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The Musical

A Research and Information Guide, 2nd Edition

By William Everett

© 2010 – Routledge

316 pages

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The musical, whether on stage or screen, is undoubtedly one of the most recognizable musical genres, yet one of the most perplexing. What are its defining features? How does it negotiate multiple socio-cultural-economic spaces? Is it a popular tradition? Is it a commercial enterprise? Is it a sophisticated cultural product and signifier?

This research guide includes more than 1,400 annotated entries related to the genre as it appears on stage and screen. It includes reference works, monographs, articles, anthologies, and websites related to the musical. Separate sections are devoted to sub-genres (such as operetta and megamusical), non-English language musical genres in the U.S., traditions outside the U.S., individual shows, creators, performers, and performance. The second edition reflects the notable increase in musical theater scholarship since 2000. In addition to printed materials, it includes multimedia and electronic resources.

Table of Contents


List of Abbreviations


I Reference Works

II General Histories

III Musical Theater

IV Film and Television Musicals

V Works

VI Creators

VII Performers

VIII Performance

IX Historiography

X Periodicals

XI Sets and Series of Printed Material

XII Discographies

XIII Recorded Anthologies

XIV Video Anthologies

XV Other Searchable Resources


About the Author

William Everett is Professor of Musicology and Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Curriculum at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance. He is the author of Sigmund Romberg (2007), Rudolf Friml (2008), contributing co-editor of The Cambridge Companion to the Musical (2002; 2nd edition, 2008), and a contributing editor for musical theater for the New Grove Dictionary of American Music, 2nd edition.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MUSIC / General