Adapting The Wizard of Oz : musical adaptations from Baum to MGM and beyond
- edited by Danielle Birkett and Dominic McHugh.
- New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 
- Physical description
- 1 online resource.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- 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.
- Publisher's summary
One of the most beloved film musicals of all time, The Wizard of Oz represents an enduring family favorite and cultural classic. Yet there is much more to the story than meets the eye, and the MGM movie is just one of many ways in which it has been represented. In this lively and wide-ranging book, editors Danielle Birkett and Dominic McHugh bring together insights from eleven experts into the varied musical forms this great American myth has taken in the past century. Starting with the early adaptations of L. Frank Baum's story, the book also explores the writing, composition and reception of the MGM film, its importance in queer culture, stage adaptations of the movie, cult classic The Wiz, Stephen Schwartz's Broadway blockbuster Wicked, and the cultural afterlife of the iconic Arlen-Harburg songs. What emerges is a vivid overview of how music - on stage and screen - has been an essential part of the story's journey to become a centerpiece of American culture.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
- Baum, L. Frank (Lyman Frank), 1856-1919. Wizard of Oz
- Wizard of Oz (Motion picture : 1939)
- Oz (Imaginary place) > Songs and music > History and criticism.
- Musicals > United States > History and criticism.
- Musical films > United States > History and criticism.
- Motion picture music > United States > History and criticism.
- Publication date
- Electronic reproduction. Oxford Available via World Wide Web.
- 9780190663193 (electronic bk.)
- 0190663197 (electronic bk.)
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