The Resource A structural analysis of the American musical theatre between 1955 and 1965 : a cultural perspective, by Barbara Means Fraser

A structural analysis of the American musical theatre between 1955 and 1965 : a cultural perspective, by Barbara Means Fraser

Label
A structural analysis of the American musical theatre between 1955 and 1965 : a cultural perspective
Title
A structural analysis of the American musical theatre between 1955 and 1965
Title remainder
a cultural perspective
Statement of responsibility
by Barbara Means Fraser
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The purpose of this study was to select a period in American history (1955-1965) and representative American musicals from the same period to compare the underlying values communicated through the American musical with the values within the American society. The ten year period was divided into three eras: 1955-1959 (The Eisenhower Years), 1960-1962 (The Kennedy Years), and 1963-1965 (a new Romanticism following the assassination of John Kennedy). Accompanying each of these eras was a randomly selected sample of American musicals and a selected sample of the longest running American musical of each year. The random sample between 1955 and 1965 includes: Once Upon a Mattress, The Music Man, Flower Drum Song, Li'l Abner, and West Side Story; between 1960 and 1962 includes: Do Re Mi, Mr. President, The Unsinkable Molly Brown, Bye Bye Birdie, and How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying; and between 1963 and 1965 includes: Skyscraper, Here's Love, 110 in the Shade, Man of La Mancha and Do I Hear a Waltz? The selected sample includes the following musicals: Damn Yankees, My Fair Lady, The Music Man, Flower Drum Song, The Sound of Music, The Fantasticks, How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Fiddler on the Roof, and Man of La Mancha. A structural analysis of libretti and original Broadway or Off-Broadway cast's recordings revealed the values of the musical theatre world for comparison with the American values isolated by a collection of images, events, and themes from popular and historical documents. This study concluded that musicals are reflective of the American values of its era. This information and the process for discovering it should be useful to all producing artists of American musicals who may choose to adapt characters when negative values are being communicated or to emphasize positive values of the past. This study should help to make theatre artists realize that all dramatic creations communicate values; therefore artists and producers must be accountable for the values of the art they choose to practice
Cataloging source
MUU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1953-
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Fraser, Barbara Means
Degree
Ph. D.
Dissertation year
1982.
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Granting institution
University of Oregon
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • theses
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Musicals
  • Art and society
  • Musical
Label
A structural analysis of the American musical theatre between 1955 and 1965 : a cultural perspective, by Barbara Means Fraser
Instantiates
Note
  • Typescript
  • Includes vita and abstract
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (leaves 306-313)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
846484671
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
xii, 313 leaves
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Reproduction note
Photocopy.
System control number
(OCoLC)846484671
Label
A structural analysis of the American musical theatre between 1955 and 1965 : a cultural perspective, by Barbara Means Fraser
Note
  • Typescript
  • Includes vita and abstract
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (leaves 306-313)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
846484671
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
xii, 313 leaves
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Reproduction note
Photocopy.
System control number
(OCoLC)846484671

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