Politics and the Popular in British Music Theatre of the Vietnam Era

@article{Adlington2018PoliticsAT,
  title={Politics and the Popular in British Music Theatre of the Vietnam Era},
  author={Robert C. Adlington},
  journal={Journal of the Royal Musical Association},
  year={2018},
  volume={143},
  pages={433 - 471}
}
  • Robert C. Adlington
  • Published 2018
  • Art
  • Journal of the Royal Musical Association
  • Abstract British music-theatre works of the 1960s and early 1970s largely avoided direct engagement with contemporary political topics. Intriguing in this light is Michael Hall’s recent proposition that Brecht’s music theatre set the terms for younger British composers’ experiments with the genre. Brecht proved a complicated model, however, because of composers’ anxieties about music’s capability to convey sociopolitical messages, and their reluctance to accord popular music a progressive… CONTINUE READING

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