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Finishing the hat : collected lyrics (1954-1981) with attendant comments, principles, heresies, grudges, whines and anecdotes

Author: Stephen Sondheim
Publisher: New York : Knopf, 2011. ©2010
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Stephen Sondheim has won seven Tonys, an Academy Award, seven Grammys, a Pulitzer Prize and the Kennedy Center Honors. His lyrics have become synonymous with musical theater and popular culture, and here Sondheim has not only collected his lyrics for the first time, he is giving readers a rare personal look into his life as well as his remarkable productions. Along with the lyrics for all of his musicals from 1954  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Texts
Excerpts Librettos
Named Person: Stephen Sondheim; Stephen Sondheim; Stephen Sondheim
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Sondheim
ISBN: 0679439072 9780679439073
OCLC Number: 505417138
Notes: Includes indexes.
Description: xxvii, 445 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents: Cast of characters --
Preface --
Introduction --
Rhyme and its reasons --
Saturday night --
West side story --
Gypsy --
A funny thing happened on the way to the forum --
Anyone can whistle --
Do I hear a waltz? --
Company --
Follies --
A little night music --
The frogs --
Pacific overtures --
Sweeney Todd, the demon barber of Fleet Street --
Merrily we roll along --
Appendix: Original Broadway --
Productions.
Other Titles: Songs.
Responsibility: Stephen Sondheim.

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Stephen Sondheim has won seven Tonys, an Academy Award, seven Grammys, a Pulitzer Prize and the Kennedy Center Honors. His lyrics have become synonymous with musical theater and popular culture, and here Sondheim has not only collected his lyrics for the first time, he is giving readers a rare personal look into his life as well as his remarkable productions. Along with the lyrics for all of his musicals from 1954 to 1981--including West Side Story, Company, Follies, A Little Night Music and Sweeney Todd--Sondheim treats us to never-before-published songs cut or discarded from each show. He discusses his relationship with his mentor, Oscar Hammerstein II, and his collaborations with extraordinary talents from Leonard Bernstein to Angela Lansbury. The anecdotes--filled with pointed observations and intimate details--transport us back to a time when theater was a major pillar of American culture. Best of all, Sondheim offers unparalleled insights into songwriting.--From publisher description.

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