"But He Doesn't Know the Territory" [*SIGNED*]

By: Willson, Meredith

Price: $400.00

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Book Condition: Fine in Near Fine dj


[beautiful copy, no discernible wear to book at all; jacket has a couple of tiny smudges on the spine, very light soiling to rear panel, a superior example of this wear-prone jacket]. SIGNED by both Meredith Willson and his wife Rini on the ffep. The last of the author's three memoirs, this one dealing entirely with the creation of his most beloved work, "The Music Man." It's more than just a behind-the-scenes-in-the-theatre story, though, as the author explains in the rear jacket blurb: "This is a love story, but because it's about a husband and wife -- Rini and me -- the book stores can't put it with the love stories. Certain people find the book amusing (sample comment from Cousin Phil: 'It's kind of humorous, what there is of it, and there's quite a lot of it too, such as it is'), but they can't put it with the humor books because there's some pretty good suspense in here [ etc.]." It's Willson's own story of "how together we lived through the events leading up to our watching our only child -- a Broadway musical comedy called The Music Man -- come out onto the New York stage in front of God and everybody, make its bow and speak its piece." Maybe the best memoir (certainly one of the funniest) ever written about the creation of a Broadway show -- one of the most popular and enduring Broadway shows, to boot, a gen-u-wine American classic. Signed by Author

Title: "But He Doesn't Know the Territory" [*SIGNED*]

Author: Willson, Meredith

Categories: Theatre and Plays,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New York, G.P. Putnam's Sons: (c.1959)

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine in Near Fine dj

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 18279

Keywords: Biography Iowa The Music Man Broadway Composers Musicals Autobiography