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New and Published Books

  1. A History of the American Musical Theatre

    No Business Like It

    By Nathan Hurwitz

    From the diverse proto-theatres of the mid-1800s, though the revues of the ‘20s, the ‘true musicals’ of the ‘40s, the politicisation of the ‘60s and the ‘mega-musicals’ of the ‘80s, every era in American musical theatre reflected a unique set of socio-cultural factors. Nathan Hurwitz uses these...

    Published June 19th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Directing in Musical Theatre

    An Essential Guide

    By Joe Deer

    This comprehensive guide, from the author of Acting in Musical Theatre, will equip aspiring directors with all of the skills that they will need in order to guide a production from beginning to end. From the very first conception and collaborations with crew and cast, through rehearsals and...

    Published December 22nd 2013 by Routledge

  3. America's Songs II

    Songs from the 1890s to the Post-War Years

    By Michael Lasser

    America’s Songs II: Songs from the 1890's to the Post-War Years continues to tell the stories behind popular songs in our country’s history, serving as a sequel to the bestselling America’s Songs: Stories Behind the Songs of Broadway, Hollywood, and Tin Pan Alley. Beginning in 1890 and ending in...

    Published December 18th 2013 by Routledge

  4. In The Space Of A Song

    The Uses of Song in Film

    By Richard Dyer

    Songs take up space and time in films. Richard Dyer's In the Space of a Song takes off from this perception, arguing that the way songs take up space indicates a great deal about the songs themselves, the nature of the feelings they present, and who is allowed to present feelings how, when and...

    Published October 11th 2011 by Routledge

  5. The Musical

    A Research and Information Guide, 2nd Edition

    By William Everett

    Series: Routledge Music Bibliographies

    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...

    Published April 24th 2011 by Routledge

  6. Acting in Musical Theatre

    A Comprehensive Course

    By Joe Deer, Rocco Dal Vera

    Acting in Musical Theatre is the only complete course in approaching a role in a musical. It is the first to combine acting, singing and dancing into a comprehensive guide, combining what have previously been treated as three separate disciplines. This book contains fundamental skills for novice...

    Published May 8th 2008 by Routledge

  7. America's Songs

    The Stories Behind the Songs of Broadway, Hollywood, and Tin Pan Alley

    By Philip Furia, Michael Lasser

    First published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published May 11th 2006 by Routledge

  8. Jerry Herman

    The Lyrics

    By Jerry Herman, Ken Bloom

    Jerry Herman is one of Broadway's most celebrated composers and lyricists, this book includes early lyrics from Herman's first Broadway revues and shows, songs cut from his best-loved shows, and new lyrics....

    Published September 9th 2003 by Routledge

  9. Alice May

    Gilbert & Sullivan's First Prima Donna

    By Adrienne Simpson

    Series: Forgotten Stars of the Musical Theatre

    This biography tells the story of Alice May, a touring prima donna in the nineteenth century who travelled from England to Australia, New Zealand, India and the US, taking part in pioneering performances of the popular light operas of the day. Along the way she took part in many premieres,...

    Published August 21st 2003 by Routledge

  10. Tin Pan Alley

    An Encyclopedia of the Golden Age of American Song

    By David A. Jasen

    For nearly a century, New York's famous "Tin Pan Alley" was the center of popular music publishing in this country. It was where songwriting became a profession, and songs were made-to-order for the biggest stars. Selling popular music to a mass audience from coast-to-coast involved the greatest...

    Published June 24th 2003 by Routledge