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    Introduction: Sunday in the Park with George is a musical with a book written by James Lapine and a score composed by Stephen Sondheim which premiered on Broadway at the Imperial Theatre on May 2nd, 1984 after having transferred from an Off-Broadway venue. The plot follows an artist, George Seurat, who is creating the acclaimed painting “Un dimanche après-midi à l’Île de la Grande Jatte” which for the length of this essay will be referred to as it’s translation from French, “A Sunday Afternoon on

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    and professional life to write a particular piece of work. A classic example is Georges Seurat’s life where he could not afford to accord his mistress the attention she sought from him to the point where she had to leave him and marry another man. Sunday in the park with George is musical that illustrates the struggles that Georges experienced as an artist while doing his paintings. The musical follows the life of Georges Seurat a painter as he goes though his personal life through art. The first Act

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    A Sunday Afternoon on the Island La Grande Jatte by Georges Pierre- Seurat A Sunday Afternoon on the Island La Grande Jatte created by Georges Pierre-Seurat is a frozen in action painting of a normal day of the wealthy Parisian life along the river Seine in Paris, France. Seurat designed this art piece in 1886 to show the wealthy Parisian life styles in a public park. Georges and his artwork were not well known until after he passed away. Seurat was very different from all the other famous artists

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    Themes in Sunday in the Park with George When looking between the four corners of a rectangular frame there is a piece of art. It is often filled with color, light, angles, and shapes. But what is more important than the mechanics of the painting style, or the ideological perspective it is intended to garner, there is a connection between the painting and the viewer. This connection is lasting, and deeply personal. In the concept musical of Sunday in the Park with George, Stephen Sondheim uses this

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    Georges Seurat painted “A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte” from 1884 to 1889. This painting was painted in the style called pointillism. Seurat wanted to achieve a painting that contained a picture when viewed from far away, but when seen up close would appear as mere dots. “A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte” is a masterpiece that has been called by many critics “an iconic symbol of the pointillist movement” (Casadio). To begin, pointillism stemmed off from impressionism

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    A Walk in the Park The branches of the tree rustled gently in the wind, threatening to knock me from my hideaway. If I made one misstep or grabbed the wrong branch, I would tumble down onto the solid ground below. From my perch in the tree, I could see everything in Brueton Park, the park near my childhood home in Solihull, England. There was the massive pond with the ducks that I was constantly feeding, the ice cream man that knew me by name, and the lush green grass that seemed to go on forever

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    The house at the Vivian Beaumont Theater had just been cleared from the matinee audience. Among couple of Playbills scattered around the floor, sat Ashley Park in her University of Michigan sweater. “Tuptim is actually my first professional Asian role,” said Park about her character at the Broadway revival of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King & I, “It is such an honor to be in this huge production that transports people to Siam everyday.” With over 45 Asian-American actors in the company, The King

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    A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte, located in the Art Institute of Chicago, is one of the most recognizable paintings of the 19th century, a painting made by Frenchman Georges Seurat. Finished in 1886, it has gained much of its recognition over the time of its completion; the pop culture of today has played a pivotal role into the popularity of it. An example of that is being apart in one of the most recognizable scene in Ferris Bueller's Day Off, where one of the main characters

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    Stephen Sondheim was born in New York on March 22, 1930. His mother was a fashion designer, and his father a dress manufacturer. At age ten, Sondheim’s parents divorced, and he moved to rural Pennsylvania with his mother shortly after (“Stephen Sondheim- Academy of Achievement”). In Pennsylvania, Stephen befriended his neighbor, James Hammerstein, as well as James’ parents Dorothy and Oscar. The Hammersteins would become like a second family to Stephen. He especially admired Oscar, a musical

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    The Luncheon of the Boating Party by Pierre-Auguste Renoir is a piece full of rich colors that reflect both the time period and the artist’s impressionist style. This composition not only conveys a leisurely gathering of people, but also expresses the changing French social structure of the time due to the industrial revolution. To portray these themes Renoir uses, shape, space, color and texture. Shape is seen in the modeled figures and bottles, and space is created by overlapping of the bodies

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