Sunday in the Park with George

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Royal National Theatre, 1990 - Musicals - 110 pages
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Inspired by Georges Seurat's pointillist masterpiece, Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte, Sondheim and Lapine's musical celebrates the art of creation and the creation of art.

1985 Pulitzer Prize for Drama 

In the first half of the musical, set in 1884, the people - and the animals - in the painting come to life in a world where, for the artist Georges, art comes before love, before everything. In the second half, a century later, Seurat's great-grandson is wrestling with the same obsessions in present-day New York.

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Sunday in the park with George: a musical

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Sondheim's Pulitzer Prize-winning musical concerns the problems of artistic creativity as experienced by the French painter Georges Seurat and his fictional great-grandson, also an artist. Both men ... Read full review

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Interviews with Stephen Sondheim (obstructing and contradicting himself: well, does he like Weill or not?!) Background to his musical/theatre piece based on Georges Seurat. Mandy Patinkin, now of ... Read full review

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