Stephen Sondheim: Lyrical Contributions to Musical Theater


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Why were Sondheim's musicals so popular?

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1. What was Sondheim's first major commercial success?

2. What characterizes Sondheim's lyrics?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Stephen Sondheim is a major figure in some of the most famous lines in the history of Broadway. This quiz will gauge your understanding of the important events and works in Sondheim's life.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This assessment will test your understanding of the important works and events in Sondheim's life such as Sondheim's:

  • Contributions to musical theater
  • Influences
  • Characteristics of his works
  • Major works

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about Sondheim's life from the lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Sondheim's life and works
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Sondheim's works

Additional Learning

To learn more about Stephen Sondheim, review the accompanying article titled Stephen Sondheim: Lyrical Contributions to Musical Theater. This lesson goes into further detail regarding:

  • Major works
  • Musical influences
  • Analysis of his works