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The Ballad of John LatoucheAn American Lyricist's Life and Work$
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Howard Pollack

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780190458294

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2017

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190458294.001.0001

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Candide

Candide

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(p.377) 21 Candide
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The Ballad of John Latouche
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Howard Pollack

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190458294.003.0021

This chapter represents the most thorough and accurate study to date of Leonard Bernstein’s Candide, including its long, torturous history both before and after its 1956 premiere. It pays special attention to how the show’s books and lyrics evolved over the year, including contributions of Latouche, Lillian Hellman, Dorothy Parker, Richard Wilbur, Stephen Sondheim, Hugh Wheeler, and others, and studies its many productions under the supervision of such directors and adaptors as Hal Prince, Jonathan Miller, and John Caird. It also surveys its critical reception over the years.

Keywords:   Candide, Voltaire, Leonard Bernstein, Lillian Hellman, Richard Wilbur, Harold Prince, Hugh Wheeler, Jonathan Miller, John Caird

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