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Author Laird, Paul R., author

Title The musical theater of Stephen Schwartz : from Godspell to Wicked and beyond / Paul R. Laird
Published Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (xxiv, 455 pages)
Contents An introduction to Stephen Schwartz -- Godspell -- Leonard Bernstein's Mass -- Pippin -- The magic show -- The baker's wife -- Working -- Rags -- Children of Eden -- Animated features for Disney and Dreamworks -- Geppetto becomes my son Pinocchio : Geppetto's musical tale -- Wicked -- Séance on a wet afternoon -- Stephen Schwartz's works outside of Broadway and Hollywood
Summary This book is a detailed consideration of the various projects composer/lyricist Stephen Schwartz has worked on throughout his career. Paul R. Laird discusses in length Schwartz's major shows, including Godspell, Pippin, and Wicked, and also considers Schwartz's other projects, including the music and lyrics for such animated features as Enchanted, The Prince of Egypt, and Pocahontas. Based upon extensive interviews with Schwartz and a number of his major collaborators, this book provides a rare look into the creation of each of Schwartz's shows and films
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Schwartz, Stephen -- Criticism and interpretation.
Musicals -- New York (State) -- New York -- History and criticism.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0810891921 (electronic bk.)
9780810891920 (electronic bk.)