Morley At The Musicals

Episodes

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199A01The Musical And The Presidency19990205

Sheridan Morley presents a six-part series telling the story of the stage musical, focusing on the themes that have featured in the West End, Broadway and Hollywood hits of this past century.

1:`The Musical and the Presidency'.

Including compositions by Gershwin, Irving Berlin and Leonard Bernstein

199A02The Musical And Shakespeare19990212

Sheridan Morley presents a six-part series telling the story of the stage musical, focusing on the themes that have featured in the West End, Broadway and Hollywood hits of this past century.

2:`The Musical and Shakespeare'.

Focusing on hits like `Kiss Me Kate', `The Boys from Syracuse', and `West Side Story', as well as shows inspired by other Shakespearian themes.

199A0319990219

Sheridan Morley presents a six-part series telling the story of the stage musical, focusing on the themes that have featured in the West End, Broadway and Hollywood hits of this past century.

199A04The Musical And The Black Experience19990226

Sheridan Morley presents a six-part series telling the story of the stage musical, focusing on the themes that have featured in the West End, Broadway and Hollywood hits of this past century.

`The Musical and the Black Experience'.

This episode looks at such segregated hits as `Cabin in the Sky' - which came from the same source as `Carousel' but predated it by five years.

199A0519990305

Sheridan Morley presents a six-part series telling the story of the stage musical, focusing on the themes that have featured in the West End, Broadway and Hollywood hits of this past century.

199A06Funny Girl19990312

Sheridan Morley presents a six-part series telling the story of the stage musical, focusing on the themes that have featured in the West End, Broadway and Hollywood hits of this past century.

6: The Musical and Women.

This last programme considers the changing role of women in musicals, from docile showgirls at the turn of the century to the female-dominated shows like `Funny Girl' and `Hello Dolly'.