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South Pacific: Paradise Rewritten

Jim Lovensheimer

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195377026
eISBN:
9780199864560
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377026.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

This book explores the development of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein’s classic Broadway musical South Pacific. In particular, it notes how the team balanced the creation of a commercially ... More


Topsy-Turvy: Separate Paths Since the Early 1970s

Philip Lambert

in To Broadway, To Life!: The Musical Theater of Bock and Harnick

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195390070
eISBN:
9780199863570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390070.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition, Popular

This final chapter surveys the separate professional lives of Bock and Harnick since their partnership dissolved in the early 1970s. Jerry Bock has worked as his own lyricist and written songs for ... More


Who Can Explain It?

Jim Lovensheimer

in South Pacific: Paradise Rewritten

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195377026
eISBN:
9780199864560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377026.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

This introductory chapter considers the 2008 Broadway revival of South Pacific (created by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II). The enthusiastic reception of this production suggests the show’s ... More


The Musical Is the Message

Jim Lovensheimer

in South Pacific: Paradise Rewritten

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195377026
eISBN:
9780199864560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377026.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

Rodgers and Hammerstein brought liberal sensibilities to work and life from the 1930s through the late 1940s. Although Rodgers was perceived as less political than Hammerstein, the 1932 film The ... More


Nellie and the Boys: Situating Gender in South Pacific

Jim Lovensheimer

in South Pacific: Paradise Rewritten

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195377026
eISBN:
9780199864560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377026.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

After discussing postwar feminism and concepts of gender, this chapter focuses on Hammerstein’s alteration of gender representations from Michener’s novel. The exploration of Nellie, whose ... More


Voices in the Wilderness

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/9780195377347.003.0016
Subject:
Music, Popular

In the mainly non-musical years of 1931 and 1932, a few filmmakers attempted to disregard the moratorium, sometimes with success. Among them was Ernst Lubitsch and Maurice Chevalier with The Smiling ... More


The Brief Career of Herbert Richard Lorenz

Frederick Nolan

in Lorenz Hart: A Poet on Broadway

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195102895
eISBN:
9780199853212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195102895.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Popular

Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers, and Herbert Fields had been working intermittently on a show called Winkle Town, in which a fellow invents an electronic system that renders electric wires obsolete and ... More


Early Commercial Era

Ryan André Brasseaux

in Cajun Breakdown: The Emergence of an American Made Music

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195343069
eISBN:
9780199866977
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195343069.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter examines the dawn of Cajun recording. The Cajun community’s relationship to recording technology, the evolving nature of America’s recording industry, and Cajun music’s relationship to ... More


Stephen Sondheim and the Reinvention of the American Musical

Robert L. McLaughlin

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781496808554
eISBN:
9781496808592
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496808554.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

From West Side Story in 1957 to Road Show in 2008, the musicals of Stephen Sondheim and his collaborators have challenged the conventions of the American musical theater and expanded the ... More


Adam Guettel: Born: December 16, 1964, New York, New York

Steven Suskin

in Show Tunes: The Songs, Shows, and Careers of Broadway’s Major Composers

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195314076
eISBN:
9780199852734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314076.003.0039
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter examines the work of Adam Guettel. Guettel arrived on the scene with a distinct advantage, or a distinct disadvantage. He does not bear a famous name; his father was a midlevel ... More


False Starts and Artistic Promise

Dominic McHugh

in Loverly: The Life and Times of My Fair Lady

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199827305
eISBN:
9780199950225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199827305.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

This chapter charts the early genesis of My Fair Lady, starting with the Greek legend of Pygmalion and Galatea. It briefly examines the development of this legend, culminating in George Bernard ... More


The Show Must Go On

Eric Salzman and Thomas Desi

in The New Music Theater: Seeing the Voice, Hearing the Body

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195099362
eISBN:
9780199864737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195099362.003.0020
Subject:
Music, Opera

This chapter discusses Songspiel and vaudeville, show music, and other popular musical theater forms; Kurt Weill in Europe and Kurt Weill in America; “theater opera” on Broadway in the 1930s and '40s ... More


Granting a Trial for the Third Day

Ernest Metzger

in A New Outline of the Roman Civil Trial

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198264743
eISBN:
9780191682780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198264743.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter attempts to refute Rodger's explanation of intertium concerned with granting trials. The discussion of Rodger's theory gives special attention to his conclusions on the order of the ... More


Alan Ferguson Rodger: A Tribute Given at the Memorial Service Held in St Giles’ Cathedral, Edinburgh on 25 November 2011

Colin MacKay

in Judge and Jurist: Essays in Memory of Lord Rodger of Earlsferry

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199677344
eISBN:
9780191758379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199677344.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law, Legal Profession and Ethics

This chapter presents a tribute given at Lord Rodger's memorial service held in St Giles' Cathedral, Edinburgh on 25 November 2011. Journalist and broadcaster Colin MacKay recalls the start of his ... More


“Changed for the Better”: Queer Conventions in Wicked (2003)

Stacy Wolf

in Changed for Good: A Feminist History of the Broadway Musical

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195378238
eISBN:
9780199897018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195378238.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

This chapter demonstrates how Wicked, the blockbuster Broadway musical that opened in 2003, is an exemplar of musical theatre’s generic conventions put to feminist and queer use. This chapter ... More


Lorenz Hart: A Poet on Broadway

Frederick Nolan

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195102895
eISBN:
9780199853212
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195102895.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

This book presents the public triumphs and personal tragedies of Lorenz Hart, a true genius of the American musical theatre. It is based on many years of research, and interviews with Hart's friends ... More


Jimmie Rodgers and the Hillbilly Yodel

Timothy E. Wise

in Yodeling and Meaning in American Music

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496805805
eISBN:
9781496805843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496805805.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter presents a musicological analysis of the yodeling of Jimmie Rodgers, the so-called Father of Country Music. It categorizes his yodeling styles and melodies into various types, labeled ... More


Epilogue: The End of an Era

Dominic Symonds

in We’ll Have Manhattan: The Early Work of Rodgers & Hart

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199929481
eISBN:
9780190216870
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199929481.003.0011
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

The epilogue is a short summation of the discussions explored throughout the book. The book’s focus has been on the early lives of Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart. This duo were together a defining ... More


Agnes de Mille: Telling Stories in Broadway Dance

Kara Anne Gardner

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199733682
eISBN:
9780190246082
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199733682.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance, History, American

This book explores the Broadway legacy of choreographer Agnes de Mille, from the 1940s through the 1960s. Six musicals are discussed in depth—Oklahoma!, One Touch of Venus, Bloomer Girl, Carousel, ... More


Max and Frieda

Frederick Nolan

in Lorenz Hart: A Poet on Broadway

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195102895
eISBN:
9780199853212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195102895.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

In this chapter the New York Times correctly identifies Lorenz Hart's personal tragedy; but practically all of the other “facts” which preceded it were wrong. Hart never graduated from Columbia, nor ... More


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