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Broadway Babies Say Goodnight

Broadway Babies Say Goodnight PDF
Author: Mark Steyn
Publisher: Routledge
Release Date: 2014-07-10
Book Size: 42.74 MB
Book Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Performing Arts
Languages : en
Pages : 352
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Broadway Babies Say Goodnight

by Mark Steyn, Broadway Babies Say Goodnight Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download Broadway Babies Say Goodnight book, The glorious tradition of the Broadway musical from Irving Berlin to Jerome Kern and Rodgers and Hammerstein to Stephen Sondheim. And then . . . Cats and Les Miz. Mark Steyn's Broadway Babies Say Goodnight is a sharp-eyed view of the whole span of Broadway musical history, seven decades of brilliant achievements the best of which are among the finest works American artists have made. Show Boat, Oklahoma!, Carousel, Gypsy, and more. In an energetic blend of musical history, analysis, and backstage chat, Mark Steyn shows us the genius behind the 'simple' musical, and asks hard questions about the British invasion of Broadway and the future of the form. In this delicious book he gives us geniuses and monsters, hits and atomic bombs, and the wonderful stories that prove show business is a business which -- as the song goes --there's no business like.



Changed For Good

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Author: Stacy Wolf
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2011-07-07
Book Size: 46.70 MB
Book Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 320
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Changed For Good

by Stacy Wolf, Changed For Good Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download Changed For Good book, From Adelaide in "Guys and Dolls" to Nina in "In the Heights" and Elphaba in "Wicked," female characters in Broadway musicals have belted and crooned their way into the American psyche. In this lively book, Stacy Wolf illuminates the women of American musical theatre - performers, creators, and characters -- from the start of the cold war to the present day, creating a new, feminist history of the genre. Moving from decade to decade, Wolf first highlights the assumptions that circulated about gender and sexuality at the time. She then looks at the leading musicals to stress the key aspects of the plays as they relate to women, and often finds overlooked moments of empowerment for female audience members. The musicals discussed here are among the most beloved in the canon--"West Side Story," "Cabaret," "A Chorus Line," "Phantom of the Opera," and many others--with special emphasis on the blockbuster "Wicked." Along the way, Wolf demonstrates how the musical since the mid-1940s has actually been dominated by women--women onstage, women in the wings, and women offstage as spectators and fans.



A Problem Like Maria

A Problem Like Maria PDF
Author: Stacy Ellen Wolf
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Release Date: 2002
Book Size: 56.85 MB
Book Format: PDF
Category : Music
Languages : en
Pages : 289
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A Problem Like Maria

by Stacy Ellen Wolf, A Problem Like Maria Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download A Problem Like Maria book, The author surveys the world of tomboys, comedians, and "rebel nuns" who broke the gender stereotype rules on 1950s Broadway, reexamining the careers, roles, and performances of Mary Martin, Ethel Merman, Julie Andrews, and Barbara Streisand from the perspective of lesbian feminism. Simultaneous.



The Story Of Miss Saigon

The Story of Miss Saigon PDF
Author: Edward Behr
Publisher: Arcade Pub
Release Date: 1991
Book Size: 67.22 MB
Book Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Music
Languages : en
Pages : 192
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The Story Of Miss Saigon

by Edward Behr, The Story Of Miss Saigon Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download The Story Of Miss Saigon book, Discusses the origins of the musical, other dramatic treatments of the Vietnam War, the London production, and the controversy over the New York version



Loverly

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Author: Dominic McHugh
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2012-06-08
Book Size: 37.60 MB
Book Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Music
Languages : en
Pages : 288
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Loverly

by Dominic McHugh, Loverly Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download Loverly book, Few musicals have had the impact of Lerner and Loewe's timeless classic My Fair Lady. Sitting in the middle of an era dominated by such seminal figures as Rodgers and Hammerstein, Frank Loesser, and Leonard Bernstein, My Fair Lady not only enjoyed critical success similar to that of its rivals but also had by far the longest run of a Broadway musical up to that time. From 1956 to 1962, its original production played without a break for 2,717 performances, and the show went on to be adapted into one of the most successful movie musicals of all time in 1964, when it won eight Academy Awards. Internationally, the show also broke records in London, and the original production toured to Russia at the height of the Cold War in an attempt to build goodwill. It remains a staple of the musical theater canon today, an oft-staged show in national, regional, and high school theaters across the country. Using previously-unpublished documents, author Dominic McHugh presents a completely new, behind-the-scenes look at the five-year creation of the show, revealing the tensions and complex relationships that went into its making. McHugh charts the show from the aftermath of the premiere of Shaw's Pygmalion and the playwright's persistent refusal to allow it to be made into a musical, through to the quarrel that led lyricist Alan Jay Lerner and composer Frederick Loewe to part ways halfway through writing the show, up to opening night and through to the present. This book is the first to shed light on the many behind-the-scenes creative discussions that took place from casting decisions all the way through the final months of frantic preparation leading to the premiere in March 1956. McHugh also traces sketches for the show, looking particularly at the lines cut during the rehearsal and tryout periods, to demonstrate how Lerner evolved the relationship between Higgins and Eliza in such a way as to maintain the delicate balance of ambiguity that characterizes their association in the published script. He looks too at the movie version, and how the cast album and subsequent revivals have influenced the way in which the show has been received. Overall, this book explores why My Fair Lady continues to resonate with audiences worldwide more than fifty years after its premiere.



Oliver

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Author: Marc Napolitano
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2014-09-12
Book Size: 71.67 MB
Book Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Performing Arts
Languages : en
Pages : 304
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Oliver

by Marc Napolitano, Oliver Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download Oliver book, When the show was first produced in 1960, at a time when transatlantic musical theatre was dominated by American productions, Oliver! already stood out for its overt Englishness. But in writing Oliver!, librettist and composer Lionel Bart had to reconcile the Englishness of his Dickensian source with the American qualities of the integrated book musical. To do so, he turned to the musical traditions that had defined his upbringing: English music hall, Cockney street singing, and East End Yiddish theatre. This book reconstructs the complicated biography of Bart's play, from its early inception as a pop musical inspired by a marketable image, through its evolution into a sincere Dickensian adaptation that would push English musical theatre to new dramatic heights. The book also addresses Oliver!'s phenomenal reception in its homeland, where audiences responded to the musical's Englishness with a nationalistic fervor. The musical, which has more than fulfilled its promise as one of the most popular English musicals of all time, remains one of the country's most significant shows. Author Marc Napolitano shows how Oliver!'s popularity has ultimately exerted a significant influence on two separate cultural trends. Firstly, Bart's adaptation forever impacted the culture text of Dickens's Oliver Twist; to this day, the general perception of the story and the innumerable allusions to the novel in popular media are colored heavily by the sights, scenes, sounds, and songs from the musical, and virtually every major adaptation of from the 1970s on has responded to Bart's work in some way. Secondly, Oliver! helped to move the English musical forward by establishing a post-war English musical tradition that would eventually pave the way for the global dominance of the West End musical in the 1980s. As such, Napolitano's book promises to be an important book for students and scholars in musical theatre studies as well as to general readers interested in the megamusical.



Mark Steyn S Passing Parade

Mark Steyn s Passing Parade PDF
Author: Mark Steyn
Publisher:
Release Date: 2006-11
Book Size: 62.71 MB
Book Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Biography
Languages : en
Pages : 326
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Mark Steyn S Passing Parade

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The Street Where I Live

The Street Where I Live PDF
Author: Alan Jay Lerner
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Release Date: 1994-08-21
Book Size: 68.68 MB
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Category : Performing Arts
Languages : en
Pages : 333
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The Street Where I Live

by Alan Jay Lerner, The Street Where I Live Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download The Street Where I Live book, A personal history that describes My fair lady, Camelot, and Gigi along with great American musical theatre and people: Moss Hart, Fritz Loewe, Julie Andrews, Richard Burton, Rex Harrison, Cecil Beaton, Louis Jourdan, Maurice Chevalier, Leslie Caron, Vincent Minelli, Arthur Freed, and many more. It is about how these people worked together to conceive, finance, write, produce, stage and present these brilliant shows.



Close Up On Sunset Boulevard

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Author: Sam Staggs
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Release Date: 2003-02-04
Book Size: 34.62 MB
Book Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Performing Arts
Languages : en
Pages : 320
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Close Up On Sunset Boulevard

by Sam Staggs, Close Up On Sunset Boulevard Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download Close Up On Sunset Boulevard book, Billy Wilder's Sunset Boulevard, a classic film noir and also a damning dissection of the Hollywood dream factory, evokes the glamour and ruin of the stars who subsist on that dream. It's also one long in-joke about the movie industry and those who made it great-and who were, in turn, destroyed by it. One of the most critically admired films of the twentieth century, Sunset Boulevard is also famous as silent star Gloria Swanson's comeback picture. Sam Staggs's Close-Up On Sunset Boulevard tells the story of this extravagant work, from the writing, casting and filming to the disastrous previews that made Paramount consider shelving it. It's about the writing team of Billy Wilder and Charles Brackett-sardonically called "the happiest couple in Hollywood"-and their raucous professional relationship. It's about the art direction and the sets, the costumes, the props, the lights and the cameras, and the personalities who used those tools to create a cinematic work of art. Staggs goes behind the scenes to reveal: William Holden, endlessly attacked by his bitter wife and already drinking too much; Nancy Olson, the cheerful ingenue who had never heard of the great Gloria Swanson; the dark genius Erich von Stroheim; the once famous but long-forgotten "Waxworks"; and of course Swanson herself, who-just like Norma Desmond-had once been "the greatest star of them all." But the story of Sunset Boulevard doesn't end with the movie's success and acclaim at its release in 1950. There's much more, and Staggs layers this stylish book with fascinating detail, following the actors and Wilder into their post-Sunset careers and revealing Gloria Swanson's never-ending struggle to free herself from the clutches of Norma Desmond. Close-Up On Sunset Boulevard also chronicles the making of Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical production of Sunset Boulevard and the explosive diva controversies that dogged it. The book ends with a shocking example of Hollywood life imitating Hollywood art. By the last page of this rich narrative, readers will conclude: We are those "wonderful people out there in the dark."



Broadside

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Publisher:
Release Date: 1998
Book Size: 49.94 MB
Book Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Theater
Languages : en
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Mark Steyn S American Songbook

Mark Steyn s American Songbook PDF
Author: Mark Steyn
Publisher:
Release Date: 2008-02
Book Size: 51.82 MB
Book Format: PDF
Category : Composers
Languages : en
Pages : 114
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Mark Steyn S American Songbook

by Mark Steyn, Mark Steyn S American Songbook Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download Mark Steyn S American Songbook book, Steyn celebrates one of his favorite lyricists Dorothy Fields; one of his favorite composers, Jule Styne; and one of his favorite songs, "I've got you under my skin" .



The New Criterion

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Release Date: 2002
Book Size: 15.11 MB
Book Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Arts
Languages : en
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The New Criterion

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