The Sound of Musicals (Oberon Masters) (Hardcover)
Oberon Books, 9781849430180, 128pp.
Publication Date: May 3, 2011
In this entertaining new title, Ruth Leon tells all about the composers, the lyricists, the directors, and the pioneers of the stage musical on both sides of the Atlantic while trying to reveal the truth behind the eternal question--what are musicals and why do we love them?
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Praise For The Sound of Musicals (Oberon Masters)…
light-hearted but informative [has] an air of authority is also beautifully bound: a slim, smart, slightly old-fashioned looking hardback.”What’s on stage.com
"a slim and succinct account of the handful of 20th century musicals which, in Leon’s very well informed and experienced opinion, have changed the genre for ever... I learned a great deal. Buy it for the musical theatre students on your list and for anyone else who loves or works with musicals and might like to know more about the background of the pivotal ones."
[a] whirlwind tour through musical theatre history.. breezy and authoritative This book may be small but, like all the great shows about which Leon writes, it is perfectly formed”Jewish Chronicle