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History, Development and Analysis of the American Musical Theatre
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Cover of the piano/vocal score to Have a Heart, c1917. Music by Jerome Kern, Book and Lyrics by Guy Bolton and P. G. Wodehouse. (from archive.org, score digitized by University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign)

 

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Project Parameters

Short Presentations 1st Half - 3-5 minutes

Classic Musicals: Answer 1 of the following questions:

            - How does the show fit the conventions?

            - How does the show deviate from the conventions?

            - How is the show integrated?

Hand-out with original production history and composer/lyricist/librettist brief bios

 

Director/Choreographer: Answer 1 of the following questions:

            - What is the role of dance/movement in the production?

            - How is dance integrated in the production?

Hand-out with original production history and director/choreographer brief bio

 

Rock Musicals: Answer 1 of the following questions:

            - How does the production connect to its era?

            - How does the production use rock characteristics?

Hand-out with original production history and composer/lyricist/librettist brief bios

 

Snooty Art Influences: Answer the following question:

            - What differentiates this production from the classic musicals?

Hand-out with original production history and composer/lyricist/librettist brief bios

 

Short Presentations 2nd Half - 3-5 minutes

 

Box Office Appeal: Answer 1 of the following questions:

            - How did the work develop and how was it received?

            - What is the background/education/experience of the creative team?

Hand-out with original production history including length of run, Broadway revivals, awards, movies, and current tours

 

Altered Forms: Answer the following question:

- Compare your selected work to the classic musical conventions.  Explain the differences and their significance.

Hand-out with original production history and composer/lyricist/librettist brief bios

          

Politics: Answer 1 of the following questions:

            - How does the content reflect political/social themes of the era in which it was written?

            - How does the show challenge our contemporary sensibility of political correctness?

Hand-out with original production history and significant historical events from the era in which it was written, produced or revived

 

Project Parts 1-5 and Presentation - 6-8 minutes

Each person will choose a show to work with throughout the term.  Use the Wiki at the top of the Moodle page.  Sign-up for your choice as soon as possible after checking the library for the score or CD AND libretto.  Be sure you include the call numbers for those materials in your post (or note that you own the materials).  No duplicate requests will be accepted, and the first person to request a show will be approved.

 

Throughout the term, you will be posting outlines with your sources noted in MLA format.  Topics will be as follows:

 

Part 1- Show selection and source material

 

Part 2 - Production History

 

Part 3 - Production Demands

 

Part 4 - Ideas, Message, Moral

 

Part 5 - Form vs. Content

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