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Adapting The Wizard of Oz : musical versions from Baum to MGM and beyond

Author: Danielle Birkett; Dominic McHugh
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2019] ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book offers new insights into the many musical forms of one of the most beloved stories of the 20th century.

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: L Frank Baum; L Frank Baum
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Danielle Birkett; Dominic McHugh
ISBN: 9780190663179 0190663170 9780190663186 0190663189
OCLC Number: 1030447638
Description: vi, 257 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction. "Rainbow reflections" : the Wizard of Oz as a musical / Danielle Birkett and Dominic McHugh --
"Starring Montgomery and Stone!" : the Wizard of Oz musical extravaganza (1902) and the birth of a brand / Jonas Westover --
The road to Oz : from book to movie musical / Benjamin Sears --
"Arlen and Harburg and more, oh my!" : the cumulative creation of the Oz songs / Laura Lynn Broadhurst --
Sounds must stir the fantasy : underscore as special effect in the Wizard of Oz (1939) / Nathan Platte --
Dancing through Oz : choreographic context in the Wizard of Oz / Claudia Funder --
"The merry old land of Oz?" : MGM's concerns and the shifting reception history / Danielle Birkett --
"Friends of Dorothy" : queerness in and beyond the film / Hannah Robbins --
"We're not in Kansas any more" : three stage adaptations of the MGM film / Dominic McHugh --
"Ease on down the road" : black routes and the soul of the Wiz / Ryan Bunch --
The Wizard of Oz and Wicked : resonances, legal issues, and the appropriation of a classic / Paul Laird --
"Beyond the rainbow" : afterlives of the songs from the Wizard of Oz (1939) / Walter Frisch.
Responsibility: edited by Danielle Birkett and Dominic McHugh.

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