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May Irwin: Singing, Shouting, and the Shadow of Minstrelsy

Sharon Ammen

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040658
eISBN:
9780252099090
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040658.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

Before Sophie Tucker “corked up” to entertain her audiences with ragtime songs in “Negro dialect” and before Fanny Brice stumbled into the footlights in her rendition of the “Dying Swan,” the ... More


Sweep Me Off My Feet: The 1960s

Ethan Mordden

in Pick a Pocket Or Two: A History of British Musical Theatre

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780190877958
eISBN:
9780190877989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190877958.003.0010
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter explores the British musical in the 1960s. It begins by considering how Lionel Bart's successful Fings Ain't Wot They Used T'Be (1960), Oliver! (1960), Blitz! (1962), and Maggie May ... More


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