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Theatre 3011 Midterm 1 study guide

by: Madison McBride

Theatre 3011 Midterm 1 study guide THTR 3011

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This study guide covers all of the class notes since the beginning of class
Development of American Theatre
Bianca Gordon
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This 2 page Study Guide was uploaded by Madison McBride on Monday September 19, 2016. The Study Guide belongs to THTR 3011 at University of Colorado at Boulder taught by Bianca Gordon in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 145 views. For similar materials see Development of American Theatre in Theatre at University of Colorado at Boulder.


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Date Created: 09/19/16
Musical Theatre Study Guide Key Concepts  “Bubble formula”­ when emotion is too high to be expressed in words, it is sung.  When singing is also not enough, the body dances  Value of musicals:  o Pop culture references o American art form o Part of American history  What makes a broadway theatre: Professional house in this district, and seats  500+ in the auditorium Key terms  Golden triangle­ a good musical is balanced between music, action, and words  Integration­ for music to be integrated it needs to move the plot forward, inform  the audience about the setting, or reveal character  Composer­ writes the music  Choreography­ designed dance steps or movement  Tony awards­ awards for broadway shows allocated by the American Theatre  Wing  Libresto­ the story, characters, script, and spoken dialogue  Producer­ makes the financial decisions  Directors­ make the creative decisions  Sensation scenes­ fires, horses, etc. made to use best technology  American operetta­ light opera, musical comedy  Vaudeville­ series of unrelated acts  Tin pan alley­ big place for song writing at the turn of the century  Trunk song­ song written but couldn’t sell  Revue­ series of songs, sketches, and often dances, usually linked by theme  Active song­ transformation  Reprises­ repeated message in music  Leitmotif­ recurring musical theme related to a particular person, place, or idea  Self­expressive lyricist­ show off. Utilizes impressive rhyme schemes. Clever,  witty lyrics. Antecedants 1. Asian and African theater traditions­ provide holistic experience 2. Ancient Greek Theatre­ Athenian competition 3. Opera­ Completely sung about and for the upper class 4. Melodrama­ stock characters, music underscoring action, poetic justice, sensation  scenes 5. Minstrelsy­ comic enactment of racial stereotypes 6. Operetta­ light opera, musical comedy 7. Vaudeville­ series of unrelated acts 8. Revues­ series of songs, sketches, and dances linked by a theme 9. Princess musicals­ small scale; modern, believable humor 10. Musical comedy­ beginning of integrated musicals. Silly, simplistic thoughts Key players and works  Showboat  George and Ira Gershwin o Rhapsody in Blue o I got rhythm o Porgy and Bess o Of thee I sing  Rogers and Hart o The Gaverick Gaieties o On your toes o Pal Joey  Rogers and Hammerstein  o Oklahoma! o Carousel o South Pacific o The King and I Pulitzer Prize winners: Of Thee I Sing (1931) South Pacific (1950)


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