Moss Hart

Moss Hart

A Prince of the Theatre : A Biography in Three Acts

Book - 2006
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He s a legend of The Great White Way whose very name is synonymous with the golden age of Broadway. In Moss Hart: A Prince of the Theater, acclaimed biographer Jared Brown examines this legend with a meticulously researched, sensitive look at the life and work of a major American artist. Brown examines Hart s early days writing with George S. Kaufman, his collaborations with Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, Kurt Weill and Ira Gershwin, his career as a movie director and his final act as director of the stage smashes Camelot and My Fair Lady. More than just an assessment of Hart s career, this is a personal portrait as well, with frank discussions of Hart s bisexuality, his battles with anxiety and depression and his marriage. This long-awaited biography, written with the full cooperation of Hart s family and friends, is truly the definitive picture of a theatrical giant. Sales Points Written with the consent and cooperation of Hart s widow, Kitty Carlisle Hart and his children. Frank, thoroughly researched, insightful look at the Golden Age of Broadway. Features interviews with dozens of Hart s colleagues, including Julie Andrews, Robert Goulet, and many more. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Jared Brown, the author of Alan J. Pakula: His Films and His Life, Zero Mostel, and The Fabulous Lunts, has directed more than seventy productions. The former chair of Illinois Wesleyan s School of Theatre Arts, he received the DuPont Award for Teaching Excellence in 1997. He lives in Bloomington, Illinois.
Publisher: New York : Back Stage Books, 2006
ISBN: 9780823078905
Characteristics: ix, 452 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Hart, Moss 1904-1961


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