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By Robert Gordon,Olaf Jubin,Millie Taylor

ISBN-10: 1472584368

ISBN-13: 9781472584366

ISBN-10: 1472584376

ISBN-13: 9781472584373

This serious creation to British musical theatre considering 1950 is the 1st ebook to debate its post-war advancements from the point of view of British – instead of American – pop culture. The style is positioned in the ancient context of post-war British society with the intention to discover the diversity of types in which major sociocultural moments are represented.

Introductory chapters examine the way in which British musicals have answered to social swap, the types of renowned theatre and tune from which they've got built and their originality in elaborating new narrative techniques because the seventies. A key function of the e-book is its shut readings of twelve key works, from Salad Days (1954) and Oliver! (1960) to international spoil hits resembling Les Misérables (1985) and The Phantom of the Opera (1986) and past, together with the newest severe and box-office luck Matilda (2011). additionally analysed are British favourites (Blood Brothers, 1983), cult exhibits (The Rocky Horror Show, 1975) and musicals with a pre-existing fan-base, similar to Mamma Mia! (1999).

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