By Martin Gottfried
Bob Fosse (19271987), the director and choreographer of Chicago and candy Charity, hasn't ever been extra renowned than he's straight away. here's the less-publicized part of his story-his fabulous ascent from the area of sleazy Chicago strip joints to the glitter of Broadway. A legend's reminiscence is preserved during this eloquent biography.
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I dreamed about the kinds of creatures I had made up myself.... " It was she who first introduced him to Shakespeare and the mysterious worlds of Hoffmann. Both were to remain among his favorites, soon to be joined by Don Quixote, the novels of Walter Scott, and, somewhat later, Moliere and the fabliaux. 20 Music, too, offered a powerful stimulus to his imagination and an atmosphere of magical enchantment, as when, hidden behind a heavy curtain so he would not be sent to bed, he listened to his mother perform excerpts from operas for friends on moonlit nights.
3 Here myths of the return from the dead and promises of resurrection in three cultures-pagan, Judaic, and Christian-conclude, in a way similar to the "Alexandrian Song" discussed earlier, with a natural image that validates the timeless truth of myth: the arch of a sunset on the horizon, a glimpse of the circle's perfection in nature that will be fully realized with the sun's next rising. It was the strange mixture of pagan and Christian in early Christianity that most intrigued Kuzmin; he later devoted several works to the subject (the play On Alexis, Man ofGod [0 Aleksee cheloveke Bozh'em] and the unfinished novel Roman Marvels [Rimskie chudesa]).
More and more I am losing touch with life (in the narrow and literal sense) and everything for me is concentrated in but a few people, books, and all-important concepts. And this does not oppress but somehow cleanses me, and when I see people from the 'world' it seems we're speaking different languages" (September 6, 1895). The lack of many close friends or even acquaintances and the recent death of a lover only enhanced his perception of the artist's essential loneliness. Reality, as it were, reinforced the Romantic notion, constantly encountered in his reading of Hoffmann and others, of the artist's tragic nature, as one who is specially chosen but thereby isolated from his society and fellows by that very calling and nature.
All His Jazz: The Life and Death of Bob Fosse by Martin Gottfried