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Musical is a form of either film or theatre that combines songs, spoken dialogue, acting, and dance. The story and emotional content of the piece – humor, pathos, love, anger – are communicated through the words, music, movement and technical aspects of the entertainment as an integrated whole. Although musical theatre overlaps with other theatrical forms like opera and dance, it may be distinguished by the equal importance given to the music as compared with the dialogue, movement and other elements of the works. Since the early 20th century, musical theatre stage works have generally been called, simply, musicals.

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    Musicals are, by nature, theatrical, meaning poetic,
    meaning having to move the audience's imagination
    and create a suspension of disbelief,
    by which I mean there's no fourth wall.

    - Stephen Sondheim

    You think, 'Musicals, they must always be romantic
    You'd be surprised how few of them historically have ever been romantic.

    - Harold Prince

    Well, the musicals give emphasis to love, longing, melancholy, sadness.
    All of that is always there.

    - Ismail Merchant

    The musicals had a good, happy feeling,
    saying that the world is a better place.
    They say it's not reality, but who cares?
    There's too much reality these days.

    - Shirley Jones

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    Quotes reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 535-41.
    • Music religious heat inspires,
      It wakes the soul, and lifts it high,
      And wings it with sublime desires,
      And fits it to bespeak the


    • Music exalts each joy, allays each grief,
      Expels diseases, softens every pain,
      Subdues the rage of poison, and the plague.
      • John Armstrong, The Art of Preserving Health (1744), Book IV, line 512.
    • That rich celestial music thrilled the air
      From hosts on hosts of shining ones, who thronged
      Eastward and westward, making bright the night.

    • "Music hath charms to soothe the savage beast,"
      And therefore proper at a sheriff's feast.
    • And sure there is music even in the beauty, and the silent note which Cupid strikes, far sweeter than the sound of an instrument; for there is

    music wherever there is harmony, order, or proportion; and thus far we may maintain the music of the spheres.

      • Sir Thomas Browne, Religio Medici (1642), Part II, Section IX. Use of the phrase "Music of the Spheres" given by Bishop Martin Fotherby,

    Athconastrix, p. 315. (Ed. 1622). Said by Bishop John Wilkins, Discovery of a New World, I. 42. (Ed. 1694).

    • Music arose with its voluptuous swell,
      Soft eyes look'd love to eyes which spake again,
      And all went merry as a marriage bell.

    • Music has charms to soothe a savage breast,
      To soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak.
      I've read that things inanimate have moved,
      And, as

    with living souls, have been inform'd,
    By magic numbers and persuasive sound.

    • The soft complaining flute
      In dying notes discovers
      The woes of hopeless lovers,
      Whose dirge is whisper'd by the warbling lute.

    • One man with a dream, at pleasure,
      Shall go forth and conquer a crown
      And three with a new song's measure
      Can trample a kingdom down.

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