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re: "I want" Sondheim songs
Posted by: ashleylm 06:38 pm EDT 07/13/17
In reply to: re: "I want" Sondheim songs - tmdonahue 05:26 pm EDT 07/13/17

"I want" songs are for the protagonist so I would think "Can't Help Lovin' That Man of Mine."

That doesn't quite work for me. In show context, it's just a song they've taught her, not a non-diagetic expression of some inner yearning. There really isn't one in Show Boat.
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