Prime Ministers of Malaysia Musicals: Political Performances Trend in Istana Budaya (2007-2012)

Ali, Abdul Walid (2018) Prime Ministers of Malaysia Musicals: Political Performances Trend in Istana Budaya (2007-2012). In: ICATS 2018 : 20th International Conference on Applied Theatre Studies, April 19 - 20, 2018, New York, USA.

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Abstract

The trend of publishing political musicals in Istana Budaya has been popular since 2007 when Malaysia celebrated its 50th anniversary of independence. Istana Budaya has at least one musical of any politician since then. Normally, the politicians are former Prime Ministers and renowned ministers prior Malaysia's independence in 1957. The first performance in Istana Budaya which represented a politician as a theme was Muzikal Cheng Lock (2007) followed by Muzikal Tun Abdul Razak (2009), Muzikal Tun Mahathir (2010), and Muzikal Tun Mahathir 2 (2011). In 2012, Lawak Ke Der has changed the trend with comic performance and put an end to politician musical. Tun Siti Hasmah the Musical (2012) is not listed in the research because she did not hold any position as a minister. This qualitative research focuses on musicals of political figures as a theme. Some factors of making this type of performance are analysed based on Istana Budaya’s decisions during that time in Malaysia between 2007 and 2011. This research aims to document these musical themed performances in Istana Budaya for further research in the future.Political performances are listed and analyzed from 2007 to 2012 based on reports and previous research. The declination of audiences in 2012 and new theme in theatre performances in Istana Budaya are important factors for the downfall of the political theatres theme.

Item Type: Proceeding (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: musical, politician, Istana Budaya, theatre, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak,unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN2000 Dramatic representation. The Theater
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Applied and Creative Arts
Depositing User: Ali
Date Deposited: 08 Jun 2018 08:03
Last Modified: 13 Sep 2018 06:57
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/20403

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