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In response to the rapid growth of musical theatre as a global phenomenon, The Oxford Handbook of the Global Stage Musical offers new scholarly approaches to issues arising from these new international markets. The thirty-three essays highlight major aspects of the genre, such as the dominance of Western colonialism in its early production and dissemination, racism and sexism--both in representation and in the industry itself--as well as current conflicts between global and local interests in postmodern cultures. Featuring contributors from seventeen countries, the essays offer informed…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
In response to the rapid growth of musical theatre as a global phenomenon, The Oxford Handbook of the Global Stage Musical offers new scholarly approaches to issues arising from these new international markets. The thirty-three essays highlight major aspects of the genre, such as the dominance of Western colonialism in its early production and dissemination, racism and sexism--both in representation and in the industry itself--as well as current conflicts between global and local interests in postmodern cultures. Featuring contributors from seventeen countries, the essays offer informed insider perspectives that reflect the diversity of the subject and offer in-depth examinations of specific cultural and economic systems.
Autorenporträt
Robert Gordon is Professor of Theatre at Goldsmiths, University of London, where he established the first European MA as well as a BA in Musical Theatre. Robert's many scholarly publications include The Purpose of Playing and British Musical Theatre Since 1950, jointly authored with Olaf Jubin and Millie Taylor. He also edited The Oxford Handbook of Sondheim Studies and, together with Olaf Jubin, The Oxford Handbook of the British Musical. Olaf Jubin was Professor of Musical Theatre and Media Studies at Regent's University London, and is currently teaching at Goldsmiths, University of London. In addition to his publications on the mass media and musical theatre, he is joint author of British Musical Theatre since 1950 (with Robert Gordon and Millie Taylor), co-editor of The Oxford Handbook of the British Musical, and editor of Paris and the Musical: The City of Light on Stage and Screen.