Tim Carter, 2015–2016 | National Humanities Center

Tim Carter (NHC Fellow, 2015–16)

Project Title

Let ’Em Eat Cake: Political Musical Theater in 1930s America

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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Fellowship Work Summary, 2015–16

Tim Carter completed his book Understanding Italian Opera (Oxford University Press, 2015) and made significant progress on two others, Political Musical Theatre in 1930s America and Staging “Euridice” (1600): Theatre, Sets, and Music in Late Renaissance Florence (with Francesca Fantappié). He also completed chapters on Carousel to be included in Rodgers and Hammerstein (forthcoming in 2017 from Oxford University Press) as well as chapters for three other volumes: “Broadway Goes to War” in Music and World War II, edited by Roberta Montemorra Marvin and Pamela Potter (forthcoming with Ashgate Press); “Music and Dance” in A Cultural History of the Emotions in the Baroque and Enlightenment Age (1600–1780), edited by David Lemmings, Claire Walker, and Kate Barclay (forthcoming with Bloomsbury Press); and “Nuove musiche, nuovi pensieri: melodrammi, monodie, ed il barocco musicale” for Il contributo italiano alla storia del pensiero: Musica, edited by Sandro Cappelletto (forthcoming with Treccani Press). In addition, he contributed “Beyond Drama: Monteverdi, Marino, and the Sixth Book of Madrigals (1614)” to the Journal of the American Musicological Society 69 (2016).