The Adult Musical Meets Second-Wave Feminism: <i>Mod Donna</i>

Elizabeth L. Wollman

in Hard Times

Published in print October 2012 | ISBN: 9780199747481
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199979417 | DOI:
                   The Adult Musical Meets Second-Wave Feminism: Mod Donna

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While not as immediately influential as the post-Stonewall gay rights movement, the second wave of feminism, which is the focus of Chapter 4, nevertheless had a strong impact on adult musicals. This is especially the case in terms of the genre's depictions of sexual freedom and pleasure. Myrna Lamb and Susan Hulsman Bingham's overtly polemic musical Mod Donna (1970), which was the first feminist musical to be produced commercially in New York City during the second wave, is detailed here.

Keywords: new feminist theatre; second wave; Anselma Dell'Olio; Jacqui Ceballos; Myrna Lamb; Susan Hulsman Bingham; Mod Donna; Joseph Papp; public theater

Chapter.  10414 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: American Music ; Popular Music

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