Of Thee I Sing Analysis

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Opened at the Music Box Theatre in New York City on December 26, 1931, Of Thee I Sing is the most successful political satires written by American playwright, George Simon Kaufman. In 1932, Of Thee I Sing became the first musical ever to win the Pulitzer Prize for drama. Of Thee I Sing was the first American music with a consistently satirical tone. The Presidency, U.S. Supreme court, and congress were all targets of this satire musical. The plot follows Mr. John P. Wintergreen, who is running for President of the United States of America. His presidential campaign strongly relies on the power of “love” in order to gain supports. However, Mr. Wintergreen falls for the wrong woman, which ultimately puts himself in a difficult political situation. …show more content…
These characters help set the spectacle of the production. Which, as we know, can involve the costumes, special effects, and all the aspects of scenery in the production. Spectacle is anything that deals with the visual elements of the production which help create the world and atmosphere for the audience’s eye. In Of Thee I Sing, it is very easy to tell that the setting is in the early 1930s America era. All of the accents, costumes, and stage design help bring the atmosphere to life. So how does the spectacle connect to the …show more content…
Whether they were about delicious corn muffins, the U.S. Supreme Court judges, or how a certain character is the illegitimate daughter of Neapolitan. In drama, music is an important element of drama because it can strengthen the theme and ideas of a performance while also emphasizing the wants and desires of a character. Looking back at our theme of sticking with true love, we can see how a lot of the songs in Of Thee I Sing help capitalize Mr. Wintergreens and Mary’s love. From when they first met, and they both sang the song Some Girls Can Bake a Pie to fall in love with each other. To Diana Devereaux becoming the antagonist while singing, I Was The Most Beautiful Blossom, promising to get her revenge on the couple. The music in Of Thee I Sing brings together the story from finish to

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