Broadway Musical The Book Chapter 10. 段馨君 Iris Hsin-chun Tuan Associate Professor Department of Humanities and Social Sciences NCTU. Philosophy.
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段馨君 Iris Hsin-chun Tuan
Department of Humanities and Social Sciences
A good book is an outline of highly compressed dramatic development that provides a working umbrella for the songs and dances that distinguish an effective production.
A good book prospers in proportion to the credible opportunities it offers music, dance, design, and performance to do on the stage what words alone are inadequate to do.
Green Grow the Lilacs Original Dances by Agnes de Mille
The era is the first to detect the basic difference between a play and a musical book.
green grow the lilacs
Unfortunately, the play limits the dramatic function of its images to whatever mood values it can communicate to the cast or production staff.
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When the term musical comedy was being used to distinguish native musical book show entertainment from comic opera and operetta.
1930 Sunny Marilyn Miller The Hunt Dance
Today the word musical comedy applies only to a book show with motivated songs and dances in which comedy dominates an altogether light and frivolous world of entertainment.
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The music play envelops the audience while it entertains, goes deep where others remain on the surface.
What distinguishes the song in its musical play is context, universal sentiment particularized in the specific dramatic situation of the pogrom.
Hayley Mills in THE KING AND I
The King and I /Yul Brynner Deborah Kerr 1956
The difference between music and musical play involves critical judgment.
Friday Night Retro: Fiddler on the Roof.
The Merry Widow (Photo: Catherine Ashmore) With its new production.
The Los Angeles Opera's production of 'The Merry Widow' at the Dorothy.
(2)Recognizable to the audience as principals.
(3)Whom conflicts will develop.
(4)Who make the audience care enough to anticipate a satisfying resolution.
production of Fiddler on the Roof.
South Pacific - HD STEREO - HAPPY TALK
The vital, energetic activities of song and dance cannot thrive sandwiched in between a plot that cannot move the show along.
Romeo and Juliet
Romeo and Juliet has had a long history of successful adaptations in opera, ballet, and musical play because the sequence of melodramatic situation eliminates the need for words and encourages the substiution of sound and movement.
Romeo and Juliet
Flower Drum Song was released in 1961 and it is a film based on the 1957
Sexual love promotes repetition; romantic love promotes growth and development.
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Comedy is the attribute of a musical book that is always suitable to it.
The sound of music
Comes been has always been the hallmark of the popular American musical theater.
Sound of the music
The mechanical problem is this: how do you invent a rich, dramatic stage world people with round characters comparable in credibility with the theater with less time and fewer tools?
My Fair Lady - The Rain In Spain
West Side Story (1961) at the Egyptian Theatre.
(1)Introduction the principle character and other vital elements in the opening scene song.
(2)Establish the conflict that generates dramatic tension.
(3)Cultivate in the audience a sincere desire for a resolution to the problem.
West Side Story-Tonight
The era of the primacy of the musical book marks a recent phenomenon in the popular American musical theater.
The story centers on Tevye, the father of five daughters, and his attempts to maintain his family and Jewish religious traditions while outside influences encroach upon their lives.
Tevye and His Seven Daughters is a 1968 Israeli drama film directed by Menahem Golan.
He must cope with both the strong-willed actions of his three older daughters—each one's choice of husband moves further away from the customs of his faith—and with the edict of the Tsar that evicts the Jews from their village.
Matchmaker - Fiddler on the Roof (1971)
Fiddler held the record for the lonfifteenth longest-running show in history. gest-running Broadway musical for almost 10 years until Grease surpassed its run. It remains Broadway's
Fiddler on the Roof Comes to Orlando
If I Were a Rich Man - Fiddler on the Roof (1971)