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Module Reading List

Exploring Musical Theatre, 2021/22, Semester 2
Dr George Rodosthenous
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Butler, Judith (1993) Bodies that matter : on the discursive limits of "sex". (London and New York: Routledge).

Deer, Joe (2014)Directing in musical theatre : an essential guide, ( London and New York: Routledge).

Deer, Joe and Rocco Dal Vera (2008) Acting in musical theatre : a comprehensive course:, (London and New York: Routledge).

Everett, William A.  and Laird, Paul R. (2008) The Cambridge Companion to the Musical (edited (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press).

Farmer, Brett, (2000) Spectacular passions : cinema, fantasy, gay male spectatorships USAL Duke University Press.

FitzGerald, Louise and Williams, Melanie (eds) Mamma mia! : the movie : exploring a cultural phenomenon (London, I.B.Tauris & Co. Ltd, 2013)

Frith, Simon (1987) ‘Why Do Songs Have Words? ’ in Lost in music : culture, style and the musical event, ed. Avron Levine White (New York: Routledge)

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 (2012) The Hollywood film musical (New Approaches to Film Genre)

Kessler, Kelly (2010) Destabilizing the Hollywood musical : music, masculinity and mayhem Palgrave Macmillan

Kislan, Richard (1995) The musical : a look at the American musical theater (Applause: New York, London)

Knapp, Raymond, Morris, Mitchell and Wolf, Stacy (eds). (2011) The Oxford handbook of the American musical. (New York: Oxford University Press)

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) (London and New York, Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2017).

Rodosthenous George, (ed.) Twenty-first century musicals : from stage to screen, (Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2018).

Smith, Susan (2005) The musical : race, gender and performance (London : Wallflower).

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

Taylor, Millie (2010) ‘Experiencing Live Musical Theatre Performance: La Cage Aux Folles and Priscilla, Queen of the Desert’ in Popular Entertainment Studies, 1:1, pp.44‐58. (School Of Drama, Fine Art and Music, Faculty of Education & Arts: The University of Newcastle, Australia). Available from:

Taylor, Millie (2012) Musical theatre, realism and entertainment (Basingstoke, Ashgate Press).

Taylor, Millie (2008) Singing for musicals (Marlborough, The Crowood Press)

Tzioumakis Yannis; Lincoln Sian(eds.) The time of our lives : Dirty dancing and popular culture. (Wayne State University Press., 2013)

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

Wolf, Stacy (2002) A problem like Maria : gender and sexuality in the American musical (Triangulations: Lesbian/Gay/Queer Theater/Drama/Performance) University of Michigan Press.

Wolf, Stacy (2011) Changed for good : a feminist history of the Broadway musical (OUP: USA)

Wollman, E. and Sternfeld, J. (2011), ‘Musical theatre and the almighty dollar: What a tangled web they weave’, Studies in musical theatre. 5: 1, pp. 3–12

This list was last updated on 18/03/2019