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    designer and scenic designer. Charlotte Garcia Da Rosa was the show’s graphic designer and musical director. This show was based on the novel written by Victor Hugo. The show’s script was written by by Alain Boubil and Claude-Michel Schonberg, the music by Claude-Michel Schonberg, and the lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer. The original French production was written by Alain Boubil and Jean-Marc Natel and the additional material was written by James Fenton. Les Miserables is an opera about a man named Jean

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    Vietnam War Protest Songs

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    Other Vietnam War Music Protest Songs During the Vietnam War, there was significant protest songs released. An example is “War” by Edwinn Starr, famous for the lyrics “War (huh)! What is it good for? Absolutely nothing, say it again!” This was also released from the Motown record Label, showing their quick move into political music and music that directly reflected the feelings of American citizens. There were several other examples of this kind of music, some released by Motown and others not

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    Music is a Universal Language Starkville/MSU Symphony, Live At Lee Hall On Friday, November 6th, I had the pleasure to witness the Starkville/MSU Symphony performing a plethora of classical pieces all conveying the message that music is most certainly a universal language. The program was set in Lee Hall. The hall itself has two levels, one is the ground level and the other is the balcony level. The stage was lighted very nicely and helped each instrumentalist stand out uniquely. The stringed instruments

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    Classical vs. Modern Music Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born on January 27, 1756, in Salzburg, Austria. He was born to an overbearing and ambitious father, Leopold, who was more than anxious to exploit his son 's extraordinary musical gifts. Mozart began composing at an early age, and he began touring around the same time. Throughout his life, Mozart made many enemies, many his own fault, through his naive arrogance and harsh critique of his musical contemporaries. He worked feverishly, composing

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    This project focuses on the movie Les Misérables (2012, United Kingdom). The film is an epic romantic musical directed by Tom Hooper. As a film, Les Misérables is based on a musical by Claude-Michel Schonberg and Alain Boublil that goes by the same name (Les Misérables) and is also based upon Victor Hugo’s French novel - Les Misérables, 1862 (Shoard n.p). This analysis looks at various elements of the movie ranging from the themes used in the film, its genre, artistic movement, the director’s style

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    Vietgone and Miss Saigon both center themselves around the Vietnam War but differ vastly in their portrayal of that conflict, and its effects on their characters. Both works tell the story of a romance that has been complicated by war and conflict. Vietgone stylizes the story of the playwright Qui Nguyen’s parents, who met in the United States in the aftermath of the Vietnam War and portrays a specific individual take on a historic event. Miss Saigon, however, reworks the opera Madame Butterfly,

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    American Musicals From the ‘American Dream’ to the ‘Rock-Opera’. 1950 to 1978 were the hopeless years for the musical. American musical theatre had been showing signs of exhaustion. This most seemingly illogical of genres carries its own ‘ideological project’. Before this, musicals not only demonstrated singing and dancing; they were about singing and dancing, explaining the importance of that experience. Not only did musicals give the most intense pleasure to their audience but also supplied

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