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by Mike Evans

A guide to the world of the stage and movie musicals; the origins, from Victorian operetta to the glamour and spectacle of Broadway and The West End; the songwriters, actors, singers and directors; the unforgettable songs; the classic movie musicals of the golden age through to the era of Bollywood and much, much more.

A beautifully-researched trawl through the glamorous world of musicals on stage and screen Perfect material for a music-based quiz or just a quiet read in the smallest room in the house!

One difference between poetry and lyrics is that lyrics sort of fade into the background. They fade on the page and live on the stage when set to music. - Stephen Sondheim

In America the musical theater is generally considered a whore. My ambition is to help make a good woman of her. - Richard Rodgers

We all sing about the things we're thinking; musicals are about expressing those emotions that you can't talk about. It works a real treat. - Anthony Stewart Head

All the sounds of the earth are like music. - Oscar Hammerstein

About The Author

A musician in the Sixties, in the Seventies Mike Evans was a regular contributor to Melody Maker. He has commissioned and edited over sixty books on music and popular culture. His own books include The Art of the Beatles (1984), Elvis: A Celebration (2002), NYC Rock:Rock"n"Roll in the Big Apple and Waking Up In New York City (2003), and Ray Charles: The Birth Of Soul (September 2005).

ISBN: 1-904332-38-2
EAN: 9781904332381
96 pages | 2 colour
Portrait 184 x 114mm (7 1/4" x 4 1/2")
Retail Price: $9.99
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