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Pacific Overtures

by Stephen Sondheim

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Published by Theatre Communications Group .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Drama texts: from c 1900 -,
  • Plays,
  • Librettos,
  • Music/Songbooks,
  • General,
  • Genres & Styles - Musicals,
  • Music / General,
  • Musicals

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsJohn Weidman (Contributor)
    The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages144
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9585427M
    ISBN 101559360259
    ISBN 109781559360258

    Pacific Overtures had a short pre Broadway tryout tour going to the Shubert Theatre in Boston and the Kennedy Centre in Washington. It closed at the Winter Garden Theatre on 27 June after performances. The book for Pacific Overtures was by John Weidman who was working as an intern for Harold Prince at the time. Genre/Form: Librettos: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Sondheim, Stephen. Pacific overtures. New York: Theatre Communications Group,

      In a new book, The Rise and Fall of the Broadway Musical, Mark N. Grant observes that since Pacific Overtures, “Sondheim, a good tune writer, has increasingly created his scores as recitatives. Pacific Overtures (Original, Musical, Comedy, Drama, Broadway) opened in New York City and played through

    PACIFIC OVERTURES. a musical play in two acts. Book by John Weidman; additional material by Hugh Wheeler. Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.. First performance staged and produced by Harold Prince at the Winter Garden, New York, 11 January with Mako (Reciter), Isao Sato (Kayama), Sab Shimono (Manjiro), Yuki Shimoda (Lord Abe), Haruki . That musical was the short-lived Pacific Overtures, which would also employ book writer John Weidman as part of the collaboration. To begin, Pacific Overtures was to tell the story of the westernization of Japan, from and the arrival of the Americans as part of Admiral Perry’s expedition which took the country from a policy of.


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Pacific Overtures by Stephen Sondheim Download PDF EPUB FB2

This new edition of Pacific Overtures incorporates substantial revisions made by the authors for the successful revival. The Amazon Book Review Author interviews, book reviews, editors' picks, and more. Read it now. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App.

/5(4). Pacific Overtures is a historical musical about how America used warships to forced Japans borders open to trade in Soon, the little feudal island was overrun with Yankee, Brits, French, Dutch, and Russian traders.4/5.

Pacific Overtures, originally produced incombines an unsurpassed mastery of the American musical with such arts as Kabuki theatre, haiku, dance, and masks to recount Commander Matthew Perry’s opening Brand: Theatre Communications Group.

“Pacific Overtures is a rich work, tackling large themes like imperialism and modernization while drawing a picture of a civilization on the brink of change through the sung stories of characters high and low—shogun and emperor, fisherman and samurai, sailor and admiral, geisha and merchant and thief.

In this beautifully designed and. By Rick Pender Sondheim’s ninth musical, Pacific Overtures (), is considered by many to be his most unusual. It was his fourth collaboration with Hal Prince as director and producer.

Prince introduced Sondheim to young playwright John Weidman, who had advanced the idea of a dramatic play about 19th-century Japan, chronicling the arrival of [ ].

Books Pacific overtures Some of this might be put down to simple provincial isolationism: squatting on its deep backwater of the Pacific. Pacific Overtures.

By John Noble he assumes, were Chinese. Later in the book, Menzies announces that the Antilia on the map is Puerto Rico -- a ''tremendous breakthrough'' that sent him, he. Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman (authors of Assassins) mix elements of Kabuki theatre with the conventions of the Broadway musical in Pacific Overtures, a highly original, inventive, powerful, educational and surprisingly humorous theatrical ered by many to be the artistic pinnacle of the legendary Sondheim/Prince collaborations, this exploration of.

Pacific Overtures () Music and Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim Book: John Weidman Pacific Overtures shines a light on the difficult westernization of Japan inand specifically on two friends who are navigating those changes.

Pacific Overtures Broadway Cast ; Terry Jenkins, John Cashmore and Company Pacific Overtures English National Opera ; Scott Watanabe, Joseph Anthony Foronad, B. Wong and Company Pacific Overtures Broadway Cast ; Lion Dance [instrumental] Orchestra Pacific Overtures English National Opera The Musicality of Sondheim   The music and lyrics for Pacific Overtures was written by Stephen Sondheim, and the book was written by John Weidman.

The musical direction was by Paul Gemignani, with choreography by Patricia. Pacific Overtures Synopsis - Broadway musical July While in foreign lands were created machines & went wars, the Japanese people lived in a closed world from aliens.

The American president decided to start trading process with Japan. He sent one of noblepersons General Perry to conclude an agreement with that country.

No, we aren’t offered enough productions of PACIFIC OVERTURES, and as long as we’re given one that gives us most of Sondheim’s score, Weidman’s book, fine performances and swift direction, we must be grateful for what we get. With book by John Weidman, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, directed by Harold Prince, Pacific Overtures opened in January and closed after just performances.

Less than a year later, probably still smarting from the show's commercial failure, Mr. Sondheim heard this presumptuous question from a seventeen-year-old boy who Author: W. Scott Smoot. Viewed one way, “Pacific Overtures” is a chronicle, stuffed with real names and documentary evidence, of the arrival of American warships at Uraga in.

In “Pacific Overtures,” with nearly all of the faces made up in Kabuki-style “whiteface"--including those of the American characters--the ethnic background of the actors is largely concealed. Stephen Sondheim's musical about the Westernization of Japan, 'Pacific Overtures,' a unique work even by the composer's adventurous standards, gets minimalist treatment in John Doyle's.

Janu 'Pacific Overtures' Is Neither East Nor West By WALTER KERR. pparently on the general theory that a Japanese Kabuki play isn't so much interested in telling a story as it is in interrupting the play to tell a dozen other stories, the new Harold Prince-Stephen Sondheim musical at the Winter Garden halts its narrative at will to permit a "Reciter" to recount a tale.

PACIFIC OVERTURES Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim Book by John Weidman Directed by Gary Griffin Chicago Shakespeare Theater Navy Pier, Chicago/() Reviewed by Kelly Kleiman. In its original Broadway production, "Pacific Overtures" was nearly overwhelmed by.

Pacific overtures. Responsibility: music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim ; book by John Weidman ; additional material by Hugh Wheeler ; originally produced and directed on Broadway by Harold Prince ; illustrated with a drawing by Al Hirschfeld, and photographs.

“Pacific Overtures’’ is a worthy capstone to the cycle of 10 Sondheim musicals Spiro Veloudos has presented at Lyric Stage over the last two : Don Aucoin.Pacific Overtures is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and a book by John Weidman. Contents.

Title; Productions; Plot summary; Original Broadway cast — characters; Broadway revival cast — characters; Off-Broadway revival cast — characters.Pacific Overtures plot summary, character breakdowns, context and analysis, and performance video clips.