MUSIC 2TT3 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Otto Harbach, Franz Lehár, Jerome Kern

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Show boat: textbook available at the bookstore staring monday, jan. 18, oice hours have changed: mondays, 12:30-1:30pm, or by appointment, update on our ield trip. Book shows (with a plot: opera, comic opera, opereta, musical comedy, deiniions. Opera (1600s on): an ambiious dramaic work, oten sung throughout, addresses a range of topics. Comic opera (1730s on): a dramaic work that portrays humorous characters and situaions; some spoken dialogue. Opereta (1850s on): light opera, light in terms of music and subject; some spoken dialogue. Musical comedy (1910s on): a light work with song, dance, and speech, connected by plot. Minstrelsy (1840s-early 1900s): american entertainment featuring variety acts with music, dance, comedians; performers in blackface; no plot. Vaudeville (early 1900s): american entertainment featuring variety acts with an array of performers: acrobats, trained animals, children, magicians, singers, dancers, athletes, etc. Revue (1910s-1930s): a type of entertainment with music, dance, and sketches, oten featuring visual spectacles and efects; no plot.

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