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posted on 07.08.2020, 01:25 by IAN RAYMOND NISBET
In this thesis I argue that musicals are one way in which society reflects upon its customs, practices, and beliefs, and that song is an integral part of this function. The politicality of the genre is readily accepted but the political function of song has yet to receive attention. Consensus across existing theories of song function is far from universal, deriving instead from disparate and wide-ranging approaches to dramatic impetus. This thesis argues that, while these existing theories are in themselves inherently political, this politicality is not recognised and could be a more effective description of song function in the musical.


Principal supervisor

Stacy Holmanjones

Additional supervisor 1

Kevin Purcell

Additional supervisor 2

Stuart Grant

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Centre for Theatre and Performance


Doctor of Philosophy

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