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THEA 1103: Musical Theatre: Books

Library Guide for Theatre 1103: Freshman Voice for Traditional Musical Theatre

Crouch Books

Crouch books (located on the "Print" side of Crouch) contain information on Broadway's roots, its most recent shows, instruction on directing and managing musical theater, and biographies on those involved in music theater.

Books about Musical Theatre

Choreographer - Agnes de Mille

Choreographers also play an important roll in the making of a musical.  Here's a link to a number of categories of books about choreographersAgnes de Mille Biography, Where the Wings Grow.

Below is a segment from the dream sequence in Oklahoma, choreographed by de Mille.

Performers

Performers are vital to a show's success and popularity and performers often effected how and what the composers wrote.  Here are some examples (notice some are not located in Crouch):

Crouch Reference Collection

Crouch's Reference Collection offers a wide variety of resources for a wide range of topics.  Listed here are only a few reference books that Crouch has to offer.

Biographies = call number "ML410____"

In biographies you may find hidden gems about a certain show or song you are researching. Here are some examples:

Choreographers - Bob Fosse

Bob Fosse's Broadway A show-by-show analysis of one of Broadway's preeminent American choreographers, the angular and jazzy Bob Fosse.

Below is an example of Fosse's choreography from The Pajama Game.

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