On Sondheim

Author: Ethan Mordden
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199394814
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Giving each of Stephen Sondheim's musicals its own chapter, Ethan Mordden applies fresh insights and analysis to consider Sondheim's place in modern art, addressing the newcomer and the aficionado alike.

How Sondheim Found His Sound

Author: Steve Swayne
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 9780472032297
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With its focus on his work as composer, this book is surprising and welcome.” — Theodore S. Chapin, President and Executive Director, The Rodgers and Hammerstein Organization “ . . . an intriguing ‘ biography’ of the songwriter’ ...

Reading Stephen Sondheim

Author: Sandor Goodhart
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136525955
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This essay began as an inquiry into two themes that seem nearly ubiquitous in
Sondheim's work: 1. a domineering or repressive mother figure locked in a cycle
of dependence and rivalry with her (often grown) children (such as De- siree and
her mother, Madame Armfeldt, in A Little Night Music): and 2. the arrival of a
madness at climactic moments that is often rooted in that troubled mother-child
relationship.1 This madness often leads to its own resolution to it, and with that
resolution ...

Stephen Sondheim

Author: Meryle Secrest
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307946851
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A biography that is sure to become the standard work on Sondheim's life and art. From the Hardcover edition.

Sondheim S Broadway Musicals

Author: Stephen Banfield
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 9780472080830
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Sondheim wrote class papers on Ravel's piano concertos and Copland's Music
for the Theatre, did most to develop his stylistic connoisseurship, at the very least
by his presence and pedigree. Like his father, the Cuban Joaquin Nin, he was a
composer and a pianist, and had studied composition with Dukas in Paris and de
Falla in Granada and piano with Cortot and Vines, settling in the United States in
1938 and at Williams in 1940 (he left there at the same time as Sondheim, ...

Enchanted Evenings

Author: Geoffrey Block
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199888825
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This new second edition of Enchanted Evenings offers theater lovers an illuminating behind-the-scenes tour of some of America's best loved, most admired, and most enduring musicals.

South Pacific

Author: Jim Lovensheimer
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199779703
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On Sunday, January , , the composer, lyricist, and Hammerstein protégé Stephen
Sondheim and the former New York Times theater critic Frank Rich sat down to a
public conversation on the stage of Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall. Titled
Stephen Sondheim, A Life in the Theater: An Onstage Conversation with Frank
Rich, the evening promised to be a recollection of Sondheim's career in postwar
American musical theater, and much of the conversation was indeed ...

The Musical As Drama

Author: Scott McMillin
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400865409
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There are good books on the major Broadway composers and lyricists; of these,
two books on Sondheim, Stephen Banfield's Sondheim's Broadway Musicals (
1993) and Steve Swagne's How Sondheim Found His Sound (2005), strike me
as the clearest sign that serious work is now being done on a form of theatre that
was once passed off as trivial entertainment. Raymond Knapp's The American
Musical and the Formation of National Identity (2004) effectively places the
musical in a ...

Musicals By Stephen Sondheim

Author: Books, LLC
Publisher: Books LLC, Wiki Series
ISBN: 9781155464794
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The Oxford Handbook Of Sondheim Studies

Author: Robert Gordon
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0195391373
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This handbook examines the scope and ambition of Stephen Sondheim's musicals by drawing on the perspectives of musicological and dramaturgical scholars, literary and film critics, and musical theatre practitioners.