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The Story of "Miss Saigon" By Edward Behr

The Story of "Miss Saigon"
by Edward Behr

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Interviews with the members of the team reveal the magnitude of the challenge presented by the creation of an opera based on a controversial theme. This book traces the evolution of this musical, from its inception, through the composition, planning, production, orchestration, casting and design.
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The Story of "Miss Saigon" by Edward Behr

Long before "Miss Saigon" opened at the Theatre Royal it was London's most talked about production. Inspired by haunting images of the Vietnam War's emotional casualties and by the story of "Madame Butterfly", Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schoenberg - the team that wrote the musical "Les Miserables" - were inexorably drawn to their vision of "Miss Saigon". First-hand interviews with the impressario Cameron Mackintosh, Boublil, Schoenberg and other members of the team, reveal the magnitude of the challenge presented by the creation of an opera based on a controversial contemporary theme. Edward Behr and Mark Steyn trace the evolution of this theatrical phenomenon from its original inception, through all the behind-the-scenes anguish - the composition, planning, production, orchestration, casting and design. Edward Behr was the Vietnam correspondent for "Newsweek" and worked as honorary consultant on "Miss Saigon". He is the author of "Les Miserables: History in the Making" and "The Last Emperor". Mark Steyn is a broadcaster and music, TV and drama critic for the "Independent".

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GOR000985044
The Story of "Miss Saigon" by Edward Behr
Edward Behr
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Vintage Publishing
1991-05-30
192
0224030647
9780224030649
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