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In the first musicological study of Kurt Weill’s complete stage works, Stephen Hinton charts the full range of theatrical achievements by one of twentieth-century musical theater’s key figures. Hinton shows how Weill’s experiments with a range of genres—from one-act operas and plays with music to Broadway musicals and film-opera—became an indispensable part of the reforms he promoted during his brief but intense career. Confronting the divisive notion of “two Weills”—one European, the other American—Hinton adopts a broad and inclusive perspective, establishing criteria that allow aspects of continuity to emerge, particularly in matters of dramaturgy. Tracing his extraordinary journey as a composer, the book shows how Weill’s artistic ambitions led to his working with a remarkably heterogeneous collection of authors, such as Georg Kaiser, Bertolt Brecht, Moss Hart, Alan Jay Lerner, and Maxwell Anderson.

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Weill's musical theater
stages of reform
Stephen Hinton

Published 2012 by University of California Press in Berkeley .
Written in English.

Table of Contents

Biographical notes
The Busoni connection
One-act operas
"Songspiel"
Plays with music
Epic opera
Didactic theater ("Lehrstück")
Stages of exile
Musical plays
Stage vs. screen
American opera
Concept and commitment
Coda
Appendix : Weill's works for stage or screen.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
782.1092
Library of Congress
ML410.W395 H56 2012

The Physical Object

Pagination
page cm

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL25102302M
ISBN 13
9780520271777, 9780520951839
LC Control Number
2011046514

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April 25, 2012 Edited by 63.243.170.249 Added new cover
April 25, 2012 Edited by 63.243.170.249 Added new cover
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