Musicals

Musicals : The Definitive Illustrated Story

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From Les Miserables and The Wizard of Oz to Disney and Mary Poppins, discover the story of musical theatre and see the world's best-loved musicals brought to life.

With a foreword by Elaine Paige, Musicals: The Definitive Illustrated Story covers the complete history of the genre from its earliest origins in dance halls and vaudeville, to the record-breaking West End musicals and spectacular Broadway shows of today. Discover the history, plots and stars of musical theatre and movie musicals, go backstage to find out behind-the-scenes gossip and delve into profiles of successful creators such as Andrew Lloyd Webber in this illustrated celebration. Plus fun infographics summarize plot, characters and songs making this a handy reference guide of all the best-loved musicals.

With a beautiful glittery cover capturing the excitement and glamour of a trip to the theatre, Musicals: The Definitive Illustrated Story is a show-stopping celebration and a perfect gift for musical fans everywhere.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 360 pages
  • 261 x 309 x 28mm | 2,126g
  • DK
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 9780241214565
  • 128,295

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This lively history celebrates more than 200 shows, from golden-age classics like Singin' In The Rain to more recent bog-budget film adaptations like Les Miserables Daily Mail
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This lively history celebrates more than 200 shows, from golden-age classics like Singin' In The Rain to more recent bog-budget film adaptations like Les Miserables * Daily Mail * A must-buy, or the perfect gift, for musical theatre fans [...] packed with profiles of musical icons plus a mesmerising medley of fascinating facts from hit shows ranging from Singing in the Rain to Book of Mormon * Hello! * Lights, camera, action! The world's best-loved productions are brought to life in this lavish companion to musical theatre and movie musicals. With a foreword by Elaine Paige, this useful go-to guide has all the glitter and glamour of the West End * Best *
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