Stephen Sondheim

a casebook
  • 259 Pages
  • 2.39 MB
  • English

Garland , New York
Sondheim, Stephen -- Criticism and interpreta
Statementedited by Joanne Gordon.
SeriesGarland reference library of the humanities -- v. 1916. -- Casebooks on modern dramatists -- v. 23, Garland reference library of the humanities -- vol. 1916., Garland reference library of the humanities -- vol. 23.
ContributionsGordon, Joanne Lesley, 1947-
LC ClassificationsML410.S6872 S74 2000
The Physical Object
Paginationvi, 259 p. ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22377324M
ISBN 100815335865, 081532054X
LC Control Number97025563

Stephen Sondheim has written award-winning music and lyrics for theater, film and television. He is also the coauthor of the film The Last of Sheila and the play Getting Away with Murder.

Sondheim is on the council of the Dramatists Guild of America, having served as its president from to He lives in New York City. One of the best things about Meryl Secrest's biography of Stephen Sondheim is that you finish it with a strong sense of knowing its subject fairly intimately--a tough thing with someone as enigmatic as Stephen Sondheim, who has been famous for his reticence and by: 8.

Stephen Sondheim has books on Goodreads with ratings. Stephen Sondheim’s most popular book is Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. Meryle Secrest has written a definitive biography of Stephen Sondheim, tracing his life through the late s. It contains a treasure trove of anecdotes from Sondheim himself as well as those closest to him, both professionally and personally.

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He is also the coauthor of the film The Last of Sheila and the play Getting Away with Murder. Sondheim is on the council of the Dramatists Guild of America, having served as its president from to /5(). About Sondheim: Lyrics.

A beautiful Pocket Poets hardcover selection of the most memorable and beloved lyrics of Stephen Sondheim. Legendary composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim made his Broadway debut with West Side Story in at the age of remarkable and wide-ranging career has spanned more than six decades since then, and he.

American lyricist and composer Stephen Sondheim has written musicals based on Stephen Sondheim book as varied as fairy tales, a painting by Georges Seurat, ancient Roman comedy and an Ingmar Bergman film. Into the Woods by James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim is an amazing, artistic, and ambitious book, which tells the story of a baker and his wife who get cursed by a witch, in which they try to relieve the curse by retrieving certain things that the witch told them/5.

Buy Stephen Sondheim: A Life New edition by Secrest, Meryle (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(17).

Into the Woods is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine. The musical intertwines the plots of several Brothers Grimm and Charles Perrault fairy tales, exploring the consequences of the characters' wishes and quests. The main characters are taken from " Little Red Riding Hood ", " Jack and the Beanstalk Basis: The Uses of Enchantment, by Bruno Bettelheim.

Stephen Joshua Sondheim is an American musical and film composer and lyricist, winner of an Academy Award, multiple Tony Awards (seven, more than any other composer), multiple Grammy Awards, and a Pulitzer Prize/5.

Saturday Night (). Music and Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim Book: Julius and Philip Epstein Although Saturday Night was written init wasn’t produced until It’s one of the lesser known musicals by Sondheim, and it. Stephen Sondheim, in full Stephen Joshua Sondheim, (born MaNew York City, New York, U.S.), American composer and lyricist whose brilliance in matching words and music in dramatic situations broke new ground for Broadway musical theatre.

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Precocious as a child, Sondheim showed an early musical aptitude among other wide-ranging. The title of Stephen Sondheim’s new book (the first of two volumes), “Finishing the Hat,” comes from a song in his Pulitzer Prize-winning musical, “Sunday in.

Company is a musical comedy with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by George original production was nominated for a record-setting fourteen Tony Awards and won six.

Originally titled Threes, its plot revolves around Robert (a single man unable to commit fully to a steady relationship, let alone marriage), the five married couples who are his Cited by: 3. Praise “Finishing the Hat is a show stopper.

If you love Stephen Sondheim, hate him, or never even heard of him, you’ll still have a great ride—so take it. This book is filled with humor, controversy, stories about talented and glamorous people and, above all, life. Art Isn't Easy: The Achievement of Stephen Sondheim Joanne Gordon.

This book takes us musical-by-musical through some of the most famous and artistically valuable of Sondheim's musicals (the latest entry being Assassins).Each chapter looks at the musical with a critical eye (or listens with a critical ear, as the case may be) and responds to criticism about the musical.

A Little Night Music is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Hugh ed by the Ingmar Bergman film Smiles of a Summer Night, it involves the romantic lives of several title is a literal English translation of the German name for Mozart's Serenade No.

13 for strings in G major, Eine kleine Nachtmusik. Basis: Smiles of a Summer Night, by Ingmar Bergman. STEPHEN SONDHEIM has written award-winning music and lyrics for theater, film, and television.

He is the author of Finishing the Hat: Collected Lyrics () with Attendant Comments, Principles, Heresies, Grudges, Whines and Anecdotes and Look, I Made a Hat: Collected Lyrics () with Attendant Comments, Amplifications, Dogmas, Brand: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group.

By MERYLE SECREST Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. Read the Review. An Institutionalized Child The San Remo apartment building on Central Park West, to which Stephen Joshua Sondheim was taken in when he was six months old, has been a landmark in New York City almost since the day it first opened that same year.

Sweeney Todd is perhaps the most atmospheric musical ever written and to this day remains the masterwork of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler. It is a brilliant show.

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It is a brilliant show. Based on a play by Christopher Bond, this retelling of the story of the Demon Barber of Fleet Street first appeared in and boasts a "The more he /5.

by Stephen Sondheim & Stephen Bogardus on Musicality of Sondheim. Being Alive (From Company) by Stephen Sondheim & Stephen Bogardus on Musicality of Sondheim. Listen Now $0 Audible Listen to Books & Original Audio Performances: Book Depository Books With Free Delivery Worldwide: Box Office Mojo Find Movie Box Office Data.

Stephen Sondheim was born in New York City on Ma His parents, Herbert and Janet Sondheim, were prominent in the Manhattan fashion industry as dressmakers and enjoyed a well-to-do lifestyle there.

Despite his entrepreneurial activities, Sondheim's father still had time to engage in his favorite pastime: playing the piano. The words "intellectual" and "Broadway musical" were seldom mentioned in the same breath until the era of Stephen Sondheim, the dominant artistic force.

Stephen Sondheim is an American composer and lyricist known for his work in musical theater. One of the most important figures in 20th-century musical theater, Sondheim has been praised as having reinvented the American musical with shows that tackle unexpected themes that range far beyond the genre's traditional subjects with music and lyrics of unprecedented complexity.

Author of All Sondheim, Volume 4, Follies, a musical, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Vocal Selections), All Sondheim, Volume 2 (Essential Box Sets), A Little Night Music, Follies, Into The Woods Vocal Selections, Sondheim for Two Piano Duet PlayAlong Hal Leonard.

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Both a remarkable glimpse into the brilliant mind of a living legend, and a continuation of the acclaimed and best-selling Finishing the Hat (named one of the New York Times 10 Best Books of ), Stephen Sondheim returns with the second volume of his collected lyrics, Look, I Made a Hat.

Picking up where he left off in Finishing the Hat, Sondheim. Author of The Wiz, Sunday in the Park with George, Sweeney Todd (Complete), Passion (Vocal Selections), Sweeney Todd - Vocal Selections, All Sondheim, Volume 1, Follies - The Complete Collection, Sondheim.

Finishing the Hat (which takes its title from a song from Sunday in the Park with George) does what no book before it has: It collects the lyrics for all Sondheim productions from to Thus, it contains all his songs for West Side Story, Company, Follies, A Little Night Music, and Sweeney Todd/5(16).

“Fascinating Secrest’s book on Sondheim is so fascinating that anyone can enjoy it.” —Minneapolis Star Tribune “A must-read for anyone interested in the musical theater In Stephen Sondheim: A Life, Meryle Secrest sheds some light on the complex sensibility that grew out of a golden yet emotionally ragged childhood Brand: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group.Stephen Sondheim: Yes, I was in the studio for each of these shows being recorded; I’ve done that for all of my shows.

It’s not about insisting; it’s part of the job. If you’re going to sign your name to something, you. want to be sure that it’s as good as it can be. But, no, I don’t enjoy it, the studio Size: 46KB.