The Art of the American Musical: Conversations with the Creators

The Art of the American Musical: Conversations with the Creators

by Jackson R. Bryer
     
 

ISBN-10: 081353612X

ISBN-13: 9780813536125

Pub. Date: 09/28/2005

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

Bryer (English, U. of Maryland) and Davison (English, U. of Delaware) bring together 18 interviews with musical theater composers, lyricists, librettists, directors, choreographers, and a producer from 1992 to 2004: Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, Jason Robert Brown, Betty Comden and Adolph Green, Sheldon Harnick, John Kander and Fred Ebb, Burton Lane, Arthur…  See more details below

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Bryer (English, U. of Maryland) and Davison (English, U. of Delaware) bring together 18 interviews with musical theater composers, lyricists, librettists, directors, choreographers, and a producer from 1992 to 2004: Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, Jason Robert Brown, Betty Comden and Adolph Green, Sheldon Harnick, John Kander and Fred Ebb, Burton Lane, Arthur Laurents, Kathleen Marshall, Harold Prince, Stephen Sondheim, Susan Stroman, Charles Strouse, Tommy Tune, John Weidman, and George C. Wolfe. Interviews are preceded by biographical sketches and discuss performance, production, collaboration, working with famous actors and composers, and the creative process. Some of the interviews are from the series "Presenting.The American Musical Theatre!", sponsored by the Smithsonian Institute in 1992 in Washington DC, and four are with the volume's editors. There is no bibliography. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813536125
Publisher:
Rutgers University Press
Publication date:
09/28/2005
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty1
Jason Robert Brown23
Betty Comden and Adolph Green50
Sheldon Harnick73
John Kander and Fred Ebb95
Burton Lane112
Arthur Laurents130
Kathleen Marshall148
Harold Prince166
Stephen Sondheim186
Susan Stroman206
Charles Strouse224
Tommy Tune238
John Weidman257
George C. Wolfe282

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