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By Stacy Wolf

From Adelaide in "Guys and Dolls" to Nina in "In the Heights" and Elphaba in "Wicked," girl characters in Broadway musicals have belted and crooned their manner into the yank psyche. during this full of life ebook, Stacy Wolf illuminates the ladies of yankee musical theatre - performers, creators, and characters -- from the beginning of the chilly struggle to the current day, making a new, feminist historical past of the style. relocating from decade to decade, Wolf first highlights the assumptions that circulated approximately gender and sexuality on the time. She then seems on the top musicals to emphasize the most important points of the performs as they relate to ladies, and sometimes unearths ignored moments of empowerment for lady viewers contributors. The musicals mentioned listed here are one of the such a lot cherished within the canon--"West aspect Story," "Cabaret," "A refrain Line," "Phantom of the Opera," and plenty of others--with detailed emphasis at the blockbuster "Wicked." alongside the way in which, Wolf demonstrates how the musical because the mid-1940s has truly been ruled by means of women--women onstage, girls within the wings, and girls offstage as spectators and fans.

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