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The Boys from Syracuse: The Shuberts' Theatrical Empire Paperback – 5 Sep 2000

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  • Paperback: 374 pages
  • Publisher: Cooper Square Publishers Inc.,U.S.; New Ed edition (5 Sept. 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0815411030
  • ISBN-13: 978-0815411031
  • Product Dimensions: 15.3 x 2.1 x 21 cm
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,488,839 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Elegantly written... Granted access to previously unpublished sources, Hirsch describes how, for the Shuberts, Broadway was Rome with a casting couch. The Nation Hirsch presents the fascinating Shubert story, drawing on interviews with family members and others who worked for the brothers. Show Music In The Boys from Syracuse: The Shuberts' Theatrical Empire, Foster Hirsch reveals an epic tale of business successes and shenanigans on an enormous scale. Making good use of original interview material, this vividly written chronicle... is an outstanding addition to the history of the American theater. Stage Directions A sweeping account of the Shubert family saga and the transformation of the twentieth-century theater. Publishers Weekly

About the Author

Foster Hirsch, a professor of film at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, is the author of Dark Side of the Screen, A Method to Their Madness, and Detours and Lost Highways, among many other books.

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