Master of Arts (MA)
First Committee Member
Number of Pages
The dream ballet is defined. The discussion explains the inception, subsequent rise and eventual disappearance of the dream ballet. The research follows the development of the dream ballet and identifies its contributions to the American musical theater. The thesis specifically examines the amplification of the emotional realm of character and plot development, as elicited by the dream ballet; The study evaluates the void left today by the absence of the dream ballet in relation to an examination of the climate of contemporary American musical theater. The analysis explores the correlation between the decline of the dream ballet and the decline of the caliber of American musical theater. The conclusion recommends the need for the re-inclusion of the command and the dynamic of the dream ballet.
American; Ballet; Become; Contemporary; Dance; Dream; Musical; Theater
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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Newsted, Phoebe Ellen, "Dance in the contemporary American musical theater: What has become of the dream ballet?" (2000). UNLV Retrospective Theses & Dissertations. 1127.
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