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Fosse: The Biography

Sam Wasson



Dance & Performing arts;
Biography: arts & entertainment


736 pages

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Don't dance for the audience. Dance for yourself.

The basis for a lavish new drama series from Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, Fosse is the definitive book on one of Broadway's and Hollywood's most complex and dynamic icons.

The only person ever to win Oscar, Emmy and Tony awards in the same year, Bob Fosse revolutionised almost every facet of American entertainment. A ground-breaking dancer, choreographer, and theatre and film director, his innumerable achievements include Cabaret, All That Jazz and Chicago, one of the longest-running Broadway musicals ever. Yet his offstage life was equally dramatic, marked by deep psychological wounds and insatiable appetites.

In this richly detailed and beautifully written biography, Sam Wasson draws on a wealth of unpublished material and over 300 interviews with Fosse's family, friends, enemies, lovers and collaborators, many of them speaking publicly about Fosse for the first time. Fosse is a book bursting with energy and style, pleasure and pain - much like the man himself.

By:   Sam Wasson
Imprint:   BBC BOOKS
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 126mm,  Spine: 37mm
Weight:   528g
ISBN:   9781785944499
ISBN 10:   1785944495
Pages:   736
Publication Date:   April 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Fantastic... Wasson is the perfect biographer for Fosse. * Guardian * Wasson is a smart and savvy reporter, and his book abounds with colourful firsthand tales. * New York Times * A smart, impeccably researched biography. * Vanity Fair * One of the sharpest showbiz chronicles in years. * Chicago Tribune *

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