The Oxford Handbook of the British Musical

Gordon, Robert J. and Jubin, Olaf, eds. 2017. The Oxford Handbook of the British Musical. New York: Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780199988747 [Edited Book]

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Abstract or Description

The first collection of scholarly essays on the British musical from its origin in 1727 to 2017.

First comprehensive academic survey of the British musical

Focuses on musicals as an expression of British cultural identity

First scholarly treatment of post-2000 British musicals

Addresses contributions by both well-known figures like Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber and also lesser-known or overlooked figures like Ivor Novello and Leslie Bricusse

first scholarly survey of Black and British musicals

compares British and American musical theatre on a critical and historical scale

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Edited Book

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Theatre and Performance (TAP) > The Pinter Centre for Performance and Creative Writing (PCPCW)


19 January 2017

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23 Jul 2018 11:24

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03 Dec 2020 12:19


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