New PDF release: The Rodgers and Hammerstein Encyclopedia

By Thomas S. Hischak

ISBN-10: 0313341400

ISBN-13: 9780313341403

Still the main influential and well known songwriting staff within the background of the yank Musical Theatre, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein symbolize Broadway musicals at their best. The group revolutionized the musical play with Oklahoma! in 1943 after which went directly to discover territory by no means wear the musical level ahead of in such loved indicates as Carousel, South Pacific, The King and I and The Sound of Music. The group additionally labored in movie, as with State Fair, and within the new medium of tv, with Cinderella. For the 1st time, the lives, careers, works, songs, and subject matters of Rodgers and Hammerstein were collected jointly in an encyclopedia that covers the various abilities of those males. as well as their performs and movies jointly, each paintings that every guy did with different collaborators is usually mentioned. countless numbers in their songs are defined, and there are entries at the many actors, administrators, and different artistic artists who they labored with. a whole record of awards, recordings, and books in regards to the workforce are incorporated, in addition to a chronology of every little thing both guy wrote. however the Rodgers and Hammerstein Encyclopedia is not only approximately evidence. It explains their paintings, explores issues of their musicals, and illustrates why they continue to be a driver within the American Theatre.

This is the 1st encyclpoedia to seem in particular on the careers and works of Rodgers and Hammerstein, overlaying all their musicals jointly for degree, reveal and televsion, but in addition every little thing they wrote with others. the aim is to create a complete consultant to the yank Musical Theatres superior collaboration. The encyclopedia is (1) comprehensve, describing the works, the folks interested by these works, and lots of in their recognized songs; ( 2) updated, together with the latest revivals in their works and new recordings in their ratings; and (3) effortless to take advantage of, being alphabetically prepared with cross-reference listings, chronological lists, lists of awards and recordings, and bibliographic details for additional reading.

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