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The Ballad of John LatoucheAn American Lyricist's Life and Work$
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Howard Pollack

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780190458294

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2017

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190458294.001.0001

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The Golden Apple

The Golden Apple

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(p.303) 18 The Golden Apple
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The Ballad of John Latouche
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Howard Pollack

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190458294.003.0018

One of Latouche’s masterpieces, the opera The Golden Apple, with composer Jerome Moross, reimagines the Judgment of Paris story and the Homeric epics through the prism of early-twentieth-century America. Hanya Holm directed, and William and Jean Eckart did the memorable designs. First premiering at the Phoenix Theatre off-Broadway, it moved to Broadway for a short run there. Although more a critical than a popular sucess—it won the Donaldson Award, the Page One Award, and the New York Critics’ Circle Award for the season’s best musical—it remains a favorite among connoisseurs of American musical theater.

Keywords:   The Golden Apple, Homer, Odyssey, Iliad, Jerome Moross, Hanya Holm, William Eckart, Jean Eckart, Phoenix Theatre

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