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Agnes de Mille : telling stories in broadway dance / Kara Anne Gardner.

Author/creator Gardner, Kara Anne
Format Book and Print
Publication Info New York : Oxford University Press, [2016]
Descriptionxxii, 231 pages ; 25 cm.
Series Broadway legacies
Broadway legacies. ^A1121262
Contents Bringing ballet to broadway -- The dances of Oklahoma! : an authorship, or work for hire? -- One touch of venus: love among strangers with forty minutes for lunch -- Fitting the "Civil War ballet" into bloomer girl -- Playwriting through movement : De Mille's dances for Carousel -- Shaping the story of Brigadoon -- Staging Allegro -- De Mille's broadway decline and her activist legacy.
Summary "This book explores the Broadway legacy of choreographer Agnes de Mille, from the 1940s through the 1960s. Six musicals are discussed in depth--Oklahoma!, One Touch of Venus, Bloomer Girl, Carousel, Brigadoon, and Allegro. Oklahoma!, Carousel, and Brigadoon were de Mille's most influential and lucrative Broadway works. The other three shows exemplify aspects of her legacy that have not been fully examined, including the impact of her ideas on some of the composers with whom she worked; her ability to incorporate a previously conceived work into the context of a Broadway show; and her trailblazing foray into the role of choreographer/director. Each chapter emphasizes de Mille's unique contributions to the original productions"--Jacket.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
Issued in other formOnline version: Gardner, Kara Anne. Agnes de Mille. New York : Oxford University Press, [2016] 9780199997848
LCCN 2015043157
ISBN9780199733682 (alk. paper)
ISBN0199733686 (alk. paper)
Standard identifier# 40026297590

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