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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 Age of Burlesque

The Age of Burlesque

(p.19) Chapter 2 The Age of Burlesque
Anything Goes

Ethan Mordden

Oxford University Press

This chapter focuses on the musicals of the nineteenth century. The discussions include the development of the burlesque; the first American musical (at any rate, the first famous one): Edward Everett Rice and J. Cheever Goodwin's Evangeline; or, The Belle of Acadia (1874); and the emergence of the pantomime, the farce, and the comic opera.

Keywords:   burlesque, musical theater, pantomime, farce, comic opera, American musical, Edward Everett Rice, J. Cheever Goodwin

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