By Johnathan Daniel Steppe,Malcolm Caluori
Pierre Choderlos de Laclos’ 1782 novel Les Liaisons Dangereuses (like the later novels The Phantom of the Opera, and Les Miserables) is a piece poised among worlds. at the one hand, the stature of vintage literature. at the different, a wildly renowned allure, alluring a clamoring mass viewers. Its quick attractiveness, scandal and overwhelming luck has on the grounds that ended in a proliferation of innumerable derivations in all genres. but, regardless of the novel’s seductive antihero and his depraved, domineering counterpart, its severe feelings, incredible comedy and excessive melodramatic tragedy, no opera or musical according to the lurid vintage has been itself referred to as a vintage. until eventually now.
A serendipitous fit to this two-worlds dichotomy, Johnathan Daniel Steppe (lyrics) and Malcolm Caluori (music) carry backgrounds distinctively attuned to the classical-popular synthesis. The ensuing mix brings a vibrancy to the characters and a distinct theatrical thrill to their situations, constructing harmful Liaisons because the definitive musical dramatization of the tale. Steppe’s libretto to the debatable story is an interesting exam past the archetype, featuring complicated, impressive characters that deliberately defy us to go any informal judgment upon them. His considerate drama captures the deadpan humor, sophisticated innuendo and biting discussion that make risky Liaisons as pleasing because it is provocative.
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Dangerous Liaisons (Libretto): Musicals Complete Script (Musical theatre book & lyrics) (Dangerous Liaisons (Musical by Caluori & Steppe) 2) by Johnathan Daniel Steppe,Malcolm Caluori