Rise Up! : Broadway and American Society from 'Angels in America' to 'Hamilton'


Rise Up! : Broadway and American Society from 'Angels in America' to 'Hamilton'

Description

Penned by one of America's best-known daily theatre critics and organized chronologically, this lively and readable book tells the story of Broadway's renaissance from the darkest days of the AIDS crisis, via the disaster that was Spiderman: Turn off the Dark through the unparalleled financial, artistic and political success of Lin-Manuel Miranda's Hamilton.

It is the story of the embrace of risk and substance. In so doing, Chris Jones makes the point that the theatre thrived by finally figuring out how to embrace the bold statement and insert itself into the national conversation - only to find out in 2016 that a hefty sector of the American public had not been listening to what it had to say.

Chris Jones was in the theatres when and where it mattered. He takes readers from the moment when Tony Kushner's angel crashed (quite literally) through the ceiling of prejudice and religious intolerance to the triumph of Hamilton, with the coda of the Broadway cast addressing a new Republican vice-president from the stage. That complex performance - at once indicative of the theatre's new clout and its inability to fully change American society for the better - is the final scene of the book.


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Details

Author(s)
Mr Chris Jones
Format
Paperback | 240 pages
Dimensions
129 x 198 x 17.78mm | 260g
Publication date
15 Nov 2018
Publisher
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint
METHUEN DRAMA
Publication City/Country
London, United Kingdom
Language
English
Edition Statement
Reprint
ISBN10
1350071935
ISBN13
9781350071933
Bestsellers rank
686,287