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Fall 2018-2019
* ATL 498 / AMS 498 / MTD 498 (LA)   P/D/F Only

Princeton Atelier - American Pop: A Masterpiece with a Missing Piece

Edgar M. Cullman
Eisa Davis
Sarah Stern

Broadway Director Trip Cullman and Award-winning playwright and performer Eisa Davis lead an exploration into one of the final works of the late composer Michael Friedman. American Pop examines the history of American popular music from 1846 to 1923, from Stephen Foster composing the first American pop song to Bessie Smith as the first American pop star. The piece presents a complex and engaging inquiry into the economics, social constructs and cultural appropriation that defined early American popular entertainment. The course will include topical research and look at how an unfinished work can live on after the loss of its creator.

Reading/Writing assignments:
Weekly readings and one paper.

Papers - 10%
Oral Presentation(s) - 40%
Class/Precept Participation - 50%

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
This course is open enrollment..

Reserved Seats:
First Year Ugrd Only 3


Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
22520 S01 01:30:00 pm - 04:20:00 pm M   Berlind Theater   002   Enrolled:19 Limit:23