All That Jazz: The Rhetoric of American Musical Theater
A guide to resources for PWR 2WG: All That Jazz: The Rhetoric of American Musical Theater. Course topics include: the conventions and strategies that define the genre of American musical theater, analyzing how contemporary musicals mirror, revise, and even subvert these traditional rules while addressing a range of current issues.
Use these sources to help you pick a topic and to provide context to your research based argument.
Norton, Richard C. A Chronology of American Musical Theater. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002.
Productions are listed chronologically by season, from 1750 through 2001-01. Includes essential information about the work, lists musical numbers, and cast. A show index helps locate a work within the chronology. Songs and people are indexed separately.
Year-to-year account of the musical theatre from its origins-2010, with indexes of shows, songs, and people.
Arranged chronologically, serves as a history, guide, fact book and photograph album of the most memorable productions presented both on and off Broadway from 1866-2007.
Green, Stanley. Hollywood Musicals: Year by Year. Revised and updated by Elaine Schmidt. Milwaukee, WI: H. Leonard Pub; Corp., c1999.
A history, guide, fact book and photograph album of 300 major musical productions, from 1927’s Jazz Singer to 1999’s Tarzan.
Gänzl, Kurt. The British Musical Theatre. New York: Oxford University Press, 1986.
Year-by-year survey of British light musical theatre,from 1865-1984.
Besides the selected general and subject-specific databases listed here , try these databases for articles to support your research.