Sound of Music: The Making of Rodger and Hammerstein's Classical Musical

Sound of Music: The Making of Rodger and Hammerstein's Classical Musical

by Max Wilk
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415979358

ISBN-13: 9780415979351

Pub. Date: 10/01/2006

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The Sound of Music was the last – and most successful – collaboration of two giants of the musical theater, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein. Enjoying a long run on Broadway and then transformed into a major hit film—recently reissued in a 40th anniversary edition on DVD with new footage – The Sound of Music remains among

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The Sound of Music was the last – and most successful – collaboration of two giants of the musical theater, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein. Enjoying a long run on Broadway and then transformed into a major hit film—recently reissued in a 40th anniversary edition on DVD with new footage – The Sound of Music remains among the most produced musicals by professional and amateur companies around the world.

This book tells the full story of the making of the show, from the first rough ideas through the tryouts, fine tuning, and eventual triumph – all from an eyewitness to the events themselves. Wilk brings a musical theater historian's eye to the work, along with his passionate involvement as a witness to this history. For anyone and everyone who has ever thrilled to The Sound of Music, this book will be a must.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415979351
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/01/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
126
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents


Introduction: The Sound of Music     vii
Scene Changes     1
The Libretto     13
Gains and Losses     21
Out of Town     27
The Sound of Applause     37
The Passing of the Torch     51
The Filmmakers     57
Verdant and Over Budget     69
Triumph Again     77
Revival     85
Production Notes   Ken Bloom     93
Sources & Credits     99
Index     103
About the Author     111

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