Passion : a musical

by Sondheim, Stephen.

Format: Print Book 1994
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Shaler North Hills Library Non-Fiction 812 S
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
Collection  Non-Fiction
Call Number  812 S
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Passion is--even for Stephen Sondheim--a remarkable musical, a brooding meditation on love and passion that is at once simple and deeply moving. In it, Sondheim, often criticized for being cerebral, proves he can write a show's worth of lush, emotionally honest songs. Moreover, a close reading of Lapine's book reveals how much his work contributes to the show's power. Based on Italian filmmaker Ettore Scola's Passione d'Amore (1981) and its source, the novel Fosca (1869) by I. U. Tarchetti, Lapine's book has a polished singleness of purpose rare in musical theater. The dialogue is spare, and the story--about an army officer torn between two lovers, one pretty but shallow the other plain but deep--advances with breathtaking economy. It must, to make way for the songs. Yet the book does not feel incomplete; read without Sondheim's music, the libretto (Lapine's book and Sondheim's own beautiful lyrics) registers as a fully engaging, if somewhat poetic, work that stands complete in its own right. (Reviewed Apr. 1, 1995)1559360879Jack Helbig"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Musicals -- Librettos.
Publisher New York, NY :Theatre Communications Group,1994
Edition 1st ed.
Other Titles Passione d'amore (Motion picture)
Contributors Lapine, James.
Tarchetti, Iginio Ugo, 1839-1869. Fosca.
Language English
Notes Libretto.
Adapted, in part, from the 1869 novel, Fosca, by Igino Tarchetti, and the 1981 film adaptation, Passione d'amore, by Ettore Scola.
Description 131 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
ISBN 1559360879 (hard) :
1559360887 (pbk.) :
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