Carr, P and Hand, R (2006) Frank Zappa and musical theatre: ugly ugly o'phan Annie and really deep, intense, thought-provoking Broadway symbolism. Frank Zappa and musical theatre: ugly ugly o'phan Annie and really deep, intense, thought-provoking Broadway symbolism, 1 (1). pp. 41-56. ISSN 1750-3159Full text not available from this repository.
The performances of Frank Zappa were renowned for their theatricality and Zappa himself claimed that 'Nobody has combined music and theatrics in the way I have'. Aside from Zappa's legendary and theatrical stage performances, some of his specific compositions have a consciously dramatic narrative that can be fruitfully analysed as remarkable and thoroughly provocative examples of musical theatre. In particular, two works stand out: Joe's Garage Acts I, II and III (1979) a bleak yet humorous satire set in a science fiction dystopia, and Thing-Fish (1984), a narrative-driven drama that explicitly explores yet subverts the Broadway musical form in its uncompromising investigation of AIDS and its social and political impact. In addition, both works demonstrate a disruptive and eviscerating satirical use of sexuality and sex.
|Subjects:||Creative Arts and Design > Drama > Producing for Theatre|
Creative Arts and Design > Music > Musicology
|Depositing User:||Dr P Carr|
|Date Deposited:||16 Oct 2008 15:42|
|Last Modified:||23 Aug 2010 14:26|
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