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ISBN 13: 1617038547
Total Pages : 368 pages
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Read and Download Carolyn Quinn book Mama Rose's Turn in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TMama Rose's Turn. This book was released on 2013-10-11 with total page 368 pages. Book excerpt: Hers is the show business saga you think you already know—but you ain’t seen nothin’ yet. Rose Thompson Hovick, mother of June Havoc and Gypsy Rose Lee, went down in theatrical history as “The Stage Mother from Hell” after her immortalization on Broadway in Gypsy: A Musical Fable. Yet the musical was 75 percent fictionalized by playwright Arthur Laurents and condensed for the stage. Rose’s full story is even more striking. Born fearless on the North Dakota prairie in 1891, Rose Thompson had a kind father and a gallivanting mother who sold lacy finery to prostitutes. She became an unhappy teenage bride whose marriage yielded two entrancing daughters, Louise and June. When June was discovered to be a child prodigy in ballet, capable of dancing en pointe by the age of three, Rose, without benefit of any theatrical training, set out to create onstage opportunities for her magical baby girl—and succeeded. Rose followed her own star and created two more in dramatic and colorful style: “Baby June” became a child headliner in vaudeville, and Louise grew up to be the well-known burlesque star Gypsy Rose Lee. The rest of Mama Rose’s remarkable story included love affairs with both men and women, the operation of a “lesbian pick-up joint” where she sold homemade bathtub gin, wild attempts to extort money from Gypsy and June, two stints as a chicken farmer, and three allegations of cold-blooded murder—all of which was deemed unfit for the script of Gypsy. Here, at last, is the rollicking, wild saga that never made it to the stage.

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Publisher : Trafford Publishing
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ISBN 13: 1412032512
Total Pages : 201 pages
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Read and Download L. R. Ledford book Mama's Roses in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TMama's Roses. This book was released on 2005-09-01 with total page 201 pages. Book excerpt: Set in Depression Era South Carolina, and seen through the eyes of ten year old Harry, Mama's Roses is the story of a loving family torn apart by tragedy.

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ISBN 13: 1136556753
Total Pages : 400 pages
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ISBN 13: 1617038539
Total Pages : 311 pages
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Read and Download Carolyn Quinn book Mama Rose's Turn in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TMama Rose's Turn. This book was released on 2013-10-17 with total page 311 pages. Book excerpt: Hers is the show business saga you think you already know--but you ain't seen nothin' yet. Rose Thompson Hovick, mother of June Havoc and Gypsy Rose Lee, went down in theatrical history as "The Stage Mother from Hell" after her immortalization on Broadway in Gypsy: A Musical Fable. Yet the musical was 75 percent fictionalized by playwright Arthur Laurents and condensed for the stage. Rose's full story is even more striking. Born fearless on the North Dakota prairie in 1891, Rose Thompson had a kind father and a gallivanting mother who sold lacy finery to prostitutes. She became an unhappy teenage bride whose marriage yielded two entrancing daughters, Louise and June. When June was discovered to be a child prodigy in ballet, capable of dancing en pointe by the age of three, Rose, without benefit of any theatrical training, set out to create onstage opportunities for her magical baby girl--and succeeded. Rose followed her own star and created two more in dramatic and colorful style: "Baby June" became a child headliner in vaudeville, and Louise grew up to be the well-known burlesque star Gypsy Rose Lee. The rest of Mama Rose's remarkable story included love affairs with both men and women, the operation of a "lesbian pick-up joint" where she sold homemade bathtub gin, wild attempts to extort money from Gypsy and June, two stints as a chicken farmer, and three allegations of cold-blooded murder--all of which was deemed unfit for the script of Gypsy. Here, at last, is the rollicking, wild saga that never made it to the stage.

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ISBN 13: 1786695502
Total Pages : 320 pages
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ISBN 13: 0767929292
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Publisher : ABC-CLIO
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ISBN 13: 1440800979
Total Pages : 877 pages
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Read and Download Mark A. Robinson book The World of Musicals: An Encyclopedia of Stage, Screen, and Song [2 volumes] in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe World of Musicals: An Encyclopedia of Stage, Screen, and Song [2 volumes]. This book was released on 2014-04-17 with total page 877 pages. Book excerpt: This wide-ranging, two-volume encyclopedia of musicals old and new will captivate young fans—and prove invaluable to those contemplating staging a musical production. • Offers 700 alphabetically arranged entries related to musicals in theatre, film, and television • Spans the history of musical theatre from Gilbert and Sullivan operettas in the late 1800s to the present • Concentrates on musicals that are historically important and/or of mainstream interest, as well as those that might be examined in a high school music, music history, or theatre class • Features a teacher-friendly guide to the most popular musicals performed by high schools, discussing casting/characters, costume needs, notes on the difficulty of the music, and more • Includes a selected bibliography, discography, and videography as well as a chronology capturing key events in the history of the musical

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 13: 1135848076
Total Pages : 336 pages
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Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
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ISBN 13: 1493050710
Total Pages : 544 pages
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ISBN 13: 1607106051
Total Pages : 516 pages
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Read and Download Bathroom Readers' Institute book Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Plunges Into Music in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TUncle John's Bathroom Reader Plunges Into Music. This book was released on 2012-05-01 with total page 516 pages. Book excerpt: From boogie-woogie to Beethoven, from Prince to Pavarotti, from the bards of Broadway to the rebels of rock 'n' roll-it's all here. Uncle John has created this harmonious collection of tuneful tales for music lovers everywhere. Uncle John has proven once again that he is in tune with our legion of loyal readers. This 516-page musical masterpiece dedicated to all things noteworthy ranges from silly one-hit wonders to culture-changing musical milestones. You'll get a glimpse into the future of music and go back to the days when prehistoric man first started communicating in song. So plug in your amp, turn the dial up to 11, and have a blast reading about… * The origins of nearly every genre and style of music--including rock, country, jazz, the blues, rhythm-and-blues, hip hop, punk, folk, polka, opera, muzak, disco, and even marching bands * Musical legends, from "outsiders" like the Shaggs and the Carter family, to giants like the Beatles, Elvis, and Weird Al Yankovic * The stories of legendary music venues like the Grand Ole Opry, the Apollo, and the Fillmore * How a computer glitch led to Right Said Fred's 1991 hit "I'm Too Sexy" * Why waltzing was considered as scandalous in its early days as rock was in its early days * The birth of the banjo, the electric guitar, karaoke, and the Stradivarius violin * How John Williams struck a universal chord with his score for 'Star Wars' * Go underground to play the world's largest natural musical instrument * What happened at Woodstock and other weird concert mishaps And much, much more!

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ISBN 13: 1496978056
Total Pages : 147 pages
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Publisher : Taylor & Francis
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ISBN 13: 9780815337683
Total Pages : 280 pages
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Download The Singer's Musical Theatre Anthology - Volume 3 PDF

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Publisher : Hal Leonard Corporation
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ISBN 13: 148031885X
Total Pages : 280 pages
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Read and Download Hal Leonard Corp. book The Singer's Musical Theatre Anthology - Volume 3 in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Singer's Musical Theatre Anthology - Volume 3. This book was released on 2000-09-01 with total page 280 pages. Book excerpt: (Vocal Collection). 45 songs. Highlights: Always a Bridesmaid (I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change) * As If We Never Said Goodbye (Sunset Boulevard) * But Not for Me (Girl Crazy) * A Change in Me (Beauty and the Beast) * Class (Chicago) * Don't Call Me Trailer Trash (Cowgirls) * Don't Rain on My Parade (Funny Girl) * I'd Give My Life for You (Miss Saigon) * Just a Housewife (Working) * The Ladies Who Lunch (Company) * Maybe This Time (Cabaret) * Mein Herr (Cabaret) * Miss Marmelstein (I Can Get It For You Wholesale) * My New Philosophy (You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown) * A New Life (Jekyll & Hyde) * Rose's Turn (Gypsy) * So What? (Cabaret) * Someone Like You (Jekyll & Hyde) * Stars and the Moon (Songs for a New World) * Who Will Love Me as I Am? (Side Show) * With One Look (Sunset Boulevard) * You Don't Know This Man (Parade)

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ISBN 13: 1477109153
Total Pages : 178 pages
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ISBN 13: 9781449009694
Total Pages : 212 pages
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ISBN 13: 0373487088
Total Pages : 189 pages
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ISBN 13: 1496808568
Total Pages : 322 pages
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Read and Download Robert L. McLaughlin book Stephen Sondheim and the Reinvention of the American Musical in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TStephen Sondheim and the Reinvention of the American Musical. This book was released on 2016-08-11 with total page 322 pages. Book excerpt: From West Side Story in 1957 to Road Show in 2008, the musicals of Stephen Sondheim and his collaborators have challenged the conventions of American musical theater and expanded the possibilities of what musical plays can do, how they work, and what they mean. Sondheim's brilliant array of work, including such musicals as Company, Follies, Sweeney Todd, Sunday in the Park with George, and Into the Woods, has established him as the preeminent composer/lyricist of his, if not all, time. Stephen Sondheim and the Reinvention of the American Musical places Sondheim's work in two contexts: the exhaustion of the musical play and the postmodernism that, by the 1960s, deeply influenced all the American arts. Sondheim's musicals are central to the transition from the Rodgers and Hammerstein-style musical that had dominated Broadway stages for twenty years to a new postmodern musical. This new style reclaimed many of the self-aware, performative techniques of the 1930s musical comedy to develop its themes of the breakdown of narrative knowledge and the fragmentation of identity. In his most recent work, Sondheim, who was famously mentored by Oscar Hammerstein II, stretches toward a twenty-first-century musical that seeks to break out of the self-referring web of language. Stephen Sondheim and the Reinvention of the American Musical offers close readings of all of Sondheim's musicals and finds in them critiques of the operation of power, questioning of conventional systems of knowledge, and explorations of contemporary identity.