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“We’re Not in Kansas Any More”: Three Stage Adaptations of the MGM Film

Dominic McHugh

in Adapting The Wizard of Oz: Musical Versions from Baum to MGM and Beyond

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780190663179
eISBN:
9780190663216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190663179.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Popular

Chapter 8 explores three contrasting attempts to adapt the film for the theater. First, following the release of the MGM film, in 1942 the St. Louis Municipal Opera hoped to capitalize on the success ... More


“This was the real Dickens”: The Triumph of Oliver!

Marc Napolitano

in Oliver!: A Dickensian Musical

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199364824
eISBN:
9780199364848
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199364824.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter presents an analysis of Oliver!’s phenomenal reception on its West End premiere at the New Theatre. Oliver!’s debut initiated a media frenzy regarding the “rebirth” of the supposedly ... More


Revealing Masks: Exotic Influences and Ritualized Performance in Modernist Music Theater

W. Anthony Sheppard

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520223028
eISBN:
9780520924741
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223028.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies

This book explores ritualized performance in twentieth-century music, uncovering the range of political, didactic, and aesthetic intents that inspired the creators of modernist music theater. The ... More


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