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Oklahoma!The Making of an American Musical$
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Tim Carter

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780300106190

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300106190.001.0001

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Creative Processes

Creative Processes

(p.79) Chapter 3 Creative Processes

Tim Carter

Yale University Press

This chapter examines the creative process behind the musical Oklahoma!. It discusses Richard and Oscar Hammerstein's account of the creation of the show and their fidelity to Lynn Riggs's play Green Grow the Lilacs. The chapter also provides information on the drafting of the text and lyrics and the composition of the music for Oklahoma!.

Keywords:   Oklahoma, Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II, creative process, Lynn Riggs, lyrics

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