2007 in theatre:2007 musicals, 2007 plays, Legally Blonde, The Little Mermaid, In the Heights, Xanadu, Young Frankenstein, August: Osage County, Evil Dead: The Musical, The Pirate Queen, A Tale of Two Cities, The Lord of the Rings, 61st Tony Awards, 13
1887 in music:1887 musicals, 1887 operas, Musical groups disestablished in 1887, Record labels established in 1887, Otello, Ruddigore, Le roi malgré lui, Simplicius, Mrs. Jarramie´s Genie, The Enchantress, American Opera Company, The Carp, Frankenstein
Intersecting Film, Music, and Queerness uses musicology and queer theory to uncover meaning and message in canonical American cinema. This study considers how queer readings are reinforced or nuanced through analysis of musical score. Taking a broad approach to queerness that questions heteronormative and homonormative patriarchal structures, binary relationships, gender assumptions and anxieties, this book challenges existing interpretations of what is progressive and what is retrogressive in cinema. Examined films include Bride of Frankenstein, Louisiana Story, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Blazing Saddles, Edward Scissorhands, Brokeback Mountain, Boys Dont Cry, Transamerica, Thelma & Louise, Go Fish and The Living End, with special attention given to films that subvert or complicate genre. Music is analyzed with concern for composition, intertextual references, absolute musical structures, song lyrics, recording, arrangement, and performance issues. This multidisciplinary work, featuring groundbreaking research, analysis, and theory, offers new close readings and a model for future scholarship. Jack Curtis Dubowsky is a composer, author, music editor, educator, and filmmaker. Major musical works include Harvey Milk: A Cantata and an oratory with orchestra, Eisenhower Farewell Address . Dubowsky is a fellow of the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.