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MHST 238 - Musical Theater and Opera

FC CNDP, DDHU
4 credits
This course will explore the connections between opera in Germany and Brodway musical theater during the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s. Our investigations will focus on Kurt Weill and his political musical theater, and will branch out to include such topics as Bertolt Brecht, Franz Werfel, George Gerswhin, Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II, Marc Blitzstein, and Leonard Berstein. Combining scholarship and performance, this class will culminate in a production of Weill’s musical Love Life.Pre-requisites: One MHST course at the 200-level, Music Theory III or Permission of the Instructor. Required course for the ‘Broadway via Berlin: The Political Musical Theater of Kurt Weill’ StudiOC learning community. Admission by audition and/or interview only.



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