Dr. Arianne Johnson Quinn is the Head of Manuscripts and College of Music Archivist, Warren D. Allen Music Library, Florida State University. She holds the MA and PhD in Historical Musicology from Princeton University, MA in Music/Women’s and Gender Studies from Brandeis University, BA in Music (Honors) from the University of New Mexico, and MSI in Information from Florida State University, along with a graduate certificate in Information Leadership and Management. She has worked as Digital Archivist and Research Associate for the Noël Coward Archive Trust and was most recently a member of the Honors Program Faculty at FSU. She has also taught at South Georgia State College, Tallahassee Community College, Princeton University, and Brandeis University. Her research focuses on the cultural, political, and musical intersections between the American and British musical in London’s West End from 1920-1960, particularly the work of Noël Coward, Kurt Weill, Lerner and Loewe, Irving Berlin, Cole Porter and Rodgers and Hammerstein. She has published peer-reviewed articles and book chapters on the reception of the postwar American and British Musical in such journals as Studies in Musical Theatre and New England Theatre Journal. She is the editor of Selected Musical Plays by Noël Coward: A Critical Anthology (Bloomsbury, 2022) and has a forthcoming monograph (under contract) with Palgrave Macmillan on the history of the musical at London’s Theatre Royal, Drury Lane (1920-1970). A pianist and singer by training, she also performs with local ensembles including the Tallahassee Bach Parley. When she is not in the library, writing, or researching, she enjoys cooking and spending time with her husband and three children.
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