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Author Mordden, Ethan, 1947- author.

Title On Streisand : an opinionated guide / Ethan Mordden
Published New York City : Oxford University Press, [2019]
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Description 1 online resource : illustrations
Contents An introduction to Streisand's life and work -- Streisand's theatre -- Streisand's television -- Streisand's recordings -- Streisand's cinema
Summary She said, "I became a singer because I couldn't get work as an actress," but Barbra Streisand not only became both but revolutionized the two professions. Her music transformed the smooth, uninflected style of the Frank Sinatras and Ella Fitzgeralds into an engine of dramatic vocalism in which each song is like a miniature three-act play. And Streisand's films changed forever the ideal of how a movie star chooses roles, going from musicals to dramas to comedies, from period fare to ultra-modern tales, from Funny Girl to The Way We Were to Yentl
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from web page (Oxford Scholarship Online, viewed on May 11, 2020)
Subject Streisand, Barbra -- Criticism and interpretation
Streisand, Barbra.
MUSIC -- Instruction & Study -- Voice.
MUSIC -- Lyrics.
MUSIC -- Printed Music -- Vocal.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2018035027
ISBN 9780190651787