Dr. Karen Jean Martinson takes a deep dive into tiki culture and the vintage racism (and progressivism!) of Rodgers & Hammerstein's "South Pacific."
I intend to fill this in with some real serious dramaturgy notes later, but I don't want to keep you waiting! So dive in now and enjoy.Support The Context
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- Amazon.com: South Pacific: Rossano Brazzi, Mitzi Gaynor, John Kerr, France Nuyen: Amazon Digital Services LLC — Rodgers and Hammerstein's Academy Award-winning "South Pacific" is a towering musical masterpiece and the tender love story of a naive young Navy nurse (Mitzi Gaynor) and an older French Plantation owner (Rossano Brazzi) on a U.S. occupied South Sea island.