Talk:South Pacific (musical)

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 Definition A 1949 musical with music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, and book by Hammerstein and Joshua Logan, inspired by James A. Michener's 1948 Tales of the South Pacific, a collection of stories. [d] [e]
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This is essentially the first couple of paragraphs from the Wikipedia article, along with some other info, ALL of which I originally wrote for Wikipedia. The CZ version, therefore, is all my own words. Hayford Peirce 16:11, 5 September 2007 (CDT)

Seeing as how you are a much better wordsmith than I, I think somehow rewording the first paragraph/sentence to link to the Rodgers and Hammerstein article would be good. Perhaps not even mention them as individuals? Just a thought. --Todd Coles 16:24, 5 September 2007 (CDT)
I dunno about the wordsmithing, hehe, but I am gonna do your suggestion in a few minutes -- I had already been mulling it over. Hayford Peirce 16:32, 5 September 2007 (CDT)

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NYC Opera, 1987

I dunno that one. Hayford Peirce 01:45, 26 March 2011 (UTC)

Film versions; 1958?

Yes, I think so. Hayford Peirce 01:45, 26 March 2011 (UTC)

television one with Glenn Close.

Filmed in Aussie land, I believe. They cut out Happy Talk, but overall pretty good, the staging of "Nuttin' like a Sheila" was terrific! Hayford Peirce 01:45, 26 March 2011 (UTC)

2005 staged reading (er..'singing') lovely performance Aleta Curry 23:44, 25 March 2011 (UTC)

The one with Reba McIntyre? Yes, that was really very well done! I had, I think, the complete score and orchestration of the Broadway version, but not, I think, the Phil. PA, song....

'How far away?' - Hayford?

Is the song you mention in the last paragraph (my girl back home) the same one that has a lyric 'how far away, Pennsylvania, PA/Little Rock ARK?' I'm thinking it is. Since I've got that snippet in my brain, it has to be in a version I've seen; I'm thinking the movie. Aleta Curry 23:47, 25 March 2011 (UTC)

Yes, it was in the movie, and it's on some recordings. I've always thought that it was a terribly insipid song, one that was rightly cut. But, of course, not everyone agrees with me -- I read a comment by someone, maybe a blogger, a couple of months ago who said that he/she *loved* the song. Bizarre, bizarre.... Hayford Peirce 00:42, 26 March 2011 (UTC)