133 American Musical Theater - Puerto Ricans (Sharks) vs....

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American Musical Theater: From Roots to Rock
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Minstrel Shows Began around 1830 3 part structure: 1. minstrel line 2. variety show 3. parody or plantation scene
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Stereotypes
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Revue Influences - minstrelsy - vaudeville
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Continued Influence of Minstrelsy Bert Williams (1874- 1922)
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Revue Influences - minstrelsy - vaudeville Skits, songs, dances, etc. performed by single cast Unified by a theme
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Book Musicals Musical play “Integration” - song/dance further the plot or reveal character - dialogue leads into song Rodgers and Hammerstein
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West Side Story (1957) Collaborators: Jerome Robbins Leonard Bernstein Stephen Sondheim Arthur Laurents Contemporary reworking of Romeo and Juliet
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Unformatted text preview: Puerto Ricans (Sharks) vs. white Bernsteins score vernacular styles + musical sophistication- Latin styles/rhythms- Jazz- Broadway song forms Tonight Love Duet Between Tony and Maria Tonight Quintet Jets, Sharks, Anita, Tony, Maria operatic ensemble Features: Anita and 2 gangs related musically Tony and Marias love duet (reprise) Love duet vs. driving, violent line of gangs Later Trends Concept musicals Megamusicals Rock Musicals Rent (1996) Puccinis La Bohme Innovative themes and techniques Varied musical influences: rock, gospel, pop, tango,...
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