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Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel

  • Author: Carter, Tim
Through his careful analysis and compelling reading of new sources, Carter makes a compelling case for scholars and performers to reconsider a work that might otherwise be dismissed, and provides... More…

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$18.50

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Estimated despatch time 2 - 4 weeks

Contents

  • Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • Sources and permissions
  • List of illustrations, tables, and music examples
  • 1: Carousel in Context
  • 2: Molnar's Liliom: From Budapest to Broadway (and Beyond)
  • Three film versions
  • The Theatre Guild, American musical theater, and a would-be Carousel
  • Molnar sees Oklahoma!
  • 3: Creating Carousel
  • Some dilemmas
  • Hammerstein's draft scenario
  • Casting, rehearsals, and tryouts
  • 4: A Duet, a Soliloquy, and a Ballet
  • The Bench scene
  • Soliloquy
  • Louise's Ballet
  • 5: The Problems of an Ending
  • Up or down?
  • A post-war message
  • 6: From Stage to Screen (and Back)
  • The search for American opera
  • Carousel on film
  • Restoring Carousel
  • Appendix: Hammerstein's Scenario for Carousel
  • Further Reading, Listening, and Viewing
  • Notes
  • Index