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Rodgers and Hammerstein



Rodgers and Hammerstein: South Pacific

The late 1940s saw the presentation of two classic Rodgers and Hammerstein
musicals. South Pacific dealt explicitly with the issue of race relations, set on
an exotic island during World War II. Ezio Pinza, an opera basso, made a
crossover to the Broadway stage rare for an opera performer. Notable songs
included Some Enchanted Evening, I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Out of
My Hair, and Younger than Springtime.


Rodgers, Richard. South Pacific; a musical play, music by Richard Rodgers;
lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein, 2nd; book by Oscar Hammerstein, 2nd, and
Joshua Logan; adapted from James A. Michener's Pulitzer prize-winning
Tales of the South Pacific.
New York, Random House [1949]
Harris Collection of American Poetry and Plays

Rodgers, Richard. Bali Ha'i. Words by Oscar Hammerstein 2nd.
Cover illustration: BJH (Ben and Georgianna Harris)
New York: Williamson Music, Inc., 1949.
Sheet Music Collection



Rodgers and Hammerstein: Carousel.

Carousel, like Oklahoma! conceived as a piece of Americana (though based on a
Hungarian source) also relied heavily on dance for the play's development. Notable
songs included June is Busting Out All Over, The Carousel Waltz, You'll Never Walk
Alone, and Soliloquy.


Rodgers, Richard Carousel. Carousel; a musical play by Richard Rodgers and Oscar
Hammerstein II, based on Ferenc Molnár's Liliom (as adapted by Benjamin Glazer)
Book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II.
New York, A. A. Knopf, 1946.
Harris Collection of American Poetry and Plays

Rodgers, Richard. If I Loved You. Words by Oscar Hammerstein 2nd.
Cover illustration: BJH (Ben and Georgianna Harris)
New York: Williamson Music., Inc. 1945.
Sheet Music Collection
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