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Drama high : the incredible true story of a brilliant teacher, a struggling town, and the magic of theater, Michael Sokolove

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Drama high : the incredible true story of a brilliant teacher, a struggling town, and the magic of theater
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Drama high
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the incredible true story of a brilliant teacher, a struggling town, and the magic of theater
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Michael Sokolove
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eng
Summary
  • Explores the life, career, and influence of Levittown, Pa., high school teacher and theater director Lou Volpe, focusing on his last school years and following a group of student actors as they work through dramas, both on stage and off
  • "Why would the multimillionaire producer of Cats, Phantom of the Opera, and Miss Saigon take his limo from Manhattan to the struggling former steel town of Levittown, Pennsylvania, to see a high school production of Les Miserables? To see the show performed by the astoundingly successful theater company at Harry S. Truman High School, run by its legendary director, Lou Volpe. Broadway turns to Truman High when trying out controversial shows like Rent and Spring Awakening before they move on to high school theater programs across the nation. Volpe's students from this blue-collar town go on to become Emmy-winning producers, entertainment executives, newscasters, and community-theater founders. Michael Sokolove, a Levittown native and former student of Volpe's, chronicles the drama director's last school years and follows a group of student actors as they work through riveting dramas both on and off the stage. This is a story of an economically depressed but proud town finding hope in a gifted teacher and the magic of theater." -- Publisher's website
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 370
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
LA2317.V65
LC item number
S65 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Drama high : the incredible true story of a brilliant teacher, a struggling town, and the magic of theater, Michael Sokolove
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Drama high : the incredible true story of a brilliant teacher, a struggling town, and the magic of theater, Michael Sokolove
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nc
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text
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rdacontent
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24 cm
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Extent
338 pages
Isbn
9781594488221
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013019393
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
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illustrations
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(OCoLC)852399924

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