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The television series Glee managed to succeed where other musical television series failed. This can be partially attributed to the emergence of flash mob culture and social media in the same time period, which created a “heightened reality” in which public musical performances were more readily accepted. [ABSTRACT FROM PUBLISHER]
flash mobs, Glee (television series), musical theatre, participatory culture, social media, television genres
Downey, Elizabeth M. "Glee, Flash Mobs, and the Creation of Heightened Realities." Journal of Popular Film & Television, vol. 44, no. 3, Jul-Sep2016, pp. 128-138. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1080/01956051.2016.1142419.
The Version of Record of this manuscript has been published and is available in Journal of Popular Film & Television, 20 Sep 2016, http://tandfonline.com, doi:10.1080/01956051.2016.1142419.