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Words with Music - (Applause Books) by Lehman Engel (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 466

Genre: Music

Sub-Genre: Genres & Styles

Series Title: Applause Books

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Applause Books

Book theme: Musicals

Author: Lehman Engel

Language: English

Street Date: November 23, 2011
TCIN: 77901955
UPC: 9781557835543
Item Number (DPCI): 247-64-5572

Description

The dean of Broadway musical directors examines the dynamics of how the book, music and lyrics work together to create such hits as My Fair Lady, Fiddler on the Roof, Guys and Dolls, Hair, Pal Joey, West Side Story, Company, South Pacific, Threepenny Opera and Porgy and Bess. Howard Kissel, chief theater critic for the New York Daily News, extends the reach of Engel's subjects by bringing them up to date with commentary on such shows as A Chorus Line, Nine, Sunday in the Park with George, Rent, Working and Falsettos. Kissel offers a thoughtful history on how musical theater has evolved in the three decades since Engel wrote Words with Music (1972) and how Engel's classic work remains vital and illuminating today.
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