American Musical Theater: A Chronicle by Gerald Bordman

By Gerald Bordman

Gerald Bordman's American Musical Theatre has turn into a landmark publication seeing that its unique e-book in 1978. during this 3rd version, he deals authoritative summaries at the common creative traits and advancements for every season on musical comedy, operetta, revues, and the one-man and one-woman exhibits from the 1st musical to the 1999/2000 season. With certain convey, tune, and folks indexes, Bordman presents a operating observation and evaluation in addition to delivering the elemental proof approximately each one creation.

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Morton), the Black Crook, to deliver a human soul into his power each twelfth month just before midnight on New Year's Eve. Count Wolfenstein (J. W. Blaisdell) has imprisoned the painter, Rudolf (spelled in many programs Rodolphe, and played originally by G. C. Boniface). Hertzog arranges for Rudolf's escape and promises to lead Rudolf to a cache of gold. The grateful Rudolf accepts, not understanding the nature of the bargain. On his way to the gold Rudolf saves the life of a dove. The dove proves to be Stalacta (Annie Kemp Bowler), the Queen of the Golden Realm.

His programs ranged from Six Years After; or, The Ticket of Leave Man's Wife to Jack and Gill Went Up the Hill to Little Boy Blue and Hush-a-Bye Baby; or, Patty and Her Pitcher. In this typical Fox combination of burlesque and pantomime the star assumed the roles of Disturbance Discomfiture, "alias Hush-aBye, a rising young gardener," and, of course, Clown. On 3 December, a burlesque-pantomime of the same order, Tom-Tom, the Piper's Son, began a two-week stand at the New Bowery. At the Theatre Francais much of the season was given over to the great Italian actress Ristori, but a troupe of French actors and singers also presented a fast-changing repertory of French plays, operas, and operettas, including such Offenbach works as Trombal-cazar (on 2 December) and Orphee aux Enfers (on 17 January), without causing a stir.

Blaisdell) has imprisoned the painter, Rudolf (spelled in many programs Rodolphe, and played originally by G. C. Boniface). Hertzog arranges for Rudolf's escape and promises to lead Rudolf to a cache of gold. The grateful Rudolf accepts, not understanding the nature of the bargain. On his way to the gold Rudolf saves the life of a dove. The dove proves to be Stalacta (Annie Kemp Bowler), the Queen of the Golden Realm. She alerts him to his dangers, takes him to fairyland, and ultimately sees to it he wins the hand of his beloved Amina (Rose Morton).

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