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Bashville in Love - Full Length Musical, Comedy

Bashville in Love

Charles Marowitz, Bernard Shaw, Michael Valenti

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Full Length Musical, Comedy

7m, 2f

ISBN: 9780573626661

Adapted by Charles Marowitz
Music by Michael Valenti
Lyrics by Charles Marowitz
Based on The Admirable Bashville by George Bernard Shaw
"An amusing affair...[that] maintains the right comic attack for Bashville: stiff upper lip and light on its feet. And not leading with its chin so much as with its tongue in cheek." - The Dallas Morning News

"Supple lyrics and nimble stag…

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Description

Full Length Musical

Comedy

Chosen as the best new musical of the year by the Dallas Morning News, this camp adaptation of Shaw's burlesque masterpiece employs the sprightly style of a Gilbert and Sullivan operetta. The antics of the agile butler to derail the romance between his aristocratic mistress and a prizefighter unfold with wit and verbal dexterity while rendering Shaw's blank verse in dashing prose that is more natural to modern audiences.
"An amusing affair ... [that] maintains the right comic attack for Bashville: stiff upper lip and light on its feet. And not leading with its chin so much as with its tongue in cheek." -The Dallas Morning News

"Supple lyrics and nimble staging demonstrate the enduring appeal of Shaw.... Valenti's score ... has a multiple personality all its own." - The Forth Worth Star Telegram

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CASTING

7m, 2f

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SIZE OF ORCHESTRA

Piano Only

10 Piano/Conductor Scores
No Chorus Books Available
Song Samples

Prelude / The Cuckoo Song

Strange Encounter

Duty, Duty, Duty!

The Idle Rich

The Sport Report

A Bloody Pugilist

Love Duet

Bashville's Lament

Everybody Needs a Squeeze

Love That Doesn't Dare

Civilization

Behold the Champion

The Boxing Bout

A Gentleman at Last

Love's an Endless Battle

Mother Love

A Jolly Finale

Author(s)
Bernard  Shaw

Bernard Shaw

Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) was born in Dublin, the son of a civil servant. His education was irregular, due to his dislike of any organized training. After working in an estate agent's office for a while he moved to London as a young man (1876), where he established himself as a leading music and theatre critic in the eighties and nineties and became a prominent member of the Fabian Society, for ... view full profile

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