This is the paperback libretto of Stephen Sondheim's A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC (1973), authored by the late Hugh Wheeler. (It is not to be confused with the piano score or vocal score of the musical, available separately, some of whose reviews have, unfortunately, wound up at this site). I need hardly say that A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC is a marvelous play based on Ingmar Bergman's 1955 film SMILES OF A SUMMER NIGHT. This book contains the text of Sondheim's songs as they occur within the play, and dovetails nicely with the cast album (Little Night Music). Numeous bells and whistles make this book not only appropriate but downright enjoyable, including a vintage Hirschfeld reproduction of most of the Broadway show's principals (among them Len Cariou, Glynis Johns and Hermione Gingold), costume sketches for the women, cast listings for the Broadway, London, operatic and film versions, capsule bios of Wheeler, Sondheim and Jonathan Tunick (orchestrator, who also wrote an admirable introduction to this volume), and a discography current to about 1990. At this price you can't go wrong!