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A Problem Like Maria: Gender and Sexuality in the American Musical
Subverting assumptions that American musical theater is steeped in nostalgia, cheap sentiment, misogyny, and homophobia, this book shows how musicals of the 1950s and early 1960s celebrated strongExpand
"Defying Gravity": Queer Conventions in the Musical Wicked
The musical Wicked, which opened on Broadway in 2003 and is the top-grossing musical of the twenty-first century, features certain elements of a contemporary megamusical, including spectacular visualExpand
"We'll Always Be Bosom Buddies": Female Duets and the Queering of Broadway Musical Theater
In the middle of the second act of Mame (1966), the title character and her best friend, Vera, sing a hilarious duet of competition and affection, “Bosom Buddies.” As dueling divas played by AngelaExpand
In Defense of Pleasure: Musical Theatre History in the Liberal Arts [A Manifesto]
Last spring, on the second day of my undergraduate honors seminar, “Musical Theatre and American Culture,” we read David Savran’s essay, “Toward a Historiography of the Popular.” Because the essay,Expand
The Oxford handbook of the American musical
Introduction (Stacy Wolf) I. Historiography 1. Narratives and Values: Stories of the Musical (Mitchell Morris) 2. Texts and Authors (Jim Lovensheimer) 3. Marian Waltzes while Harold Marches: MusicalExpand
Changed for Good: A Feminist History of the Broadway Musical
From Adelaide in "Guys and Dolls" to Nina in "In the Heights" and Elphaba in "Wicked," female characters in Broadway musicals have belted and crooned their way into the American psyche. In thisExpand
William Beaumont: the man, his time, and his legacy.
  • S. Wolf
  • History, Medicine
  • Federation proceedings
  • 1 November 1985
"Never Gonna Be a Man/ Catch Me if You Can/ I Won't Grow Up": A Lesbian Account of Mary Martin as Peter Pan
I begin this essay with an admission: I can sing almost every song from almost every Broadway musical produced in the 1950s and 1960s. I consider this "knowledge"deeply felt, unconsciously acquired,Expand
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