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The Wizard of Oz
Transcript of The Wizard of Oz
"Are you a good witch? Or a bad witch?"
-- Glinda the Good
premiered in the US on August 25th, 1939
Judy Garland as "Dorothy"
Frank Morgan as "Oz/ Proff. Marvel/GateKeeper"
Based on children's novel "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz"
written by L. Frank Baum
Fit in well with Fairy Tale section
"A Parable on Populism," (Ebiri)
There's no place like home
Dorothy; the female protagonist
The Good and Bad Witches
Oz the Great and Powerful
The Lion, Tin Man, and Scarecrow
How has this text held up over time?
The Wizard of Oz has inspired...
What makes the work a definitive text for this class?
youthful , innocent , and naive
just like Snow White
, a book by Gregory Maguire,
was inspired by Wizard of Oz!
This, in turn, inspired...
- $3.1 billion ticket sales
- inspired an influx of modern "backstories" for several famous texts' villains (Fallon).
aww so sweet
so all American!
Wicked, the broadway musical!
Wasn't popular during its time
Made popular by being replayed once a year
Lessons about the "human spirit and friendship('The Wizard of Oz’)"
Written in 1995, it subverts the
binary of good v.s. evil used
prominently in the film
Lets not mention that your shoes can take you home WHENEVER you want. You definitely need to kill that chick first.
Also steal her dead sisters shoes, definitely necessary.
not compensating at all
commonly perceived inadequacies of modern man
Allows for a visual portrayal
Builds a bridge between
Norton and reality
Allows audience to associate
Hero's Journey is present in text and characters line up with archetypes:
-Glinda, the Good Witch
- battling winged monkeys
Shapeshifters & Allies
-the Scarecrow, Tin Man, & Cowardly Lion
- The Wizard of Oz
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Running Smash." The Daily Beast. Newsweek/Daily Beast, 30 Oct. 2013. Web. <http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/10/30/a-wicked-decade-how-a-critically-trashed-musical-became-a-long-running-smash.html>.
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