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THEATER 110 History of American Musical Theater (5 units)

Dr. David Gorshein

UCLA Theater Department

THIS SYLLABUS IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

Class Website: Session A: https://ccle.ucla.edu/course/view/181A-THEATER110- 1 Session C: https://ccle.ucla.edu/course/view/181C-THEATER110- 2

Course Description

The course aims to provide students with an understanding of the history of the American musical, by examining its roots in vaudeville, operetta, jazz and burlesque. Students will study the evolution of the musical in the context of American history. The content of the class focuses primarily on twentieth century decades, when the musical developed as an original American art form. By contextualizing the Golden Age" history of the Broadway musical in terms of its global reach today, the course offers a fresh take on pivotal shifts in the American theater.

This class centers around a series of video lectures that were recorded by beloved former Theater professor Gary Gardner. Professor Gardner passed away in 2013, but we are delighted that his passion for the theater, his wit, his vast knowledge of musical theater, and his love of teaching can live on in this class. David Gorshein from the UCLA Theater Department will lead the summer online course.

This class is fully asynchronous. Students do not need to be online at a specific time or report to a physical location for any portion of the class.

How Class Works

Students watch lectures via web browser, and two lectures are assigned each week. Lecture videos are available from the first day of class and can be watched and re- watched at any time throughout the course. Reading assignments accompany all lectures. A midterm paper and a final paper determine the final grade.

Dr. Gorshein will post video messages throughout the class, and those are also required viewing.

This class is fully asynchronous. Students do not need to be online at a specific time or report to a physical location for any portion of the class.

Readings and Screenings

Reading assignments accompany the lectures and include mostly primary historical sources. They will be available through the Class Website. No textbook purchase is required.

Recommended films can be streamed at low resolution from the Class Website. Films chosen for assignments or papers should be viewed at full quality on DVD or via web services such as iTunes or Netflix.

Assignments and Grade Breakdown

Your grade will be based on the following assignments:

Midterm research paper, 750 – 1000 words 40% Final paper, 1250 – 1500 words, exploring issues and themes 60% covered in lecture

Papers will be submitted to Turnitin via the course website. Grades will be posted on the MyUCLA Gradebook one week after each assignment is due.

Late Policy: Please note that each paper is due not only on a particular day but by a particular time. Late papers will be marked down half a letter grade ( points). Papers submitted more than 24 hours late will be docked 10 points, and papers submitted more than 48 hours late will NOT be accepted, except in case of documented illness or emergency.

Academic Integrity

Any written assignment must be solely the work of the student who turns it in. Compiling a written assignment by pasting together extracts from websites is unacceptable and is a form of plagiarism. EVERY PAPER MUST BE SUBMITTED THROUGH TURNITIN. The course website explains how to do this.

UCLAs policies on academic integrity and student conduct may be found at: http://www.deanofstudents.ucla.edu/Student-Conduct-Code

Submissions are screened for improper citations and potential plagiarism. Quotes or ideas paraphrased from other work must be properly cited.

Academic Accommodations for Students with Disabilities

Students needing academic accommodations based on a disability should contact the Center for Accessible Education (CAE) at (310) 825 – 1501 or in person at Murphy Hall A255. When possible, students should contact the CAE within the first two weeks of the term as reasonable notice is needed to coordinate accommodations. For more information visit http://www.cae.ucla.edu. Disability accommodations needs should be communicated to the instructor and/or Teaching Assistant before assignments are due unless there are extenuating circumstances. These policies apply to both matriculated UCLA students and visitors in Summer

Session.

SCHEDULE

Week One

Lesson 1 : Introduction: Roots of American Musical Theater

Articles Profile of George M. Cohan, Parts I and II, New Yorker , 1934 Preston, American Musical Theatre Before the Twentieth Century, The Cambridge Companion to the Musical

Recommended Viewing: Yankee Doodle Dandee 1942, Directed by Michael Curtiz

Lesson 2 : Ziegfeld and his Writers

Articles: The Story of Al Jolson, New York Times , 1918 Army Minstrel (Al Jolson), New York Times , 1942

Hamilton review, Theatre Journal , 2016

Recommended Viewing: Ziegfeld Girl 1941, Directed by Busby Berkeley, Robert Z. Leonard Till The Clouds Roll By 1946, Directed by George Sidney, Richard Whorf

Hamiltons America
2016, PBS
Hamilton: Original Broadway Cast Recording
2015 , Various Artists

Week Two

Lesson 3 : What Made the Twenties Roar

Articles: No No, Nanette, New Yorker , 1971 Showboat Review, New York Times , 1927 Oh, Kay! Review, New York Times , 1926 Shuffle Along Review, Theatre Journal , 2016

Recommended Viewing: Showboat

1951, Directed by George Sidney

Lesson 4 : More Gershwin and Introducing Porter

Articles: Introduction, The Strange Career of Porgy and Bess , Noonan

Recommended Viewing: Rhapsody in Blue 1945, Directed by Irving Rapper

Assignment: Midterm prompt available Friday of Week 2. Due Monday of

Week 4.

Week Three

Lesson 5 : Porters Dirty Songs and Rodgers and Hart

Articles: Youve got that thing: Cole Porter, Stephen Sondheim, and the Erotics of the List Song, Theatre Journal , David Savran

Rodgers and Hart Profile Part I, New Yorker , 1938
Rodgers and Hart Profile Part II, New Yorker , 1938

Recommended Viewing: Words and Music 1948, Directed by Norman Taurog De-Lovely! 2004, Directed by Irwin Winkler

Assignment: Work on midterm. Due Monday of Week 4.

Lesson 6 : Here Comes Rodgers and Hammerstein

Articles: Oklahoma! Review, New York Times , 1943

The Script Angle, Showtime: A History of the Broadway
Musical Theater , Larry Stempel
Agnes de Mille Profile, New Yorker , 1946

Recommended Viewing: Oklahoma! (1955)

Cinderella
1997, Directed by Robert Iscove

Week Four

Midterm paper due Monday of Week 4 at 6 pm.

Lesson 7 : The Best of the 40s

Articles: South Pacific Premieres Tonight, New York Times , 1949 South Pacific Review, New York Times , 1949 On The Town Review, New York Times , 1944

Allegro Revival Review, New York Times , 1994

Recommended Viewing: Allegiance: The Trek to Broadway (2015)

South Pacific (1958)

Lesson 8 : The Early 50s

Articles: The King and I Review, New York Times , 1951

The King and I Review, New York Times , 2015 Pajama Game Review, New York Times , 1954

Guys and Dolls Review, New York Times , 1950

Recommended Viewing: Damn Yankees 1958, Directed by George Abbott & Stanley Donen The Pajama Game 1957, Directed by George Abbott & Stanley Donen

Assignment: Final paper prompt available Friday of Week 4. Due Friday of

Week 6.

Week Five

Lesson 9 : The Golden Age

Articles: The Music Man Review, New York Times , 1957 Conversations With Sondheim, New York Times , 2000 The 1950s: Marry the Man Today, Changed for Good, Stacy Wolf West Side Story Article, New York Times , 1957

Recommended Viewing: My Fair Lady 1964, Directed by George Cukor Gypsy 2015, Directed by Jonathan Kent

Lesson 10 : The 1960s

Articles: Off Broadway Treasures: Fantasticks, New York Times , 1964

"Balancing Act: Fiddlers Bottle Dance and the Transformation
of Tradition by Alisa Solomon, TDR: The Drama Review , 2011
Fan Dramatically Faints at Hello, Dolly! New York Post Page
Six, 2017

Recommended Viewing: Cabaret 1972, Directed by Bob Fosse

Carol Channing: Larger than Life
2012 , Directed by Dori Berinstein

Week Six

Lesson 11 : The Well Made Musical Goes to Hell

Articles: Hair – Broadway Review, New York Times , 1968 Hair – Off Broadway Review, New York Times , 1967 Joseph Papp, New York Times , 1967 On Broadway, Investors With Shallow Pockets, New York Times , 2012

Riedel, Razzle Dazzle: The Battle for Broadway, Chapters 1 - 3

Recommended Viewing: Godspell 1973, Directed by David Greene

Rent , Broadway 2008

Lesson 12 : Sondheim and his Successors

Articles: Ragtime Review, New York Times , 1998

Sweeney Todd Review, New York Times , 1979
Sweeney Todd Review, Theatre Journal , 2006
Pacific Overtures Review, Theatre Journal , 1998

Recommended Viewing: Sunday In the Park With George PBS Great Performances 1986, Directed by Terry Hughes Broadway Idiot 2013, Directed by Doug Hamilton

Final paper due Friday of Week 6 at 6 pm.

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