theatre history studies hechts passion for musical theatre shines through this work that joins a growing body of literature on american jews contributions to the development of our national drama and culture heather s nathans department chair of drama and dance tufts university usa much has been written about the integrated musical. Transposing broadway jews assimilation and the american musical palgrave studies in theatre and performance history s hecht on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers over the last hundred years musical theatre artists from berlin to rodgers and hammerstein to sondheim have developed a form that corresponds directly to the americanization of the increasingly jewish new . Transposing broadway is a landmark survey of the impact of twentieth century american jewish immigrants their children and their grandchildren on the development of the broadway musical hechts lucid and engaging account of this phenomenon is impressively broad including nearly a century of american musical theater within its scope while still remaining firmly grounded in close readings . Both academic areas previously peripheral to other disciplines converge in the books jews on broadway an historical survey of performers playwrights composers lyricists and producers by producer stewart lane and transposing broadway jews assimilation and the american musical part of the palgrave studies in theatre and performance
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