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World Encyclopedia

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Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Encyclopedias
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143 words

Genre of popular dramatic light entertainment exemplified by firm plot, strong songs and vivacious dance numbers. It developed at the ...

Musical Comedy

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The Concise Oxford Companion to the Theatre (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Performing arts, Theatre
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2,043 words

entertainment in which a story is told by a combination of spoken dialogue and musical numbers. Originally the plot was ...

Musical Theater

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Encyclopedia of African American History 1896 to the Present

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
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2,667 words

The history of black musical theater is generally the story of the irresistible talent of black actors, songwriters, and dancers ...

Musical Theater.

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The Oxford Companion to United States History

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Current Version:
2004
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
485 words

Although imported ballad operas and romantic light operas alongside native musical burlesques and occasional spectacles lit American stages from the ...

Musicals

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The Oxford Companion to Women's Writing in the United States

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Literature
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3,816 words

Women writers have made a major collective contribution to the development of the American musical despite a body of evidence ...

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Andrew Lamb

The Oxford Companion to Music

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Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Music
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557 words
These terms cover the principal 20th-century forms of musical theatre. ... ‘Musical comedy’ was generally used in 19th-century America to describe loosely constructed musical ... More
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Charles Wilson

The Oxford Companion to Music

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Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Music
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546 words
A term used since the 1960s to designate musical works (usually for restricted forces) which, though not staged in the conventional sense, incorporate such theatrical elements as costumes, ... More
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The Continuum Companion to Twentieth Century Theatre

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Performing arts, Theatre
Length:
201 words

The idea of combining speech, action and music in a theatrical performance is as old as theatre itself, and originates ...

musical theatre

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The Continuum Companion to Twentieth Century Theatre

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Performing arts, Theatre
Length:
3,674 words

The musical theatre of the Western world entered the twentieth century in thrall to the kind of shows written and ...

musical comedy

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The Oxford Dictionary of Music (6 ed.)

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Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Music
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915 words
Type of musical entertainment, 20th‐cent. development of operetta, which relies for its popular success on a succession of catchy and easily memorable tunes, either as songs, duets, or ... More
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The Oxford Dictionary of Music (6 ed.)

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Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Music
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61 words

A type of composition, sometimes quasi‐operatic but more usually a concert piece, for which a semi‐staged presentation is necessary. It developed after about ...

musical play

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The Oxford Companion to Theatre and Performance

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Performing arts, Theatre
Length:
1,674 words

(Also called musical comedy, musical theatre, or musical.) A play in which *music, usually in the form of songs, ...

musical play

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Performing arts, Theatre
Length:
2,403 words

(Also called musical comedy, musical theatre, or musical.) A play in which music, usually in the form of songs, ...

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