By Edna O'Brien

Edna O'Brien's really good, wild and relocating novel stunned the country on its ebook in 1960. tailored for the level by means of the writer, the rustic women, the play, is a hugely theatrical and free-flowing telling of this vintage coming of age tale.

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But he was on campus only a few weeks when, similar to his activities at George School, he began to involve himself in the literary and theatrical activities the school offered. He was hardly settled into university life when he acted as part of the three-man Chorus in Sophocles' Antigone. He decided to become a music major and was soon so deeply interested in it that he knew theater in some form must be his life's work. "I took an elective in music during my freshman year," Sondheim said. "2 Most of the students at Williams College avoided Barrow's classes because he was considered factual and dry in his teaching of harmony and theory.

It was a circular couch around a post where the students used to gather. " Perhaps because all of his classmates were singing his songs that spring, Stephen Sondheim may have believed himself to be the next innovator of the Broadway musical, and he asked Oscar Hammerstein to read the script of By George. "I was arrogant enough to say to him 'will you read it as if it was a musical that just crossed your desk as a producer,' because he and Richard Rodgers produced shows as well," he told an audience at a lecture on songwriting.

Early Sondheim N MARCH 22, 1930,1 the day Stephen Sondheim was born, the New York Times headline screamed: UNEMPLOYMENT HERE WORST SINCE 1914. This was only the backlash of the calamity that had begun six months earlier when the Stock Exchange closed in a frenzy of selling. The drastic financial times this crisis ushered in came to be known as The Great Depression, and by the time 1929 eased its way into the '30s, the hardship it forebode had filtered down to almost every American. This debacle in the United States triggered repercussions in Germany, Japan, and Great Britain, whose shaky economies would not begin to pull away from their doldrums until rearmament began, half a decade later.

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