The Oxford Handbook of The American Musical

Raymond Knapp, Mitchell Morris, Stacy Wolf

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The American musical, though one of the United States' most popular and emblematic musical genres, has long been neglected as a topic for academic study. Only recently have scholars taken up the serious study of musicals, and serious criticism and commentary available to non-professionals is still sparse. The Oxford Handbook of the American Musical covers many disciplines concerned with the genre. Taking the form of a "keywords" book, it introduces readers to important concepts and terms that shape the history of the musical as a genre, and offers ways to reflect on the specific choices that shape the musicals and their performance. The text offers ways of thinking about musicals.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages480
ISBN (Electronic)9780199940714
ISBN (Print)9780195385946
StatePublished - Sep 18 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Arts and Humanities


  • American musical
  • Commentary
  • Criticism
  • Genre
  • Musical genres
  • Performance
  • United States


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