Assassins

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Theatre Communications Group, 2003 - Drama - 107 pages
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User Review  - Joshua - Goodreads

Wonderful music and creative conceit. A little dramatically inert and episodic, but still an entertaining and unsettling look at and celebration of a group of American outsiders. Read full review

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User Review  - Sanne - Goodreads

This libretto proves how essential actual performance is to evaluate drama. The fact that this is just text, no music, no acting, makes it hard for me to rate it. Only with help of the CD I can say ... Read full review

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About the author (2003)

Stephen Sondheim was born in New York and studied music at Williams College, where he wrote the lyrics and music for two college shows. Sondheim also studied at Princeton University with Milton Babbit. He received recognition for writing lyrics for Leonard Bernstein's West Side Story (1957) and success as a lyricist-composer with A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1962). However, his next musical, Anyone Can Whistle (1964), was unsuccessful. The production of Company (1970) again established Sondheim as a major composer and lyricist on Broadway. Sondheim's other productions include Follies (1971); A Little Night Music (1973), wherein its leading song, "Send in the Clowns," was awarded a Grammy in 1976; and Sunday in the Park with George (1983), a musical inspired by George Seurat's famous painting "A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte." His music and plays have won him three Tony Awards, a Grammy Award, the New York Drama Critics Circle Best Musical Award, and the Pulitzer Prize.