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This wide-ranging, two-volume encyclopedia of musicals old and new will captivate young fans--and prove invaluable to those contemplating staging a musical production. Written with high school students in mind, The World of Musicals: An Encyclopedia of Stage, Screen, and Song encompasses not only Broadway and film musicals, but also made-for-television musicals, a genre tha This wide-ranging, two-volume encyclopedia of musicals old and new will captivate young fans--and prove invaluable to those contemplating staging a musical production. Written with high school students in mind, The World of Musicals: An Encyclopedia of Stage, Screen, and Song encompasses not only Broadway and film musicals, but also made-for-television musicals, a genre that has been largely ignored. The two volumes cover significant musicals in easily accessible entries that offer both useful information and fun facts. Each entry lists the work's writers, composers, directors, choreographers, and cast, and includes a song list, a synopsis, and descriptions of the original production and important revivals or remakes. Biographical entries share the stories of some of the brightest and most celebrated talents in the business. The encyclopedia will undoubtedly ignite and feed student interest in musical theatre. At the same time, it will prove a wonderful resource for teachers or community theatre directors charged with selecting and producing shows. In fact, anyone interested in theatre, film, television, or music will be fascinated by the work's tantalizing bits of historical and theatre trivia. Offers 700 alphabetically arranged entries related to musicals in theatre, film, and television Spans the history of musical theatre from Gilbert and Sullivan operettas in the late 1800s to the present Concentrates on musicals that are historically important and/or of mainstream interest, as well as those that might be examined in a high school music, music history, or theatre class Features a teacher-friendly guide to the most popular musicals performed by high schools, discussing casting/characters, costume needs, notes on the difficulty of the music, and more Includes a selected bibliography, discography, and videography as well as a chronology capturing key events in the history of the musical


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This wide-ranging, two-volume encyclopedia of musicals old and new will captivate young fans--and prove invaluable to those contemplating staging a musical production. Written with high school students in mind, The World of Musicals: An Encyclopedia of Stage, Screen, and Song encompasses not only Broadway and film musicals, but also made-for-television musicals, a genre tha This wide-ranging, two-volume encyclopedia of musicals old and new will captivate young fans--and prove invaluable to those contemplating staging a musical production. Written with high school students in mind, The World of Musicals: An Encyclopedia of Stage, Screen, and Song encompasses not only Broadway and film musicals, but also made-for-television musicals, a genre that has been largely ignored. The two volumes cover significant musicals in easily accessible entries that offer both useful information and fun facts. Each entry lists the work's writers, composers, directors, choreographers, and cast, and includes a song list, a synopsis, and descriptions of the original production and important revivals or remakes. Biographical entries share the stories of some of the brightest and most celebrated talents in the business. The encyclopedia will undoubtedly ignite and feed student interest in musical theatre. At the same time, it will prove a wonderful resource for teachers or community theatre directors charged with selecting and producing shows. In fact, anyone interested in theatre, film, television, or music will be fascinated by the work's tantalizing bits of historical and theatre trivia. Offers 700 alphabetically arranged entries related to musicals in theatre, film, and television Spans the history of musical theatre from Gilbert and Sullivan operettas in the late 1800s to the present Concentrates on musicals that are historically important and/or of mainstream interest, as well as those that might be examined in a high school music, music history, or theatre class Features a teacher-friendly guide to the most popular musicals performed by high schools, discussing casting/characters, costume needs, notes on the difficulty of the music, and more Includes a selected bibliography, discography, and videography as well as a chronology capturing key events in the history of the musical

6 review for The World of Musicals: An Encyclopedia of Stage, Screen, and Song [2 Volumes]

  1. 5 out of 5

    Stephanie Rathgeber

    Robinson, M. A. (2014). The world of musicals: An encyclopedia of stage, screen, and song. Santa Barbara, CA: Greenwood. Citation by Stephanie Rathgeber Type of Reference:Encyclopedia Call Number: 792.603 Content/Scope: "U.S. musicals, including more than 500 television, Broadway, and movie titles, close to 200 individuals, and affiliated organizations, topics and more. Whether readers are looking for information on The Wizard of Oz (the movie or the play), Jim Henson, the Tony Awards, or the TKTS Robinson, M. A. (2014). The world of musicals: An encyclopedia of stage, screen, and song. Santa Barbara, CA: Greenwood. Citation by Stephanie Rathgeber Type of Reference:Encyclopedia Call Number: 792.603 Content/Scope: "U.S. musicals, including more than 500 television, Broadway, and movie titles, close to 200 individuals, and affiliated organizations, topics and more. Whether readers are looking for information on The Wizard of Oz (the movie or the play), Jim Henson, the Tony Awards, or the TKTS Booth, this volume will provide enough information to satisfy basic research needs as well as offer a jumping-off point for further exploration. " Accuracy/Authority/Bias: Written by a preformance arts educator. Positive reccomendation by School Library Journal. Arrangement/Presentation: "Entries for titles include the date of production; the network, studio, or theater associated with it; writers, composers, lyricists; directors and choreographers; cast; songs; plot, history; information on securing performance rights; and a bibliography. Also included are a lengthy introduction with a history of the American musical and 10 appendixes offering lists of the most popular musicals performed by high schools, musical suggestions for schools looking for a challenge, audition songs, theatrical-rights licensing agencies, Broadway theaters, songs that have won the Academy Award, and longest-running Broadway musicals." Relation to Similar Works: This is a 2 volume set Timeliness/Permanence: Published in 2014, this publication will cover all of the most well known classics but it will not have any works within the last two years. Accessibility/Diversity: This will be a high interest book in a school with a large theater and arts program. This will be a great book for students who are interested in persuing the arts or learning more about their favorite musicals. The book is geared foward 9th grade and up. Cost: $189 Hardcover

  2. 5 out of 5

    Mark A. Robinson

  3. 5 out of 5

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  6. 5 out of 5

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