Oklahoma - Katie Davidson CAPT Nelson HE301 21 November...

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Katie Davidson CAPT Nelson HE301 21 November 2010 No Nonsense for Aunt Eller Roger and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! takes many liberties with Lynn Riggs’ Green Grow the Lilacs , however, the similarities of the portrayal of Laurey and Aunt Eller’s role as a maternal overseer give credence to the original play. The well-loved musical deviates much from the Native American undertones of the original, but it maintains the deep notion that love will prevail. However, it is difficult to overlook the fact that the producers strayed from the major component of the play that made it original: its notion sticking together as a unique Native American culture. While the major producers were able to transform the moderately successful play into a smash hit, Roger and Hammerstein stripped away its uniqueness and molded the remnants into cliché story about love surpassing all obstacles and “territory folks [sticking] together.” However, it does maintain the same general characters as Riggs’ original work. Aunt Eller, a supporting character in the original text, becomes a much more prominent
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