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Megamusicallocked

  • Jessica Sternfeld

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The term “megamusical” began as one of several (“blockbuster musical,” “spectacle show”) that the media used casually in the 1980s to describe the new trend of popular, large-scale musicals with epic plots and a great deal of publicity. As scholars began to use it as a handy way of identifying the repertoire in question (see especially Sternfeld, ...

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