Les Miserables: The Official Archives

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Les Miserables: The Official Archives

Les Miserables: The Official Archives

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Published: 14 March, 2013
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It is 150 years since Victor Hugo's novel Les Miserables was first published. However, for the last 25 or so, the poignant saga of Jean Valjean, a villain to some, but a saviour to others, set in France during the early years of the nineteenth century, has become one of the world's most popular musicals.

In Les Miserables: The Official Archives, the reader can find out how the musical came to life - the trials and tribulations of turning it from the initial concept into a thrilling musical extravaganza - and how the new film version starring Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe, and directed by the Oscar-winning Tom Hooper (The King's Speech) has emerged from the show that has been seen by over 55 million people worldwide. To bring this fascinating story to life, the book also contains at least 15 facsimiles that highlight key moments in the creation of Les Miserables, both on stage and on the screen.

Special Items Include:
* Original costume sketches.
* Annotated scripts.
* Original music scores and librettos.
* Film screenplay extracts and anniversary mementoes.

Benedict Nightingale is the former theatre critic of The Times newspaper and the author of numerous books on the theatre, including Great Moments in the Theatre. Martyn Palmer writes extensively on film and music for a number of British and international newspapers and magazines, including The Times and Empire magazine.

Type Book
ISBN 9781780972640
Number Of Pages 96
Publisher Welbeck Publishing Group
Format Hardback