Theory and Criticism Wizard of Oz

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Courtnay 1 -1 Betsey Courtnay Theory & Criticism Dr. Savidge 11/04/07 The Land of Oz comes to Cameron If L. Frank Baum wrote “The Wizard of Oz” with the intent of a show for audiences of all ages to enjoy then Saturday’s closing performance of the play did just that. With a cast typical to the Calhoun Players this play did not promise anything new. But as Dorothy opened the show with “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” audience members could tell this was not the typical Calhoun Players production. This loveable story of a girl finding her way home after getting lost in a storm was written originally as a story. It quickly became a household favorite movie after it’s screen debut in 1939. Even after showing on Broadway for quite a few years the movie has always been a bigger hit. This did not keep people from attending the show closing night. Directed by Chuck Stoudenmire “The Wizard of Oz” was just as much of a hit as it was when the Calhoun Players performed it twenty years ago. Stoudenmire, who played
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