Week 1

Porgy and Bess: Monday: An Opera?  A Musical? A Folk Opera? [A Minstrelsy Show?]
Thursday: A bit on Gershwin and his various brows.

Listening: Porgy and Bess. Listen to the Opera in it's entirety at least 3 times. (One could be our DVD viewing of the Opera.)
Reading
For Monday: Jablonski, Gershwin. Chapter on Porgy and Bess. (available for download at the course site)
Also, See various links to newspaper articles below, as the most recent flurry of media attempts to
come to grips with the work.

For Thursday:
RIN pp. 155-163, (though you should probably read all of chapter 4 ASAP.)


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