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Bordman, Gerald Martin

Overview
Works: 41 works in 282 publications in 5 languages and 20,797 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Dictionaries  Biography‚Ä°vDictionaries  History  Stories, plots, etc  Biography  Reference works  Handbooks and manuals  Classification 
Roles: Author, Editor, Commentator, Narrator
Classifications: ML1711, 782.810973
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Gerald Martin Bordman
The Oxford companion to American theatre by Gerald Martin Bordman( Book )

57 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in English and German and held by 4,401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes "nearly 3,000" entries
American musical theatre : a chronicle by Gerald Martin Bordman( Book )

56 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 4,363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covers every musical that has appeared on Broadway, including importations and revivals, plus major musicals produced for other large U.S. cities. Includes synopsis of plot, biographies of actors, songwriters, librettists, and producers, and some examples of lyrics and dialogue
American operetta : from H.M.S. Pinafore to Sweeney Todd by Gerald Martin Bordman( Book )

15 editions published between 1981 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 1,256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book provides an overview of American operetta. It discusses how operetta has been used as an art form and its influences and its construction. Includes Viennese operetta, Herbert, Friml, Kern, Oklahoma, Fiddler on the Roof
American musical comedy : from Adonis to Dreamgirls by Gerald Martin Bordman( Book )

12 editions published between 1982 and 2000 in English and held by 1,243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A companion volume to American Operetta, this book traces the historical development of that quintessential American art form, the musical comedy. Full of fascinating details and telling insights, it also includes the long-lost text of the 1884 hit Adonis, the first musical comedy to run over 500 performances on Broadway: p. 201-230
Jerome Kern : his life and music by Gerald Martin Bordman( Book )

14 editions published between 1980 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American musical revue : from the passing show to Sugar babies by Gerald Martin Bordman( Book )

9 editions published in 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 979 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American theatre : a chronicle of comedy and drama, 1914-1930 by Thomas S Hischak( Book )

19 editions published between 1995 and 2001 in English and held by 842 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Volume four (1969-2000) of the distinguished 'American theatre : a chronicle of comedy and drama' series offers a thorough, candid, and fascinating look at the theatre in New York during the last three decades of the twentieth century. Broadway, Off Broadway, and Off Off Broadway are all covered in this day-by-day, season-by-season chronicle of the plays audiences watched, discussed, and remembered during a turbulent era in the theatre in America. A Broadway turned more and more to musicals and foreign works, Off Broadway grew and revealed startling new playwrights, actors, directors, and designers. Then in the 1970s, the new venue of Off Off Broadway brought people to the theatre who had never seen it before. Theatre became a voice for their special interests and concerns in the aftermath of the Vietnam War and the breakout of AIDS. From Neil Simon to Joseph Papp to Sam Shepard to Charles Ludlam to August Wilson, the artists of the late twentieth century carved a new form of theatre. This is the story of them, their plays, and their audiences"--Jacket
American theatre : a chronicle of comedy and drama, 1869-1914 by Gerald Martin Bordman( Book )

15 editions published between 1994 and 2001 in English and held by 811 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This three-volume work will accomplish for the American non-musical theatre what Bordman's American Musical Theatre did for our song-and-dance entertainments: it chronicles, in order by opening, every Broadway comedy and drama, show by show, season by season, offering a plot synopsis, principal players, and important statistics. Scenery and costumes are described where they might be of interest, and comments of the plays' contemporary critics are quoted. In many instances, extended excerpts from a play are included to give the reader a fuller understanding of its nuances and its period dialogue
American theatre : a chronicle of comedy and drama, 1930-1969 by Gerald Martin Bordman( Book )

11 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and held by 786 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here is the third volume in Gerald Bordman's acclaimed survey of American non-musical theatre. It deals with the seasons 1930-31 through 1968-69, a period which saw the number of yearly new plays decline at the same time as American drama fully entered the world stage and became a dominant presence. With works like Eugene O'Neill's Long Day's Journey Into Night, Tennessee Williams's A Streetcar Named Desire, Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman, and Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, American theatre finally reached adulthood both dramatically and psychologically. A number of distinguished theatrical careers reached their zenith during these years, including those of Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne, Helen Hayes, Katharine Cornell, and Henry Fonda. And as many brilliant theatrical careers were launched, among them those of Julie Harris, Jessica Tandy, Hume Cronyn, Jason Robards, Uta Hagen, and Geraldine Page
Days to be happy, years to be sad : the life and music of Vincent Youmans by Gerald Martin Bordman( Book )

6 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Motif-index of the English metrical romances by Gerald Martin Bordman( Book )

20 editions published between 1962 and 1972 in 3 languages and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American theatre : a chronicle of comedy and drama by Gerald Martin Bordman( Book )

3 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1930-1969 by Gerald Martin Bordman( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1869-1914 by Gerald Martin Bordman( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1914 - 1930 by Gerald Martin Bordman( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

His life and music by Gerald Martin Bordman( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The concise Oxford companion to American theatre by Gerald Martin Bordman( Book )

5 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comedia musical americana : de Adonis a Dreamgirls by Gerald Martin Bordman( Book )

4 editions published in 1985 in Spanish and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The folklore motifs in the matter of England romances by Gerald Martin Bordman( )

5 editions published in 1958 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adonis by William Gill( )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Oxford companion to American theatre
Alternative Names
Bordman, Gerald.

Bordman, Gerald M.

Bordman, Gerald Martin

Gerald Bordman American historian

Gerald Bordman Amerikaans historicus (1931-2011)

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American musical theatre : a chronicleAmerican theatre : a chronicle of comedy and drama, 1914-1930American theatre : a chronicle of comedy and drama, 1869-1914American theatre : a chronicle of comedy and drama, 1930-1969American theatre : a chronicle of comedy and drama1930-19691869-19141914 - 1930