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    Possible! The importance of Richard Rodgers What does the sound of music, Oklahoma, South Pacific, and Cinderella have in common. They have the music written by the Richard Rodgers. Richard Rodgers helped change the face of Broadway musicals, he changed them by giving them each individual stories that made them both memorable and loveable. This essay will 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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    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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    but wonder 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…

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    While new memories were being made, we came across a site greatly familiar to us. Located between Broadway and 8th Avenue, uprightly standing was the Richard Rodgers Theater. With the hopes of reminiscence, we traveled across the wide congested streets to make our way to the theater. During our approach, my close friend, Trinity began rapping “Alexander Hamilton,” a rap song from the Broadway musical Hamilton. Not being fairly acquainted with the lyrics, I acted as my friend’s personal…

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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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    “When all you care about is here, this is a good place to be.” ~ Rossano Brazzi (as Emile De Becque) in South Pacific It is interesting how human nature rarely fails to find an adversary. Even without fighting in a monumental war, we find a battle, and we only need to look inward to find it. Often times the battles fought within are amongst the greatest, most trying conflicts, as they are against the self. This battle is apparent in the musical South Pacific, where blurred battle lines…

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    include: George 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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    When you stroll into an amusement park you should notice crowds of people and long lines. You should hear screaming, all the rides and pitchers pitching sales, right? Not in my case. The sun had just risen as we pulled into the empty parking lot with only the sight of the band members unloading from the yellow school bus. It was a very crisp morning so we waited in the warm car until they let us in. We finally were allowed to walk in and listen to eighth grade band perform their melodies. As we…

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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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    I heard footsteps thumping down the hall towards me, my stomach was in a knot I did not know what to do. I sat there in fright hoping that Alex may be in a good mood. Alex kicked the door open I could see the face he made when he saw me. Disgust. He was not in a good mood, even on a nice warm sunny day in Lima, Ohio. Alex looks me stern in the eye and says, “You are not going to say anything about you and me right?” “ Why would I, but why this is so important to you?” I ask “ You know why,l”…

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