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Author Barnes, Grace, 1965-
Title Her turn on stage : the role of women in musical theatre / Grace Barnes.
Imprint Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2015]

Author Barnes, Grace, 1965-
Subject Women in musical theater.
Women musical theater producers and directors.
Musical theater producers and directors.
Musicals -- History and criticism.
Description 1 online resource (210 pages)
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1. Superboy and the Invisible Girl: The Lack of Women in Creative Positions -- 2. Loving You Is Not a Choice: Women as Martyrs to Heterosexual Love -- 3. He's No Good, but I'm No Good Without Him: Great Roles for Women? -- 4. If a Girl Isn't Pretty: Male Gaze and the Musical -- 5. It's Not Just for Gays Anymore! The Influence of Gay Culture on Musical Theatre -- 6. Why Can't a Woman Be More Like a Man? Difference and the Musical -- 7. A Secretary Is Not a Toy: Revivals and the Contemporary Audience -- 8. New Ways to Dream.
Summary "Audiences for musical theater are predominantly women, yet shows are frequently created and produced by men. Onstage, female characters are depicted as victims or sex objects and lack the complexity of their male counterparts. Offstage, women are under-represented among writers, directors, composers and choreographers. While other areas of the arts rally behind gender equality, musical theater demonstrates a disregard for women and an authentic female voice. If musical theater reflects prevailing societal attitudes, what does the modern musical tell us about the place of women in contemporary America, the UK and Australia? Are women deliberately kept out of musical theater by men jealously guarding their territory or is the absence of women a result of the modernization of the genre? Based on interviews with successful female performers, writers, directors, choreographers and executives, this book offers a unique female viewpoint on musical theater today"--Provided by publisher.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781476620459 (electronic book)
1476620458 (electronic book)
9780786498611 (softcover)
0786498617 (softcover)
OCLC # 913376901
Additional Format Print version: Barnes, Grace, 1965- Her turn on stage 9780786498611 (DLC) 2015020268 (OCoLC)900306764.

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