Pacific Overtures
Paperback, 107 pages ISBN: 9781559360265Publication Date:
11 Jan 1991
Size: 215mm x 137mm£14.99
First Staged:
New York 1984; Manchester 1986

Pacific Overtures

By Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman

Paperback £14.99

Exploring the opening up of Japan to American influence and using motifs from Japanese theatre and music, this is one of Sondheim's most adventurous musicals.

In 1852 Commodore Matthew Perry and four American warships arrived in Japan, and the Floating Kingdom was never the same again. Borrowing liberally from the techniques of Kabuki Theatre, Sondheim's musical explores the state of Japan before and after this enforced 'opening up' by the West.

Press Quotes

'breaks new ground in the theatre and leaves the audience shaken and breathless with excitement and beauty... It is different, courageous, gorgeous and jolting'

Daily News

'priceless and peerless – a thrilling work of theatricality'

San Francisco Examiner
Paperback, 107 pages ISBN: 9781559360265Publication Date:
11 Jan 1991
Size: 215mm x 137mm£14.99

Also by Stephen Sondheim:

Company: The Complete Revised Book and Lyrics
Gypsy
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Passion
Into the Woods
Getting Away With Murder
Assassins
A Little Night Music
Road Show
Into the Woods (film tie-in edition)
Sweeney Todd
Follies
Company (US edition)
Sunday in the Park with George

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Also by John Weidman:

Assassins
Road Show

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