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Read and Download Millie Taylor book Studying Musical Theatre in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TStudying Musical Theatre. This book was released on 2017-09-16 with total page 284 pages. Book excerpt: This lively textbook provides a comprehensive overview of the history, theory and practice of this popular theatre form. Bringing critical theory and musical theatre together, Millie Taylor and Dominic Symonds explore the musical stage from a broad range of theoretical perspectives. Part 1 focuses on the way we understand musicals as texts and Part 2 then looks at how musical theatre negotiates its position in the wider world. Part 3 recognises the affiliations of various communities with the musical stage, and finally part 4 unravels the musical's relationship with time, space, intertextuality and entertainment. Written by leading experts in Musical Theatre and Drama, Taylor and Symonds utilise their wealth of knowledge to engage and educate the reader on this diverse subject. With its accessible and extensive content, this text is the ideal accompaniment to any study of musical theatre internationally: an essential tool for students of all levels, lecturers, practitioners and enthusiasts alike.

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Read and Download Millie Taylor book Musical Theatre, Realism and Entertainment in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TMusical Theatre, Realism and Entertainment. This book was released on 2016-04-29 with total page 202 pages. Book excerpt: What is it about musical theatre that audiences find entertaining? What are the features that lead to its ability to stimulate emotional attachment, to move and to give pleasure? Beginning from the passion musical theatre performances arouse and their ubiquity in London's West End and on Broadway this book explores the ways in which musical theatre reaches out to and involves its audiences. It investigates how pleasure is stimulated by vocal, musical and spectacular performances. Early discussions centre on the construction of the composed text, but then attention is given to performance and audience response. Musical theatre contains disruptions and dissonances in its multiple texts, it allows gaps for audiences to read playfully. This combines with the voluptuous sensations of embodied emotion, contagiously and viscerally shared between audience and stage, and augmented through the presence of voice and music. A number of features are discovered in the construction of musical theatre performance texts that allow them to engage the intense emotional attachment of their audiences and so achieve enormous popularity. In doing this, the book challenges the conception of musical theatre as 'only entertainment'. Entertainment instead becomes a desirable, ephemeral and playful concept.

Download A Teacher’s Guide to Musical Theatre PDF

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Read and Download Kenneth Pickering book A Teacher’s Guide to Musical Theatre in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TA Teacher’s Guide to Musical Theatre. This book was released on 2021-08-26 with total page 160 pages. Book excerpt: Are you a teacher of musical theatre who struggles to plan and construct lessons? Are you looking for a structured approach to teaching musical theatre to students of all abilities? Do you know your Ivor Novello from your Stephen Sondheim? Despite being one of the most popular forms of performance study, Musical Theatre is often the most difficult to teach due to its part-practical and part-academic approach. With few books on the market directly aimed at teachers, it can be a challenging and daunting task to devise a course of study that takes in the history of the form as well as considering the wider aspects that come together to make a successful musical. A Teacher's Guide to Musical Theatre enables teachers to plan and deliver courses in Musical Theatre with confidence and flair. The unique structure of the chapters guides teachers through key facts and concepts in musical theatre history and offers practical in-class activities for students. From topics for class discussion and essay assignments to journal entries and portfolios to sample test questions, this book is full of practical advice from experienced teachers in the field which make it the idea companion for teachers and instructors on diploma and degree-level courses, as well as those devising courses in part-time performing arts schools. Devised to provide sufficient engaging and inspirational material for an initial term or semester, the book establishes the principles of teaching this relatively new subject and encourages teachers to extend much further into the subject. From The Mikado to Hamilton and everything in between, this book breaks down decades of history into appropriately sized lessons, designed to give students a rounded survey of the subject and an understanding of how musicals work. Offering expert guidance to those with varied fields of expertise and practical experience but limited teaching experience, this book is the only existing guide to structured and stimulating practice.

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Total Pages : 114 pages
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Read and Download David Henson book Musical Theatre in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TMusical Theatre. This book was released on 2017-09-16 with total page 114 pages. Book excerpt: An accessible and engaging second workbook on musical theatre, presenting students with the next steps for extending their skills in acting, dancing and singing. Filled with imaginative practical and theoretical exercises, this workbook reveals the anatomy of musical theatre and offers inspiration, challenges and companionship along the path to successful performance. In so doing, it enables students to structure their time and hone their abilities, so that they can achieve their full potential in what is seen as an exciting but intimidating field. Through this interactive approach, students are challenged to take responsibility for their own learning and development, by closely examining the acting, singing and choreographic demands of musical theatre. This is an ideal text for undergraduate students on musical theatre degree programmes, and general theatre and performance programmes where optional modules on Musical Theatre are offered. In addition, this resource is well suited to students taking accredited and non-accredited Diploma courses in musical theatre.

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ISBN 13: 149258522X
Total Pages : 128 pages
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ISBN 13: 1137433086
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ISBN 13: 0199999570
Total Pages : 352 pages
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Read and Download John Franceschina book Music Theory through Musical Theatre in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TMusic Theory through Musical Theatre. This book was released on 2015-07-01 with total page 352 pages. Book excerpt: Music Theory through Musical Theatre takes a new and powerful approach to music theory. Written specifically for students in music theatre programs, it offers music theory by way of musical theatre. Not a traditional music theory text, Music Theory through Musical Theatre tackles the theoretical foundations of musical theatre and musical theatre literature with an emphasis on what students will need to master in preparation for a professional career as a performer. Veteran music theatre musician John Franceschina brings his years of experience to bear in a book that offers musical theatre educators an important tool in equipping students with what is perhaps the most important element of being a performer: the ability to understand the language of music in the larger dramatic context to which it contributes. The book uses examples exclusively from music theater repertoire, drawing from well-known and more obscure shows and songs. Musical sight reading is consistently at the forefront of the lessons, teaching students to internalize notated music quickly and accurately, a particularly necessary skill in a world where songs can be added between performances. Franceschina consistently links the concepts of music theory and vocal coaching, showing students how identifying the musical structure of and gestures within a piece leads to better use of their time with vocal coaches and ultimately enables better dramatic choices. Combining formal theory with practical exercises, Music Theory through Musical Theatre will be a lifelong resource for students in musical theatre courses, dog-eared and shelved beside other professional resource volumes.

Download Singer's Musical Theatre Anthology - Volume 5 PDF

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ISBN 13: 1480319147
Total Pages : 296 pages
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Read and Download Hal Leonard Corp. book Singer's Musical Theatre Anthology - Volume 5 in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TSinger's Musical Theatre Anthology - Volume 5. This book was released on 2008-01-01 with total page 296 pages. Book excerpt: (Vocal Collection). The world's most trusted source for authentic editions of theatre music for singers has expanded with yet another volume. Many of the songs are found in no other collections. The 40 songs in each volume are in the original keys, excerpted from vocal scores and piano/conductor rehearsal scores. Includes both recent shows and a deeper look into classic musicals. Includes: ANNIE: Easy Street * BARNUM: Bigger Isn't Better * CHILDREN OF EDEN: Lost in the Wilderness * CITY OF ANGELS: Stay with Me * DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS: Great Big Stuff * DO I HEAR A WALTZ?: Take the Moment * THE DROWSY CHAPERONE: I Am Aldolpho * GODSPELL: Alas for You o GREASE: Mooning * GREY GARDENS: Body Beautiful Beale * Drift Away * HAIRSPRAY: The Nicest Kids in Town * Hairspray * JERSEY BOYS: December 1963 (Oh, What a Night) * Can't Take My Eyes Off of You * THE LAST FIVE YEARS: Shiksa Goddess * Moving Too Fast * THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA: Il mondo era vuoto * Passeggiata * LITTLE WOMEN: Take a Chance on Me * MOVIN' OUT: She's Got a Way * Summer, Highland Falls * MYTHS AND HYMNS: Saturn Returns * Hero and Leander * ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY: I Have Written a Play * THE PIRATE QUEEN: I'll Be There * THE PRODUCERS: Springtime for Hitler * Heil Myself * RENT: What You Own * SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD: She Cries * SPRING AWAKENING: Left Behind * TARZAN: Two Worlds * Strangers like Me * THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE: What Do I Need with Love * TICK, TICK ... BOOM!: 30/90 * Sunday * URBAN COWBOY: It Don't Get Better Than This * WEST SIDE STORY: Something's Coming * Maria.

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ISBN 13: 9780375764691
Total Pages : 696 pages
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Read and Download Princeton Review book Guide to College Majors 2008 in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TGuide to College Majors 2008. This book was released on 2005-02 with total page 696 pages. Book excerpt: Provides information on over three hundred common college majors, from accounting to zoology, including related fields, prior high school subjects, possible courses of study, and career and salary prospects for graduates.

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ISBN 13: 1472584384
Total Pages : 288 pages
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Read and Download Robert Gordon book British Musical Theatre since 1950 in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TBritish Musical Theatre since 1950. This book was released on 2016-09-08 with total page 288 pages. Book excerpt: This critical introduction to British musical theatre since 1950 is the first book to discuss its post-war developments from the perspective of British – as opposed to American – popular culture. The genre is situated within the historical context of post-war British society in order to explore the range of forms through which significant sociocultural moments are represented. Introductory chapters analyse the way British musicals have responded to social change, the forms of popular theatre and music from which they have developed and their originality in elaborating new narrative strategies since the seventies. A key feature of the book is its close readings of twelve key works, from Salad Days (1954) and Oliver! (1960) to global smash hits such as Les Misérables (1985) and The Phantom of the Opera (1986) and beyond, including the latest critical and box-office success Matilda (2011). Also analysed are British favourites (Blood Brothers, 1983), cult shows (The Rocky Horror Show, 1975) and musicals with a pre-existing fan-base, such as Mamma Mia! (1999).

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ISBN 13: 1793638187
Total Pages : 156 pages
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Read and Download Bernardo Fonseca Machado book Discourses on American Musical Theater Between São Paulo and New York in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TDiscourses on American Musical Theater Between São Paulo and New York. This book was released on 2022 with total page 156 pages. Book excerpt: In Discourses on American Musical Theater between São Paulo and New York: Theatrical Flows at the Beginning of the Twenty-First Century, Bernardo Fonseca Machado examines cultural exchange between musical theater production in the US and Brazil.

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ISBN 13: 1461664195
Total Pages : 136 pages
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Read and Download John Bell book Music Theory for Musical Theatre in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TMusic Theory for Musical Theatre. This book was released on 2008-08-25 with total page 136 pages. Book excerpt: Music Theory for Musical Theatre guides the musical theatre practitioner through elements of music theory and score analysis using a workbook format and examples from musical theatre that emphasize music's value as a key contributor to the dramatic gestalt.

Download The Oxford Handbook of the British Musical PDF

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ISBN 13: 0199988757
Total Pages : 624 pages
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Read and Download Robert Gordon book The Oxford Handbook of the British Musical in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Oxford Handbook of the British Musical. This book was released on 2016-11-21 with total page 624 pages. Book excerpt: The Oxford Handbook of the British Musical provides a comprehensive academic survey of British musical theatre offering both a historical account of the musical's development from 1728 and a range of in-depth critical analyses of the unique forms and features of British musicals, which explore the aesthetic values and sociocultural meanings of a tradition that initially gave rise to the American musical and later challenged its modern pre-eminence. After a consideration of how John Gay's The Beggar's Opera (1728) created a prototype for eighteenth-century ballad opera, the book focuses on the use of song in early nineteenth century theatre, followed by a sociocultural analysis of the comic operas of Gilbert and Sullivan; it then examines Edwardian and interwar musical comedies and revues as well as the impact of Rodgers and Hammerstein on the West End, before analysing the new forms of the postwar British musical from The Boy Friend (1953) to Oliver! (1960). One section of the book examines the contributions of key twentieth century figures including Noel Coward, Ivor Novello, Tim Rice, Andrew Lloyd Webber, director Joan Littlewood and producer Cameron Macintosh, while a number of essays discuss both mainstream and alternative musicals of the 1960s and 1970s and the influence of the pop industry on the creation of concept recordings such as Jesus Christ Superstar (1970) and Les Misérables (1980). There is a consideration of "jukebox" musicals such as Mamma Mia! (1999), while essays on overtly political shows such as Billy Elliot (2005) are complemented by those on experimental musicals like Jerry Springer: the Opera (2003) and London Road (2011) and on the burgeoning of Black and Asian British musicals in both the West End and subsidized venues. The Oxford Handbook of the British Musical demonstrates not only the unique qualities of British musical theatre but also the vitality and variety of British musicals today.

Download A Teacher’s Guide to Musical Theatre PDF

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ISBN 13: 1350213934
Total Pages : 184 pages
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Read and Download Kenneth Pickering book A Teacher’s Guide to Musical Theatre in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TA Teacher’s Guide to Musical Theatre. This book was released on 2021-09-23 with total page 184 pages. Book excerpt: Are you a teacher of musical theatre who struggles to plan and construct lessons? Are you looking for a structured approach to teaching musical theatre to students of all abilities? Do you know your Ivor Novello from your Stephen Sondheim? Despite being one of the most popular forms of performance study, Musical Theatre is often the most difficult to teach due to its part-practical and part-academic approach. With few books on the market directly aimed at teachers, it can be a challenging and daunting task to devise a course of study that takes in the history of the form as well as considering the wider aspects that come together to make a successful musical. A Teacher's Guide to Musical Theatre enables teachers to plan and deliver courses in Musical Theatre with confidence and flair. The unique structure of the chapters guides teachers through key facts and concepts in musical theatre history and offers practical in-class activities for students. From topics for class discussion and essay assignments to journal entries and portfolios to sample test questions, this book is full of practical advice from experienced teachers in the field which make it the idea companion for teachers and instructors on diploma and degree-level courses, as well as those devising courses in part-time performing arts schools. Devised to provide sufficient engaging and inspirational material for an initial term or semester, the book establishes the principles of teaching this relatively new subject and encourages teachers to extend much further into the subject. From The Mikado to Hamilton and everything in between, this book breaks down decades of history into appropriately sized lessons, designed to give students a rounded survey of the subject and an understanding of how musicals work. Offering expert guidance to those with varied fields of expertise and practical experience but limited teaching experience, this book is the only existing guide to structured and stimulating practice.

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ISBN 13: 1134851855
Total Pages : 486 pages
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Read and Download Jessica Sternfeld book The Routledge Companion to the Contemporary Musical in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Routledge Companion to the Contemporary Musical. This book was released on 2019-09-05 with total page 486 pages. Book excerpt: The Routledge Companion to the Contemporary Musical is dedicated to the musical’s evolving relationship to American culture in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. In the past decade-and-a-half, international scholars from an ever-widening number of disciplines and specializations have been actively contributing to the interdisciplinary field of musical theater studies. Musicals have served not only to mirror the sociopolitical, economic, and cultural tenor of the times, but have helped shape and influence it, in America and across the globe: a genre that may seem, at first glance, light-hearted and escapist serves also as a bold commentary on society. Forty-four essays examine the contemporary musical as an ever-shifting product of an ever-changing culture. This volume sheds new light on the American musical as a thriving, contemporary performing arts genre, one that could have died out in the post-Tin Pan Alley era but instead has managed to remain culturally viable and influential, in part by newly embracing a series of complex contradictions. At present, the American musical is a live, localized, old-fashioned genre that has simultaneously developed into an increasingly globalized, tech-savvy, intensely mediated mass entertainment form. Similarly, as it has become increasingly international in its scope and appeal, the stage musical has also become more firmly rooted to Broadway—the idea, if not the place—and thus branded as a quintessentially American entertainment.

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ISBN 13: 0199997160
Total Pages : 320 pages
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Read and Download Dominic Symonds book Gestures of Music Theater in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TGestures of Music Theater. This book was released on 2014-02 with total page 320 pages. Book excerpt: Gestures of Music Theater explores examples of Song and Dance as performative gestures that entertain and affect audiences. The chapters interact to reveal the complex energies of performativity. In experiencing these energies, music theatre is revealed as a dynamic accretion of active, complex and dialogical experiences.

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ISBN 13: 0190639555
Total Pages : 352 pages
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Read and Download Professor Stacy Wolf book Beyond Broadway in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TBeyond Broadway. This book was released on 2019-11-15 with total page 352 pages. Book excerpt: The idea of American musical theatre often conjures up images of bright lights and big city, but its lifeblood is found in amateur productions at high schools, community theatres, afterschool programs, summer camps, and dinner theatres. In Beyond Broadway, author Stacy Wolf looks at the widespread presence and persistence of musical theatre in U.S. culture, and examines it as a social practice--a live, visceral experience of creating, watching, and listening. Why does local musical theatre flourish in America? Why do so many Americans continue to passionately engage in a century-old artistic practice that requires intense, person-to-person collaboration? And why do audiences still flock to musicals in their hometowns? Touring American elementary schools, a middle school performance festival, afterschool programs, high schools, summer camps, state park outdoor theatres, community theatres, and dinner theatres from California to Tennessee, Wolf illustrates musical theatre's abundance and longevity in the U.S. as a thriving social activity that touches millions of lives.