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Gestures of music theater : the performativity of song and dance / edited by Dominic Symonds and Millie Taylor.

Other author/creatorSymonds, Dominic.
Other author/creatorTaylor, Millie.
Format Electronic and Book
Publication InfoNew York : Oxford University Press, [2014]
Descriptionxiii, 320 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Contents Singing the dance, dancing the song. The song's the thing : capturing the "sung" to make it "song" / Dominic Symonds ; The (un)pleasure of song : on the enjoyment of listening to opera / Carlo Zuccarini -- Performativity as dramaturgy. Relocating the song : Julie Taymor's jukebox musical Across the universe (2007) / George Rodosthenous ; Dynamic shape : the dramaturgy of song and dance in Lloyd Webber's Cats (1981) / Ben Macpherson -- Performativity as transition. Dance breaks and dream ballets : transitional moments in musical theater / Mary Jo Lodge ; "Love let me sing you" : the liminality of song and dance in La Chiusa's Bernarda Alba (2006) / Matthew Lockitt -- Performativity as identity. Tapping the ivories : jazz and tap dance in Jelly's last jam (1992) / Kathryn Edney ; Everything's coming up Kurt : the Broadway song in Glee / Jessica Sternfeld ; Angry dance : postmodern innovation, masculinities and gender subversion / Judith A. Sebesta --
Contents Performativity as context. Deconstructing the singer : the concerts of Laurie Anderson / Ainhoa Kaiero Claver ; Singing and a song : the "intimate difference" in Susan Philipsz's Lowlands -- / Zeynep Bulut ; Acting operatically : body, voice and the actress in Beckett's theater / Marianne Sharp -- Performativity as practice. Vox elettronica : song, dance and live electronics in the practice of sound theater / Caroline Wilkins ; From ear to foot : how choreographers interpret music / Sabine Wilden ; Singing from stones : physiovocality and Gardzienice's Theater of musicality / Konstatinos Thomaidis -- Performativity as community. Singing the community : the musical theater chorus as character / Bethany Hughes ; Singing and dancing ourselves : the politics of the ensemble in A chorus line (1975) / Millie Taylor -- Performativity as writing.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (pages 299-314) and index.
Access restrictionAvailable only to authorized users.
Technical detailsMode of access: World Wide Web
Genre/formElectronic books.
LCCN 2013016327
ISBN9780199997152 (alk. paper)
ISBN9780199997169 (alk. paper)

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