By Robert Gordon,Olaf Jubin,Millie Taylor
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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