150 Years of Popular Musical Theatre by Andrew Lamb
Look inside with Google Book Preview
150 Years of Popular Musical Theatre
By Andrew Lamb

150 Years of Popular Musical Theatre

By (author) See other recent books by Andrew Lamb See other recent books by David A. Washburn
Format: Hardback

Normal Price: $88.00
Your Price: $79.20 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $8.80! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $3.96 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply

150 Years of Popular Musical Theatre by Andrew Lamb

Book Description

From the Parisian operettas of Jacques Offenbach in the 1850s to such current blockbuster musicals as Les Miserables and Rent, musical theatre has given joy to audiences throughout the world. This lively book--an illustrated history of popular musical theatre--provides a compendium of fascinating details about the origins and development of the genre over a century and a half. Andrew Lamb moves from country to country, showing how different cultures interpreted and were influenced by different types of musical theatre. He examines, for example, the development of the European operetta style from French and Viennese works to such less-well-known schools as the Spanish zarzuela. He also traces the evolution of English-language works from the comic operas of Gilbert and Sullivan and American vaudevilles and extravaganzas to the latest Broadway and West End musicals. For each significant work he provides a brief description of the plot and references to the principal musical numbers. While his focus is on composers, librettists, and lyricists, he also gives information about principal performers, directors, and other creative influences. In a masterful way he conveys the differences between works of the same composer and works by various composers, and shows how they reflect changing cultural tastes and musical and dramatic conventions. Displaying a deep and wide-ranging expertise, this authoritative book is an invaluable resource for all lovers of the musical theatre.

Buy 150 Years of Popular Musical Theatre book by Andrew Lamb from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780300075380
ISBN-10: 0300075383
Format: Hardback
(254mm x 178mm x 22mm)
Pages: 392
Imprint: Yale University Press
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publish Date: 16-Mar-2001
Country of Publication: United States

Books By Author Andrew Lamb

Leslie Stuart by Andrew Lamb Leslie Stuart, Hardback (September 2002)

Tells the fascinating story of the rise and fall from fame of Leslie Stuart, whose success with the musical Floradora in the 1900s led to extravagant spending on gambling, drinking and entertaining and left him bankrupt.

» View all books by Andrew Lamb


» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about 150 Years of Popular Musical Theatre book by Andrew Lamb and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review

Author Biography - Andrew Lamb

Andrew Lamb is a British musicologist, writer, and broadcaster who is well known as an authority on operetta and musicals.

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Andrew Lamb close
Leslie Stuart by Andrew Lamb
Recent books by David A. Washburn close
Primate Perspectives on Behavior and Cognition by David A. Washburn
Intelligence of Apes and Other Rational Beings by David A. Washburn
150 Years of Popular Musical Theatre by David A. Washburn
BoomerangBooks.com.au close