INTRODUCTION TO MUSIC THEATRE: MUSICALS, MUSIC IN THEATRE
Credit points: 15
This subject is an introduction to music theatre practice and a range of different forms of performance with music. Topics will include the artistic works of music theatre such as Sondheim, the politics of musicals, the use of music in theatre, audience engagement, creating original music. Students will develop two studio presentations from class work and one final performance with the whole class. Students will research and reflect on music theatre through an essay and dramaturgical review.
SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences
Subject Co-ordinatorKim Baston
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG
Available as ElectiveYes
Learning ActivitiesAnalysis of performance with music in different forms and purposesResearch and create at least one section (3-4mins)Vocal delivery in performanceOne review and one essayTwo in class practical projects with the whole group, one small group practical project.
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The Cambridge Companion to the Musical
AuthorW.A.Everett & P.R Laird eds.
PublisherCAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
The Musical as Drama
PublisherPRINCETON UNIVERSITY PRESS
The Soundscape: Our Sonic Environment and the Tuning of the World
Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A
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Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Blended
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Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKim Baston
LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
400 word reviewDramaturgical review, written assignment linked to class process work.
Class process (800 word equivalent)Practical, in class work
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Group Performance (1,200 word equivalent)
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One 1500 word Essay