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Sweeney Todd

Sweeney Todd is a fictional character who first appeared as the main protagonist of the Victorian penny dreadful The String of Pearls. The tale became a staple of Victorian melodrama and London urban legend, and has been retold many times since, most notably in the Tony award-winning Broadway musical by Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler. Claims that Sweeney Todd was a historical person are strongly disputed by scholars, although possible legendary prototypes exist.

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