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re: About the Book

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Scaramouche 01:08 pm MST 02/23/17
In reply to: re: About the Book - Jacqueline 12:27 pm MST 02/23/17

Be cool if Jim would allow (at some point in the future), a downloadable script, either at the musical site or here.

Would love to read, to get another perspective on the show.



> You're right! Very little has been said about the book
> and it is amazing! Without being overly wordy, it really
> communicates the Steinman spirit of being!!
>
> > I haven’t posted my reflections on the musical because
> > everyone’s said it already: it’s cataclysmically damaging
> > theatre of the (exploding) heart, which I was happy to be
> > splattered with the residue of, both literally and
> > metaphorically. However, I do have one feeling that a few
> > voices on here haven’t shared in a couple of posts I’ve
> > read, and that concerns the book.
> >
> > To me, the book was probably the absolute highlight of the
> > first preview. I was floored by it – it’s mostly new
> > material. Not the raw ‘Body’, nor the soulful ‘Two Out of
> > Three’, nor the (*spoiler*) table-cum-car, nor anything
> > else impressed me more than the book: the burning stars,
> > the inability to dream, the old-fashioned gags (“pinch of
> > salt”), the idea of only being beautiful in the dark – not
> > to mention the (*more spoilers*) final line about always
> > being young/beautiful, which is the highlight of the
> > entire show for me (the way it busts into the opening
> > notes of ‘Anything for Love’) – all of it blew me away,
> > but so did the sets and everything else, don’t get me
> > wrong.
> >
> > I could’ve listened to ten more songs, believe me, but the
> > way ‘Dead Ringer’ seemed slightly shoe-horned in made me
> > yearn for more dialogue. I realise that the punters
> > probably want the songs (especially a hit like that), but
> > “kidz in Wisconsin” have their needs, too, and I just
> > thought I’d give my two cents about the magic of the book,
> > which hasn’t been criticised, but neither has it been
> > truly lauded yet, I don’t think.


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