THTREMUS 315 - Broadway and American Culture
Winter 2022, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Theatre and Drama (THTREMUS)
Department: Music: Theatre and Drama
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Details

Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
HU, RE
Enforced Prerequisites:
No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in AMCULT 311 (topics #45, #82, or #96) when taught with the topic "Broadway in America" or "Race and Broadway Musicals.".
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
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Description

Do you think musical theatre has room for #Hamilfan and #BroadwaySoWhite? Do you feel the emotional power of Golden Age musicals like South Pacific and wriggle with discomfort at the stereotypical depictions of minority characters? Do you wonder why musicals by/for People of Color are so infrequently on Broadway? Are you curious about whether a feel-good, glittery, jazz hands wielding, pop-rock belting, “unserious” art form has something to say about serious issues in America? Can you stand listening to showtunes, a lot of showtunes? If the answers are yes, this class is for you. This course will explore the history of racial representation in musical theatre, how popular theatrical performance constructs race as an identifiable category, and techniques of analysis for “reading” performances to understand the cultural construction happening within and through American musical theatre. We will build a critical vocabulary and a set of analytical tools for critiquing representation in embodied performance and attending to the relationship between musical theatre and American culture. We will also pay attention to the material impact of artistic and production choices (i.e. casting, revisals, royalties) on the politics and practices of categorization, identity, and representation. Attendance of live theatre is required but given the diversity of student experiences and commitments will be approached flexibly. This course fulfills the Race & Ethnicity (R&E) requirement for LSA and uses GradeCraft.

Schedule

THTREMUS 315 - Broadway and American Culture
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
35053
Open
12
 
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
002 (DIS)
 In Person
35054
Open
2
 
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Th 1:00PM - 2:00PM
003 (DIS)
 In Person
35055
Open
2
 
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Th 5:00PM - 6:00PM
004 (DIS)
 In Person
35056
Open
1
 
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Th 4:00PM - 5:00PM
005 (DIS)
 In Person
35057
Open
3
 
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F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
006 (DIS)
 In Person
35058
Open
4
 
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F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
007 (DIS)
 In Person
35059
Closed
0
 
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F 1:00PM - 2:00PM

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