FINISHING THE HAT: Collected Lyrics (1954-1981)
With Attendant Comments, Principles, Heresies, Grudges, Whines and Anecdotes
Alfred A. Knopf [New York]
4to (480 pages, illustrated)
Hardcover (with Dust Jacket) [Silver cloth]
Item Number: 16580
Stephen Sondheim’s contribution to the art of the Broadway musical can genuinely be described as Churchillian. In FINISHING THE HAT: Collected Lyrics (1954-1981), he sets down his thoughts on the subject of lyric writing in general, and his own oeuvre in particular, with a first volume that collects every Sondheim lyric through the 1981 production of MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG, annotated brilliantly by the lyricist/composer. This is a later American edition copy, new in dust jacket.