The Resource Something wonderful : Rodgers and Hammerstein's Broadway revolution, Todd S. Purdum

Something wonderful : Rodgers and Hammerstein's Broadway revolution, Todd S. Purdum

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Something wonderful : Rodgers and Hammerstein's Broadway revolution
Title
Something wonderful
Title remainder
Rodgers and Hammerstein's Broadway revolution
Statement of responsibility
Todd S. Purdum
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "A revelatory portrait of the creative partnership that transformed musical theater and provided the soundtrack to the American Century. They stand at the apex of the great age of songwriting, the creators of the classic Broadway musicals Oklahoma!, Carousel, South Pacific, The King and I, and The Sound of Music, whose songs have never lost their popularity or emotional power. Even before they joined forces, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II had written dozens of Broadway shows, but together they pioneered a new art form: the serious musical play. Their songs and dance numbers served to advance the drama and reveal character, a sharp break from the past and the template on which all future musicals would be built. Though different in personality and often emotionally distant from each other, Rodgers and Hammerstein presented an unbroken front to the world and forged much more than a songwriting team; their partnership was also one of the most profitable and powerful entertainment businesses of their era. They were cultural powerhouses whose work came to define postwar America on stage, screen, television, and radio. But they also had their failures and flops, and more than once they feared they had lost their touch. Todd S. Purdum's portrait of these two men, their creative process, and their groundbreaking innovations will captivate lovers of musical theater, lovers of the classic American songbook, and lovers in general. He shows that what Rodgers and Hammerstein wrought was truly something wonderful"--
  • "Even before they joined forces, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II had written dozens of Broadway shows, but together they pioneered a new art form: the serious musical play. Their songs and dance numbers served to advance the drama and reveal character, a sharp break from the past and the template on which all future musicals would be built. [This is a portrait of that creative partnership]"--
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collective biography
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Purdum, Todd S
Dewey number
  • 782.1/40922
  • B
  • 792.0973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Rodgers, Richard
  • Hammerstein, Oscar
  • Hammerstein, Oscar,cII
  • Rodgers, Richard
  • Composers
  • Librettists
  • Musicals
  • Musicals
  • Composers
  • Lyricists
  • Musicals
  • United States
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Something wonderful : Rodgers and Hammerstein's Broadway revolution, Todd S. Purdum
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 347-352) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn985072859
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 386 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250214867
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Something wonderful : Rodgers and Hammerstein's Broadway revolution, Todd S. Purdum
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 347-352) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn985072859
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 386 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250214867
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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