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Historical Context Character Tropes Physical Style Tags Vocal Style Tags Characters and Shows
100
The Great Depression
What is the era that marked the 20s and influenced culture overall during this time period?
100
Clerks, shopgirls, regular folk
What are the new main characters of musicals?
100
Legs
What physical feature of women was exaggerated?
100
Trumpet and saxophone
What instruments did singers try to emulate with their tone?
100
The Marx Brothers
Animal Crackers, Duck Soup, and A Night At The Opera are all films associated with who?
200
The middle class
What is the group of people whose population grew in the US at the time, changing the main character of musicals?
200
Authority figures , like police and politicians
What characters acted as the butt of the joke?
200
Overt performances, vs extension of scenes
What were the gestures like during songs?
200
Belting
What is the name of the type of singing that was refined 1st in this period?
200
Essential Singers
According to the reading, Louis Armstrong and Al Jolson were considered what?
300
Sex and promiscuity
What cultural change between generations was prominent at this time?
300
Young, in their 20s
What ages were the main characters, usually?
300
Casual, free
Physicality in musicals changed from rigid to ?
300
Diction
What is important with the lyrics in the musicals from this time period?
300
Singin' In The Rain
What is the name of the essential film with Gene Kelly and Donald O'Connor?
400
Vaudeville, burlesque, minstrel shows, and revues
What earlier forms of theatre influenced the Jazz Age?
400
Character stereotypes
How were shows harmful to POC?
400
Non-aristocratic characters, and romance
What is the reason behind the new physicality in musicals?
400
Problem set up in verse, then explored in the chorus
What was the typical song setup?
400
1936
According to the textbook, Showboat premiered in what year?
500
Immigrants
How did NYC becoming the cultural center of the Western world influence stages?
(Hint: "BLANK, we get the job done"
500
Flappers
What was the famous new trope/character type for women?
500
Symmetrical hands, pleading gestures, flourishes, etc
What were usual movements in this style?
500
Natural cadence
What is the typical phrasing used in this time period?
500
1962
According to the textbook, what year did Anything Goes premiere Off Broadway?




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