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The structure and musical styles of bilingual musical theatre in Malaysia


Loo, Fung Chiat and Loo, Fung Ying and Toon, Elaine Swan Chien (2016) The structure and musical styles of bilingual musical theatre in Malaysia. In: International Conference on New Horizons in Education (INTE 2016), 13-15 July 2016, Vienna, Austria. (pp. 253-260).


Deriving from the Western art form, musical theatre by local Malaysian productions has been increasing since the last decade. The multiculturalism of the community is also reflected in the growing trend of local bilingual musicals. Bilingual use in various art forms is not an unfamiliar phenomenon in Malaysia since it is a multicultural country that consists of three main ethnicities: Malay, Chinese and Indian. This paper highlights and discusses the structure and the musical style employed in bilingual musical productions in Malaysia. Analysis of several productions shows the function of language in these musicals and how bilingualism is used to construct the architecture of a musical.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Divisions: Faculty of Human Ecology
Keywords: Musical theatre; Bilingual musical productions; Musical style; Structure
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 06 Mar 2019 05:40
Last Modified: 06 Mar 2019 05:40
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/67037
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