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The Bishop Of Broadway

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Author: Craig Timberlake
Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing
ISBN: 178912204X
Size: 29.15 MB
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Category : History
Languages : un
Pages : 375
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Book Description: First published in 1954, THE BISHOP OF BROADWAY chronicles the life of David Belasco (1853-1931), an American theatrical producer, impresario, director and playwright who became the first writer to adapt the short story Madame Butterfly for the stage, thereby launching the theatrical career of many actors, including Mary Pickford, Lenore Ulric and Barbara Stanwyck. David Belasco also pioneered many innovative new forms of stage lighting and special effects in order to create realism and naturalism. Owing to his austere, clericlike dress and personal manner, David Belasco came to be known as the “bishop of Broadway.” Born in San Francisco, California, the son of Sephardic Jewish parents who had moved from London, England during the California Gold Rush, Belasco began his illustrious theatre career with a wide variety of jobs in in a San Francisco theatre, and gaining first experience as a stage manager while on the road. This eventually led to a role as stage manager, and he learned the business inside out. A gifted playwright, David Belasco went to New York City in 1882 to work as stage manager for the Madison Square Theatre, and the old Lyceum Theatre while writing plays. By 1895, the “bishop of Broadway” was so successful that he set himself up as an independent producer. During his long creative career, stretching between 1884 and 1930, David Belasco either wrote, directed, or produced more than 100 Broadway plays including Hearts of Oak, The Heart of Maryland, and Du Barry—making him the most powerful personality on the New York city theater scene. Written by fellow Broadway actor, Craig Timberlake, THE BISHOP OF BROADWAY provides an in-depth glimpse into the life and times of this remarkable Broadway figure of the early twentieth century. Beautifully illustrated throughout with black & white photographs.


A Taste Of Broadway

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Author: Jennifer Packard
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442267321
Size: 79.29 MB
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Category : Cooking
Languages : en
Pages : 214
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Book Description: Beyond being just fuel for the body, food carries symbolic importance used to define individuals, situations, and places, making it an ideal communication tool. In musical theater, food can be used as a shortcut to tell the audience more about a setting, character, or situation. Because everyone relates to eating, food can also be used to evoke empathy, amusement, or shock from the audience. In some cases, food is central to show’s plot. This book looks at popular musical theater shows to examine which foods are used, how they are used, why they are important, and how the food or usage relates to the broader world. Included are recipes for many of the foods that are significant in the shows discussed.


The Broadway Journal

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Size: 78.18 MB
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Languages : en
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G Nzl S Book Of The Musical Theatre

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Author: Kurt Gänzl
Publisher: Macmillan Library Reference
ISBN:
Size: 38.64 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Music
Languages : en
Pages : 1353
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Book Description: Essentially a collection of full plot summaries organized under country of origin and preceeded by brief historical introduction. Covers Britain, France, US, Austria-Germany-Hungary, and Spain. Indexed by author/composer/lyricist, and by song title. Includes a discography. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR


The Broadway Journal

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Author: Edgar Allan Poe
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Size: 30.90 MB
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Languages : en
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