Stephen Sondheim: A Casebook

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Contents General Editor's Note, Kimball King; Introduction, Joanne Gordon; Chronology; Broadway Babies: Images of Women in the Musicals of Stephen Sondheim Laura Hanson; Comedy Tonight!: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Lois Kivesto; Company 25 Years Later John Olson; Nixon's America and Follies: Reappraising a Musical Theater Classic,James Fisher; The Last of Sheila: Sondheim as a Master Games-Player, Douglas Braverman; On Performing Sondheim (A Little Night Music Revisited), David Craig; "More ...
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Contents General Editor's Note, Kimball King; Introduction, Joanne Gordon; Chronology; Broadway Babies: Images of Women in the Musicals of Stephen Sondheim Laura Hanson; Comedy Tonight!: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Lois Kivesto; Company 25 Years Later John Olson; Nixon's America and Follies: Reappraising a Musical Theater Classic,James Fisher; The Last of Sheila: Sondheim as a Master Games-Player, Douglas Braverman; On Performing Sondheim (A Little Night Music Revisited), David Craig; "More Beautiful than True" or "Never Mind the Small Disaster": The Art of Illusion in Pacific Overtures, Leonard Fleischer; Psychology, Evil and Sweeney Todd or, "Don't I Know You,Mister?"Judith Schlesinger; Sondheim: The Idealist, Mari Cronin; "Let the Pupil Show the Master" Stephen Sondheim and Oscar Hammerstein II, Andrew Milner; Portrait of the Artist: Sunday in the Park with George and "Revolutionary" Musical Drama, Edward T. Bonahue, Jr.; Assassins and the Concept Musical, Scott Miller; Passion: Not Just Another Simple Love Story, Gary Konas; Revisiting Greece: the Sondheim Chorus, Barbara Means Fraser; Contributors; Index
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A collection of 14 original essays examine the contemporary US dramatist's plays in chronological order, highlighting how each evolved from his previous work. Among the topics are images of women in the musicals, Nixon's American and "Follies", Sondheim as master games player, on performing Sondhein, the art of illusion in "Pacific Overtures", and "Assassins" and the concept musical. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780815320548
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/28/1997
  • Series: Casebooks on Modern Dramatists Series
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 2.00 (d)

Table of Contents

General Editor's Note
Acknowledgments
Introduction 1
Chronology 9
Broadway Babies: Images of Women in the Musicals of Stephen Sondheim 13
Comedy Tonight! A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum 35
Company - 25 Years Later 47
Nixon's America and Follies: Reappraising a Musical Theater Classic 69
The Last of Sheila: Sondheim as Master Games-Player 85
On Performing Sondheim: A Little Night Music Revisited 93
"More Beautiful Than True" or "Never Mind a Small Disaster": The Art of Illusion in Pacific Overtures 107
Psychology, Evil, and Sweeney Todd or, "Don't I Know You, Mister?" 125
Sondheim: The Idealist 143
"Let the Pupil Show the Master": Stephen Sondheim and Oscar Hammerstein II 153
Portraits of the Artist: Sunday in the Park with George as "Postmodern" Drama 171
Assassins and the Concept Musical 187
Passion: Not Just Another Simple Love Story 205
Revisiting Greece: The Sondheim Chorus 223
Contributors 251
Index 255
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