Ol’ Man River from Showboat

Ol’ Man River from Showboat

 

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Listen to the excerpt Ol Man River, from Showboat by Jerome Kern 1. What is the form of this song? That means the overall shape and structure. Are there contrasting section? 2. How was this musical very forward looking in the subjects it brings to our attention? Read about the controversy surrounding the many revivals of this musical, and read the synopsis that I have put up for you for this week