The Secret Life of the American Musical

The Secret Life of the American Musical

How Broadway Shows Are Built

Downloadable Audiobook - 2016
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For almost a century, Americans have been losing their hearts and losing their minds in an insatiable love affair with the American musical. It often begins in actors, and reaches its passionate zenith when it comes time for love, marriage, and children, who will start the cycle all over again. Americans love musicals. Americans invented musicals. Americans perfected musicals. But what, exactly, is a musical? In The Secret Life of the American Musical, Jack Viertel takes them apart, puts them back together, sings their praises, marvels at their unflagging inventiveness, and occasionally despairs over their more embarrassing shortcomings. In the process, he invites us to fall in love all over again by showing us how musicals happen, what makes them work, how they captivate audiences, and how one landmark show leads to the next-by design or by accident, by emulation or by rebellion-from Oklahoma! to Hamilton and onward.
Publisher: [United States] : Tantor Audio : Made available through hoopla, 2016
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781494597849
1494597845
Branch Call Number: eAudiobook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (11hr., 24 min.)) : digital
Additional Contributors: Pittu, David
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