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Maslon, Laurence

Overview
Works: 55 works in 157 publications in 2 languages and 10,284 library holdings
Genres: History  Documentary television programs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Musicals  Biography  Nonfiction television programs  Pictorial works  Librettos  Documentary films  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Narrator, Scenarist, Other
Classifications: ML1711.8.N3, 782.14
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Laurence Maslon
Broadway : The American Musical by Michael Kantor( Visual )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 1,614 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 )

13 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 1,590 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 )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,315 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."
Superheroes : a never-ending battle( Visual )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 839 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 sound of music companion by Laurence Maslon( Book )

20 editions published between 2006 and 2017 in English and held by 703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Sound of Music Companion charts the incredible and enduring life of Maria Von Trapp and the musical version of her story over the last century -- from Maria's birth in Vienna in 1905 to the triumphant new stage production presented by Andrew Lloyd Webber in London in 2006. Retrace every step in the evolution of this masterwork, from real life to page to stage to film to international phenomenon, and read about every creative artist who helped shape this beloved musical tale -- from Rodgers and Hammerstein and Mary Martin to Robert Wise, Julie Andrews, and Christopher Plummer. Folded into the saga are guest appearances by Carol Burnett, John Coltrane, No?l Coward, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Gwen Stefani, among others"--Inside cover
Superheroes! : capes, cowls, and the creation of comic book culture by Laurence Maslon( Book )

10 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and Japanese and held by 700 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 by Laurence Maslon( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 687 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
American musicals, 1927-1949 : the complete books & lyrics of eight Broadway classics( Book )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this first volume of a lavishly produced two-volume collector's edition, The Library of America presents eight enduring masterpieces charting the evolution of the musical from the groundbreaking Show Boat through the genre's glorious mid-century. Based on new research, the complete libretto of each musical is presented in its Broadway opening night version, making these beloved cultural treasures available as never before. The texts are supplemented with additional song lyrics, biographical sketches of the musicals' creators, original cast lists, detailed accounts of each show's sources and production history, textual and explanatory notes, and full-color portfolios of illustrations featuring posters and photographs from each musical's original Broadway run. This volume gathers eight landmark musicals written by an astonishing roster of talents: Show Boat (1927) by Oscar Hammerstein II and Jerome Kern, an epic work that revolutionized the musical form; As Thousands Cheer (1933) by Irving Berlin and Moss Hart--published here for the first time--a peerless example of the Broadway revue and a time capsule of the early Depression era; Pal Joey (1940) by John O'Hara, Richard Rodgers, and Lorenz Hart--in a newly restored text--with its sophisticated take on sex and ambition in a Chicago nightclub; Rodgers and Hammerstein's triumphant Oklahoma! (1943), a celebration of the American heartland that signaled a major leap forward in the development of the book musical; On the Town (1944) by Betty Comden, Adolph Green, and Leonard Bernstein, the spirited tale of three sailors enjoying an unforgettable twenty-four-hour shore leave in "New York, New York"; Finian's Rainbow (1947) by Fred Saidy, E.Y. "Yip" Harburg, and Burton Lane, an improbable fusion of Irish mythology, Jim Crow politics, and the economics of the atomic age; Kiss Me, Kate (1948) by Samuel and Bella Spewack and Cole Porter, which brushed up Shakespeare to an irreverent Broadway sheen, and won the first Tony Award for Best Musical; and South Pacific (1949) by Rodgers, Hammerstein, and Joshua Logan, a Pulitzer Prize-winning success that tapped into still-vivid emotions about the experience of World War II--Publisher description
American musicals, 1950-1969 : the complete books & lyrics of eight Broadway classics by Laurence Maslon( Book )

9 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this second volume of a two-volume collector's edition, The Library of America presents eight enduring masterpieces showcasing the genre's glorious mid-century flowering and and its response to the turbulent 1960s. Based on new research, the complete libretto of each musical is presented in its Broadway opening night version, making these beloved cultural treasures available as never before. The texts are supplemented with additional song lyrics, biographical sketches of the musicals' creators, original cast lists, detailed accounts of each show's sources and production history, textual and explanatory notes, and full-color portfolios of illustrations featuring posters and photographs from each musical's original Broadway run. This volume showcases eight enduring works from the genre's Golden Age: Guys and Dolls (1950) by Frank Loesser, Jo Swerling, and Abe Burrows brings Damon Runyon's gamblers and chorus girls to vivid life; The Pajama Game (1954) by George Abbott, Richard Bissell, Richard Adler, and Jerry Ross offers a lighthearted take on the relations between capital and labor; My Fair Lady (1956), Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's glittering adaptation of George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion, a box-office sensation that elevated the tone of the American musical; Gypsy (1959) by Arthur Laurents, Jule Styne, and Stephen Sondheim embraces the relentless ambitions of the ultimate stage mother to frame a poignant look at the vanishing traditions of vaudeville; A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1962) by Burt Shevelove, Larry Gelbart, and Stephen Sondheim, a joyously farcical romp set in ancient Rome; the heartbreaking Fiddler on the Roof (1964) by Joseph Stein, Jerry Bock, and Sheldon Harnick, based on Sholem Aleichem's haunting tales of life and changing times in a Russian shtetl; Cabaret (1966) by Joe Masteroff, John Kander, and Fred Ebb, which views a political crisis through the prism of a Weimar nightclub; and the playfully irreverent 1776 (1969) by Peter Stone and Sherman Edwards, a brilliantly drawn character study of the Founding Fathers on the eve of Independence [Publisher description]
Make 'em laugh : the funny business of America( Visual )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 470 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
The Arena adventure : the first 40 years by Laurence Maslon( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The South Pacific companion by Laurence Maslon( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Published to coincide with "South Pacific's" 2008 return to Broadway, this essential authorized companion to the beloved musical is a lavishly illustrated collection of memorabilia and historical detail, spanning nearly six decades of productions on stage and screen
Some like it hot : the official 50th anniversary companion by Laurence Maslon( Book )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Selected as America's Funniest Movie by the American Film Institute, Some Like It Hot remains an undisputed classic, 50 years on, as it continues to capture three of American culture's great preoccupations ... details the history of this side-splitting farce from its roots as an obscure 1951 German film to ... where Billy Wilder and I.A.L. Diamond transposed the material to the Roaring Twenties and ... cast the brilliant Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon in the starring roles"--Jacket
Cerceau by Viktor Slavkin( Book )

4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American musicals : the complete books & lyrics of ... Broadway classics( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this first volume of a lavishly produced two-volume collector's edition, The Library of America presents eight enduring masterpieces charting the evolution of the musical from the groundbreaking Show Boat through the genre's glorious mid-century. Based on new research, the complete libretto of each musical is presented in its Broadway opening night version, making these beloved cultural treasures available as never before
Richard Rodgers : the sweetest sounds by Roger M Sherman( Visual )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 79 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
Conquest of the South Pole by Manfred Karge( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Superheroes! : capes, cowls, and the creation of comic book culture by Laurence Maslon( )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 38 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
Conquest of the South Pole by Silas Jones( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 0 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
 
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Broadway : the American musical
Alternative Names
マズロン, ローレンス

Languages
English (113)

Japanese (3)

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Kaufman & Co. : Broadway comediesThe sound of music companionMake 'em laugh : the funny business of AmericaThe Arena adventure : the first 40 yearsThe South Pacific companionSome like it hot : the official 50th anniversary companion