Theatre 3011 Midterm 1 study guide
Theatre 3011 Midterm 1 study guide THTR 3011
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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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