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DK brings you Musicals: The Definitive Illustrated Story, the spectacular story of musical theatre through the ages. Open the fabulous glittering cover of this beautiful book to reveal a lavishly illustrated journey through your favourite musicals from stage and screen, with foreword by musical theatre star Elaine Paige.
Learn about the magical history of the musical through the years from the very beginning. Explore the origins of the musical as we recognise it today, from its beginnings in Ancient Greece, to vaudeville and the music hall productions of the late 19th century. Next, delve into a glamourous golden age for musical theatre (1940-1969) and the standout productions from a period which produced classic musicals including Oklahoma!, Guys and Dolls and Singing in the Rain. Then discover a period of reinvention for musical theatre (1970-1999) which saw smash-hit shows from Christ Superstar to Mamma Mia! take centre stage. This beautiful book brings the story of the musical right up to date, featuring contemporary block-buster productions such as Book of Mormon and Once.
Detailed illustrated entries for every musical reveal the stories behind each stage show and film, including plots, characters and key facts, with each entry accompanied by stunning photographs of the musical in action and artwork fans will adore. Fully illustrated ‘storylines’ feature throughout the book, which visually guide fans through the musical score and the plots of some of the most celebrated productions from stage and screen, including Les Misérables and The Wizard of Oz.
For those who want to learn more about the greatest contributors to musical theatre, in-depth profiles reveal fascinating facts about legendary composers, lyricists, choreographers, producers, directors and performers, including George and Ira Gershwin, Leonard Bernstein, Bob Fosse, Harold Prince, Fred Astaire and many more.
Written by expert contributors and including a foreword by Elaine Paige, readers can follow the story of musical theatre through the decades or dip in to chapters to discover more about their favourite productions in detail. Super-fans and burgeoning lovers of musical theatre alike will adore this unique illustrated book, as DK’s hallmark visual approach shines the spotlight on over 200 musicals.
Musicals: The Definitive Illustrated Story was published on 22nd October 2015 by DK.
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