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Musicals — The Complete Illustrated Story of the World's Most Popular Live Entertainment - Kurt Ganzl

Carlton, 2004, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Knocked at the top corner of the upper board with slight fraying to the dust wrapper. A nice copy overall.

First in this edition. [First: 1995] Illustrated with colour photographs. From the cover: “All singing, all dancing and always spectacular, the world of the stage musical is recreated here in glittering detail by the leading authority on the genre, Kurt Ganzl.

Describing each significant twirl in the musical’s development with wit and verve, Musicals tells the story of the greatest productions of musical theatre. From The Beggar’s Opera through landmarks such Orphée aux Enfers, Die Fledermaus, Die lustige Witwe and Oklahoma!and more modern successes as Cats, Les Miserables and The Phantom of Opera, to today’s newest crowd-pullers — all the are featured in story and in stunning images. The stage musical is a truly international form of popular culture and Musicals brings the story right up to the present as it looks at the latest dazzling productions that are thrilling audiences around the world.”

Size: 11¼" x 9¼". Pictorial boards. 272 pages.

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