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Published: 04 February 1999

272 Pages


ISBN: 9780195105940

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Make Believe

The Broadway Musical in the 1920's

Ethan Mordden

  • A glorious history of the golden age of the American musical Captures the excitement and the atmosphere of Broadway during the 1920s Illuminates the great shows, the charismatic stars, the wonderful songs of the era Shows how the musical evolved during the decade, becoming more adult and more racially integrated and much more sophisticated Concludes with a long look at the first great American musical, Show Boat
  • A brilliant history of the golden age of the American musical
  • Many of the great shows from this era are now experiencing revivals (or have experienced in the recent past)—witness the triumphal run of Show Boat
  • Mordden is an experience author with a wide readership in The New Yorker—he is an amazing writer with the connections for strong reviews

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