In sociocultural terms, Rodgers and Hammerstein could be said to have invented the American Dream. Discuss.

This is 4000words essay for MA Musical Theatre The sociocultural analysis of the musical.

Actually Ive ordered before but unfortunately Ive got D grade so I failed.

The reason why I failed was the essay was out of topic.

I have 15 different topics for this essay, so writer can choose one of them.

In this time, I have to make sure this essay must not fail again..

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MA Complementary Option:

The Sociocultural Analysis of the Musical Essay (4,000 words)





1. Consider the contribution of popular American entertainment (minstrelsy, burlesque, vaudeville, revues, ragtime etc) to the formation of the American musical as a distinctive genre. Exemplify your discussion with reference to ONE or TWO musicals.



2. Discuss the way in which any ONE American stage musical expresses a major social and/or cultural change.



3. What does the rock musical of the sixties and seventies represent in socio-political terms? Discuss at least TWO examples.



4. Compare the representation of the Great Depression in TWO film musicals.



5. Examine the notion of American film musicals as mass entertainment in EITHER the thirties OR the forties.



6. Compare the treatment of rural or small-town America in TWO musicals.



7.  In sociocultural terms, Rodgers and Hammerstein could be said to have invented the American Dream. Discuss.



8. Analyse the use of dance in any ONE or TWO musicals in sociocultural terms.



9. Compare the representation of New York in TWO musicals.



10. Consider ONE or TWO of Sondheim s musicals as critiques of American society and/or values.



11. EITHER, compare the way any TWO musical film stars construct the notion of femininity OR, the way any TWO musical film stars construct the notion of masculinity.



12.  The American musical is at its core a celebration of capitalism. Discuss, with reference to TWO or THREE examples.



13. Compare the construction of personal identity in any TWO musicals.



14. How has the Broadway musical theatre responded to the cultural shock of 9/11?



15.  Musicals can never critique society; they only reflect it. Discuss, with reference to TWO shows.