David Ewen - New Complete Book of the American Musical Theater
|Conditie||redelijk [linnen kaft wat vlekjes/plekjes; vorm, binding en inhoud boek goed]|
|Uitgavejaar||1970 [1e druk]|
|Uitgegeven door||Holt, Rinehart and Winston|
|Kaft||linnen hardcover met [goud]opdruk op de rug|
|Stofomslag||ja [beschadigd aan randen; achterzijde stofomslag mist een stukje]|
The only complete guide to all the facts and figures, New Complete Book of the American Musical Theater is still the treasury of the American musical stage.
Beginning over a century ago with the production of Black Crook, this musical guide hits the high spots of a genre that has become peculiarly American: the early burlesques of the nineteenth century featured by Harrigan and Hart and the Weber and Fields; the lush heyday of George White’s Scandals and Berlin’s Music Box Revues; the stunning extravaganzas that made Ziegfeld a name worth remembering and the rowdy horseplay of revues such as Hellzapoppin’; the great partnerships of musical comedy; the subtle and more dramatic tone in the music of Kurt Weill, Gershwin, and Leonard Bernstein that gave new significance to the musical theater; and the emergence of a totally new spirit in the rock musicals of today.
This volume now covers over 500 shows, with details of composer, lyricists, choreographer, performances, stars, hit songs, and theater, arranged in simple-to-find alphabetical sequence. Succinct biographies, also arranged alphabetically and fully referenced with shows, paint fascinating portraits of the leading composers, lyricists, librettists, and choreographers. Photographs of faces old and new enhance this unique story. A further invaluable section gives a year by year breakdown of shows, both on and off Broadway; and the guide ends with a useful listing of hit songs and the stars who introduced them.
Bigger and better than before, now in a handsome new format, this book is filled with nostalgic memories and remains the only comprehensive guide to the musical theater.