The Palgrave Handbook of Musical Theatre Producers

This handbook is the first to provide a systematic investigation of the various roles of producers in commercial and not-for-profit musical theatre.

Author: Laura MacDonald

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137433084

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 559

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This handbook is the first to provide a systematic investigation of the various roles of producers in commercial and not-for-profit musical theatre. Featuring fifty-one essays written by international specialists in the field, it offers new insights into the world of musical theatre, its creation and its promotion. Key areas of investigation include the lives and works of producers whose work is part of a US and worldwide musical theatre legacy, as well as the largely critically-neglected role of the musical theatre producer in the making, marketing, and performance of musicals. Also explored are the shifting roles of producers in musical theatre and their popular portrayals, offering a reader-friendly collection for fans, scholars, students, and practitioners of musical theatre alike.
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The Oxford Handbook of the British Musical

... Lyricist's Letters (OUP, 2014); chapters in The Routledge Companion to Music and Visual Culture and The Palgrave Handbook of Musical Theatre Producers; ...

Author: Robert Gordon

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199988747

Category: Music

Page: 754

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The first comprehensive academic survey of British musical theatre from its origins, The Oxford Handbook of the British Musical offers both a historical account of musical theatre from 1728 and a range of in-depth critical analyses of key works and productions that illustrate its aesthetic values and sociocultural meanings.
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Theatre as Human Action

The Palgrave Handbook of Musical Theatre Producers. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017. Marshall, Norman. The Producer and the Play.

Author: Thomas S. Hischak

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9781538126431

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 304

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Theatre as Human Action: An Introduction to Theatre Arts, Third Edition 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, 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. The four plays central to this book are the tragedy Macbeth, the landmark African American drama A Raisin in the Sun, the American comedy classic You Can’t Take It with You, and—new to this edition—the contemporary hip-hop musical Hamilton. At the beginning of the text, each play is described with plot synopses (and suggested video versions), and then these four representative works are referred to throughout the book. In addition to looking at both the theoretical and practical aspects of theatre arts—from the nature of theatre and drama to how it reflects society—the author also explains the processes that playwrights, actors, designers, directors, producers, and critics go through. In addition to Hamilton, this edition includes full color images throughout, as well as revised chapters and expanded and updated material on the technical aspects of theatre, coverage of children’s theatre and British theatre, the role of drama as therapy, and the importance of diversity in theatre today. Structured into ten chapters, each looking at a major area or artist—and concluding with the audience and critics—the unique approach of Theatre as Human Action thoroughly addresses all of the major topics to be found in an introduction to theatre text.
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The Routledge Companion to the Contemporary Musical

Aaron C. Thomas is Assistant Professor in the School of Theatre at Florida ... Texas Theatre Journal, The Palgrave Handbook of Musical Theatre Producers, ...

Author: Jessica Sternfeld

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134851850

Category: Music

Page: 486

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The Routledge Companion to the Contemporary Musical is dedicated to the musical’s evolving relationship to American culture in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. In the past decade-and-a-half, international scholars from an ever-widening number of disciplines and specializations have been actively contributing to the interdisciplinary field of musical theater studies. Musicals have served not only to mirror the sociopolitical, economic, and cultural tenor of the times, but have helped shape and influence it, in America and across the globe: a genre that may seem, at first glance, light-hearted and escapist serves also as a bold commentary on society. Forty-four essays examine the contemporary musical as an ever-shifting product of an ever-changing culture. This volume sheds new light on the American musical as a thriving, contemporary performing arts genre, one that could have died out in the post-Tin Pan Alley era but instead has managed to remain culturally viable and influential, in part by newly embracing a series of complex contradictions. At present, the American musical is a live, localized, old-fashioned genre that has simultaneously developed into an increasingly globalized, tech-savvy, intensely mediated mass entertainment form. Similarly, as it has become increasingly international in its scope and appeal, the stage musical has also become more firmly rooted to Broadway—the idea, if not the place—and thus branded as a quintessentially American entertainment.
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Children Childhood and Musical Theater

... co-editor of The Cambridge Companion to the Musical (2002; 2nd ed., 2008; 3rd ed., 2017) and The Palgrave Handbook of Musical Theatre Producers (2017).

Author: James Leve

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317167730

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 264

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Bringing together scholars from musicology, literature, childhood studies, and theater, this volume examines the ways in which children's musicals tap into adult nostalgia for childhood while appealing to the needs and consumer potential of the child. The contributors take up a wide range of musicals, including works inspired by the books of children's authors such as Roald Dahl, P.L. Travers, and Francis Hodgson Burnett; created by Rodgers and Hammerstein, Lionel Bart, and other leading lights of musical theater; or conceived for a cast made up entirely of children. The collection examines musicals that propagate or complicate normative attitudes regarding what childhood is or should be. It also considers the child performer in movie musicals as well as in professional and amateur stage musicals. This far-ranging collection highlights the special place that musical theater occupies in the imaginations and lives of children as well as adults. The collection comes at a time of increased importance of musical theater in the lives of children and young adults.
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Critical Perspectives on Contemporary Plays by Women

... the Public Theater,” in The Palgrave Handbook of Musical Theatre Producers, ed. Laura MacDonald and William Everett (New York: Palgrave, 2017), 369–75.

Author: Penny Farfan

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472054350

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 326

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Explores how women playwrights illuminate the contemporary world and contribute to its reshaping
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iBroadway

Musical Theatre in the Digital Age Jessica Hillman-McCord ... Theatre History Studies, and The Palgrave Handbook of Musical Theatre Producers.

Author: Jessica Hillman-McCord

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319648767

Category: Social Science

Page: 365

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This book argues that the digital revolution has fundamentally altered the way musicals are produced, followed, admired, marketed, reviewed, researched, taught, and even cast. In the first hundred years of its existence, commercial musical theatre functioned on one basic model. However, with the advent of digital and network technologies, every musical theatre artist and professional has had to adjust to swift and unanticipated change. Due to the historically commercial nature of the musical theatre form, it offers a more potent test case to reveal the implications of this digital shift than other theatrical art forms. Rather than merely reflecting technological change, musical theatre scholarship and practice is at the forefront of the conversation about art in the digital age. This book is essential reading for musical theatre fans and scholars alike.
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The Empire at the Op ra

Theatre, Power and Music in Second Empire Paris Mark Everist ... Cambridge Companion to the Musical and the Palgrave Handbook of Musical Theatre Producers.

Author: Mark Everist

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108904728

Category: Music

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Although nineteenth-century legislation had tried to ensure a precise separation between genre and institution for Parisian music in the theatre, it had inadvertently laid out a field on which the politics of genre could be played out as agents and actors of all types deployed various forms of artistic power. During the Second Empire, from 1854 until 1870, the state took over day-to-day control of the Opéra in ways that were without precedent. Every element of the Opéra's activity was subjugated to the exigency of Empire; the selection or artists, works and more general questions of artistic policy were handed over to politicians. The Opéra effectively became a branch of government. The result was a stagnation of the Opéra's repertory, and beneficiaries were the composers of larger-scale works for competing organisations: the Opéra Comique and the Théâtre Lyrique.
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The Cambridge Companion to American Theatre since 1945

With William A. Everett, she edited The Palgrave Handbook of Musical Theatre Producers (2017). Together with Ryan Donovan, she is editing The Routledge ...

Author: Julia Listengarten

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108570268

Category: Drama

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The Cambridge Companion to American Theatre since 1945 provides an overview and analysis of developments in the organization and practices of American theatre. It examines key demographic and geographical shifts American theatre after 1945 experienced in spectatorship, and addresses the economic, social, and political challenges theatre artists have faced across cultural climates and geographical locations. Specifically, it explores artistic communities, collaborative practices, and theatre methodologies across mainstream, regional, and experimental theatre practices, forms, and expressions. As American theatre has embraced diversity in practice and representation, the volume examines the various creative voices, communities, and perspectives that prior to the 1940s was mostly excluded from the theatrical landscape. This diversity has led to changing dramaturgical and theatrical languages that take us in to the twenty-first century. These shifting perspectives and evolving forms of theatrical expressions paved the ground for contemporary American theatrical innovation.
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America in the Round

For more on musical theatre producers, see Laura MacDonald and William Everett, eds., The Palgrave Handbook of Musical Theatre Producers (New York: Palgrave ...

Author: Donatella Galella

Publisher: Studies Theatre Hist & Culture

ISBN: 9781609386252

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 314

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More than a chronicle, America in the Round is a critical history that reveals how far Washington D.C.'s Arena Stage could go with its budget and racially liberal politics, and how Arena both disputed and duplicated systems of power. With an innovative "in the round" approach, the narrative simulates sitting in different parts of the arena space to see the theatre through different lenses--economics, racial dynamics, and American identity.
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Intertextuality in Music

... Companion to the Musical (with Paul Laird, now in its third edition) and The Palgrave Handbook of Musical Theatre Producers (with Laura MacDonald).

Author: Violetta Kostka

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000397321

Category: Music

Page: 248

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The concept of intertextuality – namely, the meaning generated by interrelations between different texts – was coined in the 1960s among literary theorists and has been widely applied since then to many other disciplines, including music. Intertextuality in Music: Dialogic Composition provides a systematic investigation of musical intertextuality not only as a general principle of musical creativity but also as a diverse set of devices and techniques that have been consciously developed and applied by many composers in the pursuit of various artistic and aesthetic goals. Intertextual techniques, as this collection reveals, have borne a wide range of results, such as parody, paraphrase, collage and dialogues with and between the past and present. In the age of sampling and remix culture, the very notion of intertextuality seems to have gained increased momentum and visibility, even though the principle of creating new music on the basis of pre-existing music has a long history both inside and outside the Western tradition. The book provides a general survey of musical intertextuality, with a special focus on music from the second half of the twentieth century, but also including examples ranging from the nineteenth century to the second decade of the twenty-first century. The volume is intended to inspire and stimulate new work in intertextual studies in music.
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Theatre History Studies 2019

The Palgrave Handbook of Musical Theatre Producers. New York: Palgrave, 2017. McAvinchey, Caoimbe, Lucy Richardson, and Fabio Santos, eds.

Author: Sara Freeman

Publisher: University Alabama Press

ISBN: 9780817371135

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 267

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Researching Secular Music and Dance in the Early United States

... 2008; 3rd ed., 2017) and The Palgrave Handbook of Musical Theatre Producers (2017). Everett serves as series editor for Elements in Musical Theatre, ...

Author: Laura Lohman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000388954

Category: Music

Page: 228

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This book provides a practical introduction to researching and performing early Anglo-American secular music and dance with attention to their place in society. Supporting growing interest among scholars and performers spanning numerous disciplines, this book contributes quality new scholarship to spur further research on this overshadowed period of American music and dance. Organized in three parts, the chapters offer methodological and interpretative guidance and model varied approaches to contemporary scholarship. The first part introduces important bibliographic tools and models their use in focused examinations of individual objects of material musical culture. The second part illustrates methods of situating dance and its music in early American society as relevant to scholars working in multiple disciplines. The third part examines contemporary performance of early American music and dance from three distinct perspectives ranging from ethnomusicological fieldwork and phenomenology to the theatrical stage. Dedicated to scholar Kate Van Winkle Keller, this volume builds on her legacy of foundational contributions to the study of early American secular music, dance, and society. It provides an essential resource for all those researching and performing music and dance from the revolutionary era through the early nineteenth century.
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Performance and the Disney Theme Park Experience

Christina Gutierrez-Dennehy is Assistant Professor of Theatre History, Acting, ... she edited The Palgrave Handbook of Musical Theatre Producers (2017).

Author: Jennifer A. Kokai

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030293222

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Music Preferred

... 2008; 3rd ed., 2017) and The Palgrave Handbook of Musical Theatre Producers (2017). Iain Fenlon has now retired from teaching at the Faculty of Music, ...

Author: Lorraine Byrne Bodley

Publisher: Hollitzer Wissenschaftsverlag

ISBN: 9783990124031

Category: Music

Page: 784

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The contributions to this Festschrift, honouring the distinguished Irish musicologist Harry White on his sixtieth birthday, have wide repercussions and span a broad timeframe. But for all its variety, this volume is built around two axes: on the one hand, attention is focussed on the history of music and literature in Ireland and the British Isles, and on the other, topics of the German and Austrian musical past. In both cases it reflects the particular interest of a scholar, whose playful, sometimes unconventional way of approaching his subject is so refreshing and time and again leads to innovative, surprising insights. It also reflects a scholar, who – for all the broadening of his perspectives that has taken place over the years – has always adhered to the strands of his scholarly preoccupations that have become dear to him: the music of the 'Austro-Italian Baroque', and Irish musical culture first and foremost. An international cast of authors announces the sustaining influence of Harry White's wide-ranging research. Professor Dr Thomas Hochradner Chair of the Department of Musicology University of Music and Dramatic Arts Mozarteum Salzburg
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Leonard Bernstein

15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 Meets Broadway: Collaborative ... The Palgrave Handbook of Musical Theatre Producers (New York, 2017), pp.

Author: Paul R. Laird

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 9781780239514

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 216

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Leonard Bernstein was one of twentieth-century music’s most successful and recognizable figures. In a career spanning five decades, he conducted many of the world’s leading orchestras and composed scores for landmark musicals such as West Side Story. With an iron self-belief, he negotiated risky and challenging musical situations that resulted in always passionate, if sometimes mixed, reviews. Published to coincide with the hundredth anniversary of Bernstein’s birth, this engaging new biography provides a concise overview of the life and work of a prodigiously talented, endlessly enthralling, and controversial musician. Drawing on more than thirty years of study, leading Bernstein scholar Paul R. Laird describes Bernstein’s work as a conductor, composer, music educator, and commentator, evaluating all of his major compositions. Laird also explores the impact of Bernstein’s complicated personal life on his professional work, including his homosexuality and many affairs with men, and his strong yet difficult marriage. Featuring original insights into Bernstein’s life and work, including information gleaned from a 1982 interview with Bernstein, Laird’s book is the ideal introduction to Bernstein’s eclectic musical style and complex character, showing how both fit within the larger world of twentieth-century music.
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Feuding Fan Dancers

Ultra-Talk: Johnny Cash, the Mafia, Shakespeare, Drum Music, St. Teresa of Avila, ... The Palgrave Handbook of Musical Theatre Producers.

Author: Leslie Zemeckis

Publisher: Catapult

ISBN: 9781640090606

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

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Discover two forgotten icons from the golden age of entertainment: the lost stories of Sally Rand and Faith Bacon—women who each claimed to be the inventor of the notorious fan dance in this "detailed, deeply researched, and compelling" feminist history (Chicago Tribune). Some women capture our attention like no others. Faith Bacon and Sally Rand were beautiful blondes from humble backgrounds who shot to fame behind a pair of oversize ostrich fans, but with very different outcomes. Sally Rand would go on to perform for the millions who attended the 1933 World’s Fair in Chicago, becoming America’s sweetheart. Faith Bacon—the Marilyn Monroe of her time who was once anointed the “world’s most beautiful woman”—would experience the dark side of fame and slip into drug use. It was the golden age of American entertainment, and Bacon and Rand fought their way through the competitive showgirl scene of New York with grit and perseverance. They played peek-a-boo with their lives, allowing their audiences to see only slivers of themselves. A hint of a breast? A forbidden love affair? They were both towering figures, goddesses, icons. Until the world started to change. Little is known about who they really were, until now. Feuding Fan Dancers tells the story of two remarkable women during a tumultuous time in entertainment history. Leslie Zemeckis has pieced together their story and—nearly one hundred years later—both women come alive again.
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The Black Circuit

... please see Rashida Z. Shaw McMahon, “I Am Them': Tyler Perry's Black Musical Theater for the Masses,” in Palgrave Handbook of Musical Theatre Producers, ...

Author: Rashida Z. Shaw McMahon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351401623

Category: Social Science

Page: 194

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The Black Circuit: Race, Performance, and Spectatorship in Black Popular Theatre presents the first book-length study of Chitlin Circuit theatre, the most popular and controversial form of Black theatre to exist outside the purview of Broadway since the 1980s. Through historical and sociological research, Rashida Z. Shaw McMahon links the fraught racial histories in American slave plantations and early African American cuisine to the performance sites of nineteenth-century minstrelsy, early-twentieth-century vaudeville, and mid-twentieth-century gospel musicals. The Black Circuit traces this rise of a Black theatrical popular culture that exemplifies W. E. B. Du Bois’s 1926 parameters of "for us, near us, by us, and about us," with critical differences that, McMahon argues, complicate our understanding of performance and spectatorship in African American theatre. McMahon shows how an integrated and evolving network of consumerism, culture, circulation, exchange, ideologies, and meaning making has emerged in the performance environments of Chitlin Circuit theatre that is reflective of the broader influences at play in acts of minority spectatorship. She labels this network the Black Circuit.
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The African Experience in Colonial Virginia

Her published work appears in The Palgrave Handbook of Musical Theatre Producers, Pennsylvania History Journal, JADT, and Complutense Journal of English 201 ...

Author: Colita Nichols Fairfax

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476640020

Category: Social Science

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The State of Virginia recognizes the 1619 landing of Africans at Point Comfort (present-day Hampton) as a complicated beginning. This collection of new essays reckons with this historical fact, with discussions of the impacts 400 years later. Chapters cover different perspectives about the "20 and odd" who landed, offering insights into how enslavement continues to affect the lives of their descendants. The often overlooked experiences of women in enslavement are discussed.
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Applications of Blockchain in Healthcare

In The Palgrave handbook of musical theatre producers (pp. 343–349). Makhdoom, I., Abolhasan, M., Abbas, H., & Ni, W. (2019). Blockchain's adoption in IoT: ...

Author: Suyel Namasudra

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9789811595479

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 267

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This book discusses applications of blockchain in healthcare sector. The security of confidential and sensitive data is of utmost importance in healthcare industry. The introduction of blockchain methods in an effective manner will bring secure transactions in a peer-to-peer network. The book also covers gaps of the current available books/literature available for use cases of Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) in healthcare. The information and applications discussed in the book are immensely helpful for researchers, database professionals, and practitioners. The book also discusses protocols, standards, and government regulations which are very useful for policymakers. /div /div /div /div /div /div /div /div /div /div /div /div /div /div /div /div /div /div /div /div
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