The Unsinkable Molly Brown Analysis

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Meredith Willson was an American composer and playwright. He was born in May 18, 1902. He was known for writing the book, music, and lyrics for the hit Broadway musical The Music Man. Meredith was considered as a landmark musical of the 1950’s. He was always active as a musical director and composer, writing dozens of musical programs a week. He wrote two other musical plays, including The Unsinkable Molly Brown(1964). Both “The Music Man” and his other major hit show, “The Unsinkable Molly Brown”, were made into films. “The Music Man” which Willson said was “an Iowan’s attempt to pay tribute to his home state”, premiered on Broadway in 1957. Once upon the time, a traveling salesman, Harold Hill arrives in River City. He was actually a liar, …show more content…
He was unhappy everyday, and did not speak to anyone. After he gets his cornet, he was so excited that he can speak effusively with Marian. Marcellus Washburn was the Mayor and the owner of pool table in town. He was against Hill, because he incites the parents to believe that the pool table will led the young boys to the world of sin. Mrs. Paroo was the mother of Marian and Winthrop. She was a kind women who loves dancing. The Buffalo Bill was the school board. They had conflicts between each other at first, but when Hill teaches them to sing as a barbershop quartet via “sustained talking” or Acapella, they surprisedly fit each other. The style of musical is Marching band music and the barbershop quartet. A marching band is a group in which instrumental musicians perform while marching, often for entertainment or competition. They wear uniform and perform in a style of military. A marching band generally includes brass, woodwind and percussion instrument. The barbershop quartet is a quartet of singers who sing music in the barbershop genre, appears in late 1800s and early 1900s. It is consists of a lead, a bass, a tenor, and a baritone. The quartets can be either male or female, but are not mixed

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