Discovering Musicals

A Liberal Arts Guide to Stage and Screen


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About the Book

One of the few studies that cover both Broadway and Hollywood musicals, this book explores a majority of the most famous musicals over the past two centuries plus a select number of overlooked gems. Doubling as an introductory college and university text for musical, dance and theater majors and a guide for both musical connoisseurs and novices, the book includes YouTube references of nearly 1000 examples of dances and songs from musicals.

About the Author(s)

Marc Raymond Strauss is a professor emeritus of theater and dance from Southeast Missouri State University.

Bibliographic Details

Marc Raymond Strauss
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 240
Bibliographic Info: 20 photos, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2019
pISBN: 978-1-4766-7450-6
eISBN: 978-1-4766-3632-0
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vi
Foreword by Christine Pedi 1
Preface 3
Introduction 5
One. Ancient Greece through the Mid–19th Century 11
Two. Late 19th and Early 20th Centuries 33
Three. 1927 through the 1930s 59
Four. The 1940s 105
Five. The 1950s 130
Six. The 1960s 147
Seven. The 1970s 155
Eight. The 1980s 162
Nine. The 1990s 170
Ten. The 2000s 183
Eleven. The 2010s 195
Conclusion 215
Bibliography 217
Index 219

Book Reviews & Awards

  • “An ideal curriculum textbook…informative and thoroughly ‘reader friendly’…recommended”—Midwest Book Review