1.  Please pick a musical that means something to you, and discuss your relationship with it.

1.  Please pick a musical that means something to you,
and discuss your relationship with it.  If
you don’t have any relationship to musicals at all, try to find a song, dance,
scene or character that originally came from a musical and focus on that
instead.

I picked musical Alladin

Your essay should be three to five pages in length (or 700-1300
words, give or take), and entirely in your own voice. It doesn’t need to be formal
(in other words, you do not need to include things like citations and a
bibliography), but if you take information from sources, they all have to be
properly cited. Your posts must be checked for spelling, grammar, usage, etc.
Plagiarism will not be tolerated; if I discover that you’ve
lifted prose from any other source without citing it properly, you will receive
a zero for this assignment and will be reported to the dean. Put everything
into your own words, refer to any written materials you draw from, and make
sure your writing is always your own.

This is a wide-open assignment for a reason: I’d like to get a
sense of your relationship to popular music, as well as the ways you express yourself
as a writer. As long as your essay is appropriate for the public setting a blog
inevitably is, and as long as your topic is related in some way or another to
the course material, please write freely and well!