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Steven Sater: A Purple Summer

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PUBLISHER: Applause Books
PRODUCT FORMAT: Book
In February 1999, Steven Sater conceived the radical notion of creating a rock musical from Frank Wedekind's notorious Symbolist drama, Frühlings Erwachen , and he enlisted his friend and writing partner Duncan Sheik inthe enterprise. That night, Sater came home and began writing the first lyric of
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Author Steven Sater
Publisher Applause Books
Product Format Book
Genre Tv / Film / Musical / Show
Year of Publication 2012
Style Musical or Show
ISBN 9781557838247
UPC 884088609467
No. HL00314920
Number of pages 96
Series Applause Books
Description
In February 1999, Steven Sater conceived the radical notion of creating a rock musical from Frank Wedekind's notorious Symbolist drama, Frühlings Erwachen, and he enlisted his friend and writing partner Duncan Sheik inthe enterprise. That night, Sater came home and began writing the first lyric of Spring Awakening: “Mama Who Bore Me” – a lyric which still stands, verbatim, just as he first wrote it.

Ten yearslater, in the wake of the enormous international success of this groundbreaking, multiaward-winning show, its original director, Michael Mayer, urged Sater to write notes explicating its famously evocative, poeticlyrics.

In rich detail, Sater's notes address the literary sources and allusions of each lyric. He also writes feelingly of what prompted the songs over the course of the show's eight years of development. In so doing,Sater expands on his partnership with Sheik and his experiences with original cast members, Lea Michele and Jonathan Groff, now also known from Glee.

These notes will prove invaluable for fans of the show, for allthose interested in theater, and most especially for all the young performers who will play the roles and sing these songs.
Songlist
  • 1. I Believe
  • 2. Left Behind
  • 3. All That's Known
  • 4. And Then There Were None
  • 5. The Bitch Of Living
  • 6. The Dark I Know Well
  • 7. Don't Do Sadness/Blue Wind
  • 8. The Guilty Ones
  • 9. Mama Who Bore Me
  • 10. The Mirror-Blue Night
  • 11. My Junk
  • 12. The Song Of Purple Summer
  • 13. Those You'Ve Known
  • 14. Totally Fucked
  • 15. Touch Me
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