Book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II - Music by Jerome Kern As Thousands Cheer
Lyrics and music by Irving Berlin - Sketches by Moss Hart Pal Joey
Book by John O'Hara - Music by Richard Rodgers - Lyrics by Lorenz Hart Oklahoma
Music by Richard Rodgers - Book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II On the Town
Book and lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green - Music by Leonard Bernstein Finian's Rainbow
Music by Burton Lane - Lyrics by E. Y. Harburg - Book by Fred Saidy and E. Y. Harburg Kiss Me, Kate
Music and lyrics by Cole Porter - Book by Sam uel] and Bella Spewack South Pacific
Music by Richard Rodgers - Book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II Volume II
Guys and Dolls
Music and lyrics by Frank Loesser - Book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows The Pajama Game
Book by George Abbott and Richard Bissell - Music and lyrics by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross My Fair Lady
Adaptation and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner - Music by Frederick Loewe Gypsy
Book by Arthur Laurents - Music by Jule Styne
Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Book by Larry Gelbart and Burt Shevelove - Lyrics and music by Stephen Sondheim Fiddler on the Roof
Book by Joseph Stein - Music by Jerry Bock - Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick Cabaret
Book by Joe Masteroff - Music by John Kander - Lyrics by Fred Ebb 1776
Music and lyrics by Sherman Edwards - Book by Peter Stone LIBRARY OF AMERICA is an independent nonprofit cultural organization founded in 1979 to preserve our nation's literary heritage by publishing, and keeping permanently in print, America's best and most significant writing. The Library of America series includes more than 300 volumes to date, authoritative editions that average 1,000 pages in length, feature cloth covers, sewn bindings, and ribbon markers, and are printed on premium acid-free paper that will last for centuries.
The Art of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, curated by concept artist Dermot Power, and filled with unique insights from Stuart Craig and the artists themselves about the filmmaking journey, takes you on a thrilling journey through a design process every bit as wonderful as that encountered by Newt, Tina, Queenie, and Jacob in the Wizarding World.
Beautifully designed, and bursting with hundreds of dazzling production paintings and concept sketches, intricate card models of the sets, storyboards, and matte paintings, and sumptuously printed with "magical effects" and enhanced with unique removables, this finely crafted book--officially licensed by Warner Bros. Consumer Products--presents a visual feast for readers, and a truly immersive experience for fans of Fantastic Beasts.
Series introduction by John Lahr with individual volumes introduced by Laurence Fishburne, Tony Kushner, Romulus Linney, Marion McClinton, Toni Morrison, Suzan-Lori Parks, Phylicia Rashad, Ishmael Reed, and Frank Rich.
"No one except perhaps Eugene O'Neill and Tennessee Williams has aimed so high and achieved so much in the American theater." --John Lahr, The New Yorker
"Heroic is not a word one uses often without embarrassment to describe a writer or playwright, but the diligence and ferocity of effort behind the creation of his body of work is really an epic story. . . . For all the magic in his plays, he was writing in the grand tradition of Eugene O'Neill and Arthur Miller, the politically engaged, direct, social realist drama. He was reclaiming ground for the theater that most people thought had been abandoned."--Tony Kushner
August Wilson's Century Cycle is "one of the most ambitious dramatic projects ever undertaken." (The New York Times) With it, Wilson dramatizes the African American experience and heritage in the twentieth century, with a play for each decade, almost all set in the Hill District of Pittsburgh, where he grew up. Wilson's extraordinary lifework--completed just before his death in October 2005--is presented here for the first time in its entirety.
"Art is beholden to the kiln in which the artist was fired. Before I am anything, a man or a playwright, I am an African American. . . . The cycle of plays that I have been writing since 1979 is my attempt to represent that culture on stage in all its richness and fullness and to demonstrate its ability to sustain us in all areas of human life and endeavor and through profound moments of our history in which the larger society has thought less of us than we have thought of ourselves.
The characters in the plays still place their faith in America's willingness to live up to the meaning of her creed. It is this belief in America's honor that allows them to pursue the American Dream even as it remains elusive. . . . They shout, they argue, they wrestle with love, honor, duty, betrayal; they have loud voices and big hearts; they demand justice, they love, they laugh, they cry, they murder, and they embrace life with zest and vigor. . . . In all the plays, the characters remain pointed towards the future, their pockets lined with fresh hope and an abiding faith in their own abilities and their own heroics."--August Wilson
Titles included in the set
Gem of the Ocean
Joe Turner's Come and Gone
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
The Piano Lesson
Two Trains Running
King Hedley II
16mo, 319 pgs. Full bound leather with raised bands and gilt title on spine. Handsome marbled endpapers, block edges are gilt. Binding is solid, pages are clean throughout. Some foxing does appear on first couple blank leaves. Leather shows rubbing on corners, spine and along the hinges. Rear board has 2 spots where leather is scraped and peeled up a bit. Otherwise a very nice copy.
"8vo, 351 pages. Signed and dated by author on first free endpaper. Clean throughout, solid binding. Only light shelfwear. DJ is clean with some shelfwear, rubbing to edges and small tears, light dust soil. A very nice copy of this signed 1st.
Purveyor of extraordinary music and an arbiter of cool, Blue Note is the definitive jazz label--signing the best artists, pioneering the best recording techniques, and lead cover design trends with punchy, iconic artwork and typography that shaped the way we see the music itself. The roster of greats who cut indelible sides for the label include Miles Davis, Art Blakey, Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane, Bud Powell, Norah Jones, and many more. Published for Blue Note's seventy-fifth anniversary, this landmark volume is the first official illustrated story of the label, from 1939 roots to its renaissance today. Featuring classic album artwork, unseen contact sheets, rare ephemera from the Blue Note Archives, commentary from some of the biggest names in jazz today, and feature reviews of seventy-five key albums, this is the definitive book on the legendary label.
This second edition of Laster's Catalog combines in one volume the listings from the first catalog with the voluminous material that has appeared since 1973, more than doubling the number of citations. It is designed as an aid for the church musician and/or pastor seeking to plan unified worship services. It will also be of use to those church musicians who follow the Liturgical Calendar and plan music appropriate to the appointed lessons, as well as a source for non-church choir directors who would like to locate choral settings based on a particular passage from Scripture. Entries are arranged from Genesis through Revelation. Each main entry citation provides the biblical reference (book, chapter, and verse), as well as a reference to additional passages from Scripture used in the anthem. The composer, arranger, or editor and the title are listed as they appear on the octavo. Information on voicing, solos, and instrumental accompaniment is noted; the name of the publisher, the most recent date of publication and the octavo number appear at the end of each citation, where information on instrumental parts, other versions of the same title, and collections where the work might appear are also listed. Composer and title indexes round off the work.
A three-volume set. Set is full bound in tan calf with stunning, intricate gilt tooling on spine, gilt dentelles and fillets on boards, green and red morocco title labels on spine with five raised bands, and gilt edge of text block. Pastedowns are ornately illustrated in gold, black and green. All the volumes are full of beautiful detailed engravings throughout text. Pages are extraordinarily clean and bright with a light scattering of foxing in volume 1, and mostly only to endpapers in 2 and 3. Very faint scuffing to leather on all the books, very close to pristine. This is a truly exquisite set.