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THERE'S A PLACE FOR US WAS ONLY 27 WHEN HE WROTE THE LYRICS FOR WEST SIDE STORY YOU SAID YOU LOVED ME oR WERE YOU JUST BEING KIND?, P OR AMI. LOSING MY i ry SONDHEIM IS NOT BIOGRAPHY. AND /E IS VERY CLEAR NS SONGS ARE HIMSELF. SOME HOW SOME DAY SOMEWHERE! PRETTY WOMEN..-- WEENEY HESISTATES IND MISSES HIS CHANCE TO KILL THE JUDGE N'A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC! WE SEE THE PAIN OF ---AND LOUIS: THE BAKER WAS NOT WHAT | HAD IN MIND. OT HAS TO CHOOSE BETWEEN LOUIS THE IBAKER AND GEORGES SEURAT - FOOD WINS OVER ART BITTER REGRET ABOUT THE 'WRONG DECISION’ OY THERE OUGHT Tose WELL MAYBE NEXT YEAR re BEEN GOING THROUGH A PERIOD OF MELANCHOLY IBTAGE DIRECTION REAPS 'AWKWARP IMOMENT OF SILENCE! NOT HOPE WHAT I CANNOT, ‘N 'PASSION', FOSCA HAS DECIDED TO ACCEPT LIFE WITHOUT HOPE, BEFORE SHE FALLS IN LOVE WITH GEORGIO| I CHOSE AND MY WORLD WAS SHAKEN, SO WHAT? YOU HAVE TO MOVE ON... THE LESSON IN SONDHEIM IS OFTEN TO DECIDE... AND TO LIVE WITH THE ONSEQUENCES AND THE CONTRADICTIONS ONDHEIM'S SONGS ARE NOT 'SNEAKY WINDOWS! INTO HIS PERSONALITY, BUT IT 1S PORTANT TO THINK ABOUT THEIR CONTEXT, AND HIS CONTEXT AS A PERSON WHO FACED TREME PREJUDICE BECAUSE OF WHO HE LOVED. I THE VOICE OF S21 SORRY M2 SONDHE! Wa DISCUSSION ABOUT ‘cay EXPERIENCES! ol os 7 ICOMPANY' IN 1970 DOES HAVE THE FIRST OPENLY GAY (AND LIKEABLE) CHARACTER APPEARS IN VAPPLAUSE! IN 1970 HOMOSEXUALITY WAS ONLY FULLY LEGALISED IN NEW YORK IN 1980 YOU ARE THE BEST ROAD SHOW - ADDISON AND HOLLIS IT IT'S NOT UNTIL 2003 THAT A NDHEIM MUSICAL HAS AN PENLY GAY CHARACTER, IN A IUSICAL CALLED 'BOUNCE'. IN THIS VERSION IT IS NOT THE RINCIPLE LOVE STORY, BUT IN THE REVISED VERSION AS '2OAD HOW! IT APPEARS MORE PROMINENTLY IN THE STORY- NDHEIM'S CHARACTERS DO NOT EPRESENT HIS OWN EXPERIENCES, BUT WE DO NEED TO, THINK ABOUT THE CONTEXT OF HIS VE STORIES. PEPRESENTATIONS OF SO-CALLED DEVIANT SEXUALITY WERE ANNED IN BROADWAY THEATRE FROM 1927 UNTIL 1968 [THE STATE DEPARTMENT APOLOGISED IN O17 FOR THE WITCH-HUNT, LIKE THIS ONGRESSIONAL HEARING REFUSE TO UNDERSTAND, -MMUNITY FACED POLICE BRUTALITY] IND TARGETED HARASSMENT IN THE 19505, WHEN SONDHEIM WAS IN HIS 205, THERE WAS A POLITICAL PANIC OVER SO-CALLED "MORAL IEAKLINGS" HOMOSEXUALS) IORKING IN THE GOVERNMENT. THIS IHOMOPHOBIC PANIC IAS FUELLED BY IANTI-COMMLNIST |THOLIGHT. IT WAS. [CALLED THE ‘LAVENDER uti WONDER! THAT ‘OVER| IMPORTANT] TO THe LeBTal community} ON JUNE 26TH 196? IN SOHO, NY, THE ARSHA P JOHNSON WAS AN OMMUNITY HAD ENOUGH OF POLICE AMERICAN GAY LIBERATION ACTIVIST PPRESSION AND SELF IDENTIFIED DRAG QUEEN REBELLION, IT WAS AN UPRISING, IT WAS A CIVIL. We CALLED IT ‘CHRISTOPHER STREET LIBERATION A (EXT WEEK: LBGT@ HISTORY IN 1970S AND ENDA HOWARD WAS A BISEXUAL RIGHTS|MNSOS, THE HIV/AIDS CRISIS AND THE ACTIVIST WHO CO-ORDINATED THE FIRST PERFORMING ARTS AND HOW SONDHEIM "Ss. COMES NEXT