Musicals

Musicals

The Definitive Illustrated Story

Book - 2015
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Musicals: The Definitive Illustrated Story showcases the complete history of the musical on stage and screen, from its origins in ancient Greece to early twentieth century dance halls and vaudeville to the golden age of cinema productions to the record-breaking Broadway musicals of today.

Packed with historical insights, memorabilia, behind-the-scenes gossip, and artifacts, Musicals: The Definitive Illustrated Story takes you on the ultimate behind-the-scenes tour of the best-loved musicals, such as Chicago, Les Misérables, The Lion King, The Phantom of the Opera, The Sound of Music, and many more.

In all, Musicals: The Definitive Illustrated Story features more than 140 notable stage and film productions and the stories of the people who created them. Throughout, clear infographics, rich black-and-white and color photography, and a clever, informative design make this comprehensive overview of musical theater and movie musicals a true showstopper.



Baker & Taylor
Presents the history of musical theater on both stage and screen, beginning with the earliest origins of the artform in ancient Greece, through vaudeville, the golden age of cinema and today's showstopping, record-breaking Broadway musicals. 35,000 first printing.

Baker
& Taylor

Presents the history of musical theater on both stage and screen, beginning with the earliest origins of the art form in ancient Greece, through vaudeville, the golden age of cinema, and today's record-breaking Broadway musicals.
From The Phantom of the Opera and The Sound of Music to Les Misâerables, Musicals: The Definitive Illustrated Story brings the world's best-loved productions to life. The complete history of the musical is covered, from its earliest origins in dance halls and vaudeville, to the record-breaking West End musicals and spectacular Broadway shows of today. Discover the history, plots and stars of musical theatre and movie musicals, go backstage to find out behind-the-scenes gossip and delve into profiles of successful creators such as Disney and Andrew Lloyd Webber in this illustrated celebration. Plus fun infographics summarize plots, characters and songs, making this a handy reference guide of all the best-loved musicals. With a beautiful glittery cover capturing the excitement and glamor of a trip to the theatre, Musicals: The Definitive Illustrated Story is a show-stopping celebration and a perfect gift for musical fans everywhere.

Publisher: New York, New York : DK Publishing, 2015
Edition: First American edition
ISBN: 9781465438867
Branch Call Number: 782.14 Mus
Characteristics: 344 pages : illustrations (some colour)

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