Articles about Songs

Lechery, lycanthropy and Little Red Riding Hood in Type O Negative's 'Wolf Moon (Including Zoanthropic Paranoia)'
Metal Music Studies (2016) Vol. 2, No. 2, pp. 233-244

Type O Negative's 'Wolf Moon (including Zoanthropic Paranoia)' seems to be a melodic ode to lascivious werewolves or to sexual intercourse during menstruation, which is transformative, allowing participation to channel animalistic instincts. Subject to more critical examination, 'Wolf Moon (including ...

'There's gotta be something better than this': Challenging the role of big emotion in the transition from speech to song
Studies in Musical Theatre (2016) Vol. 10, No. 1, pp. 133-142

In musical theatre, the idea that a character sings because speech cannot capture the heightened emotion of a particular moment or situation is broadly accepted. As a director working regularly in training contexts, I see a fundamental problem with describing ...

Broomsticks and barricades: Performance, empowerment, and feeling in "Wicked" and "Les Misérables"
Studies in Musical Theatre (2016) Vol. 10, No. 1, pp. 55-68

In this article, I examine the act one finales of two Broadway megamusicals--"Defying Gravity" from "Wicked" (2003) and "One Day More" from "Les Misérables" (1987)--to query the relationship between the performance of these numbers and the generation and circulation of ...