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Andrew Lloyd Webber By John Snelson (Editor of Publications, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden)

Andrew Lloyd Webber
by John Snelson (Editor of Publications, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden)

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A sustained examination of Lloyd Webber's creative career, exploring the vast range of influences that have informed his work, from film, rock and pop music to his own life story.
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Andrew Lloyd Webber by John Snelson (Editor of Publications, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden)

Andrew Lloyd Webber is the most famous - and most controversial - composer of musical theatre alive today. Hundreds of millions of people have seen his musicals, which include Cats, The Phantom of the Opera, Starlight Express, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita, and Sunset Boulevard. Even more know his songs. Lloyd Webber's many awards include seven Tonys and three Grammys, but he has nonetheless been the subject of greater critical vitriol than any of his artistic peers. Why have both the man and his work provoked such extreme responses? Does he challenge his audiences, or merely recycle the comfortable and familiar? Over three decades, how has Lloyd Webber changed fundamentally what a musical can be? In this sustained examination of Lloyd Webber's creative career, the music scholar John Snelson explores the vast range of influences that have informed Lloyd Webber's work, from film, rock, and pop music to Lloyd Webber's own life story. This rigorous and sympathetic survey will be essential reading for anyone interested in Lloyd Webber's musicals and the world of modern musical theatre that he has been so instrumental in shaping.

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Andrew Lloyd Webber Reviews


"This is an extremely comprehensive, well-balanced and rich survey of Andrew Lloyd Webber's entire career." William A. Everett, co-editor, The Cambridge Companion to the Musical "It is a considerable tribute to the quintessentially British Andrew Lloyd Webber that he should feature so early in a Broadway Masters series: as a technical study of Lloyd Weber's work, John Snelson's masterly account is unbeatable." Sheridan Morley"

About John Snelson (Editor of Publications, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden)


John Snelson is Editor of Publications at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.

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Andrew Lloyd Webber by John Snelson (Editor of Publications, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden)
John Snelson (Editor of Publications, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden)
Yale Broadway Masters
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Yale University Press
2004-10-15
288
0300104596
9780300104592
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