Comedy is, by its nature, highly contextual, it must constantly adapt to changes in the cultural milieu in which it works. Comedy also relies on newness and surprise more heavily than other art forms – some jokes just aren’t funny after the first or second time one hears them. As a result, new forms and styles emerge constantly, just as older forms fall out of favour and are abandoned.
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Concise Introduction

Stephen Sondheim - at a glance

Stephen Sondheim was born on 22nd March 1930 and is considered to be part of the pantheon of the great musical theatre composers from Gershwin to Irving Berlin, Bernstein to Stephen Schwartz. His works are prodigiously diverse in subject matter and style.
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