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The Faber Pocket Guide to Musicals

James Inverne

The Faber Guide to Musicals, by James Inverne, is an engaging and easy-to-use pocket guide for one of the most enduringly popular arts.

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£9.99
Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571237517
Date Published
03.09.2009
Delivery
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Summary

James Inverne provides an indispensable guide to his top one hundred greatest shows of all time – and ten of the worst. Whether you know your Pal Joey from The Producers, your West Side Story from your Witch Witch, the Faber Pocket Guide To Musicals is packed with entertaining behind-the-scenes stories, essential songlists and comprehensive recording guides. Did you know, for instance, that one of the best recordings of Les Miserables is in Hebrew? Or that Mel Brooks wasn’t the first person to want to make a musical of The Producers? (That claim goes to Eric Idle.) Or the ridiculous story of the huge purpose-built theatre constructed in Holland to house a flop about Grace Kelly?

Key features include:
– The hundred greatest musicals
– Numbers to listen for
– Snapshot plot summaries
– Ten terrible musicals
– Recommended recordings

James Inverne has been writing about musical theatre for years and brings copious knowledge, passion for the subject and a sense of fun to a genre that continues to entertain us all. Make the most of the musicals with this vital book.

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James Inverne is one of the UK’s leading arts journalists. He currently edits Gramophone, the world’s best-selling classical music magazine, and before that spent more than five years with Time Magazine as European Performing Arts Correspondent. He has regularly written reviews and major features for many publications, including the Wall Street Journal, the Sunday Telegraph, The Times and the Mail…

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