Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Proceedings of the British Academy Volume 125, 2003 Lectures$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

P. J. Marshall

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780197263242

Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.5871/bacad/9780197263242.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM BRITISH ACADEMY SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.britishacademy.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright British Academy, 2022. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in BASO for personal use.date: 03 July 2022

Scholarship and the Musical: Reclaiming Jerome Kern

Scholarship and the Musical: Reclaiming Jerome Kern

Aspects of Art Lecture

(p.183) Scholarship and the Musical: Reclaiming Jerome Kern
Proceedings of the British Academy Volume 125, 2003 Lectures

Stephen Banfield

British Academy

This lecture discusses Jerome Kern, who provides a convenient and important case study for the reclamation of the musical as historical output. It explores how the cross-disciplinary, unruly, and sometimes ephemeral, materials of popular musical theatre can best be first located and safeguarded. These materials are then reconstituted for the detached assessment they now demand, away from the pressures and traditions of showbusiness and popular canons. The lecture touches on four areas: the changing expectations of genre, the workings of nationalism, the nature and scope of the source materials, and the interplay of creative ambition and commercial expediency.

Keywords:   Jerome Kern, musical, popular musical theatre, showbusiness, popular canons, changing expectations, workings of nationalism, nature and scope, creative ambition, commercial expediency

British Academy Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.