"Throughout a working life of six decades in the musical theater, Stephen Sondheim has by virtue of this medium been both collaborator and auteur. Yet the name of Sondheim has far outweighed those of his colleagues and his milieu in academic discussion. There is, it seems, something uniquely fascinating and compelling about the force, individuality, and consistency of Sondheim’s creative will..."
This article by Stephen Banfield is a selection from The Oxford Handbook of Sondheim Studies, edited by Robert Gordon.
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