The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical
Book & Lyrics by Gerome Ragni and James Rado

1969 *** 208 pages

Hair is an instance where the film adaptation is vastly superior to the stage play. I saw a live stage production of Hair a few years ago, and although I enjoyed it, I felt the film was vastly superior. This 1969 publication of the 1966 draft of the stage play script is a mess of a script. It's incoherent, all over the place, and it seems to go nowhere. There are so many things that were modified and fine tuned over the years to make the show better. This print version is really only worth reading if you're a long time fan of the work, like I am.