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by Amanda Vaill

Author: Amanda Vaill
Subcategory: Performing Arts
Language: English
Publisher: Broadway Books (May 6, 2008)
Pages: 720 pages
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Born Jerome Rabinowitz in New York City in 1918, Jerome Robbins repudiated his Jewish roots along . In the pages of this definitive biography, Amanda Vaill takes full measure of the complicated, contradictory genius who was Jerome Robbins.

Born Jerome Rabinowitz in New York City in 1918, Jerome Robbins repudiated his Jewish roots along with his name only to reclaim them with his triumphant staging of Fiddler on the Roof. A self-proclaimed homosexual, he had romances or relationships with both men and women, some famous-like Montgomery Clift and Natalie Wood-some less so. A resolutely unpolitical man, he was forced to testify before Congress at the height of anti-Communist hysteria.

For admirers of Jerome Robbins - or of Amanda Vaill, the author of a well-received biography of. .

For admirers of Jerome Robbins - or of Amanda Vaill, the author of a well-received biography of Gerald and Sara Murphy - the other shoe, or brick, has fallen. Two years after the dance critic Deborah Jowitt came forth with her widely admired, 619-page Jerome Robbins: His Life, His Theater, His Dance, Vaill has trumped her, at least in terms of quantity, with her Somewhere: The Life of Jerome Robbins. It weighs in at 675 pages. Both Vaill’s book and Jowitt’s are fresh, in that they rely not just on the Robbins archives and already-published biographies of others but also on the still-vivid memories of many of the same people who worked with Robbins.

Chronicles the life of choreographer and Broadway legend Jerome Robbins, discussing his Jewish roots, childhood, personal life, career achievements, lifestyle, and other related .

Chronicles the life of choreographer and Broadway legend Jerome Robbins, discussing his Jewish roots, childhood, personal life, career achievements, lifestyle, and other related topics. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Uploaded by AltheaB on December 6, 2010.

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Jerome Robbins was legendary aong those who enjoyed Broadway musical theater. His best known acheivement was probably "West Side Story". In any event, I figured a bit of time spent learning about Robbins' life would be interesting. Well, yes it was - and it was also a bit of a slog. Amanda Vail has produced a hagiography of Robbins. Broadway Equals Robbins. com User, March 14, 2007.

The Life of Jerome Robbins. Jerome Robbins is the great subject of American theatrical adictory, self-hating, arrogant and terrified and gifted almost beyond compare-and Amanda Vaill has done him justice. Category: Arts & Entertainment Biographies & Memoirs Performing Arts. I can’t think of a better full-length portrait of an American choreographer or director, and I can’t imagine a better book about Robbins ever being written. Terry Teachout, drama critic, The Wall Street Journal.

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Supremely accomplished and entertaining, it not only chronicles Robbins's phenomenalcareer and plumbs his complex private life but will place him squarely in the cultural ferment of his time and his native city.

Items related to Somewhere: The Life of Jerome Robbins. AMANDA VAILL is the author of Everybody Was So Young, the bestselling biography of Lost Generation icons Gerald and Sara Murphy, which was nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award

Items related to Somewhere: The Life of Jerome Robbins. Vaill, Amanda Somewhere: The Life of Jerome Robbins. ISBN 13: 9780767904209. Somewhere: The Life of Jerome Robbins. AMANDA VAILL is the author of Everybody Was So Young, the bestselling biography of Lost Generation icons Gerald and Sara Murphy, which was nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award.

From the author of the acclaimed Everybody Was So Young, the definitive and major biography of the great choreographer and Broadway legend Jerome RobbinsTo some, Jerome Robbins was a demanding perfectionist, a driven taskmaster, a theatrical visionary; to others, he was a loyal friend, a supportive mentor, a generous and entertaining companion and colleague. Born Jerome Rabinowitz in New York City in 1918, Jerome Robbins repudiated his Jewish roots along with his name only to reclaim them with his triumphant staging of Fiddler on the Roof. A self-proclaimed homosexual, he had romances or relationships with both men and women, some famous—like Montgomery Clift and Natalie Wood—some less so. A resolutely unpolitical man, he was forced to testify before Congress at the height of anti-Communist hysteria. A consummate entertainer, he could be paralyzed by shyness; nearly infallible professionally, he was conflicted, vulnerable, and torn by self-doubt. Guarded and adamantly private, he was an inveterate and painfully honest journal writer who confided his innermost thoughts and aspirations to a remarkable series of diaries and memoirs. With ballets like Dances at a Gathering, Afternoon of a Faun, and The Concert, he humanized neoclassical dance; with musicals like On the Town, Gypsy, and West Side Story, he changed the face of theater in America. In the pages of this definitive biography, Amanda Vaill takes full measure of the complicated, contradictory genius who was Jerome Robbins. She re-creates his childhood as the only son of Russian Jewish immigrants; his apprenticeship as a dancer and Broadway chorus gypsy; his explosion into prominence at the age of twenty-five with the ballet Fancy Free and its Broadway incarnation, On the Town; and his years of creative dominance in both theater and dance. She brings to life his colleagues and friends—from Leonard Bernstein and George Balanchine to Robert Wilson and Robert Graves—and his loves and lovers. And she tells the full story behind some of Robbins’s most difficult episodes, such as his testimony before the House Un-American Activities Committee and his firing from the film version of West Side Story.Drawing on thousands of pages of documents from Robbins’s personal and professional papers, to which she was granted unfettered access, as well as on other archives and hundreds of interviews, Somewhere is a riveting narrative of a life lived onstage, offstage, and backstage. It is also an accomplished work of criticism and social history that chronicles one man’s phenomenal career and places it squarely in the cultural ferment of a time when New York City was truly “a helluva town.”