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Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber Of Fleet Street

Ethan Mordden

in On Sondheim

Published in print January 2016 | ISBN: 9780199394814
Published online January 2016 | e-ISBN: 9780199394999 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199394814.003.0013
Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber Of Fleet Street

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This chapter considers Sweeney Todd which is an operatic serial-killer melodrama based on Christopher Bond's eponymous play. Sondheim, however, does not use the term opera for his works, billing Sweeney Todd as a musical thriller characterized with a series of numbers separated by underscored dialogue.

Keywords: Sweeney Todd; Christopher Bond; opera; musical thriller; dialogue

Chapter.  3024 words. 

Subjects: American Music

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