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Maslon, Laurence

Overview
Works: 42 works in 95 publications in 1 language and 8,293 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Pictorial works  Comic books, strips, etc  Drama 
Roles: Narrator
Classifications: ML1711.8.N3, 792.0973
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Laurence Maslon
Broadway the American musical ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 1,610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This documentary series chronicles the Broadway musical throughout the 20th century and explores the evolution of this uniquely American art form. By drawing on a wealth of archival news footage, lost and found television moments, original cast recordings, still photos, feature films, diaries, journals, intimate first-person accounts, dramatic re-creations, and interviews with many of the principals involved in creating the American musical, it offers the most comprehensive exploration of musical theater ever presented on television
Broadway : the American musical by Laurence Maslon ( Book )
10 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 1,609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents a history of the Broadway musical theater, including summaries of the shows, photographs of the stars, posters, sheet music, production stills, and essays by theater luminaries
Kaufman & Co. : Broadway comedies by George S Kaufman ( Book )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Collects plays written by George Kaufman in collaboration with other writers, including "Dinner at Eight," "Animal Crackers," "Stage Door," and "You Can't Take It With You."
Make 'em laugh : the funny business of America by Laurence Maslon ( Book )
5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 724 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A lighthearted survey of American comedy from the past century and the achievements of its top contributors includes interviews with such figures as Jerry Seinfeld, Bill Cosby, and Ellen DeGeneres
The sound of music companion by Laurence Maslon ( Book )
8 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Recounts the history of the Von Trapp family, traces the evolution of the popular musical from stage to screen, and describes the contributions of its composers, writers, and performers
Superheroes! : capes, cowls, and the creation of comic book culture by Laurence Maslon ( Book )
5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Together again for the first time, here come the greatest comic book superheroes ever assemled between two covers
Make 'em laugh the funny business of America ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The documentary explores the currents of American comedy throughout a century of social and political change, illuminating how comedy has tackled and poked fun at our political system, race relations, gender issues, and the prevailing American standards and taboos in everyday life. Melding performance, biography and history, it features interviews with over 90 comedians, writers, producers, and historians
Superheroes : a never-ending battle ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines the dawn of the comic book genre and its progenitors, as well as the evolution of the characters that leapt from the pages over the last 70 years and their ongoing worldwide cultural impact. It chronicles how these 'disposable diversions' were subject to intense government scrutiny for their influence on American children and how they were created in large part by immigrants whose fierce loyalty to a new homeland laid the foundation of a multi-billion-dollar industry
The Arena adventure : the first 40 years by Laurence Maslon ( Book )
2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The South Pacific companion by Laurence Maslon ( Book )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Some like it hot : the official 50th anniversary companion by Laurence Maslon ( Book )
4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cerceau by Viktor Slavkin ( Book )
3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Conquest of the South Pole by Manfred Karge ( Book )
4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Richard Rodgers the sweetest sounds ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
American Masters takes an unprecedented look at the legendary composer with this film portrait. Includes interviews with Julie Andrews, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Trevor Nunn and Celeste Holm as well as archival performances by Judy Garland, Frank Sinatra, Diahann Carroll, Mary Martin, John Coltrane and Barbra Streisand
Make 'em laugh. the funny business of America ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hosted by Billy Crystal and narrate by Amy Sedaris, this set presents a 6-episode series chronicling a century of America's funniest entertainment and its most legendary comedians
Superheroes! : capes, cowls, and the creation of comic book culture by Laurence Maslon ( )
3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Superman, Batman, Spider-Man, Iron Man, Wonder Woman, the Avengers, the X-Men, Watchmen, and more: the companion volume to the PBS documentary series of the same name that tells the story of the superhero in American popular culture... Together again for the first time, here come the greatest comic book superheroes ever assembled between two covers: down from the heavens--Superman and the Mighty Thor--or swinging over rooftops--the Batman and Spider-Man; star-spangled, like Captain America and Wonder Woman, or clad in darkness, like the Shadow and Spawn; facing down super-villains on their own, like the Flash and the Punisher or gathered together in a team of champions, like the Avengers and the X-Men! Based on the three-part PBS documentary series Superheroes, this companion volume chronicles the never-ending battle of the comic book industry, its greatest creators, and its greatest creations. Covering the effect of superheroes on American culture--in print, on film and television, and in digital media--and the effect of American culture on its superheroes, Superheroes: Capes, Cowls, and the Creation of Comic Book Culture appeals to readers of all ages, from the casual observer of the phenomenon to the most exacting fan of the genre. Drawing from more than 50 new interviews conducted expressly for Superheroes!--creators from Stan Lee to Grant Morrison, commentators from Michael Chabon to Jules Feiffer, actors from Adam West to Lynda Carter, and filmmakers such as Zach Snyder--this is an up-to-the-minute narrative history of the superhero, from the comic strip adventurers of the Great Depression, up to the blockbuster CGI movie superstars of the 21st Century. Featuring more than 500 full-color comic book panels, covers, sketches, photographs of both essential and rare artwork, Superheroes is the definitive story of this powerful presence in pop culture
Make 'em laugh. the funny business of America ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hosted by Billy Crystal and narrate by Amy Sedaris, this set presents a 6-episode series chronicling a century of America's funniest entertainment and its most legendary comedians
Make 'em laugh. the funny business of America ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hosted by Billy Crystal and narrate by Amy Sedaris, this set presents a 6-episode series chronicling a century of America's funniest entertainment and its most legendary comedians
In rehearsal : in the world, in the room and on your own by Gary Sloan ( )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"... a clear and accessible how-to approach to the rehearsal process. Author Gary Sloan brings more than thirty years' worth of acting experience to bear on the question of how to rehearse both as an individual actor and as part of the team of professionals that underpins any successful production. Interviews with acclaimed actors, directors, playwrights, and designers share a wealth of knowledge on dynamic collaboration. The book is divided in to three main stages, helping the reader to refine their craft in as straightforward and accessible manner as possible: In the world: A flexible rehearsal program that can be employed daily, as well as over a typical four week production rehearsal -- In the room: Advice on working independently and productively with other members of a company, such as directors, playwrights, designers and technical crew; how your personal creative process varies depending on the role, be it Shakespeare, musicals, film, television or understudying -- On your own: Creating your own rehearsal process, exploring original and famous rehearsal techniques, breaking through actor's block and how to practice every day. In Rehearsal breaks down the rehearsal process from the actor's perspective and equips its reader with the tools to become a generous and resourceful performer both inside and outside the studio. Its independent, creative and daily rehearsal techniques are essential for any modern actor."--Provided by publisher
Broadway, the American musical ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The first segment in a 6 part series on the history of Broadway musical theater. Part 1: New York City's turn of the century musical theater embodied the hope that America offered to millions of immigrants. The story of legendary producer Florenz Ziegfeld introduces the era's key figures: songwriter Irving Berlin, comedienne-singer Fanny Brice and comic Bert Williams -- America's first "crossover" artists -- and brash song-and-dance man George M. Cohan, Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II unleased Broadway's potential with the groundbreaking Show Boat
 
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