The Complete Book of Les Misérables

The Complete Book of Les Mis rables This is a book about the making of the musical Les Miserables It is not a different edition of the original Victor Hugo novel Les Miserables has made musical history It has become a cultural financia

  • Title: The Complete Book of Les Misérables
  • Author: Edward Samuel Behr
  • ISBN: 9781559700337
  • Page: 246
  • Format: Hardcover
  • This is a book about the making of the musical Les Miserables It is not a different edition of the original Victor Hugo novel.Les Miserables has made musical history It has become a cultural, financial, and social phenomenon In just three years, than seven million people have flocked to see it, and in ticket revenues alone it has grossed 400 million dollars.It allThis is a book about the making of the musical Les Miserables It is not a different edition of the original Victor Hugo novel.Les Miserables has made musical history It has become a cultural, financial, and social phenomenon In just three years, than seven million people have flocked to see it, and in ticket revenues alone it has grossed 400 million dollars.It all began with the classic novel Les Miserables, which Victor Hugo started writing in 1836 Some hundred and fifty years later, in 1980, its musical potential was realized when two young Frenchman, Alain Boublil and Claude Michel Schoenberg, adapted Les Miserables for the French stage In 1982 the impresario Cameron Mackintosh happened to hear their recording and decided to produce it as a musical in English The the trials and tribulations behind the development of a major international hit began.Edward Behr goes right back to the novel and the fascinating events surrounding its genesis, not the least of which were the dramas in Victor Hugo s personal life Behr conveys the full excitement and wonder surrounding the conception and production of the musical The Complete Book of Les Miserables includes firsthand interviews, hundreds of photographs, set and costume illustrations and the complete libretto for the show It offers a historically informed and challenging thesis and makes a lasting record of a unique and unforgettable venture.

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    • Cindy says:

      An entertaining and informative read. Interesting that this came out only a few years after the musical was first released - it was already a phenomenon. Decades later and it's still going strong. This is a nice resource for obsessive fans like myself. :D

    • Su says:

      There are lots of things for fans of the musical to like about this book. (Please note, as it says in the book description, that this book is about the making of the musical and is not the book Les Miserables itself.) The pictures alone are worth it-- see the incredibly young Colm Wilkinson!Two things in this book stand out to me: 1). The character of Bambatabois, who gets Fantine arrested after she wounds him in self-defence, was based on a real person Victor Hugo encountered. He saw the whole [...]

    • Ann Marie says:

      Took me a year to read this - the librarians would laugh at me when I would recheck it out because NOBODY wants the unabridged. Still glad I read it. I need to know more about French politics and history, though.

    • Kari says:

      I think everyone should read this book at some point in their life. I cried the last 10 pages at least and through out the book. It has a lot of wonderful life lessons you can take from it.

    • JANIII says:

      Just like Hugo's original book, this "history" is propaganda. However, the subject that is being built up is the stage show; this book is one giant love letter to the stage adaptation, and it goes out of its way to fellate Cameron Mackintosh.

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