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Publisher Comments:

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. Tracing Sondheim's career from his initial success as lyricist for "West Side Story" and "Gypsy" to his most recent work - "Into the Woods" and "Assassins" - Joanne Gordon emphasizes not only the disturbing content of Sondheim's work, but his innovative use of form. In shows such as "A Little Night Music", "Sweeney Todd", and "Sunday in the Park with George", Sondheim's music and lyrics are inextricably woven into the fabric of the entire work.

Book News Annotation:

A reprint of the Southern Illinois University Press edition of 1990, with the addition of a new chapter.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Gordon explicates the works of Sondheim to repudiate the common perception of musical theater as mere escapist entertainment, showing how Sondheim tackles real, complex subjects, without fear of introducing pain, trauma, and difficult ideas onto the Broadway stage.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 349-354) and index.

About the Author

Joanne Gordon is Head of the Directing Program at California State University. Art Isn't Easy, writeen with the full cooperation of Sondheim himself, is her first book.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780306804687
Author:
Gordon, Joanne
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Theater - General
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Theater - History & Criticism
Subject:
Musicals
Subject:
Musicals -- United States -- History and criticism.
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Musicals
Subject:
Musicals -- United States.
Subject:
Sondheim, Stephen
Subject:
Music-Popular Songbooks
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Quality Paperbacks Series
Series Volume:
500-173.
Publication Date:
19920431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
376
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 16.7 oz

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