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How musicals work : and how to write your own

Author: Julian Woolford
Publisher: London : Nick Hern Books, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A practical guide to, and history of, musical theatre. What makes the great shows work and why some never made it.

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Julian Woolford
ISBN: 1848421753 9781848421752
OCLC Number: 802691229
Description: 376 pages : illustrations, music ; 22 cm
Contents: Beginnings --
Forms of musical --
Source material --
Foundations --
Structure --
Song spotting --
Theatrical language --
Characters and scenes --
Songs --
Lyrical matters --
Musical matters --
Rewrites and workshops --
In production --
The lifetime after the night before --
Finally--
Responsibility: Julian Woolford.

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"If anyone knows how musicals work (I'm not sure I do), this highly entertaining dissection of every aspect of that bewildering art form reveals that Julian Woolford does." Sir Tim Rice (Evita, Jesus Read more...

 
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