Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel: The Complete Book and Lyrics of the Broadway Musical (Applause Libretto Library) (Paperback)

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By Richard Rodgers (Composer)
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In a Maine coastal village toward the end of the 19th century, swaggering, carefree carnival barker Billy Bigelow captivates and marries naive millworker Julie Jordan. Billy loses his job just as he learns that Julie is pregnant, and - desperately intent upon providing a decent life for his family - he is coerced into being an accomplice to a robbery. Caught in the act and facing the certainty of prison, he takes his own life and is sent "up there." Billy is allowed to return to earth for one day 15 years later, and he encounters the daughter he never knew. She is a lonely, friendless teenager, her father's reputation as a thief and bully having haunted her throughout her young life. How Billy instills a sense of hope and dignity in both the child and her mother is a dramatic testimony to the power of love. It's easy to understand why, of all the shows they created, Carousel was Rodgers and Hammerstein's personal favorite.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781495056581
ISBN-10: 1495056589
Publisher: Applause Books
Publication Date: December 1st, 2016
Pages: 182
Language: English
Series: Applause Libretto Library