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The Wizard of Oz

Author : L. Frank Baum
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Hailed as the first original American fairy tale, The Wizard of Oz inspired countless sequels and imitations, as well as the classic American musical film and the Broadway musical The Wiz. In L. Frank Baum's imaginative story, Dorothy Gale takes a magical journey from the American heartland into the wonderful land of Oz to meet the Tin Woodman, the Scarecrow, and the Cowardly Lion.

Adapting The Wizard of Oz

Author : Danielle Birkett
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One of the most beloved film musicals of all time, The Wizard of Oz represents an enduring family favorite and cultural classic. Yet there is much more to the story than meets the eye, and the MGM movie is just one of many ways in which it has been represented. In this lively and wide-ranging book, editors Danielle Birkett and Dominic McHugh bring together insights from eleven experts into the varied musical forms this great American myth has taken in the past century. Starting with the early adaptations of L. Frank Baum's story, the book also explores the writing, composition and reception of the MGM film, its importance in queer culture, stage adaptations of the movie, cult classic The Wiz, Stephen Schwartz's Broadway blockbuster Wicked, and the cultural afterlife of the iconic Arlen-Harburg songs. What emerges is a vivid overview of how music - on stage and screen - has been an essential part of the story's journey to become a centerpiece of American culture.

The Wizard of Oz as American Myth

Author : Alissa Burger
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"This volume examines six especially significant incarnations of the story. A close consideration of these works demonstrates how versions of Baum's tale are influenced by and help shape notions of American myth, including issues of gender, race, home, and magic, and makes clear that the Wizard of Oz narrative remains compelling and relevant today"--Provided by publisher.

The Wizard of Oz

Author : L. Frank Baum
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“We’re off to see the Wizard! The wonderful Wizard of Oz!” In this gorgeously illustrated, classic edition of The Wizard of Oz, readers of all ages will follow the Yellow Brick Road. It’s an unforgettable and colorful journey that takes us from Dorothy’s gray Kansas home into the blue Munchkin land; the sparkling bejeweled Emerald City; the dark, foreboding forest; and the ruby-red throne room of Glinda the Good Witch. This Classic Edition of The Wizard of Oz is a must-have for every family's library and features: - A beautifully designed eBook - A child-friendly retelling that remains faithful to L. Frank Baum's original text - Lavish illustrations by renowned, New York Times #1 Bestselling artist Charles Santore, the critically-acclaimed illustrator of multiple classic tales, including The Night Before Christmas, The Velveteen Rabbit, The Classic Tale of Peter Rabbit, and Aesop's Fables The work of New York Times bestselling children’s book illustrator Charles Santore has been widely exhibited in museums and celebrated with recognitions such as the prestigious Hamilton King Award, the Society of Illustrators Award of Excellence, and the Original Art 2000 Gold Medal from the Society of Illustrators. He is best known for his luminous interpretations of classic children’s stories, including The Little Mermaid, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Snow White, and more!

The Making of The Wizard of Oz

Author : Aljean Harmetz
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“Fantastic.” Gore Vidal, New York Review of Books “Grand.” Ray Bradbury, Los Angeles Times “Definitive.” Salmon Rushdie, The New Yorker “A fluent, incisive and fair history of life in Hollywood during the golden age of films. The author seems to have talked to everyone with knowledge of what went on at MGM in its heyday. . . . Marvelous.” Publishers Weekly From the ten scriptwriters at work to the scandal headlines of Munchkin orgies at the Culver City Hotel to the Witch's (accidental) burning, here is the real story of the making of The Wizard of Oz. This richly detailed re-creation brings alive a major Hollywood studio and reveals, through hundreds of interviews (with cameramen, screenwriters, costume designers, directors, producers, light technicians, and actors), how the factory-like Hollywood system of moviemaking miraculously produced one of the most enduring and best-loved films ever made. We watch it happen--the bright, idiosyncratic, wildly devoted MGM-ers inventing the lines, the songs; flying hordes of monkeys through the sky; growing a poppy field; building the Emerald City (and 60 other sets); designing and sewing the nearly 1,000 costumes; enduring the pressures from the front office; choosing the actors. Here is Oz, a marvelous, unprecedented experience of studio life as it was lived day by day, detail by detail, department by department, at the most powerful and flamboyant studio Hollywood has ever known--at its moment of greatest power. Aljean Harmetz is the author of The Making of Casablanca, On the Road to Tara: The Making of Gone with the Wind, and other books.

The Wizard of Oz Choral Revue

Author : Greg Gilpin
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For the very first time, all of the wonderful songs from the motion picture classic The Wizard of Oz are brought together in this exquisitely crafted choral revue. Audiences of all ages will be thrilled to hear this delightful choral setting of the timeless music. This 10-minute revue includes: *Munchkinland *Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead *The Lullaby League *We're Off to See the Wizard *If I Only Had a Brain *The Merry Old Land of Oz *Over the Rainbow The Pete Schmutte orchestration adds that 'MGM' style extravaganza sound to make every performance of this review a real event! Bring the incredible story to life by adding this revue to your next concert.

The Wizard of Oz and Who He Was

Author : Martin Gardner
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When Russel B. Nye and Martin Gardner teamed up to bring out a new edition of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, theirs was the first critical analysis of L. Frank Baum American classic. The book opens with an essay by Nye, entitled "An Appreciation," which is an overview of Baum's creative and imaginative genius. Nye explores the reasons why earlier critics virtually ignored the Oz stories. Gardner, in his essay, "The Royal Historian of Oz," presents a brief biographical sketch, revealing little-known facts about this prolific writer. The volume also contains the complete, original text of the Wonderful Wizard of Oz, along with many original illustrations by artist W. W. Denslow.

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Author : L. Frank Baum
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Memorable classic invites youngsters to travel down the Yellow Brick Road with the delightful little girl from Kansas and her unusual friends. 20 black-and-white illustrations.

The Wizard of Oz

Author : Lyman Frank Baum
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Dorothy and her dog Toto experience amazing adventures as they journey to the Emerald City in search of the famous Wizard of Oz.

Classics Reimagined The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Author : L. Frank Baum
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Retold with illustrations by artist Olimpia Zagnoli, this edition sweeps you into a colorful and inspiring world that you can only dream of!