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South Pacific : paradise rewritten

Author: Jim Lovensheimer
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.
Series: Broadway legacies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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This book explores the show's complex messages and demonstrates how the presentation of those messages changed throughout the creative process. Jim Lovensheimer shows how Rodgers and especially Hammerstein continually refined and softened the theme of racial intolerance until it was more acceptable to mainstream Broadway audiences.--[book jacket].
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Richard Rodgers; Oscar Hammerstein, II
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jim Lovensheimer
ISBN: 9780195377026 0195377028 0195997549 9780195997545
OCLC Number: 449284797
Description: xvii, 266 pages : illustrations, music ; 25 cm.
Contents: Who can explain it? --
The musical is the message --
An adaptable source : Michener's Tales of the South Pacific --
False starts : the disappearance of Bill Harbison and Dinah Culbert --
You've got to be carefully rewritten : the distillation of racial intolerance --
Nellie and the boys : situating gender in South Pacific --
Culture clash : colonialism and South Pacific --
Still dreaming of paradise.
Series Title: Broadway legacies.
Responsibility: Jim Lovensheimer.

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South Pacific: Paradise Rewritten offers a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at how Rodgers and Hammerstein diluted the radical social and political content of the musical South Pacific between its  Read more...

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This is the first offering from Oxford University Press's new Broadway Legacies series; if the next volumes are as good as this, the series will contribute greatly to the still under-written history Read more...

 
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