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Romance and Exoticism in North Africa: The Desert Song

William A. Everett

in Sigmund Romberg

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300111835
eISBN:
9780300138351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300111835.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter examines Sigmund Romberg's operetta The Desert Song. It explains that this work represents a radical departure with Romberg's operetta because it incorporated orientalism, North African ... More


On with the Show!

Richard Barrios

in A Song in the Dark: The Birth of the Musical Film

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195377347
eISBN:
9780199864577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377347.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Popular

The earliest rivals of The Broadway Melody were compelled to grapple with a distinctive group of artistic and technical challenges. Warners' The Desert Song, the screen's first operetta, and Fox's ... More


The Structure of Twenties Operetta

Ethan Mordden

in Anything Goes: A History of American Musical Theatre

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199892839
eISBN:
9780199367696
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199892839.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

This chapter focuses on the operettas of the 1920s. Twenties operettas were not musical comedies with grander music but were musical plays, with all the comedy limited to a subsidiary character or ... More


Prologue

William A. Everett

in Sigmund Romberg

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300111835
eISBN:
9780300138351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300111835.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter discusses the theme of this volume which is about the life and career of Hungarian-born composer Sigmund Romberg. This volume examines the reasons why Romberg has been ignored by the ... More


Where Do They Come From (and Where Do They Go)?

Richard Barrios

in Dangerous Rhythm: Why Movie Musicals Matter

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199973842
eISBN:
9780199370115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199973842.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter charts the constantly fraught relationship between musical theatre and musical film—mutually dependent, often hazardous, sometimes respectful, occasionally disastrous. It considers ... More


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