A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

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(Applause Libretto Library). Book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart Introduction by Larry Gelbart "This brazenly retro Broadway musical, inspired by Plautus, is as timeless as comedy itself." Vincent Canby, The New York Times "The most urbane and literate musical comedy text ever conceived." John Simon, New York magazine

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781557830647
Publisher: Applause
Publication date: 04/01/2000
Series: Applause Libretto Library Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 5.52(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.46(d)

About the Author

Stephen Sondheim has written award-winning music and lyrics for theater, film and television. He is also the coauthor of the film The Last of Sheila and the play Getting Away with Murder. Sondheim is on the council of the Dramatists Guild of America, having served as its president from 1973 to 1981. He lives in New York City.

Table of Contents

  • Bring Me My Bride
  • Comedy Tonight
  • Everybody Ought To Have A Maid
  • Fanfare
  • Free
  • House Of Marcus Lycus, The
  • I'm Calm
  • Impossible
  • Love Is Going Around
  • Love, I Hear
  • Lovely
  • Pretty Little Picture
  • That Dirty Old Man
  • That'll Show Him
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    A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum: A Musical Comedy Based on the Plays of Plautus 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
    grunin on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
    One of the best Broadway librettos ever, of course, and the only successful musical farce. One of the few scripts that repeatedly makes me laugh out loud.This edition (Applause) includes lyrics from cut songs, a few of which have found a life outside the show: "Invocation," "Love is in the Air," "Farewell," "The House of Marcus Lycus," "Your Eyes Are Blue," "I Do Like You," "There's Something About a War," "Echo Song," "The Gaggle of Geese."
    Guest More than 1 year ago
    well this play was our school performance, it was OUTSTANDING! it was very well liked, the book is even better, alot of details and is highly recomended by many!
    Guest More than 1 year ago
    my high school recently did this musical and it was one of the greatest successes we ever had. 'A funny thing...' is hilarious in every way shape and form and should be immediatly read and - if ambition prevails - acted out.