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Changed for Good: A Feminist History of the Broadway Musical

Stacy Wolf

Abstract

This book demonstrates how the history of the Broadway musical is inseparable from the history of U.S. women, and argues that this mainstream, commercial form has been dominated by women onstage as performers and offstage as spectators and fans. Beginning in the 1950s and organized by decade, the book examines women in musicals and in the context of U.S. culture, considering both the representation of women—that is, images of women—and the labor of the female performer—that is, her centrality to the musical as performance. In addition to surveying key ideas around gender and sexuality in each ... More

Keywords: Broadway, musical, feminist, women, performance, commercial theatre, dance, music, sceneography, Wicked

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780195378238
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195378238.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stacy Wolf, author
Lewis Center for the Arts, Princeton University
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