Broadway musicals are a popular medium for breathing new life into historical figures—(Alexander) Hamilton—and presenting aspects of contemporary society and culture in a new way—The Book of Mormon. Unlike opera, which is typically set to Classical or modern art music, musicals tend to draw from contemporary popular music styles.
- Select either an overlooked or misunderstood historical figure or a distinct sub-culture (not musically themed) and discuss what type of popular music would influence its presentation as a musical.
- Describe characteristics of the music genre’s style such as melody, rhythm, texture, and timbre, and reference three example pieces in your essay with YouTube links cited at the end.
- Explain how your chosen style of music would guide the audience’s attitude toward the historical figure or cultural group and, perhaps, offer an alternative viewpoint than ones frequently held.
- What stagecraft details would further guide this interpretation?
Length: 400-word minimum
Format: MLA, including in-text citations and a list of references
NO Plagiarism !!! Must cite any all references used. NO ANDS,IFS or BUTS