TD301 3.17 - Theatre and Popular performance1 Theatre&...

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Unformatted text preview: 2008-03-17Theatre and Popular performance1. Theatre & pop culture reviewWhat is pop culture? – constantly changing, needs to make money 2. 19hCenturyWhat’s happening in US?-Slavery, civil war-Development of the middle class-Industrial revolution-immigrationWhat groups considered America, and what others are considered3. Case study1: MinstrelsyOne of the most popular forms of 19century US entertainmentWhat is it?-Blackface performance-Caricature & stereotype; pro-slaveryCakewalk – Dance by slaves, part of contest for the owners, parody of white cultureAfrican American performers – Only way to be on stage if wanted to performSong, dance, comic dialogue-Stephen Foster: “Swanee,” “O Susanna,” Camptown Races”American form-Developed in the US-Largely NorthernAudiences-Working class, mostly male-Rowdy, active, feedbackMinstrelsy: Where does it come from?...
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This note was uploaded on 06/06/2010 for the course T D 301 taught by Professor Skeiker during the Fall '08 term at University of Texas.

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TD301 3.17 - Theatre and Popular performance1 Theatre&...

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