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Adapting The Wizard of Oz: Musical Versions from Baum to MGM and Beyond

Danielle Birkett and Dominic McHugh


This new multiauthor volume will examine The Wizard of Oz and its surrounding culture, centering on three areas of study: early adaptations of Baum’s novels, insights into the MGM film, and the legacy of The Wizard of Oz on the popular stage. Although the articles will devote some attention to the genesis of the musical and the biographical profiles of the creative team, the book will prioritize critical and analytical readings. Authors will primarily illuminate the reasons why The Wizard of Oz has become iconic in the history of the movie musical, acknowledging the great lengths to which MGM ... More

Keywords: MGM, Baum, Harburg, Arlen, Stothart, songs

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780190663179
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190663179.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Danielle Birkett, editor
Associate Lecturer in Music and Creative Media, Northern Regional College

Dominic McHugh, editor
Senior Lecturer in Music, University of Sheffield

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