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

Fascinating. From this book we learn that the typical assassin is a male who expected the "good life", as he defined it, but doesn't have it and feels powerless to get it. To kill a president--at a ... Read full review

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Perhaps my favorite musical, and if you love it, it's fun to read the libretto. 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.