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IN ESSAY FORM, ANSWER TWO OF THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS
GROUP A & ONE FROM GROUP B.
EACH ESSAY SHOULD BE AT LEAST TWO PAGES IN LENGTH.
1. Discuss “Color and Light” from Sunday in the Park with George. Which two characters sing it? Why is the song important for our understanding of each of them? Why is the song important for the show as a whole? Make sure to take a close look at the lyrics, and make use of them liberally to support your points. You also might want to discuss the overall feel of the song (from hearing the music), and/or the way the song was done onstage. You may also reference other songs from the show if you feel it helps your paper – but the central song you’re discussing is “Color and Light”.
1. It could be argued that both Spring Awakening and Passing Strange are about the spirit and feeling of rock/pop music at least as much as they are about specific narratives. Discuss the importance of rock/pop music to these two shows. Make sure to make direct reference to at least two specific songs from each show.
2. In Passing Strange, Stew sings, “Every day I build a mask.” In what ways is Passing Strange a show about building masks? Make sure to make direct reference to specific songs from the show.