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A Ziegfeld Soprano and a Shubert Tenor

Todd Decker

in Show Boat: Performing Race in an American Musical

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199759378
eISBN:
9780199979554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199759378.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

The performers playing the six white leads in Show Boat exercised considerable influence over how Hammerstein and Kern wrote their roles. Draft scripts and other archival evidence demonstrate the ... More


Splendor and Intelligence

Cynthia Brideson and Sara Brideson

in Ziegfeld and His Follies: A Biography of Broadway's Greatest Producer

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813160887
eISBN:
9780813165530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813160887.003.0018
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores the groundbreaking production of Show Boat and the golden age it ushered in for Ziegfeld. Included are detailed stories about the backstage drama, the composers’ efforts to ... More


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