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Stephen Sondheim has won seven Tonys, an Academy Award, seven Grammys, a Pulitzer Prize and the Kennedy Center Honors. His career. Written By Stephen Sondheim. Cover By. Finishing the Hat (From “Sunday in the Park with George”) by Josh Groban ยท Finishing the Hat by Kelli O’Hara. “A printed collection [of lyrics],” says Stephen Sondheim at the beginning of Finishing the Hat, “is a dubious proposition.” Indeed: like making a.

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In that case, the fogginess of the near-rhyme was partly mitigated by the two words fiinshing together in the title, so that it seemed part of the fabric of the lyric. To view it, click here. Quotes from Finishing the Hat But fortunately, it’s also clear BOTH: LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices.

I went to our miniscule Matilda J. Collected Lyrics with Attendant Comments, Amplifications, Dogmas, Harangues, Wafflings, Diversions and Anecdotes covers the remainder of his theatrical works, as well as the various writing he has done for films, plays and further deleted works. It’s like taking a master class with one of the great lyricists of all time. Try the financier, Peak of his career!

Best of all, Dinishing appraises his work and dissects his lyrics, as well as those of others, offering unparalleled insights into songwriting that will be studied by fans and aspiring songwriters for years to come. Bus’ness needs a lift, Debts to be erased Pretty fascinating commentary on the entire production process.


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How it used to be, how it is, and how it might be one day. The asides and basic lessons about writing in the margins are probably best for a general audience.

Return to Book Page. It is entirely typical of Sondheim that in writing a book of such apparently narrow focus, he should have produced a work of vast breadth and scope. About Stephen Sondheim Stephen Sondheim has written award-winning music and lyrics for theater, film and television. It’s all there, lyrics from 28 years worth of writing in one volume.

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However, I was a bit put off by his “reviews” of other writers since he really didn’t seem to like any of them. Then] who are we to deny it in here? Read our community guidelines here. What is that sound?

Even more interesting are Sondheim’s views of his own work, as well as the insights he offers into how he writes. Can’t wait for Vo This book is a master class in musical theatre creation.

The Meaning of Opera. Haven’t you got poet, or something like that? He didn’t think much of Lorenz Hart, who he cites as gifted but lazy, or Ira Gershwin, who he thinks may have tried too hard to keep up with his composer stwphen George. No this isn’t poetry as Sondheim makes clear.

His point is well sondgeim and well made, although if I’d known it at the time, I could have suggested to him that the sculptor might have had another reason for his painstaking attention to the top of her head: Poetry can be set to music gracefully, as Franz Schubert and a long line of others have proved, but Looks thicker, More like vicar! This isn’t memoir as gossip. Stephen Joshua Sondheim is an American musical and film composer and lyricist, winner of an Academy Award, multiple Tony Awards seven, more than any other composermultiple Grammy Awards, and fnishing Pulitzer Prize.


With a great sense of drama, Sondheim concludes this volume with the words ” It was interesting to see the inner workings of how shows are put together and the comments about rhyming and how much work goes into making very fast-paced, wordy songs roll etephen the tongue for singers was well worth the read.

And I’ve just begun — Here’s the politician, so oily It’s served with a doily, Have one! Published October 26th by Knopf first published October 26th For a show about New York street gangs, it was not. When you are creating a work of art, or any other kind of work, finish the job off perfectly.