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Creating the «New Musical»: Harold Prince in Berlin

In collaboration with Daniel Brunet and Miguel Angel Esquivel Rios

by Armin Geraths (Volume editor)
Edited Collection 224 Pages

Summary

This volume is a contribution to the aesthetics of the «new musical», which has developed into a high art form over the last thirty years. The decisive breakthrough occurred with Bernstein‘s West Side Story in 1957. It was the producer of this show, Harold Prince, whose subsequent epoch-making directorial and conceptual work created the basis on which the individual work of Kander, Sondheim and Lloyd Webber reached a unified level of the highest quality. The «new musical» and its creator Harold Prince were the subjects of a symposium held at the Neuköllner Oper in Berlin a few days after the World Premiere of Bounce in the presence of the Broadway Master. Contributors were academics and theatre practitioners offering a double perspective modeled on the outstanding example of the collaboration set by Foster Hirsch and Harold Prince.

Details

Pages
224
ISBN (Softcover)
9783631558782
Language
English
Published
Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2006. 223 pp., 22 fig.

Biographical notes

Armin Geraths (Volume editor)

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