The Disney Musical on Stage and Screen

This short introduction will establish three main frameworks for reading the Disney musical in its stage and film incarnations. I will suggest that we revisit musicals not only as popular entertainment (Dyer, Taylor) or as a globalized ...

Author: George Rodosthenous

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474234186

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

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The Disney Musical: Critical Approaches on Stage and Screen is the first critical treatment of the corporation's hugely successful musicals both on screen and on the stage. Its 13 articles open up a new territory in the critical discussion of the Disney mega-musical, its gender, sexual and racial politics, outreach work and impact of stage, film and television adaptations. Covering early 20th century works such as the first full-length feature film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937), to The Lion King - Broadway's highest grossing production in history, and Frozen (2013), this edited collection offers a diverse range of theoretical engagements that will appeal to readers of film and media studies, musical theatre, cultural studies, and theatre and performance. The volume is divided into three sections to provide a contextual analysis of Disney's most famous musicals: · DISNEY MUSICALS: ON FILM · DISNEY ADAPTATIONS: ON STAGE AND BEYOND · DISNEY MUSICALS: GENDER AND RACE The first section employs film theory, semiotics and film music analysis to explore the animated works and their links to the musical theatre genre. The second section addresses various stage versions and considers Disney's outreach activities, cultural value and productions outside the Broadway theatrical arena. The final section focuses on issues of gender and race portraying representations of race, hetero-normativity, masculinity and femininity in Newsies, Frozen, High School Musical, Aladdin and The Jungle Book. The various chapters address these three aspects of the Disney Musical and offer new critical readings of a vast range of important works from the Disney musical cannon including Enchanted, Mary Poppins, Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Lion King and versions of musicals for television in the early 1990s and 2000s. The critical readings are detailed, open-minded and come to surprising conclusions about the nature of the Disney Musical and its impact.

The Oxford Handbook of Musical Theatre Screen Adaptations

Accordingly, it is more akin to The Sound of Music, which exists on screen as a film musical (1965) and as two live television musicals (NBC 2013, ITV 2015), than to Annie. 5. Linda Hutcheon, A Theory of Adaptation (New York: Routledge, ...

Author: Dominic McHugh

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019005154X

Category: Music

Page: 624

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Hollywood's conversion to sound in the 1920s created an early peak in the film musical, following the immense success of The Jazz Singer. The opportunity to synchronize moving pictures with a soundtrack suited the musical in particular, since the heightened experience of song and dance drew attention to the novelty of the technological development. Until the near-collapse of the genre in the 1960s, the film musical enjoyed around thirty years of development, as landmarks such as The Wizard of Oz, Meet Me in St Louis, Singin' in the Rain, and Gigi showed the exciting possibilities of putting musicals on the silver screen. The Oxford Handbook of Musical Theatre Screen Adaptations traces how the genre of the stage-to-screen musical has evolved, starting with screen adaptations of operettas such as The Desert Song and Rio Rita, and looks at how the Hollywood studios in the 1930s exploited the publication of sheet music as part of their income. Numerous chapters examine specific screen adaptations in depth, including not only favorites such as Annie and Kiss Me, Kate but also some of the lesser-known titles like Li'l Abner and Roberta and problematic adaptations such as Carousel and Paint Your Wagon. Together, the chapters incite lively debates about the process of adapting Broadway for the big screen and provide models for future studies.

Twenty First Century Musicals

He has edited the books Theatre as Voyeurism: the Pleasures of Watching (Palgrave), Contemporary Approaches to Greek Tragedy: Auteurship and Directorial Visions (Bloomsbury Methuen Drama) and The Disney Musical on Stage and Screen: ...

Author: George Rodosthenous

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317234057

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 236

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Twenty-First Century Musicals stakes a place for the musical in today’s cinematic landscape, taking a look at leading contemporary shows from their stage origins to their big-screen adaptations. Each chapter offers a new perspective on a single musical, challenging populist narratives and exploring underlying narratives and sub-texts in depth. Themes of national identity; race, class and gender; the ‘voice’ and ‘singing live’ on film; authenticity; camp sensibilities; and the celebration of failure are addressed in a series of questions including: How does the film adaptation provide a different viewing experience from the stage version? What themes are highlighted in the film adaptation? What does the new casting bring to the work? Do camera angles dictate a different reading from the stage version? What is lost/gained in the process of adaptation to film? Re-interpreting the contemporary film musical as a compelling art form, Twenty-First Century Musicals is a must-read for any student or scholar keen to broaden their understanding of musical performance.

The World of Musicals An Encyclopedia of Stage Screen and Song 2 volumes

tAYMor, JuLIe costume design for the stage adaptation of the Disney animated classic The Lion King (1997). ... Taymor directed the film musical Across the Universe, an original story about the 1960s that drew from the catalogue of ...

Author: Mark A. Robinson

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440800979

Category: Social Science

Page: 877

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This wide-ranging, two-volume encyclopedia of musicals old and new will captivate young fans—and prove invaluable to those contemplating staging a musical production. • Offers 700 alphabetically arranged entries related to musicals in theatre, film, and television • Spans the history of musical theatre from Gilbert and Sullivan operettas in the late 1800s to the present • Concentrates on musicals that are historically important and/or of mainstream interest, as well as those that might be examined in a high school music, music history, or theatre class • Features a teacher-friendly guide to the most popular musicals performed by high schools, discussing casting/characters, costume needs, notes on the difficulty of the music, and more • Includes a selected bibliography, discography, and videography as well as a chronology capturing key events in the history of the musical

A Critical Companion to the American Stage Musical

See my article,“Not Only on Broadway: Disney JR. and Disney KIDS Across the US,” in The Disney Musical: Stage, Screen, and Beyond (Rodosthenous 2017). Papatola 2005, 13. Gershon, personal interview, December 11, 2014.

Author: Elizabeth L. Wollman

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472510488

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 312

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This Critical Companion to the American Stage Musical provides the perfect introductory text for students of theatre, music and cultural studies. It traces the history and development of the industry and art form in America with a particular focus on its artistic and commercial development in New York City from the early 20th century to the present. Emphasis is placed on commercial, artistic and cultural events that influenced the Broadway musical for an ever-renewing, increasingly broad and diverse audience: the Gilded Age, the Great Depression, the World War II era, the British invasion in the 1980s and the media age at the turn of the twenty-first century. Supplementary essays by leading scholars provide detailed focus on the American musical's production and preservation, as well as its influence on daily life on the local, national, and international levels. For students, these essays provide models of varying approaches and interpretation, equipping them with the skills and understanding to develop their own analysis of key productions.

The Virgin Encyclopedia of Stage and Film Musicals

In 1994 , the ' Disneyfication ' of Broadway began with an extravagant stage adaptation of Beauty And The Beast . This was followed three years later by King David , the first Disney musical conceived for the stage .

Author: Colin Larkin

Publisher: Virgin Books

ISBN:

Category: Music

Page: 680

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A guide to the greatest shows and films in the history of the musical, as well as their stars, lyricists and composers. Over 1600 entries provide facts, figures and critical opinion on all aspects of the field.

The Unofficial Guide to the Disney Cruise Line 2016

Walt Disney Theatre, Deck 4 RETELLING OF THE ORIGINAL FILM When to go Typical showtimes are 6:15 ... The father's guide is Aladdin's wisecracking Genie, who takes Dad through time, space, and Disney music on his journey to acceptance.

Author: Len Testa

Publisher: Unofficial Guides

ISBN: 1628090502

Category: Travel

Page: 336

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Describes the amenities and destinations of a Disney Cruise Line vacation.

From Camelot to Spamalot

Musical Retellings of Arthurian Legend on Stage and Screen Megan Woller. Jones, John B. Our Musicals, Ourselves: A Social History of the American Musical Theatre. Lebanon, NH: Brandeis University Press, 2003. Jones, Terry, ed.

Author: Megan Woller

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0197511023

Category: Music

Page: 248

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"This book explores musicalizations of Arthurian legend as filtered through specific versions of the tale as told by Mark Twain, T.H. White, and Monty Python. For centuries, Arthurian legend with its tales of Camelot, romance, and chivalry has captured imaginations throughout Europe and the Americas. In the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, musical versions of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table have abounded in the United States, shaping the legend for American audiences through song. The ever-shifting, age-old tale of King Arthur and his world is one which thrives on adaptation for its survival. New generations tell the story in their own ways, updating or enhancing the relevance for a fresh audience. Taking a case study approach, this work foregrounds the role of music in selected Arthurian adaptations, examining six stage and film musicals. It considers how musical versions in twentieth and twenty-first century popular culture interpret the legend of King Arthur, contending that music guides the audience to understand this well-known tale and its characters in new and unexpected ways. All of the productions considered include an overtly modern perspective on the legend, intruding and even commenting on the tale of King Arthur. Shifting from an idealistic utopia to a silly place, the myriad notions of Camelot offer a look at the importance of myth in American popular culture"--

Unofficial Guide to the Disney Cruise Line 2020

As each award winner is announced, live performers reenact the movie's key scenes on stage, including songs, as clips from the movies play on the stage's screen backdrop. This show has many problems. For one, the “awards” stop making ...

Author: Erin Foster

Publisher: The Unofficial Guides

ISBN: 1628091096

Category: Travel

Page: 475

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Your no-nonsense, consumer-oriented guide to Disney’s Cruise Line The Unofficial Guide to the Disney Cruise Line by Erin Foster with Len Testa and Ritchey Halphen describes the best of Disney’s ships and itineraries, including a couple of stellar restaurants, top-notch children’s activities, and Castaway Cay, one of the best vacation islands in the Caribbean. The book also lists which on-board entertainment and restaurants should be skipped, including recommendations on what to do instead. Along the way, this indispensable travel companion shows how to save money; choose the right stateroom, ship, and itinerary; and get to and from the cruise with ease. The guide also provides full coverage of the Disney-run European river cruises and includes itinerary and port guides.

The Unofficial Guide to the Disney Cruise Line 2019

... the movie's key scenes on stage, including songs, as clips from the movies play on the stage's screen backdrop. ... The father's guide is Aladdin's wisecracking Genie, who takes Dad through time, space, and Disney music on his ...

Author: Erin Foster

Publisher: The Unofficial Guides

ISBN: 1628090928

Category: Travel

Page: 568

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Your no-nonsense, consumer-oriented guide to Disney’s Cruise Line The Unofficial Guide to the Disney Cruise Line by Len Testa with Erin Foster, Laurel Stewart, and Ritchey Halphen describes the best of Disney’s ships and itineraries, including a couple of stellar restaurants, top-notch children’s activities, and Castaway Cay, one of the best vacation islands in the Caribbean. The book also lists which on-board entertainment and restaurants should be skipped, including recommendations on what to do instead. Along the way, this indispensable travel companion shows how to save money; choose the right stateroom, ship, and itinerary; and get to and from the cruise with ease. The guide also provides full coverage of the Disney-run European river cruises and includes itinerary and port guides.