Musical theatre Essays

  • History Of Musical Theatre

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    Musical theatre is a performance that combines songs, spoken dialogue, acting, and dance. The story and emotional content of a musical are told through the words, music, movement and technical aspects of the entertainment as an integrated whole. Musical theatre is unique for every culture. In america it took years to find its own unique  identity. The first “play” put on was in 1735, it was technically a British opera called Flora. After this play the colonies started to form together as a nation

  • Musical Theatre: The Musical

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    Musical theatre combines music, dance and theatre to tell a story. It is not just a play with music because the songs and the music also tell a story. Music and singing are the main features and together with drama they combine into a musical theatre. It appeals to many people because it has such variety. The words are sung and in some musicals there are no spoken words at all. Musical theatre has developed over the last 150 years. American musical theatre began in the beginning of the 20th

  • The Impact Of American Musical Theatre

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    politics” (Victor Pinchuk). Musical theatre may not be the first thing that comes to mind when concerning American culture, however, the theater has greatly shaped America into what it is today. Portraying a story through song and dance allows for an expression of emotion that cannot be replicated. With this method of storytelling, artists have been able to integrate social and political issues in a way that makes the audience not only want to listen, but enjoy. Musical theatre is able to address important

  • Essay On Musical Theatre

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    I 've always been fascinated by the art of telling stories. The main reason I 'm passionate about musical theatre is that I find it to be one of the best ways to tell stories. The combination of music and acting creates for me something that no other form of art form can create. The more musicals I watch the more I find how interesting, innovative this combination can be, and the more I feel a burning need to be a part of it. But despite the fact I was interested in acting and singing for most of

  • Irving Berlin: A Great Figure In Musical Theatre

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    will be addressing the impact of a great figure in musical theatre, a man who made significant contributions in the history of musical theatre, the Russian born and Jewish American Irving Berlin. I will address some important phases in his life. I will start by giving an overview of his early life and family. Also, I will be talking about his major initial works as a lyricist and composer and some of his major early contributions in musical theatre. Moreover, I will discuss how he was able to establish

  • How Did Richard Rogers Influence Musical Theatre

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    Richard Rogers had composed over 900 songs and 43 Broadway musical. He also produced and directed music for television and films too. He was born in New York City on June 28, 1902. Richard had help with music, broadways, and films too. His production was in 1920 called “ Poor Little Ritz Girl”. Straight out of college he work for a director name Lew Fields. Lew Fields was an American actor, comedian, vaudeville star, theatre manger, and producer. He also best know for working with Lorenz Hart, excluding

  • My Passion For Musical Theatre

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    the performing arts. I wasn’t always fully invested in musical theatre. My parents introduced me to sports such as soccer and water polo as a young 3rd grader. While I spent much of my time playing sports, I naturally gravitated towards dance, music and choir in school. I didn’t realize until 8th grade that I wanted to commit my time to musical theatre, rather than sports. I quit swimming and playing water polo so that I could do theatre in 8th grade. I got a lot of inspiration after attending

  • Musical Theatre: Jerome Robbins And West Side Story

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    Tg beneath the surface” (Weakland). Jerome Robbins fully integrated all of the elements of musical theater including music, lyrics, book, and dance to produce something entirely unique. Jerome Robbins was changing the face of musical theater entirely. West Side Story also broke the rules in a thematic way. West Side Story was the first show to portray that musicals could be based on painful stories. Painful stories that “force people to confront their most dangerous internalized philosophies” (Weakland)

  • Phantom Of The Opera Theatre Analysis

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    Musical theatre is a versatile conglomeration which combines many different aspects of theatrical performance. Aspects such as songs, dance, spoken dialogue, and acting combine together within the performances of The Phantom of the Opera and Cats both composed by Andrew Lloyd Weber. The opulent gothic context, the external realistic style, and the ability to explore musical theatre with a higher soprano singing from The Phantom of the Opera contrast with the bleak modernistic context, internal realistic

  • Musical Analysis: West Side Story

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    West Side Story is one of the darkest musical dramas of its time. It changed the face of musicals forever with its dark themes and social commentary. Opening in 1957, on September the 26th at the Winter Garden Theatre in New York, no one in the audience could have predicted the heartache and social cognizance they would be taking away from this modern day musical. Set in an ethnic, working class neighbourhood of New York in the 1950’s, West Side Story elaborates on issues such as racism, sexism

  • The Rabbit's Foot Company: Stereotypes

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    exclusively black-owned and operated traveling variety shows in the country. Despite this evolution to “variety show,” The Rabbit’s Foot Company “came forth in the unmistakable form of a minstrel show.” To define, minstrel shows oft manifested as sketch, musical, and variety performances that targeted and mocked black people using blackface and exaggerated stereotypes

  • Irving Berlin: Broadway Composers

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    How was Irving Berlin impactful? Many of Broadway composers or lyricists have changed and made musicals that became famous because of their own unique style of work. Irving Berlin was one of the most popular composers and lyricists throughout the 1900s and still known for his impact on people and musicals that still resonates throughout America. Either known for his unique style of how he played the piano (only in black keys), how his music in theater translated to the people during times of war

  • Trois Morceaux Analysis

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    Trois Morceaux, originally choreographed by Anna Sokolow in 1990 and composed by Sergei Rachmaninoff was reconstructed by Artemis Preeshl and performed at the spring dance concert. It was originally choreographed for a 1990 New York concert, but it was never performed. In 1991 the original dancers videotaped Sokolow’s choreography. The video had been lost until Artemis Preeshl found it and reconstructed the piece, allowing for it to finally premier (program note). The piece started in darkness,

  • Ethical Standards Of Advertising Essay

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    Nowadays, the trendy concept of Philippine advertisements is the musical-type wherein the advertisers sing and dance at the same to promote their respective products. Nido, Downy, Ariel, 555, Bingo, Block & White (and many more to mention) have already used this concept on their commercial. Some advertisements even have weird story which do not have the connection to the specific products. An example of this is the Mang Juan TVC which was advertised by Lourd Deveyra. Regardless of the products’ legitimate

  • Fight Club Film Analysis

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    Although Fight Club is about American society, this interesting and at the same time complicated movie makes all of us to think again what controls us and why. In general, the movie attacks modern America by showing that American society lives under the standard moral and religious principles. In fact, many issues including fighting, loneliness, and freedom from society were discussed in the movie. The main themes and some technical aspects of the movie will be analyzed in this essay. Starting

  • Igor Stravinsky The Rite Of Spring Analysis

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    “The Rite of Spring” was certainly the most controversial piece of orchestral music of its time. The piece, composed by the Russian Composer Igor Stravinsky, included a great deal of uncommon musical elements. But was it really that uncommon? The world-changing ballet, “The Rite of Spring” was so controversial when it debuted in 1913, because it completely contradicted the common rhythmic and harmonic languages of the music at the time. The choreography and costumes were a main part of the reason

  • Into The Woods Hero's Journey

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    The Hero’s Journey in Into the Woods The world is an objective place. Yet, each person’s individual world is extremely subjective. Mythology gives life meaning; the way in which it affects each person depends on their views of the world. In the musical Into the Woods, the Baker and the Baker’s Wife go into the woods to complete their quest. The Baker is the hero, and his journey integrates those of several other fairy tales. Each fairy tale character in this show has their own reason to go into

  • Analysis Of The Rose

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    The song The Rose , written by songwriter Amanda McBroom, was the title track to the 1979 film The Rose and first recorded by its lead actress Bette Midler. The Rose is a touching ballad, and henceforth a popular choice for the First Dance song at weddings. The song is divided into three stanzas, with eight lines each. It doesn 't show a main chorus that is repeated multiple times, which is rather unusual for a pop song. Throughout the song, the use of anaphora is very prominent. In alternating

  • Essay On Game Of Thrones

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    Taaadaam Tadadadam, Tadadadam Tadadadam Tadadadam Tadadadam, Tadam Tadadadam Taaadadaaa. Despite the lack of my musical know-how, with the quote and the tune it doesn 't take a genius to figure out that we are talking about Game of Thrones. A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin is a series of fantasy novels, published from 1996 onwards that has sold over 60 million copies worldwide. The novel has also been the base for the 2011 HBO show titled Game of Thrones which has received over

  • West Side Story Analysis

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    The color and social structure in the film west side story supports the plot and story of the film in a variety of ways. West side story is a film that incorporates music, dancing and singing as well as the movie 's status as a musical making it primarily formalistic, with a great focus on the artistic aspects of the film. Coupled with the technical aspects in this film that do a brilliant job of portraying a sad story as fun and enjoyable movie. However, it still manages to demonstrate a variety