Music Analysis: Into The Woods

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Into the Woods is about once-beautiful witch that became ugly as a result of the curse, a Baker and his Wife are childless. The witch sends tell Baker and his wife in three days before the rise of a blue moon, they are to embark on a journey into the woods to find the ingredients that will reverse the spell and restore the witch's beauty: a milk-white cow, hair as yellow as corn, a blood-red cape, and a slipper of gold. In return for their help she will the Baker and his Wife will receive a give them a baby. While on their journey, they meet Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel and Jack, each one on a quest to fulfill a wish. I would describe the music style of Into the Woods, as being a mostly classical style of music for most of the songs. For the most part the classical music fit the characters, but the song the Wolf sang would not have worked if it had not had jazz mixed in, which emphasized the woodwinds to make it feel a little lighter, especially the flutes. The classical music fits…show more content…
For the interpretation in this musical was the Giant's Wife serving as a metaphor for HIV/AIDS, killing good and bad characters randomly and forcing the survivors to band together to stop the threat. In order to move on from the devastation, reflecting the devastation to many communities during the AIDS crisis. A moral issue presented in this musical is accepting responsibility for your actions. This is seen during the blame game between the Baker, Cinderella, Jack, Little Red Riding hood, and the Witch. On who is blamed for causing to angry widowed Giant to come and destroy their town? The blame starts with Jack climbing the beanstalk, to the Baker trade the magic beans for a cow, to Little Red Riding Hood daring Jack to steal something from to the Giants, goes all the way to the witch for originally having the magic
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