Musical Theatre History Essay by BrainC

Musical Theatre History
An analysis of the history of musical theater in the United States.
# 53229 | 1,158 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2004 | US
Published on Oct 15, 2004 in Music Studies (History) , Drama and Theater (General)

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This paper briefly looks at the history of American musical theater traced back to the 18th century. It looks at various types of musical theater pieces, such as rock musicals, revivals, classics, and others.

From the Paper:

"In the 1790's, theaters in New York City offered much more musical entertainments than mainstream theater drama. During this time, musical performances were flourishing in many other cities and commonly took place in the theater. This gave way to a the beginnings of a variety of entertainment including puppet shows, ballad operas, circuses, dances, all of which had some type of musical involvement."

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