Lerner and Loewe s My Fair Lady

Lerner and Loewe s My Fair Lady

Keith Garebian delves into the libretto for a fresh take, and explores biographies of the show’s principal artists to discover how their roles intersected with real life.

Author: Keith Garebian

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317337096

Category: Drama

Page: 92

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"An Englishman's way of speaking absolutely classifies him, The moment he talks he makes some other Englishman despise him." - Henry George Bernard Shaw famously refused to permit any play of his "to be degraded into an operetta or set to any music except its own." Allowing his beloved Pygmalion to be supplanted by a comic opera was therefore unthinkable; yet Lerner and Loewe transformed it into My Fair Lady (1956), a musical that was to delight audiences and critics alike. By famously reversing Shaw’s original ending, the show even dared to establish a cunningly romantic ending. Keith Garebian delves into the libretto for a fresh take, and explores biographies of the show’s principal artists to discover how their roles intersected with real life. Rex Harrison was an alpha male onstage and off, Julie Andrews struggled with her ‘chaste diva’ image, and the direction of the sexually ambiguous Moss Hartcontributed to the musical’s sexual coding.
Categories: Drama

Lerner Loewe

Lerner   Loewe

Four of the greatest scores ever written for Broadway. Vocal selections from My Fair Lady, Camelot, Brigadoon, and Paint Your Wagon.

Author: Frederick Loewe

Publisher: Warner Bros. Publications

ISBN: 075790081X

Category: Music

Page: 131

View: 532

Four of the greatest scores ever written for Broadway. Vocal selections from My Fair Lady, Camelot, Brigadoon, and Paint Your Wagon.
Categories: Music

My Fair Lady

My Fair Lady

Duet Piano Education

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: 1480340022

Category:

Page: 48

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Duet Piano Education
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My Fair Lady

My Fair Lady

He decides to teach her to speak like an upper class lady but things don't happen exactly as he plans ... This wonderful story was first a play called Pygmalion by the famous writer George Bernard Shaw.

Author: Derek Strange

Publisher: Longman

ISBN: 0582436974

Category:

Page: 43

View: 806

Eliza Doolittle is a poor flower-seller in Victorian London who has a very strong London accent. Professor Higgins chooses her for an experiment. He decides to teach her to speak like an upper class lady but things don't happen exactly as he plans ... This wonderful story was first a play called Pygmalion by the famous writer George Bernard Shaw. It was made into a musical, perhaps the best-known of all, and then a film starring Audrey Hepburn.
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My Fair Lady

My Fair Lady

Contains the piano music and lyrics for seven songs from the musical "My Fair Lady."

Author: Alan Jay Lerner

Publisher: Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation

ISBN: 0793526515

Category: Music

Page: 24

View: 966

Contains the piano music and lyrics for seven songs from the musical "My Fair Lady"
Categories: Music

Loverly

Loverly

This ground-breaking book considers one of the most popular musicals of all time, Lerner and Loewe's "My Fair Lady.

Author: Dominic McHugh

Publisher: OUP USA

ISBN: 9780199827305

Category: Drama

Page: 265

View: 549

This ground-breaking book considers one of the most popular musicals of all time, Lerner and Loewe's "My Fair Lady." Using previously-unpublished letters and documents, author Dominic McHugh presents a completely new behind-the-scenes look at the creation of the show, revealing the tensions that went into the making of this beloved musical.
Categories: Drama

Alan Jay Lerner

Alan Jay Lerner

In this rich collection of correspondence, author Dominic McHugh sheds new light on Lerner's working relationships with legendary figures including Rex Harrison, Richard Burton, and Frederick Loewe.

Author: Alan Jay Lerner

Publisher: Oxford University Press (UK)

ISBN: 9780199949274

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 314

View: 514

The man behind "I Could Have Danced all Night" and "Almost Like Being in Love", lyricist Alan Jay Lerner (1918-1986) is widely regarded as one of the most important figures of the American musical stage. In penning the lyrics to some of the most well-known and beloved Broadway shows, including Brigadoon, Paint Your Wagon, My Fair Lady, and Camelot, Lerner worked and corresponded with some of the greatest luminaries of popular entertainment over a career which spanned four decades, from performers like Rex Harrison and Julie Andrews to composers like André Previn, Leonard Bernstein, Charles Strouse, Andrew Lloyd Webber, and especially Frederick Loewe. In this rich collection of correspondence, most of it published for the first time, author Dominic McHugh sheds new light on Lerner's working relationships with these legendary figures. McHugh's extensive commentary reveals Lerner's turbulent partnerships with Loewe and Lane, his affection for Harrison, and his reverence for Burton. Particular emphasis is placed on Lerner's aborted projects with composers like Richard Rodgers and Arthur Schwartz. Especially valuable is the correspondence from his final years, in which he worked on a movie version of The Merry Widow, a BBC TV series about musicals, and a musical version of My Man Godfrey, none of which came to fruition. The collection ends with a poignant final exchange between Lerner and Andrew Lloyd Webber, with whom he was to have written The Phantom of the Opera. Overall, this important and lively book reveals the highs and lows of the career of one of America's wittiest and most romantic lyricists.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

My Fair Lady Medley Featuring I Could Have Danced All Night On the Street Where You Live I ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face and G

My Fair Lady  Medley   Featuring  I Could Have Danced All Night    On the Street Where You Live    I ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face   and  G

John Whitney has expertly cast this stunning new setting of selections from the time-honored musical.

Author: Alan Jay Lerner

Publisher:

ISBN: 0757936237

Category: Music

Page: 296

View: 838

John Whitney has expertly cast this stunning new setting of selections from the time-honored musical. The medley includes I Could Have Danced All Night, On the Street Where You Live, I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face, and Get Me to the Church on Time. A wonderful variety of styles and textures provides for an exciting and musical performance. A brilliant contribution to any program.
Categories: Music

The Musical Worlds of Lerner and Loewe

The Musical Worlds of Lerner and Loewe

Biography of lyricist Alan Jay Lerner and composer Frederick Loewe, creators of memorable Broadway and motion picture musicals.

Author: Gene Lees

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803280408

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 350

View: 847

Biography of lyricist Alan Jay Lerner and composer Frederick Loewe, creators of memorable Broadway and motion picture musicals.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Complete Lyrics of Alan Jay Lerner

The Complete Lyrics of Alan Jay Lerner

In this book, editors Dominic McHugh and Amy Asch bring to life the stories behind Lerner's oeuvre while also providing alternative or draft versions of his work.

Author: Alan Jay Lerner

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190646738

Category: Music

Page: 488

View: 948

Alan Jay Lerner wrote the lyrics for some of the most beloved musicals in Broadway and Hollywood history. Most notably, with composer Frederick Loewe he created enduring hits such as My Fair Lady, Gigi, Camelot, and Brigadoon. In The Complete Lyrics of Alan Jay Lerner, editors and annotators Dominic McHugh and Amy Asch bring all of Lerner's lyrics together for the first time, including numerous draft or alternate versions and songs cut from the shows. Compiled from dozens of archival collections, this invaluable resource and authoritative reference includes both Lerner's classic works and numerous discoveries, including his unproduced MGM movie Huckleberry Finn, selections from his college musicals, and lyrics from three different versions of Paint Your Wagon. This collection also includes extensive material from Lerner's two most ambitious musicals: Love Life, to music by Kurt Weill, and 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, which Lerner wrote with Leonard Bernstein.
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The Guide to United States Popular Culture

The Guide to United States Popular Culture

genre a sense of romance and magic that was distinctively One of the most
celebrated musicals of all time is their own . The musicals of Lerner and Loewe
have proven Lerner and Loewe's My Fair Lady ( 1956 , 2,717 perforextremely
popular ...

Author: William Labov

Publisher: Popular Press

ISBN: 0879728213

Category: Social Science

Page: 1010

View: 715

"To understand the history and spirit of America, one must know its wars, its laws, and its presidents. To really understand it, however, one must also know its cheeseburgers, its love songs, and its lawn ornaments. The long-awaited Guide to the United States Popular Culture provides a single-volume guide to the landscape of everyday life in the United States. Scholars, students, and researchers will find in it a valuable tool with which to fill in the gaps left by traditional history. All American readers will find in it, one entry at a time, the story of their lives."--Robert Thompson, President, Popular Culture Association. "At long last popular culture may indeed be given its due within the humanities with the publication of The Guide to United States Popular Culture. With its nearly 1600 entries, it promises to be the most comprehensive single-volume source of information about popular culture. The range of subjects and diversity of opinions represented will make this an almost indispensable resource for humanities and popular culture scholars and enthusiasts alike."--Timothy E. Scheurer, President, American Culture Association "The popular culture of the United States is as free-wheeling and complex as the society it animates. To understand it, one needs assistance. Now that explanatory road map is provided in this Guide which charts the movements and people involved and provides a light at the end of the rainbow of dreams and expectations."--Marshall W. Fishwick, Past President, Popular Culture Association Features of The Guide to United States Popular Culture: 1,010 pages 1,600 entries 500 contributors Alphabetic entries Entries range from general topics (golf, film) to specific individuals, items, and events Articles are supplemented by bibliographies and cross references Comprehensive index
Categories: Social Science

American Cinderellas on the Broadway Musical Stage

American Cinderellas on the Broadway Musical Stage

From comparing the play Gigi and the film adaptation, it would appear that Lerner
lifted some of Loos's ideas, and that she was denied a proper credit by MGM.
Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe, My Fair Lady, Pygmalion and My Fair
Lady, ...

Author: Maya Cantu

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9781137534606

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 288

View: 135

Drawing upon Broadway musicals ranging from Irene (1919) to Gypsy (1959), American Cinderellas on the Broadway Musical Stage considers how Broadway musicals from the 1920s through the 1950s adapted and transformed Perrault's fairy tale icon in order to address changing social and professional roles for American women. Drawing heavily upon historical research in American culture and gender studies, Cantu analyzes female lyricists and librettists who were significant in translating Perrault's heroine to the contexts and concerns of the American "working girl." In exploring how these and other writers (of both sexes) adapted the Cinderella myth to a twentieth-century urban landscape, this book challenges traditional assumptions about the American musical's relationship to both feminism and modernism - placing the Cinderella story into the Broadway musical canon.
Categories: Performing Arts

The Making of My Fair Lady

The Making of My Fair Lady

The common lament was Broadway will never be the same! when My Fair Lady finally ended its stellar run the night of Sunday, September 30, 1962.

Author: Keith Garebian

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106018440351

Category: Drama

Page: 127

View: 530

The common lament was Broadway will never be the same! when My Fair Lady finally ended its stellar run the night of Sunday, September 30, 1962. Millions of people had seen the show over six years and had helped break box-office records, even though Rex Harrison, Julie Andrews, Stanley Holloway, and Robert Coote did not stay with the cast throughout the six-year run. MyFair Lady used the substance and wit of George Bernard Shaw to add a new dimension to the Broadway libretto.
Categories: Drama

Library of Congress Catalog

Library of Congress Catalog

Author: Library of Congress

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015024177282

Category: Audio-visual materials

Page:

View: 382

A cumulative list of works represented by Library of Congress printed cards.
Categories: Audio-visual materials

Catalog of Copyright Entries

Catalog of Copyright Entries

Author: Library of Congress. Copyright Office

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015036803875

Category: American drama

Page:

View: 528

Categories: American drama

Iowa Library Quarterly

Iowa Library Quarterly

... 2031 ) The great song hits from Lerner & Loewe's Gigi & Brigadoon An evening
with Lerner and Loewe The musical world of Lerner and Loewe My fair lady (
Spanish ) My fair lady My fair lady My fair lady ( Italian ) My fair lady My fair lady
My ...

Author: Iowa State Traveling Library

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015036853888

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Page:

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Great Men of American Popular Song

Great Men of American Popular Song

And with Lerner and Loewe producing songs which were not obliterated by the
tremendous shadow cast by their wonderful score for My Fair Lady , Gigi could
not fail to be a winner . A winner it was , of giant proportions — a major box -
office ...

Author: David Ewen

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: UOM:49015002905173

Category: Composers

Page: 404

View: 599

The American popular song has undergone as many changes and developments as America herself. Here David Ewen explores the whole history and evolution of American popular music from 1746 to the present day. Through the biographies, personal portraits, and critical evaluations of thirty of its leading creators, the reader is given a perspective on how the American popular song developed over the years and gains an insight into the birth and evolution of the media (theater, radio, television, movies, etc.) in which these songs came into being. Within the biographies, such basic styles as the national ballad, the war song, ragtime songs, the blues, show tunes, movie tunes, and the songs of protest are described, while more than passing notice is given to the changing song lyric and the men who brought about this change. The result is a crisply-written, exceedingly knowledgeable work of encyclopedic scope and range that discusses and explains the currents and crosscurrents in the evolution of American popular music. -- From publisher's description.
Categories: Composers

Musicals

Musicals

Lerner and Loewe : My Fair Lady Musicals Finian ' s Rainbow : Only two months
before Brigadoon was produced in 1947 , another musical on Celtic fairy tale
motifs opened on Broadway : Finian ' s Rainbow , with music by Burton Lane .

Author: Rüdiger Bering

Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015048358983

Category: Music

Page: 191

View: 519

Provides an overview of musical theater, covering its historical roots, its development over time, and its prominent writers, composers, choreographers, and performers
Categories: Music

National Union Catalog

National Union Catalog

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112024896539

Category: Catalogs, Union

Page:

View: 907

Includes entries for maps and atlases.
Categories: Catalogs, Union