The Sound of Music: The Complete Book and Lyrics of the Broadway Musical

Book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II

The final collaboration between Rodgers & Hammerstein was destined to become the world's most beloved musical. When a postulant proves too high-spirited for the religious life, she is dispatched to serve as governess for the seven children of a widowed naval captain. Her growing rapport with the youngsters, coupled with her generosity of spirit, gradually captures the heart of the stern captain, and they marry. Upon returning from their honeymoon they discover that Austria has been invaded by the Nazis, who demand the captain's immediate service in their navy. The family's narrow escape over the mountains to Switzerland on the eve of World War II provides one of the most thrilling and inspirational finales ever presented in the theatre. The motion picture version remains the most popular movie musical of all time.

Publisher: Applause Theatre & Cinema Books

Series: Applause Libretto Library

Format: Softcover

Page Count: 156

Dimensions: 8.25 X 5.5 inches

ISBN: 9781423490791


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