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What makes a classic?

Exploration of classics and what makes one?

Amy E. Counts

on 4 January 2013

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Transcript of What makes a classic?

When does something become a Classic? The Classics music,

literature & What are examples of Classic works of art, literature, or music? What is a classic? Handel's Messiah Canon in D Johann Pachelbel
1653-1706 1685-1759 Tchaikovsky
1840-1893 "Good Night, Good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow, that I shall say good night till it be morrow."

"See, how she leans her cheek upon her hand!
O that I were a glove upon that hand,
that I might touch that cheek!"

"Wisely and slow; they stumble that run fast"
2.3 Shakespeare - R&J "Men's courses will foreshadow certain ends, to which, if persevered in, they must lead," said Scrooge. "But if the courses be departed from, the ends will change. Say it is thus with what you show me!"
- A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens Van Gogh Michelangelo Monet De Vinci Warhol Rowling There she weaves by night and day
A magic web with colours gay.
She has heard a whisper say,
A curse is on her if she stay
To look down to Camelot.
She knows not what the curse may be,
And so she weaveth steadily,
And little other care hath she,
The Lady of Shalott. Lord Tennyson art Music literature Will these make it? Charlie Chaplin Respond ~ Opinion? Which one of these do you consider the most "classic" based on your definition? Why? Which passage have you heard of? Do you consider it to fit your definition? Why or why not? What makes these art pieces classical? Will "A Raisin in the Sun" become a classic? Why or why not? What about other works we read last semester? Pollock Jackson 5, ABC My Girl, The Temptations Usher Evanescence Madonna, Vogue Consider films you have seen and/or texts you have read over the past year. Select one that you would consider a classic and defend, and select another that, while popular, you believe it will never be considered classic and defend. Give good reasons for both selections.
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