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Hard times : the adult musical in 1970s New York City.

Author: Elizabeth L Wollman
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines adult musicals as reflective of the socioeconomic mood of New York City in the 1970s, the socio-sexual mores of the country in the decade following the sexual revolution, and contemporary debates about obscenity and art.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth L Wollman
ISBN: 9780199747481 0199747482
OCLC Number: 824731665
Description: x, 271 sider : illustrations
Contents: Indhold: Burlesque, Off Off Broadway, and the birth of the adult musical --
The birth of modern gay theater and the subtext of Company --
The post-Stonewall (and post-Company) gay musical --
The adult musical meets second-wave feminism : mod donna --
Not-so-angry feminist musicals --
Obscenity, "porno chic", and let my people come --
Hell freezes over : the hard-core musical on stage and screen --
Applying contemporary community standards : is it obscene, or merely lewd?. New York's financial crisis and the adult musical on Broadway.

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This book tells the story of the adult musical in 1970s New York City. Featuring strong sexual content, frequent nudity, and simulated sexual activity, adult musicals were cheap to produce, and even  Read more...

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this is a scholarly work on an overlooked subject, and a delightful read for anyone already steeped in Broadway history. * E. C. Skiles, CHOICE *

 
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