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Jesus Christ Superstar (1970) ou l’Évangile selon Andrew Lloyd Weber et Tim Rice

Abstract

Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s Jesus Christ Superstar has had many faces throughout the early nineteen-seventies. It started as a rock opera in 1970, then it became a musical premiered on Broadway in 1971 before being released as a film in 1973. Each version attracted criticism from people who found them blasphemous. Their biblical subject dealing with the last days of Christ is indeed tackled from a new perspective which some believers may have found upsetting. The aim of this article is thus to study the genesis of Jesus Christ Superstar, the reception of its various versions, Tim Rice’s rewriting of the Bible as well as Lloyd Webber’s multifaceted musical approach to the setting of Rice’s book.
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hal-02941105 , version 1 (16-09-2020)

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Jean-Philippe Heberlé. Jesus Christ Superstar (1970) ou l’Évangile selon Andrew Lloyd Weber et Tim Rice. Musicorum, 2018, La Comédie Musicale Britannique aux XIXème et XXème siècles, 2018 (20). ⟨hal-02941105⟩
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