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Somewhere for Me: A Biography of Richard Rodgers Hardcover – November 6, 2001
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Everywhere regarded as one of our most brilliant composersâmore than nine hundred published songs, forty Broadway musicals, numerous films, every award conceivableâRichard Rodgers, the man, has nonetheless been consistently misunderstood âseen as the almost stolid opposite of what he really was.
Now Meryle Secrestâbiographer of Frank Lloyd Wright, Stephen Sondheim, and Leonard Bernsteinâbrings her extraordinary skills to this full-scale life of Rodgers. She shows us for the first time the complexities of his nature, his emotional fault lines, and, most important, the wellsprings of his art.
She writes of his childhood and how he learned at an early age to mask his feelings, escaping into the world of operettaâof Franz Lehar and Jerome Kern. She follows his close and wonderfully productive working relationship with Lorenz Hartâa collaboration that resulted in more than thirty Broadway and West End musicals, including Babes in Arms and Pal Joey, but was ultimately undone by Hartâs drinking. She evokes Rodgersâs triumphant second collaboration, with the giftedâand happily stableâOscar Hammerstein, which gave us Oklahoma!, Carousel, South Pacific, The King and I, and more. She explores Rodgersâs own problems with alcohol as well as his periodic breakdowns; and she illuminates the deep-rooted tensions that underlay his forty-nine-year marriage to Dorothy Feiner.
Somewhere for Me is both a lively portrait of the American musical theatre and a revelation of the brilliant, passionate, moody, and mercurial artist who was one of its greatest figures.
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Rodgers' wife is seen as a shrew and the less about her, the better.
This rating would have been just one-star except for the huge amount of pictures all throughout the book. That aspect was quite well done.
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