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Introduction: What is Popular Performance?

Popular Performance

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Little Tich is not a stage play In April 1912, the actor, playwright and theatre manager Granville Barker brought a test case against the Tivoli music hall, claiming that it was illegally presenting ‘stage plays that had not been allowed...

Conclusion

Louise Peacock

Louise Peacock is assistant professor of theatre practice at the University of Southern California, USA. She is the author of Serious Play: Modern Clown Performance (2009) and Slapstick and Comic Performance: Comedy and Pain (2014). She is a member of the editorial board of Comedy Studies. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Popular Performance

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...In the introduction, Oliver Double put forward the four key features of popular performance as defined in this volume. So, in retrospect we can not only confirm the importance of those key features but can also demonstrate how connections...

Understanding Health, Wellbeing, the Millennium Development Goals and Health Inequities

Applied Theatre: Performing Health and Wellbeing

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2017

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...In this chapter, I explore understandings and perceptions of health and wellbeing We have chosen the spelling of ‘wellbeing’, but maintained authors’ original spelling in quotations. and consider how these terms...

Aesthetics, Instrumentalism and Ethics in Health and Wellbeing

Veronica Baxter

Katharine E. Low is a lecturer in Applied Theatre and Community Performance at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London, UK. She has previously researched and facilitated practice in Tanzania and South Africa with specific reference to sexual health and local responses to HIV/AIDS prevention, as well as working with HIV+ refugee women in Manchester. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Applied Theatre: Performing Health and Wellbeing

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2017

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...This chapter will predominantly focus on analysing the ‘application’ of theatre and performance to health and wellbeing – in particular where artistic practices intentionally work as pedagogy and intervention towards effective and affective...

Introduction: “Let’s Start at the Very Beginning”

John Kenrick

John Kenrick combines a passion for entertainment history with the practical know-how earned working on stage productions at every level from amateur to Broadway. This New York native pulls back the curtain and introduces audiences and students to the fascinating people behind show business legends. Every month, his website Musicals101.com introduces thousands of visitors to the history of stage and screen musicals. He has appeared on PBS, Biography, BBC TV and radio, National Public Radio and the Travel Channel. John currently teaches at the New School University and New York University’s Steinhardt School. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Musical Theatre : A History

A Giniger Book published in association with Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2017

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...Where did my love for musicals come from? Frankly, I have no idea. My parents were both “theatrically challenged.” Although I grew up a thirty-minute subway ride away from Times Square, I did not see my first Broadway musical until I...

Conclusion: Tragedy, Comedy and Sacrifice in Popular Culture

Gary Day

Gary Day recently retired as principal lecturer at De Montfort University, UK, where he taught courses on the history of drama, the eighteenth century, modernism, contemporary drama and contemporary fiction. He is the author of Literary Criticism: A New History (2008) and Modernist Literature: 1890–1950 (2010). He has edited a dozen books, including The Wiley Encyclopaedia of British Eighteenth Century Literature (2015) with Jack Lynch. He has contributed to the Cambridge History of Literary Criticism and to the Oxford Guide to Literary Theory and Criticism. He has also been a regular columnist and reviewer for the Times Higher. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Story of Drama : Tragedy, Comedy and Sacrifice from the Greeks to the Present

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016

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...The idea of sacrifice, its nature and function, remains at the heart of how we think about ourselves and the world. It is the subject of academic study, and of novels and films...

Medieval ‘Beauty’ and Romantic ‘Song’ in Animated Technirama: Pageantry, Tableau and Action in Disney’s Sleeping Beauty

The Disney Musical on Stage and Screen : Critical Approaches from “Snow White” to “Frozen”

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2017

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...Flora Little Princess, my gift shall be the gift of beauty. Fauna Tiny Princess, my gift shall be the gift of song. Walt Disney’s (2003) Sleeping Beauty. All subsequent quotations, timings...

The Lion King: A ‘Blockbuster Feline’ on Broadway and Beyond

The Disney Musical on Stage and Screen : Critical Approaches from “Snow White” to “Frozen”

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2017

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...Charles Isherwood used ‘blockbuster feline’ in his review of Aladdin, New York Times, 20 March 2014...

The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996): Too Far ‘Out There’?

Olaf Jubin

Olaf Jubin is Reader in Media Studies and Musical Theatre at Regent’s University London, UK, and a Visiting Lecturer on the M.A. in Musical Theatre at Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK. He has written and co-edited several books on musical theatre and the mass media and is co-editor of the forthcoming Oxford Handbook of the British Musical. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Disney Musical on Stage and Screen : Critical Approaches from “Snow White” to “Frozen”

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2017

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...The following chapter discusses the struggles Disney faced when adapting The Hunchback of Notre Dame, as Victor Hugo’s 1831 romantic masterpiece could not easily be bent to fit the template the film company had developed with its previous...

What’s Special about Stand-Up Comedy? Josie Long’s Lost Treasures of the Black Heart

Sophie Quirk

Dr Sophie Quirk is a Lecturer in Drama at the University of Kent, UK, where she teaches stand-up comedy and popular performance. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Popular Performance

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...You turn off London’s busy Camden High Street and down an insalubrious side road. The place you’re looking for has no signage as such, just a large black heart, cast in metal, hanging from its front wall. Inside, you find a dark and comfy...