Wicked : A Musical Biography. / Paul R Laird.
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- ISBN: 9780810877528 (electronic bk)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource
- Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 2011.
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 Statesand 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...
Electronic reproduction. Lanham : Scarecrow Press, 2011. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 5905 KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 2029 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
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