Birth Of Culture And Musical Theater

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Birth of Culture and Musical Theater
The lady smiles while she directs you to your seat. “Third row down, to the two seats at the very left side.” You find your seat as you comfortably start to settle down making sure that you can see the stage since you paid a little more money in order for you to be at the very front closer to the actors. The energy feels excited but still content. You hear the rest of the people talking quietly to the person next to them. The third bell rung however, the lights of the theater dim, making the stage brighter. The crowd shushes. Complete silence. You understand form the set of the theater where the play is taking place even though it might not look completely natural. The actors enter; the costumes reflect
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Music was also an important element of Greek education and dramatic performances held in theatres such as plays, recitals, and competitions.” We can see that Greeks really valued the idea of the arts. Children were taught these culture norms from a young age and they were a very important part in their adulthood. Music together with theater was the primary focus of the entertainment for an average Greek. However, these aspects were not only used for professional performances but also on social events. We can see that their importance in the Greek culture caused for theater and music to merge together and further develop into today’s modern musical theaters. Even though the foundation of musical took place in Ancient Greece, its roots are placed in the French and Viennese Operettas of the 1800s. The European works that were created in that time period were mostly based on sarcasm and romantic comedies. These were the types of musicals that achieved international …show more content…
Between 1920 until 1929, more musicals were produced than any other nine-year period to date. The economic success also caused a change in the audience that would fill the theaters. People from the working class could easily afford to be entrained that way without worrying about spending all their money. Therefore, the themes and motives of productions also changed. A high number of productions were categorized as “Cinderella” since they were very rarely based on political subjects. The term “Cinderella” referred to a female protagonist who overcomes the difficulties in her life, which causes her to rise in social class and win the heart of a man.

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