ISBN-10:
0325003572
ISBN-13:
9780325003573
Pub. Date:
07/31/2001
Publisher:
Heinemann
Rebels with Applause: Broadway's Groundbreaking Musicals / Edition 1

Rebels with Applause: Broadway's Groundbreaking Musicals / Edition 1

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Overview

Scott Miller once again pulls back the curtain on some of the greatest, most important American musicals, taking you on a mind-blowing tour of the milestones in the history of musical theatre. These are musicals that broke all the old rules and created new ones, and changed the way we looked at musical theatre forever:

  • the savage political satire of The Cradle Will Rock in 1937
  • the surprisingly dark sexuality of Pal Joey in 1940
  • the profound innovations of Oklahoma! in 1943
  • the absurdist social satire of Anyone Can Whistle in 1964
  • the convention-shattering experiment that was Hair in 1967
  • the intimacy and emotional power of Jacques Brel in 1968
  • the provocative honesty of the gay-themed Ballad of Little Mikey in 1994
  • the abstract sophistication of the jazz/pop/R&B-flavored Songs for a New World in 1995
  • the emotional immensity of the "anti-spectacle" Floyd Collins in 1995
  • the overwhelming influence of the 1996 rock musical Rent.
Offering insightful, provocative opinions on character, plot, musical and textual themes, lyrics, subtext, motivation, backstory, and historical context, Miller reveals astonishing new details about what makes each one of these musicals great. He'll get you thinking and talking about these shows like you never have before.

Visit Scott's website at http://www.geocities.com/Broadway/3164/.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780325003573
Publisher: Heinemann
Publication date: 07/31/2001
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.43(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Scott Miller is the founder and artistic director of New Line Theatre, an alternative musical theatre company in St. Louis. He holds a degree in music and musical theatre from Harvard University, and he has been writing, performing in, and directing musicals since 1981. He has written four books on musical theatre for Heinemann, including Let the Sun Shine In (2003), Rebels with Applause (2001), Deconstructing Harold Hill (2000), and From Assassins to West Side Story (1996).

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