By Robert Gordon,Olaf Jubin,Millie Taylor
Introductory chapters examine the best way British musicals have spoke back to social swap, the different types of renowned theatre and tune from which they've got built and their originality in elaborating new narrative recommendations because the seventies. A key function of the booklet is its shut readings of twelve key works, from Salad Days (1954) and Oliver! (1960) to international break hits comparable to Les Misérables (1985) and The Phantom of the Opera (1986) and past, together with the newest severe and box-office luck Matilda (2011). additionally analysed are British favourites (Blood Brothers, 1983), cult exhibits (The Rocky Horror Show, 1975) and musicals with a pre-existing fan-base, similar to Mamma Mia! (1999).
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British Musical Theatre since 1950 (Critical Companions) by Robert Gordon,Olaf Jubin,Millie Taylor