Women in American Musical Theatre: Essays on Composers, Lyricists, Librettists, Arrangers, Choreographers, Designers, Directors, Producers and Performance Artists Bud Coleman

ISBN: 9780786433827

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Women in American Musical Theatre: Essays on Composers, Lyricists, Librettists, Arrangers, Choreographers, Designers, Directors, Producers and Performance Artists  by  Bud Coleman

Women in American Musical Theatre: Essays on Composers, Lyricists, Librettists, Arrangers, Choreographers, Designers, Directors, Producers and Performance Artists by Bud Coleman
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The essays in this book examine the history of women in musical theatre, providing biographical descriptions of the women themselves- analyses and interpretations of their productions- and several accounts of how being a woman affected the artistsMoreThe essays in this book examine the history of women in musical theatre, providing biographical descriptions of the women themselves- analyses and interpretations of their productions- and several accounts of how being a woman affected the artists careers.

Topics include the similarities among the careers of successful but neglected lyricists Rida Johnson Young, Anne Caldwell, and Dorothy Donnelly- the Depression-era productions of Hallie Flanagan and Cheryl Crawford- the transformation of the classic showgirl image through the dances and stage movement created by prominent female choreographers- and a survey of numerical data highlighting the discrepancy between the number of men versus the number of women hired to direct professional musical productions in various venues across the United States.



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