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NYU Steinhardt

Music Theatre History I

Class Assignments for Fall Semester 2017

Lecturer: John Kenrick

With the exception of our first class, students are expected to read or view the required materials for each week beforehand. On the assigned day, be prepared for active discussion, as well as oral and occasional written quizzes on these materials.


Week 1 (9/8)
Definitions & Beginnings: Antiquity to Ballad Opera


Week 2 (9/15)
Continental Operetta: Offenbach & Strauss


Week 3 (9/22)
British Music Halls & Minstrelsy


Week 4 (9/29)
Early American Explorations


Week 5 (10/6)
Gilbert & Sullivan


Week 6 (10/13)
Vaudeville & Burlesque


Week 7 (10/20)
Anatomy of a Hit: The Merry Widow
YOUR MID-TERM EXAM is during this class


Week 8 (10/27)
Victor Herbert, George M. Cohan & Irving Berlin


Week 9 (11/3)
Florenz Ziegfeld: The Follies and Beyond


Week 10 (11/10)
Jerome Kern and American Ascendance


Week 11 (11/17)
Career in Profile: Al Jolson

 
11/24 - THANKSGIVING BREAK - HAPPY HOLIDAY!

Week 12 (12/1)
The 1920s: Hot Times & Great Talents


Week 13 (12/8)
Show Boat


Week 14 (12/15)
1930s: Depression Era Miracles