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The Resource Wicked : a musical biography, Paul R. Laird

Wicked : a musical biography, Paul R. Laird

Label
Wicked : a musical biography
Title
Wicked
Title remainder
a musical biography
Statement of responsibility
Paul R. Laird
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In 2004, the original Broadway production of Wicked earned 10 Tony nominations, including best musical. Based on the best-selling novel by Gregory Maguire, the show continues to run on Broadway and has touring companies throughout the United States and around the world. In Wicked: A Musical Biography, author Paul Laird explores the creation of this popular Broadway musical through an examination of draft scripts, interviews with major figures, and the study of primary musical sources such as sketches, drafts, and completed musical scores. Laird brings together an impressive amount of detail on the creation of Wicked, including a look at Maguire's novel, as well as the original source material, The Wizard of Oz. This volume also offers a history of the show's genesis along with examinations of the draft scenarios and scripts that demonstrate the show's development. Laird also explores Stephen Schwartz's life and work, providing an analysis of the composer and lyricist's work on the show through song drafts, sketches, and musical examples. Laird also surveys the show's critical reception in New York and London, noting how many critics failed to appreciate its qualities or anticipate its great success. The unusual nature of Wicked's story--dominated by two strong female leads--is also placed in the context of Broadway history. A unique look into a successful Broadway production, Wicked: A Musical Biography will be of interest to musicologists, theatre scholars, students, and general readers alike --Publisher description
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Laird, Paul R
Dewey number
792.6/42
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ML410.S42
LC item number
L38 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Schwartz, Stephen
  • Musicals
Label
Wicked : a musical biography, Paul R. Laird
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Contents
Gregory Maguire's novel in the American land of Oz -- Stephen Schwartz before Wicked -- Collaboration and creation : bringing Wicked to the stage -- Wicked : from scenarios to final script -- The music and lyrics of Wicked -- Orchestration -- Critical reception and public acceptance -- Beyond New York : Wicked hits the road -- Wicked in context
Control code
696321876
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 341 pages
Isbn
9780810877511
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011000510
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)696321876
Label
Wicked : a musical biography, Paul R. Laird
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Contents
Gregory Maguire's novel in the American land of Oz -- Stephen Schwartz before Wicked -- Collaboration and creation : bringing Wicked to the stage -- Wicked : from scenarios to final script -- The music and lyrics of Wicked -- Orchestration -- Critical reception and public acceptance -- Beyond New York : Wicked hits the road -- Wicked in context
Control code
696321876
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 341 pages
Isbn
9780810877511
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011000510
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)696321876

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