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The Resource Sing for your supper : the Broadway musical in the 1930s, Ethan Mordden

Sing for your supper : the Broadway musical in the 1930s, Ethan Mordden

Label
Sing for your supper : the Broadway musical in the 1930s
Title
Sing for your supper
Title remainder
the Broadway musical in the 1930s
Statement of responsibility
Ethan Mordden
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In the 1930s, America was struggling in the midst of the Depression. Aficionados of the Broadway musical have always maintained that this was the decade of the serious, political show, but Ethan Mordden is here to correct the record, once and for all, and show that Broadway's lights burned brightly during the 1930s in some of the most enjoyable, fun-filled and starry vehicles that ever graced The Street. Cole Porter's Anything Goes featured that one-time stenographer from Astoria, Queens, Ethel Merman. Rodgers and Hart teamed up for On Your Toes, Babes In Arms and The Boys from Syracuse. Fred and Adele Astaire charmed first nighters in The Band Wagon. Porgy and Bess put African Americans center stage in Gershwin's operatic masterpiece
  • Helzapoppin tore The Majestic Theatre apart with a double helping of burlesque. Ethel Waters sent shivers down the spine in As Thousands Cheer. George M. Cohan, the quintessential Yankee Doodle Dandy, was rousing audiences nightly in I'd Rather Be Right, and Jumbo brought the circus to Broadway. Innovations in dance were pioneered by Albertina Rasch and George Balanchine. Joe Mielziner brought a bold new look to scenic design while composers like Jerome Kern and Harold Arlen filled the ear with luscious melody at a time when orchestra pits were filled to overflowing with strings, woodwinds and harp
  • While shows like Marc Blitzstein's The Cradle Will Rock and Kurt Weil's Knickerbocker Holiday did put politics center stage, the accent on fun was heightened by some of the greatest clowns the Broadway stage has ever known - Fanny Brice, Bert Lahr, Beatrice Lillie and Mary Boland. Ethan Mordden completes his series of books on the Broadway musical and brings back a forgotten Broadway decade that was a treasure chest overflowing with theatrical riches."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
782.1/4/097471
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
ML1711.8.N3
LC item number
M785 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Sing for your supper : the Broadway musical in the 1930s, Ethan Mordden
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A lady needs a change : the state of the art -- Carry on, keep smiling : musical comedy I -- We're off to Feathermore : Mymph errant, Anything goes, and Jubilee -- Harlem on my mind : the black shows and Porgy and Bess -- Leave it to Katarina : operetta begins its forty-year death scene -- Fun to be fooled : revue -- A song with social significance : politics -- It's better with a union man : the leftist revue -- Life's a dance : the choreography of the 1930s -- I got rhythm : the music of the 1930s -- All in fun : musical comedy II
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 270 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780312239510
Lccn
2004053477
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)55960906
Label
Sing for your supper : the Broadway musical in the 1930s, Ethan Mordden
Link
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A lady needs a change : the state of the art -- Carry on, keep smiling : musical comedy I -- We're off to Feathermore : Mymph errant, Anything goes, and Jubilee -- Harlem on my mind : the black shows and Porgy and Bess -- Leave it to Katarina : operetta begins its forty-year death scene -- Fun to be fooled : revue -- A song with social significance : politics -- It's better with a union man : the leftist revue -- Life's a dance : the choreography of the 1930s -- I got rhythm : the music of the 1930s -- All in fun : musical comedy II
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 270 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780312239510
Lccn
2004053477
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)55960906

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