WOMENSTD 150 - Humanities Seminars on Women and Gender
Section: 001 Issues of identity in opera and musical theater.
Term: FA 2008
Subject: Women's Studies (WOMENSTD)
Department: LSA Women's Studies
Requirements & Distribution:
Advisory Prerequisites:
Enrollment restricted to first-year students, including those with sophomore standing.
May not be repeated for credit.
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This course will explore how issues of identity surrounding gender, race, community, and nationality have been articulated in opera and musical theater. Questions to be addressed include: What kind of "inside" exposure do the composer and lyricist/librettist need to present a sensitive and compelling portrayal of the characters? How is heroism expressed across country and ethnicity? Are there themes carried across genres that reveal patterns in how masculinity and femininity are portrayed? How do works from the past hold up in today's political climate? The repertoire will be drawn from well-known works in musical theater (e.g., West Side Story, South Pacific, Carmen Jones, Miss Saigon) and opera (such as Carmen, Aida, and Madama Butterfly). No prerequisites.

WOMENSTD 150 - Humanities Seminars on Women and Gender
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001 (SEM)
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Th 3:00PM - 6:00PM
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