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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Stephen Sondheim's groundbreaking achievements in musical theater attain a new level of audacity and accomplishment in his latest creation, Assassins. Evoking a fraternity of Presidential assassins and would-be assassins across a hundred years of our history (including John Wilkes Booth, Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme, John Hinckley, and Lee Harvey Oswald), he and collaborator John Weidman examine success, failure, and the questionable drive for power and celebrity in American society. The result is an unusually imaginative and utterly idiosyncratic entertainment compounded equally of insight, pleasure, and provocation. Assassins is an important and permanent addition to the American stage.

Review:

"Nothing quite prepares you for the disturbing brilliance of Assassins." David Richards, The New York Times

Review:

"Dark, demented humor, as horrifying as it is hilarious." Michael Kuchwara, Associated Press

Review:

"Intelligent and thrilling musical theater. Dazzling in its originality." Ken Mandelbaum, Theaterweek

Synopsis:

Evoking a fraternity of political assassins and would-be assassins across a hundred years of our history, Sondheim and Weidman daringly examine success, failure and the questionable drive for power and celebrity in American society. "Dark, demented humor, as horrifying as it is hilarious."--Michael Kuchwara, Associated Press

About the Author

Stephen Sondheim wrote lyrics for Gypsy and West Side Story and music and lyrics for A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, A Little Night Music, Sundy in the Park With George, and Into the Woods, among many others. His honors include five Tony awards, seven Drama Desk awards, an Academy Award and the Pulitzer Prize.

John Weidman co-wrote the book for the recent Broadway revival of Anything Goes. A former editor of National Lampoon magazine and currently a writer for Public Television's Sesame Street, Mr. Weidman's first theatrical venture was another collaboration with Stephen Sondheim, Pacific Overtures.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781559360388
Author:
Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman
Publisher:
Theatre Communications Group
Photographer:
Sondheim, Stephen
Author:
Weidman, John
Author:
St
Author:
Sondheim, Stephen
Author:
ephen Sondheim
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
American
Subject:
Drama
Subject:
Presidents
Subject:
Theater - Stagecraft
Subject:
Musicals
Subject:
Presidents -- United States -- Assassination -- Drama.
Subject:
General Drama
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Musicals
Subject:
Musicals -- Librettos.
Subject:
Presidents - Assassination - United States
Subject:
Music-Popular Songbooks
Subject:
Broadway & Musical Revue
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
no. AGES 9068
Publication Date:
19930131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.4 x 0.3 in 6 oz

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Product details 160 pages Theatre Communications Group - English 9781559360388 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Nothing quite prepares you for the disturbing brilliance of Assassins."
"Review" by , "Dark, demented humor, as horrifying as it is hilarious."
"Review" by , "Intelligent and thrilling musical theater. Dazzling in its originality."
"Synopsis" by ,
Evoking a fraternity of political assassins and would-be assassins across a hundred years of our history, Sondheim and Weidman daringly examine success, failure and the questionable drive for power and celebrity in American society. "Dark, demented humor, as horrifying as it is hilarious."--Michael Kuchwara, Associated Press
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