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Title The Richard Rodgers reader / edited by Geoffrey Block.
Imprint Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2002.

Series Readers on American musicians.
Readers on American musicians.
Subject Rodgers, Richard, 1902-1979 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Alt Name Block, Geoffrey Holden, 1948-
Description 1 online resource (xii, 356 pages) : illustrations.
Note digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda
Includes index.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents pt. 1 Rodgers and Hart, 1919-1943 : The age of Rodgers and Hart / Ethan Mordden -- "My heart stood still" : Gerald Mast ; Richard Rodgers ; Philip Furia ; Alec Wilder ; Allen Forte -- from Letters to Dorothy, 1926-1937 and A Personal Book / Dorothy Rodgers -- Chee-Chee, the castration musical / Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart -- Cover story : "The boys from Columbia" / Time Magazine -- "Words and music : Rodgers and Hart" / Margaret Case Harriman -- Pal Joey : drawing "sweet water from a foul well" / Brooks Atkinson -- "Not a few of his songs were left on the cutting room floor" / Stanley Green -- Remembering Rodgers and Hart / Oscar Hammerstein.
pt. 2 Rodgers and Hammerstein, 1943-1960 : "As corny as Kansas in August, as restless as a willow in a windstorm" / Gerald Mast -- "The work that changed the form" / Ethan Mordden -- The theatre guild presents Oklahoma! and Carousel / Lawrence Langner -- "R. and H." / Agnes De Mille -- "What is a Richard Rodgers?" / Joshua Logan -- "There's hope for everyone" / Mary Martin -- The art of adaptation / Lehman Engel -- Rethinking Pal Joey / Brooks Atkinson -- "The American musical" / Eric Bentley -- "The musical stage" / George Jean Nathan -- "Moving in the direction of opera" / Leonard Bernstein -- A few favorite things about Rodgers with Hammerstein / Alec Wilder -- "The nicest guys in show business" / Cleveland Amory -- "Introduction" to Richard Rodgers / David Ewen.
pt. 3 Rodgers after Hammerstein, 1960-1979 : "You can't force it" / Winthrop Sargeant -- "Rodgers without Hammerstein" / Arthur Gelb, Barbara Gelb -- "Richard Rodgers is calling" / Diahann Carroll -- "The less said, the better" / Craig Zadan -- "The plot against musicals" / Walter Kerr -- The perils of producing Rex / Richard Adler -- Anatomy of a flop : Pipe Dream, Do I Hear a Waltz?, Rex, and I Remember Mama / Ken Mandelbaum -- "Overture" to Richard Rodgers / William G. Hyland -- "Introduction" to Musical Stages / Mary Rodgers Guettel.
pt. 4 The composer speaks, 1939-1971 : "How to write music in no easy lessons : A Self Interview" [1939] -- "Introduction" to The Rodgers and Hart Song Book [1951] -- "Jerome Kern : a tribute" [1951] -- "Pal Joey : history of a 'heel'" [1951] -- "The right to revive" (or "Revive and let live") [1954] -- "Cancer? I've had it!" [1957] -- "Introduction" (with Oscar Hammerstein) to The Rodgers and Hammerstein Song Book [1958] -- "Hammerstein : words by Rodgers" [1960] -- "Opera and Broadway" [1961] -- "Now the musical theater is enshrined" [1964] -- "A composer looks at his lyricists" [1967] -- Reminiscences of Richard Rodgers [1969] : Pal Joey ; Endings and beginnings ; Words and Music ; Allegro ; South Pacific ; Pipe Dream ; Flower Drum Song ; The Sound of Music ; No Strings ; Do I hear a waltz? -- "The Broadway audience is still there, waiting for more good shows" [1971].
Summary Richard Rodgers was one of America's most prolific and best-loved composers. A world without "My Funny Valentine," "The Lady is a Tramp," "Blue Moon," and "Bewitched," to name just a few of the songs he wrote with Lorenz Hart, is scarcely imaginable, and the musicals he wrote with his second collaborator, Oscar Hammerstein--Oklahoma!, Carousel, South Pacific, The King and I, and The Sound of Music--continue to enchant and entertain audiences. Arranged in four sections, Rodgers and Hart (1929-1943), Rodgers and Hammerstein (1943-1960), Rodgers After Hamme.
Access Use copy Restrictions unspecified star
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780198031932 (electronic bk.)
0198031939 (electronic bk.)
0195139542 (Cloth)
OCLC # 252665175
Additional Format Print version: Richard Rodgers reader. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2002 (DLC) 2001037505.

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