Hard times : the adult musical in 1970s New York City / Elizabeth L. Wollman.Material type: TextSeries: ACLS Humanities E-BookPublication details: New York : Oxford University Press, ©2013. Description: 1 online resource (x, 271 pages) : illustrationsContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780199979417; 0199979413; 9780199968107; 0199968101Subject(s): Musicals -- New York (State) -- New York -- 20th century -- History and criticism | Theater -- New York (State) -- New York -- History -- 20th century | PERFORMING ARTS -- Theater -- Broadway & Musical Revue | Musicals | Theater | New York (State) -- New York | 1900-1999Genre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books. | Criticism, interpretation, etc. | History. Additional physical formats: Print version: No titleDDC classification: 792.609747109047 LOC classification: ML1711.8.N3 | W62 2013Online resources: Click here to access online
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'Hard Times' examines adult musicals as reflective of the socioeconomic mood of New York City in the 1970s, the socio-sexual mores of the country in the decade following the sexual revolution, and contemporary debates about obscenity and art.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Burlesque, Off Off Broadway, and the birth of the adult musical -- The birth of modern gay theater and the subtext of Company -- The post-Stonewall (and post-Company) gay musical -- The adult musical meets second-wave feminism : mod donna -- Not-so-angry feminist musicals -- Obscenity, "porno chic", and let my people come -- Hell freezes over : the hard-core musical on stage and screen -- Applying contemporary community standards : is it obscene, or merely lewd? -- New York's financial crisis and the adult musical on Broadway.