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  • Cat Number: 306804689
  • Barcode: 9780306804687

The musical theatre of Stephen Sondheim probes deeply into the most disturbing issues of contemporary life. By challenging his audience with intricate music biting wit and profound themes he flouts the traditional wisdom of the musical theatre. This book looks at Sondheim's career from his initial success as lyricist for "West Side Story" and "Gypsy" to "Into the Woods" and "Assassins" . Paperback

Joanne Gordon emphasizes not only the disturbing content of Sondheim's work but his innovative use of form. In shows such as &quotA Little Night Music&quot &quotSweeney Todd&quot and &quotSunday in the Park with George&quot Sondheim's music and lyrics are inextricably woven into the fabric of the entire work.

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