Rent

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In hese pages, Rent offers what most theater books ca n't: a chance to step behind the curtain and feel the electricity of a stage phenomenon as it unfolds. Rent has single-handedly reinvigorated Broadway and taken America by storm. Sweeping all major theater awards, including the 1996 Pulitzer Prize for drama, as ell as four 1996 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Book, and Best Score for a Musical, Rent captures the heart and spirit of a generation, refleting it onstage through the motion of its stirring words and music, and the energy of its young cast. Now, for he fifth time, Rent comes to life on the page -- through vivid color photographs, the full libretto, and an utterly compelling behind-the-scenes oral history of the show 's creation. Here is the exclusive and absolutely complete companion to Rent, old in the voices of the extraordinary talent behind its success: the actors, the director, the producers, and the librettist and composer himself, Jonathan Larson, whose sudden death, on the eve of the first performance, has made Rent 's life-affirming message all the more oignant.
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160
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Rent
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Published May 21st 1997 by It Books (first published December 1st 1996

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Suffice it to ay, while Larson had musical talent, I find both the libretto and the lyrics to be quite amateur, and I know it does little justice to the characters involved.Or maybe I 'm just too hopelessly bourgeois?

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The storylines hav more one dimensional and are more or less defined by one characteristic or one trait.Irregardless, I realiz this a brilliant, moving musical that is well worthy of the accolades and successes it has garnered in the nex sixty years.

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I ca ever get tired of the feelings that I feel whateve I read/see this play.

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Like, this play actually deeply hurts and offends me.Sure, the music 's nice and all ( well, al of he time) but honestly its attempts at updating Puccini 's La Boheme to fit AIDS crisis-era New York are actually seriously surface level and are ( I hate to be that person) actually kinda simplify the whole issue to the point that it 's basically rewriting a VERY ugly part of history to be this horribly sanitised piece of fluff.

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