Margaret Vermette

Margaret Vermette : The Musical World of Boublil and Schonberg

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(Applause Books). Two Frenchmen, an idea, and a blank piece of paper. That's how it started. Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg are the creators of the multi-award-winning and much-loved musicals Les Miserables, Miss Saigon, Martin Guerre and now an exciting new work The Pirate Queen . Les Miserables alone has been seen by over 53 million people. The Musical World of Boublil and Schonberg is the first book to offer a comprehensive look behind the closed doors of these intensely private musical theatre giants. Boublil and Schonberg take center stage and talk openly about their methods and the creative processes involved in writing the book, the music, and the lyrics. Additional interviews from collaborators such as their co-writers Herbert Kretzmer, Richard Maltby, Stephen Clark, and John Dempsey; their directors Trevor Nunn, John Caird, Nicholas Hytner, Conall Morrison, and Frank Galati; the choreographer of The Pirate Queen, Mark Dendy; and their long-time producer Cameron Mackintosh gives the reader a full view into their successful process. Full-color production photographs tell the story of each musical. Visit for more information!show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 152.4 x 223.5 x 35.6mm | 816.48g
  • Hal Leonard Corporation
  • Applause Theatre Book Publishers
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 48 full-colour & 35 b&w photographs
  • 1557837155
  • 9781557837158
  • 518,891

About Margaret Vermette

Margaret Vermette is author of George Eliot and Realism and articles and reviews for Musical Stages, Stagestar, and South east Dance. She lives in West Sussex. Colm Wilkinson created the role of Jean Valjean in Les Mis both in London and then on more

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"A fascinating glimpse behind the barricade of Boubil and Schonberg." - Sir Cameron Mackintosh"show more
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