Paperback British musical theatre since 1950 /
Publication year: 2016
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Bloomsbury Methuen Drama,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 1472584368 9781472584366 (pbk):
This critical introduction to British musical theatre since 1950 discusses its post-war developments from the perspective of British - as opposed to American - popular culture. The genre is situated within the historical context of post-war British society in order to explore the range of forms through which significant sociocultural moments are represented. Introductory chapters analyse the way British musicals have responded to social change, the forms of popular theatre and music from which they have developed and their originality in elaborating new narrative strategies since the 70s.
Series title: Critical companions
Extent: 288 pages : illustrations (black and white).