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NYU/Steinhardt - Music Theatre History II

Class Assignments for Spring Semester 2014

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 (1/31)
1930s-Early 40s: Something is Stirring


Week 2 (2/7)
Rodgers & Hammerstein: Oklahoma & Beyond


Week 3 (2/14)
After R&H: Broadway's Golden Age


Week 4 (2/21)
Anatomy of a Hit: My Fair Lady


Week 5 (2/28)
areer in Profile: Ethel Merman


Week 6 (3/7)
irectors: Abbott, Robbins, Fosse
Your Mid-Term Essay Questions will be distributed in this class


Week 7 (3/14)
More Golden Age Musicals
(Mid-Term Exam IN CLASS)


SPRING BREAK 3/21


Week 8 (3/28)
1960s: The Parade Passes By 


Week 9 (4/4)
height Sondheim & Prince: Worlds To Change


Week 10 (4/11)
1970s: The Main Stem Becomes a Side Street


Week 11 (4/18) - Yes, we have class on Good Frisday
1980s: Mega-musicals


Week 12 (4/25)
1990s: Who's the Leader of the Club?


Week 13 (5/2)
Nowadays: Jukebox Jive, Cartoon Candy
Your Take Home Final will be distributed during this class


Week 14 (5/9)
The Future?