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The Making of Cabaret

Keith Garebian


This book is the most detailed production history to date of the original Broadway version of Cabaret, showing primarily how the show evolved from Christopher Isherwood's Berlin stories (especially the Sally Bowles novella), into John van Druten's stage play, a British film adaptation, and then the Broadway musical, conceived and directed by Harold Prince as an early concept musical or metamusical. The book shows how Prince was able to find his central metaphor that was appropriate to Weimar society as well as to American society in the sixties. It places this cabaret metaphor within a context ... More

Keywords: Weimar society, concept musical, libretto, set design, lighting design, costuming, choreography, theatrical artifice, Cabaret, musical, Berlin

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199732494
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732494.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Keith Garebian, author