Stephen Sondheim: A Casebook

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First Published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780815335863
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 11/1/1999
  • Series: Casebooks on Modern Dramatists Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 270
  • Sales rank: 1,273,360
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.57 (d)

Table of Contents

General Editor's Note
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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