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By Robert Gordon,Olaf Jubin,Millie Taylor

This serious creation to British musical theatre given that 1950 is the 1st publication to debate its post-war advancements from the viewpoint of British – in preference to American – pop culture. The style is positioned in the old context of post-war British society which will discover the diversity of kinds wherein major sociocultural moments are represented.

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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