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The American Musical and the Performance of Personal Identity

  • Author: Knapp, Raymond

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Contents

  • List of Figures ix Explanatory Note about Audio Examples xi
  • Acknowledgments xiii Entr'acte 1 Part One: PERSONAL GENRES 15
  • Chapter 1 : The Viennese Connection: Franz Leharand American Operetta 17 The Merry Widow (1907) 20 Naughty Marietta (1910) 31 Little Mary Sunshine (1959) 40 A Little Night Music (1973) 50
  • Chapter 2 : The Movie Musical 65 Singin' in the Rain (film, 1952) 70 Stormy Weather (film, 1943) and Bamboozled (film, 2000) 79 Meet Me in St. Louis (film, 1944) 94 Moulin Rouge (film, 2001) and Chicago (film, 2002) 102 Part Two: PERSONAL THEMES 119
  • Chapter 3 : Fairy Tales and Fantasy 121 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (animated film, 1937) 125 The Wizard of Oz (film, 1939) 131 Mary Poppins (film, 1964) 141 Into the Woods (1987) 150
  • Chapter 4 : Idealism and Inspiration 164 Camelot (1960) 170 Man of La Mancha (1965) 180 The Scarlet Pimpernel (1997) 189 Once More, with Feeling (television, 2001) 196
  • Chapter 5 : Gender and Sexuality 205 Annie Get Your Gun (1946) 209 Gypsy (1959) 215 Sweet Charity (1966) 228 The Rocky Horror Picture Show (film, 1975) 240 Hedwig and the Angry Inch (1998; film, 2001) 252
  • Chapter 6 : Relationships 264 Lady in the Dark (1941) 266 Kiss Me, Kate (1948) 273 My Fair Lady (1956) 284 Company (1970) 293 Passion (1994) 303 Epilogue 311
  • Chapter 7 : Operatic Ambitions and Beyond 313 Candide (1956) 317 Sweeney Todd (1979) 331 Evita (1979) 342
  • Appendix Additional Resources 357 Notes 377
  • Bibliography 433
  • Index 449