Directors and the New Musical Drama: British and American Musical Theatre in the 1980s and 90s

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Palgrave Macmillan, Mar 15, 2008 - Literary Criticism - 231 pages
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Directors and the New Musical Drama offers a fresh perspective on the dramatic shifts in musical theatre in the 1980s and 90s. Miranda Lundskaer-Nielsen explores the cultural differences between British and American musicals, examines their critical reception, and demonstrates the crucial role of British and American directors in developing musical dramas that have initiated change in the parameters of this popular art form. Starting with the provocative idea of the “British Invasion,” this volume includes analysis of groundbreaking musicals such as Sunday in the Park with George, Les MisÚrables and Jelly’s Last Jam, as well as interviews with leading musical theatre writers, directors and producers.

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Dr. Miranda Lundskaer-Nielsen is a founding producer of the New York Musical Theatre Festival and a Senior Lecturer in Drama at Bath Spa University, England.

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