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The Making of My Fair Lady by Keith Garebian
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Aug 21, 2008

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bookshelves: musical-theater, non-fiction
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This is probably the strongest of all The Great Broadway Musicals series. It has the most production analysis. That being said it has a very unfortunate ending. Garebian's five page run down of musical theatre up to My Fair Lady is not so good. It ignore really big moments in musical theater history and quite frankly makes too much of My Fair Lady. My Fair Lady did change certain aspects of musical theater production and especially writing but I don't think it had as much influence as Garebian claimed. These are still good introductory texts but you can skip the history of musical theater section at the end of the book.

Also, these book really don't have conclusions and that kind of bothers me.

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