THR 102 - Introduction to Musical Theatre
Chronological history of American Musical Theatre (with contemporary British additions) from 19th century minstrelsy, melodrama, vaudeville and burlesque to the present day Broadway musical. Interaction of composer, lyricist, librettist, director, choreographer, performers and technicians. Illustrated by films, slides and live performances.
3 Class Hours
Learning Outcomes of the Course:
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
1. Define the evolution of the American musical from the 19th century to the present.
2. Identify the roles played by the various migrating groups to America in shaping the art form.
3. Recognize and define the roles of the composer, lyricist, and book writer.
4. Recognize and define the contribution made to the production by the director, choreographer, stage designer, costume designer, sound designer, etc.
5. Explain how musical theater reflects the culture and period in which it occurs.
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