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We’ll Have Manhattan: The Early Work of Rodgers & Hart

Dominic Symonds


Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart collaborated on more than forty shows before Hart’s death, contributing dozens of classic song hits to the Great American Songbook. This book focuses on the early period of their collaboration, before the huge successes of the 1930s. From 1919, when they met, until their brief flirtation with Hollywood in the early thirties, their output was prodigious, progressive, and experimental. During this period they developed their style and an approach to writing musicals that would be fundamental to the development of the form. Despite this, despite their numerous cele ... More

Keywords: Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart, Rodgers and Hart, Herbert Fields, Lew Fields, Broadway, integrated musical, songwriting, song hit, 1920s, Manhattan

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780199929481
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199929481.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Dominic Symonds, author
The University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth, Senior Lecturer in Drama, United Kingdom