As the composer/lyricist for Godspell, Pippin, Wicked, and other musicals, Stephen Schwartz has enjoyed one of the most significant careers in American musical theater for more than four decades. Schwartz has also achieved success on the big screen, contributing to such films as Enchanted, The Prince of Egypt, and Pocahontas. For his work, he has received six Tony nominations, three Grammys, and three Academy Awards. The Musical Theater of Stephen Schwartz: From Godspell to Wicked and Beyond is a detailed examination of Schwartzas various projects throughout his career. Musicologist Paul R. Laird discusses at length Schwartzas major shows and also considers his other ventures, such as the music and lyrics for animated features from Disney and Dreamworks. The book focuses on two major aspects of Schwartzas creations: the process of collaboration resulting in a projectas completion and a descriptive analysis of his music and lyrics. Laird also describes each showas critical reception and its place in the larger history of musical theater. Based on extensive interviews with Schwartz and a number of his major collaborators, this book provides a rare look into the creation of the composer and lyricistas shows and films. The Musical Theater of Stephen Schwartz is intended for fans as well as students and professional researchers in music, theater, and the musical theater.Financial Times (London, UK), 109, 189 Finch, Peter, 9 Finlayson, Jon, 93 aFire and Rain, a (James Taylor song), 34 First All Childrena#39;s Theatre (New York, NY), 330 ... 205 French cabaret song, 121a23, 126, 128, 158, 243 French folk song/ music, 100, 121a23, 127 French music hall, ... 266 aFuniculi, Funicula, a (Italian folksong), 260 funk, 17a18, 42, 51, 68, 96, 137, 147, 331 Funny Girl, 10, 61, 71 A Funnyanbsp;...
|Title||:||The Musical Theater of Stephen Schwartz|
|Author||:||Paul R. Laird|
|Publisher||:||Scarecrow Press - 2014-04-10|