Andrew Lloyd Webber

Andrew Lloyd Webber

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by John Snelson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300151136

ISBN-13: 9780300151138

Pub. Date: 06/09/2009

Publisher: Yale University Press

"Andrew Lloyd Webber is the most famous - and most controversial - composer of musical theater alive today. Hundreds of millions of people have seen his musicals, which include Cats, The Phantom of the Opera, Starlight Express, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita, and Sunset Boulevard. Even more know his songs." In this…  See more details below

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"Andrew Lloyd Webber is the most famous - and most controversial - composer of musical theater alive today. Hundreds of millions of people have seen his musicals, which include Cats, The Phantom of the Opera, Starlight Express, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita, and Sunset Boulevard. Even more know his songs." In this examination of Lloyd Webber's creative career, the music scholar John Snelson explores the vast range of influences that have informed Lloyd Webber's work, from film, rock, and pop music to Lloyd Webber's own life story. This survey will be essential reading for anyone interested in Lloyd Webber's musicals and the world of modern musical theater that he has been so instrumental in shaping.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300151138
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
06/09/2009
Series:
Yale Broadway Masters Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

Series Foreword, by Geoffrey Block....................ix
Acknowledgments....................xi
CHAPTER 1. Aspects of Life....................1
CHAPTER 2. Telling Tales: A Survey of the Shows....................20
CHAPTER 3. Pop, Rock, and Classical: First Elements of a Style....................55
CHAPTER 4. "Who Are You, Strange Angel?": Multiple Personalities in The Phantom of the Opera....................77
CHAPTER 5. "I'm Ready for My Close-Up": Lloyd Webber on Screen....................123
CHAPTER 6. "Memory": Musical Reminiscences in Lloyd Webber....................157
CHAPTER 7. "Now and Forever": Canons and Challenges....................183
List of Works by Andrew Lloyd Webber....................213
Notes....................221
Bibliography....................247
Permissions....................249
General Index....................255
Index of Lloyd Webber's Works....................263

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Andrew Lloyd Webber 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love Andrew Lloyd Webber. I was in Jesus Christ Superstar.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago