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Lecture Name: Play that won’t be in this test Friday (11/11/2016) (Calli was not here) Vick Fields: follies Girls perform extravagant shoes <Theatre of War is not on the test> -> epic theatre test Watch happy days play Documentary of theatre In Broadway o New Amsterdam theatre: home of lion of the king o Sigfeld Follies: how “perfect they were” Artistic Color and light (never before seen) Beautiful productions Gorgeous women Women were not covered but women were innocent Abundance of talent, design, “best money could buy” Florenz Ziegfeld: Impresario Extraordinaire Started radiocity acting style Audience is minorities in Broadway (Irish jokes, made them feel included in “America) Follies: Americanation that was happening in America at that time All ethnic comedies were comng together Melting pot itself It had to do with beauty Glorify the American girl “must be perfect” Comedy to skeptical All the something… “the new York times,” times square Irish American: George M Cohan Was the most incredible performer in stage Came out of vaudeville Singer and dancer (individual act) Focus of individual act Cohan wanted more than vaudeville would offer “Johnny Jones,” his own show “vulgar smart addict” -Johnny Jones character “James Cagney”- plays a lot of gangsters; portrait Cohan Very unique character (new York character) His energy and style carries on (Yankee Doodle Boy) “I’d rather be right” (another play) “Give my regards to Broadway” (statue in Broadway) o Black Man (don’t know name) American Minstrel tradition American Minstrel tradition
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Edward Williams (minstrel shows to Broadway) Black face for social statement (behind the mask he could say anything he wanted) “turned character inside out” He made people laugh and think Song: person is turned off b society by turning himself off (sad song) Feel for him and laugh with him Sigfield was ok with him performing Everybody can leave, I can find another…. “being black was inconvenient “Humor of pain” Shots for 5,000 story Lecture Name: Continuation of Friday ^ Monday (11/14/2016) London shows are cheaper o Cameron Macintosh (show CATS) (British) o Unknown playwriters (all new people) o Unconventional without a storyline o “Grizabella” famous song sang during the play o Longest play in Broadway (with highest grossing ticket sales) o Brought more plays from London to Broadway o Les Miserables, The Phantom of the Opera o Awesome marketing (very simple) o Completely changed how people advertise musicals o CATS highest grossing anything (more than Indiana jones and Jurassic park) Disney hired the best lyrists and composers (from cats even “Tim” something) o Disney iffy about choosing Broadway as their show space o Beauty and the Beast best play at that time o Broadway was nasty before (condoms everywhere) o
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