Faculty: Kirk Everist
Description: Why tell a story in which the characters suddenly burst into song? Why might an otherwise photo-realistic work of drama insist on adding music to the action? This course closely examines specific works of musical theatre and melodrama, to examine how the structure and techniques in these 19th-century forms continue to develop and flourish on contemporary stages and screens. Much of the course will involved shared screenings of key texts, but students will also read about the context and history informing these productions, and conduct research into performance texts discovered and examined on their own. Students will learn to respond to recorded performances with informed commentary, context, and comparison.
Meeting Information: 01/04/2021-01/26/2021 On Campus Jan Term Course Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Section Requisites: Out of Pocket Expenses: $30-$100