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

Philip Lambert

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195390070
eISBN:
9780199863570
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390070.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition, Popular

In fourteen years of collaboration beginning in 1957, composer Jerry Bock and lyricist Sheldon Harnick wrote seven Broadway musicals together: The Body Beautiful (opened in 1958), Fiorello! (1959), ... More


Tradition: Fiddler on the Roof

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/9780195390070.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition, Popular

This entire chapter is devoted to the defining work of the Bock–Harnick partnership, Fiddler on the Roof (1964). It considers the musical’s origins in four stories by Sholem Aleichem, the process of ... More


Fiddling with Fiddler

Ronald L. Grimes

in Rite out of Place: Ritual, Media, and the Arts

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195301441
eISBN:
9780199850952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195301441.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter proposes a method for studying ritual in film by applying various kinds of ritual criticism to the wedding scene from the film Fiddler on the Roof. The film was used to provoke a debate ... More


Remembering Hiter Colvin, the Fiddle King of Oilfield and Gum Stump

J. Michael Luster

in Shreveport Sounds in Black and White

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781934110416
eISBN:
9781604733037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781934110416.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter presents a brief sketch of Hiter Colvin, drawing from the recollections of family and friends. Colvin was a little-known master fiddler from northwestern Louisiana who dazzled crowds at ... More


Knauff’s “Ohio River” and “Indian Whoop”: The Rhythmic and Timbral Puzzles of Blackface Minstrelsy and of Modern Old-Time Fiddling

Chris Goertzen

in George P. Knauff's Virginia Reels and the History of American Fiddling

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496814272
eISBN:
9781496814319
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496814272.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter studies the fourth and final pamphlet of George P. Knauff's Virginia Reels, which may have been published over a decade after the first three pamphlets appeared. During the possible ... More


Southern Fiddlers and Fiddle Contests

Chris Goertzen

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604731224
eISBN:
9781604733310
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604731224.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This book explores the phenomenon of American fiddle contests, which now have replaced dances as the main public event where American fiddlers get together. It studies this change and what it means ... More


Exoticized Voices, Racialized Bodies: Lineage and Whiteness on Stage

Jake Johnson

in Mormons, Musical Theater, and Belonging in America

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780252042515
eISBN:
9780252051364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042515.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Just as Mormons used musical theater to purchase whiteness in the early twentieth century, so too do Mormons begin in the 1960s to use musical theater to associate other racial minorities with white ... More


After West Side Story

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/9780199892839.003.0014
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

This chapter describes the musicals of the 1960s, including Frank Loesser's How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (1961), Mame (1966), A Funny Thing Happened on the Way To the Forum ... More


Doon the Dukker

Elizabeth Stewart

Alison McMorland (ed.)

in Up Yon Wide and Lonely Glen: Travellers' Songs, Stories and Tunes of the Fetterangus Stewarts

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617033087
eISBN:
9781617033094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617033087.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter begins the book by introducing Elizabeth Stewart’s family and upbringing. It discusses Elizabeth’s great-great-grandfather, James Stewart, or otherwise known as “Piper Jimmy” and how ... More


Modern Fiddle Contests: The Competition Itself

Chris Goertzen

in Southern Fiddlers and Fiddle Contests

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604731224
eISBN:
9781604733310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604731224.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter zeroes in on the modern fiddle contest for a closer look at what happens at these events. More particularly, the chapter focuses on the fiddle contests as a competition—what the contests ... More


Fiddlers across the South

Chris Goertzen

in Southern Fiddlers and Fiddle Contests

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604731224
eISBN:
9781604733310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604731224.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter focuses on understanding the collective backgrounds, activities, and tastes of today’s fiddlers. The chapter goes through several interviews, all of which give a more profound view and ... More


Bill Stepp: Retreat across America

Stephen Wade

in The Beautiful Music All Around Us: Field Recordings and the American Experience

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036880
eISBN:
9780252094002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036880.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter focuses on Kentuckian Bill Stepp, who worked as a logger in his younger days, then later turned his energies to fiddling for neighborhood hoedowns. Stepp is the creative source of an ... More


Richard Seaman’s Presence within Florida’s Soundscape

Gregory Hansen

in The Florida Folklife Reader

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617031403
eISBN:
9781617031427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617031403.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

In 2001, the Florida Department of State honored fiddler Richard Seaman with a Folk Heritage Award. The award was in recognition of Seaman’s old-time fiddling and of his gifts as a storyteller, as ... More


Luther Strong: Way behind His Time

Stephen Wade

in The Beautiful Music All Around Us: Field Recordings and the American Experience

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036880
eISBN:
9780252094002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036880.003.0010
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter describes the recordings of mountain fiddler Luther Strong. In 1937 Luther Strong recorded “Glory in the Meetinghouse” as one of over two dozen fiddle tunes for the Library of Congress. ... More


The Theatricality of Everyday Life

Andrea Most

in Theatrical Liberalism: Jews and Popular Entertainment in America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814708194
eISBN:
9780814707982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814708194.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In the late 1950s and early 1960s, the values of theatrical liberalism caught the imagination of Jewish social scientists, who found it useful for explaining everyday behavior. At the same time, a ... More


Acts of Faith

Matthew Kennedy

in Roadshow!: The Fall of Film Musicals in the 1960s

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199925674
eISBN:
9780190201920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199925674.003.0017
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

This chapter offers continued reporting on the prolonged recession in Hollywood. United Artists became the last studio to invest in roadshow musicals by purchasing the rights to two 1960s Broadway ... More


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