A beautiful Pocket Poet hardcover selection of the most memorable and well-loved lyrics of Stephen Sondheim.
Legendary American composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim has won eight Tonys, eight Grammys, six Olivier Awards, an Academy Award and a Pulitzer Prize. His brilliant songs and lyrics of genius have entertained us for more than half a century and his Broadway shows revolutionized musical theatre. Working together with Sondheim, editor Peter Gethers has selected for this volume lyrics from across Sondheim's career, drawn from shows including West Side Story, Gypsy, Company, Follies, A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd, Sunday in the Park with George and Into the Woods. The result is a delightful pocket-sized treasury of the best of Sondheim
Praise for Sondheim
Sondheim's radicalism and lyrical ingenuity have often been appreciated more in Britain than at home' (Guardian). His shows have appeared successfully in London theatres since the early 1970s; he has also been staged by the Royal Opera, ENO and the National Theatre, and been the subject of a Prom. 'Most of his musicals bombed on Broadway, before wowing the West End and most can be seen up and down the land in church halls, college refectories and summer festivals. In English hands, Sondheim is safe ...Norman Lebrecht, Evening Standard
Possibly the greatest lyricist everCameron Mackintosh
Sondheim’s lyrics stand apart from the music, like playlets in themselves, unparalleled in their wit, erudition and ingenuity.Daily Telegraph
Musical theater's greatest lyricist, full stopNew York Times