Aaron C. Thomas

Aaron C. Thomas

Florida State University

H-index: 4

North America-United States

About Aaron C. Thomas

Aaron C. Thomas, With an exceptional h-index of 4 and a recent h-index of 3 (since 2020), a distinguished researcher at Florida State University,

His recent articles reflect a diverse array of research interests and contributions to the field:

Love Is Love Is Love: Broadway Musicals and LGBTQ Politics, 2010-2020

The Song Is You: Musical Theatre and the Politics of Bursting into Song and Dance by Bradley Rogers

Infelicities

Thinking Through Theatre and Performance ed. by Maaike Bleeker, Adrian Kear, Joe Kelleher, and Heike Roms

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University

Florida State University

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Citations(all)

43

Citations(since 2020)

35

Cited By

21

hIndex(all)

4

hIndex(since 2020)

3

i10Index(all)

1

i10Index(since 2020)

0

Email

University Profile Page

Florida State University

Top articles of Aaron C. Thomas

Love Is Love Is Love: Broadway Musicals and LGBTQ Politics, 2010-2020

Authors

Aaron C Thomas

Published Date

2023/3/24

The politics of Broadway musicals matter a great deal more to U.S. American culture than they appear to mean, and they are especially important to mainstream politics surrounding sex, gender, and sexuality. Love Is Love Is Love looks to the Broadway musicals of the past decade for help understanding the current state of LGBTQ politics in the United States. Through analyses of Promises, Promises, Newsies, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, The Color Purple, and Frozen, this book attempts to move past the question of representational politics and asks us instead to think in more complex ways about LGBTQ identity, what LGBTQ politics are, and the politics of Broadway musicals themselves. Producing new, complex readings of all five of these musicals, author Aaron C. Thomas places each of them within the context of the LGBTQ politics of their day. Some of the issues the book treats are controversies of casting, the …

The Song Is You: Musical Theatre and the Politics of Bursting into Song and Dance by Bradley Rogers

Authors

Aaron C Thomas

Journal

Theatre Survey

Published Date

2022/5

Song and Dance begins with My Fair Lady’s showstopping number “The Rain in Spain,” in which Eliza Doolittle, Henry Higgins, and Colonel Pickering burst into song and dance, performing a tango, mimicking a matador and bull, and clicking their heels and shouting “Viva!” Rogers points out, early in the Introduction, that in this Lerner and Loewe show, supposedly an exemplar of the integrated musical form, the number does nothing to advance the show’s story. Indeed, as Rogers notes, Eliza has been attempting to imitate Higgins, but as soon as she does this successfully, pronouncing “the rain in Spain stays mainly in the plain” the way Higgins pronounces it, the three characters burst not only into song and dance but into “another imitation,” in this case of their “kitschiest fantasies of Spain”(3). For Rogers, this moment is illustrative of “the logic central to all musicals: the transitive force of musical imitation, with one …

Infelicities

Authors

Aaron C Thomas

Journal

Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism

Published Date

2021

This essay addresses the confusions that attend the uses (and misuses?) of the word “performative” within theatre and performance studies. I trace the history of the word’s emergence through some of the foundational texts of the discipline of performance studies. I also address the first appearances of the word in some of the field’s key journals, finding five distinct uses of “performative.” The essay closes by considering why scholars of theatre and performance remain attached to a word whose meaning has become so confused, and I offer some ways that we might use the confusion surrounding “performative” to think in productive ways about performance as such.

Thinking Through Theatre and Performance ed. by Maaike Bleeker, Adrian Kear, Joe Kelleher, and Heike Roms

Authors

Aaron C Thomas

Journal

Theatre Topics

Published Date

2020

What can theatre help us to do? How can performance help us to think in new ways? What are the possibilities that theatre can open up? What can we learn from the performing body? How might theatre function as theory? Thinking Through Theatre and Performance, the first in an announced series of books called “Thinking Through Theatre,” offers twenty-one essays that provide answers, propositions, and provocations in response to these and other queries. The book is edited by Maaike Bleeker, Adrian Kear, Joe Kelleher, and Heike Roms, and it boasts an impressive array of international Anglophone scholars who address a range of questions that are important for any student of theatre and theatre-making practice.

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What is Aaron C. Thomas's h-index at Florida State University?

The h-index of Aaron C. Thomas has been 3 since 2020 and 4 in total.

What are Aaron C. Thomas's top articles?

The articles with the titles of

Love Is Love Is Love: Broadway Musicals and LGBTQ Politics, 2010-2020

The Song Is You: Musical Theatre and the Politics of Bursting into Song and Dance by Bradley Rogers

Infelicities

Thinking Through Theatre and Performance ed. by Maaike Bleeker, Adrian Kear, Joe Kelleher, and Heike Roms

are the top articles of Aaron C. Thomas at Florida State University.

What is Aaron C. Thomas's total number of citations?

Aaron C. Thomas has 43 citations in total.

What are the co-authors of Aaron C. Thomas?

The co-authors of Aaron C. Thomas are Angela Sweigart-Gallagher.

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    H-index: 3
    Angela Sweigart-Gallagher

    Angela Sweigart-Gallagher

    St. Lawrence University

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