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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Stephen Sondheim
RLIN number: NXCP88-A152
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Individual Interview List Oral History Project
Description: Family life, boarding school, Williams College; Westport Playhouse, apprenticeship; influence and friendship of Oscar Hammerstein; ALLEGRO; composing music for film: STAVISKY, directorial control; writing and production of SWEENEY TODD, SATURDAY NIGHT, WEST SIDE STORY, SHIELD; reflections on publicity, critics, audiences; work with Dramatists' Guild; songwriters; impressions of Lemuel Ayers, Harold Prince, Alain Resnais.
Extent: Transcript: 172 leaves
Restrictions: Access: Open. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information.
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1982 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Sondheim, Stephen, 1930-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1930
Speaker occupation: Composer; Lyricist
Age at speaking: 52
Document date: 1982
Interviewer: Daum, Raymond L.
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Composers; Composition (Music); Theater--Production and direction
Topics discussed - Other terms: Hammerstein, Oscar, 1895-1960; Music, Popular (Songs, etc)--Writing and publishing; Musical criticism; Musical revue, comedy, etc; Sondheim, Stephen, 1930-
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0019371-14814