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Art isn't easy : the achievement of Stephen Sondheim

Author: Joanne Lesley Gordon
Publisher: Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, ©1990.
Edition/Format:   Book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Tracing Sondheim's career from his initial success as lyricist for West side Story and Gypsy to the opening of Into the Woods, [the author] demonstrates that the value of Sondheim's work obviously lies in its seriousness of theme coupled with its disturbing content."--Front flap.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gordon, Joanne Lesley, 1947-
Art isn't easy.
Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, ©1990
(OCoLC)605925584
Named Person: Stephen Sondheim; Stephen Sondheim; Stephen Sondheim
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joanne Lesley Gordon
OCLC Number: 17649501
Notes: Cover title: Stephen Sondheim.
Description: ix, 343 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The musical comes of age --
Something familiar?: A funny thing happened on the way to the forum and Anyone can whistle --
No one is alone?: Company --
Through the unknown, remembered gate": Follies --
"We are such stuff as dreams are made on": A little night music --
Is beauty truth, truth beauty?: Pacific overtures --
Grander than Guignol: Sweeney Todd --
A bumpy ride: Merrily we roll along --
The musical stops singing and finds its voice: Sunday in the park with George --
Sondheim isn't Grim: Into the woods.
Other Titles: Stephen Sondheim
Responsibility: Joanne Gordon.

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"Tracing Sondheim's career from his initial success as lyricist for West side Story and Gypsy to the opening of Into the Woods, [the author] demonstrates that the value of Sondheim's work obviously lies in its seriousness of theme coupled with its disturbing content."--Front flap.

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