Det populære musikteater – Fra rockritual til popmelodrama: 1968-93 (Multivers Academic)
By Michael Eigtved
This book is in Danish.
Rock music broke through with the musical Hair in 1968. In a few years it entirely changed the popular music theater. The pop culture that had developed in the 1960s set the tone both aesthetics and idea in the shows. A form of theater arose, where the pop music's direct appeal to the senses was combined with tales of loneliness, despair and downfall, far from the operetta and the classic musical's utopia and happy endings. By way of borrowing from movies, rock concerts and art a theather that reflects its contemporary times was created. The society which from 1968 until today has catapulted out into satellites and cyberspace reflects itself in the popular musical theater. This book is an attempt to cover this phenomenon. Det populære musikteater is a PhD dissertation from Center for Urbanitet & Æstetik by Institut for Litteraturvidenskab at Copenhagen University.