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Writing The Broadway Musical

ebook / ISBN-13: 9780786752027

Price: $12.99 / $16.99 (CAD)

ON SALE: September 9th 2009

Genre: Nonfiction / Performing Arts / Theater

PAGE COUNT: 196

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Brimming with advice and techniques, this essential reference for book- and songwriters clearly explains the fundamentals of the three crafts of a musical—book, music, and lyrics. Using copious examples from classic shows, Frankel has created the quintessential musical writers’ how-to. Among the topics:definitions of musical theater; differences between musical books and straight plays and between poetry and lyrics; what a score is and how it develops; how to write for the voice; and how to audition musicals for producers. With a new introduction and revised text, Frankel’s work is ready to guide a new generation of aspiring writers.

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