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Arlen and Harburg’s “Over the Rainbow”

In Arlen and Harburg’s “Over the Rainbow” (Oxford University Press, 2017) Walter Frisch traces the history of the song “Over the Rainbow” from its inception during the development of The Wizard of Oz‘s screenplay to its various reinterpretations over the course of the ensuing decades. Through analysis of the song’s music and lyrics, this Oxford Keynotes volume provides a close reading of the piece while examining the evolution of its meaning as it traversed widely varying cultural contexts. Featuring a companion website with audio and video supplements.

Stephen Nelson

Stephen Nelson. “Only a Paper Moon”: The Theatre of Billy Rose. Ann Arbor: UMI Research Press, 1985, 1987. This examination of the impresario’s stage career includes a discussion of some of the musical revues to which Yip contributed songs.