The Copla Musical: Exploring intercultural exchanges between English and Spanish musical theatre

Postigo, Alejandro ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7922-8953 (2015) The Copla Musical: Exploring intercultural exchanges between English and Spanish musical theatre. Acotaciones, 34 (2015). pp. 53-81. ISSN 2444-3948

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Abstract

My Practice as Research consists in adapting the early twentieth-century Spanish folkloric song-form of Copla, by appropriating elements found in American musical theatre, namely, musical revue, book-based musical, and juke box-style shows. The outcome of this practical research is to create an imagined model for Spanish contemporary musical theatre while critically reflecting on the intercultural practice that is implicit in this project. In this paper, I discuss three intercultural processes of my practice through the critical lens of theorists Pavis and of Lo and Gilbert; and I comment on the ‘readability’ of the Copla song by a multicultural audience of 21st Century London. I hypothesise that by appropriating elements found in Anglo-style musical theatre a new hybrid intercultural songform (English Copla) should shed light on the development of contemporary musical theatre. Moreover, I offer a means to interrogate current definitions of interculturalism and its operation through creative practice.

The Copla Musical: los intercambios entre el musical inglés y español

Mi investigación consiste en la adaptación de la copla, género folklórico-teatral de principios del siglo XX, mediante la apropiación de elementos de la tradición del teatro musical americano, en concreto, de la comedia musical, el drama musical y el jukebox. Los objetivos de esta investigación son crear un modelo imaginario para la evolución del musical español contemporáneo y, al mismo tiempo, hacer una reflexión sobre la práctica intercultural implícita en el proyecto. En este artículo explico tres procesos interculturales a través de las teorías de Pavis y Lo and Gilbert; y hablo sobre la legibilidad de la copla frente a un público multicultural del siglo XXI en la cosmopolita Londres. Mi hipótesis propone que, mediante la apropiación de elementos del teatro musical anglosajón, un nuevo híbrido cultural (la copla inglesa) puede iluminar el desarrollo del musical contemporáneo e interrogar las definiciones actuales del interculturalismo y su funcionamiento

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Additional Information: Postigo Gómez, Alejandro (2015). The Copla Musical: Exploring Intercultural Exchanges between English and Spanish Musical Theatre. Acotaciones (34), 53-81. https://www.resad.com/Acotaciones.new/index.php/ACT/article/view/3
Uncontrolled Keywords: Copla, musical, interculturalism, hybrid, cultural exchange, interculturalismo, híbrido, intercambio cultural
Subjects: Performing arts
Performing arts > Theatrical events
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Depositing User: Alejandro Postigo
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2021 10:59
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2021 16:15
URI: http://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/7615

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