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Author Messenger, Bill.

Title Great American music [videorecording] : Broadway musicals / taught by Bill Messenger.

Imprint Chantilly, VA : Teaching Co., c2006.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Storage DVD    K COLL GAM M18DVD  v.1    Available
 GDL Brand Library Storage DVD    K COLL GAM M18DVD  v.2    Available
Edition Library ed.
Description 4 videodiscs (ca. 720 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 2 course guidebooks (22 cm.)
Series Music & fine arts
Great courses (DVD). Music & fine arts.
Note DVD.
In two containers.
Contents The essence of the musical -- The minstrel era (1828 to c. 1900) -- Evolution of the verse / chorus song -- The ragtime years (c.1890-1917) -- The vaudeville era (1881 to c. 1935) -- Tin Pan Alley -- Broadway in its infancy -- The revue versus the book musical -- Superstars of the horizon -- Transition into the Jazz Age (1916-20) -- Irving Berlin and Jerome Kern - contrasts -- George Gershwin's legacy (1919 to c. 1935) --Rodgers and Hammerstein era (1940s) -- Golden age of musical theater (1950s) -- Rock 'n' roll reaches Broadway (1960s) -- Big bucks and long runs (1970s - present)
Performer Lecturer: Bill Messenger.
Summary This course covers the 200-year evolution of American music theater, including the minstrel era, the vaudeville era, the age of ragtime, the revue, and the book musical. Because recorded examples of music from recent Broadway musicals are readily available in retail stores, these are used less frequently here than the older, rarer recordings, without which most listeners would have little knowledge of the sound of the early musicals. The shows chosen to be discussed in this course are each important links in musical theater's evolution.
Subject Musicals.
Musicals -- United States -- History and criticism.
Musicals -- United States -- Study and teaching.
Music appreciation.
Genre/Form Educational films
Added Author Teaching Company.
Added Title Broadway musicals
ISBN 159803202X (Part 1)
9781598032024 (Part 1)
159803202X (Part 2)
9781598032024 (Part 2)
Music No. 7318 Teaching Co.

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