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Oscar Asche, orientalism, and British musical comedy / Brian Singleton.

  • Author

    Singleton, Brian, 1960-,

  • Date published


  • Publisher

    Westport, Conn. : Oxford : Praeger ; Harcourt Education [distributor], 2004.

  • Subject

    Asche, Oscar, 1871-1936.

    Musicals England History and criticism

    Orientalism in music England. 20th century

General note: Includes chapter on popularizing Shakespeare and appendices on Oscar Asche's production career and career in context. Bibliography, etc. note: Includes bibliographical references and index. Summary, etc: Oscar Asche enjoyed a successful career as an actor producer of Shakespeare, before turning to musical theatre becoming one of the most successful actor/managers of his generation. An important innovator, Asche was the first person to use stage lighting as a language of the stage.