David Thomson: Sondheim, 16 December 2010
Show More Finishing the Hat: Collected Lyrics (1954-81), with Attendant Comments, Principles, Heresies, Grudges, Whines and Anecdotes by Stephen Sondheim.
Virgin, 445 pp., £30, October 2010, 978 0 7535 2258 5Show More
“... Stephen Sondheim is America’s master of musical theatre, as long as we are prepared for the work to be brilliant but not relaxed. His is a voice of solitude struggling to believe in company, and that of a lifelong game-player, so be careful about taking this book at face value as an autobiography, or as giving the whole story ...”