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What is considered to be Americas unique contribution to world theatre?



A. Operetta
B. Pantomime
C. Musical
D. Ballad opera

This question is part of Intro to Music Final
Asked by Omfgitsbrooke, Last updated: Sep 27, 2018

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J. Shatner

J. ShatnerContent writer, Boston
Content writer, Boston

Answered on Mar 19, 2019

World Theatres of term used to describe plays that are seen on stage is everywhere. America has uniquely contributed to the World Theater. One way that America has contributed is by creating musicals. Musicals our place that have a lot of music in them. The songs that the actors and actresses sing are all about the play. A long time ago World Theater included only dramas that were spoken usually by male actors during Shakespeare's time.

Today world Theater includes a lot of different genres. If you ever want to go see a play, then you are going to a production that is considered to be World Theater. Musicals usually contain 15 to 20 songs and those songs usually include some of the events that are occurring in the storyline of the play.

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L. Hawkes

L. HawkesTeacher, Memphis
Teacher, Memphis

Answered on Sep 27, 2018

Although the musical has a variety of origins, it was in America that it evolved into the hugely popular form it has today, notably on Broadway. Earlier folk and tin pan alley music led in the 1940s to the narrative shows of Rodgers and Hammerstein, where the songs followed the plot.

The American musical has been and still is influential as a cultural and artistic force. “Show Boat” raised a view of race relations as did “West Side Story” regarding attitudes to Puerto Ricans. “Hair” had antiwar sentiments. Thus prominent Broadway musicals reflect sometimes controversial as well as nostalgic issues of American culture and informed the world of these through its medium.

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omfgitsbrooke

Omfgitsbrooke

Answered on Mar 06, 2018

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