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Cultural Traditions in American Musical Theatre
An examination of cultural traditions in American musical theatre.
# 124852 | 1,250 words | 12 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Drama and Theater (American) , Music Studies (General)

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The paper discusses the cultural and traditional influences on American musical theatre, the role of women, the impact of Stephen Sondheim, thematic links, and a comparison of two musical plays: "Showboat" and "Company".

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"The development of the American musical theatre has been a gradual evolutionary process which began on February in Charleston, South Carolina, with the production of a ballad operetta called Flora Mark. Lubbock noted that for many decades, the English ballad opera was the basic form on which early American music theatre was based, but over time, other genres including Negro spirituals, jazz blues and pop also began to influence the field. Today, musical performances on theater stages take many different forms and..."

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