Directors and the New Musical Drama: British and American Musical Theatre in the 1980s and 90s

Directors and the New Musical Drama: British and American Musical Theatre in the 1980s and 90s

by M. Lundskaer-Nielsen

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Overview

Directors and the New Musical Drama: British and American Musical Theatre in the 1980s and 90s by M. Lundskaer-Nielsen

This is one of the first books to offer a rigorous analysis of the enormous changes in the musical theatre during the 1980s and 90s. In addition, it focuses on the contribution of well-known, serious theatre directors to the mainstream Musical Theatre and it is the first book to offer a dual Anglo-American perspective on this subject.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780230601291
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 05/19/2008
Series: Palgrave Studies in Theatre and Performance History
Edition description: 2008
Pages: 231
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.03(d)

About the Author

Dr. Miranda Lundskaer-Nielsen is a founding producer of the New York Musical Theatre Festival and a Senior Lecturer in Drama at Bath Spa University, England.

Table of Contents

Challenge from Within: Harold Prince in Context
• The Prince Legacy: Musical Drama on Broadway
• Cultural Barricades: British Musicals in the Eighties and Nineties *Beyond the Logos: West End Musical Drama
• New Horizons: Musical Drama in the Non-Profit Theatre *Expanding Boundaries: Non-profit Directors in the Nineties
• British Directors and the Classic American Musicals
• Afterlife: Reinterpreting the Canon

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