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Anything GoesA History of American Musical Theatre$
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Ethan Mordden

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199892839

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199892839.001.0001

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The Structure of Twenties Musical Comedy

The Structure of Twenties Musical Comedy

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(p.109) Chapter 8 The Structure of Twenties Musical Comedy
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Anything Goes
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Ethan Mordden

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199892839.003.0008

This chapter focuses on the musical comedies of the 1920s. The discussions include the challenges of set design; the work of George Gershwin; Oscar Hammerstein's emergence as the most influential composer; performers who went on to appear in films.

Keywords:   musical comedy, musicals, musical theater, set design, George Gershwin, Oscar Hammerstein

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