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The performing set : the Broadway designs of William and Jean Eckart

Author: Andrew B Harris
Publisher: Denton, Texas : University of North Texas Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Andrew B. Harris uses production stills and the Eckarts' sketches from every show they worked on to illustrate the magic behind an Eckart design. This illustrated book, with more than 500 full-color illustrations, is a fitting tribute to both the great American theatre and the couple who helped make it great."--Jacket.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Harris, Andrew B. (Andrew Bennett), 1944-
Performing set.
Denton, Tex. : University of North Texas Press, ©2006
(OCoLC)607814724
Online version:
Harris, Andrew B. (Andrew Bennett), 1944-
Performing set.
Denton, Tex. : University of North Texas Press, ©2006
(OCoLC)607866107
Named Person: William Eckart; Jean Eckart; Jean Eckart; William Eckart; William Eckart; Jean Eckart
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew B Harris
ISBN: 1574412124 9781574412123 9781574416381 1574416383
OCLC Number: 61881157
Description: xvi, 238 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 x 29 cm
Contents: Foreword by Carol Burnett --
Preface by Sheldon Harnick --
Acknowledgments --
Getting together --
Enchantment: The Golden Apple --
S;lit screen and a "style" show --
Damn Yankees --
Sets that move, shows that don't --
Li'l Abner --
Cinderella --
Hollywood --
Riding the Broadway roller coaster --
Once upon a mattress --
Fiorello! --
Feast or famine --
She loves me --
Express yourself --
Mame --
Disenchantment: Age of Aquarius --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Andrew B. Harris ; foreword by Carol Burnett ; preface by Sheldon Harnick.
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