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Unformatted text preview: 2008-03-24Musical TheatreA. Concept musicalsBecame common in 1970sEverything is about furthering the storyMusicals based around an idea, rather than a conventional plotNone-linear narrativesPresentational Aware of audience, out of story elements, avant-grade, techniquesB. Case study: Company1. Production team-Stephen Sondheim: Composer, lyricistGeorge Furth: BookHarold Prince: DirectorMichael Bennett: Musical Staging2. Original Production 1970Revival: 20063. The Idea: Love, relationships, & connection in the modern age4. Highly episodicC. Director-Choreographers1. Bob Fosse (1827-1987)Began dancing in vaudeville burlesque performancesDistinctive style: Articulate movement with handsChoreographer: Pajama Game, Damn YankeesDirector-Choreographer: Sweet Charity, Pippin, ChicagoFilm work (Cabaret, All That Jazz)2. Michael Bennett (1943-1987)Started as a Broadway dancer (in West Side Story)Choreographer Company, Follies (also co-directed)D-C: A Chorus Line: Dreamgirls3. Graciela Daniele(1939 - )...
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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 at Austin.
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