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By John Snelson
Andrew Lloyd Webber is one of the most famous - and most controversial - composer of musical theatre. This work explores the range of influences that have informed Lloyd Webber's work, from film, rock, and pop music to Lloyd Webber's own life story. It is suitable for those interested in...
Addresses a variety of specific themes in musicals that serve this general function: fairy tale and fantasy, idealism and inspiration, gender and sexuality, and relationships, among others. This work considers three overlapping genres that are central to the projection of personal identity: operetta, movie musicals, and operatic musicals.
Revised and updated edition of this popular Companion, containing five completely new chapters.
Studies the complex impact of movements, costumes, words, scenes, music, and special effects in English illusionistic theatre of the Renaissance. This book is useful for those who are interested in English drama, dance, and music of the early modern period, including scholars and students within English literature.
American Plays and Musicals on Screen: 650 Stage Productions and Their Film and Televison Adaptations
This reference work is an annotated guide to American stage productions remade for film and television, with works ranging from late 19th-century American plays and musicals, through silent and sound films, to made-for-video productions by PBS, A&E, HBO, and others.
This guide takes the reader through a practical training programme relevant to the modern singing actor and dancer. A variety of contemporary voice qualities, including belting and twang are explained, with exercises for each topic.
THE FULL MONTY: THE COMPLETE BOOK AND LYRICS OF THE HIT BROADWAY MUSICAL