Ragtime composer Scott Joplin (ca. 1868–1917) became famous through the publication of the "Maple Leaf Rag" (1899) and a string of ragtime hits such as "The Entertainer" (1902), although he was later forgotten by all but a small, dedicated community of ragtime aficionados until the major ragtime revival in the early 1970s.
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Ragtime is a 1981 American drama film directed by Miloš Forman, based on the 1975 historical novel Ragtime by E.L. Doctorow.The film is set in and around turn-of-the-century New York City, New Rochelle, and Atlantic City, and includes fictionalized references to actual people and events of the time.
Ragtime is a musical with music by Stephen Flaherty, lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, and a book by Terrence McNally. It is based on the 1975 novel of the same name by E.L. Doctorow. Set in the early 20th century, Ragtime tells the story of three groups in the United States: African Americans, represented by Coalhouse Walker Jr., a Harlem musician; upper-class suburbanites, represented by Mother, the matriarch of a white upper-class family in New Rochelle, New York; and Eastern European immigrants, repres
The musical had its world premiere in Toronto, where it opened at the Ford Centre for the Performing Arts on December 8, 1996, produced by Canadian impresario Garth Drabinsky and his Livent Inc., the Toronto-production company he headed. The US premiere was at the Shubert Theatre
Following its European premiere in a concert performance at the Cardiff International Festival of Musical Theatre in 2002, the musical was produced in the West End, London, by Sonia Friedman at the Piccadilly Theatre for a Limited Run from 19 March 2003 - 14 June 2003. This produ
A new production opened at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, DC, on April 18, 2009, and ran through May 17, 2009, with direction and choreography by Marcia Milgrom Dodge. The production then moved to Broadway at the Neil Simon Theatre, with previews
Three social castes in turn-of-the-century New York introduce themselves to the audience: the first is an upper-class white family from New Rochelle— the Little Boy, Edgar, and his Father, Mother, Mother's Younger Brother, and Grandfather—who live a genteel life and enjoy a lack of racial and ethnic diversity; the second is the Black residents of Harlem, including a beautiful young woman named Sarah, who adores the pianist Coalhouse Walker Jr.; the third are immigrants from Europe in ...
The Tony Award-winning orchestration of Ragtime, by William David Brohn is for twenty-six musicians: 1. Reed I 2. Reed II 3. Reed III 4. Reed IV 5. 2 Horns in F 6. 2 Trumpets in B♭ 7. Trombone 8. Bass trombone 9. Tuba 10. Drums 11. Percussion 12. Keyboard 1, 2, 3 13. Banjo 14. Harp 15. Violin 16. Viola 17. Cello 18. Bass In the original West End production, the fourth reed, bass trombone and harp parts were removed and the banjo player does not double on guitar or mandolin. The 2009 ...
Ragtime (or rag-time) is a musical genre which enjoyed its peak popularity between 1897 and 1918.. Its main characteristic trait is its syncopated, or 'ragged', rhythm. It began as dance music in the red-light districts of American cities such as St. Louis and New Orleans years before being published as popular sheet music for piano.
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Ragtime is a novel by E. L. Doctorow, published in 1975. It is a work of historical fiction mainly set in the New York City area from 1902 until 1912. In 1998, the Modern Library ranked Ragtime number 86 on its list of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century. Time magazine included the novel in its TIME 100 Best English-Language Novels from 1923 to 2005.
The novel centers on a wealthy family living in New Rochelle, New York, referred to as Father, Mother, Mother's Younger Brother, Grandfather, and 'the little boy', Father and Mother's young son. The family business is the manufacture of flags and fireworks, an easy source of wealth due to the national enthusiasm for patriotic displays. Father joins Robert Peary's expedition to the North Pole, and his return sees a change in his relationship with his wife, who has experienced independence in his
The novel is unusual for the irreverent way that historical figures and fictional characters are woven into the narrative, making for surprising connections and linking different events and trains of thought about fame and success, on the one hand, and poverty and racism on the other. Harry Houdini plays a prominent yet incidental part, reflecting on success and mortality. Arch-capitalist financier J.P. Morgan, pursuing his complex delusions of grandeur, is delivered a plainly spoken comeuppance
The name Coalhouse Walker is a reference to Heinrich von Kleist's German novella Michael Kohlhaas. The part of the story involving Coalhouse's humiliation and his increasingly unbalanced search for a dignified resolution closely follow the plot and details of the earlier work by Kleist. The connection was acknowledged by Doctorow, but it is a matter of opinion among critics whether this constitutes literary adaptation or plagiarism.
The novel was a nominee for the Nebula Award for Best Novel and won the National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction in 1975, and the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters Award in 1976. Fredric Jameson's 1991 book Postmodernism, or The Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism devotes five pages to Doctorow's Ragtime, to illustrate the crisis of historiography and a resistance to interpretation.
The novel was adapted for an eponymous 1981 movie and 1998 musical.
Ragtime is a style of music. Ragtime may also refer to: Arts and entertainment. Ragtime (1975), by E. L. Doctorow Ragtime (1981), based on the novel; Ragtime (1998), based on the novel; Ragtime, an American silent film directed by Scott Pembroke; Ragtime (1973–1975), a BBC television series for children
Ragtime (dieja juga sebagai rag-time atau rag time) adalah sebuah gaya musik yang menikmati popularitas puncaknya antara tahun 1895 sampai 1918. Sifat utamanya adalah sinkopasinya, atau ritme "ragged".
Ragtime (uttal: /'rægtajm/ ) är en musikgenre som uppstod i USA i slutet på 1800-talet  och hade sin storhetstid mellan 1897 och 1918. Den räknas som föregångare till jazz.
A ragtime-ot a blues zenével együtt általában a dzsessz előfutárának szokták tartani, ugyanakkor a ragtime sikereit elhomályosította az 1918 körülre megszületett dzsessz, bár a stílus több újraéledése során - először az 1940-es években - építettek be dzsessz-zenészek repertoárjukba ragtime-okat is.
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