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Something wonderful : Rodgers and Hammerstein's Broadway revolution / Todd S. Purdum.

Purdum, Todd S., (author.).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Altoona Area Public Library.
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Blair County Library System. (Show)

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Altoona Area Public Library 792.0973 PUR (Text) 33240004516046 Adult Nonfiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781627798341
  • ISBN: 162779834X
  • Physical Description: x, 386 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2018.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 321-352) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Prologue: All they cared about was the show -- The sentimentalist -- A quality of yearning -- Away we go -- Bustin' out -- So far -- Enchanted evening -- Parallel wives -- Catastrophic success -- Beyond Broadway -- Auf wiedersehen -- Walking alone -- Epilogue: Bloom and grow forever.
Summary, etc.:
"Even before they joined forces, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II had written dozens of Broadway shows, but together they pioneered a new art form: the serious musical play. Their songs and dance numbers served to advance the drama and reveal character, a sharp break from the past and the template on which all future musicals would be built. [This is a portrait of that creative partnership]"
Subject: Rodgers, Richard, 1902-1979.
Hammerstein, Oscar, II, 1895-1960.
Composers > United States > Biography.
Librettists > United States > Biography.
Musicals > United States > History and criticism.
Genre: Biographies.
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