Gender, Sex and Sexuality in Musical Theatre (Book)

He/She/They Could Have Danced All Night

Edited by Kelly Kessler

This new collection brings together the romance, love, and lust encompassing the musical genre. Established and emergent scholars wrestle with gender, sex, and sexuality across methodologies, periods, identities, and nations as they dig into a cultural site many have framed as one of the most culturally conservative theatrical forms. 10 b&w illus.

Category: Theatre

Edition

A selection of chosen articles published within SMT. Plus additional new content.

Kelly Kessler is a professor of media and cinema studies in the college of communication at DePaul University and author of the books Destabilizing the Hollywood Musical: Music, Masculinity, and Mayhem (2010) and Broadway in the Box: Television's Lasting Love Affair with the Musical (2020). Kessler’s research explores the porous borders of gender and genre, often focusing on the musical across performance platforms and the mainstreaming of lesbian identity.

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