Hair: The American Tribal Love-rock Musical
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Hair: The American Tribal Love-rock Musical

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The score had more songs than typical Broadway shows of the day. Most Broadway shows had about 6-10 songs per act; Hair's total is in the thirties. The common Broadway lineup:
Act I
Aquarius–Ron & Tribe
Donna–Berger & Tribe
Hashish–Tribe
Sodomy–Woof & Tribe
I'm Black/Colored Spade–Hud, Woof, Berger, Claude & Tribe
Manchester England–Claude & Tribe
Ain't Got No–...more
paper, 205 pages
Published January 1st 1970 by Pocket Books (NY) (first published 1967)
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Manny
We saw the Milos Forman movie version on Saturday at the open-air cinema (vive Ciné Transat!) So here's the thing that baffles me. As quite a few people have pointed out, it seemed clear that it's a provocative religious allegory. We see a whole long sequence shot in a cathedral, and there are many explicit and implicit references to the Christian Church; a clear example is the early number "Sixteen Year Old Virgin" with its chorus "Hey (Ma)Donna".

So who's supposed to be Jesus? To me, it couldn'...more
Samantha
Jun 14, 2009 Samantha rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: people who enjoy reading plays
I have been wanting to read the book version of this musical for quite a long time. Now that I am almost at the end of writing my research paper on theatre in the 1960's, I am glad that I read this book just a few weeks back. I saw the actual musical revival of "Hair" a few months ago and completely fell in love with it, and like with many shows that I see on Broadway, I try to read the book version afterwards to gain a deeper comprehension of the plot and songs. This book was written by Galt Ma...more
Erik Graff
Mar 27, 2009 Erik Graff rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: students of the sixties
Recommended to Erik by: no one
Shelves: art
I think I saw this one with Ed Erickson after it had come to Chicago and after the album had been released. Although entertaining, I was somewhat appalled at the commercialization of what we thought of as "our" culture.
Elizabeth
Apr 22, 2011 Elizabeth rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: anyone who loves musicals and hippies!
Shelves: broadway, amazing
Best musical ever! Makes me cry at the end during the best song flesh failures. AMAZING!!!
Melissa
loved the musical- loved the book
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