A)Listen to Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D Minor. (You may find this selection by searching the Internet.) Answer the following questions. 1. What instrument is used for this selection? Is there more than one instrument? Describe the instrument(s) you hear. 2. Is this piece polyphonic, homophonic, or monophonic? Describe what you hear that makes you think this; support your answer. 3. Is the tempo fast, medium, or slow? Is it the same throughout? Describe. 4. Does this music evoke feeling? Describe. 5. What do you think the artist’s intent is? Explain 6. Have you ever heard this music before? When? How does this affect your listening experience?
B)……. watch a scene from Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro (You may find this selection by searching the Internet.). In 200 – 250 words, briefly describe what is happening in the scene and your reaction to it. What action is happening? Is the scene funny? Who are the characters? Is this scene entertaining or interesting?
Also, Using 300 – 400 words, describe how you would direct a modernized version of either Sophocles’ Oedipus Rex or William Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Name which play you have chosen. What would be your central theme or image? Where and when would your version of the play take place? (If you don’t want to modernize this production, explain why.) What would the set look like? What kind of costumes would the actors wear? What contemporary actors would you cast in major roles in your version of this play?