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Uncle Tom's Cabin and Popular Culture: YouTube

This LibGuide has been created to support Dr. Tom Perrin's American Literature course for spring 2012.

Uncle Tom's Cabana

Lecture: UNCLE TOM'S CABIN, Pt. 1 (New York University)

Scene from THE KING AND I

In this scene from From the BCA AVPA Theater Department production (March 2012 in Hackensack, NJ) of the classic Rogers and Hammerstein musical, a ballet called "Small House of Uncle Thomas" is performed in a Siamese dance style.  The intent of the ballet is to express to the King the oppression felt by one of his subjects, Tuptim, who serves as narrator. The ballet is meant to dramatize the evil "King Simon of Legree" and the slave Eliza's attempts to escape to her freedom.  Eliza is saved by Buddha and the evil King Simon drowns in the icy river while pursuing her. The BCA AVPA Theater production included over 200 students from all Academies and was diirected by Victoria Pero, produced by Rebecca Strum, and choreographed by Laurie Crochet after the original work of Jerome Robbins.