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musical as drama a study of the principles and conventions behind musical shows from Kern to Sondheim by Scott McMillin

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Published by Princeton University Press in Princeton, N.J .
Written in English


  • Musicals -- United States -- History and criticism

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [213]-219) and index.

StatementScott McMillin.
LC ClassificationsML2054 .M353 2006
The Physical Object
Paginationxvi, 230 p. :
Number of Pages230
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17879953M
ISBN 100691127301
ISBN 109780691127309
LC Control Number2006005429

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