Music in "Showboat" Analytical Essay by ResearchRiter

Music in "Showboat"
An analysis of the musical "Showboat" by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein.
# 125367 | 500 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2008 | US

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The paper discusses the music, songs, dance and characters of Kern and Hammerstein's 1927 musical, "Showboat". The writer viewed a film version from 1951 to complete this analysis.

From the Paper:

"First performed on Broadway, December ... running for one and a half years. A film version released by MGM in ... was viewed for this assignment. The cultural influences that have shaped American musical theatre have naturally varied from one era to another. Many of these musicals mirror social norms and mores. (Lubbock) The dominant genre that emerged in the middle of the twentieth century was of a musical theatre in which the play was the thing and the integration..."

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