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    The Musical Theatre Writer's Survival Guide (Paperback) By (author) David Spencer, Foreword by Robert Lopez, Foreword by Jeff Marx

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    Description"David Spencer has written a book full of truths a young writer will not find articulated anywhere else. Most of us in the theatre gained our "experience" by making mistakes and learning from them. David's book lets you gain the "experience" and skip the mistakes part. Anyone maneuvering the treacherous waters of musicals will find it not nearly so lonely or baffling with this remarkable volume as a companion." - Richard Maltby, Jr., Director/Lyricist, "Miss Saigon," "Ain't Misbehavin'," "Baby" "Consider "The Musical Theatre Writer's Survival Guide "your new best friend in the business." - Alan Menken, Oscar recipient and Tony-Award nominee, composer, "Little Shop of Horrors" and "Beauty and the Beast" "At long last: a how-to book written by someone who actually knows how to. It hits so many nails on the head I could barely get through it for the sound of all that hammering." - Larry Gelbart, Award-winning co-librettist, "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" and librettist, "City of Angels" For its practitioners, musical theatre is an art, a passion, and a lifelong love. But it's also a complex landscape involving not merely principles of craft about book, music and lyrics, but also principles of collaboration, script/demo presentation, project/production development, venue, business, and - everybody's area of uncertainty - politics. In "The Musical Theatre Writer's Survival Guide," award-winning musical dramatist and teacher David Spencer provides a guide-to-the-game that helps you negotiate all those aspects of the business and more. This professional handbook will walk you through: getting your name and your projects into the hands of producers, instead of the rejection pile choosing the right producer, agent, or director, instead of surrounding yourself with people uninterested in your work and your career-or interested for the wrong reasons bringing your vision to life through stage-savvy writing, instead of watching it sputter due to flaws in craft living a happy, healthy life in musicals, instead of dying a slow, showbiz death. If you're taking your first steps, Spencer's counsel, anecdotes, and instructions will save you years of blindly stumbling about without results. Likewise, if you've been around the block a few times, "The Musical Theatre Writer's Survival Guide" can rescue you from the kinds of career-stalling traps, bad habits, and false assumptions that lead to dead ends.

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    The Musical Theatre Writer's Survival Guide
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) David Spencer, Foreword by Robert Lopez, Foreword by Jeff Marx
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 216
    Width: 157 mm
    Height: 240 mm
    Thickness: 11 mm
    Weight: 308 g
    ISBN 13: 9780325007861
    ISBN 10: 0325007861

    BIC E4L: MUS
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.8
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 20
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: CJCW, AVGM
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25880
    B&T General Subject: 595
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    Ingram Subject Code: PA
    Libri: I-PA
    BISAC V2.8: PER011000
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 14
    B&T Approval Code: A07010200
    BISAC V2.8: PER011030
    B&T Approval Code: A07200300
    BISAC V2.8: PER013000, PER014000
    DC22: 792.6, 782.1/413
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 782.1413
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: MT67 .S69 2005
    Thema V1.0: CJCW, ATD, AVLP
    Illustrations note
    Heinemann USA
    Imprint name
    Heinemann Educational Books,U.S.
    Publication date
    01 July 2005
    Publication City/Country