The Oxford handbook of musical theatre screen adaptations / edited by Dominic McHugh
- Additional Titles:
- Musical theatre screen adaptations
- New York, NY, United States of America : Oxford University Press, 
- Physical Description:
- xiv, 673 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
- Additional Creators:
- McHugh, Dominic
- "And I'll sing once more": a historical overview of the Broadway musical on the silver screen / Dominic McHugh -- From novel to stage to screen: adapting Roberta / Geoffrey Block -- Getting real: stage musical vs. filmic realism in film adaptations from Camelot to Cabaret / Raymond Knapp -- The party's over: on the town, bells are ringing, and the problem of adapting postwar New York / Martha Shearer -- Into the woods from stage to screen / Mark Eden Horowitz -- Li'l Abner from comic strip to Hollywood / James Lovensheimer -- Fidelity vs. freedom in Milo Forman's film version of Hair / Andrew Buchman -- "An elegant legacy": the aborted cartoon adaptation of Finian's Rainbow / Danielle Birkett -- Little shop of horrors: breaking the rules all the way to the big (enormous, 12-inch) screen / Jonas Westover -- The fascinating moment of godspell: its cinematic adaptation in the shadow of Jesus Christ Superstar and Leonard Bernstein's Mass / Paul Laird -- Adapting pal Joey: post-war anxieties and the playmate / Julianne Lindberg -- "Too darn hot": reimagining Kiss me, Kate for the silver screen / Hannah Robbins -- "A humane, practical, and beautiful solution": adaptation and triangulation in Paint your wagon / Megan Woller -- "A great American service": George M. Cohan, the stage, and the nation in Yankee Doodle dandy / Elizabeth Craft -- Cole Porter's list songs on stage and screen / Cliff Eisen -- Loud, pretty, strong, white [repeat]: the Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy operettas at MGM (1935-1942) / Todd Decker -- Brigadoon and its transition to MGM musical: adapting a stage show for star dancers / Susan Smith -- "Is this the right material, girl?": how Madonna makes us like Eva but not necessarily Evita / Richard Allen -- The Streisand adaptations / Dominic McHugh -- The shifting sand of orientalism: The desert song on stage and screen / William A. Everett -- "You will know that she is our Annie": comparing three adaptations of a Broadway classic / Ian Sapiro -- The three faces of Rio Rita / John Graziano -- Lost in translation: the strange case of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel / Tim Carter -- Carol Burnett and the ends of variety: parody, nostalgia, and analysis of the American musical / Robynn Stilwell -- Flamboyance, exuberance, and Schmaltz: half a sixpence and the Broadway adaptation in 1960s Hollywood / Amanda McQueen -- The producers and Hairspray: the hazards and rewards of recursive adaptation / Dean Adams -- Rescoring Anything goes in 1930s Hollywood / Allison Robbins.
- "Hollywood's conversion to sound in the 1920s created an early peak in the film musical, following the immense success of The Jazz Singer. The opportunity to synchronize moving pictures with a soundtrack suited the musical in particular, since the heightened experience of song and dance drew attention to the novelty of the technological development. Until the near-collapse of the genre in the 1960s, the film musical enjoyed around thirty years of development, as landmarks such as The Wizard of Oz, Meet Me in St Louis, Singin' in the Rain, and Gigi showed the exciting possibilities of putting musicals on the silver screen. The Oxford Handbook of Musical Theatre Screen Adaptations traces how the genre of the stage-to-screen musical has evolved, starting with screen adaptations of operettas such as The Desert Song and Rio Rita, and looks at how the Hollywood studios in the 1930s exploited the publication of sheet music as part of their income. Numerous chapters examine specific screen adaptations in depth, including not only favorites such as Annie and Kiss Me, Kate but also some of the lesser-known titles like Li'l Abner and Roberta and problematic adaptations such as Carousel and Paint Your Wagon. Together, the chapters incite lively debates about the process of adapting Broadway for the big screen and provide models for future studies"--
- 9780190469993 hardcover alkaline paper
0190469994 hardcover alkaline paper
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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