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American Musicals: The Complete Books and Lyrics of Sixteen Broadway Classics: A Library of America Boxed Set
American Musicals: The Complete Books and Lyrics of Sixteen Broadway Classics
A Library of America Boxed Set
Hardcover      ISBN: 159853257x
Including Oklahoma , South Pacific, Guys and Dolls, Fiddler on the Roof, Cabaret, and 11 other great shows, this landmark collection is your ticket to the Golden Age of the Broadway musical: The Broadway musical is one of America's great indigenous popular forms, a glorious hybrid that emerged "out of our speech, our tempo, our moral attitudes, our way of moving" (as Leonard Bernstein put it). Now in a landmark two-volume collection, The Library of America presents sixteen enduring masterpieces charting the Broadway musical's narrative tradition from the groundbreaking Show Boat (1927) through the genre's Golden Age to its response to the turbulent 1960s with the Tony Award-winning shows Cabaret and 1776. Based on new research, this historic collection presents the complete libretto of each musical in its Broadway opening night version, making these beloved stories available as never before. Irving Berlin and Moss Hart's As Thousands Cheer is published here for the first time. Show Boat and Pal Joey are presented in newly restored versions. Seven other shows, including South Pacific, Guys and Dolls, and My Fair Lady, return to print for the first time in decades.

Each of these classic musicals has evolved over time, receiving many important revivals and new productions. This Library of America boxed set offers readers unprecedented insight into this living history with a selection of hard-to-find or previously unpublished supplementary items, including lyrics of songs dropped out-of-town or added in later revivals. Lavishly illustrated-- with 64 pages of photographs and other images drawn from the original productions, the set also contains biographical sketches of the book writers and lyricists; cast lists and other information about the shows' Broadway openings; and detailed accounts of the path each show took on the road to Broadway. As a special feature, the box includes 16 full-color postcards reproducing the original show posters.

AMERICAN MUSICALS contains:

Volume I
Show Boat
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
The Art of Fantastic Beasts
The Crimes of Grindelwald
Hardcover      ISBN: 0062853155

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.

August Wilson Century Cycle
August Wilson Century Cycle
Hardcover      ISBN: 155936307x

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

The Bad Children
The Bad Children
      SKU: 281AKJ1021850

A small pamphlet in bright orange wrappers. A brief, revisionist Hansel and Gretel tale with book and lyrics by horror author Jackson.

The Ballads and Songs of Yorkshire, Transcribed From Private Manuscripts, Rare Broadsides, And Scarce Publications; with Notes and a Glossary
The Ballads and Songs of Yorkshire, Transcribed From Private Manuscripts, Rare Broadsides, And Scarce Publications; with Notes and a Glossary
Leather      SKU: 1199545392

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.

The Beatles' Story on Capitol Records: Beatlemania & the Singles
The Beatles' Story on Capitol Records
Beatlemania & the Singles
Hardcover      ISBN: 0966264916
Black Images
Black Images
Hardcover      SKU: 1199548936

"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.

Blue Note: Uncompromising Expression
Blue Note
Uncompromising Expression
Hardcover      ISBN: 1452141444

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.

British Film Catalogue: Two Volume Set - The Fiction Film/The Non-Fiction Film
British Film Catalogue
Two Volume Set - The Fiction Film/The Non-Fiction Film
Hardcover      ISBN: 1579581714

First published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.



"2000, 2 4to volume set, 1097pp & 625pp

Catalogue of Choral Music Arranged in Biblical Order, Second Edition
Catalogue of Choral Music Arranged in Biblical Order, Second Edition
Hardcover      ISBN: 081083071x

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.