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Carousel

Author : Richard Rodgers
ISBN : 1495056589
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(Applause Libretto Library). In a Maine coastal village toward the end of the 19th century, swaggering, carefree carnival barker Billy Bigelow captivates and marries naive millworker Julie Jordan. Billy loses his job just as he learns that Julie is pregnant, and desperately intent upon providing a decent life for his family he is coerced into being an accomplice to a robbery. Caught in the act and facing the certainty of prison, he takes his own life and is sent "up there." Billy is allowed to return to earth for one day 15 years later, and he encounters the daughter he never knew. She is a lonely, friendless teenager, her father's reputation as a thief and bully having haunted her throughout her young life. How Billy instills a sense of hope and dignity in both the child and her mother is a dramatic testimony to the power of love. It's easy to understand why, of all the shows they created, Carousel was Rodgers and Hammerstein's personal favorite.

Rodgers And Hammerstein S Carousel

Author : Tim Carter
ISBN : 9780190693442
Genre : Music
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Carousel (1945), with music by Richard Rodgers and the book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, was their second collaboration following the surprising success of Oklahoma! (1943). They worked again with Theresa Helburn and Lawrence Langner of the Theatre Guild (producers), Rouben Mamoulian (director), and Agnes de Mille (choreographer). But with Oklahoma! still running to sell-out houses, they needed to do something quite different. Based on a play, Liliom (1909), by the Hungarian playwright Ferenc Molnar, Carousel took Broadway musical theater in far darker directions because of its subject matter-the protagonist, Billy Bigelow, is wholly an anti-hero-and also given its extensive music that some claimed came close to opera. The action is shifted from a gritty working-class suburb of Budapest to the New England coast (Maine), but the themes remain the same as two social misfits try to survive harsh economic times. Billy Bigelow is unemployed, prone to domestic violence, and dies in the course of committing a robbery; Julie Jordan sticks by him through thick and thin; and the show seeks some manner of redemption for both of them as Billy is given a day back on earth to do some good for his wife and their daughter. Troubling though these matters are nowadays, they fit squarely in the context of a country moving through the end of World War II to an uncertain future. Not for nothing had composers such as Giacomo Puccini and Kurt Weill already tried to persuade Molnar to release his play. It also led Rodgers and Hammerstein to new heights: songs such as "If I Loved You," Billy's "Soliloquy," and "You'll Never Walk Alone" transformed the American musical. In this book, we discover how and why they came about, and exactly what Carousel was trying to achieve.

Rodgers And Hammerstein S Carousel

Author : Richard Rodgers
ISBN : UOM:39015048339041
Genre : Musicals
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Compositional Style And Process In Rodgers And Hammerstein S Carousel

Author : David Crews Möschler
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This thesis examines the score of Rodgers and Hammerstein's 1945 musical, Carousel. Following on the heels of the authors' first collaboration, Oklahoma!, Carousel continued the "Hammerstein model" of the serious musical play, while Rodgers greatly expanded the music to more operatic dimensions. Demanding vocal writing, extended musical sequences, and symphonic orchestration all contribute to its unique aesthetic. A comparison between Rodgers's early drafts and the published versions illustrates the evolution of four musical numbers: "The Carousel Waltz," "Mister Snow," "If I Loved You," and "Soliloquy." Harmonic and structural analysis of the score proves that it is more than just a collection of songs that advance the plot forward. Carousel's music stands out from other Rodgers and Hammerstein musicals, leaving an enduring legacy and transcending the conventions of genre.

Rodgers Hammerstein S Carousel

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8 songs from the Broadway revival, including: If I Loved You * June Is Bustin' Out All Over * Mister Snow * A Real Nice Clambake * Soliloquy * What's the Use of Wond'rin' * When the Children Are Asleep * You'll Never Walk Alone.

Carousel

Author : Richard Rodgers
ISBN : STANFORD:36105002638695
Genre : Musicals
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No One Walks Alone

Author : Kathryn M. Donovan
ISBN : OCLC:792898307
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The role of the dramaturg in the musical theatre is an oft-neglected and underestimated position. This analysis and case study seeks to defend the importance of musical theatre dramaturgy through a case study of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel. Since its inception at the turn of the twentieth century, the musical theatre has served an important function as a popular expression of an evolving American culture. In Carousel, American audiences encountered themselves, but unlike the harsh realities that life after World War II presented them at home, this version offered them a happy ending. With the war officially behind them, the musical marked a chance for Americans to begin again. As theatre historian Gerald Mast states in his book Can't Help Singin', "If Oklahoma! developed the moral argument for sending American boys overseas, Carousel offered consolation to those wives and mothers whose boys would only return in spirit." Opening in April 1945, the very year that saw the conclusion of the Second World War, the musical became a voice for the shell-shocked and guilt-ridden soldiers coming home to a society in which they no longer knew how to integrate or participate. This analysis deconstructs Carousel, and specifically its leading man, Billy Bigelow, within the historical context of the musical's original production and in light of its relationship to its source material, Ferenc Molnar's 1921 play, Liliom. Within this framing, the analysis utilizes the diagnostic for Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder as described by Judith Herman in Trauma and Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence -- from Domestic Abuse to Political Terror, and the lens of Pain Theory, as developed by Elaine Scarry. By investigating Rogers and Hammerstein's musical in this light, this deconstruction proposes a richer understanding of the musical as a cultural response to World War II with continued relevancy as a vehicle for theatre therapy as espoused by The Theatre of War in the aftermath of the Iraq "War on Terror."

You Ll Never Walk Alone

Author : Rodgers
ISBN : 0793507367
Genre : Music
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(From The First Wives Club) (Bette Midler, Goldie Hawn, Diane Keaton)

Agnes De Mille

Author : Kara Anne Gardner
ISBN : 9780199997848
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This book explores the Broadway legacy of choreographer Agnes de Mille, from the 1940s through the 1960s. Six musicals are discussed in depth - Oklahoma!, One Touch of Venus, Bloomer Girl, Carousel, Brigadoon, and Allegro. Oklahoma!, Carousel, and Brigadoon were de Mille's most influential and lucrative Broadway works. The other three shows exemplify aspects of her legacy that have not been fully examined, including the impact of her ideas on some of the composers with whom she worked; her ability to incorporate a previously conceived work into the context of a Broadway show; and her trailblazing foray into the role of choreographer/director. Each chapter emphasizes de Mille's unique contributions to the original productions. Several themes emerge in looking closely at de Mille's Broadway repertoire. Character development remained at the heart of her theatrical work work. She often took minor characters, represented with minimal or no dialogue, and fleshed out their stories. These stories added a layer of meaning that resulted in more complex productions. Sometimes, de Mille's stories were different from the stories her collaborators wanted to tell, which caused many conflicts. Because her unique ideas often got woven into the fabric of her musicals, de Mille saw her choreography as an authorship. She felt she should be given the same rights as the librettist and the composer. De Mille's work as an activist is an aspect of her legacy that has largely been overlooked. She contributed to revisions in dance copyright law and was a founding member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, a theatrical union that protects the rights of directors and choreographers. Her contention that choreographers are authors who have their own stories to tell offers a new way of understanding the Broadway musical.

Carousel

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ISBN : OCLC:81502187
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Majestic Theatre, The Theatre Guild presents a new musical play, "Carousel," based on Ferenc Molnar's "Liliom," as adapted by Benjamin F. Glazer, music by Richard Rogers, book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein 2nd, production directed by Rouben Mamoulian, dances by Agnes de Mille, settings by Jo Mielziner, costumes by Miles White, production supervised by Lawrence Langner and Theresa Helburn, with Harold Keel, Iva Withers, Jean Darling, Eric Mattson, Christine Johnson, Jean Casto, Murvyn Vye, Betta Striegler, Peter Birch, Annabelle Lyon, Robert Pagent, musical director, Joseph Littau, orchestrations by Don Walker.

The Richard Rodgers Reader

Author : Geoffrey Block
ISBN : 0195313437
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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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 Hammerstein (1960-1979), and The Composer Speaks (1939-1971), The Richard Rodgers Reader offers a cornucopia of informative, perceptive, and stylish biographical and critical overviews. It also contains a selection of Rodgers's letters to his wife Dorothy in the 1920s, the 1938 Time magazine cover story and New Yorker profiles in 1938 and 1961, and essays and reviews by such noted critics as Brooks Atkinson, Eric Bentley, Leonard Bernstein, Lehman Engel, Walter Kerr, Ken Mandelbaum, Ethan Mordden, George Jean Nathan, and Alec Wilder. The volume features personal accounts by Richard Adler, Agnes de Mille, Joshua Logan, Mary Martin, and Diahann Carroll. The collection concludes with complete selections from more than thirty years of Rodgers's own writings on topics ranging from the creative process, the state of the Broadway theater, even Rodgers's bout with cancer, and a generous sample from the candid and previously unpublished Columbia University interviews. For anyone wishing to explore more fully the life and work of a composer whose songs and musicals have assumed a permanent--and prominent--place in American popular culture, The Richard Rodgers Reader will offer endless delights.

Songs We Sing From Rodgers And Hammerstein

Author : Richard Rodgers
ISBN : UOM:39015009763163
Genre : Children's songs
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The Rodgers And Hammerstein Story

Author : Stanley Green
ISBN : UOM:39015061775899
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A dual biography of the men whose musical partnership gave America such productions as Oklahoma, Carousel, South Pacific, The King and I, and The Sound of Music. Includes a list of all the songs they wrote.

The Rodgers And Hammerstein Song Book

Author : Richard Rodgers
ISBN : STANFORD:36105004309329
Genre : Musicals
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The Rodgers And Hammerstein Encyclopedia

Author : Thomas S. Hischak
ISBN : 0313341400
Genre : Performing Arts
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Contains entries on collaborators Rodgers and Hammerstein, including stage, film, and television projects, theater playhouses, organizations, their two hundred thirty-one major songs, and other artists who worked with the two men.

Drama As Musical Theatre

Author : Annette E. Schneider
ISBN : OCLC:5793792
Genre : Carousel (Musical)
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Portobello High School Presents Carousel By Richard Rodgers And Oscar Hammerstein Ii

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ISBN : OCLC:1053854288
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I Talked With A Zombie

Author : Tom Weaver
ISBN : 9780786452682
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“I talked with a zombie”—it DOES seem like an odd thing to say! But for more than 25 years, Tom Weaver has been chatting up zombies and many other vintage movie monsters, along with the screenwriters, producers, directors and actors responsible for bringing them to life. In this compilation of interviews, 23 more veterans share their stories—strange, frightening and even a little funny—this time with an increased emphasis on genre television series courtesy of the stars of The Time Tunnel; Rocky Jones, Space Ranger; Tom Corbett, Space Cadet; Planet of the Apes; and The Wild Wild West. The many other interviewees include Tandra Quinn (Mesa of Lost Women), Eric Braeden (Colossus: The Forbin Project), Ann Carter (The Curse of the Cat People), Laurie Mitchell (Queen of Outer Space) and monster music maestro Hans J. Salter.

Rodgers And Hammerstein Fact Book

Author : Fact book concerning the plays of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein
ISBN : UCSD:31822007547094
Genre : Musicals
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Rodgers And Hammerstein Songbook

Author : Richard Rodgers
ISBN : 0793507502
Genre : Music
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Includes: Carousel • Flower Drum Song • The King and I • Me and Juliet • Oklahoma! • Pipe Dream • South Pacific • The Sound of Music • State Fair • and many more.

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