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An expanded and updated edition of this acclaimed, wide-ranging survey of musical theatre in New York, London, and elsewhere.
This Critical Companion to the American Stage Musical provides the perfect introductory text for students of theatre, music and cultural studies. It traces the history and development of the industry and art form in America with a particular focus on its artistic and commercial development in New York City from...
Twenty-First Century Musicals stakes a place for the musical in today's cinematic landscape, taking a look at leading contemporary shows from their stage origins to their big-screen adaptations. Each chapter offers a new perspective on a single musical, challenging populist narratives and exploring underlying narratives and sub-texts in depth. Themes...
This edited collection looks closely at the range and scope of contemporary film musicals, from stage adaptations like Mamma Mia! 2008 and Les Miserables 2012, to less conventional works that elide the genre, like Team America: World Police 2004 and Quentin Tarantino s Kill Bill 2003/04.
By Sean Griffin
A History of the American Musical narrates the evolution of the film musical genre, discussing its influences and how it has come to be defined; the first text on this subject for over two decades, it employs the very latest concepts and research.
The book is concerned with musical settings c.1650-1750 for voices and instruments of mostly secular texts that were performed in English theatres. It is of value to those with an interest in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century English music, literature, drama or theatre, showing how these arts intersected.
By David Henson
An accessible and engaging second workbook on musical theatre, presenting students with the next steps for practising, developing and honing their performance skills. Packed with activities and examples, and offering expanded coverage of acting and dance, this text gives students the skills, rigour and independence to excel in this dynamic...