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    DescriptionIn this entertaining new title, Ruth Leon tells all about the composers, the lyricists, the directors, and the pioneers of the stage musical on both sides of the Atlantic while trying to reveal the truth behind the eternal question--what are musicals and why do we love them?


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    Title
    On Musicals
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ruth Leon
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 128
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 188 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 227 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781849430180
    ISBN 10: 1849430187
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15920
    BIC E4L: PER
    BIC subject category V2: AN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.8
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    B&T General Subject: 595
    DC22: 782.14
    Ingram Subject Code: PA
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: PER011020, PER013000, LIT013000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: MUS046000
    LC classification: ML2054 .L45 2010
    Thema V1.0: ATD
    Publisher
    Oberon Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Oberon Masters
    Publication date
    03 May 2011
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    RUTH LEON is a writer, editor, producer and international authority on the musical theatre, who has worked with an astonishing line of talent stretching from Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim, back to earlier giants of American music such as Agnes de Mille and Aaron Copland. She is also a biographer (of giants such as Gershwin), and theatre and TV director.
    Review quote
    "light-hearted but informative... [has] an air of authority... is also beautifully bound: a slim, smart, slightly old-fashioned looking hardback."--"What's on stage.com" "a slim and succinct account of the handful of 20th century musicals which, in Leon's very well informed and experienced opinion, have changed the genre for ever... I learned a great deal. Buy it for the musical theatre students on your list and for anyone else who loves or works with musicals and might like to know more about the background of the pivotal ones." --"The Stage" "[a] whirlwind tour through musical theatre history.. breezy and authoritative... This book may be small but, like all the great shows about which Leon writes, it is perfectly formed"--"Jewish Chronicle"