This week, you will listen to two videos to the right. They are each different arias from Porgy and Bess, an opera written by an American composer, George Gershwin. When you discuss the songs, please refer to them as "Summertime" and "I Got Plenty of Nothin'" or you may refer to the singer.
Write one paragraph about Summertime, and another about I Got Plenty of Nothin'. In each paragraph, explain how the words/stories are displayed in the way that the singers (Harolyn Blackwell and Willard White) act and sing. Listen carefully to the words, and then specifically discuss how their voices, their bodies, and their facial expressions show what they are singing about.
20 pts. You wrote a blog!
30 pts. You described the acting and singing in Summertime.
30 pts. You described the acting and singing in I Got Plenty of Nothin'.
20 pts. You used good grammar when writing.
Please write and submit your post for this assignment by Monday, October 25 for full credit.
In case you can't watch the videos to the right, here are the URL's for the videos:
Summertime, sung by Harolyn Blackwell - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7-Qa92Rzbk
I Got Plenty of Nothin', sung by Willard White - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BwmyJAEnz4s&feature=fvw