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Jewish lives (New Haven, Conn.)
Jerome Robbins (1918-1998) was born Jerome Wilson Rabinowitz and grew up in Weehawken, New Jersey, where his Russian-Jewish immigrant parents owned the Comfort Corset Company. Robbins, who was drawn to dance at a young age, resisted the idea of joining the family business. In 1936 he began working with Gluck Sandor, who ran a dance group and convinced him to change his name to Jerome Robbins. He went on to become a choreographer and director who worked in ballet, on Broadway, and in film. His stage productions include West Side Story, Peter Pan, and Fiddler on the Roof. In this deft biography, Wendy Lesser presents Jerome Robbins's life through his major dances, providing a sympathetic, detailed portrait of her subject.
Cover; Half Title; Title; Copyright; CONTENTS; Overture, ; Fancy Free, ; Age of Anxiety, ; The King and I, ; The Cage, ; Afternoon of a Faun, ; West Side Story, ; Fiddler on the Roof, ; Dances at a Gathering, ; The Goldberg Variations, ; In Memory Of ..., ; Coda, ; Notes, ; Acknowledgments, ; Index, ; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z
Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-190) and index.
Print version record.
Print version: Lesser, Wendy. Jerome Robbins. New Haven : Yale University Press,  0300197594 (OCoLC)1024159606
9780300240429 (electronic bk.)
0300240422 (electronic bk.)
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