The Wizard of Oz as American Myth: A Critical Study of Six Versions of the Story, 1900-2007 Alissa Burger

ISBN: 9780786466436

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The Wizard of Oz as American Myth: A Critical Study of Six Versions of the Story, 1900-2007 by Alissa Burger
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Since the publication of L. Frank Baums The Wonderful Wizard of Oz in 1900, authors, filmmakers, and theatrical producers have been retelling and reinventing this uniquely American fairy tale. This volume examines six especially significantMoreSince the publication of L. Frank Baums The Wonderful Wizard of Oz in 1900, authors, filmmakers, and theatrical producers have been retelling and reinventing this uniquely American fairy tale. This volume examines six especially significant incarnations of the story: Baums original novel, the MGM classic The Wizard of Oz (1939), Sidney Lumets African American film musical The Wiz (1978), Gregory Maguires novel Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West (1995), Stephen Schwartz and Winnie Holzmans Broadway hit Wicked: A New Musical (2003), and the SyFy Channel miniseries Tin Man (2007).

A close consideration of these works demonstrates how versions of Baums tale are influenced by and help shape notions of American myth, including issues of gender, race, home, and magic, and makes clear that the Wizard of Oz narrative remains compelling and relevant today.



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