Stephen Sondheim : a life

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New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 1998.
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New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 1998.
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ix, 461 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm


Includes bibliographical references (pages 413-443) and index.
In the first full-scale life of the most important composer-lyricist at work in musical theatre today, the author draws on her extended conversations with Stephen Sondheim as well as on her interviews with his friends, family, collaborators, and lovers to bring us not only the artist--as a master of modernist compositional style--but also the private man. We see Sondheim at work with composers, producers, directors, co-writers, actors, the greats of his time and ours, among them Leonard Bernstein, Ethel Merman, Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein, Jerome Robbins, Zero Mostel, Bernadette Peters, and Lee Remick (with whom it was said he was in love, and she with him), as the author vividly re-creates the energy, the passion, the despair, the excitement, the genius, that went into the making of show after Sondheim show.
Theatre Library Association George Freedley Memorial Award, 1999

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Secrest, M. (1998). Stephen Sondheim: a life (First edition.). Alfred A. Knopf.

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Secrest, Meryle. 1998. Stephen Sondheim: A Life. Alfred A. Knopf.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Secrest, Meryle. Stephen Sondheim: A Life Alfred A. Knopf, 1998.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Secrest, Meryle. Stephen Sondheim: A Life First edition., Alfred A. Knopf, 1998.

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