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Defying Gravity (The Creative Career of Stephen Schwartz, from Godspell to Wicked)

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From his writing of ÊGodspellÊ's score at age 23 through the making of the megahit musical ÊWickedÊ and beyond ÊDefying Gravity: The Creative Career of Stephen Schwartz fromÊ Godspell ÊtoÊ Wicked takes readers into the world of the legendary Broadway and film composer-lyricist. In this authorized biography drawing from her interviews with Schwartz and his collaborators author Carol de Giere focuses on the behind-the-scenes stories for Schwartz's hits and disappointing flops. Readers will find colorful anecdotes and insights for his licensed musicals ÊChildren of EdenÊ ÊPippin Ê ÊWorkingÊ and others. ÊDefying GravityÊ also includes Hollywood stories beginning with a new foreword by composer Alan Menken.ÞThis updated and revised second edition delves into Stephen Schwartz's creative process for the new stage musicals ÊThe Hunchback of Notre DameÊ ÊThe Prince of EgyptÊ and other shows. It provides additional insights on Schwartz's early work with Leonard Bernstein and his more recent international work on ÊWickedÊ. It offers additional Creative Notes ä a popular feature of the first edition ä with comments from Schwartz about overcoming creative blocks collaboration and the artistic life.

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  • Product Details

    Author:
    Carol de Giere
    Series:
    Applause Books
    Format:
    Paperback
    Pages:
    512
    Publisher:
    Applause (October 1, 2018)
    Language:
    English
    Audience:
    General/trade
    ISBN-13:
    9781540031464
    ISBN-10:
    1540031462
    Weight:
    28oz
    Dimensions:
    6.06" x 8.95" x 1.21"
    Case Pack:
    16
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    NBN-NBN_All_Updates_20190726-20190726.xml
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    NBN
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    $29.99
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    Publisher Identifier:
    P-NBN
    Discount Code:
    C
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