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Rent

by Jonathan Larson

HarperCollins | May 21, 1997 | Hardcover

Rent is rated 5 out of 5 by 3.
In these pages, Rent offers what most theater books can't: a chance to step behind the curtain and feel the electricity of a stage phenomenon as it unfolds.

Rent has single-handedly reinvigorated Broadway and taken America by storm. Sweeping all major theater awards, including the 1996 Pulitzer Prize for drama, as well as four 1996 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Book, and Best Score for a Musical, Rent captures the heart and spirit of a generation, refleting it onstage through the emotion of its stirring words and music, and the energy of its young cast. Now, for the first time, Rent comes to life on the page -- through vivid color photographs, the full libretto, and an utterly compelling behind-the-scenes oral history of the show's creation. Here is the exclusive and absolutely complete companion to Rent, told in the voices of the extraordinary talent behind its success: the actors, the director, the producers, and the librettist and composer himself, Jonathan Larson, whose sudden death, on the eve of the first performance, has made Rent's life-affirming message all the more poignant.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 160 pages

Published: May 21, 1997

Publisher: HarperCollins

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0688154379

ISBN - 13: 9780688154370

Found in: American, American

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing. This book is the best thing I have ever seen. I don't own it, but I read some of my friends and it's all so sad. But it is still brilliant. I was excited to see the entire script for RENT in there. I will be buying the book.
Date published: 2007-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Celebration of Life There are no words to describe the important message that Rent delivers to the audience: "No Day but today!" Rent lays out life in the raw and allows people to really comprehend its true meaning. This book is a vivid take of the play in that it has everything from whole-page pictures to lyrics and director's notes. It displays the affection of the play into words, pictures and memories that can never be forgotten. Jonathan Larson, the amazing director, passed away soon after the debut of Rent and left behind his unforgettable appreciation for life. This book dictates the very roots of life and takes you on a journey that will always keep its memory alive. "Forget regret, or life is yours to miss!"
Date published: 2000-11-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from THIS BOOK ROCKS it has absolutely everything you could possible want to know about the show, including fabulous interviews with everybody involved in the show, from the director & cast to the people who influenced the creator (jonathan larson). believe me--i read the whole thing from cover to cover! it has some amazing photographs in it too, not to mention the complete libretto, which even the CD doesn't have...so if you're a fan of this musical, BUY IT! i'm surprised you haven't bought it already...:)
Date published: 1998-10-24

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Rent

Rent

by Jonathan Larson

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 160 pages

Published: May 21, 1997

Publisher: HarperCollins

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0688154379

ISBN - 13: 9780688154370

From the Publisher

In these pages, Rent offers what most theater books can't: a chance to step behind the curtain and feel the electricity of a stage phenomenon as it unfolds.

Rent has single-handedly reinvigorated Broadway and taken America by storm. Sweeping all major theater awards, including the 1996 Pulitzer Prize for drama, as well as four 1996 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Book, and Best Score for a Musical, Rent captures the heart and spirit of a generation, refleting it onstage through the emotion of its stirring words and music, and the energy of its young cast. Now, for the first time, Rent comes to life on the page -- through vivid color photographs, the full libretto, and an utterly compelling behind-the-scenes oral history of the show's creation. Here is the exclusive and absolutely complete companion to Rent, told in the voices of the extraordinary talent behind its success: the actors, the director, the producers, and the librettist and composer himself, Jonathan Larson, whose sudden death, on the eve of the first performance, has made Rent's life-affirming message all the more poignant.

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In these pages, Rent offers what most theater books can't: a chance to step behind the curtain and feel the electricity of a stage phenomenon as it unfolds. Rent captures the heart and spirit of a generation, reflecting it onstage through the emotion of its stirring words and music, and the energy of its young cast. Now, for the first time, Rent comes to life on the page - through vivid color photographs, the full libretto, and a behind-the-scenes oral history of the show's creation.

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"Rent is the breakthrough musical for the 90's." (Newsweek)

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YIn these pages, Rent offers what most theater books can't: a chance to step behind the curtain and feel the electricity of a stage phenomenon as it unfolds. Rent captures the heart and spirit of a generation, reflecting it onstage through the emotion of its stirring words and music, and the energy of its young cast. Now, for the first time, Rent comes to life on the page - through vivid color photographs, the full libretto, and a behind-the-scenes oral history of the show's creation

Editorial Reviews

"Rent is the breakthrough musical for the 90's." (Newsweek)