The oxford handbook of the american musical
The Oxford Handbook of The American Musical
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Scholars of the musical will find the first section the most stimulating, which lays out issues in dealing with musicals as historical artifacts as well as ideas of the impartiality of historical chronicles, it introduces readers to important concepts and terms that shape the history of the musical as a genre, and supplement theory with concrete examples that may be accessed through links to the handbook's websi. Drew Provan. Reflecting the concerns of scholars and students ali. Taking the form of a "keywords" bo.
Oxford Handbooks Online. Available in Oxford Handbooks Online Access may be available through your institution, or you can buy or rent chapters. The Oxford Handbook of The American Musical offers new and cutting-edge essays on the most important and compelling issues and topics in the growing, interdisciplinary field of musical-theater and film-musical studies. Taking the form of a "keywords" book, it introduces readers to the concepts and terms that define the history of the musical as a genre and that offer ways to reflect on the specific creative choices that shape musicals and their performance on stage and screen. The handbook offers a cross-section of essays written by leading experts in the field, organized within broad conceptual groups, which together capture the breadth, direction, and tone of musicals studies today. Each essay traces the genealogy of the term or issue it addresses, including related issues and controversies, positions and problematizes those issues within larger bodies of scholarship, and provides specific examples drawn from shows and films. Essays both re-examine traditional topics and introduce underexplored areas.
The book illuminates a fine range of key perspectives in the history and theory of the musical, and Hanvbook all leading experts in the field have organized the twenty-nine essays in this volume around central keywords and concepts in much the same way as one of the primary texts on critical theory. Wollman ; III. However, aimed at students on countless university minor study progra. Added to basket.
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