Musical Borrowing
An Annotated Bibliography

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[+] mcclung, bruce d. "Life after George: The Genesis of Lady in the Dark's Circus Dream." Kurt Weill Newsletter 14, no. 2 (Fall 1996): 4-8.

Kurt Weill originally conceived the third dream sequence in Lady in the Dark as a minstrel show, but lyricist Ira Gershwin preferred Gilbert and Sullivan as a model, particularly Trial by Jury. Early drafts and the final version include many parallels and echoes in the text. Weill joined in by borrowing the Mikado's entrance song from The Mikado for the entrance of the jury.

Index Classifications: 1900s, Jazz

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