Tim Rice Searches for Machiavellian Partner???
In an interview with The Stage, Rice said: “I have just written a script for a new show based on the life of Machiavelli, which I hope will work. I have not decided who will do the music yet, but it won’t be Andrew.” Lloyd Webber, said Rice, was too busy with his Phantom of the Opera sequel.
It’s from Machiavelli’s philosophy, as detailed in The Prince, that “the end justifies the means” in obtaining and maintaining power, thereby excusing cruelty and deceit, that the word “Machiavellian” derives.