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Reading Stephen Sondheim : a collection of critical essays
Goodhart, Sandor.
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New York : Garland Pub., [2000]

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xxii, 280 pages ; 24 cm.
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ML410.S6872 R4 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Author Notes

Sandor Goodhart is an Associate Professor of English and the Director of the Jewish Studies Program at Purdue University.

Table of Contents

Sandor GoodhartThomas P. AdlerAllen W. MentonKay YoungAnn Marie McEnteeShoshana Milgram KnappPaul M. Puccio and Scott F. StoddartPaul M. PuccioJoseph MarchesaniS. F. StoddartFrank OlleyS. F. StoddartSandor Goodhart
Series Editor's Forewordp. xiii
Preface and Acknowledgmentsp. xv
Contributorsp. xxi
Introduction: Reading Sondheim: The End of Ever Afterp. 3
Part 1 Sources, Institutions, Themes
Chapter 1 The Sung and the Said: Literary Value in the Musical Dramas of Stephen Sondheimp. 37
Chapter 2 Maternity, Madness, and Art in the Theater of Stephen Sondheimp. 61
Chapter 3 "Every Day a Little Death": Sondeim's Un-musicaling of Marriagep. 77
Chapter 4 The Funeral of Follies: Stephen Sondheim and the Razing of American Musical Theaterp. 89
Chapter 5 Difference and Sameness: Tarchetti's Fosca, Scola's Passione d'Amore, and Sondheim's Passionp. 101
Chapter 6 "It Takes Two": A Duet on Duets in Follies and Sweeney Toddp. 121
Part 2 Plays
Chapter 7 Enchantment on the Manicured Lawns: The Shakespearean "Green World" in A Little Night Musicp. 133
Chapter 8 Arresting Development: Law, Love, and the Name-of-the-Father in Sweeney Toddp. 171
Chapter 9 Visions and Re-visions: The Postmodern Challenge of Merrily We Roll Alongp. 187
Chapter 10 A Cathedral to Artp. 199
Chapter 11 "Happily ... Ever ..." Never: The Antithetical Romance of Into the Woodsp. 209
Chapter 12 "The Mother's Part": Love, Letters, and Reading in Sondheim's Passionp. 221
Works Citedp. 259
Indexp. 269