Into the Woods

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Crown Publishers, 1988 - Fairy tales - 91 pages
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A book made "after the fact" from the greatly popular 1987 Broadway musical of the same name, which weaves characters from several classic fairy tales into a parable about the joys and sorrows of adulthood.

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User Review  - Hagelstein - LibraryThing

Into the Woods is an intelligent and downright funny bit of musical theatre. It brings characters from classic fairy-tales (Cinderella, Jack (and the Beanstalk), Little Red Riding Hood, and others ... Read full review

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User Review  - ShortyBond - LibraryThing

Fun play that you just have to love! Great modern day twist on the classic fairy tales. Hilarious, and heart warming. Read full review


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About the author (1988)

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." He has won him three Tony Awards, a Grammy Award, the New York Drama Critics Circle Best Musical Award, and the Pulitzer Prize.

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