Andrew Lloyd Webber's Influence On Musical Theatre

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Over the years, there has been a vast development in performing arts even in the way performers deliver a piece of art. These performers have seen themselves forced to explore, develop, and grow continually throughout their careers, not only in the way they express and convey art, but also in the way an artwork can change or even raise the different perspectives one might have about cultural, social, political backgrounds, altogether with ideologies, feelings, desires, concerns and even ethnicity; encouraging audiences to be open to new ideas and knowledge. Musical theatre, for instance, is a performing art form that has had a massive evolution throughout the time, and it has clearly influenced generation by generation, spreading its operatic roots from Europe to America, where musical theatre developed even more. Artist such as Andrew Lloyd Webber whose 40 years of experience in Musical theatre, has allowed…show more content…
(Snelson and Block, 2004) Andrew Lloyd Webber, born on March 22, 1948, in London England, has been surrounded by music since his childhood, due to His Father William and his Mother Joan Hermione background in Music. Thus, his ability to create music came ‘naturally’. As a child and as it is clearly seen in one of his art documentaries his passion for ancient monuments, history and trains, which, years later served him as an inspiration for creating musicals such s Phantom of the Opera, Evita and Starlight Express (1984). Nevertheless, in 1980s, after his successful career in music, Webber started to work on staging and started to envision a number of productions such as Joseph and the amazing Technicolor dreamcoat and Jesus Christ Superstar, the second not being necessary successful and being only created for records due to the amount of criticism and the controversy it caused to different

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