Queer Musical Theatre
Musical theatre has often been associated with high camp, but there’s a long history of Queer representation too. In this course, we will look at older works, such as Cabaret, and the show’s troubled history of Queer representation, classics like La Cage Aux Folles, and contemporary works including The Prom.
This course will look at stage and screen, controversy and representation, as well as considering the serious activist side of Queer musical theatre.
Suitability - Who should attend?
This course is for anyone with an interest in musical theatre and Queer history. No prior knowledge of these topics is required. The session will include video and audio clips.
Outcome / Qualification etc.
By the end of this course, you will have looked at:
- Key texts in musical theatre
- Key artists and practitioners
- Links to wider Queer art and culture
- Musical song analysis.
Course delivery details
Course occurs on Saturday, Timing: 11:00 - 15:00
Course fee: £32/£24 conc.
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