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    A History of the American Musical narrates the evolution of the film musical genre, discussing its influences and how it has come to be defined; the first text on this subject for over two decades, it employs the very latest concepts and research. * The most up-to-date text on the subject, with uniquely comprehensive coverage and employing the very latest concepts and research * Surveys centuries of music history from the music and dance of Native Americans to contemporary music performance in streaming media * Examines the different ways the film musical genre has been defined, what gets counted as a musical, why, and who gets to make that decision * The text is written in an accessible manner for general cinema and musical theatre buffs, whilst retaining theoretical rigour in research * Describes the contributions made to the genre by marginalized or subordinated identity groups who have helped invent and shape the musical

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    Number of Pages: 376
    Format(s): Paperback - ISBN: 9781405194952
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    Listed in: Styles & genres, Musicals
    Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)

    Books by Sean Griffin

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