How to Analyze the Works of Andrew Lloyd Webber

How to Analyze the Works of Andrew Lloyd Webber

by Katie Marsico

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Have you ever listened to a song and considered its deeper meaning? Paul McCartney's songs have captivated millions of listeners. By using critical theory, you might find inspiring new ideas in McCartney's popular lyrics and innovative melodies. Critical theory allows viewers to examine the influences behind a creation as well as the impacts of that creation. Consider how others have critiqued Paul McCartney's work. You may discover an entirely fresh view of music-your own.

Essential Critiques introduces readers to critical theory and its application. By discussing and analyzing the art of pop culture icons in theater, literature, film, art, and music, this unique series guides students through the process of thinking critically, creating a thesis, and supporting their arguments. A brief biography of each artist pairs with summaries of his or her works, allowing readers to examine and apply New Criticism, feminist theory, reader response, and more.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781616135331
Publisher: Abdo Publishing
Publication date: 09/01/2010
Series: Essential Critiques Series
Pages: 112
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction to Critiques 6

Chapter 2 A Closer Look at Andrew Lloyd Webber 13

Chapter 3 An Overview of Jesus Christ Superstar 21

Chapter 4 How to Apply Historical Criticism of Jesus Christ Superstar 27

Chapter 5 An Overview of Evita 39

Chapter 6 How to Apply Feminist Criticism to Evita 47

Chapter 7 An Overview of Cats 59

Chapter 8 How to Apply New Criticism to Cats 65

Chapter 9 An Overview of The Phantom of the Opera 75

Chapter 10 How to Apply Psychoanalytic Criticism to The Phantom of the Opera 85

You Critique It 96

Timeline 98

Glossary 100

Bibliography of Works and Criticism 102

Resources 104

Source Notes 106

Index 110

About the Author 112

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