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Debbie Stewart

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  1. 1) Robert Preston , in The Music Man, uses his persuasive baritone voice to back his arguments on the subject of gentlemanly persuits (billiards vs pool, horse and cart racing vs horse racing-at a track with gambling). He uses his beautiful, deep voice again in Victor/Victoria but uses more refined and persuasive facial expression subtly to convey his character's (and the majority of his audience in the nightclub scene's) sexual persuasion. He goes on to conquer his detractors with humor and sharp, fast, returns and quickly is able to out wit them in the escalation of physical violence (he has
  2. 1. They relate equally to each other pitching out ideas, dancing together (or mostly together), moving about the stage as a unit. No one stands out but all are working together. In earlier musicals either a single character or a pair of characters are featured and the others are in supporting roles. The individual is most important. 2. Each person is dressed uniquely but in grays, blues, and black. The shading is similar and reads as a unified palette. Nothing stands out from the rest. All the men are in a jacket and Nanette Fabray is in a simple skirt (I love the square pattern) and blou
  3. After watching the clips from Rose Marie, these are my impressions: Question #1: I noticed that in the canoe he sits above her as she lounges in the well of the canoe giving me the impression he is the strong, handsome, good love interest and her position lower as the demure love interest who hasn't figured out he is a "good catch". The separation also sets them up for a very proper way to be alone together and begin to fall in love. Their voices and facial expressions are how their romantic emotions seem to be expressed, keeping things proper. Question #2: I have to say I don't reca
  4. I felt the clip was light ( unrealistic for Depression era times ) and the character of Anna Held was also purposefully light both in her acting, singing and dress so that she would be perhaps a light of hope for audiences. Certainly her carefree attitude about the note ( the possibility of a better contract ) was unrealistic but still engaging for an audience that wanted to escape their problems for a moment.
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