AMERICAN MUSICALS

THEATRST 210

Study of American musicals, focusing on the period from Show Boat to Sondheim with attention to poetics, aesthetics, and politics. Topics include: the dramaturgical use of music and orchestration; the origins of musical theatre in burlesque, minstrelsy, and operetta; the centrality of gender, race, sexuality, and national identity to the genre; the relationship of stage to film; and the transformations of the genre by Rodgers & Hammerstein and Sondheim. There is no performance requirement, and students do not need to be able to sing or dance. Instructor: Rogers

Synopsis

Day/Time

W 03:05 PM-05:35 PM

Location

Page 106

Instructor

Rogers, Bradley