Changed for Good: A Feminist History of the Broadway Musical

Changed for Good: A Feminist History of the Broadway Musical

by Stacy Wolf


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780195378245
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 07/07/2011
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 598,605
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Stacy Wolf is Professor of Theater and Director of the Princeton Atelier, Lewis Center for the Arts, Princeton University.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Gender, Genre, and Musical Theatre
Chapter One: 1950s Musicals and Queer Female Duets
Chapter Two: The Single Woman and the Active Female Body in 1960s Musicals
Chapter Three: The Ensemble as Queer "Family"
Chapter Four: Women in the 1980s Megamusicals, Humming the Scenery
Chapter Five: Musicals in the 1990s-2000s: Female Protagonists, First and Last Numbers, and the Intersectional Performance of Race and Gender
Chapter Six: Queer Conventions in the Broadway Musical Wicked
Epilogue: Wicked Divas, Musical Theatre, and Internet Girl Fans

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Changed for Good: A Feminist History of the Broadway Musical 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great brook that's totally accessible to musical fans of all stripes. It's incredibly comprehensive in its reach, detailing a fantastic list of musicals from the forties to the present in terms of their representations of female characters and the complicated, fascinating politics of gender and sexuality in performance. My favorite chapter is on the single female characters in sixties musicals (Sweet Charity, Oliver, Cabaret, etc.) and how the characters'/actors' movement and dancing allows them to overcome and/or resist narratives that aren't so hopeful about living life as a single woman.