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PECI 1708 Module Reading List

Exploring the Musical, 2021/22
Dr George Rodosthenous
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Altman, Rick, The American film musical (New York: Indiana University Press, 1987).

Babington, Bruce and Evans, Peter William, Blue skies and silver linings : aspects of the Hollywood musical (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1985).

Barrios, Richard, A Song in the Dark: The Birth of the Musical Film (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1995).

Cohan, Steven, Hollywood musicals, the film reader (London: Routledge, 2002).

Druxman, Michael, The musical : from Broadway to Hollywood (New York, 1980).

Everett, William and Laird, Paul, The Cambridge Companion to the Musical (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002).

Feuer, Jane, The Hollywood Musical (London: The Macmillan Press Ltd., 1993).

Gordon Robert and Jubin Olaf, The Oxford handbook of the British musical ISBN: 9780199988747 bound book alkaline paper; 0199988749 bound book alkaline paper; 9780190204938 Oxford handbooks online (New York, NY : Oxford University Press 2016).

Grant, Barry Keith The Hollywood film musical (New Approaches to Film Genre 2012)

Hutcheon, Linda, Narcissistic Narrative: the metafictional paradox (New York and London: Methuen, 1985).

Marshall, Bill and Stilwell, Robynn (eds), Musicals : Hollywood and beyond (Exeter: Intellect Books, 2000).

McVay Douglas, The musical film (London: A. Zwemmer Ltd., 1967).

Prevost, Edwin, No sound is innocent: Meta-musical narratives (Essex: Copula, 1995).

Rodosthenous George, (ed.) The Disney musical on stage and screen : critical approaches from "Snow White" to "Frozen" ISBN: 9781474234184 (electronic bk.); 1474234186 (electronic bk.); 9781474234160; 147423416X; 9781474234177; 1474234178; 9781474234191 (ePDF) ISBN: 9781474234184 (electronic bk.); 1474234186 (electronic bk.); 9781474234160; 147423416X; 9781474234177; 1474234178; 9781474234191 (ePDF) (London and New York, Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2017).  

Rodosthenous George, (ed.) Twenty-first century musicals : from stage to screen ISBN: 9781138648890 (pbk.); 9781138648906 (hardback); 9781315626123 (ebook) (Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2018).  

Symonds, Dominic and Taylor, Millie (2014) Gestures of music theater: the performativity of song and dance. (New York: Oxford University Press). 

Swain, Joseph, The Broadway Musical: A critical and Musical Survey (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990).

Taylor, Millie, Musical theatre, realism and entertainment,  (Farnham: Ashgate Publishing Ltd, 2012)

Walsh, Dave, American popular culture and the genesis of the musical (London: Goldsmiths College, 1996).

Whitfield, Sarah, Boublil and Schönberg’s Les Misérables (London, Routledge, 2018 )

Whitfield, Sarah, Reframing the musical : race, culture and identity ISBN: 9781352004397. (London: Red Globe Press, 2019).  

Woll, Allen, Black musical theatre : from Coontown to Dreamgirls (Los Angeles: Baton Rouge, 1989).

Woll, Allen, The Hollywood musical goes to war (Chicago: Nelson Hall, 1983).

This list was last updated on 10/01/2020