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Narrative and Story-Telling in the British Musical since 1970

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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British Musical Theatre since 1950

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016

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... about the consistent theme of the rock/pop star phenomenon in Tim Rice’s work at length elsewhere: Olaf Jubin, ‘Tim Rice: The Pop-Star Scenario’, in Robert Gordon and Olaf Jubin (eds), The Oxford Handbook of the British...

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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2

...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...

Introduction

Robert Gordon

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Robert Gordon is Professor of Theatre and Performance at Goldsmiths, University of London, UK and Director of the Pinter Research Centre in Performance and Creative Writing. He has published books on Stoppard and Harold Pinter, on modern acting theories and edited The Oxford Handbook of Sondheim Studies; he is co-editor of The Oxford Handbook of the British Musical. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Olaf Jubin

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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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Millie Taylor

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Millie Taylor is Professor of Musical Theatre at the University of Winchester, UK. She worked as a freelance musical director and, for almost twenty years, toured Britain and Europe with a variety of musicals including West Side Story, Rocky Horror Show, Little Shop of Horrors and Sweeney Todd. Recent publications include British Pantomime Performance (2007), Singing for Musicals: A Practical Guide (2008), Musical Theatre, Realism and Entertainment (2012), and with Dominic Symonds the edited collection Gestures of Music Theatre: The Performativity of Song and Dance (2014). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Patrick Lonergan

Patrick Lonergan is a lecturer in English at National University of Ireland, Galway. He writes about theatre for The Irish Times and Irish Theatre Magazine. His first book, Theatre and Globalization, was awarded the 2008 Theatre Book Prize. He has authored two Student Editions of plays by Martin McDonagh for Methuen Drama. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Kevin J. Wetmore

Kevin J. Wetmore, Jr. is professor of theatre arts at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, USA, the author and editor of ten books including The Empire Triumphant: Race, Religion and Rebellion in the Star Wars Films, and a contributor to numerous volumes on sci-fi, pop culture and religion, including essays on Godzilla, Star Wars, and Battlestar Galactica. His areas of expertise include Japanese theatre, African theatre, Shakespeare, Greek tragedy, stage combat and comedy. He is co-editor with Patrick Lonergan of Bloomsbury Methuen Drama’s Critical Companions series. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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British Musical Theatre since 1950

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016

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... provides an assessment of the ways in which musical theatre is derived from and interacts with popular culture in Part Two; while Olaf Jubin identifies and analyses innovations in the approach to narrative in British musicals since 1970...

Conclusion

Robert Gordon

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Robert Gordon is Professor of Theatre and Performance at Goldsmiths, University of London, UK and Director of the Pinter Research Centre in Performance and Creative Writing. He has published books on Stoppard and Harold Pinter, on modern acting theories and edited The Oxford Handbook of Sondheim Studies; he is co-editor of The Oxford Handbook of the British Musical. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Olaf Jubin

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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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Millie Taylor

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Millie Taylor is Professor of Musical Theatre at the University of Winchester, UK. She worked as a freelance musical director and, for almost twenty years, toured Britain and Europe with a variety of musicals including West Side Story, Rocky Horror Show, Little Shop of Horrors and Sweeney Todd. Recent publications include British Pantomime Performance (2007), Singing for Musicals: A Practical Guide (2008), Musical Theatre, Realism and Entertainment (2012), and with Dominic Symonds the edited collection Gestures of Music Theatre: The Performativity of Song and Dance (2014). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Patrick Lonergan

Patrick Lonergan is a lecturer in English at National University of Ireland, Galway. He writes about theatre for The Irish Times and Irish Theatre Magazine. His first book, Theatre and Globalization, was awarded the 2008 Theatre Book Prize. He has authored two Student Editions of plays by Martin McDonagh for Methuen Drama. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Kevin J. Wetmore

Kevin J. Wetmore, Jr. is professor of theatre arts at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, USA, the author and editor of ten books including The Empire Triumphant: Race, Religion and Rebellion in the Star Wars Films, and a contributor to numerous volumes on sci-fi, pop culture and religion, including essays on Godzilla, Star Wars, and Battlestar Galactica. His areas of expertise include Japanese theatre, African theatre, Shakespeare, Greek tragedy, stage combat and comedy. He is co-editor with Patrick Lonergan of Bloomsbury Methuen Drama’s Critical Companions series. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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British Musical Theatre since 1950

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016

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...At the conclusion of a book such as this, a question inevitably arises about the future of the British musical. Given the paucity of critical texts on the subject, the question of the future of scholarship in the field of British musical...

Musicals and Social Change

Robert Gordon

Robert Gordon is Professor of Theatre and Performance at Goldsmiths, University of London, UK and Director of the Pinter Research Centre in Performance and Creative Writing. He has published books on Stoppard and Harold Pinter, on modern acting theories and edited The Oxford Handbook of Sondheim Studies; he is co-editor of The Oxford Handbook of the British Musical. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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British Musical Theatre since 1950

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016

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... Snelson, ‘Ordinary People and British Musicals of the Post-War Decade’, in Robert Gordon and Olaf Jubin (eds), The Oxford Handbook of the British Musical , New York: Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2016....

British Popular Culture and Musical Theatre

Millie Taylor

Millie Taylor is Professor of Musical Theatre at the University of Winchester, UK. She worked as a freelance musical director and, for almost twenty years, toured Britain and Europe with a variety of musicals including West Side Story, Rocky Horror Show, Little Shop of Horrors and Sweeney Todd. Recent publications include British Pantomime Performance (2007), Singing for Musicals: A Practical Guide (2008), Musical Theatre, Realism and Entertainment (2012), and with Dominic Symonds the edited collection Gestures of Music Theatre: The Performativity of Song and Dance (2014). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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British Musical Theatre since 1950

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016

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... is adapted from the chapter by Millie Taylor, ‘Lionel Bart: British Vernacular Theatre’, in Robert Gordon and Olaf Jubin (eds), The Oxford Handbook of the British Musical , New York: Oxford University Press,...