ISBN 9781472118745,A Brief Guide to The Sound of Music

A Brief Guide to The Sound of Music


Paul Simpson

Rs407 Rs599 32% OFF

Availability: Available

Usually ships in: 2-3 business days

(Free Delivery)

We Accept
ISBN 9781472118745
Check delivery information
ISBN 9781472118745

Constable & Robinson

Publication Year 2015

ISBN 9781472118745

ISBN-10 147211874X


Number of Pages 288 Pages
Language (English)


Everyone has heard the songs from The Sound of Music by Rodgers and Hammerstein. The stage show was a roaring success in New York and London, and the much-loved feature film, directed by Hollywood veteran Robert Wise, continues to be a staple of television schedules 50 years after its release in 1965.

In this fascinating and wide-ranging book, Paul Simpson explores the incredible story of the Von Trapp family and their escape from the Third Reich in all its incarnations, from real-life adventure, to book, to stage, to award-winning film to cultural phenomenon. He discusses the stage show, the many differences that were incorporated into the fictionalisation of the tale, and how that story was brought to the screen. He also looks at the numerous other ways in which the Von Trapp's story has been told, including the two West German movies from the 1950s and the extensive forty-part Japanese anime series from the 1990s, to explain why the story of the Von Trapp family has appealed to so many generations.

Praise for A Brief Guide to Stephen King:

'The best book about King and his work I have ever read' Books Monthly