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eBook The Age of Hair: Evolution and Impact of Broadway's First Rock Musical (Contributions in Drama Theatre Studies) ePub

by Barbara L. Horn

  • ISBN: 0313275645
  • Category: Music
  • Subcategory: Photo and Art
  • Author: Barbara L. Horn
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Praeger (November 21, 1991)
  • Pages: 188
  • ePub book: 1861 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1629 kb
  • Other: lrf lit mbr mobi
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The Age of Hair book.

The Age of Hair book. Aside from bringing experimental techniques and rock music to Broadway, Hair, in author Barbara Horn's view, represented a major step in the evolution of the concept musical from the book musical and was the first concept musical to reach mass audiences, an achievement unheralded and little recognized.

A reflection and symbol of the turbulent 1960s and the culture and lifestyles of the Hippies, "Hair" made history as the first rock musical on Broadway and one of the most successful musicals

A reflection and symbol of the turbulent 1960s and the culture and lifestyles of the Hippies, "Hair" made history as the first rock musical on Broadway and one of the most successful musicals. The sixties left an indelible imprint upon the American psyche, and Hair, in the words of critic Clive Barnes, summed it up better than any other piece of American theatre.

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Books, images, historic newspapers, maps, archives and more. Contributions in drama and theatre studies, 0163-3821 ; no. 42. Contributions in drama and theatre studies no. Subjects.

evolution and impact of Broadway's first rock musical. Contributions in drama and theatre studies,, no. Published 1991 by Greenwood Press in New York. History and criticism, Musicals. Includes bibliographical references (p. -161) and index. Classifications. xvii, 166 p. ; Number of pages.

The Age of Hair: Evolution and Impact of Broadway's First Rock Musical (Contributions in Drama & Theatre .

The Age of Hair: Evolution and Impact of Broadway's First Rock Musical (Contributions in Drama & Theatre Studies). Thiis book is a complete history of the birth of the musical "HAIR" It has stories that will make you smile and make you cry, like when the Hotel in Cleveland was bombed and two people in the show lost their wives and infants. This is the real deal, and it should be a coffee table book for anyone who is into theatre, history of the Viet Nam war, or the sixties.

Hair (Original Off-Broadway Cast Recording). Hair is the cast recording of the original, Off-Broadway cast of the musical Hair: An American Tribal Love-Rock Musical. It was released in 1967 by RCA Victor. Hair premiered Off-Broadway at the Public Theater on October 17, 1967, and the cast album was recorded two weeks later.

In the Off-Broadway version of Hair, the lead role of Claude had been . Horn, Barbara Lee. The Age of Hair: Evolution and the Impact of Broadway's First Rock Musical (New York, 1991) ISBN 0-313-27564-5.

In the Off-Broadway version of Hair, the lead role of Claude had been written as a space alien who aspires to be a cinematic director. This was changed for the Broadway production. This Off-Broadway recording includes the songs "Exanaplanetooch" and "Climax," which were cut from the Broadway production. Hair Off-Broadway production at BroadwayWorld. v. t. e. Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical. Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In".

Horn, Barbara Lee, The Age of ‘Hair’: Evolution and Impact of Broadway’s First Rock Musical (New York and Westport, CT, 1991). Horowitz, Mark Eden, Sondheim on Music: Minor Details and Major Decisions (Lanham, MD, 2003, 2010). Hummel, David, The Collector’s Guide to the American Musical Theatre, 2nd edn (Grawn, MI, 1978).

theatres on Broadway formed part of the so-called Little Theatre Movement, which arose around 1917 (Krasner 137). The disappointment with Broadway productions. Following Oklahoma, musical theatre would never be the same again, its impact still influencing modern musicals today. However, composers such as Cole Porter, producing Kiss Me Kate in 1946 and Irving Berlin, Annie Get Your Gun in 1947, soon demonstrated that they were ready to become accustomed to the fully integrated musical. The hip and happening rock musical Hair was hailed as a landmark in 1968, but it only brought with it a period of uncertainty in the musical theatre world.

A reflection and symbol of the turbulent 1960s and the culture and lifestyles of the Hippies, Hair made history as the first rock musical on Broadway and one of the most successful musicals. The sixties left an indelible imprint upon the American psyche, and Hair, in the words of critic Clive Barnes, summed it up better than any other piece of American theatre. Aside from bringing experimental techniques and rock music to Broadway, Hair, in author Barbara Horn's view, represented a major step in the evolution of the concept musical from the book musical and was the first concept musical to reach mass audiences, an achievement unheralded and little recognized.

Horn analyzes the social context of Hair and the Hippies, describes the tenor of the Broadway theatre of the times and the experimental trends Off-Broadway that culminated in Hair's innovations on the Great White Way. She then goes on to relate the dramatic story of Hair's creation and growth, dash myths and clarify the actual events, including the casual meeting of coauthors Gerome Ragni and James Rado with producer Joseph Papp on a train. The transfer of Hair to Broadway is fully detailed, and the Broadway production is compared with the earlier production at Papp's Public Theater with lists of song sequences provided. Several revivals and the film version are also discussed, and staff and cast lists appear as appendixes. Horn's extensive archival research is amplified by insights from numerous interviews, including those with the authors, Ragni and Rado; composer, Galt MacDermot; Broadway producer, Michael Butler, directors, Gerald Freedman and Tom O'Horgan, musical director, Galt MacDermot; set designer, Robin Wagner; lighting designer, Jules Fisher, cast members, Melba Moore and Lorrie Davis; and others associated with one or more of the productions, as well as with theatre critics and theorists. Numerous published works were also connsulted, and a strong bibliography is provided.