The Disney Musical on Stage and Screen

Covering early 20th century works such as the first full-length feature film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937), to The Lion King - Broadway's highest grossing production in history, and Frozen (2013), this edited collection offers a ...

Author: George Rodosthenous

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474234184

Category: Literary Criticism

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The Disney Musical: Critical Approaches on Stage and Screen is the first critical treatment of the corporation's hugely successful musicals both on screen and on the stage. Its 13 articles open up a new territory in the critical discussion of the Disney mega-musical, its gender, sexual and racial politics, outreach work and impact of stage, film and television adaptations. Covering early 20th century works such as the first full-length feature film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937), to The Lion King - Broadway's highest grossing production in history, and Frozen (2013), this edited collection offers a diverse range of theoretical engagements that will appeal to readers of film and media studies, musical theatre, cultural studies, and theatre and performance. The volume is divided into three sections to provide a contextual analysis of Disney's most famous musicals: · DISNEY MUSICALS: ON FILM · DISNEY ADAPTATIONS: ON STAGE AND BEYOND · DISNEY MUSICALS: GENDER AND RACE The first section employs film theory, semiotics and film music analysis to explore the animated works and their links to the musical theatre genre. The second section addresses various stage versions and considers Disney's outreach activities, cultural value and productions outside the Broadway theatrical arena. The final section focuses on issues of gender and race portraying representations of race, hetero-normativity, masculinity and femininity in Newsies, Frozen, High School Musical, Aladdin and The Jungle Book. The various chapters address these three aspects of the Disney Musical and offer new critical readings of a vast range of important works from the Disney musical cannon including Enchanted, Mary Poppins, Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Lion King and versions of musicals for television in the early 1990s and 2000s. The critical readings are detailed, open-minded and come to surprising conclusions about the nature of the Disney Musical and its impact.
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Recomposing the Past Representations of Early Music on Stage and Screen

Moving outside of the church, the representation of the secular space is especially interesting in Disney's film given its focus upon musical theatre style ...

Author: James Cook

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351975513

Category: Music

Page: 260

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Recomposing the Past is a book concerned with the complex but important ways in which we engage with the past in modern times. Contributors examine how media on stage and screen uses music, and in particular early music, to evoke and recompose a distant past. Culture, popular and otherwise, is awash with a stylise - sometimes contradictory - musical history. And yet for all its complexities, these representations of the past through music are integral to how our contemporary and collective imaginations understand history. More importantly, they offer a valuable insight into how we understand our musical present. Such representative strategies, the book argues, cross generic boundaries, and as such it brings together a range of multimedia discussion on the subjects of film (Lord of the Rings, Dangerous Liasions), television (Game of Thrones, The Borgias), videogame (Dragon Warrior, Gauntlet), and opera (Written on Skin, Taverner, English ‘dramatick opera’). This collection constitutes a significant, and interdisciplinary, contribution to a growing literature which is unpacking our ongoing creative dialogue with the past. Divided into three complementary sections, grouped not by genre or media but by theme, it considers: ‘Authenticity, Appropriateness, and Recomposing the Past’, ‘Music, Space, and Place: Geography as History’, and ‘Presentness and the Past: Dialogues between Old and New’. Like the musical collage that is our shared multimedia historical soundscape, it is hoped that this collection is, in its eclecticism, more than the sum of its parts.
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The Oxford Handbook of Musical Theatre Screen Adaptations

Accordingly, it is more akin to The Sound of Music, which exists on screen as a film musical (1965) and as two live television musicals (NBC 2013, ...

Author: Dominic McHugh

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190051549

Category: Music

Page: 624

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Hollywood's conversion to sound in the 1920s created an early peak in the film musical, following the immense success of The Jazz Singer. The opportunity to synchronize moving pictures with a soundtrack suited the musical in particular, since the heightened experience of song and dance drew attention to the novelty of the technological development. Until the near-collapse of the genre in the 1960s, the film musical enjoyed around thirty years of development, as landmarks such as The Wizard of Oz, Meet Me in St Louis, Singin' in the Rain, and Gigi showed the exciting possibilities of putting musicals on the silver screen. The Oxford Handbook of Musical Theatre Screen Adaptations traces how the genre of the stage-to-screen musical has evolved, starting with screen adaptations of operettas such as The Desert Song and Rio Rita, and looks at how the Hollywood studios in the 1930s exploited the publication of sheet music as part of their income. Numerous chapters examine specific screen adaptations in depth, including not only favorites such as Annie and Kiss Me, Kate but also some of the lesser-known titles like Li'l Abner and Roberta and problematic adaptations such as Carousel and Paint Your Wagon. Together, the chapters incite lively debates about the process of adapting Broadway for the big screen and provide models for future studies.
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Theatre as Voyeurism

Theatre as Voyeurism (re)defines voyeurism as an 'exchange' between performers and audience members, privileging pleasure (erotic and aesthetic) as a crucial factor in contemporary theatre.

Author: G. Rodosthenous

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137478818

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 230

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Theatre as Voyeurism (re)defines voyeurism as an 'exchange' between performers and audience members, privileging pleasure (erotic and aesthetic) as a crucial factor in contemporary theatre. This intriguing group of essays focuses on artists such as Jan Fabre, Romeo Castellucci, Ann Liv Young, Olivier Dubois and Punchdrunk.
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Twenty First Century Musicals

From Stage to Screen George Rodosthenous. with live musical soundscapes as interdisciplinary process, theatre directing, updating Greek tragedy and the ...

Author: George Rodosthenous

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317234050

Category: Performing Arts

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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 of national identity; race, class and gender; the ‘voice’ and ‘singing live’ on film; authenticity; camp sensibilities; and the celebration of failure are addressed in a series of questions including: How does the film adaptation provide a different viewing experience from the stage version? What themes are highlighted in the film adaptation? What does the new casting bring to the work? Do camera angles dictate a different reading from the stage version? What is lost/gained in the process of adaptation to film? Re-interpreting the contemporary film musical as a compelling art form, Twenty-First Century Musicals is a must-read for any student or scholar keen to broaden their understanding of musical performance.
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Theatre History Studies 2019

edited collection of thirteen essays focuses on the stage and screen musicals produced by Disney, beginning with its first full-length animated film, ...

Author: Sara Freeman

Publisher: University Alabama Press

ISBN: 9780817371135

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 267

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The Oxford Handbook of Musical Theatre Screen Adaptations

The Oxford Handbook of Musical Theatre Screen Adaptations traces how the genre of the stage-to-screen musical has evolved, starting with screen adaptations of operettas such as The Desert Song and Rio Rita, and looks at how the Hollywood ...

Author: Dominic McHugh

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190490003

Category: Music

Page: 624

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Hollywood's conversion to sound in the 1920s created an early peak in the film musical, following the immense success of The Jazz Singer. The opportunity to synchronize moving pictures with a soundtrack suited the musical in particular, since the heightened experience of song and dance drew attention to the novelty of the technological development. Until the near-collapse of the genre in the 1960s, the film musical enjoyed around thirty years of development, as landmarks such as The Wizard of Oz, Meet Me in St Louis, Singin' in the Rain, and Gigi showed the exciting possibilities of putting musicals on the silver screen. The Oxford Handbook of Musical Theatre Screen Adaptations traces how the genre of the stage-to-screen musical has evolved, starting with screen adaptations of operettas such as The Desert Song and Rio Rita, and looks at how the Hollywood studios in the 1930s exploited the publication of sheet music as part of their income. Numerous chapters examine specific screen adaptations in depth, including not only favorites such as Annie and Kiss Me, Kate but also some of the lesser-known titles like Li'l Abner and Roberta and problematic adaptations such as Carousel and Paint Your Wagon. Together, the chapters incite lively debates about the process of adapting Broadway for the big screen and provide models for future studies.
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Theatre as Human Action

The four plays central to this book are the tragedy Macbeth, the landmark African American drama A Raisin in the Sun, the contemporary rock musical Rent, and—new to this edition—the American comedy classic You Can’t Take It with You.

Author: Thomas S. Hischak

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442261099

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 280

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This book is designed for the college student who may be unacquainted with many plays and has seen a limited number of theatre productions. Focusing primarily on four plays—Macbeth, A Raisin in the Sun, Rent, and You Can’t Take It with You—this textbook aims to inform the student about theatre arts, stimulate interest in the art form, lead to critical thinking about theatre, and prepare the student to be a more informed and critical theatregoer. At the beginning of the text, each play is described with plot synopses (and suggested video versions), and then the four representative works are referred to throughout the book. This second edition also features revised and expanded chapters throughout, including on the technical aspects of theatre, the role of the audience and critic,and the diversity of theatre today.
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Peter Pan on Stage and Screen 1904 2010 2d ed

The book features a wealth of rare photos, posters, programs and costume designs. An appendix lists virtually every actor who has performed a featured role in a London, Broadway or Hollywood production of Peter Pan from 1904 to the present.

Author: Bruce K. Hanson

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786486199

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 417

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Recounting the more than century-long stage and screen history of J.M. Barrie’s play Peter Pan, Bruce K. Hanson updates and expands his 1993 volume on “The Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up.” Hanson traces the origin of Barrie’s tale through the first London production in 1904, to various British and American theatrical and film productions up to and including the stage versions of 2010. Included are excerpts of interviews with actresses Dinah Sheridan, Mary Martin and Sandy Duncan, all of whom portrayed Peter Pan on stage, and Betty Comden and Adolph Green, lyricists for the 1954 Broadway musical. The book features a wealth of rare photos, posters, programs and costume designs. An appendix lists virtually every actor who has performed a featured role in a London, Broadway or Hollywood production of Peter Pan from 1904 to the present.
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Disney Ingenue Songbook

Contents: Almost There (From The Princess and The Frog) -- Belle (Reprise) (From Beauty and The Beast) -- Beyond My Wildest Dreams (From The Little Mermaid / A Broadway Musical) -- A Change In Me (From Beauty and The Beast: The Broadway ...

Author: Hal Leonard Corp

Publisher: Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation

ISBN: 1495090876

Category: Music

Page: 168

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Contents: Almost There (From The Princess and The Frog) -- Belle (Reprise) (From Beauty and The Beast) -- Beyond My Wildest Dreams (From The Little Mermaid / A Broadway Musical) -- A Change In Me (From Beauty and The Beast: The Broadway Musical) -- Colors of The Wind (From Pocahontas) -- A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes (From Cinderella) -- Follow Your Heart (From Cinderella II: Dreams Come True) -- For The First Time In Forever (From Frozen) -- Home (From Beauty and The Beast: The Broadway Musical) -- How Far I'll Go (From Moana) -- I See The Light (From Tangled) -- I Won't Say (I'm In Love) (From Hercules) -- I Wonder (From Sleeping Beauty) -- Just Around The Riverbend (From Pocahontas) -- Let It Go (From Frozen) -- On The Steps of The Palace (Film Version) (From Into The Woods) -- Part of Your World (From The Little Mermaid) -- Reflection (From Mulan) -- So This Is Love (From Cinderella) -- Some Day My Prince Will Come (From Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs) -- That's How You Know (From Enchanted) -- This Is Me (From Camp Rock) -- True Love's Kiss (From Enchanted) -- Watch What Happens (From Newsies The Musical) -- When Will My Life Begin? (From Tangled) -- Where Do I Go From Here (From Pocahontas II: Journey To A New World) -- The World Above (From The Little Mermaid / A Broadway Musical).
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From Camelot to Spamalot

The book considers how musical versions in twentieth and twenty-first century popular culture interpret the legend of King Arthur, contending that music guides the audience to understand this well-known tale and its characters in new and ...

Author: Megan Woller

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780197511053

Category: Music

Page: 256

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For centuries, Arthurian legend has captured imaginations throughout Europe and the Americas with its tales of Camelot, romance, and chivalry. The ever-shifting, age-old tale of King Arthur and his world is one which depends on retellings for its endurance in the cultural imagination. Using adaptation theory as a framework, From Camelot to Spamalot foregrounds the role of music in selected Arthurian adaptations, examining six stage and film musicals. The book considers how musical versions in twentieth and twenty-first century popular culture interpret the legend of King Arthur, contending that music guides the audience to understand this well-known tale and its characters in new and unexpected ways. All of the productions considered include an overtly modern perspective on the legend, intruding and even commenting on the tale of King Arthur. Shifting from an idealistic utopia to a silly place, the myriad notions of Camelot offer a look at the importance of myth in American popular culture. Author Megan Woller's approach, rooted in the literary theory of scholars like Linda Hutcheon, highlights the intertextual connections between chosen works and Arthurian legend. In so doing, From Camelot to Spamalot intersects with and provides a timely contribution to several different fields of study, from adaptation studies and musical theater studies to film studies and Arthurian studies.
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A Critical Companion to the American Stage Musical

See my article,“Not Only on Broadway: Disney JR. and Disney KIDS Across the US,” in The Disney Musical: Stage, Screen, and Beyond (Rodosthenous 2017).

Author: Elizabeth L. Wollman

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472510488

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 312

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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 the early 20th century to the present. Emphasis is placed on commercial, artistic and cultural events that influenced the Broadway musical for an ever-renewing, increasingly broad and diverse audience: the Gilded Age, the Great Depression, the World War II era, the British invasion in the 1980s and the media age at the turn of the twenty-first century. Supplementary essays by leading scholars provide detailed focus on the American musical's production and preservation, as well as its influence on daily life on the local, national, and international levels. For students, these essays provide models of varying approaches and interpretation, equipping them with the skills and understanding to develop their own analysis of key productions.
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15 Disney Vocal Duets

(Vocal Duet). A selection of 15 original duets from classic through contemporary Disney films and Broadway stage musicals. For various voice combinations and printed in original keys.

Author: Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation

Publisher: Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation

ISBN: 1480369004

Category: Music

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(Vocal Duet). A selection of 15 original duets from classic through contemporary Disney films and Broadway stage musicals. For various voice combinations and printed in original keys. Includes: Can You Feel the Love Tonight * Feed the Birds * I See the Light * Love Is an Open Door * No Matter What * Something There * Sweet Child * A Whole New World * and more.
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The World of Musicals An Encyclopedia of Stage Screen and Song 2 volumes

... (BrOadway) Theater: New Amsterdam Theatre, 2,619 performances Music and ... the Disney film classic Mary Poppins and adapted it for the theatrical stage ...

Author: Mark A. Robinson

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440800979

Category: Social Science

Page: 877

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This wide-ranging, two-volume encyclopedia of musicals old and new will captivate young fans—and prove invaluable to those contemplating staging a musical production. • Offers 700 alphabetically arranged entries related to musicals in theatre, film, and television • Spans the history of musical theatre from Gilbert and Sullivan operettas in the late 1800s to the present • Concentrates on musicals that are historically important and/or of mainstream interest, as well as those that might be examined in a high school music, music history, or theatre class • Features a teacher-friendly guide to the most popular musicals performed by high schools, discussing casting/characters, costume needs, notes on the difficulty of the music, and more • Includes a selected bibliography, discography, and videography as well as a chronology capturing key events in the history of the musical
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The Singer s Musical Theatre Anthology Volume 3

(Vocal Collection). 42 songs.

Author: Hal Leonard Corp.

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9781480318908

Category: Music

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(Vocal Collection). 42 songs. Highlights: All I Care About (Chicago) * The Baby Song (I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change) * The Bulls (Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris) * The Devil You Know (Side Show) * Gaston (Beauty and the Beast) * Gigi (Gigi) * The Greatest Star of All (Sunset Boulevard) * Happily Every After (Company) * I Confess (Footloose) * I Hate Musicals (Ruthless) * If I Can't Love Her (Beauty and the Beast) * If I Sing (Closer Than Ever) * Isn't It? (Saturday Night) * It's Hard to Speak My Heart (Parade) * Justice Will Be Done (Martin Guerre) * The Kid Inside (Is There Life After High School?) * Laughing Matters (When Pigs Fly) * Les Poissons (The Little Mermaid, film) * Lucky to Be Me (On the Town) * Me (Beauty and the Beast) * A Rhyme for Angela (The Firebrand of Florence) * Smile (Smile) * There She Is (Titanic) * Where Was I When They Passed Out the Luck (Minnie's Boys) * You Should Be Loved (Side Show)
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Free and Easy

The most up-to-date text on the subject, with uniquely comprehensive coverage and employing the very latest concepts and research Surveys centuries of music history from the music and dance of Native Americans to contemporary music ...

Author: Sean Griffin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781405194969

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 376

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Introduction -- Overture: musical traditions before cinema -- You ain't heard nothin' yet: the sound revolution -- Face the music and dance: the depression -- Singing a song of freedom: World War II -- There's beauty everywhere: MGM and the freed unit -- Something's gotta give: the postwar musical -- Bustin' out all over: the rise of the musical blockbuster -- In a minor key: the B musical and beyond -- The sound of money: musicals in the 1960s -- Whistling in the dark: a genre in crisis -- Can't stop the music: musicals and the new Hollywood -- Just like Scheherezade: reviving the musical film genre
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Contemporary Musical Film

This edited collection, bringing together a number of international scholars, 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 ...

Author: Kevin J. Donnelly

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9781474413138

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 208

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Since the turn of the millennium, films such as Chicago (2002) and Phantom of the Opera (2004) have reinvigorated the popularity of the screen musical. This edited collection, bringing together a number of international scholars, 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). Looking at the varying aesthetic function of soundtrack and lyric in films like Disney's wildly popular Frozen (2013) and the Fast and the Furious franchise, or the self-reflexive commentary of the 'post-millennial rock musical', this wide-ranging collection breaks new ground in its study of this multifaceted genre.
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Musicals in Film A Guide to the Genre

This wide-ranging guide introduces (or reintroduces) readers to movie musicals past and present, enabling them to experience the development of this uniquely American art form—and discover films they'll love.

Author: Thomas S. Hischak

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440844232

Category: Social Science

Page: 449

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This wide-ranging guide introduces (or reintroduces) readers to movie musicals past and present, enabling them to experience the development of this uniquely American art form—and discover films they'll love. • Shows how the genre developed over time, from the 1920s to the present • Shares fascinating insights about musicals with which the reader is already familiar • Offers information on many lesser-known musicals • Helps readers find film musicals that are similar to those they know and like • Introduces important performers, directors, and songwriters • Includes photographic stills from famous movie musicals
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Focus On 100 Most Popular 2010s Fantasy Films

a b c d e f "Production Begins on Disney's Musical INTO THE 21. 22. ... "The bigscreen adaptation welcomes songs from the stage musical, including "Children ...

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Whoopi Goldberg on Stage and Screen

... in the Disney films Sister Act and Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit; ... Chapter 10:Returning to Her Roots: Back to Broadway and Beyond, discusses the ...

Author: Lisa Pertillar Brevard

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786468874

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 264

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"All at once, and without apology or shame, the name Whoopi Goldberg conjures images of laughter, sex, surprise, versatility, African heritage, and Jewish identity, to name a few. This book provides an overview of some of Goldberg's most important efforts on Broadway and in major motion pictures, television, and the world of social activism"--Provided by publisher.
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