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:

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

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Also by John Weidman:

Road Show
Assassins

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