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Coming up Roses: The Broadway Musical in the 1950s

Ethan Mordden

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195140583
eISBN:
9780199848867
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195140583.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

The 1950s saw an explosion in the American musical theater. The Broadway show, catapulted into the limelight in the 1920s and solidified during the 1940s thanks to Rodgers and Hammerstein, now ... More


1884–1885 The Mikado

Michael Ainger

in Gilbert and Sullivan: A Dual Biography

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195147698
eISBN:
9780199849437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195147698.003.0020
Subject:
Music, Popular

One day in his study at Harrington Gardens, William Gilbert happened to glance at a Japanese executioner's sword hanging on the wall. It started a train of thought that he began to turn into a plot. ... More


1891–1893 Picking up the Thread

Michael Ainger

in Gilbert and Sullivan: A Dual Biography

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195147698
eISBN:
9780199849437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195147698.003.0028
Subject:
Music, Popular

The timing of their new work therefore was, as Arthur Sullivan said in a letter written from Newmarket, “a matter for consideration and discussion.” He was most anxious that nothing should ever arise ... More


1893–1896 The Grand Duke

Michael Ainger

in Gilbert and Sullivan: A Dual Biography

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195147698
eISBN:
9780199849437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195147698.003.0030
Subject:
Music, Popular

A meeting was held at Adelphi Terrace, when William Gilbert, Arthur Sullivan, Richard D'Oyly Carte, and Helen Carte agreed terms for the production of The Grand Duke. Gilbert sold Carte the complete ... More


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