Category: Musical Theater

Musical Theater

The minstrel show, which is a more musically elaborate 4-man team theatrical genre, came about in the 1840’s. The creators of this form were northern

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We In This…Theater?

Musical theater by the 1890’s in America was a genre completely powered by white people. Any form of representation of African Americans was once completely

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Musical Theater Project

Research the history of the popular tunes “Old Dan Tucker”, “Turkey in the Straw”, or “Oh Susannah!” Who composed these tunes, and what messages, either

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Blackface

Question: How did the minstrel show develop? Describe its form, major characters, and musical content. When and why did African Americans become minstrels? In what

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Musical Theater

Question #1 Pg. 236 How did the minstrel show develop? Describe its form, major characters, and musical content. When and why did African Americans become

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Musical Theater: Minstrel Shows

The Minstrel Show was an American form of entertainment developed in the early 19th century. The full-length theatrical entertainment featured performers in blackface who performed

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