A conversation with John Doyle about the musicals of Stephen Sondheim

Stacy Wolf, John Doyle

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On 13 March 2017, in the Matthews Acting Studio at 185 Nassau St at Princeton University, John Doyle, who teaches at Princeton, did a public interview with professor of theatre Stacy Wolf about his work on Sondheim’s musicals. This is an edited transcript of that conversation.1 In the interview, Doyle talks about how he developed the technique of actor–musicianship and the directing process for several of Sondheim’s musicals. Doyle was among the first directors to reinvent Sondheim’s musicals.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)187-195
Number of pages9
JournalStudies in Musical Theatre
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Visual Arts and Performing Arts
  • Music
  • Literature and Literary Theory


  • Sondheim
  • actor musician
  • musical theatre
  • reinvention
  • revision
  • revival
  • theatre


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