Working on a Song

Working on a Song The Lyrics of Hadestown

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Synopsis

"Working On A Song is one of the best books about lyric writing for the theater I've read."-Lin-Manuel Miranda

Anaïs
 Mitchell named to TIME's List of the 100 Most Influential People in the World of 2020

An illuminating book of lyrics and stories from Hadestown-the winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical-from its author, songwriter Anaïs Mitchell with a foreword by Steve Earle

 
On Broadway, this fresh take on the Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice has become a modern classic. Heralded as "The best new musical of the season," by The Wall Street Journal, and "Sumptuous. Gorgeous. As good as it gets," by The New York Times, the show was a breakout hit, with its poignant social commentary, and spellbinding music and lyrics.
 
In this book, Anaïs Mitchell takes readers inside her more than decade's-long process of building the musical from the ground up-detailing her inspiration, breaking down the lyrics, and opening up the process of creation that gave birth to Hadestown. Fans and newcomers alike will love this deeply thoughtful, revealing look at how the songs from "the underground" evolved, and became the songs we sing again and again.

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Book information

ISBN: 9780593182574
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Imprint: Plume
Pub date:
DEWEY: 782.140268
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 30871
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 308g
Height: 135mm
Width: 201mm
Spine width: 22mm