This course is a series of studies around six of the greatest influences on the American Musical Theatre over the past 60 years: Michael Bennett, Bob Fosse, Kander and Ebb, Harold Prince, Jerome Robbins, and Stephen Sondheim. We will study the work of these masters and then have the works illuminated by interviews with artists who worked closely with the masters themselves.
Sample reading list:
Hamlisch, Kleban, Kirkwood and Dante, A Chorus Line
Kander and Ebb, Cabaret
Kander, Ebb and Rose, Chicago
Bernstein, Laurents, and Sondheim, West Side Story
Sondheim, Wheeler, A little Night Music
Sondheim, Wheeler, Sweeney Todd
See instructor for complete list
Weekly readings/viewings of 1-2 musicals. 2-4 oral presentations on production ideas for the plays being studied. A final paper (10-15pp) and presentation on a project in consultation with the instructor.
Prerequisites and Restrictions:
For enrollment permission, please contact Professor Jane Cox, firstname.lastname@example.org