History of American Musical Theater

Course Number
MHIS-325
Description

This survey course presents students with an overview of the history of musical theater in the United States. Using a chronological approach to the study of musical theater, starting with an overview of the traditions on which musical theater is based, the course then works through the twentieth century with a focus on the socioeconomic and cultural realities of each period and how they are reflected in the development of musical theater. Students learn about particularly influential theaters, producers, writers, composers, and performers. Students also explore the genre as commerce and art form. 

Credits
2
Prerequisites
MHIS-252 or any MHIS-20x course and any MHIS-22x course
Required Of
None
Electable By
All B.M. and P.D. students
Major Elective for
Performance
Semesters Offered
Fall, Spring
Location
Boston
Department
LART
Course Chair
Marcela Castillo-Rama
Taught By
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