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The musical theatre writer's survival guide / David Spencer ; foreword by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx.

Spencer, David (Author).
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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Berklee College of Music.

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Library Reserve Desk MT67.S64 M87 2005 37684001076920 Library Reserve Desk Not holdable Available -

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  • ISBN: 0325007861 (alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 9780325007861 (alk. paper)
  • Physical Description: xvi, 200 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
  • Publisher: Portsmouth, NH : Heinemann, c2005.

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Faculty reserve.
Material for SW-445 (Wartofsky).
Formatted Contents Note:
Section 1. Establishing relationships. You're only as good as your partner-- and vice versa, or, Collaboration ; That other collaborator, or, The director ; The chards and the suits, or, Agents and producers -- Section 2. The basic components. Throwing the book at you, or, The plainly visible secrets of successful libretti ; Knowing the score, or, Music and lyrics -- Section 3. Practical application. The spirit of the thing, or, Adaptation ; The bogus condition, or, Writer's block ; It ain't kid stuff, or, Writing musicals for young audiences ; Speed kills, shift happens, and other homilies, or, Writing comedy ; Well, maybe thou shalt steal, or, Influences -- Section 4. You are what you submit, or, Presentation, format, and packaging ; Audio with pictures, or, The art of the reading ; Acceptable margins, or, Proper playscript formatting ; Sound advice, or, Demo recordings -- Section 5. Random thoughts, coda, and appendices. Afterword: Random thoughts ; Coda.
Subject: Musicals > Writing and publishing

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