Words and Music: Musical Theater in America
By ARTSEDGE: The Kennedy Center's Arts Education Network
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This series is designed to introduce middle and high school audiences to the many aspects of musical theater. Using examples of the best that Broadway musicals have to offer, Heather Nathans, Associate Professor of Theatre at the University of Maryland, talks about the history of musical theater in America; its structure and elements of a musical (do you know what an "I Want" song is?); musical theater's role in making social commentary, and its legacy.
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||CleanWrite Your Own Musical||Writers of Broadway musicals talk about how and why they did it.||19 2 2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMusical Theater: Where To?||How the musical has evolved since the 1960s, and where it's going.||29 1 2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBroadway and Social Commentary||Social commentary in American musical theater.||13 1 2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanElements of Musical Theater||The building blocks of Musical Theater.||8 12 2007||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe History of American Musical Theater||American musical theater, from "The Indian Princess" to "Rent".||7 12 2007||Free||View in iTunes|
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- Category: K-12
- Language: English
- © 2007 ARTSEDGE, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts