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“I Can’t Be What You Expect of Me”: Power, Palatability, and Shame in Frozen: The Broadway Musical

Department of Music, The University of Nottingham, NG7 2RD Nottingham, UK
Received: 19 December 2019 / Revised: 24 February 2020 / Accepted: 13 March 2020 / Published: 20 March 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Broadway Then and Now: Musicals in the 21st Century)
This article combines critical, cultural, and musical analysis to situate Frozen: The Broadway Musical as a distinct work within Disney’s wider franchise. In this article, I consider the evolution of Elsa’s character on stage and the role of additional songs in the Frozen score. In so doing, I demonstrate how the stage adaptation distances itself from the feminist potential in the original animation. Using the lenses of palatability and gendered shame, I argue that Frozen: The Broadway Musical forces patriarchal modes of behaviour onto its heroines. View Full-Text
Keywords: Frozen; Disney; Broadway; feminism; gender; power; shame Frozen; Disney; Broadway; feminism; gender; power; shame
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Robbins, H. “I Can’t Be What You Expect of Me”: Power, Palatability, and Shame in Frozen: The Broadway Musical. Arts 2020, 9, 39. https://doi.org/10.3390/arts9010039

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Robbins H. “I Can’t Be What You Expect of Me”: Power, Palatability, and Shame in Frozen: The Broadway Musical. Arts. 2020; 9(1):39. https://doi.org/10.3390/arts9010039

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Robbins, Hannah. 2020. "“I Can’t Be What You Expect of Me”: Power, Palatability, and Shame in Frozen: The Broadway Musical" Arts 9, no. 1: 39. https://doi.org/10.3390/arts9010039

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