What is the genre of the play Oklahoma (tragedy, melodrama, etc.)? How well does this play fit the definition of the genre?
Oklahoma!, (1953) by Rodgers and Hammerstein, is a play in the tradition of the genre called a “musical drama.” It is a stage play with songs, an American spin-off on Italian opera. It is a “comedy” in the sense that it is not a tragedy (the characters are not "high" and do not "fall from a high place"; it is a historical play in that it...
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