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Author Mack, Robert L.

Title The wonderful and surprising history of Sweeney Todd : the life and times of an urban legend / Robert L. Mack.

Imprint London ; New York : Continuum, 2007.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    820.9351 PREST,T MAC    Available
Description xx, 375 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 355-364) and index.
Summary Traces the history of the Todd narrative from its earliest "proper" appearance as a "penny dreadful" in 1846-47, and then as a popular melodrama, through to its twentieth-century manifestation in film, ballet, musicals and opera, up to current and future productions including the Tim Burton/Johnny Depp film. Each successive generation has found a compelling fascination in the story's themes of avarice, ambition, desire, appetite, retribution, justice, and cannibalism. Following in the footsteps of the myth, this book takes the reader on a journey from the roots of the story in the alleyways and pie-shops of Victorian London to its modern incarnations on stage, screen and in popular culture.--From publisher description.
Subject Prest, Thomas Peckett -- Characters -- Sweeney Todd.
Prest, Thomas Peckett -- Influence.
Todd, Sweeney (Legendary character)
Popular literature -- England -- History and criticism.
ISBN 9780826497918

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