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The Terrorist and the Whore
by Sabbagh, Kahlil G., M.A., California State University, Dominguez Hills, 2015, 170; 10020200
Abstract (Summary)

The Terrorist and the Whore is a two-person musical theater composition written as an unfinished yet retrospective performance document of the relationship of Kahlil Sabbagh and Ginger Smith from 2002 to 2015. The purpose of this project is to submit six songs from the musical that challenge two stereotypes, gender stereotyping and ethnic typecasting, while lending insight into the process of creating and telling a story and composing music. The six musical pieces, "Each Other," "Three Little Minutes," "That Crazy Moon," "It's Like," "Side Job," "I Don't like You," are presented through a score and electronically produced soundtrack and are analyzed in both a theoretical sense as well as for background informational purposes. It is through the lens of the characters that they discover, through music, the deep internal dynamics of a relationship.

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Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Shannon, Jackie
School: California State University, Dominguez Hills
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 55/03M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Music, Theater, Performing Arts
Keywords: Musical terrorist, Musical theater, Original composition, Terrorist and the Whore, Theatrical terrorist, Whore musical
Publication Number: 10020200
ISBN: 978-1-339-51230-3
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