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Mordden, Ethan 1947-

Overview
Works: 82 works in 444 publications in 1 language and 29,395 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biography  Biographies  Popular music  Musicals  Anecdotes  Stories, plots, etc 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Creator
Classifications: ML1711.8.N3, 782.14097471
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Most widely held works about Ethan Mordden
 
Most widely held works by Ethan Mordden
Rodgers & Hammerstein by Ethan Mordden( Book )

15 editions published between 1992 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at each musical created by the famous team, and discusses cast, music, theme, and critical reception
A guide to orchestral music : the handbook for non-musicians by Ethan Mordden( Book )

11 editions published between 1980 and 1986 in English and held by 1,187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relaxed and accessible in style, this authoritative guide is the first symphony handbook for non-musicians. The book begins with a general introduction to the symphony and short pieces on the orchestra and musical styles. Mordden goes on to describe, chronologically, over 700 pieces--from Vivaldi to twentieth-century composers. Further aids to the reader include two lists of repertory builders and a glossary of musical terms. "Easy and pleasurable to read ... a genuinely useful guide for the music lover who has not had a musical education but loves concert music."--John Barkham Reviews
Opera in the twentieth century : sacred, profane, Godot by Ethan Mordden( Book )

11 editions published between 1978 and 2001 in English and held by 1,110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American theatre by Ethan Mordden( Book )

13 editions published between 1981 and 1996 in English and held by 1,073 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ziegfeld : the man who invented show business by Ethan Mordden( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,071 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the life and legacy of the creator of the Follies covers such topics as his vision of the Ziegfeld Girl, development of landmark productions including "Showboat," and role in the careers of numerous stars, from Marilyn Miller and Will Rogers to Eddie Cantor and Fanny Brice
The splendid art of opera : a concise history by Ethan Mordden( Book )

7 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 1,013 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beautiful mornin' : the Broadway musical in the 1940s by Ethan Mordden( Book )

15 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 1,004 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses 1940's musicals, including "Oklahoma," "Carousel," "Pal Joey," "On the Town," "Annie Get Your Gun," "Finian's Rainbow," "Brigadoon," "Kiss Me, Kate," and "South Pacific."
Coming up roses : the Broadway musical in the 1950s by Ethan Mordden( Book )

16 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 1,000 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 1950s saw an explosion in the American musical theater. The Broadway show, catapulted into the limelight in the 1920s and solidified during the 1940s thanks to Rodgers and Hammerstein, now entered its most revolutionary phase, brashly redefining itself and forging a new kind of storytelling. In Coming Up Roses: The Broadway Musical in the 1950s, Ethan Mordden gives us a guided tour of this rich decade
Anything goes : a history of American musical theatre by Ethan Mordden( Book )

16 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 992 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers a history of American musical theater from the 1920s through to the 1970s, and includes such famous works as "Oklahoma!," "The Red Mill," and "Porgy and Bess."
The Hollywood studios : house style in the golden age of the movies by Ethan Mordden( Book )

14 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 929 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hollywood in the years between 1929 and 1948 was a town of moviemaking empires. The great studios were estates of talent: sprawling, dense, diverse. It was the Golden Age of the Movies, and each studio made its distinctive contribution. But how did the studios, "growing up" in the same time and place, develop so differently' What combinations of talents and temperaments gave them their signature styles' These are the questions Ethan Mordden answers, with breezy erudition and irrepressible enthusiasm, in this fascinating and wonderfully readable book. Mordden illuminates how the style of each studio was primarily dictated by the personality, philosophy, and attitudes of its presiding mogul'and how all these factors affected the work and careers of individual actors, directors, writers, and technicians, and the success of the studio in general
Better foot forward : the history of American musical theatre by Ethan Mordden( Book )

12 editions published in 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 895 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of the American musical from the 1920's to the 1970's
Broadway babies : the people who made the American musical by Ethan Mordden( Book )

20 editions published between 1983 and 2006 in English and held by 892 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vividly recreating the unique pleasure of experiencing a song-and-dance show, Broadway Babies spotlights the men and women who made a difference in the development of American musical comedy. Mordden's account features such show people as Florenz Ziegfeld, Harold Prince, Bert Lahr, GwenVerdon, Angela Lansbury, Victor Herbert, Liza Minnelli, and Stephen Sondheim, and such musicals as Sally, Oh Kay!, Anything Goes, Show Boat, Oklahoma!, Follies, Chicago, and countless others. While theatrical historians traditionally have emphasized the role of the authors of musicals, Mordden also examines the personal styles of the directors, choreographers, and producers, in order to demonstrate not only what the musical became but what it was. The volume includes an extensivediscography--the first of its kind--which offers a virtually self-contained history of recorded show music
All that glittered : the golden age of drama on Broadway, 1919-1959 by Ethan Mordden( Book )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and held by 821 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Unlike today, Broadway's influence reached out beyond its confines to influence culture throughout the fifty states. If you were a sophisticate (or wanted to be one), you knew what was happening on Broadway." "Ethan Mordden re-creates this lost world as only he can, telling us how those fifteen square blocks of Manhattan real estate became every American's touchstone for sophistication, intelligence, and wit."--Jacket
Open a new window : the Broadway musical in the 1960s by Ethan Mordden( Book )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in English and held by 796 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author takes readers on a tour of the 1960s, the "Golden Age" of musicals, from Camelot to Cabaret
Opera anecdotes by Ethan Mordden( Book )

8 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 781 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

That jazz! : an idiosyncratic social history of the American twenties by Ethan Mordden( Book )

6 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Medium cool : the movies of the 1960s by Ethan Mordden( Book )

11 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Demented, the world of the opera diva by Ethan Mordden( Book )

9 editions published between 1984 and 1990 in English and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Make believe : the Broadway musical in the 1920s by Ethan Mordden( Book )

9 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 1920s represented a turning point in the history of the Broadway musical, breaking with the vaudeville traditions of the early twentieth century to anticipate the more complex, sophisticated musicals of today. Composers Jerome Kern, George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Richard Rodgers, and their contemporaries revitalized the musical with the sound of jazz and other new influences. Productions became more elaborate, with dazzling sets, tumultuous choreography, and staging tricks, all woven into tightly constructed story lines. These dramatic changes of the 1920s ushered in the "golden age" of the American musical theatre. Ethan Mordden captures the excitement and the atmosphere of Broadway during the 1920s in Make Believe. In captivating, lively prose, Mordden describes in superb detail the stars, the songs, the jokes - the sheer fun of this era
One more kiss : the Broadway musical in the 1970s by Ethan Mordden( Book )

16 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in English and held by 604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This history of the Broadway musical looks at an era that brought us not only the gritty reality of "A Chorus Line" and the bittersweet works of Stephen Sondheim, but also the nostalgic crowd pleasers "No, No, Nanette" and "Annie."
 
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Alternative Names

controlled identityVerlaine, M. J.

Ethan Mordden American writer

Ethan Mordden Amerikaans romanschrijver

Ethan Mordden écrivain américain

Ethan Mordden escritor estadounidense

Ethan Mordden US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller

Verlaine, M. J. 1947-

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A guide to orchestral music : the handbook for non-musiciansZiegfeld : the man who invented show businessBeautiful mornin' : the Broadway musical in the 1940sComing up roses : the Broadway musical in the 1950sBroadway babies : the people who made the American musicalAll that glittered : the golden age of drama on Broadway, 1919-1959Open a new window : the Broadway musical in the 1960sOpera anecdotes