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American Cinderellas on the Broadway Musical Stage: Imagining the Working Girl from Irene to Gypsy

American Cinderellas on the Broadway Musical Stage Imagining the Working Girl from Irene to Gypsy Drawing upon Broadway musicals ranging from Irene to Gypsy American Cinderellas on the Broadway Musical Stage considers how Broadway musicals from the s through the s adapted and t

  • Title: American Cinderellas on the Broadway Musical Stage: Imagining the Working Girl from Irene to Gypsy
  • Author: Maya Cantu
  • ISBN: 9781137561459
  • Page: 421
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Drawing upon Broadway musicals ranging from Irene 1919 to Gypsy 1959 , American Cinderellas on the Broadway Musical Stage considers how Broadway musicals from the 1920s through the 1950s adapted and transformed Perrault s fairy tale icon in order to address changing social and professional roles for American women Drawing heavily upon historical research in American cuDrawing upon Broadway musicals ranging from Irene 1919 to Gypsy 1959 , American Cinderellas on the Broadway Musical Stage considers how Broadway musicals from the 1920s through the 1950s adapted and transformed Perrault s fairy tale icon in order to address changing social and professional roles for American women Drawing heavily upon historical research in American culture and gender studies, Cantu analyzes female lyricists and librettists who were significant in translating Perrault s heroine to the contexts and concerns of the American working girl In exploring how these and other writers of both sexes adapted the Cinderella myth to a twentieth century urban landscape, this book challenges traditional assumptions about the American musical s relationship to both feminism and modernism placing the Cinderella story into the Broadway musical canon.

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    1 thought on “American Cinderellas on the Broadway Musical Stage: Imagining the Working Girl from Irene to Gypsy

    1. Looking at the Broadway musical from the perspective of the Cinderella story or from rages to riches provides useful insights into how the musicals reflected the times in which they were written as well as the changing role of women. The book covers thirty years from 1929 to 1959, from Irene to Gypsy. Along the way, the author looks at the story of the sleeping prince as in Bells Are Ringing. There is the dichotomy between the hard working girl and the gold digger. Women in the chorus lines of Z [...]

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