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Act Three: Scene One

Neil Gould

in Victor Herbert

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print June 2008 | ISBN: 9780823228713
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780823241798 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5422/fordham/9780823228713.003.0015
Act Three: Scene One

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Herbert's output in this period of his life is significant because it represents something new. During his first period Herbert copied and personalized the European operetta tradition; in his second he transformed that tradition into a form that, because of its theatrical and sociological focus, became what he called American operetta; now, in his third period, he worked to develop what may be called the dance operetta. In each of his later compositions it is the dance, in its various forms and movements, which assumes an increased structural importance.

Keywords: Herbert; operetta; dance; European operetta tradition; American operetta

Chapter.  6893 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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