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MUSI1730 Cultural Study Of Stage Music: Opera, musicals and in-betweeners 3–5 ECTS
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School of History, Cultural Research and Art Studies

General description

Time: Thursdays 12 - 14 starting 27.10.2016

Place: Hovi lecture hall, Sirkkala

Description: This course works as an overall look to theatrical music, mainly opera and musicals. A thematical approach will provide the students a wide understanding of the field of opera and musicals, both classic works and current phenomenons, but also about applying cultural theories and concepts to a wide range of case studies.  Particular methods for researching stage music will be discussed as well.

Guidelines: The course is meant for advanced or Master level students. Participation will include: attending 7 lectures, writing course diaries including one brief analysis of an opera or a musical (3 ECTs), plus an additional essay of a related topic (4-6 pages, 5 ECTs). International students from PCS and musicology will be given priority. The group can discuss going to see an opera or a musical together.

Lecture topics include:

-          Cross-overs (inc. Indigo, Porgy & Bess, Phantom of the opera, Show Boat, Hamilton)

-          Biographical narratives (inc. Einstein on the Beach, Satyagraha, Disney, Hamilton)

-          Alcohol, medicine and substance (ab)use (inc. La Traviata, Don Giovanni, Pohjalaisia, Next to Normal, Hair, Jekyll & Hyde)

-          Sexualities and camp (inc. Lulu, Book of Mormon, Death in Venice, Rent, Wicked)

-          Political extremism, (Neo)Nazism and radicalism (inc. Wagner, Pohjalaisia, The Producers; impact on composers and performers)

-          Death (inc. La Bohéme, Tosca, Rent, Tanz der Vampire, Sweeney Todd)

-          Divas and fandoms (inc. Wicked, Tanz der Vampire; soprano diva cults and fandoms

No registration required.

Teacher responsible

Anna-Elena Pääkkölä


27-Oct-2016 – 8-Dec-2016

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