6 September 1984
Show More Hype by Steven Aronson.
Hutchinson, 198 pp., £5.95, May 1984, 0 09 156251 1Show More
Automatic Vaudeville by John Lahr.
Heinemann, 241 pp., £8.95, September 1984, 0 434 40188 9Show More
Broadway Babies: The People who made the American Musical by Ethan Mordden.
Oxford, 244 pp., £19, August 1984, 0 19 503345 0Show More
“... One of his best qualities is his way of dragging you into the dispute, leaving you with the feeling that you, as well as he, would like to say more on the subject. Unlike most commentators on StephenSondheim, he becomes more critical as he becomes more serious, and makes several pointed and original observations. But in the course of analysing the American musical I wonder has he noticed that ...”