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English Songs & Western Culture: An Adventure? Musical Performance • Snow White (music style, travesty, guitar and chorus) • Cinderella (blocking, costume, performance) • Pleasant Goat and Big Big Wolf (travesty, setting design, theme: inter-racial conflict and reconciliation) • A Story of Jingyanggang (Song choice, Plots, Performance; Choreography; Environmental Protection) • Youth and Love (originality, music, dance, singing, theme: love) 期末评分 • 平时成绩30% 1. Presentation 10% 2. Musical 10% 3. Attendance and quizzes and writings 10% • 期中成绩30% (paper) • 期末成绩40% 期末考试 I. Fill in the blanks with the appropriate song titles given in the box. (2*5=10 points) 歌名、歌曲内容、时代背景、歌曲风格、词曲作者 II. Identify the songs from which the following lyric lines are taken. (2*5=10 points) 歌词、歌名 III. Decide whether the following statements are True or False (2*10=20 points) 歌名、歌曲内容、时代背景、歌曲风格、词曲作者、歌词理解 IV. Brief essay questions (2*5+2*10=30 points) 歌曲的风格、文化背景 V. Long Essay questions (2*15=30) 范围 • I-III题范围：学期初下发歌词和教学计划安 排表中所涉及的歌曲范围 • IV-V题范围：本学期所有在课堂上讲解过的 歌。 • 见表格 Olde British Greensleeves, What Child Is This? Songs As Vesta Was from Latmos Hill Descending African-American Swing Low, Sweet Chariot; Steal Away; Music Amazing Grace American Country Sutter's Mill; Rocky Mountain High and Western Coat of Many Colors Music Thank God I'm a Country Boy Popular Music All You Need Is Love; Love Changes Everything Heal the World; The Rose Substitute for Life, 21st Century Digital Girl Same Mistake; Poker Face Musicals Angel of Music; The Phantom of the Opera; Music of the Night; All I Ask of You; Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again; Ending Olde British Songs Greensleeves 16th century; Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn; Craving for Greensleeves; Unanswered love; love and wealth What Child Is This? A Christmas Carol; The birth of Jesus Christ in a Manger by Virgin Mary, his contribution to Christianism, and his crucifixion As Vesta Was from Thomas Weekles; 16-17th century; Latmos Hill Vesta, Diana and Oriana; Cult of Descending Elizabeth I African American Songs Swing Low, Sweet 1860s; Wallace Willis (Native American); the Prophet Chariot Elijah being taken to heaven by a chariot; claimed to be related to Underground Railroad Steal Away Wallace Willis Underground Railroad, an informal network of secret routes and safe houses used by 19th- century black slaves in the U.S. to escape to free states and Canada with the aid of abolitionists and allies who were sympathetic to their cause. Amazing Grace A Christian hymn written by English poet and clergyman John Newton; 1779; forgiveness and redemption are possible regardless of the sins people commit and that the soul can be delivered from despair through the mercy of God American Country and Western Music Sutter's Mill Dan Fogeberg, 19 The California Gold Rush (1848– 1855) and its short-term and long term effects; California Dream and American Dream; narrative; pioneering spirit Rocky Mountain John Denver, 1972; Primarily inspired by John Denver's High move to Colorado state three years earlier and his love for the state; individualism; love of the nature and wilderness Coat of Many Dolly Parton, 1971; a true story from her childhood. Colors Family values; Thank God I'm a Family values, self-reliance; pioneering spirit Country Boy Popular Music-Love All You Need Is Beatles; world-wide live-broadcast; love is Love powerful; important Love Changes Andrew Lloyd Webber; love is Everything powerful, important Heal the World; Michael Jackson; feminine, war; philanthropy The Rose Westlife; the multi-facets of love Popular Music-Social Concern: Industrialization, Capitalism, and Social Alienation Same Mistake War, social alienation, skepticism Substitute for TV culture; capitalism; social alienation Life 21st Century Industrialization and social alienation; wealthy digital girl life and Poker Face Lady Gaga, social alienation Musical-The Phantom of the Opera • What is a musical? • The phantom of the Opera • Plot • Theme • Characters: Christine, Rauol, Phantom Songs and Culture • Cultural studies helps us to understand a song better • Cultural studies helps us to understand the social and cultural appeal of a song better. • Song studies helps us to understand cultures
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