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Overview page. Subjects: Music — Theatre.

Spectators' appreciation for performances has often been demonstrated through the clapping of hands. Applause is part of a larger set of social behaviours intimately related to the...

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Is It a Musical?

Richard Barrios.

in A Song in the Dark

October 2009; p ublished online February 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: Popular Music. 5702 words.

Films that were not, strictly speaking, musicals, could still employ a large amount of music and song. With generic boundaries not firmly established, “crossover” works were yet another way...

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Musical Comedy Meets Its Masters

Frederick Nolan.

in Lorenz Hart

March 1996; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Popular Music. 3760 words.

I Married an Angel — “With 50 Lovely Dancing Angels” — opened at the Shubert Theatre in New York on May 1938. To Richard Rodgers, it seemed the show was dying on its feet: the...

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Plugging a Song

Katherine Spring.

in Saying It With Songs

November 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Popular Music; Musicology and Music History. 10472 words.

Chapter 3 shows how Hollywood's earliest sound films adapted conventions of the musical stage in order to privilege the discrete presentation of songs over norms of narrative coherence....

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