Loverly : The Life and Times of My Fair Lady
regional, and high school theaters across the country.
Using previously-unpublished documents, Dominic McHugh presents a completely new behind-the-scenes look at the five-year creation of the show, revealing the tensions and complex relationships that went into the making of this beloved show. Two detailed chapters describe the show's tortured journey to Broadway, in which Lerner and Loewe were just one of many creative teams trying to turn Shaw's Pygmalion into a musical. A further chapter examines Lerner's different drafts of the script and
demonstrates how he managed to retain Shaw's style and meanings while adding layers of his own and finding ways to set some of the scenes to song. Three other chapters go into unprecedented detail about the writing of the score, while the final chapters examine the show's legacy on the stage and in print.
Overall, the book helps readers understand what makes this such a special musical.
- Hardback | 288 pages
- 162 x 235 x 25mm | 504g
- 19 Jul 2012
- Oxford University Press Inc
- New York, United States
- 10 photographs and 35 music examples
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