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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

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

Ethan Mordden

Oxford University Press

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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