RCHUMS 251 - Topics in Music
Section: 001 The Musical Theater of Stephen Sondheim
Term: WN 2009
Subject: RC Humanities (RCHUMS)
Department: LSA Residential College
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May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
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This course examines the work of composer/lyricist Stephen Sondheim, from his start as a lyricist for West Side Story to his most recent work. Lectures and readings will cover a variety of topics, from the smaller details of how a particular show is put together to wider questions of how the Broadway musical has changed in the past fifty years. Students will learn to analyze the musical, lyrical, and dramatic choices Sondheim and his collaborators have made, and combine their own analysis with critical reviews, interviews, and other material in classroom discussion. This course includes a weekly screening of film, stage, and concert productions of Sondheim’s works.

RCHUMS 251 - Topics in Music
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001 (SEM)
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
W 7:00PM - 9:30PM
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ISBN: 9780691127309
The musical as drama : a study of the principles and conventions behind musical shows from Kern to Sondheim, Author: McMillin, Scott., Publisher: Princeton University Press 2006
ISBN: 9780679448174
Stephen Sondheim : a life, Author: Secrest, Meryle., Publisher: Knopf 1998
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