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Epilogue

Todd Decker

in Show Boat: Performing Race in an American Musical

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199759378
eISBN:
9780199979554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199759378.003.0010
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

Show Boat's legacy is assessed by comparison with recent Broadway musicals that use interracial casts and racially-marked popular music styles. Ragtime, Hairspray, and Memphis ... More


From Hawthorne to Hairspray: American Anxieties About Beauty

Wendy Steiner

in American Literature's Aesthetic Dimensions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231156172
eISBN:
9780231520775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231156172.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter returns to an older tradition of aesthetics, one inextricably linked to ideas about beauty. It focuses on an aesthetic category—such as beauty—as the ground of relation, as the source of ... More


The Hills Are Alive with Live-ness (or Not): The Uphill Battle for the Millennial Television Musical

Kelly Kessler

in Broadway in the Box: Television's Lasting Love Affair with the Musical

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780190674014
eISBN:
9780190674052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190674014.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Struggling broadcast networks sought to gain big ratings from a now fragmented, ever-fickle, and platform-ambivalent viewing audience by attempting to use a bit of nostalgia and celebration of ... More


Still Boppin’ on Bandstand: American Dreams, Hairspray, and American Bandstand in the 2000s

Matthew F. Delmont

in Nicest Kids in Town: American Bandstand, Rock 'n' Roll, and the Struggle for Civil Rights in 1950s Philadelphia

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520272071
eISBN:
9780520951600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520272071.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines how two commercial productions from the 2000s, American Dreams and Hairspray, took up the complex histories of civil rights, race relations, television, and rock and roll of ... More


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