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The American Musical and the Formation of National Identity
Raymond Knapp

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

List of Figures xi
Explanatory Note about Audio Examples xiii
Preface xv

Part One INTRODUCTIONS 1

Chapter 1: Contexts and Strategies 3
Chapter 2: Nineteenth-Century European Roots: Models and Topics 19
Paris (and Berlin) 20
The Black Crook (1866) 20
London: W.S. Gilbert (1836-1911) and Arthur Sullivan (1842-1900) 29
H.M.S. Pinafore; or,The Lass That Loved a Sailor (1878) 34

Chapter 3: Early American Developments: Minstrelsy, Extravaganza, Pantomime, Burlesque, Vaudeville 47
Minstrelsy 49
Extravaganza 59
Pantomime 60
Burlesque 61
Vaudeville 62
A Gilbert and Sullivan Postscript on American Minstrelsy 63

Chapter 4: American Song through Tin Pan Alley 67
Minstrel Songs 67
The Early Tin Pan Alley Era 70
Classic Tin Pan Alley 77
Anything Goes (1934) 88

Part Two DEFINING AMERICA 101

Chapter 5: Whose (Who's) America? 103
Little Johnny Jones (1904) 104
The Cradle Will Rock (1938) 110
Chapter 6: American Mythologies 119
Oklahoma!(1943) 122
Guys and Dolls (1950) 134
The Music Man (1957) 144

Chapter 7: Counter-mythologies 153
Hair (1967-68) 154
Assassins (1991) 162

Part Three MANAGING AMERICA'S OTHERS 179

Chapter 8: Race and Ethnicity 181
Show Boat (1927) 185
Porgy and Bess (1935) 194
West Side Story (1957) 204
Fiddler on the Roof (1964) 215
Chapter 9: Dealing with the Second World War 228
The Sound of Music (1959) 230
Cabaret (1966) 239

Chapter 10: Exoticism 249
The Mikado; or, The Town of Titipu (1885) 250
The King and I (1951) 261
Pacific Overtures (1976) 268
Chapter 11: Afterword: Other Directions, Other Identities 282

Appendix A: Art and Commerce: The Business of Making Musicals 285
Appendix B: Additional Resources 289

Notes 319
Bibliography 341
Index 351

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