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Kurt Weill on Stage : From Berlin to Broadway - Foster Hirsch

Kurt Weill on Stage

From Berlin to Broadway

Paperback Published: 1st July 2004
ISBN: 9780879109905
Number Of Pages: 403

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Foster Hirsch, using Weill's letters, journals, and notes, and interviewing Weill's friends and colleagues, writes about his life, his experimental, political composing in Germany, his Broadway music in America - both aspects of his work being a source of controversy among music lovers for years. Lotte Lenya said, "There is no American Weill, there is no German Weill. There is no difference between them. There is only Weill." Hirsch details the writing, casting, and production of Weill's eleven hit shows. He writes about Weill's years in Hollywood and the friends he made and lost along the way. He evokes Weill's complicated, intense collaborations with Brecht, Maxwell Anderson, Langston Hughes, Alan Jay Lerner, Elmer Rice, Moss Hart, and Ira Gershwin. In this book Hirsch has given us a vivid portrayal of a remarkable artist and a fabulous era of American musical theatre.

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Overturep. 3
Enter BBp. 9
Night Soundsp. 32
The Second Time Aroundp. 55
Slouching Toward Armageddonp. 69
Last Ritesp. 93
In Transitp. 108
The Road to Americap. 124
How Can You Tell an American?p. 159
Limelightp. 181
I'm a Stranger Here Myselfp. 204
Much Adop. 234
Street Operap. 254
Before Sondheimp. 276
Cry, the Beloved Countryp. 300
The Widow Weillp. 321
Codap. 344
Appendixp. 354
Notesp. 367
Bibliographyp. 383
Indexp. 387
Table of Contents provided by Rittenhouse. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780879109905
ISBN-10: 0879109904
Series: Limelight
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 403
Published: 1st July 2004
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.54
Edition Type: New edition