Rethinking Revivals

Part of the Palgrave Studies in Theatre and Performance History book series (PSTPH)


So far, the focus of this book has been on the ways in which directors have helped to foster a more fluid relationship between British, American, subsidized, and commercial theatre to create new musical dramas. But this discussion can also be extended to recent revivals of classic musicals in which directors have treated the libretto and score as they would a play or opera, seeing them as living texts to be explored and reinterpreted rather than as museum pieces to be lovingly restored.


Original Production Classic Musical Theatre Echo Musical Theatre British Director 
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    Todd Haimes, quoted in Charles Isherwood, “The New British Invasion,” The New York Times, February 27, 2005.Google Scholar

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