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NYU Steinhardt

Music Theatre History I

Class Assignments for Fall Semester 2016

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


Week 2 (9/16)
Continental Operetta: Offenbach & Strauss


Week 3 (9/23)
British Music Halls, Minstrelsy & Variety


Week 4 (9/30)
Early American Musicals


Week 5 (10/7)
Gilbert & Sullivan


Week 6 (10/14)
Anatomy of a Hit: The Merry Widow


Week 7 (10/21)
Vaudeville & Burlesque
YOUR MID-TERM EXAM is during this class


Week 8 (10/28)
Career in Profile: George M. Cohan


Week 9 (11/4)
Victor Herbert & Irving Berlin


Week 10 (11/11)
Revues: Ziegfeld's Follies


Week 11 (11/18)
Jerome Kern: The Princess Musicals and Beyond

 
11/25 - THANKSGIVING BREAK - HAPPY HOLIDAY!

Week 12 (12/2)
Career in Profile: Al Jolson


Week 13 (12/9)
The 1920s: Hot Times, Great Talents


Week 14 (12/16)
1930-1940s: Something is Stirring