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Reading Stephen Sondheim : a collection of critical essays

Author: Sandor Goodhart
Publisher: New York : Garland Pub., 2000.
Series: Garland reference library of the humanities, v. 2065.; Garland reference library of the humanities., Studies in modern drama ;, v. 10.
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"Sondheim expert Sandor Goodhart and an invited group of world-renowned scholars and critics discuss and analyze Sondheim's major productions and themes using various critical methodologies - deconstruction, Marxism, formalism, psychoanalysis, historicism, and other postmodernist perspectives.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Stephen Sondheim; Stephen Sondheim; Stephen Sondheim
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sandor Goodhart
ISBN: 081532832X 9780815328322
OCLC Number: 39890501
Description: xxii, 280 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction : Reading Sondheim : the end of ever after / Sandor Goodhart --
The sung and the said : literary value in the musical dramas of Stephen Sondheim / Thomas P. Adler --
Maternity, madness and art in the theater of Stephen Sondheim / Allen W. Menton --
"Every day a little death" : Sondheim's un-musicaling of marriage / Kay Young --
The funeral of Follies : Stephen Sondheim and the razing of American musical theater / Ann Marie McEntee --
Difference and sameness : Tarchetti's Fosca, Scola's Passione d'amore, and Sondheim's Passion / Shoshana Milgram Knapp --
"It takes two" : a duet on duets in Follies and Sweeney Todd / Paul M. Puccio and Scott F. Stoddart --
Enchantment on the manicured lawns : the Shakespearean "green world" in A little night music / Paul M. Puccio --
Arresting development : law, love, and the name-of-the-father in Sweeney Todd / Joseph Marchesani --
Visions and re-visions : the postmodern challenge of Merrily we roll along / S.F. Stoddart --
A cathedral to art / Frank Olley --
"Happily ... ever ..." NEVER : the antithetical romance of Into the woods / S.F. Stoddart --
"The mother's part" : love, letters, and reading in Sondheim's Passion / Sandor Goodhart.
Series Title: Garland reference library of the humanities, v. 2065.; Garland reference library of the humanities., Studies in modern drama ;, v. 10.
Responsibility: edited and with an introduction by Sandor Goodhart.
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Stephen Sondheim is arguably one of the most important writers for the American musical stage today, yet he has rarely been treated seriously within the academy. This book attempts to remedy that  Read more...

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"The authors do employ an impressive array of methodologies to analyze and interpret Sondheim's oeuvre."<br>-Judith Sebesta, University of Arizona <br>

 
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