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dc.contributor.authorWhitfield, Sarah
dc.date.accessioned2020-06-09T13:19:00Z
dc.date.available2020-06-09T13:19:00Z
dc.date.issued2020-06-15
dc.identifier.citationWhitfield, S. (2020) Disrupting heteronormative temporality through queer dramaturgies: Fun Home, Hadestown and A Strange Loop, Arts, 9(2), 69; https://doi.org/10.3390/arts9020069en
dc.identifier.issn2076-0752en
dc.identifier.doi10.3390/arts9020069
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/623249
dc.description.abstractThis article considers how André De Shields performance in Hadestown (2019), and the musicals Fun Home (2015) and A Strange Loop (2019) can be seen to respond to the ‘quagmire of the present’ (Mũnoz, 2009 1): and argues that they disrupt heteronormative temporality through queer dramaturgy. It explores musicals that present queer performativity and/or queer dramaturgies, and addresses how they enact queer strategies of resistance through historical materialist critiques of personal biographies. It suggests that to do this, they disrupt the heteronormative dramaturgical time of the musical, and considers how utopian ‘small but profound moments’ (Dolan 2005, p. 6) may enact structural change to the form of the musical. The article carries out a close reading of De Shields’ performance practice, and analyses the dramaturgy of Fun Home and A Strange Loop through drawing on the methodologies of José Mũnoz (2009) and Elizabeth Freeman (2010). It considers how they make queer labour visible by drawing on post-dramatic strategies, ultimately suggesting that to varying extents, these musicals offer resistance to the heteronormative musical form.en
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dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherMDPIen
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.mdpi.com/journal/artsen
dc.subjectqueer futurityen
dc.subjectmusical theatreen
dc.subjectdramaturgical analysisen
dc.subjectqueer dramaturgyen
dc.titleDisrupting heteronormative temporality through queer dramaturgies: Fun Home, Hadestown and A Strange Loopen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.identifier.journalArtsen
dc.date.updated2020-06-08T17:15:31Z
dc.date.accepted2020-06-08
rioxxterms.funderUniversity of Wolverhamptonen
rioxxterms.identifier.projectUOW09062020SWen
rioxxterms.versionVoRen
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/en
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2020-06-15en
dc.source.volume9
dc.source.issue2
dc.source.beginpage69
refterms.dateFCD2020-06-09T13:18:03Z
refterms.versionFCDVoR
refterms.dateFOA2020-07-21T03:45:07Z


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