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)


Week 8 (3/27)
1970s I: Sondheim & Prince - Worlds To Change

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

Week 10 (4/10)
1980s: Mega-musicals

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

Week 12 (4/24)
2000-2010: Jukebox Jive & Cartoon Candy

Week 13 (5/1)
2010-Today: Making Things Up Again
The Take Home Section
of the Final Exam will be distributed during this class

Week 14 (5/8)
The Future?