This course will take place online.
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.
Who is this course for?
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.
What can I expect?
This course is taught through presentations (PowerPoint on shared screen) video clips and discussions. Discussion sections are optional, but allow participants to reflect on the material and their own experiences. There is also a reading list and youtube playlist provided after the session.
Joining via Zoom
This course or event will be held via Zoom. You need a computer/laptop or mobile phone to access the Zoom website, and a reliable internet connection. For further information on how to join a Zoom meeting, you can watch the joining video here.
You will need a computer or other device to connect with Zoom and a notebook/paper and pen/pencil, or digital equivalent.
We provide a number of funded bursaries to people who find it hard to pay the full or concessionary rates. Find out more information on how to apply.
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You will learn
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.
Meet the Tutor
Dr Emily Garside
Emily Garside is an academic and writer. She is a graduate of RADA, Kings College London, and University of Nottingham. She wrote her PhD on Theatrical responses to the AIDS crisis. She is also a musical theatre specialist and creative writing tutor. Currently, she is writing a book on Angels in America as well as working on several creative projects as a playwright.
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- 11:00 - 15:00
- £40/ £30 conc.
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