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Andrew Lloyd Webber

Author: John Snelson; Geoffrey Holden Block
Publisher: New Haven, Conn. ; London : Yale University Press, [2009]
Series: Yale Broadway masters.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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John Snelson explores the influences that have informed the work of Andrew Lloyd Webber, from film, rock & pop music, to Lloyd Webber's own life story. In so doing he explores what has made the artist such a controversial figure. Does he challenge his audiences, or merely recycle the comfortable & familiar?
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Andrew Lloyd Webber; Andrew Lloyd Webber
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Snelson; Geoffrey Holden Block
ISBN: 9780300151138 0300151136
OCLC Number: 263977401
Notes: Originally published: 2004.
Description: xiii, 267 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Aspects of life --
Telling tales : a survey of the shows --
Pop, rock, and classical : first elements of a style --
"Who are you, strange angel?" multiple personalities in The phantom of the opera --
"I'm ready for my close-up" : Lloyd Webber on screen --
"Memory" : musical reminiscences in Lloyd Webber --
"Now and forever" : canons and challenges.
Series Title: Yale Broadway masters.
Responsibility: John Snelson ; with a foreword by Geoffrey Block.

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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,  Read more...

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"This is an extremely comprehensive, well-balanced and rich survey of Andrew Lloyd Webber's entire career."--William A. Everett, co-editor, The Cambridge Companion to the Musical

 
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