historical Dictionary of the Broadway Musical

Transposing Broadway: Jews, Assimilation, and the American Musical. New York
: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011. Hoffman, Warren. The Great White Way: Race and
the Broadway Musical. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2014. Most
 ...

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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W C Fields from Burlesque and Vaudeville to Broadway

... Baggy Pants Comedy: Burlesque and the Oral Tradition by Andrew Davis
Transposing Broadway: Jews, Assimilation, and the American Musical by Stuart J
. Hecht The Drama of Marriage: Gay Playwrights/Straight Unions from Oscar
Wilde to ...

Author: A. Wertheim

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137300676

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 264

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W. C. Fields was a virtuoso comedian, often called a comic genius, legendary iconoclast, and "Great Man," who brought so much laughter to millions while enduring so much anguish. This book explores his little-known, long stage career from 1898 to 1930, which had a major influence on his comedy and screen presence.
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Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism

Transposing Broadway : Jews , Assimilation , and the American Musical . By
Stuart J. Hecht . New York : Palgrave Macmillan , 2011. Cloth $ 90 . 240 pages .
Hard Times : The Adult Musical in 1970s New York City . By Elizabeth L. Wollman
.

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCR:31210024020800

Category: Drama

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Staging the Slums Slumming the Stage

... Baggy Pants Comedy: Burlesque and the Oral Tradition by Andrew Davis
Transposing Broadway: Jews, Assimilation, and the American Musical by Stuart J
. Hecht The Drama of Marriage: Gay Playwrights/Straight Unions from Oscar
Wilde to ...

Author: J. Westgate

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137357687

Category: Social Science

Page: 278

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Drawing on traditional archival research, reception theory, cultural histories of slumming, and recent work in critical theory on literary representations of poverty, Westgate argues that the productions of slum plays served as enactments of the emergent definitions of the slum and the corresponding ethical obligations involved therein.
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Theatre Youth and Culture

Reed Broadway and Corporate Capitalism: The Riseof the Professional
Managerial Class, 1900–1920 by Michael ... Baggy Pants Comedy: Burlesque
andthe Oral Tradition by Andrew Davis Transposing Broadway: Jews,
Assimilation, and the ...

Author: Manon van de Water

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137056658

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 201

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There is a complex relationship between performance, youth, and the shifting material circumstances (social, cultural, economic, ideological, and political) under which theatre for children and youth is generated and perceived. This book explores different aspect of theatre for young audiences using examples from theatrical events globally.
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Hollywood 1950s

Author: Adrian Turner

Publisher:

ISBN: 1851710442

Category: Motion picture actors and actresses

Page: 119

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Transposing Cultures

I have become the token Indian suddenly : and while it has its advantages , it has
its disadvantages . 37 Bell , who after taking up the symphony orchestra baton ,
stated , " I conduct Broadway shows simply to earn a living , to me it is a means to
 ...

Author: Tara C. Browner

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015034852437

Category: Culture

Page: 221

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Broadway Musicals

Miss Russell gave one of Broadway ' s memorable comic performances but ,
unlike the conservatory - trained Adams ... to write the comic music at which he
was so adept because West Side Story is a serious work , transposing
Shakespeare ...

Author: Martin Gottfried

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015023753182

Category: Broadway (New York, N.Y.)

Page: 352

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Scenic Design on Broadway

... Joan and David deBethel Joan and David de Bethel collaborated on the
designs for a Broadway production in 1955 . ... drew but found his greatest
popular success transposing famous faces onto copies of famous paintings ,
such as Greta ...

Author: Bobbi Owen

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: UOM:49015001342535

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 286

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This book presents over 900 biographical sketches of these scenic designers active on Broadway between the 1915-16 and 1989-90 seasons, each sketch ending with Broadway credits. Winners of the major awards for scenic design are listed in appendixes, a selective bibliography is included, and an index provides access to the designers from the play titles. An introduction traces the development of the profession on Broadway, and reproductions of fifteen designer renderings span the period of coverage.
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Beyond Bollywood and Broadway

Particular lines are transposed in their entirety , and the storyline does remain
intact . But the ending and ... Though the storyline remains intact , several areas
pointedly transpose the Elizabethan context into a South Asian American one .

Author: Neilesh Bose

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015080815908

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 502

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The South Asian immigrant experience on stage
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I m the Greatest Star

previously on Broadway, but it became closely associated with The Jazz Singer.
... new era, often by finding a new way of relating to the more sober and political
1930s audiences on Broadway, or by transposing their shtick into radio or film.

Author: Robert Viagas

Publisher: Applause Theatre & Cinema

ISBN: UOM:39015084112286

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 425

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From the Publisher: Here is the first major survey of Broadway musical theatre stars, telling the life stories of 40 stage luminaries from Al Jolson, Fanny Brice and Gwen Verdon, to Nathan Lane, Patti Lupone and Audra McDonald. Author Robert Viagas describes each star's most important stage roles as well as the triumphant, tragic, inspiring, and cautionary tales of how they achieved-and maintained-their status as top Broadway stars.
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New York

Baum , mor , irony , self - mockery , and derision , by Baechler , NANAN
CONTEMPORARY — 380 W. Broadway ( 925 588 ... 2/3 . kuel ; through 1/20 . ing
/ Organizing / Transposing , " with works by the Shainman , 560 Broadway ( 966-
3866 ) .

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Publisher:

ISBN: NWU:35556019722594

Category: New York (N.Y.)

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EMF Electrical Year Book

Liberty Electric Corp. , Port Chester , N. Y. Mercury Radio Appliance Co. , 672
Broadway , Brooklyn , N. Y. “ Meraco . ... In KELLOGG SWITCHBOARD &
SUPPLY order to transpose open wire lines in an CO . , Adams and Aberdeen
Sts . , Chi ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:C2564408

Category:

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New York Musical Gazette

New Illustrations of Transposing iho Scale. 3. Vocal Culture, which is presented
Published by LOT] *, 696 Broadway, New York. THE MOST SUCCESSFUL
CHOIR BOOK PUBLISHED FOR MANY YEARS. THE TBMP18 CHOIH, A
Collection of ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:32044044243202

Category: Music

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The Broadway Musical

He had to hire a musical secretary to transpose them to more suitable keys
afterward . On the other hand , elements of the art music tradition of the West can
be discerned creeping into Broadway from the late 1910s onward , a harbinger of
the ...

Author: Joseph Peter Swain

Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press

ISBN: UOM:39015018312390

Category: Medical

Page: 384

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A survey of the most important or representative musical plays; illustrated with over 150 musical excerpts.
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Junior Broadway

One year she had to transpose all of the music to a lower key for our young
voices . The children and the show are so much better because of her ! Scenery
is a major part of any show . Our Scenery Designer has also been with us each
year ...

Author: Beverly B. Ross

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015008949623

Category: Amateur plays

Page: 177

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More Opening Nights on Broadway

Considering the triteness of Broadway choreography , the bulk of it so chorus -
boy , I think this newcomer has a freshness and technique that is exhilarating
indeed . Mr . Seidelman tries very hard to transpose Dale ' s stark masculinity of ...

Author: Steven Suskin

Publisher: Schirmer Trade Books

ISBN: UOM:39015058843502

Category: Musical theater

Page: 1141

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Picking up where Suskin's earlier "Opening on Broadway" leaves off, this new collection offers excerpted first night reviews of 210 of the most popular Broadway productions of recent memory--"A Chorus Line, Hair, Pippin, Grease, Cabaret, Annie, Ain't Misbehavin', Jesus Christ, Superstar" and many more. The reviews also serve to chronicle many of the careers that were made and broken during this period of the Broadway theatre. 100 photos.
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