The World of Musical Satire

GENINT 721.249

Osher (50+). This course explores the world of musical satire through different genres, cultures and eras, especially America since 1950.


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Explore the world of musical satire through many genres, cultures, and eras, especially America since 1950. We cover rock, musical theater, opera, TV, movies, Horace and Juvenal, "Yankee Doodle," slave satire, Gilbert & Sullivan, the Gershwins, the Beatles, Randy Newman, Monty Python, Spinal Tap, Key and Peele, and Saturday Night Live. New this year: (Very) brief exclusive interviews with songwriters, including “Weird Al” Yankovic, Michael Palin (Monty Python), Country Joe McDonald and Mike Stoller (Lieber & Stoller).

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