(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
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.
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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."
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!
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.