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NYU/Steinhardt - Music Theatre History II

Class Assignments for Spring Semester 2015

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 possible pop written quizzes on these materials.


Week 1 (1/30)
Rodgers & Hammerstein: Oklahoma & Beyond


Week 2 (2/6)
After R&H: Broadway's Golden Age


Week 3 (2/13)
Anatomy of a Hit: My Fair Lady


Week 4 (2/20)
Career in Profile: Ethel Merman


Week 5 (2/27)
Directors: Abbott, Robbins, Fosse
Your Mid-Term Essay Questions will be distributed in this class


Week 6 (3/6)
More Golden Age Musicals


Week 7 (3/13)
1960s: The Parade Passes By 
(Mid-Term Exam IN CLASS)



SPRING BREAK 3/20


Week 8 (3/27)
Sondheim & Prince: Worlds To Change


Week 9 (4/3) - Yes, we have class on Good Friday
1970s: The Main Stem Becomes a Side Street


Week 10 (4/10)
1980s: Mega-musicals
RESEARCH PAPER DUE in CLASS


Week 11 (4/17)
1990s: Who's the Leader of the Club?


Week 12 (4/24)
Nowadays: Jukebox Jive, Cartoon Candy


Week 13 (5/1)
MAY DAY!! - Some Things We Missed
The Take Home Section
of the Final Exam will be distributed during this class


Week 14 (5/8)
The Future?