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Description - Writing The Broadway Musical by Aaron Frankel

Brimming with advice and techniques, this essential reference for book- and songwriters clearly explains the fundamentals of the three crafts of a musical,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 theatre 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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780306809439
ISBN-10: 0306809435
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 154mm x 16mm)
Pages: 196
Imprint: Da Capo Press Inc
Publish Date: 28-Jul-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Aaron Frankel

Aaron Frankel has directed over a hundred musicals and plays, some twenty of them new, in addition to collabourating as a writer both on and off Broadway. He has taught at ten universities, including Columbia University, NYU, and the New School, where he has led a musical theatre writing workshop for more than thirty years. He lives in New York City.