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Introduction

Elizabeth L. Wollman

in Hard Times

Published in print October 2012 | ISBN: 9780199747481
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199979417 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199747481.003.0001
Introduction

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Following a brief anecdote about Oh! Calcutta!, the introduction provides an overview of the scope and definition of “adult musical.” Previous scholarship on musical theater in New York City in the 1970s is considered. Adult musicals are examined from the perspective of cultural memory, and the contents of each chapter are described, as are research methods.

Keywords: adult musicals; terminology; sexual revolution; obscenity; sexual revolution; cultural memory

Chapter.  5074 words. 

Subjects: American Music ; Popular Music

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