The Resource Houdini : a musical, by Muriel Rukeyser

Houdini : a musical, by Muriel Rukeyser

Label
Houdini : a musical
Title
Houdini
Title remainder
a musical
Statement of responsibility
by Muriel Rukeyser
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "This previously unpublished verse-drama presents the life of world-renowned escape artist and illusionist, Harry Houdini. Part biography, part fantasy, the musical leads us from Houdini's childhood in Appleton, Wisconsin (picking up pins with his eyelids) to his acts under water and his travels abroad. With pathos and playfulness, song and dance, Muriel Rukeyser introduces us to Houdini's wife Bess and his mother Cecilia, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and the poet's own Marco Bone
  • The musical presents Houdini's congressional testimony against spiritual mediums, and shows his great feats of escape, his complex relationships with his mother and his wife, and his ironic, untimely death on Halloween 1926."
  • "Throughout this remarkable work, Rukeyser challenges the locks and constraints that imprison us all. She invites us to overcome whatever fears entrap us and - through the life of Harry Houdini - she shows us what it means to claim the freedom that is our birth right."--Jacket
Member of
Additional physical form
Also issued online.
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Spangler, David
Dewey number
812/.52
Index
no index present
LC call number
ML50
LC item number
.S736 2002
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1913-1980
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Rukeyser, Muriel
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Houdini, Harry
  • Musicals
  • Escape artists
  • Magicians
Label
Houdini : a musical, by Muriel Rukeyser
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Libretto
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm49698865
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
ix, 150 pages
Isbn
9781930464049
Lccn
2002070378
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)49698865
Label
Houdini : a musical, by Muriel Rukeyser
Publication
Note
Libretto
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm49698865
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
ix, 150 pages
Isbn
9781930464049
Lccn
2002070378
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)49698865

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