Andrew Lloyd Webber Essays

  • The Success of Andrew Lloyd Webber

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    The Success of Andrew Lloyd Webber Musical theater is a very difficult profession in which to make a living. Most composers of musicals only create one good musical and are unable to create any more. Not Andrew Lloyd Webber! He is not like any of those composers. Andrew Lloyd Webber is a successful composer due to his variety of appeal to diverse audiences. Andrew Lloyd Webber is an English composer who used rock-based compositions to revitalize British and American musical theater in the late

  • The Phantom of the Opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber versus My Fair Lady by Frederick Loewe

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    The Phantom of The Opera which was playing at the Krannert Center in Champaign was what I thought to be a high budgeted play because of the props, scenery, and costumes that the actors wore. My Fair Lady which was playing at The Sunshine Company of Champaign was not as expensive as the Krannert Center and was shown through the costumes and quality of actors that gave the play life. I chose these two production companies because I wanted to experience one play that was of high quality and

  • Andrew Lloyd Webber Research Paper

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    for not wanting to continue his collaboration with Andrew Lloyd Webber. Rice and Lloyd Webber met in 1965, aged 20 and 17 respectively, and together they have created some of the most acclaimed musicals of all time like Evita, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and Jesus Christ Superstar. Andrew Lloyd Webber was born on the 22nd of March 1948 in Kensington, London and the son of William Lloyd Webber and Jean Hermione Johnstone. Webber was born into a musical family since his father was

  • The Musical Legacy of Andrew Lloyd Webber

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    Andrew Lloyd Webber is regarded as one of the most popular names in musical theatre history, as he has a wide variety of famous shows under his name and with any truly, great name comes a humble background. Webber was born in London, England, in 1948, to William and Jean Webber, two very talented musicians themselves. Andrew’s younger brother Julian is also a well-known composer, but it was their father that Andrew was inspired by. Webber started to play every instrument his parents could teach him

  • Phantom Of The Opera Research Paper

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    that make it one of the most memorable musical film to this day. Andrew Lloyd Webber had a difficult task creating this music and theatrics to enhance the story of the Phantom. Having watched the films created in 1925,1943,1962,1989, and then 2004 the audience can see a definite adaptation between each film. Each director had to develop a sense of film instead of an on stage performing musical. Unlike the ones created before, Lloyd Webber wanted to focus on the romance triangle of the story instead

  • Cats The Musical Of The Century Research Paper

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    Cats the Musical of the century Opens 9 January 2015 Tickets on sale now The Grammy award winning legend, Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber’s critically acclaimed Cats the musical will hit the shores of Singapore. With a fantastically oversized stage set, prodigious choreography and surreal costume designs. Cats the musical has been hailed by critics as “the musical of the century” across the globe and now the award winning musical will be hitting the sandy shores of Singapore. The musical has won 7 Tony

  • Andrew Lloyd Webber's Life and Work

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    Andrew Lloyd Webber was born on March 22, 1948. He composed many musicals throughout his lifetime including; “Evita”, “Phantom of the Opera”, and “Cats”. Webber grew up in South Kensington to parents William who was a professional in theory and composition at the Royal College of Music in England and Jean who was a singer and a violinist in the same school. By age three Webber was playing the violin. Then by age six he composed his own songs. Then by age nine he had a piece of music published in

  • Florenz Ziegfeld Essay

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    CHAPTER NINE STUDY QUESTIONS – The Musical Theatre (Pgs. 243-259/247-261) 1. Describe some of the facts concerning the musical on Broadway (p. 244) (248). Broadway musicals can be characterized by aspects such as having multiple performances nearly every day of the week, having productions that tour the nation in hopes of attracting more audiences, and having large casts and orchestras (Cohen 248). 2. Who was Florenz Ziegfeld and what were his productions like? (p.245) (249) Florenz Ziegfeld is

  • Comparing The Phantom Of The Opera By Gaston Leroux

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    because of the history they have together, but she is also captivated and hypnotized by Erik’s voice. There have been many film adaptations-the first being a 1925 silent film-, but most people have come to know the story of the Phantom through Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical adaptation. The musical alone has attracted numerous of people, but little do they know that Gaston Leroux told the story first. Gaston’s novel was not very popular until after Webber’s musical stormed box offices. One could argue

  • He was Bound to Love You, When He Heard You Sing

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    published in France by Monsieur Leroux, although most story lovers recall the musical of the same name by Andrew Lloyd Webber or the motion picture adaption. Although this story has been entertaining people for over a century, in this new era have prerecorded voices and movements begun to overshadow the talented performers of live theater? Although “The lavish screen adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Phantom of the Opera (2005) only deepened the damage” of the dislike of musicals made into film

  • Watching The Phantom of the Opera

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    because our seats were located in the mezzanine area, our vision was at times obscured when anything went on at the top of the stage; we were forced to crouch down in our seats to see it. The music in The Phantom of the Opera was composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Music was provided by a large orchestra; the instruments I noted were violins and a harp. There were also percussion instruments, an organ, s... ... middle of paper ... ...r croaking like a frog and being terrified of a shaking chandelier

  • Contemporary issues in the Musical Theatre

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    As one of the people involved in the musical theatre world, Johnathan Tweedie, said: 'musical theatre is higher form of art'. Sometimes in everyday life people can't find words to express exactly what it is that they want to say, so in the form of musical theatre they break into song and they can express themselves through movement, because I feel that singing and dancing allows a person to express themselves in many different ways and on a deeper level than words can express. Musicals aren't anything

  • Archetypal Characters and Symbols in The Phantom of the Opera

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    Archetypal Characters and Symbols in The Phantom of the Opera The story of The Phantom of the Opera appeals to many types of personalities and people of all ages because of its archetypal characters and patterns.  Carl Jung theorized that we are born with innate tendencies to perceive things a certain way:  "a kind of readiness to reproduce over and over again the same or similar mythical ideas . . ."1.  These repeated ideas are archetypes.  The basic legend of The Phantom takes place in 19th

  • Growing Up: The Phantom Of The Opera

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    The Journey of Growing Up No one was born to be any professional in any field. Andrew Jackson, the seventh President of the United States, was not born as a politician; Isaac Newton, a “key figure of the science revolution,” was not born as a scientist (Christianson). We have to discover who we are, and figure out our path on our own. In the musical the Phantom of the Opera, Christine Daaé, the protagonist, starts out as dependent on her teacher, then transform into a confident singer at the Paris

  • Broadway musicals: The Portrayal of Women through the Decades

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    Broadway was one of the first forms of entertainment. Before there were television programs, or movies, there was Broadway. Broadway originated in New York in 1750, when actor-manager Walter Murray built a theatre company at the Theatre on Nassau Street. A musical would show about once every weekend. The shows were very male based, and would commonly show a relationship between young boys and their fathers. Women were slowly integrated into Broadway, and as society changed its point of view on women

  • The Phantom of the Opera

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    The Phantom of the Opera is a novel written by Gaston Leroux. The novel takes place in Paris. The exact time is unknown but would be around 1910. The reviews from the critics are very different. Although Gaston Leroux's The Phantom of the Opera has not generally been highly commended by critics, many would agree that there are several elements that prove Leroux to be a talented writer. One of the strongest elements in the novel is the narrator's voice. The narrator is on a quest,

  • The Phantom of the opera

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    Christine Daae has a deep connection with the “Angel of Music’. As her father told her stories of this angel when she was little, her favorite story was of Lotte a little girl who was visited by the angel and had a beautiful voice. Christine tells Raoul that she is going to visit her father’s grave. They see a violin performance by an invisible person, which she believes is the Angel of Music or angel of her father. The new owners of the opera think they should go take a look at box five themselves

  • Genesis Chronicle: The Life of Joseph

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    the book, itself, much more. I strive to be a compassionate person, one who respects the personal and religious freedoms of others. Understanding the Bible better, makes me more equipped to do so. In a lot of ways, the people around me have Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice to thank for that.

  • The Fantastical Elements of Leroux's The Phantom of the Opera

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    Gaston Leroux's The Phantom of the Opera fantastic literature is displayed at its best. Originally published in 1911, this French writer produced one of the most famous novels in French history. Created into a play and a musical produced by Andrew Lloyd Webber, this story has touched millions. However, this transition from a novel to a theatrical performance has caused much of the story to be left out of the production. When viewed in its entirety, the novel exhibits many fantastical elements. Leroux's

  • Jesus Christ Superstar

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    Jesus Christ Superstar, a rock-opera, emerged from the imagination of Andrew Lloyd Webber (music) and Time Rice (lyrics),which was later brought to life on the big screen by director Norman Jewison in 1973. Filmed on location in Israel, the movie is centred around the last seven days of Christ’s life, from the time he arrived in Jerusalem up until his crucifixion. The movie is truly from the point of view of Judas Iscariot, one of the most infamous of all the 12 apostles. In the film, Judas portrays