Oscar Hammerstein II

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  • Vittoria Mio Core Musical Analysis

    exactly what “the quiet time” means (The German word stille could also mean “still” as in peaceful and without movement). Whether the speaker is suicidal, reflecting on death, or simply seeking freedom from his cares is left to interpretation. Evan forth performance was “Younger Than Springtime” by Rodgers and Hammerstein. Richard Rodgers (1902–1979) and Oscar Hammerstein II (1895–1960) were an influential, innovative and successful American musical theatre writing team. They created a string of popular Broadway musicals in the 1940s and 1950s, initiating what is considered the "golden age" of musical theatre. With Rodgers composing the music and Hammerstein writing the lyrics, five of their Broadway shows, Oklahoma, Carousel, South Pacific, The King and I and The Sound of Music, were outstanding successes, as was the television broadcast of Cinderella. Among the many accolades their shows (and film versions) garnered were thirty-four Tony Awards, fifteen Academy Awards, the Pulitzer Prize, and two Grammy Awards. Their musical theatre writing partnership has been called the greatest of the 20th century. "Younger Than Springtime" is a show tune from the 1949 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical South Pacific. It has been widely recorded as a jazz standard. The song is performed in the first act by Lieutenant Cable when he makes love to his adored Liat, to whom he was only recently introduced by her mother Bloody Mary. The song shows that love just happens and does not follow the…

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  • Why Is Richard Rodgers Important

    discuss how Richard Rodger early life affected his work, his legacy, and the importance of his work. Richard Charles Rodgers was born on June 28, 1902, and the second son of physician Dr. William Rodgers and Mamie. He first lived in a friend’s summer home near Arverne in Queens New York. Then his family moved to upper Manhattan oddly this house was blocks away from Richard future songwriting partners Lorenz Hart and Oscar Hammerstein II. Richard Rodgers, when asked about his early life, says he…

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  • Juke Box Musical Analysis

    form these shows they wanted to hear them again and again, and this led to the idea of the Musical standard. In this Essay I will be looking at how the musical has developed pop music and how in the years of its development it switched completely so that the popular music was influencing the musical. I will first look at the fifties and sixties and the idea of the standard and how that was the main focus of the musical. Then I will look at the seventies and eighties and the composers influence…

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  • Spamalot Musical Theatre Analysis

    production, like The Jazz Singer, that specifically represented Jewish characters in the story. More frequently the characters that explored the stories themes were non-Jews who were representatively groping, like the Jews, for new roles. It became methodical for Jews to write for non-Jewish audiences; they would just disguise their hunger to assimilate in the narrative text. For example, writing for the voice of a half-black woman in Show Boat, music by Kern, book and lyrics by Oscar…

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  • Ragtime Analysis Essay

    Premiering in 1997, the musical Ragtime, written by the trio of Terrence McNally (Book/Script), Stephen Flaherty (Music), and Lynn Ahrens (Lyrics) was something along the lines of a smash hit. Featuring a star studded cast, with such luminaries as Brian Stokes Mitchell, Marin Mazzie, and Audra McDonald, the musical won four Tony Awards and was nominated for 14, including Best Musical. The musical is based on E.L. Doctorow’s 1974 novel Ragtime, a work of historical fiction that has various…

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  • South Pacific Themes

    and Oscar Hammerstein II (lyrics) bring to mind countless nostalgic reminiscences for countless people, spanning several…

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  • West Side Story: Music Analysis

    Cohen, Cole Porter, and the creative duos: Alan Jay Learner and Frederick Loewe; Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. Many of their shows became very popular due to the fact that they followed the conventional musical formula.…

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  • Theme Of Conflict In The Picture Of Dorian Gray

    In the novel, Oscar Wilde expresses his understanding of the relation between everyday life and art in two obvious metaphors: Dorian Gray as the real life and his portrait as the art. In Wilde’s view, art should derive from real life, and thus be the reflection of it, however higher in authentic value. In the novel, the picture of Dorian Gray is actually the reflection of himself, which once has a great beauty that Dorian envies. As Dorian’s soul decays, the picture becomes eventually hideous…

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  • Theme Of Wit And Intelligence In The Picture Of Dorian Gray

    The Picture of Dorian Gray, by Oscar Wilde, is one of the most amusing and entertaining books to read and just because of the amount of wit and intelligence that can be found in it. Every conversation is a contest on who can make the wittiest comment, though usually won by Lord Henry Wotton. Lord Henry is a master in the art of conversation and uses epigrams to convey his intelligence. Though wit and intelligence play a large role in The Picture of Dorian Gray. Wit and intelligence is shown in…

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  • Analysis Of The Picture Of Dorian Gray And Frankenstein By Oscar Wilde

    deterioration would be inevitable. This idea is seen in both The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde and Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, where the writers fulfill their duties…

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