Jerome Robbins - Social Context

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  • Jerome Robbins - Social Context
    • 1929 Stock Market Crash and Great depession
      • Public had no money
        • Escapism for audience
          • Developing to Satrical shows in 1930's
    • WW1
      • created emplyment
        • Disposable income for leisure
          • Wish for Escape not reality
    • Mcarthyism
      • Joesph Macarthy
        • Corrupt Politician
          • Used propaganda and accusations to promote his own campaign
            • Propaganda: information, especially of a biased or misleading nature, used to promote a political cause or point of view.
          • 1950 McCarthy said he had a list of  state members of a communist party
            • Americans terrified of comminusts
              • Most were no communists, but alcoholics and sexual deviants
                • Communist: a person who supports or believes in the principles of communism.
                  • Communism: a theory or system of social organization in which all property is owned by the community and each person contributes and receives according to their ability and needs.
                • Homosexualist was illegal
            • Robbins was summoned to appear in court (1953) to spill about the communists
              • Worried about his sexuality  he gave Laurants name
                • Laurents never forgave him and his relationship with Bernsein became strained
                • Robbins later said. 'I can't escape the terrors of that catastrophy
    • Teens were viewed differently
      • In 50's youth culture explanded
        • They became important as politicians realised they would have a vote
    • New generation of pop stars
      • James Dean
      • Elvis Presley
      • teenagers were their target market - with spending power
    • 1953
      • Largest Puerto Rican Migration to USA
        • 69,124
          • Mostly to NY, Florida and NJ
    • Both gangs not accepted by society
      • Gangs don't know they have the same social
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    • Jerome Robbins - Social Context
      • 1929 Stock Market Crash and Great depession
        • Public had no money
          • Escapism for audience
            • Developing to Satrical shows in 1930's
      • WW1
        • created emplyment
          • Disposable income for leisure
            • Wish for Escape not reality
      • Mcarthyism
        • Joesph Macarthy
          • Corrupt Politician
            • Used propaganda and accusations to promote his own campaign
              • Propaganda: information, especially of a biased or misleading nature, used to promote a political cause or point of view.
            • 1950 McCarthy said he had a list of  state members of a communist party
              • Americans terrified of comminusts
                • Most were no communists, but alcoholics and sexual deviants
                  • Communist: a person who supports or believes in the principles of communism.
                    • Communism: a theory or system of social organization in which all property is owned by the community and each person contributes and receives according to their ability and needs.
                  • Homosexualist was illegal
              • Robbins was summoned to appear in court (1953) to spill about the communists
                • Worried about his sexuality  he gave Laurants name
                  • Laurents never forgave him and his relationship with Bernsein became strained
                  • Robbins later said. 'I can't escape the terrors of that catastrophy
      • Teens were viewed differently
        • In 50's youth culture explanded
          • They became important as politicians realised they would have a vote
      • New generation of pop stars
        • James Dean
        • Elvis Presley
        • teenagers were their target market - with spending power
      • 1953
        • Largest Puerto Rican Migration to USA
          • 69,124
            • Mostly to NY, Florida and NJ
      • Both gangs not accepted by society
        • Gangs don't know they have the same social
    • Increased employment for artists
      • making it affordable to poorer americans

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