The American Musical
GMTW-UT 1002.01/GMTW-GT 2002.001 | 4 units | Instructor: Marie Costanza
What is The American Musical? What are its roots? Where is it going? How do words, music and drama mesh to create something greater than each element alone? What made the magic of the fabled collaborations? These questions and many others are explored in this seminar.” Each week, in addition to a brief overview, one or two musicals will be analyzed and discussed. The course will focus on landmark works and writers, utilizing audio and video recordings, and script analysis. Included are the works of Jerome Kern, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim, Stephen Schwartz, Lin-Manuel Miranda and others. This course counts as TSOA and Gallatin Humanities Requirement, (except for TSOA Drama Students). Undergraduate and Graduate students may both register for this course.