These critical discussions are revised chapters from a graduate thesis on Stephen Sondheim's musicals from the 1970s. Included are comments by Sondheim from a personal interview with him in 1982 which have not been published otherwise.
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See my essay on "The Dramatic Functions of Songs in Musical Theater" here
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Shakespeare's King Lear
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