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Doing the Time Warp: Strange Temporalities and Musical Theatre
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Doing the Time Warp: Strange Temporalities and Musical Theatre (Hardback)

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This book employs the aesthetic principles of musical theater to consider the genre's politics, which can cut against the grain of dominant ideology to establish identities and communities in difference. The musical, a bastion of mainstream theatrical culture, always and already contains a fan culture of outsiders who dream themselves into being in the lineal timespaces of song and dance.



This book employs an array of analytical approaches to the musical in which archival work is as essential as analysis of live performance. It analyzes dramaturgical notes found in Larry Gelbart's papers in the UCLA Performing Arts Collections as well as old sheet music covers and pianola advertisements; equally important are investigations into Sins o' the Flesh, a Rocky Horror shadowcast based in Los Angeles, and interviews with audience members who warped time in Taylor Mac's 24-hour-long popular music extravaganza at St. Ann's Warehouse.

Film, TV & DramaTheatreMusic & DanceMusic BooksMusic: styles & genresMusicals Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC Publication Date: 18/11/2021 ISBN-13: 9781350151703  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Sarah Taylor Ellis is a musical theatre composer and scholar. She writes music that empowers female voices and blurs the boundaries among music theatre, art song, and opera; recent projects include The Trojan Women (libretto by Ellen McLaughlin, recipient of a 2019 Opera America Discovery Grant); These Girls Have Demons (in development with Pittsburgh CLO, semi-finalist for the 2019 Eugene O'Neill National Music Theater Conference); and a steampunk Regency adaptation of Jane Austen's Emma. Sarah is currently Senior Lecturer in Musical Theatre at University Centre Shrewsbury, where she is establishing a new undergraduate musical theatre programme. Her theatre criticism and scholarship has been published in American Theatre, L.A. Weekly, Studies in Musical Theatre, and anthologies with Palgrave and Routledge. Sarah holds a Ph.D. in Theater & Performance Studies from UCLA and a B.A. from Duke University. staylorellis.com

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