Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Lorenz HartA Poet on Broadway$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Frederick Nolan

Print publication date: 1996

Print ISBN-13: 9780195102895

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195102895.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use (for details see www.oxfordscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 20 March 2019

Nobody's Hart

Nobody's Hart

(p.294) 36 Nobody's Hart
Lorenz Hart

Frederick Nolan

Oxford University Press

Under the title All's Fair, the show was scheduled to begin a month of rehearsals and everything about the show was looking good — except Lorenz Hart, who was on another binge. He disappeared again. Just a few days after this, Hart's doctor, Harold Hyman, went over to the Hart apartment with Richard Rodgers, where they found Hart lying in a semicoma on his bed. They got him across to Doctors' Hospital. Rodgers rented a room adjacent to Hart's and had them send up the piano and they work on the score. Most of the thirteen songs that comprised the original score included two gems: “Wait Till You See Her” and the affecting “Nobody's Heart.” There are lines in the latter song between which one might read unutterable sadness. It was as if Hart had realized at long, long last that even his love for Rodgers had died, and there was nothing left to live for.

Keywords:   All's Fair, Lorenz Hart, Harold Hyman, Richard Rodgers, Nobody's Heart

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .