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T-LT 1303 - History of Musical Theater
This course will provide students with a thorough overview of the history of American musical theater. The emphasis will be on the broad themes that have influenced the genre (e.g. the meaningful integration of song and dance, how art reflects its time, the challenges of reviving historical musicals, etc.). Students will begin with a solid foundation in past works and their creators, then progress toward more modern-day shows, with an eye toward how those shows reflect the trends and themes of the past, as well as how shows brought new innovation and vibrancy to the form. The course will use the works of Rodgers & Hammerstein (R&H) as a turning point, focusing on the people and trends that led to the R&H revolution, how and when their innovations were adopted by others, and the extent to which musical theater has evolved beyond R&H. In the process, students will work on their ability to write persuasively.

Prerequisites N/A
Corequisites N/A
Fees N/A
Credits 3.00
Credit Types Credit

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