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Weill's Musical Theater : Stages of Reform / Stephen Hinton.

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Author/Creator:
Hinton, Stephen author., Author,
Publication:
Berkeley, CA : University of California Press, [2012]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (592 pages)
Subjects:
Musical theater -- History -- 20th century.
Language:
In English.
System Details:
Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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Summary:
In the first musicological study of Kurt Weill's complete stage works, Stephen Hinton charts the full range of theatrical achievements by one of twentieth-century musical theater's key figures. Hinton shows how Weill's experiments with a range of genres-from one-act operas and plays with music to Broadway musicals and film-opera-became an indispensable part of the reforms he promoted during his brief but intense career. Confronting the divisive notion of "two Weills"-one European, the other American-Hinton adopts a broad and inclusive perspective, establishing criteria that allow aspects of continuity to emerge, particularly in matters of dramaturgy. Tracing his extraordinary journey as a composer, the book shows how Weill's artistic ambitions led to his working with a remarkably heterogeneous collection of authors, such as Georg Kaiser, Bertolt Brecht, Moss Hart, Alan Jay Lerner, and Maxwell Anderson.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
Illustrations
Preface and Acknowledgments
1. Biographical Notes
2. The Busoni Connection
3. One-Act Operas
4. "Songspiel"
5. Plays with Music
6. Epic Opera
7. Didactic Theater ("Lehrstück")
8. Stages of Exile
9. Musical Plays
10. Stage vs. Screen
11. American Opera
12. Concept and Commitment
Coda
Appendix: Weill's Works for Stage or Screen
Abbreviations
Notes
Credits
Index
Notes:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 24. Apr 2020)
Contributor:
De Gruyter.
Contained In:
De Gruyter University Press Library.
ISBN:
9780520951839
OCLC:
775871182
Publisher Number:
10.1525/9780520951839 doi
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.
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