Writing The Broadway Musical

Writing The Broadway Musical

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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 musicala€”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.(This is sometimes the main action of the main character: Oedipus, Hamlet, St. Joan, Blanche in A Streetcar Named Desire. In musicals: ... In a€œMethoda€ vocabulary, what is the through line, superobjective or spine of the show? ... The answers come out the same. ... The main action is Roberta#39;s main action: To test out friends.

Title:Writing The Broadway Musical
Author:Aaron Frankel
Publisher:Da Capo Press - 2009-09-01


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