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Assassins / Edition 1

Assassins / Edition 1

by Stephen Sondheim, John WeidmanStephen Sondheim
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“Nothing quite prepares you for the disturbing brilliance of Assassins.” –David Richards, The New York Times

“Dark, demented humor, as horrifying as it is hilarious.” –Michael Kuchwara, Associated Press

“Intelligent and thrilling musical theatre. Dazzling in its originality.” –Ken Mandelbaum, Theaterweek

Stephen Sondheim’s groundbreaking achievements in musical theatre attain a new level of audacity and accomplishment in his latest creation, Assassins. Evoking a fraternity of Presidential assassins and would-be assassins across a hundred years of our history (including John Wilkes Booth, Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme, John Hinckley and Lee Harvey Oswald), he and collaborator John Weidman examine success, failure and the questionable drive for power and celebrity in American society. The result is an unusually imaginative and utterly idiosyncratic entertainment compounded equally of insight, pleasure, and provocation. Assassins is an important and permanent addition to the American stage.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781559360388
Publisher: Theatre Communications Group
Publication date: 01/01/1993
Edition description: Revised ed.
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 300,737
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Stephen Sondheim has written award-winning music and lyrics for theater, film and television. He is also the coauthor of the film The Last of Sheila and the play Getting Away with Murder. Sondheim is on the council of the Dramatists Guild of America, having served as its president from 1973 to 1981. He lives in New York City.

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