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    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 remembers his family life as fraught and filled with bickering and tension. This was due to his grandmother’s forceful personality. But though his mother would have fits of hypochondria, but then have boundless affection for him. But Rodgers’s family was willing to put the…

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    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…

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    Ragtime Analysis Essay

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    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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    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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    Richard Charles and Oscar Hammerstein Richard Charles Rodgers was a composer. Richard wrote over 900 songs and did 43 broadway plays. He was born june 28, 1902 near long island, New York. He died december 30, 1979. His father was successful physician and his mother was a amueture musician. Richard started music when he was six, he played the piano. By the age of fourteen he had written two popular songs. His first song that was published was “any old place with you” in 1919. Richard met…

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    Juke Box Musical Analysis

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    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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    Oklahoma Drama Analysis

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    The theatre production of Oklahoma! incorporated a wide variety of theatrical elements throughout the play. The theatre production did a magnificent job with the western style props and setting in the theatre space. Another key factor to point is that the play production did a fantastic job ensuring that the characters dressed in a Western style. Whether it was the tan cowboy hats complimenting the boots with spurs or the women’s large dresses, the play represents the time period thoroughly. The…

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    South Pacific Themes

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

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    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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    If I Loved You

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    Online Performance #1 Although all three videos showed the same song being performed, the environment of each performance definitely had an influence on how it was sung and performed. In each rendition of “If I Loved You”, by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, there was differences in the way the message of the song was being conveyed. There are probably things in each rendition that can be improved on, such as posture or in having more facial expressions. Each performance had its own…

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