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    Perspective of the Progression of Racial Issues in Musical Theatre In this essay I will address racial issues in Musical theatre, specifically the black and white divide. I have chosen this subject because I find it interesting how racism used to be so accepted in society, and although it’s decreasing presence it is still an issue today. I will be looking at two similar yet contrasting musicals written at different times. Both these musicals have racial issues through their storyline. I will

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    Essay On Musical Theatre

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    History of Musical Theatre Outline Musical theatre is a unique adaptation to the classical western theatre utilizing music, song, spoken dialogue, acting, and dance to convey the humor, pathos, love, anger, and all the other possible feelings of the human experience ad infinitum. This is perfectly described by an E.Y. Harburg quote, a favorite of my own professor and famous producer, Stuart Ostrow, “Words make you think a thought. Music makes you feel a feeling. A song makes you feel a thought.”

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    How did musical theater develop from reviews, opera to what it is today? Musical theatre originated from something called an Operetta. An Operetta is a genre of light opera, light in terms both of music and subject matter. It is also closely related, in English-language works, to forms of musical theatre. An Opera is a performance which started in the 1590s in Italy. This form of musical theatre includes spoken word too, such as some scenery, acting, costumes and dance. Opera is most commonly performed

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    Musical theatre has been an extremely integral part of my life for as long as I can remember. Musical productions—specifically in film—were the major catalyst for my drive to become an actor. Musical productions were the first window into storytelling that I experienced at an extremely young age. Instead of playing in a crib or with little toys, my parents would sit me down in front of the television and pop in a VHS tape of Mary Poppins or Chitty Chitty Bang Bang; Dick Van Dyke was my idol. Between

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    Musical Theatre History

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    the development of musical theatre as we know it today. Theatre coupled with song and dance became more popular in the 1600 -1700’s. Ballad operas became popular, using some comedy and popularly known songs. Some critics of the theatre do not believe that musical theater descended from opera, and in fact, they feel it does not try to imitate grand opera. Despite being called “comic operas”, shows on Broadway such as Robin Hood were not really operas at all they were more musicals.

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    Musical Theatre

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    The use of choreography and music in a musical is not only entertaining, but can illustrate the social issues present in society. Dance in musical theatre has changed dramatically. Until 1936 dance was used as a diversion from the story line. Agnes DeMille was the first notable female choreographer to use dance as a major plot device and central role in as musical. Since then choreographers such as Bob Fosse, Gower Champion and Jerome Robbins use dance to portray symbolism and add depth to the music

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    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 new, as

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    Theatre. That is the activity that I think of when one asks me what has impacted my life. Theatre is one of the most riveting and demanding interests of mine. From the first moment I stepped on stage, I knew this was the place for me. Musical theatre consists of three major parts--acting, dancing, and singing; which are difficult skills to master, even if you are naturally gifted. You have to memorize lines, choreography, and music notes, all of which are performed at the same time. Rehearsal is

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    Musical theatre in Poland

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    in the West (especially the United States), musical theatre has always stood on the sidelines - treated as entertainment at rather low level, ignored not only by the political world but also by the theatre makers. Most of the Polish theatres, until 1989, led a policy of filling the room to the highest capacity at the lowest cost. Not to mention that the aim of most of the productions was not to shape the tastes but to flatter people who watched the musical productions presented in that period of time

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    Theatre has heavily evolved over the past 100 years, particularly Musical Theatre- a subgenre of theatre in which the storyline is conveyed relying on songs and lyrics rather than dialogue. From its origination in Athens, musical theatre has spread across the world and is a popular form of entertainment today. This essay will discuss the evolution and change of musical theatre from 1980-2016, primarily focusing on Broadway (New York) and the West End (London). It will consider in depth, the time

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