Towards Oklahoma: The Coming Together of Rodgers and Hammerstein

Ref: C3671428

We will examine how Rodgers and Hammerstein began to work together, their particular concerns and how the partnership developed in the first few years. Come and enjoy their songs and revive happy memories.

Course aim

To appreciate how this highly successful songwriting partnership came about through most unusual circumstances.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Rodgers and Hammerstein. Their earlier careers and achievements.
  • The unusual circumstances of their coming together, and doubts about possible success.
  • Significance of Oklahoma and success, in spite of expressed doubts about the project.
  • What they achieved in the first 2-3 years of their association.

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course

Download full course outline

Towards Oklahoma: The Coming Together of Rodgers and Hammerstein Course Outline

Enrolment Conditions

You can enrol online if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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