Journals Higher Education



Published: 16 February 2009

336 Pages | 50 halftones

6 1/8 X 9 1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195385083

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Lady in the Dark

Biography of a Musical

Bruce D. Mcclung

  • One of the most rigorous analyses of a single work of the American musical theater
  • Research is based upon extensive primary sources, including interviews with ten of the original cast members & the musical director
  • Uses a variety of methodological approaches (musical analysis, cultural criticism, reception history, compositional process, etc.)
  • Examines a Broadway musical in an entirely new manner: as a living organism capable of biographical treatment
  • First chapter puts the reader in the theater for opening night for a legendary show they might never have had the opportunity to see
  • Richly illustrated and written intended for the general reader or Broadway aficionado